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A wrong choice of make-up may affect the skin, you may look unattractive or more aged than your actual age. In order to keep your facial skin young and glowing you can use cold cream, cleansing cream, astringent lotion, calamine lotion, foundation cream and face powder.

. Cold Cream: is used to minimize the effect of the vagaries of the climate. It can be used as cleansing cream to clean the skin of dust and dirt. Cleansing creams are made with honey, wax, almond oil, borax powder, rose water and essence. Cold cream protects the skin from the cold biting dry winds in winter. In rainy season and summer season, it is used as an all-purpose cream.

. Vanishing Cream: Moisture is necessary to protect the skin from the changes in the weather. Vanishing cream moistens the skin and is beneficial for oily and normal skin. Vanishing cream contains stearic acid, potassium hydro-oxide, glycerin, di-glycol stearate and water. Vanishing cream lends a glow to the face, if used before make-up.

. Nourishing Cream: is used to give nourishment to the skin. It softens the skin and keeps it glowing. The cream contains lanolin, wax and oil contents. It should be kept away from the reach of children.

. Cleansing Cream: is used to clean the facial skin. It removes the stale makeup, dust and sweat which do not let the skin breathe and may result in wrinkles and dullness. Cleansing cream is made with a mixture of stearic acid, mineral oil, lanolin, teropenol, triethanolamine, propyline, glycol and perfume.

. Astringent Lotion: is used to check the oily skin's tendency to ooze stickiness, because oiliness clogs the pores. In order to open them it is advisable to use a good astringent lotion on the exposed part of the skin. The main ingredients in an astringent lotion are alum, glycerin and water.

. Calamine Lotion: is used to remove the spots on the skin-and to make it even. Various shades are available to match one's complexion.

. Foundation Cream: not only removes the spots, but it also makes the skin smooth so that make-up looks appealing and well-set on the face. Different shades can be chosen according to your complexion. -

. Face Powder: is applied after the application of foundation cream to make the face look glowing and bright. The shade should be chosen according to the color of your skin. Chemicals such as kaolin, talc, magnesium stearate, magnesium carbonate, zinc oxide, yellow oxide, grey oxide and perfume are used for manufacturing face powders. Care should be taken not to inhale face powder because chemicals like magnesium and oxide are injurious to lungs and may cause cancer.


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