The first stage to proper skin care is to know what type of skin you have so that you select the right products. Here are the features of each type of skin: Dry skin - this type of skin is characterized by a skin that produces less sebum than normal. Thus, the skin is hydrated and disposed to to the presence of fine and apparent wrinkles. The skin is gloomy, with small holes, and the skin is thin and delicate. Normal skin - it is characterized by smooth and elastic skin, with a velvety texture and a pinkish color, with small pores and a good circulation of blood vessels. Although the T zone (forehead, chin, nose) may be slightly oily, the skin does not tend to thicken or become too dry. Normal skin is not prone to high sensitivity. Oily skin - Unlike dry skin, this type of skin is characterized by the production of a larger quantity of sebum (seborrhea). The skin is supple and is greasy and glossy, especially in area T. Because of the excess sebum, the skin may get a yellowish tint over time, but the wrinkles appear harder. Oily skin favors the appearance of pimples and acne. Mixed appearance - is characterized by extra sebum in the T zone, while the rest of the is dry, especially the cheeks. Usually, the pores in the T zone are large and there may be pimples.
The correct skincare routine
For good skin care you must use goods suitable for your skin kind, then follow a daily care formal, which consists of the following steps:
Cleansing and makeup remover - wash your face with water, in the morning and in the evening. For cleaning oily or acne skin use a cleanser that contains salicylic acid or benzoyl peroxide. For dry skin, it is recommended to use a moisturizing and gentle skin product, which does not contain perfume. Skin toning - tonic lotion, preferably alcohol-free, has the role of light moisturizing and refreshing the skin and gives you the feeling of invigorated skin. At the same time, the tonic lotion will soothe skin irritations and better remove traces of makeup or impurities. Exfoliation of the skin - this process helps to remove dead cells and leaves your skin clean and soft. Choose a fine-grained exfoliator that won't irritate your skin. If you have sensitive skin, avoid peeling granules from walnuts. It is sensible to be shed the skin at most twice a week. If you have dry skin, you can recurrence this process daily with a product that contains glycolic acid or lactic acid. Skin Moisturizing - Moisturizing skin tone is essential for any skin type, even for oily skin, but choose a lighter or gel-based product. Once you have applied the moisturizer, gently massage the skin with circular motions. This will improve blood circulation and the cream will be absorbed faster into the skin. In winter you can choose a strong moisturizing cream. In summer it is advisable to use a lighter cream, preferably with a sun protection factor.
Natural treatments for skincare - masks for each type of skin
In addition to the daily skincare ritual, you can also opt for applying natural masks. Here are some recommendations:
Oily skin mask - Crush a well-cooked banana in a bowl, add two tablespoons of organic honey and mix well. Optionally, you can add a tablespoon of freshly squeezed lemon juice. Wash your face with warm water and apply the mask, covering the T area well. Leave it to work for 20 minutes and rinse with plenty of warm water. Acne skin mask - add three tablespoons of oats in a blender and mix well. Add a tablespoon of honey, mix until it becomes like a paste and finally add a tablespoon of organic honey. It evenly covers the skin and lets it work for 20 minutes. Rinse with warm water.
Dry skin mask - cut into slices half a cucumber, put them in the blender and mix until you have an aqueous solution. Add two tablespoons of aloe vera gel and mix well. Apply evenly to the skin and allow it to act for 30 minutes. Rinse with plenty of cold water. Mask for sensitive skin - boil a medium carrot, then pass it well until it becomes a paste and add two tablespoons of honey. Spread evenly on the skin and allow it to act for 10-15 minutes or until it begins to dry. Rinse with plenty of water. Normal skin mask - put a medium apple in a blender and mix well. Add two tablespoons of honey and leave the mixture in the refrigerator for ten minutes. Apply the mask to the face and let it act for 30 minutes. Rinse with plenty of water at the end.
How to choose the right cosmetics for skincare
When choosing a cosmetic product depending on the type of skin, it is good to know what ingredients it contains, how they work and what benefits they have: Alpha hydroxy acids (AHA) - this is a generic name for several types of acids, including glycolic, lactic, tartaric and citric acids. These acids help reduce wrinkles, improve stains and can shrink enlarged pores. As these ingredients can increase the sensitivity of the skin, it is recommended to apply lotion after sun protection. Salicylic acid (beta-hydroxy-acid) - helps remove dead cells, improves skin appearance and relieves acne symptoms. Salicylic acid is less irritating than alpha hydroxy acids. Hydroquinone - products containing this substance are usually used to reduce the blemishes that appear with aging. The same effect has kojic acid. Retinol - is usually found in anti-aging creams, is a substance derived from vitamin A. It improves the appearance of the skin, reducing stains and wrinkles. Hyaluronic Acid - With age, the level of hyaluronic acid in tissues decreases, so cosmetics containing hyaluronic acid are ideal for moisturizing the skin and reducing wrinkles.