our skin is your shield against the external environment, however for it to protect you to the maximum of its capacity, it must not be neglected. Your skin is constantly changing. To preserve its radiant appearance, you must opt for healthy lifestyle habits. Several factors must be considered when it comes to taking care of your epidermis: the skin is affected by hormones, temperature, age, etc., among other things. It is therefore normal that your habits must gradually adapt to each stage of your life. To help you, here are some tips and tricks.
TIPS FOR HEALTHY SKIN
Before even adopting good habits, it is important to take a look at the environment around you. Your face is in contact with multiple external elements. Several factors beyond your control such as climatic aggressions, seasons, pollution, air conditioning, and much more can harm. For your skin to look healthy, you need to make sure it’s free from harmful components and a host of bacteria. To achieve this, you will first need to be aware of your skin type , then establish a beauty routine that will allow you to take care of your skin and get rid of the unwanted agents that land on your face during the day .
Pillowcases, towels and washcloths, as well as makeup brushes and sponges are all things that can harm the bacterial flora in your skin . We recommend a weekly cleaning of all beauty tools that come into contact with your face so as not to spread dead cells and impurities on your face !
There are many skin types and yours may even change over time. To take good care of your skin and to choose the right products, you must first be able to target your real needs. Evaluating your epidermis will allow you to become aware of its specific characteristics. To do this, you must be on the lookout for its signs of imbalance. These signs can be: the feeling of dryness or sensitivity, the excessive secretion of sebum , the appearance of pimples or redness, the lack of tone or the decrease in radiance of your skin.
Damaged skin: Your skin lacks tone and elasticity . Your epidermis has multiple imperfections, such as redness, cavities, scars and an acne tendency. Your pores are usually dilated. Your face is prone to wrinkles and has a rougher texture.
Dehydrated skin: Your skin is not very supple. It secretes little sebum to ensure its protection. It is therefore sensitive to the sun and can cause a feeling of tightness. The pores in the nose area are not dilated.
Sensitive skin : Sensitive skin reacts strongly to all external aggressions, such as cold, dust or sun. She may present with redness, signs of inflammation and discomfort
Oily skin: This type of skin is often oily on the sides of the nose, forehead and chin, in short the T-zone. This excess sebum makes it prone to imperfections such as pimples, blackheads, etc. The pores are dilated.
Combination skin: Your epidermis is a mixture of dry and oily skin. Indeed, the skin in the area of your cheeks is dry and that of the area of your chin, nose and forehead is oily. Eventually, your pores in the nose area are dilated.
Normal skin : So- called “normal” skin does not present any problem of dryness or excess sebum. It is possible that it changes according to the seasons.
Products adapted to your skin type combined with a daily routine are the solution to obtain all the necessary nutrients. If your skin is not in the “normal skin” category, you may not be using the right products. Moreover, as the epidermis is constantly evolving, it is likely to experience changes at any time. It is therefore not surprising to learn that you will have to adjust your routine and adapt your products according to seasonal variations, for example. Although the descriptions mentioned above can help you identify your skin type, it is best to have yourself assessed by a professional. During a free consultation at Option Dermasanté, our beauticianscan examine your skin and recommend products that will benefit you.
Adopt a facial care routine at home
To help your skin stay healthy , there are three basic things to consider. The first is to use proper water in your facial care routine. Using tap water during your beauty routine can be harmful, as it often contains limescale. The latter is likely to dry out the epidermis and cause itching. It is therefore preferable to apply a cellular water on your face after cleaning it with tap water to ensure its hydration and give it a radiant effect. In addition, to avoid affecting the overall balance of your skin, it is recommended to use micellar water when removing make-up and cleansing your face.
The second element to take into account is exposure to the sun and light. Adequate exposure to light, whether natural or not, is not harmful to your skin. Nevertheless, be careful! Too much natural light puts your skin in prolonged contact with UV rays. This phenomenon can have multiple negative effects on your skin such as burning and redness. Not to mention that UV rays accelerate its aging! It is therefore necessary to remember to put sunscreen or UV protection every day to avoid damaging it. In addition, protecting it from the sun’s rays considerably reduces the risk of skin cancer.
And finally, to build a good skincare routine , you have to adapt to change. Indeed, age and hormonal fluctuations are aspects to consider when choosing the types of products to use. We offer sets of products created especially for each skin type, which is ideal in the orientation of your choices to renew your wellness routine.
Five products are essential to your morning and evening routine. We are talking here about a make-up remover, an encrusting cleanser, a toning lotion, a regenerating cellular water and a moisturizing cream. All of these products work together to nourish your skin. In addition, it is often mentioned in the instructions for use of the product, the recommended dose of application on your face. Respecting this indication will positively influence its effectiveness. The combination of these products and a 6-step routine is ideal for keeping your skin healthy.
Get professional facial care advice and treatment
In closing, treating your skin with care will preserve its youthful appearance for longer! Of course, having a regular facial treatment is a first step to take to cleanse, purify, nourish and protect your epidermis. Also, it is important to do a facial treatment at the start of each season , to prepare your skin for temperature changes.
If you don’t know where to start to build your wellness routine and want more guidance, you can request a free consultation with one of our beauticians . She can assess your skin type and advise you in a personalized way on the products to get!