In a certain period of life before each woman the question arises: how to help your skin to preserve beauty and youth. Often, confident that the young skin does not need care, we think about the need to take care of it only when we notice the first wrinkles. And, it turns out, it's necessary to start taking care of the skin from an early age. The main tasks of cosmetic face care are to maintain normal skin functions and prevent premature aging. Each type of skin according to the age group and individual characteristics needs a variety of cosmetics, but the stages and principles of care for all are approximately the same. Basic facial skin care includes four basic steps:
Cleansing - removing from the surface of the skin fat, contaminants and decorative cosmetics.
Humidification - restoration of the optimal balance of moisture in the skin, contributing to its softening and smoothing.
Nutrition is the saturation of the skin with nutrients and vitamins, which it does not receive from the blood plasma.
Protection - protecting the skin from the harmful effects of the external environment.
Proceeding from this, all means for cosmetic skin care can be classified according to the tasks for which they are created.
Purifying - designed to remove contaminants and cosmetics from the surface of the skin.
Soap is often too dry. However, today on the shelves of shops you can find a hygienic soap that does not contain alkali. It cleanses and refreshes the skin, without depriving it of moisture, helps purify the pores and prevents the appearance of blackheads.
Cleansing milk or foam is applied to the face, and then washed off with water. Such products are suitable for any type of skin.
Cleansing creams are recommended for cleansing dry skin. Usually, these creams are liquid and easily rubbed into the skin. They contain fats that dissolve the surface dirt and makeup, and are easily erased with a cotton swab or napkin.
Tonic is designed to remove the remnants of the cleansing cream. It refreshes and cools the skin, helps to remove excess fat from its surface. But be careful when choosing such a means: tonics with high alcohol content are suitable only for oily skin, and for dry and sensitive, tonics on a non-alcohol basis are recommended.
Moisturizers restore the protective barrier and reduce the permeability of the stratum corneum for the water from the lower parts of the skin. By creating a lipid semipermeable film on the skin, they prevent the evaporation of water from the surface of the skin.
The main task of the moisturizing cream is to maintain the optimal water balance in the skin tissue and restore the moisture level in the stratum corneum.
Modern moisturizers contain many ingredients useful for the skin, for example hyaluronic acid and collagen. Be sure to pay attention to the presence in the humidifier of the UV filter, which provides the skin with year-round protection against 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 substances.
The content of such creams of nutrients, vitamins, antioxidants, herbal extracts, essential fatty acids and other important components helps maintain the skin in a healthy state.
Protective agents protect the skin from external influences - temperature, cold, wind, sun rays.
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 means usually contain UV filters and silicone.
Daily cosmetic skin care, including 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 chosen means to perform their tasks most effectively, it is necessary that it corresponds exactly to your skin type. Therefore, before buying cosmetic milk, cream or tonic, consult with a specialist.
The right choice of cosmetic products will help to turn the daily skin care procedure into a real pleasure!