Beautiful skin, a healthy complexion and a fresh, natural look, who does not want that? Here are a lot of little tips and tricks to improve and preserve your look. For a well-groomed appearance begins with the skin care.
1. Regular cleaning
Morning and evening cleansing not only removes creams and make-up, it also removes skin fat and sweat. The pores do not clog and bacteria can not multiply.
2. Cleansing milk instead of water
Water alone is unable to dissolve the greasy mix of sebum, cream and make-up from the skin. This requires lipophilic (fat-dissolving) substances, such as those found in cleansing milk.
The cleansing milk is best rubbed in with fingertips or a sponge and allowed to soak in for a short time and then rinse off with plenty of warm water.
3. Tonic builds up
Facial Toner helps speed up the recovery phase of the acid mantle, which typically takes 20 to 30 minutes to cleanse. In addition, facial lotion removes the limescale deposits of the tap water and cleaning debris that can clog the pores in the long term and thus cause impurities.
4. Cleanse mature skin
For the cleansing of mature skin water-in-oil emulsions are best suited as they preserve the acid mantle of the skin. Also suitable are cleansing creams enriched, for example, with valuable vegetable oils such as jojoba, soy or sweet almond.
5. Soap only on sturdy, oily skin
Since soap belongs to the alkaline cleaning agents and thus attacks the acid mantle, soap should be used only for very robust, rather greasy skin. For all other skin types should be dispensed with regular soap.
6. For sensitive or dry skin lotion without alcohol
In order not to burden the fat and moisture balance of a sensitive or dry skin even further, no toner should be used with alcohol, but only alcohol-free Tonics or thermal water sprays. Redness, inflammation and itching are avoided.
7. Fine-pored, rosy complexion through peeling
Horny scales make the skin look colorless and dull. An appropriate to the skin type peeling removes these skin cells without irritating the skin and stimulates blood circulation. Tiny synthetic beads or natural granules of crushed apricot kernels, bran or sea sand act like ultrafine sandpaper.
8. Masks - quick beauties
The effect of masks is immediately visible, so masks are also called the fast beauty of cosmetics. Masks with a high moisture content make the skin cells swell, making the skin more plump, fresher and smoother, wrinkles are reduced.
For the tired skin, there are special moisturizing masks with herbal extracts such as menthol, mint, camphor etc. They have a refreshing and cooling effect, redness and swelling disappear. Moisturizing masks with extracts of chamomile, lemon balm and hops sooth the sensitive, irritated skin.
9. Night creams support regeneration
At night, the rate of cell division is eight times higher than during the day, which means that the regeneration process is in full swing. On mild morning swelling you can see that the removal of lymph fluid and slags does not work so well at night. Night creams with active ingredient complexes of ginkgo, pro-vitamin E, amino acids from wheat proteins etc. support the regeneration of the skin.
10. Observe the limited shelf life of creams
Printed best before dates apply to unopened jars and tubes. Opened creams should always be well closed and, if possible, used within 3 months, especially if stored at room temperature.
The warmer, the faster the contained oils can become rancid or bacteria form in the crucible. This applies all the more to natural cosmetics. Self-absorbed non-preservative creams should be used immediately or frozen.