Over the years, I have tried to study and advance my knowledge on skincare and its misconceptions. How important it is to use skincare. Benefits of skincare? Is it really necessary? Does the price point matter?
Ive listed down all the main points that I believe are very helpful, especially to a makeup artist. Some of this facts maybe surprising to some as they were to me when I discovered them. So I hope you find it useful.
1. People with OILY SKIN should use oil free moisturiser
2. But people with acne prone or DRY SKIN, moisturisers with oil can be helpful
3. Petroleum, humectants and glycerin all draw water into the skin
4. Humectants prevent the loss of moisture to the skin. Used in most if not ALL skincare products. Examples of humectants are glycerin and collagen
5. Coconut extract or OIL is a great natural, organic moisturiser. It contains fats that help moisturise the skin. The fats in coconut are very similar to those in the skin's barrier. Very useful for DRY SKIN and for ALL SKIN TYPES during the winter,
6. The most moisturising ingredients are:
Fats located in the natural oils produced by the skin, Skin produces these oils to hold the cells in the epidermis to create the skin protective barrier.
- Hyaluronic Acid
- Lactic Acid
- Salaginella Lepidophylla
An extract thats both a hemectant and antioxidant. It constantly renews and regenerates the skin, preventing loss of moisture
7. The best time to apply skincare is in the shower. Why?
- The humidity is drawn by the products allowing maximum moisture
- The pores open deeper allowing the products to sink in deeper.
8. RETINOL IS THE BEST WRINKLE PREVENTER (Vitamin A based compound) (When taken as pills, its teats oil production and bacteria thats causes inflammation and acne.
- It boosts collagen
- Softens skin
- Evens skin texture
- Evens skin tone
- Breaks down the presence of sunlight
- Active ingredient in Retinol is the acid which causes redness and flaking at the beginning stages of use. This is normal as it allows the skin to regenerate and create more collagen. The only downside to Retinol is that it takes a few months to show results, but results that are affective in the long run.
That’s the end of the post! Just a disclaimer, not everything I post and products I mention will work for you. I post whatever I personally know, tried and tested and I give my honest opinion. For any questions or inquires don’t forget to comment down below!
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