Skin Types, Treatments and Daily Routine
There is no point in buying every expensive product you can find to take care of your skin because what may be excellent for you may be harmful to others.
The smart thing to do would be first to try to get to know your skin a little better and then chose what to do about it. So we will discuss the main skin types, their essential characteristics, and some recommendations for their care.
We can recognize it because it presents black spots, pimples, and dilated pores visible to the naked eye. You can also perceive a glow in the whole face.
It is necessary to clean it before going to sleep and wake up, if possible, with some product designed for this purpose. Spraying the face at least twice a week will also help.
Don’t forget to exfoliate at least once a week, as oily skin tends to accumulate a lot of dead cells on its surface.
It is one of the most common skin types and is usually identified because its glow is generally centered in the nose, forehead, and chin areas.
You must clean, tone, and moisturize it every day. In the area where the facial glow is noticeable, it is advised to use some astringent tonic that helps to regulate the oil level.
You can use rose water for other areas. Exfoliate and vaporize once a week will be enough.
This type of skin is usually identified by the fact that it is rough to the touch but can also be perceived as dull or opaque.
It is common for people with this skin type to experience frequent itching. Dry skin also tends to present aging signs much earlier than other skin types.
Another distinctive feature that helps us to spot dry skin is that it reddens easily and has weak elasticity.
We must also clean it daily, but we must use a cleanser as gentle as possible and then apply some tonic that soothes and moisturizes, rose water always works very well.
It is not recommended to vaporize this type of skin, because it does not usually respond well to high temperatures. However, some moisturizing, soothing, or nourishing mask is good for it, which should be applied once a week.
This skin tends to be easily irritated. It also tends to show redness or a burning or itching sensation in certain areas.
Many sensitive skins overreact to changes in climate.
This skin should be cleaned with a mild cleanser. It is recommended to use a tonic that soothes and moisturizes frequently. It is not recommended to exfoliate it, and if it is done, it should be with a very fine exfoliant and soft and short movements. You must also be careful about using hot water.
Skin Care Routine
Implementing a skincare routine is by no means a simple task, as adding and integrating new habits is always laborious, but if these are good habits, then it is worth the effort.
Some people choose cosmetic products that simplify their life, but you should not forget some details to take into account and remember that the neck and cleavage area should also be included.
The first thing to do to take care of your skin is to be clear about what could damage it.
Among the factors that most commonly damage the skin, we have sunlight, poor sleep, stress, extreme temperatures, smoking, and environmental pollution, among others.
Having identified some of the elements that can be harmful to the skin, let’s establish a routine that can help us prevent or delay the damaging effect of these.
A cosmetic care routine should be designed under the principle of ‘less is more.’ This means that the simpler it is, the better and easier it is to follow in the long term.
This principle is also based on the idea that the more products you use, the more likely you are to develop allergies. It is then enough to choose only the most suitable for our skin and its needs.
A daily skincare routine should include three procedures: cleanse, moisturize, and protect
Ideally, this should be done at night and in the morning and, if possible, with some cleansing product specific to your skin type. Each product has its method of use.
Once the skin is cleansed, it is advisable to moisturize it. A hydrated skin preserves its protective and elastic functions, besides being an indispensable factor in staying healthy. You can use moisturizing creams and if they contain hyaluronic acid, even better.
A clean and moisturized skin also needs to be protected from solar radiation. This will prevent tissue damage, sun spots, or premature aging. If you live in a region with high sun exposure, sun protection with a sunscreen with a protection factor of at least 30 would be advised.
There are other actions we can add to the routine. Every 2 or 3 weeks, peeling can be applied to help to remove dead cells that have not been naturally shed.
If possible, after the exfoliation, a mask should be applied that provides a calming or nourishing action.
It is important to remember that if any atypical sign appears on your skin, it is best to visit a dermatologist to ask for professional guidance.