How to take care of your skin?
Today it is difficult to find a woman in whose cosmetics bag there are no different lotions and creams, and in the bathroom cabinet there are no facial cleansers, scrubs and masks. Nevertheless, few people have perfectly clean, radiant skin. So what’s the deal? Let’s figure it out together.
Not so long ago I went to the salon for an appointment with a specialist in cosmetology. She is an experienced woman, I have known her for many years. And here we have a conversation on the topic of proper skin care. Many people buy good cosmetics, expensive products, but the skin is still not very. And the problem, as it turned out, lies in the nuances of using cosmetics, which the beautician told me about
1. Make-up removal is one of the most important moments in facial care. Few people know that one of the functions of makeup (meaning day cream, tonal basis, and powder) is to protect our skin from aggressive environmental influences: polluted air, ultraviolet rays, and dry wind. Therefore, it is very important to have a good makeup remover; it is not enough to wash one with a gel. That is, every evening, you first need to wash the makeup from the eyes and face with the help of a special tool and only then wash.
2. Now the second is washing. It turns out that to really clean all pores of cosmetics and dust, you need to wash your face with warm water for at least a minute (!) With gentle massaging movements. Particular attention should be paid to areas near the hairline, as dust or dirt particles also accumulate on the hair. Plus, the fact that such a long washing gives the effect of massage to the face, which in any case will have a beneficial effect on the skin. Important: Do not allow foam on the eyelids and the skin around the eyes, as it is very thin and sensitive. Well, of course, washing your neck is also necessary in order to preserve her beauty for a little longer. From personal experience I’ll say: when I started washing my face so long, my face began to look much better. What is especially pleasant is the almost complete disappearance of black dots, about which I will write about the fight a little later.
3. Everything, we washed and wiped our face and neck. It is clear that each family member has a personal towel, this is not about that. The bottom line is that you need to wipe your face, so to speak, with pro-racking movements. That is, do not rub a wet skin with a cloth, but gently lean a towel against a clean face and neck. As the aforementioned cosmetologist says: “Skin is our most fragile wealth. She should be cherished and treated with respect. ”
4. Now go to the tonic, which is lotion, if in Russian. It should be used every time after washing. This, of course, we already know, but I’ll tell you how to do it now. We moisten the cotton disk with liquid and lungs; again, apply it to the cleansed face and neck with blotting movements.
5. Creams and serums. Serum (or serum) – a concentrated means of the finest texture, applied to clean skin in very small quantities. Serums play the role of prevention of skin defects, or they actively struggle with existing ones, as they penetrate into its deepest layers. By the way, a serum is selected not by skin type, but by the type of problem – for example, lifting, moisturizing, and so on. The cream should be applied a few minutes after the serum – it creates a protective layer that protects the serum from evaporation. Then comes the foundation, and then powder (if you use). I must say, I began to use the serum for moisturizing quite recently, and the effect is obvious in the literal sense of the word – the skin is fresh and radiant. Recommend!
6. About night cream – a separate word. I belong to those people who, regardless of the amount of fluid they drink, sports and health, always face swell a little in the morning. It turned out that I had previously misused the night face and eye creams. Apply night cream for the face should be at least 40 minutes before bedtime, and even better in an hour! If you apply the cream before taking a lying position, then it will have time to properly soak and in the morning you will look rested. Another nuance – you need to use a small amount of cream, with a small pea. Personal impressions: the softer the texture of the cream, the better its effect. When applying the night cream on the skin of the neck, it is necessary to take into account the direction of the outflow of lymph. In other words, the sides of the neck should be applied in a downward direction, and in the middle (throat, so to speak) – upward. And separately – about the night cream for the skin around the eyes. We apply a tiny drop of the cream with very careful patting movements of the pads of the ring finger on the area around the eyes: on the edge of the bone. That is, not forever and not immediately under the eyes, namely around. I repeat, we do it 40 minutes before bedtime, or rather, before taking the “lying down” position.
7. Finally, I will talk about the surest way to deal with black dots – the thermal mask. This mask is heated by the temperature of the skin, and creates a greenhouse.