When it comes to skincare,understanding the difference between skin type and skin concern is more important than how old you are or how dark your skin is or even your ethnicity (with a few rare exceptions). Skin type is whether your skin is dry, oily or combination and selecting cleansers, moisturizers, exfoliates, toners and sunscreen that are right for your skin type. This is the foundation for a basic skin care routine. Once skin concerns are identified, then appropriate treatments can be combined with your essential skin care products. Common skin concerns are sun damage, dark spots, rough skin, rosacea, sensitive, reactive, acne, loss of firmness, wrinkles and more.Well formulated skincare ingredients can produce amazing results and bad skin care ingredients can make issues worse. It's true no matter what age you are.