Skin type, age, life habits: many factors influence the choice of a suitable skin care product. Let us help you make the right choice.
Spring is here, the weather is getting warmer and the sun is out. It’s time to enjoy the feeling of warm air and sunshine. It’s also the ideal time to renew your skin’s youthful appearance while preparing it for the sun. But first, you have to know your skin type. In addition to genetic factors, your skin changes with the seasons and with age. The right skin cream should help your skin stay supple and moisturized. And to do that, you have to know if your skin is normal, dry, oily or combination. Click here to know your type.
Normal skin has a firm texture, no visible pores, is smooth, silky and problem-free.
Dry skin is low in lipids making it less supple and rough. It is thin and the pores are very tight and nearly invisible. Irritation and discomfort are frequent.
Oily skinis characterized by the overproduction of sebum. Dead skin cells are not properly eliminated and skin thickens, leading to an oily, irregular complexion, dilated pores, blotchy tone, irritations and pimples.
Combination skin presents dry and oily zones on the face.
Generally, skin is dry on the cheeks (skin is thin and may flake) and very oily and shiny in the T-zone area (Forehead, nose, chin).
CHOOSING THE PROPER CARE FOR YOUR AGE.
Seasons take their tool on the skin and so does age. Here’s a quick look at how skin care needs evolve over time.
Your skin is beautiful, smooth and taut, filled with collagen. All you have to do to keep it moisturized is clean it properly in the morning and at night. This is when you should really start getting into the habit of using a sunscreen to prevent the appearance of wrinkles.
At this age your skin has reached its peak and the aging process begins, although the effects aren’t really very visible yet. Expressive wrinkles begin to appear on the face. Now is the time to start using anti-aging products around the eyes and mouth, and to use gels or serums with antioxidants.
This is when you should really start trying to slow the aging process in your skin. By now, you should know your skin and the aspects you have to work on: wrinkles, sagging, drying. It’s important to choose the right products and use them daily. Anti-wrinkle creams for more mature skin, thick creams for around the eyes and mouth, and night creams to enhance overall benefits.
By the early 50s, your skin loses its natural elasticity and needs constant moisturizing. It also becomes more sensitive to hormonal changes. Anti-wrinkle creams rich in antioxidants with appropriate sunscreen protection are a must; as are anti age- spot serums and night creams with reinforced moisturizing properties.