Thousand products to fight acne but that do not lead to any results? Maybe you use them wrong! Here's how to do it!
As you girls know my skin has an acne tendency. I had talked about it a few weeks ago.I’ve been struggling with acne for years. I have done many tests and sessions by the best dermatologists in my area and studied a lot to get the best for my prone cystic acne. I used highly concentrated acids and lots of strong pills, but I’m not really a fan of all these chemicals. It took years but in the end I found the right regiment for my skin!
First important thing is to apply your products in specific steps. From lighter to heaviest.
1. Makeup remover
2. Cleansing products
7. Eye cream
9. Specific treatment
1. Makeup remover + cleansing products
This is called “double cleansing”. I personally use a oil makeup remover and a gel cleansing.
There are 2 types of exfoliation:
– physical (sonic brushes, granuls)
– chemical (products with glycol acid, AHAs and BHAs acids, chemical peels
Both are good but don’t use them together: you can extra exfoliate too much and damage your skin.
Toner is so important to rebalance the PH level of your skin. Apply with a cotton disc all over the face.
Essence is the lighter product and its texture is like water. It is used to prepare your skin to absorb all the next products.
Serum is a skincare product that deliver powerful ingredients directly into the skin. Serum is particularly suited to this task because it is made up of smaller molecules that can penetrate deeply into the skin and deliver a very high concentration of active ingredients. This makes them a great tool for targeting specific skincare concerns.
6. Eye cream
The skin around the eyes is more fragile, more prone to dryness, and quicker to show age and fatigue. Squinting and constant movement of the eyes also hasten the appearance of lines and wrinkles, and fluids collect under the eyes and cause puffiness and dark circles. Eye creams can address some of these issues.
Picking a moisturizer is a must, no matter what kind of skin you have — oily, dry or a combination of both.
Moisturizers not only increase the skin’s water content, but they also protect the skin and encourage an orderly desquamation (shedding) process that makes the skin appear more smooth.
SPF, or Sun Protection Factor,is a measure of how well a sunscreen will protect skin from UVB rays, the kind of radiation that causes sunburn, damages skin, and can contribute to skin cancer.
Add this following steps 2/3 times a week to your skincare regiment:
– facial steam
– face masks
– facial massages (use your finger tips or specific tools)
Some more tips:
– first go to a good dermatologist
– always read the list of ingredients in every skin products before purchase
– if you have sensitive skin prefer chemical exfoliation to physical
– for sensitive acne prone skin is good to use products with AHAs and BHAs acids. They can be used together and they exfoliate in 2 different ways: AHAs remove skin cells from the first layer of the skin (examples of AHAs acids are glycol acid, lactic acid, mandolin acid, magic acid), BHAs remove skin cells in the deep derma so they are amazing for cystic acne (example of BHAs acids is salycid acid)
These products DO NOT be used together:
– AHAs, BHAs and Benzoyl Peroxide with Vitamin C
– Benzoryl Peroxide with AHAs, BHAs acids
You can use them in different days (ex. One day vitamin C, one day Benzoyl Peroxide, one day AHAs and BHAs acids).
In addition to these daily steps, alternating periods (1 or 2 times a year) I go to the beautician or to the oxygen therapy spa. Oxygen therapy is a facial treatment (a cycle ranging from 5 to 6 sessions) indicated for acneic skin, in which 98% pure oxygen is used which together with hyaluronic acid, vitamins A, C and E, amino acids and a pool of 87 mineral trace elements, detonates, nourishes and revitalizes the cells in the deeper layers of the skin, thus promoting its regeneration. Immediately the skin is brighter, deep clean, the skin texture is improved and the face is more relaxed. It hinders the aging of the epidermis!
High frequency facial treatment
The high frequency facial is a skin care treatment you do at home. I wrote explain what it is and how to use it.