Finding the perfect face cream that will protect you from environmental damage and keep you looking fresh, young and vibrant seems a far stretch from reality.
Facial creams are designed to create a protective cover over the skin that retains the epidermis' freshness and elasticity and prevents cell dryness. Begin by applying only a small amount of cream on your face and gradually increase the quantity until you've determined the ideal amount for your skin. Creams cannot do magic on their own, your input is required to give optimum results as well. Here's how to correctly apply your cream…it's the inside tips you've been waiting for!
Apply your face cream on a daily basis - even if you're not planning to wear makeup
Always apply your face cream on cleansed skin. Allow your face to dry for a few minutes before applying the cream, ensuring that no moisture remains on your skin before the cream application.
Pinch a small amount of cream onto fingertips and gently apply on your face - avoiding the sensitive eye area.
For ageless skin, start with the centre of your face and apply the cream in long upward strokes towards your temples to give your face a bit of a lift.
For your forehead, lightly massage the cream from the inner corners of the eyebrows, upwards and outwards.
Move on to apply the cream above the upper lip directing it towards the cheeks.
Finally, apply the cream to your neck, paying extra attention to the upward motion of the strokes.
Make sure that you apply the cream evenly but thoroughly so that it gets fully absorbed.
Always apply your face cream before apply foundation, even if your skin is oily. Make sure that the cream is completely absorbed before you apply makeup.
24 Hours Creams
Are you always on the go with no time left for pampering? A 24-hour cream is designed for people with modern lifestyles that are seeking for an effective treatment without devoting too much for it. It should not contain paraben or allergen fragrances and it is suitable for all skin types.
Back to basics. Restore your skin's PH level and create the perfect base for the moisturizing cream to act.
Scrubs live up to their name as they effortlessly remove dead cells from the skin making you feel like you just scrubbed years of stress, work and aging right off. Make sure that your scrubs are made of fine-cut grains to eliminate irritation of even the most sensitive skins.
Start your day on a positive note. High quality day creams for the face and neck will protect the skin from harmful environmental factors but also act against the ravages of time. A day cream which is used on a daily basis restores skin firmness and lost radiance whilst coming face-to-face with the aging process.
Ever wondered how you could wake up looking pretty? The secret lies in the attention you give your skin the night before. Night creams repair the damages that the skin incurs during the day, whilst preparing it to cope with the harmful internal and external factors to which it is exposed to all day long.
The 'panda look' never suited anyone so it's only natural that we continuously seek to find the best solution for this hereditary, diet or lifestyle problem. Skin experts stress that the eye area as the most delicate part of the face that requires special care due to the thinness of the skin. Eye care products are essential as they contain active ingredients that combat premature aging and dark circles whilst protecting the under eye skin from environmental damage.
Never underestimate the harmful effects of the sun on your skin all year round. A deep tan is definitely not worth the aftermath of the sun's harsh rays. Friend or foe, the sun is a major contributor to premature skin aging.
RECOMMENDATIONS-Listen to the experts!.
"Skincare is an extremely important integral part of an everyday routine. Any aesthetic technique we perform, surgical or non-surgical is significantly enhanced when applied on a background of healthy, hydrated, and clear skin."Alex D. Karidis, MD FRCS Plastic and Cosmetic Surgeon
"Not even the most brilliant cosmetic surgery can replace the need for daily skin care and environmental protection with the right products and active ingredients to suit your skin." Wendy Lewis Editor in Chief