Often these are foaming cleansers, sulfates are found in the list of ingredients “sodium lauryl sulfate, sodium laureth sulfate” they are quite aggressive surfactants especially the first, they eliminate sebum but also damage intercellular lipids and keratin on the surface of our keratinocytes. By using them, your skin barrier is damaged and dries out even more, but that’s not all. Your skin becomes sensitized, ie it becomes more vulnerable to pollution with aggressive cosmetic active ingredients and the less application of retinol causes redness. These tips are valid for the face but also for the body!
So stop buying a cleansing gel or a soap that will remove all the lipid film from the face to favor an oil, a milk or a make-up remover balm.
The Oat cleansing balm from Inkey list, a make-up remover balm to use in the evening to remove sunscreen or make-up. It especially if you have dry or irritated skin because the formula of this balm is relatively simple, it contains oats, sunflower oil and sweet almond.
It removes makeup without irritating your skin.
The packaging is sober but this balm has an excellent value for money.
An ideal cleansing milk for sensitive and dry skin, its composition is simple since it contains only 8 ingredients and few surfactants. This is an advantage for sensitized or dry skin. It can easily be used as a morning cleanser or as a second cleanser at night
Do not use if you have combination or oily skin
2) We use a moisturizing lotion right after cleaning
This will prevent your skin from becoming dehydrated but also it will allow the humectants to capture the water still present on the surface of your skin.
If your skin is irritated, do not hesitate to use lotions with soothing active ingredients such as aloe vera, centella asiatica, allantoin and niacinamide. You should also favor lotions that have a richer formula that will bring you comfort quickly.
A moisturizing lotion that I can recommend:
snail mucin lotion
Advanced Snail Mucin Power Essence
A moisturizing lotion composed of 96% snail mucin. This lotion is perfect for dry skin because it helps strengthen the skin barrier
3) We stop excessive exfoliation and scrubs!
When you exfoliate your skin, you trigger an inflammatory reaction which stimulates the synthesis of collagen and elastin, however if this inflammation becomes chronic there is no longer any benefit but on the contrary an exacerbation of dryness and premature aging . This does not mean that people with dry skin should give up on exfoliation, because a well-done exfoliation helps remove dead cells and improves the penetration of moisturizers. The principle remains to exfoliate less but to exfoliate better. In our specific case we will look for formulas that contain an alpha hydroxy acid which certainly exfoliates but which also hydrates the surface of our skin.
An excellent moisturizing and exfoliating product based on glycolic acid and salicylic acid. The texture is quite rich, and contains ceramides to preserve your skin barrier.
We choose a moisturizer that contains the right ingredients
I would like to tell you about 3 ingredients in particular, urea and oats that can be included in your morning beauty routine and the ceramides that you will integrate into your evening beauty routine.
Day creams: To be put on before sunscreen
In day creams, we look for humectants such as glycerin and hyaluronic acid, natural moisturizing factors which are classics, but we must not forget urea which can provide the hydration you lack.