KARACHI (PPI) - Homemade skin care products are products that many people most preferred now. By using homemade skin care solutions, they will know what the ingredients are. Otherwise, commercial skin care product may or may not have harmful chemicals. You will always find it safe for your skin anytime you use your homemade skin care. As it is with everything else, knowing the condition of the different parts of your body is the first step in homemade skin care. Skin is no different. Knowing your skin type is the beginning of giving your skin the proper treatment to maintain good skin tone and condition. Your skin type is a general description of how your skin feels and behaves. The most common types used for commercial products are normal, oily, dry and combination skin. Other categories include blemish-prone, sensitive and sun-damaged skin. Convenient as these skin type categories are in choosing products, it is not exactly the best way to know and understand your skin on a level that will really help it. This is perhaps the reason why, even though the right products have been used for your designated skin type, you still experience either dryness, oiliness, acne and other problems. Why is this so? First of all, you have to remember, like any part of your body, you skin is never the same all throughout. It goes through all sorts of conditions depending on several factors, some of which include your genes, your lifestyle and habits. Add to this the fact that the problems you are experiencing may not be simply the result of lack of homemade skin care. There are cases when skin diseases are the reasons. So from here on end, it will be good for you to forget what beauty magazines, cosmetic salespeople, and aestheticians tell you about the four skin types. Its about time you go beneath the surface and really know what your skin is about. First off, know the factors that Influence your skin type. This can get tricky since almost everything can influence your skin and the condition its in. Just looking and feeling your face is not enough to determine your skin type. To get an effective evaluation of your skin, consider the following. The first set of factors affecting your skin are those within your own body. Hormonal changes brought on by your bodys development influence your skin to a huge extent. For women, the menstrual cycle can cause drastic changes on the skin. The same goes for periods of pregnancy and menopause. Men are also subject to these influences, especially in the puberty stage as hormones causes the body to develop, and would also benefit from homemade skin care. Moisturizer is one of the most popular homemade skin care products. It is very useful in making skin smoother and maintaining the moisture in the skin. This is most helpful for dry skin. There are a many variety of home health skin care recipes for homemade moisturizers. Glycerin, eggs, essential oils and sometimes milk are some of the more basic ingredients for homemade skin care moisturizer. Although these homemade skin care products do not have a longer shelf life than commercial products, they can be as effective and have less adverse side effects. It is very beneficial to own homemade skin care first aid products in your home. Cuts, bruises and bites are some of the most common injuries in the home. Here are some home remedies for these injuries that are made from basic ingredients or items found in the home. Tea tree oil and garlic are homemade skin care remedies for cuts. Both act as natural antiseptics to fight off bacteria and harmful germs that may cause infections in the cut, scrape and wound. Arnica is usually used to ease bruises. Arnica may come in ointment form or in tablet form. You can also use a cold compress to alleviate the pain attributed to bruises. Insect bites are very common in the home. Ants, mosquitoes and other kinds of insects can enter the home and bite you. A mixture of tea tree oil and lavender, or a bath with a mixture of chamomile, rosemary, alfalfa, lemon balm and parsley are also types of homemade skin care solution to insect bites. Others also recommend a bath in a mixture of lavender oil, thyme oil and a half a cup of apple cider vinegar. When meeting someone new, most people take notice of the persons face first. For this and other reasons, maintaining clean, healthy skin is paramount to self-esteem, confidence and even attitude. Getting healthier skin is not contingent upon high-cost prescription medications or obsessive skin care routines. Modifying your daily routine a tiny bit and upholding disciplined cleansing habits can help to add flawless skin to the list of your best qualities. Eat healthier - By avoiding foods that often make your face breakout, your skin will be less oily and more resistant to blemishes. Some problem foods that may cause pimples or breakouts include chocolate and other candy, French fries, fast food, pizza and soft drinks. To get your skin in better shape, you may not have to give up everything that has negative effects on your skin, but rather, eat those things in moderation. Have greasier foods as a special treat or on rare occasion when eating a healthy, balanced meal is out of the question. Hydrate and exercise - Drinking the recommended eight glasses of water per day coupled with some regular exercise - walking, running, bicycling, engaging in sports - should have a great impact on ones complexion. Increased blood flow due to aerobic exercise will positively impact ones complexion with a glowing look to replace dull skin. Not only will exercise and drinking water help skin tone and texture, but it will also make you feel more energized and great about yourself. By keeping your body in shape, you will feel less stressed and more capable of achieving those things you set out to do. Monitor sun exposure - By using a moderate strength sunscreen, you will be protecting your skin from sun damage, skin cancer, aging and premature wrinkles. Too much sun can blister ones lips, leaving them red, sore and charred. Sunburned skin will eventually peel most times, leaving skin areas blotchy and sensitive. The best approach to preventing sunburn and other sun-caused skin problems is to monitor how much time one spends in the sun and to avoid sun exposure by using sunscreen with SPF 15 or greater. Practice a regular cleansing routine - Cleanse, exfoliate, tone and moisturise. This daily routine should carry you on your way toward healthier skin.