Following a good skincare is the first step for a healthy and glowing skin, but to do so it is essential to find the perfect face cream for you. Here we explain how to do it.
Have you ever wondered how to choose the face cream based on your skin type? What if the one you use every day is really perfect for you or maybe you made the wrong purchase? These are very common questions and, often, small mistakes are made in good faith that lead to choosing the wrong product and, therefore, not getting the desired result.
If every skin needs different ingredients, there is, however, one detail that must never be missing: sun protection. To be worn every day of the year, the face cream can contain a sunscreen (never below the factor of 30) or, failing that, you can apply an ad hoc sunscreen after the hydration step. This will protect the skin from free radicals by slowing down skin aging and UVA and UVB damage.
Maybe it's time to stop and try to better understand which ingredients are ideal for you and, consequently, which cream to add to your beauty routine.
- The ingredients to know
- If you have dry skin
- If you have combination skin
- If you have sensitive / reactive skin
- For mature skin
The ingredients to know
Before discovering how to choose the face cream it is good to understand what are the main ingredients and active ingredients that can be contained in the various formulations. To find out, of course, it is always good to read the INCI placed, usually, on the back of the product, remembering that the order of the ingredients also determines the greater percentage within the cream itself.
Among the thousands and more references in the field, the main ones to know are:
- Aloe: moisturizing, emollient and soothing;
- Hyaluronic Acid: moisturizing, anti-wrinkle, rebalancing and elasticizing;
- Snail slime: healing, stain-resistant and soothing;
- Betaglucan: moisturizing, protective and antioxidant;
- Shea Butter: protective, nourishing, softening and anti-aging;
- Argan oil: moisturizing, emollient and anti-wrinkle;
- Jojoba oil: soothing, protective, moisturizing, antioxidant and nourishing;
- Almond Oil: moisturizing, elasticizing and softening;
- Sodium PCA: moisturizing and restorative.
If you have dry skin
Characterized by a feeling of perennial tension, dry skin needs a good dose of moisturizing and nourishing. This type of skin, in fact, lacks the superficial lipid layer and therefore is very dry to the touch and the signs of aging can be very early and clearly visible.
Precisely for this reason it is good to choose ingredients of natural origin and with a high moisturizing power such as coconut butter, cocoa and shea butter, macadamia and argan and the like. All these elements will work in synergy to deeply hydrate the skin and stimulate the lower layers to produce water and hydration.
If you have combination skin
Combination skin is absolutely not to be confused with oily or acne-prone skin. Here we are in a middle situation, which is very common for many, where some areas of the face produce more fat, have more dilated pores and, consequently, tend to shine more easily. These areas, usually identified with the T zone, i.e. forehead and nose (with the addition of a chin in some cases), contrast with areas that are decidedly drier or with normal skin. Here the skin feels drier and there is less chance of seeing small pimples or impurities.
The choice of the right cream for combination skin, in this case, can fall on astringent and antibacterial products that will balance the various areas. Be careful, however, not to forget the moisturizing power that will serve both for the fattest and the driest areas. Yes to compact textures, and with heat to those in gels, with ingredients such as mallow and avocado
In this case, in addition to a cream, it will also be useful to work with different masks for each area of the face.
If you have sensitive / reactive skin
When we talk about sensitive skin, we must be very careful because this type of skin reacts very easily with redness, inflammation and rashes. Also reactive to external atmospheric agents, this type of skin has precise and well-targeted needs which should not be underestimated when choosing a face cream for sensitive and reactive skin.
Often also characterized by severe skin dryness, the face cream for sensitive skin needs greater hydration in depth to rebalance the skin and, in addition, it is good to use soothing and calming ingredients such as calendula, Aloe, chamomile and cornflower.
Snail slime is also useful which, in addition to hydrating and having anti-aging power, is a natural healing agent that can help eliminate the signs caused by pimples and impurities.
For mature skin
The passing of the years also marks the skin in an unmistakable way and, if it is impossible to regenerate it and keep it taut forever, it is possible to work (and prevent) so that wrinkles and signs of aging are less visible. The various layers of the skin, over time, tend to slow down cell regeneration and the production of collagen; all this therefore leads to greater skin dryness and increasingly visible wrinkles.
In this case, in addition to soft and very moisturizing textures, it is good to add ingredients such as retinol, hyaluronic acid, real anti-aging concentrates that will hydrate the deeper layers, plumping the skin.
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