How many times have you agreed you would upgrade your skincare routine, and after a few days realised you couldn’t follow through. Many skincare routines can feel excessive, with double cleansing and too many different products to count; exfoliants, toners and moisturisers. With 2020 right around the corner, we want to help you optimise your skincare routine, and break it down into the key elements.
To simplify your skincare routine, we need to understand the two essential parts; cleansing and hydration. Cleansing and moisturising help to prime and protect your skin from environmental pollutants and UV rays, which accelerate the skin’s ageing process. Therefore, it is important to respect your skincare routine and to commit to these two parts.
Washing your face with a cleanser helps remove dead skin cells, makeup, pollution, etc… This is extra important before bed, as pollutants and allergens found in the air can impact ageing.
When cleansing, it is important to use a facial cleanser appropriate to your skin type. Using soaps designed for the body can be too harsh for the face, and can lead to a variety of skin problems such as dry and irritated skin or oily, acne-prone skin.
Your skin is thirsty, is it the largest organ of the body and is exposed to abrasion, pollutants and radiation every day. Hydration, whether you use moisturisers based on oil or water or, with or without anti-ageing components, this is key to maintaining a youthful complexion. This is especially important in Europe and the UK, where we have seasonal weather and our skin gets dried out by the cold in winter, and sun exposure during summer.
There are a wide variety of products on the market; day and night, protective and anti-ageing, and many more. There are also products that can be used day and night, to help you save a bit of money on your cosmetic shop. These products tend to contain protective and regenerative ingredients to help maintain and restore the skin barriers.
It is important to consider using a special product for the eyes, as the skin in this area is more sensitive. You may also consider products more tailored to tackle fine lines and crow’s feet around the eye.
When cleansing and hydrating, it is important not to focus entirely on your face, but to also remember the neck.
Self-care is the latest trend, however, it is more than just skin deep. This includes mindful and physical exercise, healthy drinking and eating habits and much more. But when you have the chance, it is a good idea to consider using an exfoliant (chemical or physical), the occasional facial mask or getting facial massages to give your skin the extra boost it needs.
If you feel like your usual products or routine can’t help with changes associated with ageing, there are plenty of alternatives available.
Dermal fillers such as PERFECTHA, are made from hyaluronic acid and can be used throughout the face to treat a variety of signs of ageing. PERFECTHA comes in 5 variations, designed to treat different signs of ageing in the various parts of the face. They can be used to add volume to the midface, recontour the jawline, to fill wrinkles and hollowing around the eyes and face, and more.
Learn more about PERFECTHA from your nearest physician.
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