When it comes to taking care of the skin there are a lot of factors you need to consider.  One, genetics, identifiers that have been passed down from family members (such as moles, freckles, dark /sunken areas around the eyes, skin conditions- like eczema, etc.)  Which brings us to my next point, skin type, take the time to find out which category you fall under dry, oily, or maybe even a combination of the two. This is liable to change through the years based on hormonal and/or environmental changes.  Lastly, we must consider the facts of life, aging, different periods of our lifespan brings on different characteristics of an individual’s skin.