Not everyone knows how to care for the skin. Do you know the basics of skincare? Here are 10 tips to help you with your skincare.
1.Should I wash my face with cold or hot water?
Is it right to use hot or cold water to wash my face? What temperature should I choose? The answer is neither cold nor hot!
In general, washing your face with warm water is more appropriate than washing your face with cold water. Washing your face with warm water can make facial blood circulation better, and it is not easy to grow wrinkles — cold water shrinks, which is worse in helping facial skin blood circulation. If you do not like to wash your face with hot water, you can lower the temperature, a little warmer than cold water.
2. Sun protection is required all year round.
Sun protection is indispensable all year round, and skincare without sunscreen is not perfect. Sunscreen works by isolating the skin from UV rays. The “ultraviolet” in people’s mouth can be subdivided into long-wavelength UVA, medium-wavelength UVB, and short-wavelength UVC. UVA is long-wave ultraviolet, and UVB is medium-wave ultraviolet. Both of these waves can penetrate human skin and penetrate the dermis. UVB that tans the skin is usually present outdoors and is more intense in summer or sunny days. UVA is sunny in all seasons, and it is ubiquitous indoors and outdoors. Even if you stand in the outdoors on a cloudy day for one day in winter, you will not feel that your skin is brown. The effect of UVA will slowly accumulate in your skin, stimulate pigment synthesis and darken skin tone, and even cause skin aging and wrinkles.
3. The mask only has the function of hydrating.
There are various types of sheet masks on the market: whitening masks, acne masks, anti-wrinkle masks. Unfortunately, there are thousands of types of covers, which have only one effect, that is, “hydrating.”
There are two main effects of applying a mask: one is to “wet” the stratum corneum with the water it carries; the other is to add a layer of sealing film so that the lost moisture stays in the stratum corneum. The stratum corneum absorbs water and swells, lining up tightly and neatly. Under the reflection of light, the skin will look tender and bright, and even feel white.
But in fact, the water stays in the stratum corneum and does not enter the deep skin. This has caused the mask to “hydrate” only temporarily.
4. Don’t clean your face deeply often.
There is no deep skin cleansing in medicine. Exfoliating is equivalent to removing the protective layer. Some people wash their face many times a day, rubbing and grinding the exfoliating products frequently, and often use various “deep cleansing” skincare products, which is a very wrong way of skincare. Don’t think that the cuticle is terrible. The stratum corneum is a basic structure that constitutes the skin barrier of the human body. Frequent exfoliation quickly destroys the skin’s barrier function. For example, it promotes the formation of inflamed red skin, which causes rapid skin aging, and at the same time, the skin is prone to various problems such as sensitivity.
5. Don’t pat your face when applying skincare products.
Many women do this when taking skincare products:
Apply on the hands, then pat the face until absorbed; pour on the hands and then gently rub with a circular motion; pour on a cotton pad and gently wipe on the face; pour on the hands first and then heat, then pat the face; Put it on your hand and press it with the back of your hand to pat it hard, so that these precious nutrients “eat into” the skin …
In fact, when applying skincare products, although clapping a face or massaging can bring pleasure, it does not help absorption but accelerates the evaporation of skincare products. Excessive force will irritate the skin and cause unnecessary damage.
6. Collagen does not get into your face.
Collagen is a large molecular structure, and the channels on human skin are tiny. The collagen applied to the face is almost impossible to be absorbed by the epidermis.
Collagen is essential for human skin and can help maintain skin firming. However, because collagen is a macromolecular structure and cannot be directly absorbed by the body, it needs to be converted into amino acids by the digestive system. Then different types of amino acids are used to make up different proteins required for different parts of the human body.
7.No skincare product can shrink pores.
As the saying goes, when you are in a hurry to get medical treatment, many girls will begin to pin their hopes on various skincare products that claim to shrink pores, but in fact, you are only in the business marketing routine.
Cruelly tell you the truth: once the pores become larger, no skincare product will be able to recover it unless you open the medical beauty program!
8. There are no fast-acting whitening products.
There are a lot of whitening products on the market, and some of them can immediately see the whitening effect. But experts say there are no quick-acting whitening products.
This kind of immediate effect product is divided into two categories: one is the addition of reflective and fluorescent components. Mica stone, for example, allows your skin to refract more light as soon as you apply it, showing a false whitening effect. This kind of mineral powder is used for a long time. If makeup is not removed thoroughly, it is easy to block pores and cause inflammation and acne. The other is the addition of hormones, steroids, etc., to achieve a rapid whitening effect in a short time. And the long-term use of such substances may cause hormone-dependent dermatitis. Please don’t buy it.
9. Don’t use too many kinds of skincare products.
There are many types of skincare products. To achieve multiple effects, some people will apply all skincare products on the face layer by layer: hydrating, moisturizing, whitening, and so on. Skincare, in this way, is harmful to the skin.
10. Antioxidants do not reduce wrinkles.
Antioxidants work by preventing the formation of free radicals (free radicals are one of the leading causes of skin damage), but they cannot repair existing skin damage.