What beauty routine for my face
Most of you often tell me, Ahoua, I don't know what type of product to use for my skin, I have tried several products and none of them suit me, my skin is too dry, oily, etc...
I therefore share here with you tips and products to use according to your type of dry, oily, combination, mature skin.
We will always remain in simplicity and minimalism.
If you apply these routines in a disciplined way, I promise you that you will get a result with flawless and well-groomed skin.
As a reminder, the skin regenerates every 21 days, a routine is to be applied at least during these 21 days in order to have enough hindsight to know if it suits you or not.
On the other hand, food plays an important role because we are what we eat ^^
How to determine your skin type?
Easy little trick to determine your skin type, preferably in the morning:
- Cleanse face as usual without stripping. If the cleanser rinses off, use lukewarm water.
- Wipe gently by dabbing without rubbing.
- Wait an hour without applying anything.
- Observe the characteristics: shine, comfort, pores, pimples, …
The routine for dry skin
Dry skin is thin with visible scales and sometimes lighter patches. She is also uncomfortable and tight. It lacks lipids and itches.
1) Cleanse your skin with a superfatted cold soap, rich in oils, mild and preferably fragrance-free. This type of soap generally does not lather much but cleans without stripping. You can also use a neutral cleansing base that respects the skin's hydrolipidic film.
2) If you wear makeup, you can use for example virgin coconut oil , calendula macerate or jojoba oil for gentle make-up removal. If you prefer liquid, use, for example, cornflower hydrosol suitable for dry skin, prone to scabs or eczema.
3) Daily care: for very dry skin, think of the Shea Butter which has nothing more to prove in terms of effectiveness. It allows to have a skin protected against the external aggressions of the day, wind, pollution, sun, stress, ect. The day cream is also a base for make-up. In addition to shea butter, you can use creams rich in Aloe Vera, Jojoba oil, vegetable glycerin, etc. Apply your cream well to the neck.
4) Evening care: I recommend oils rich in avocado, jojoba, macadamia, camellia, apricot. You can also use the same treatment as in the morning if it suits you. cocoa butter also works wonders in night care. Apply it to your face before going to bed to have guaranteed soft skin when you wake up.
The routine for oily skin
Oily skin is thick, visible and enlarged pores. The sebum makes it shine and it is prone to pimples. Using harsh soaps, alcohol-based lotions, or harsh wipes doesn't do oily skin any favors.
1) Cleanse your skin with a base or neutral cleansing foam. You can add a few drops of rose geranium, rosemary or lavender essential oil to your base or mousse.
2) Remove your make-up or refresh your face with lavender or verbena hydrosol recommended for oily people.
3) Daily care: jojoba oil regulates sebum production and limits the appearance of comedones. It is very rich in linoleic acid and vitamin E. In addition, jojoba oil has a composition very close to human sebum. It is therefore a very good oil for oily skin.
You can also use a cream or fluid containing aloe vera, essential oils of rosemary, lavender, tea tree, apricot kernel vegetable oil.
4) Evening care: cleanse like in the morning. You can use a charcoal soap which is detoxifying and soothing. Then apply a few drops of vegetable oil of argan or grapeseed. These oils are suitable for oily skin because they are regulating without a greasy effect.
5) Once a week, do a mask green clay which puts an end to excess sebum, while regulating its production.
The routine for combination skin
It has the characteristics of dry skin on the cheeks and temples and those of oily skin on the forehead, nose and chin (T zone).
1) Cleanse your skin with a base or neutral cleansing foam. You can add a few drops of rose geranium essential oil to your base or neutral mousse.
2) Remove your makeup or refresh your face with hydrosol or floral water of lavender, rose geranium, verbena or peppermint. Apply to face and neck.
3) For day and evening care, I refer you to those for oily skin, the routine will be just as effective.
The routine for mature skin
We can't escape it! signs of passing time, wrinkles are there to recall good memories ^^
Like all organs, the skin ages according to a genetically programmed chronological process. Nevertheless, certain genetic, physiological, sometimes even pathological factors can play a role. The aging of the skin is also influenced by our lifestyle, our diet, stress, our exposure to the sun, to tobacco...
1) Cleanse your skin with a mild cold soap or a soap-free cleansing gel.
2) Remove your make-up or refresh your face with lavender, myrtle or everlasting flower hydrosol. Apply to both face and neck.
3) Daily care: the care of mature skin must be based on enhanced hydration thanks to active ingredients such as hyaluronic acid, vitamin E, Shea Butter, in argan oil, hemp oil, rosehip, apricot kernel, ect.
4) Evening care: you can use the same products as in the morning to cleanse, moisturize and nourish your skin. cocoa butter applied to the skin at night works wonders when you wake up.
Trick: to promote the elimination of dark circles and puffiness, tap the brow bone from the nose to the ear. Same thing on the bone under the eye, always from the nose to the ear. If your pockets are important, be sure to reduce your salt intake.
Obviously all of the oils and hydrosols mentioned above are not to be used at the same time. Start with 2 or 3 products in your routine and observe the evolution over a period of at least 21 days.
Another thing: skin with or without makeup must necessarily be cleaned in the evening before bedtime in order to eliminate all traces of pollution and sweat. In addition, it is during the night that the skin regenerates, evening care of any kind should not be underestimated.
what about food
For oily and combination skin, for example, we will favor foods rich in zinc which reduce the secretion of sebum, oils rich in omega 3 and we avoid fast sugars.
Dry skin: fruits and vegetables rich in water and mineral salts such as fresh spinach, salads, cucumbers, tomatoes, broccoli and various cabbages, oils rich in omega 3.
We drink a lot of water!
Other skin types come into play such as acneic, sensitive, dehydrated skin, etc.
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Have you picked up on all of these tips? what routine are you going to put in place right now?
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