Our body is truly cunning. If we allowed ourselves to eat a piece of cake at night, then in the morning we curse the scales. A bottle of Pinot Noir from New Zealand was heavily abused yesterday, then looking at the circles under the eyes in the morning, we suspect the mother of adultery with a panda. Have you applied the serum to your face, but forgot the SPF protection and went for a walk along the emerald coast of the Costa Smeralda? By the evening, we get a kaleidoscope of age spots on the face. Did you go to bed early instead of watching a new episode of your favorite TV series? We feel a surge of strength and a boost of vivacity the next day. Following the iron logic of our body, the "reward" will always find its "winner".
Sometimes there is not much time between cause and effect, and we easily understand our mistakes and draw conclusions. But it also happens when the awareness of the importance of self-care procedures does not occur immediately. For this reason, many women at first deny themselves some cosmetic procedures, as they do not see the point in them, and then regret it.
To avoid regrets in the future, I have compiled a list of what you can and should add to your must-have beauty diet.
Moisturizing and protection
I'll start with the most common and perhaps most neglected procedure today - face masks. And I'm not talking about your patches under the eyes, which you remember only when you find yourself in the armchair of a professional makeup artist. I'm talking about a complete moisturizing mask. Indeed, sometimes our face needs protection much more than you think. For example, many of us don't even realize that after 3-4 hours on board an airplane, our skin begins to suffer from dehydration. While Changes plays in your headphones - David Bowie, the hyper-increased cabin air dryness, evaporates moisture from the epidermis as if you were sitting in a chair in the middle of the desert. Unexpected, right?
Not enough for your skin of the scorching sun, stress from the environment, climate change, gas pollution of the metropolis, and as a result of such multiple flights in the "totally dry" mode, it (not immediately, but after a while) will begin to fade and lose vitality in an accelerated mode … To prevent wrinkles from starting the victory march on your face ahead of time, I recommend everyone to take it as a rule - 2 times a week, be sure to allow yourself a face mask. Now there are a lot of them on the market, let your beautician advise for professional home care exactly the one that suits your skin type.
In the case of travel, you can make a moisturizing mask before boarding and another one after arriving at the hotel. For example, if you have normal skin, apply a dry skin mask to prepare for travel. And before the plane drops off the landing gear, you can simply wipe your face with makeup remover wipes and apply your moisturizer. As we know, the task of any cream, first of all, is to restore the barrier functions of the skin and provide protection from an aggressive environment. Moisture will not be lost and new wrinkles will not appear. Now you do not think about it, but your skin will be grateful to you, as it will not turn into a piece of crumpled parchment in the next 10 years.
Elasticity and tone
Attention is for those who stay up late, get up early, smoke and do not miss a single after party after private shows. If you don’t have time for a mask (besides, you’re too lazy), you are wildly bored with a gadget with a rotating brush, and from beauty products you recognize only tonic and cream in the “water-in-oil” emulsion format, then … Houston, We have problems! Your "eternal youth" will not last long. No illusions. Are you fresh and beautiful today, and can your bathroom shelf serve as a minimalist art object? Take your time to rejoice. For each year of our life after 25 years, we lose about 1% of collagen. (Surprise!) But this is the main protein in the skin. Thanks to him, we can evaluate its density and elasticity. As long as there is enough collagen in the skin, we are young and our face resembles an elastic ball. But as soon as the amount of collagen decreases,we see changes in the mirror in the form of a flabby, flaccid face with deep wrinkles.
It is true that we all age in different ways, each person has his own genetics. But ask any beautician, he will confirm to you that if you do not start caring for your skin on time, then in the future you will have to take care of it twice as much. Consider this a kind of economy, if you like, but with such a rhythm of life, you absolutely cannot deny yourself the following:
Once every 3-4 months, you should definitely be in the beautician's office for a course of light peels and stimulation of cell renewal. The life cycle of cells is 28-30 days. If we do not remove dead skin cells of the epidermis from the surface of the face in time, we create a fertile environment for wrinkles. Peeling removes keratinized scales, evens out microrelief and improves complexion. But most importantly, peeling stimulates, accelerates regeneration and increases collagen production. This helps eliminate the signs of premature skin aging (photoaging).
Have at least a tube of 2 in 1 scrub on hand. Apply it all over your face in circular motions and leave it on for 15-20 minutes after every weekend. Rinse off with warm water, then boldly rub your face with your toner and apply a day cream. Let your skin breathe, then boldly stretch for 5 years in this rhythm, but then, of course, you still have to change something.
Lifting and renewal
A woman at any age should remain desirable and beautiful. Look at the Hollywood stars. Do you think they are all "naturally beautiful"? No matter how it is. The modern beauty industry allows millions of women to get rid of age-related skin changes, become more self-confident and prolong youth. What distinguishes the stars of the red carpet and you with similar tasks? Almost nothing, apart from the army of makeup artists, tons of makeup and properly exposed lighting. You can afford the same beauty treatments as they are.
Don't listen to what the stars have to say on TV or in interviews. Better find out what their beautician has to say. These wizards of Hollywood dreams will answer (if you're lucky, of course) what makes their patients so beautiful. As world practice shows, at the age of 38, none of them deny themselves invasive procedures. Namely, in botox, dermal fillers (fillers), meso cocktails, mesothreads (bio-reinforcement of tissues), as well as at least once a year TCA peeling (painful, but very effective). These procedures allow them (and, therefore, they can also you) to acquire a clear oval, fix a dense face frame and remove deep wrinkles.
At the age of 48 - everything is the same, only to the accompaniment of laser cosmetology. For example, fractional microthermolysis (laser resurfacing) using a CO2 laser (carbon dioxide). A kind of evaporation of the surface layer of the skin by a laser beam in a single area.
Don't be afraid, it's not scary. The energy of the beam launches a powerful process of renewal and regeneration of new cells. After the rehabilitation period (3-5 days), you have new smooth velvet skin on your face. The procedure is painless and very effective. Often, many women feel a sense of fear in front of just one word "laser", so they do not even allow themselves to think about it. And it’s in vain, because for 1 course of procedures it removes 10-15 years from your face.
It is no secret that it is better to maintain the achieved result with the help of professional products, and not with the mass-market means that you bought in the nearest store. The difference is that cosmeceuticals contain the right concentration of active ingredients. It is they who better penetrate the skin and work to prolong the effect that you received with any of the above procedures. Do not forget that they should all have indications for use. When choosing what to afford this time, be sure to consult with an experienced dermato-cosmetologist.
I am for the middle ground in everything related to the beauty industry. If you are thinking now, this is all a lot for one person. This is not true. Perhaps you have denied yourself too often?
Photo: Sy Delorme
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