At a certain period of life, each woman faces the question: how to help her skin maintain beauty and youth. Often, confident that young skin does not need care, we think about the need to care for her only when we notice the first wrinkles. And, it turns out, it is necessary to start caring for the skin from an early age. The main tasks of cosmetic face care are to maintain the normal functions of the skin and prevent its premature aging. Each type of skin in accordance with the age group and individual characteristics needs different cosmetics, but the stages and principles of care for all are approximately the same. Basic facial skin care includes four main steps:
Cleansing - removal of grease, impurities and makeup products from the skin surface.
Moisturizing - restoring the optimal balance of moisture in the skin, helping to soften and smooth it.
Nutrition - saturation of the skin with nutrients and vitamins, which it does not receive from blood plasma.
Protection - protection of the skin from the harmful effects of the environment.
On this basis, all the means for cosmetic skin care can be classified according to the tasks for which they were created.
Cleansing - designed to remove dirt and cosmetics from the skin surface.
Soap is often too dry skin. However, today on the shelves of shops you can find hygienic soap that does not contain alkali. It cleanses and refreshes the skin without depriving it of moisture, helps to cleanse the pores and prevents acne.
Cleansing milk or foam applied to the face, and then washed off with water. Such products are suitable for all skin types.
Cleansing creams are recommended for cleansing dry skin. Typically, such creams are liquid and easily rubbed into the skin. They contain fats that dissolve surface dirt and cosmetics, and are easily washed with a cotton swab or napkin.
Tonic is designed to remove the remnants of cleansing cream. It refreshes and cools the skin, helps to remove excess fat from its surface. But be careful when choosing such products: tonics with a high alcohol content are only suitable for oily skin, and alcohol-free tonics are recommended for dry and sensitive skin.
Moisturizers restore the protective barrier and reduce the permeability of the stratum corneum to water from the lower parts of the skin. By creating a lipid semi-permeable film on the skin, they prevent water from evaporating from the surface of the skin.
The main task of the moisturizer is to maintain the optimal water balance in the skin tissue and restore the moisture level in the stratum corneum.
Modern moisturizers contain many skin-friendly ingredients such as hyaluronic acid and collagen. Be sure to pay attention to the presence of a UV filter in the humidifier, which provides skin with year-round protection from the harmful effects of sunlight.
Nutrients are very diverse. This is a large group of creams, which is the basis of cosmetics for skin care, containing biologically active, moisturizing, plasticizing agents.
The content of nutrients in these creams, vitamins, antioxidants, herbal extracts, essential fatty acids and other important components allows you to keep your skin healthy.
Protective equipment protects the skin from external influences - temperature changes, cold, wind, sunlight.
Protective creams are recommended to be applied after cleansing and toning, before going out into the open air or when your skin needs special protection. Such products usually contain UV filters and silicone.
Daily cosmetic skin care, which includes cleansing, moisturizing and nourishing, will help you to preserve its beauty and youth.
Today, the range of cosmetic products is almost unlimited. But in order for the remedy chosen by you to carry out its tasks most effectively, it is necessary that it corresponds exactly to your skin type. Therefore, before you buy a cosmetic milk, cream or tonic, consult with a specialist.
The right choice of cosmetics will help turn the daily skin care procedure into a real pleasure!