On our previous Post we discussed the physical and emotional satisfactions that come with having a healthy skin.
That is why adapted, regular skin care is important to maintain a clear, radiant complexion. Despite a wide range of care products and aids, healthy, regular skin care does not have to be complicated. A few basic tips can simplify your daily skin care routine.
Here are some practical steps that you can follow:
Normal soaps can irritate the skin. It is therefore better to use a cleansing product that is tailored to your skin type. Choose a product that corresponds to the pH value of the skin (approx. 5.5) and does not damage its natural acid mantle.
Do not cleanse the face more than twice a day (morning and evening). Dab the skin dry after cleansing. Do not rub the face with the towel, this irritates the sensitive skin.
- Day Care
Dry skin can best absorb the care while the skin is still slightly moist. It is best to apply your day care directly after cleansing, this way the moisture is retained in your skin and the skin remains smooth and supple.
Day care with sun protection factor (SPF) is a practical option, as you don’t have to think about sun protection.
- Night cream
A rich night cream can supply the skin with intensive moisture and valuable ingredients while you sleep and supports the natural regeneration process of the skin. Make sure that your skin contains not only moisturizing ingredients, but also soothing and barrier strengthening components so that it can regenerate optimally overnight.
- Eye Care
The skin around the eyes is particularly thin and sensitive, which is why it has a special need for care. A rich eye care product provides the sensitive area with moisture, helps to reduce dryness lines and prevent signs of tiredness (e.g. dark circles).
Do not forget the body
When looking in the mirror, the face is in focus; nevertheless, you should not neglect your body. Because we wear clothes most of the day, we tend to pay less attention to the skin on our arms, legs and trunk – but it can also be dry and irritated.
Use a mild cleansing product and make it a habit to apply a suitable moisturizer immediately after a shower or bath.
Sunscreen is not only something for hot days. The regular use of sun cream protects against free radicals, which are caused by UV radiation and can lead to skin damage and skin aging. In our latitudes, you need SPF 15 at least for daily protection; sun creams with SPF 30 (or higher) are useful if you stay in the sun for a long time or if your skin is particularly sensitive to the sun.
Make sure that the product protects against both UVA radiation (which causes skin aging) and UVB radiation (which causes sunburn, among other things). Remember that every sunscreen must be applied repeatedly if you are going to stay in the sun for a long time – so please follow the instructions on the packaging.