Good facial care should ideally consist of several components: a thorough but mild cleansing, a moisturizer, a serum and an eye cream. Scrubs and
can also be carried out as required.
Our facial skin is exposed to external influences every day, such as sun, wind, dry heating air, air conditioning, air pollution etc ... it is therefore important to provide the skin with all the nutrients it needs to stay healthy and beautiful by means of a good care routine. The skin often tries to give us signals that it needs more moisture or more vitamins: it becomes dry, irritated, flaky or even begins to itch. Let's go through an ideal facial care routine step by step:
Preferably twice a day. When it comes to cleansing the skin of the face, you shouldn't use a “normal” bar of soap, because the protective acid mantle of the skin is stressed. The exception are so-called "soap-free" wash bars with a pH value that does not stress the skin. In the morning you can clean the skin with just lukewarm water, in the evening you can use mild cleansing products such as a washing gel or cleansing milk. For women who like to wear a lot of make-up, it is also very important here to thoroughly remove all make-up residues in order to avoid clogging the pores and breaking off the eyelashes. The "repair" and recovery of the skin during the night can only take place if the active ingredients can penetrate the skin unhindered. And for that it has to be clean. We recommend using a mild make-up remover especially for removing mascara, which is applied to a cotton pad or cotton ball. Please do not rub too hard to avoid irritation.
Cream or serum?
After cleansing, moisture is essential for rosy, healthy and beautiful skin. You should also include the neck and décolleté here, as the skin is relatively thin there and creases can form quite quickly. With a good cream or a good serum you want to achieve the following: the functions of the skin should be preserved, it should look well-groomed and feel soft. A serum
is a concentrated care product with a light texture which can be liquid or even slightly oily. Due to the special molecular structure of the serum, the active ingredients penetrate deeply and effectively into the skin. Often times, serums are preferred in the morning of a cream because they feel lighter on the skin and provide a good foundation for makeup. Serums and light moisturizers are also best for men as they don't leave a shiny film on the skin. With a serum, one pipette filling for the face and neck is usually sufficient. Creams are generally a bit richer and therefore serve well as night care, here a hazelnut-sized amount should be sufficient.
A special eye cream or light eye gel should be used for the delicate eye area. Please do not massage or rub here, the product should always be lightly tapped in from the inside out (for example with your ring finger). Blinking and smiling often cause the first wrinkles in this region, so you should use eye care twice a day from your late twenties. Tip: if you have the Eye cream
Stored in the refrigerator, you get an extra freshness kick in the morning!
The skin regenerates itself within a 4-week cycle: in a lifelong cycle, the skin cells migrate from the inside to the outside and are then shed on the surface. A sufficient supply of moisture is very important for the skin: it is best to drink 1.5 to 2 liters of still water a day, then the skin will also be well nourished!
To help the skin get rid of dead skin, one can Scrubs
use. These are available in different versions, from mild cream peelings with synthetic beads to somewhat coarser ones based on sugar. Please ensure that you do not exfoliate the skin too often, thereby stressing it and destroying its natural protective barrier. If you "sand" the skin too often, bacteria can penetrate more easily and inflammation can occur. With normal to oily skin, you can gently exfoliate once a week, with sensitive skin it is best not at all in order not to unnecessarily stress the skin. A rich cream or mask should always be applied after peeling.
-, cream, gel or cloth masks, masks provide our skin with an extra portion of nutrients and moisture or free it thoroughly of impurities. Masks usually stay on the skin of the face for 15-20 minutes and are then either removed with a damp cloth or, in the case of a peel-off mask. Sometimes you can just massage in the leftovers. You should always follow the instructions on the packaging to get the best effect.