Have A Set Of Basic Products For Personal Care
It isn't hard to get overwhelmed by the constant arrival of new health and beauty products to the market. It's hard to turn on the TV without seeing some new miracle product being sold, and you can't walk through a grocery store or pharmacy without being accosted by messaging. Experimenting with these products is fine, and it can be fun, but you need to set a strong foundation first. Select the best shampoo, the best body wash, and the best facial cleanser first. Then you can try other products to your heart's content.
Finding a good shampoo can be easier said than done. Until you've found your brand, shampoo is usually an impulse buy, and so marketing of shampoo and conditioning products is intense. It's hard to tell what you're actually getting until you get it, and it's important to define what you want before you get to the aisle to narrow the search.
Shampoos are basically sold in two ways. First, many shampoos are marketed for their health benefits, pitching the specific advantages of a certain additive as a key aspect of supporting healthy hair. Where your hair is concerned, health and beauty go hand in hand. A healthy head of hair has sheen and hangs well, and so the health benefits of a shampoo are important to buyers. Second, shampoos are sold based on the experience. Almost every woman opens a bottle of shampoo before buying it to see what it smells like, and those that have a scent that women find appealing stand a good chance of outselling competing bottles that have more health benefits but that do not smell as good.
Body was is sold in much the same way, since body wash was the shampoo industry's way of taking over the bar soap business in the first place. It's sold on health benefits and, to a greater extent, on brand sizzle and scent. Keep in mind its utilitarian function, though. This product is supposed to keep you clean. It's got to do that job first, regardless of whatever else it does as well.
The scent of a body wash is especially unimportant. In fact, that scent is more likely to get in the way than deliver a real advantage outside of the actual bathing experience. Most people get out of the shower, dry off, and start putting on products (deodorant, lotion, talcum powder, cologne or perfume) that have scents of their own. Adding the cheap bouquet of a body wash to whatever else you'll be wearing is counterproductive.
Facial cleansers come in all shapes, sizes, and types, and this is an area in which specialization really means something. Different facial cleansers can have vastly different ingredients that can have vastly different effects, and you have to be careful to match a cleanser's attributes to your skin in order to find a product that will really work for you. If you just take someone else's recommendation, you might end up putting a cleanser for oily skin onto your dry skin, with catastrophic results.
Choosing a facial cleanser should be done with care. Your face is your biggest asset. How it looks has a huge effect on employment, love, and friendship, so keeping it clean and looking its best should be a priority. It's a good idea to do some research and to experiment with various products to find the one that's really right for you.
Having found the best shampoo, the best body wash, and the best facial cleanser, you will have a solid foundation in good personal hygiene. Then when you see some new cream, ointment, or gismo that promises to make you look twenty years younger and give you the beauty of a supermodel, you can try it since you've got your bases covered.