All of us have definitely read at least one skin care product review. Most of you may think that some skin care products doesn’t work on your skin. There are several reasons behind it, and one of which is how and maybe when you’re supposed to use it.
Here are some ways in which you can make your skin care products effective on you:
Exfoliate. Exfoliating regularly will make your skin more smooth. Exfoliation clears out your pores for the products to get in. To remove dirt and oil from your pores, basic facial cleansers will do the trick. However, enzyme or acid-based cleansers will be able to help increase absorption.
Application. Sometimes we have a lot of skin problems that occur all at the same time. The secret to this is to treat whatever got in first just like a first-come,first-serve policy. If you’re using a lot of products for two different problems, it is best to do it one at a time, maybe apply one in the morning and one at night. After the application of the treatments, you can apply other items in order of “heaviness” (lighter creams-heavy creams). Retinoids, though is an exception to the rule because it can irritate sensitive skin if you apply this one first.
Clean. You should apply the skin care products on your face if it has just been washed because it quickly absorbs whatever you put—even retinoids. An exception to the rule—mineral-based sunscreen.
Make it Warm. It is best to wash your face with lukewarm water instead of cold because it’ll slightly raise your skin’s temperature which in turn cause your pores to widen. As a result, the products that you’ll apply will be absorbed quickly.
The final garnish. For making absorption faster, it is best that you put heavy occlusive ointments. These ointments may contain large amounts of waxes, natural butters, petrolatum and oils. Again, an exception to the rule—retinoids. Don’t do this if you apply retinoids.
Retinoids. You know when’s the best time to apply retinoids? Night time. These component work best when darkness hits because these ones weaken under the sun. Additionally, our skin’s temperature also increases at least half a degree when we sleep.
There are a lot of beauty secrets that you can do to enhance your skin. Though, this should also be regulated, if not, you could go from skin care to skin flare.