10 Golden Rules to Care for your Skin on a Daily Basis
Some habits are essential in order to care for your skin and have a lifelong radiant complexion. Whatever your skin type, here are the ten essential habits.
Specific care for each skin type
In order to take care of and respect your skin, first and foremost make sure to choose products specially designed for your skin type. Dry skin does not have the same needs as oily skin. Choosing natural products almost always ensure the maximum skincare potential.
Pay special attention to fragile areas
Some parts of your face (eye contour, lips, etc.) have particularly fine, fragile skin. They need specific care, especially the eye contour and the lips. These areas of your face are more sensitive and deserve special attention.
Taking care of sensitive skin begins with make-up removal. In order not to stress your skin and to respect its natural balance, make sure to use a pH-neutral natural make-up remover, specially formulated to cleanse your epidermis gently. Natural oils such as coconut oil or almond oil are good options for this.
Eyes: a risk area
The eye contour skin is ten times finer than the skin on the rest of the face. Choose a specific routine for make-up removal in this area. Natural oils are good options for this area as well.
Exfoliation is indispensable
Use a suitable exfoliation treatment once or twice a week. It must be effective yet gentle and respectful. Choose a pH-neutral exfoliation product such as a sugar or salt scrub with natural oils are perfect for smoothing and purifying the skin while respecting its natural balance. The African Body Sponge is also an excellent inexpensive exfoliant.
Moisturizing is essential
The dermis is made up of 70% water and the epidermis, 15%. In order to keep the skin well moisturized, it is important to have a daily bath routine that maximizes the amount of moisture in the skin. An after shower oil is the perfect option as it provides the opportunity to lock in the most moisture immediately after a shower. Using a natural moisturizer on top of this such as Shea butter is a way to retain that moisture throughout the day.
Preferably hypoallergenic make-up
To avoid the risk of allergies linked to the use of products that are not suited to your skin, choose hypoallergenic and/or natural make-up specially formulated to meet the needs of all skin and eye types, even sensitive skin.
Whatever the season, choose daily skincare products that include solar filters. They reduce the harmful effects of the sun, which accelerates skin ageing. Shea butter is one of many natural products that is also a natural sunscreen.
Watch out for external stress
Pollution, smoke, stress… All these have harmful effects on the skin. Use skincare products such as natural body butters to protect your skin against these daily stresses before leaving the house. Be sure to cleanse your skin thoroughly with a natural cleansing product such as black soap when you come home in the evening.
Don't neglect the lips
As soon as you feel the need, use a restorative cream for the lips such as Shea butter, Cocoa butter and other natural butters. Do not hesitate to reapply to this particularly fragile area as often as necessary.