When the sun comes out, it’s time to spring clean not only your home, but your skin as well. Get ready for the summer season by giving your skin a proper cleansing, peeling and moisturizing with products tailored to your specific skin type.
The quality of our skin is affected by age, heredity, hormones, health, diet and various lifestyle factors. It is said that skin reflects how we feel, both physically and mentally. After a cold winter that exposed your skin to aggressors such as dehydration and wind, it’s time to give it a real spring cleaning. And the older you are, the more your skin needs care!
As we age, our skin becomes thinner and more delicate. It is hyaluronic acid that keeps skin smooth and elastic and helps it bind water. But with age, the body’s ability to produce hyaluronic acid decreases. The skin then becomes drier, less elastic and small wrinkles and folds form more easily. In addition, collagen production decreases, making the skin thinner and more susceptible to ulceration. Take care of your skin and don’t neglect skin care. Add moisture to the skin, especially at night when the skin is working to repair and renew itself. Today, we bring you 7 steps so you take proper care of your skin. Enjoy!
Step 1: Makeup Removal
Before you start cleansing the skin, you need to remove the makeup. Start by moisturizing the skin with warm water, then dissolve waterproof makeup with a makeup remover or, for example, almond oil. Be very careful around the eyes where the skin is very thin and sensitive. Do not rub, but press the wet cotton pad against the eye until the makeup dissolves.
Step 2: Cleanse
Cleansing is essential to care for your skin and preserve its elasticity and radiance. Air pollution, makeup, sweat and skin residue accumulate on your skin. That’s why your skin needs to be thoroughly cleansed morning and night.
Moisten your face with warm water, take a shot of the cleanser and lather up. If you use a cleansing milk, apply it to dry skin instead. Wash your face with gentle, circular motions and be very careful around the nostrils and on the chin. Don’t forget the neck and décolleté, where the skin is as exposed as on the face. Rinse thoroughly with lukewarm water. Then pat skin dry with a towel – don’t rub!
Step 3: Scrub
Once a week, your skin deserves a little extra love. It may also need a little extra help getting rid of dead skin cells and dirt that have penetrated the skin. Choose a gentle exfoliating product suited to your skin type to polish the skin. Moisturize the skin, then apply the exfoliating cream in gentle, circular motions. Avoid the eye area and lips. Finish by rinsing with warm water and patting the skin dry. The skin is now truly clean and has a new radiance.
Step 4: Moisture Bomb
Before the cold weather, your skin deserves extra care in the form of a face mask. Choose a mask that works for you – moisturizing if you have dry skin, soothing if you have sensitive skin, deep cleansing if you have blemished skin. Apply the face mask as directed and leave it on. During this time, you can give yourself a moment of contemplation. Close your eyes and focus on your breathing. This is your moment.
Then rinse with warm water and finish with a toner that is appropriate for your skin type, which restores the skin’s pH balance, cleanses the remnants of the mask, closes the pores and prepares the skin to absorb the moisture of the cream.
Step 5: Moisturize
Dry, clean skin is the most sensitive to hydration. Don’t hesitate to start with a deep-acting serum tailored to your particular skin. Allow the concentrate to penetrate for a few minutes, then follow with an eye cream and a day or night cream or skin care oil.
Step 6: Protect
The Skin needs to be protected from pollution, weather and wind. Choose a protective product adapted to your skin type and don’t go out without first applying a cream with at least an SPF 25, all year round.
Step 7: Prevention
You get truly radiant skin by taking care of your skin from the inside as well. To do this, eat plenty of fruits and vegetables and drink plenty of water. Smoking, lack of sleep and junk food affect your skin more than you think. Think about what you eat. Vitamins and minerals that help maintain normal skin include zinc, vitamin A, riboflavin, niacin, iodine and biotin. Vitamins E and C help protect cells from oxidative stress. Vitamin C also contributes to the normal formation of collagen, which is important for normal skin function. Copper contributes to the normal pigmentation of the skin.
Do not forget to get your beauty sleep every night. According to research, our faces are affected by sleep deprivation. Studies show that people who have slept poorly and have tired faces are judged to be less attractive and less healthy. So make sure you get your beauty sleep every night!
Here you go! You now know the 7 steps to a radiant skin. Do you have any other additional skin care tips? Share them with us in the comments below!