The signs of ageing are first visible on the skin. Skin inevitably starts to age after the age of 20. This is when wrinkles become more pronounced, skin slowly loses elasticity, and it becomes thinner, drier and drier. As the years go by, the skin's protective capacity also starts to decline. But we can slow down the appearance of wrinkles and, above all, we can make our skin look healthy and wrinkles less noticeable. You've probably heard countless times that skin care is the first step to healthy, glowing skin. Proper and regular skincare is essential, whatever your skin type.
The first step to maintaining healthy skin, which you really should never skip, is cleansing. Use mild cleansers and cleanse your skin twice daily, morning and evening, using lukewarm water. Cleansing removes oil, bacteria, dust, makeup, dead skin cells, and dirt and allows the skin to breathe. A thoroughly cleansed face is a necessary part of your daily routine. Cleansing prepares the skin for further care.
Unclean skin means clogged pores, accelerated acne formation on the face and consequently itchy, irritated and extremely dry skin. Such skin looks visibly aged.
This is followed by the application of a toner. Most of the time, this is just left out of the daily routine. But toner is an essential step in skincare, applied after cleansing and before applying a cream. Applying a toner will help to remove any residue left on your skin after washing. In addition, the toner serves as a base for the application of serums and creams.
Toner should always be used after washing, before applying serum and cream.
As the toner moisturises the skin, the cream you use on your face is better absorbed into the skin and performs its function more effectively. The toner, therefore, moisturises the skin and prepares it for the application of serums and creams to achieve their full effect. Although it looks like you can leave it out of your daily routine, we strongly recommend it. Your skin will thank you for it.
And how to choose the right and most suitable cream and serum?
The first rule should be - don't buy with your eyes but with knowledge. First, get to know your skin, what it needs, what it looks like, and what its texture is. Make sure you always and always adapt your cosmetics to your skin's needs. Every skin is unique and needs tailored care. Something that suits your friend may not necessarily suit you. Check the ingredients and check the suitability of the product before you buy - check online for reviews, articles and comparisons. Best still, try samples to test before you buy. This way, you can check the texture, the effect of the cream and whether it works for you.
It's not all about skincare - it's a lot, a lot, about lifestyle. Smoking, poor diet, alcohol, sunbathing, and air pollution also affect the skin condition. So - moderation in everything and taking care of yourself.
Did you know that women's skin ages faster than men's? Why? The layer under the epidermis, made up of collagen fibres, which serves as a support and plays an important role in nourishing the epidermis, thins faster in women.