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You've probably heard the phrase that painting every day is bad for your skin. We decided to ask the professionals if this is true or myth. Interesting? Read it soon!
Taisiya Petrova esthetician cosmetologist, clinic of aesthetic medicine Aging Control
I recommend that my patients cleanse their skin of makeup on a regular basis. It is worth starting with determining the composition of decorative cosmetics. Most often, it contains talc and titanium dioxide - these ingredients dry out the skin, drawing moisture out of it. Do not forget that decorative cosmetics implies the presence of a coloring pigment, which penetrates very deeply into the pores, clogging them. As a result, a person develops inflammatory reactions (from situational rashes up to acne).
Another reason in favor of regular skin cleansing is cosmetic products that are too “oily”. For example, if they contain mineral oil, this cannot be avoided. Mineral oil acts on our skin like a cellophane bag: the skin under it does not breathe, does not release sebum in the required amount and other self-moisturizing substances. This leads to dryness, irritation, allergic reactions, dermatitis and dermatosis.
To summarize, skin really needs a break from makeup. And it is advisable to help her, for example, as follows: I advise you to arrange detox 1-2 times a week (once a weekend and once a week, if possible). It is advisable to pay special attention to skin care on this day: thoroughly cleanse your face with micellar water, wash your face with a cleansing gel, and wipe with a moisturizing toner. Then do an enzyme peeling (I recommend using a warm compress on top), hold for 5 minutes and rinse. It is worth taking the time for a moisturizing mask (you can use both disposable cloths and regular creamy, gel-like products). Now masks with prebiotics are especially popular - what is needed for the skin of city dwellers. I recommend completing home care with a serum and face cream. Rest assured, the skin will be grateful.
Maria Bondareva dermatologist, cosmetologist at Remedy Lab clinic
Much depends on the type and condition of the skin. With normal (insensitive, intact) skin, you can apply care cosmetics or make-up at least every day, but at night it is imperative to give your skin rest, after washing and thoroughly cleaning it. If several layers were applied (care cosmetics, foundation, make-up), then you need to remove it in several stages. You can first remove makeup with a disc soaked in micellar water, then be sure to wash with water and a foaming agent and finish with a cotton pad with tonic. In addition to toning, residues of dirt are removed during this stage.
If the skin is damaged, sensitive, excessively dry or oily (for example, with acne), then make-up is best minimized. If this is not possible, in your free time from work or meetings, try to use minimal makeup or use only grooming on weekends. If the skin is oily, then many makeup products can be comedogenic, that is, provoke the formation of comedones. They can also irritate sensitive skin. With such skin, you can use the care intended for its treatment, and cover the top with tonal means. This layering will protect sensitive skin. But with this option, it is important to choose the right products in conjunction with a cosmetologist. In general, if the skin deviates from the “normal” state, then make-up should be applied less often and arrange rest days, during which do not forget about basic therapeutic care.
Daria Kolesova brand-cosmetologist Faceology
The first question is the quality of decorative cosmetics. There is always a choice: mineral cosmetics based on natural ingredients or mass-market brands, the compositions of which are fundamentally different. A rest from mineral cosmetics is not required, but desirable - one day a week is enough.
And, of course, at least you need to give rest while you sleep. Here is the key to success in correct multi-phase cleansing of the skin from decorative cosmetics: micellar water or hydrophilic oil, milk or foam, as well as deep cleansing once or twice a week (enzyme peeling or ubtan).
As a rest, consider replacing the powder with matting make-up wipes.
Mariam Baghdasaryan, cosmetologist-aesthetist of Institute Clinic
One of the functions of our skin is respiratory. And the foundation lays down like a mask on the skin, which does not allow it to breathe. The product clogs the pores, so daily use can cause disruption of the sebaceous glands, inflammation and blackheads on the face. The composition of the foundation includes silicones and alcohol, but alcohol can lead to dry skin, itching and the appearance of wrinkles. I prefer to use a toning and SPF skin care cream. It is safer for the skin.
But if you are not ready to give up the foundation, then I would like to advise you this:
1. Choose the right foundation for your skin type. Seek help from consultants, they will help you with the choice.
2. Better use a foundation with a lighter texture or mineral powder.
3. Do not apply foundation every day.
4. Remove makeup before training (gym, yoga, dancing, stretching).
5. Thoroughly cleanse your skin. You can use micellar water first and then wash your face with a cleanser.
6. Visit your beautician regularly. With the right home care and salon treatments, you can get radiant skin and an even complexion.