How to take care of your skin?

If your dressing table is simply bursting with the amount of cosmetics present on it, and the skin of your face is still far from ideal, you should think about it. Proper care is the key to health and attractiveness. And it does not consist in a periodic visit to a beautician, not in the use of expensive branded cosmetics. The main thing is regularity. Daily facial skin care procedures are very simple, they are available to every girl. By allocating 5 minutes in the morning and before bedtime and performing a few simple manipulations, you will notice the result.

High-quality cleansing, the use of products that are designed specifically for your skin type, moderate nutrition and reliable protection from external factors will allow you to enjoy clean, healthy, radiant skin every day. And no cold or wind, polluted air or scorching sun will prevent this.

In addition to beauty and attractiveness, proper daily facial care will relieve you of irritation, prevent the appearance of dermatological diseases, prolong youth and make your skin healthy both from the outside and from the inside.

Regularity and consistency is what the effectiveness of care is based on. Beauticians have developed a special “mode”, and if you follow it, you can achieve the best result.

The stages of daily facial care are as follows:

  • Cleansing.
  • Toning.
  • Basic care.
  • Protection.

Basic care should be given attention twice a day – in the morning and in the evening. Protection depends on the season: in winter – from cold and wind, in summer – from exposure to UV rays. At the same time, it is important to take into account individual health characteristics, a tendency to allergies, dermatological diseases, other needs and skin conditions.

We will tell you more about each stage in our material below.

Cleansing and toning

During the day, our dermis constantly produces sebum (sebum). It clogs pores, creates an unpleasant oily sheen. By cleansing the skin, you remove it, other impurities and makeup residues. Effective facial care largely depends on toning. This preparatory process refreshes, nourishes, restores, normalizes the natural pH.

For this procedure, ideally, three cosmetic products are needed:

To remove eye make-up. Provides gentle cleansing of the most delicate areas of the face, does not damage the structure of the eyelashes. It is better to wipe with a cotton pad with smooth and light movements.
Cleansing gel/milk. It should be chosen depending on the type of skin: the milk is great for those who have dry skin, and the gel is ideal for normal, combination or oily.
Tonic. Effectively removes the remnants of not only cosmetics, but also previous cleansers. At the same time, it normalizes water balance and pH.
Deeply cleansed skin absorbs active ingredients much better and faster. Regular washing with water cannot be called a full-fledged alternative to proper cleaning. Even if you manage to wash off makeup with a gel / foam / cream cleanser, this will only produce a superficial effect. Frequent use of soap and similar aggressive products has negative consequences:

  • weakening of the protective function of the skin;
  • decreased ability to resist bacteria;
  • destruction of protein compounds in the cornea;
  • destruction of lipids (natural fats that hold epidermal cells together).

Special attention should be paid to alcohol-based tonics. You need to be careful with them: alcohol-containing components give a pleasant cooling effect, but at the same time destroy beneficial lipids. As a result, the skin regenerates new ones, trying to restore the losses. In rare cases, but it can start to get fat faster.

Beauticians also do not recommend the use of such tonics for owners of dry skin, as they will aggravate the problem. But for those who have oily and combined, these funds will be a salvation. They will help remove excess fat.

There is also a universal 3-in-1 cosmetics. It cleanses and tones, removes make-up. It is very convenient to use, as it can replace three products at once. But cosmetologists are more inclined to the first option. After all, individual tools are more effective.

Cleansing and toning are the key points in proper facial care. Only after careful carrying out of all procedures, you will be able to fully saturate the skin with useful substances and provide it with the necessary nutrition and hydration.

When buying tonics, gels, milk and other cosmetic products, carefully look to make sure that it suits your skin type. If excessive dryness or oiliness occurs, irritation appears, sensitivity increases, do not use the product in any case. It doesn’t matter how expensive the product is, as long as it suits you.