Every night you should cleanse your face by removing any dirt that accumulates throughout the day, and once again when you wake up. If you cleanse your skin properly at night, the next morning, it should be enough with only a simple washing to remove sebum and sweat that you could have had through the night, and prepare your skin for makeup (if using any). There are many cleansing products with different formulas for each skin type on the market. If you use a based water cleansing, moisten your face with warm water; if you use one oil-based, apply directly on dry skin.
Apply the cleanser on your face gently, with small circles from the nose up toward the front. Do not stretch too much your skin, movements should be smooth; and do not forget to also clean the neck! Removes it with warm water.
Is the act of restoring the natural pH of the skin and provide a protective acid mantle that causes the skin to become stronger. It also helps removing any cleansing product residue that is left and reduces the size of the pores. Depending on your skin type, tonics can range from barely acidic formulas to highly antiseptic formulas. Pour tonic on a cotton pad and wipe gently from the nose outward and toward the front but always avoid the delicate skin around the eyes unless you use a formula that does not contain alcohol or peroxide. Do not forget the neck.
Your skin should be protected from daily UV rays. The process of “protection” has two steps: the first one is to give your skin antioxidants and ingredients that help protecting itself by maintaining the protective enzymes (such as serum vitamin); the second step is to use sunscreen following the instructions.
As we age, the natural sebum production slows down and the skin needs of internal and external moisten to stay firm, flexible and whole. Moisturizing the skin also reduces the risk to unnecessarily stretch it.
You can protect and moisturize the skin in one step by using a product that has vitamins C, E and A, moisturizer and sunscreen. You can also use an antioxidant product first, and then a moisturizer with sunscreen.
Apply the product from the center of the face outward and do not forget your neck! It is also essential to drink water throughout the day to keep skin moisturized.
As the skin grows and restore itself, the outer layers of dead skin cells are renewed. To assist this natural process and look fresher and with renewed cells, we recommend you to exfoliate the skin once a week.
There are two basic types of exfoliant: mechanical (physical) i.e. granules, sponges, pumice, microdermabrasion with diamond tips, etc. or chemical or enzymatic, i.e. the ones called skin peelings which may contain glycolic acid, salicylic acid and other acids; that should only be performed by professionals in consultation.
The biotype skin of each one determines how often we should have a skin exfoliation and what method we should use. Irritated skin, acne, eczema or rosacea should not be treated with mechanical exfoliant, even a chemical formula can be very irritating for more than occasional use. Mature skin that may have some sort of sun damage may require two forms of exfoliation, or maybe just one, but more frequently to remove layers of damaged skin and stimulate collagen production that provides such wonderful structure to the deeper skin layers. A specialist is who can help you determine which method is best for your skin biotype and how often you should you have one.
Whatever the formula you use, exfoliant should be applied similarly to a cleansing cream. If you are using a product with chemical peels, prevent friction on the skin, let the chemicals do their work. If you are using a mechanical exfoliant, perform this procedure with previously moistened skin and then, applying gentle pressure, exfoliate with circular movements, always taking care not to scratch or stretch the skin. Then dry the skin and apply cream or lotion twice a day.
When we exfoliate our skin it looks fresher, super bright and with renewed cells. In the case of chemical peels, we will be able to free the skin of incipient lines (first trace of what later will be a wrinkle), spots and scars.
All exfoliant require some time to begin to “see” their effects but with the constant advancement of cosmetic science today, there are formulas that allow to see immediate results.
The masks serve different purposes but the most important is cleansing the pores to absorb impurities and release the natural flow of sebum; and it is recommended that you apply them once a week.
The more specific masks, with a cosmetologist, are divided into two basic groups: relaxing masks and stimulants. The relaxing masks moisturize and refresh the skin while stimulating increase blood flow and smooth and firm the skin. There are formulas for every skin type but, without doubt, the most successful are the antioxidants, as they rejuvenate and enliven the skin.