Are you using too many products for your skin?
The corona virus causes a lot, including that many are at home. While one person is fully experimenting with new skin care products, the other for the time being renounces all cosmetics. Do you belong to the first group? Then be careful not to apply too many products to your skin.
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For a long time we have been told that applying care products in a certain order produces the best results. To get a radiant skin, we use a tonic, a lotion, a day cream, a sunscreen, a primer, a foundation. It is now increasingly questioned whether it is good to apply your skin layer by layer.
Fortunately, your skin gives a clear sign when more is lubricated than can be absorbed by the skin. This sign is the ‘Pilling’ of your skin as soon as you apply a product to it. Pilling means that the product remains on your face, as it were, looks gritty, or rolls off your face when you touch it. It is also compared to the fluff that clings to a wool sweater.
Build up well
How many layers can we apply? According to beauty experts three layers of skin care plus sun protection should be enough for the day. The products that you wear on your face during the day should mainly focus on protection against sun and pollution. You can think of products with antioxidants and SPF. In the evening you want to go for repairing products and you choose hydrating creams best.
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You need to exfoliate
If you’re applying skincare and makeup on top of layers of dead skin, the flakiness potential increases as product won’t sink in or stick as well as it would on freshly exfoliated, ‘newer’ skin cells. Add an exfoliating acid to your skincare routine to encourage regular skin cell turnover and rejuvenation and even out skin texture, which will in turn optimise and speed up the absorption of any skincare or makeup you apply afterwards and decrease chances of pilling.
You can also pay attention to the order in which you apply your favorite products to avoid pilling. For example, you apply skin care based on water before oily products. Another rule of thumb: start with the thinnest, most fluid product and finish with your thickest cream. It is also best to wait a while between applying the different steps – this way you give the skin more time to absorb everything. For example, after using your skincare products, take the time to brush your teeth and get dressed before continuing to apply your makeup.