Daily body care is a matter of course for most people. But how much care does the skin need? There is no such thing as a patent remedy. However, the fact is that any contact with water and cleanser deprives the skin of moisture and weakens its acid mantle. Frequent showering and bathing therefore involves the risk that the skin dries up and loses its elasticity.
The ideal skin cleansing
The ideal skin cleansing should be adapted to the individual skin type, the age, the skin condition and the degree of contamination of the skin.
For rather dry skin, it is recommended to take a shower only once a day and to be reserved with bathing. Soaps or other alkaline cleansers should be replaced with mild, moisturizing cleanser lotions and creams called syndets, which are adapted to the pH of the skin and less so to attack its acid mantle.
Free radicals - cell killers for the skin
Free radicals - also called oxidants - are parts of molecules (such as oxygen) that are present in the organism and have become very reactive through external influences such as nicotine, air pollutants or heavy metals.
This means they are constantly on the lookout for other chemicals they can connect to. They attack collagen, cell membrane and the lipid layer of the skin.
Normally the body protects the cells against these aggressors by highly active molecular compounds - so-called radical scavengers or antioxidants. If these substances are not present in sufficient numbers or free radicals increase, cells are destroyed and those who survive can not regenerate fast enough and age prematurely. These processes are particularly noticeable on the skin: accelerated skin aging, early wrinkling and tired and sagging skin.
Hope from pot and potty
With promises such as "cell-active", "moisturizing", "nourishing", "pore-refining", "revitalizing", the cosmetics industry is making billions in sales year after year. The miracle cure, which allows forever young appearance, but there is not. However, with a healthy lifestyle, a balanced diet and a targeted, consistent care can delay the appearance of aging.
A vanishing cream serves to protect the skin from dehydration and harmful substances. For this, the cream must provide it with moisture and fat and help the skin to store these substances. Since UV radiation is one of the most aggressive enemies of the skin, the day cream should also contain a UV filter with a sun protection factor of at least four.
The night cream Its purpose is to support the skin during recovery and regeneration and should therefore contain a lot of nutrients and moisture.
What works like in skincare products?
Many substances in skin care products are known by name, which is hidden behind the name, but is often unknown. Here is a list of common drugs: