A radiant complexion is an asset for every woman. It can become your part if you introduce proper care habits and use appropriate cosmetics. How to take care of your skin on a daily basis? How to cleanse and moisturize it? What ingredients to look for in creams.
What are the basic principles of skin care?
The first step is to identify and know your skin type. If we already know what type of skin we have and what features our skin has, it is easier for us to choose the right care. The second stage is proper washing and cleansing, which prepares the skin to absorb active ingredients contained in cosmetics. The third important principle of care is the use of an appropriate cream matched to the needs and type of skin - both in terms of its consistency and effect.
How to safely cleanse the skin?
Cleansing the skin should never irritate it or cause discomfort. If this happens, it means that the cosmetic used is not suitable for us. Skin cleansing should be done twice a day, morning and evening. It is best to use delicate preparations for this purpose - washing gel or foam, such as Cetaphil gentle cleansing gel or PRO OIL Control foam. Then dry the skin and apply the appropriate cream.
In the evening, I recommend a two-step cleansing. The first step is to remove impurities with a micellar emulsion. Moisten the skin with water, apply the EM micellar emulsion and massage the skin of the face with circular movements for 1-2 minutes. In the second stage, wash the skin with gel or foam, also for 1-2 minutes, rinse with lukewarm water. At the end, dry the face with a towel by gently pressing it - do not rub!
What role does moisturizing play in daily care?
Properly moisturized skin looks fresh and healthy. Lack of proper hydration affects the appearance of dryness, redness, and hyperkeratosis. It causes peeling of the skin and premature aging. Properly selected care ensures skin comfort.
Which ingredients have the best moisturizing effect?
Creams moisturize the skin surface and protect against water loss from the epidermis. The moisturizing of the skin is supported by ingredients such as lipids, vitamins, hyaluronic acid, and vegetable oils. The water-lipid coat of the skin is also rebuilt by vitamin E, glycerin and panthenol.
What to consider when choosing moisturizing creams and lotions?
First of all, we must know the type of our skin and choose the consistencies and compositions of cosmetics that are appropriate for us. Oily and combination skin like light texture (Cetaphil Moisturizing Day Cream, MD Lotion). Dry and normal skin usually react better to richer textures of creams (Cetaphil DA intensively moisturizing cream). If we have sensitive skin, we check whether the product is dermatologically tested.
Why should cleansing and moisturizing be the basis of care?
Regularly moisturized and cleansed skin will stay in good condition for a long time. Cleansing is not only washing the skin, but also preparing it properly to absorb the active ingredients contained in the cream. Without it, we cannot expect the cosmetic to be effective. Skin cleansing should be performed with preparations that do not irritate the skin, do not tighten it, wash it thoroughly and unblock pores (Cetaphil EM Micellar washing emulsion). Only well-cleansed and non-irritated skin is able to react properly to moisturizing care.
Do the rules of moisturizing and cleansing change depending on the age and type of skin?
Oily, combination and acne skin require specialist care, therefore gels and foams are the best for cleansing. The consistency of creams should have light formulas, moisturize and accelerate skin regeneration (Cetaphil Pro Oil Control moisturizing and matting cream). Normal, dry and mature skin prefer denser and rich cream formulas. It is important that they cover the skin and replenish its damaged water-lipid coat.
The skin of mature women is more demanding because, due to hormonal changes related to menopause, it becomes thin, dry and sensitive. This is due to the decreasing activity of the sebaceous glands. When we enter menopause, we must remember that the skin will require more care, hydration, soothing and regeneration.
How to take care of sensitive and demanding skin?
The care steps for all skin types remain the same - we wash and moisturize it twice a day. In the case of dry and sensitive skin, we can perform an additional ritual during the day to help moisturize. Such complexion is very capricious and delicate, often reacts badly to cosmetics saturated with active ingredients and fragrances. I usually recommend dermocosmetics dedicated to sensitive skin (eg Cetaphil PS lipoactive moisturizing cream, DA Ultra intensively moisturizing cream, MD dermoprotector body lotion).