8 Recommendations For Skincare In These Days

The extra time we have every day from the quarantine gives us the perfect opportunity to improve and organize our facial treatment routine.

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Yes, we are at home all day, but that should not excuse not continuing with our facial routine. The skin does not forget; that is, what we do today with our skin’s care will have consequences in the future. That is why I share the 8 rules that I use to take care of my skin:

Do you know what your skin likes?

Identify what you like and what you don’t like, remember the principle of individuality that characterizes us, we are unique. Probably the routine that favors you does not necessarily favor another person. It’s all about testing and adapting to what your skin needs.

Take care of the skin of the face, neck, and chest as if they were a unit.

Most of the skin products that we use on the face should also be used on the neck and chest, especially sunscreen, antioxidant serums, and masks.

Incorporate antioxidant serums into your facial routine.

They are a vital supplement for protection against UV rays, infrared rays, and pollution.

Serums for the face are not unctuous or moisturizing as your moisturizer during the day and your nourishing cream at night should be; on the contrary, they are light and absorb quickly, they are rich in substances that will benefit your skin for a long time (mainly rich in vitamin C and E). They can penetrate your skin quickly and leave a high concentration of active ingredients in it.

It is important to exfoliate the skin.

Consult with your doctor what type of exfoliation for the face is beneficial for your skin since there is chemical exfoliation (formulas) that dissolve dead cells of the superficial layer and dirt, and mechanical manual exfoliation with micro granules, which removes the dead cells. You might also consider other treatment from a licensed doctor, which can give you information on botox.

The exfoliation during quarantine should be once a week, and I recommend that it be manual. People have a greater or lesser tolerance depending on the method or formula we use; the key is to find that point where the exfoliation process does NOT cause inflammation. That way, you will get rid of dead cells and stimulate cell growth so you can show off that fresh and healthy glow.

Avoid using antibacterial soaps.

We obsess over feeling clean; we abuse antiseptics, alcohol gel, and antibacterial soaps; these have a great impact on our “microbiome” and weaken our first line of defense. Also, alcohol dries out our skin.

Eliminate skin tonics or astringents that contain alcohol.

Use broad-spectrum sunscreen for the face every day.

No matter the form, it can be a cream, lotion, spray, or powder. With which you feel most comfortable. Ideally, you should go for a chemical that filters ultraviolet light.

Don’t self-medicate.

Most medications cause side effects on the skin, take medications only prescribed by the specialist and responsibly, always read the side effects to know if you will find yourself at a disadvantage, and even more so, take action by making changes in your routine and your lifestyle lifetime.

Avoid contacting your skin with the cell phone.

These not only have opportunistic bacteria, but they cause the appearance of acne and just looking at the phone form those horizontal wrinkles on the neck. We recommend using the hands-free option or putting on your headphones.

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How To Prevent It From Being Abused By The Weather And External Factors?

The skin is our largest organ and the part of our body that is in direct contact with the outside world. Therefore, it is exposed daily to different external agents. During the winter, these factors multiply, and taking care of it is a must. “Winter, in addition to promoting respiratory infections, has a significant impact on the skin of our entire body. The cold, the wind, the humidity, the changes in temperature between the outside and the inside and the heating devices of the different environments all have an impact.

On the other hand, being covered and covered with our clothes many times we forget that the skin exists. All this, skin type, body’s skin cause it to dehydrate, become dry, flake, giving it a rough texture with a dull and dull appearance, in addition to losing elasticity and flexibility. In sensitive skin, as in tissue of those who suffer from rosacea, often forgets aggravated in many cases, leading to irritation.

Time Of Care

For all that has been said, winter skincare must be extreme and, in turn, must be carried out correctly. How is this? The fundamental care at this time has to do with hydration but also emphasizes that it is the right time for restructuring, thus favoring surface cell renewal and stimulating the production of collagen and elastin. As for special areas such as eyelids, lips, or hands, we must know that the care has to be specific since their functional characteristics are different.

For these daily winter care, it is important to have some essential products that the dermatologist will recommend according to the person’s skin type and age. The dermocosmetic market offers a large number of products that provide us with efficacy and safety. For the face:

  • micellar water or cleansing gels
  • a moisturizing cream
  • a sunscreen
  • an antioxidant product with vitamin C
  • an anti-aging for the night

Hands And Continuous Washing

During this time of pandemic and quarantine, the hands are the ones that are suffering the most due to frequent and excessive washing and the use of alcohol gel. We notice them drier, rougher and sometimes they start to turn red and crack. In turn, these cracks generate pain and discomfort. Alcohol gel, bleach etc. They sweep away the hydrolipidic protection layer that the skin has. In this way, it loses its natural defense, begins to dry out, and becomes irritated, producing contact dermatitis. How can we minimize this impact? It is essential to moisturize them with an emollient cream after each wash and use gloves to handle bleach or cleaning products.

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FPS: What Is Its Meaning?

SPF stands for “sun protection factor.” In general, the SPF number indicates how long the skin can be exposed without burning to UV radiation.

How is it calculated?

The SPF depends on skin phototype. In the case of skin that, with given radiation, takes 10 minutes to redden (DEM: minimal erythematogenous dose), if an SPF of 30 were applied, it could remain in the sun for 300 minutes without burning, the SPF 30 will provide 5 hours of protection.

As you imagine, the calculation of the SPF depends on multiple factors, on the characteristics of the skin, on how it is protected (tanned) at that time of year, from solar radiation, which in turn depends on latitude, on the weather conditions and the hours of incidence or exposure.

So, with a high FPS (50, for example), would it be enough to last a whole day at the beach?

The answer is resounding: “no.” If we use the previous DEM (10 minutes), with an FPS of 50, we would have for 500 minutes of exposure, more than 8 hours. However, the calculation is not that simple.

We must bear in mind that not all sunscreens are the same or protect our skin in the same way. We know that products that contain SPF, basically sunscreen, must be perfectly absorbed to provide those protection values. The calculations are very arbitrary and depend on many factors, such as the skin’s absorption capacity, thickness, intrinsic characteristics, and the temperature and environmental conditions or contact with water.

Factors influencing FPS

One of the factors that should most influence SPF’s choice is the skin phototype, since the lower the natural pigment of the skin, the higher the SPF of the product we use should be.

Remember what skin type you have to know which product will be most useful for you and your skin’s health:

  • Phototype I: always burns and never pigments.
  • Phototype II: always burns and is slightly pigmented.
  • Phototype III: rarely burns out and gradually pigments.
  • Phototype IV: never burns and always pigments.
  • Phototype V: pigmented races.
  • Phototype VI: black race.

We are not going to fool you; the FPS calculation is confusing. Depending on the product, it may have been obtained using different values ​​and vary from one pharmaceutical laboratory to another depending on the amount of product applied per unit area and the type of light source used, which means that these products are not always comparable.

Another concept often linked to sun protection products is the translation of SPF into English SPF ( sun protection factor ), which measures protection against UVB rays. There is also the PPD ( persistent pigment darkening ), which is the index that measures the ability to produce long-lasting or immediate pigmentation of the skin, and that indicates protection against UVA rays.…

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