According to dermatologist Amie Sessa, you should use a mild cleanser and avoid using too hot water (which can be rough on the face). Campbell's favorite cleansers are Cetaphil Gentle, CeraVe Hydrating or Skinceuticals Gentle Cleanser. Just keep in mind that Cetaphil cleanser contains parabens, so if you avoid products with them, the other two options do not contain parabens. While C E Ferulic from SkinCeuticals doesn't exactly smell nice, the results make me use it as a perfume every day for the rest of my life if I had to.
In my experience, it instantly brightens, unifies and erases any marks of rupture or persistent scars. I apply a few drops in the morning and notice a difference both instantly and over time. The price is high, but there is no other formula that I would recommend so vehemently (with the exception of Biologique Recherche Lotion P50 1970, which comes next). Zeichner agrees, pointing out that I think a cleaner is very important.
However, you can get great cleaners from your local pharmacy at a much lower price. I tell people to save money for anti-aging products. The only other thing missing from your regimen is a daily sunscreen, either in a moisturizer with SPF or in a pure sunscreen. We tested Dr.
Barbara Sturm's hyaluronic serum to see if it's worth the hype. However, when it comes to putting your best face forward, it says that it is four simple goals and four types of products to achieve them. Retinoids, such as Retin-A (or its generic tretinoin), are the gold standard in anti-aging skin care products. A prescription retinoid will help reduce fine lines and wrinkles, keep hormone breakouts at bay, and reduce skin discoloration.
The first step to healthy skin is to make sure you take off all your makeup for the day. A cleansing oil is a must even before using your facial cleanser to ensure that all makeup, including waterproof eye makeup, dissolves. A cleansing oil gently removes makeup and dirt simply glides on, ensuring you won't pull your delicate skin unnecessarily. Make your cleaner work even better with a sonic cleaning brush.
Why use your fingertips to move the cleaner when you can use a sonic cleaning brush to increase the effectiveness of your cleaning? Anyway, you spend time cleaning your face, so make sure you achieve maximum and optimal results. Cleaning with a Clarisonic sonic device will give you 6 times better cleaning than you would get with your hands alone. Using this sonic cleansing brush will remove impurities from the skin and improve the appearance of the skin by smoothing and smoothing the surface. The delicate skin around the eyes also needs hydration, but don't think about applying your daily cream to that sensitive area.
The eyes require special treatment, as the skin around that area is thinner and a moisturizer that is too heavy can cause eye swelling and other problems. Stick with a light eye gel: apply it to the top of the cheekbone under the eyes. Your skin will naturally absorb the right amount of product. Serums are essential to your skincare routine, as most of us have issues that we would like to address.
Serums provide an extra boost to the moisturizer and should be applied after cleansing, before face cream. Since they are more potent than your face cream, start using serums at night so you can reap the benefits while you sleep. I believe in a 360° approach to skin care and by that I mean nutrition and supplements on the inside, cosmetic and cosmeceutical skin care on the outside and mineral makeup above all else. Skin and skin problems are a puzzle.
You should follow your first cleansing step with a cleanser that soothes, nourishes or treats your skin. Nourishing and soothing cleansers are cleansers that may not contain active ingredients that cause your skin to change or address your concerns, but that pacify and help balance it. Personally, I like that at least one of my cleansers is my scrub or that it does something for my skin. This is where active cleansers come into play, those from cosmeceutical brands that contain exfoliating acids, carefully selected botanicals and high amounts of vitamins.
When it comes to active cleansers, you should have a consultation to find out what is best for your specific skin, since they are more expensive than pacifying cleansers, so you need to make sure you're getting that value and because you need to know how and when to use them correctly. Regarding hydration, controversial, a good serum works better than a moisturizer. How, you ask? Well, a serum has smaller molecules and a thinner consistency than most moisturizers, so it can penetrate deeper into the skin and hydrate at a lower level. Skin care supplements are such a broad topic that I've covered many times, but they have to be here under serums and before everything else.
Topical products cannot reach the dermis, that is, the living layer of the skin, where the skin is formed. This mode of exfoliation creates small tears on the surface of the skin. There are many exfoliation options that you can do once or twice a week outside of skin essentials. Exfoliating products encourage our skin to exfoliate on its own, like a trainer in the gym that makes you run a little faster, train a little harder.
When our skin exfoliates faster, our pores are less likely to become clogged and we look fresher, younger and brighter. Most eye creams a) aren't designed to be used under the eyes (isn't this the weirdest thing in history?) and b) include the same ingredients found in many serums. If you're trying to reduce your routine, use vitamin A serum around your eyes if it's safe for your eyes or a different serum safe for your eyes. Turn on red to stimulate collagen and elastin production while decreasing inflammation; blue to eliminate acne-causing bacteria and redness; and yellow to even out tone.
Just like your facial cleanser, you can keep it simple and skip products with a long list of special ingredients. Plus, when you stroll down the skincare aisle at the pharmacy, it's easy to get overwhelmed by the hundreds of products on the shelves. Sessa and Campbell advise against using aggressive exfoliants to exfoliate and instead opt for a chemical exfoliating product. If you want to keep your skin soft and youthful for as long as possible, then a broad-spectrum sunscreen (UVA and UVB protection) with SPF 30 or higher may be the best anti-aging product you can use.
Cleaning your face can be more complicated than it seems, as finding the right product is a bit like Goldilocks's search for the “perfect” porridge. Oh, and in case you were wondering, this is the right order to apply your skin care products. The document says that using too many products can lead to irritation, especially if you use more than one anti-aging product. Be careful when using retinol with or near other products, such as chemical peels, especially if you are sensitive.
So it struck me when the American Academy of Dermatology, the highest authority on skin care, said that you really only need to use four total products in your routine to have healthy skin. But removing a layer of dead skin will not only reveal younger and more beautiful skin, but will also allow your products in the next step (serums and moisturizers) to be better absorbed. Or, I'll keep my skincare routine as opulent as ever and remember these six products for my next round of friend-to-friend recommendations. Many products marketed for people with acne or oily skin contain pearls or other particles to exfoliate the skin, but peeling twice a day is more than anyone needs.