Probably many women have experienced the situation, when the shelf in the bathroom is full of various cosmetics, and still do not see the desired results of care. Fortunately, this problem can be solved. We suggest what mistakes we make most often in daily skin care.
Why does skincare not work?
You should carefully analyze your morning and evening skin care routine. Perhaps at some stage you make mistakes, which cause the whole skin care does not bring satisfactory results. There are 5 most common “cardinal sins” that make this happen.
- Lack of patience
28 days – this is the average cycle of total epidermal renewal. Experts say that it must take about a month for us to see clear results from skin care. Although the first effects may appear earlier, you need to wait a while for permanent changes. Many people quickly change cosmetics, if after a week they do not see improvement. This is a definite mistake – it is worth giving the skin time to absorb the active ingredients contained in cream or toner and a chance to rebuild.
- Incorrect exfoliation
Gentle exfoliation of the epidermis evens out the surface and texture of the skin. Thanks to this the skin can better absorb active ingredients contained in applied cosmetics. Exfoliation also helps to get rid of unsightly discolorations faster. It is a very important element in skin care, but women often overdo and use special exfoliating masks far too often. It is also a mistake to skip this step. It is recommended to use mild fine-grained or enzymatic peels with AHA/BHA acids once a week as an optimum. However, this should be adjusted according to your age and the sensitivity of your skin
- The skin’s weakened hydrolipid barrier
The hydrolipid layer is the skin’s protective barrier. Above all, it provides adequate moisture. Intensive use of mechanical peelings and exfoliating masks can disrupt the hydrolipid layer. It is worth avoiding products with SLS, which strongly dry the skin. Even for oily skin, it is worth choosing products that nourish and normalize the sebaceous glands
- Overloading the skin with various products
Excess of cosmetics in daily skin care can do as much damage as their absence. Although stores tempt with various promotions and joint offers, you should not use more than 3 to 5 products and change them more often than every month. Skin that gets too many different active ingredients will quickly become oversensitive. Skin care should support the natural functions of the skin, so do not overdo it with the amount of cosmetics
- Recommended products
You should choose products according to your own skin needs. The skin of a friend, mom or a famous influencer will certainly have different requirements, so you should not be too much impressed by their recommendations. Even if others use a cream with spectacular results, it is better to make sure what type of skin type it is designed for
How to properly care for the skin?
Proper skin care means, above all, patient repetition of daily procedures with the help of high-quality cosmetics with nutritional ingredients. It is worth taking care of a holistic approach, which will ensure faster results. In addition to using preparations tailored to your skin, you should also follow a healthy diet. To keep the skin properly hydrated you should drink about 2 liters of water a day and make sure to eat the recommended daily portion of fruit and vegetables. Especially valuable will be all products rich in vitamins A, E and C. They protect the skin from the harmful effects of free radicals and nourish the tissues from the inside. For the overall better well-being it is worth reducing the amount of consumed sugars and highly processed products. Lack of sleep is also strongly visible on the skin and contributes to its faster aging. It is worth taking care of a regular sleep pattern of at least 7-8 hours. In combination with the cosmetics used, the skin will be nourished, firm and full of radiance.