Smoothness, elasticity and natural radiance are signs of beautiful skin. Regular and high-quality moisturizing will help to keep it like this for a long time. In the article we will talk about the nuances of combating dry skin of the face and body.
Moisturized skin looks fresh and beautiful, effectively performs its protective function and copes with the negative effects of the environment. Moisturizing is the main step in basic skin care. But you need to moisturize the skin not only externally, but also internally. Moisturizers in cosmetics are able to attract and retain moisture, but they can only take it from our body. Therefore, for moistened skin, the drinking regime is important — if there is insufficient fluid intake, the epidermis will not receive precious moisture.
With a lack of moisture, there is a feeling of dryness and tightness of the skin — these are the first signs of dehydration. It is necessary to respond in a timely manner to the deterioration of the skin condition and focus on intensive hydration.
Why is it important
Against the background of an insufficient level of moisture in the skin, the production of collagen and elastin decreases, its elasticity and elasticity sharply decrease.
As a result:
Wrinkles appear earlier. With age, the sebaceous glands reduce the production of subcutaneous fat. And the sooner you start to regularly moisturize the skin, the later it will show signs of aging.
Wrinkles that are there become more pronounced. With a lack of moisture in the skin, collagen is synthesized less and is destroyed. Wrinkles on dehydrated skin are more visible.
The complexion fades, peeling appears. With insufficient moisture, the protective barrier of the skin is broken, and it becomes susceptible to external stimuli. As a result, redness and peeling occur, the skin acquires a gray tint and loses its natural radiance.
Inflammation develops. Owners of oily skin are often sure that they do not need moisturizing, and they actively use drying agents. This is the wrong approach. Excessive cleansing can provoke even more sebum production — this leads to clogged pores and the formation of acne.
Makeup doesn’t go on smoothly. With peeling, uneven skin texture and other manifestations of insufficient hydration, it is difficult to make an even makeup. Cosmetics will roll and emphasize imperfections.
Moisturized skin looks well-groomed and smooth
Moisturizer should be selected according to skin type. It is important not to confuse the genetically based skin type with its condition, which may be due to various factors.
There are four types of skin:
Oily. Such skin is characterized by enlarged pores, increased work of the sebaceous glands and oily sheen. Therefore, it is prone to inflammation and rashes.
Dry. The sebaceous glands with this type do not work enough, which means that the skin lacks sebum. This makes her more vulnerable to external influences. Dry skin is thin and dull, lacking moisture and natural protection.
Combined. In this case, there may be a combination of normal and dry, or oily and normal skin. In the T-zone, the activity of the sebaceous glands is increased.
Normal. This type is rare. Normal skin is hydrated and supple, with natural radiance, without pronounced imperfections. But in the absence of quality care, peeling and discomfort can occur.
With regular and proper care, any type of skin can look healthy and not cause much trouble. If care is chosen incorrectly, it can become problematic. Moisturizing the skin is an important condition for its beauty. And you can find good moisturizers for each type.
How to choose cosmetics for face care that will give results? It’s simple: products should suit your skin type and condition. ARAVIA Professional experts have developed online skin diagnostics. It’s free and takes a few minutes. At the end, you will receive a ready-made care program and useful beauty tips.
Sensitive and dry
Dryness and skin sensitivity often go hand in hand. Against the background of insufficient production of fatty lubrication and with a lack of moisture, dry skin becomes sensitive to aggressive environmental factors. This is manifested by irritation, tightness, peeling.
To moisturize sensitive skin, choose emollients based on natural oils. Protective lipo-cream, saturated with oils and moisturizing ingredients, creates a barrier that prevents moisture loss and reduces the negative effects of dry air and temperature changes on the skin. In addition, the tool restores lipid balance, eliminates peeling, relieves inflammation and irritation. The cream acts gently, so it can be used for sensitive skin.
With insufficient hydration of oily skin, sebum production increases. This can lead to blockage of pores and the development of an inflammatory process. Such skin needs intensive, but delicate cleansing and regular moisturizing. Choose cleansers that won’t dry out too much, stripping your skin of valuable moisture, and light moisturizers.
Washing cream with cotton oil easily and quickly removes make-up residues, impurities and excess sebum. Cotton oil, which is part of the product, moisturizes the skin, accelerates cellular metabolism, has antibacterial, antioxidant and protective properties. After washing, the skin is smooth and clean, without feeling dry and tight.
Balancing cream with a mattifying effect has a moisturizing, soothing and anti-inflammatory effect. Prevents the appearance of acne, normalizes the production of sebum, restores the protective barrier and retains moisture, makes the skin velvety, making it soft and tender. The light, non-greasy base of the cream is quickly absorbed, mattifies the skin, perfectly serves as a base cream for make-up.
If you have oily or combination skin, use a balancing cream with a moisturizing effect. Activated Charcoal Gel, Salicylic Acid Toner and Clay Purifying Mask complete the treatment.
With a lack of moisture, combination skin begins to actively shine in the T-zone (forehead, nose, chin), and peeling can be observed in the U-zone (lower part of the chin, cheeks, cheekbones, temples).
If there is a pronounced difference between the T and U-zone, combine different products: apply light moisturizers to the T-zone, and nourish the dry areas of the periphery of the face with denser creams. If the difference is insignificant, use universal products for all skin types.
In order for the components of care cosmetics to penetrate deep into the cells and to effectively moisturise combination skin, use enhanced products regularly.
Thus, facial exfoliating paste with enzymes gently and effectively cleanses the skin of impurities, removes dead skin cells and skin metabolic products. Eco-silicon dioxide in the composition of the product provides a soft mechanical effect, evens out the microrelief of the skin, deeply cleanses the pores. Papain polishes and smoothes the skin, stimulates cell renewal processes. The pink clay included in the composition has a bactericidal and soothing effect.
Moisturizing the face: basic rules.
In order for the skin of the face to be healthy, smooth and nourished, moisturizing should be a must in daily care.
Choose facial moisturizers with ingredients such as urea, hyaluronic acid, peptides, niacinamide, lactic acid, panthenol, oils, and follow these simple rules:
Don’t squeak your skin. Harsh scrubs and cleansers with simple alcohols have an aggressive effect on the skin and destroy its protective layer. It is better to use acid peel or enzyme powder. Such products deeply but delicately cleanse the skin of impurities and dead skin cells.
Moisturize your skin every day. Products with hyaluronic acid prevent moisture loss. After cleansing, apply Aqua Comfort Mist to the skin — it quickly and deeply moisturizes the skin of the face thanks to low molecular weight hyaluronic acid, glycerin, betaine and urea. With regular use, transepidermal moisture loss is reduced, the protective barrier is restored, peeling is eliminated, and the appearance of the skin improves.
Use a moisturizer according to your skin type. For example, dry skin requires a deep moisturizer. Intensely moisturizing cream with urea (10%) will instantly eliminate the feeling of tightness. The product is quickly absorbed and effectively moisturizes the skin, increases its barrier properties, helps to reduce transepidermal moisture loss.
Protect from the sun. Even a set of moisturizing products will not help to cope with dry skin if it is regularly exposed to the aggressive effects of sunlight. Be sure to protect your skin before going out with SPF.