Although skin care seems to be a popular concept today, its history actually dates back to ancient times. Skin care masks, creams and many care products are a habit that has been going on since ancient times.
Centuries ago, ingredients such as various plant extracts, oils and beeswax were used to produce skin care ingredients. Especially since the 20th century, serious developments have been made in the field of skin care, and this field has started to grow rapidly. Today, however, “dermocosmetic” has become a concept on its own, and the contents of the products are now presented to us in the light of science, through many experiments in the laboratory environment.
When we say skin care, we actually mean many things. Home care may be the first thing that comes to your mind because it is more sustainable. However, today there are medical clinics and beauty centers that offer more professional skin care. The difference of these maintenances from other maintenances is that they are known as cabin maintenance or institute maintenance. The reason for this is that in this type of skin care, medical skin care is performed with professional cabin products and various tools and materials at a much higher concentration and effectiveness level, apart from the home care products that you can use at home. Of course, the products used in clinics under the control of a doctor and beauty centers without a doctor also vary according to both their potency and type of effect.
There are many factors that affect the skin structure. Genetics, environmental dirt, sun rays, nutrition, sleep patterns, stress, smoking and alcohol, use of cosmetic products are just a few of them. By removing many negative factors, you also do a kind of preventive skin care. However, since it is not possible to change the genetics of your skin, it may be possible to make it healthier by feeding it from the inside and outside. For example, in a skin that needs moisture, besides skin care, water consumption can be increased to contribute to skin health.
The basic steps required for a healthy skin to maintain skin health can be listed as follows:
Daily and weekly skin cleansing
Use of sunscreen
Skin cleansing is the most important and first step that should not be skipped. It is not possible for any product given to an insufficiently cleaned and purified skin to penetrate. Even if you do not wear make-up all day long, your skin will be polluted by exposure to environmental factors, and if the excess sebum (skin oil) accumulated on the skin is not cleaned, it can clog the skin pores and cause blackheads. Therefore, the skin must be cleaned every day for effective skin care. In addition, special peeling / exfoliating products should be added to the skin care routine by using them 2 or 3 times a week depending on the skin type. These products provide deep cleaning by making micro-peeling on the skin, purify the skin from dead skin and create a lively and bright skin appearance.
On the other hand, it is also very important to moisturize the skin with a moisturizer suitable for the skin type. Dry or oily, every skin type needs hydration. For example, for oily skin, an oil-free moisturizer should be preferred. Otherwise, the problem of glare on the skin can reach a disturbing level throughout the day. If no moisturizer is used, the skin will try to compensate for this moisture deficit by producing excessive sebum, and therefore the pores will expand, and the formation of blackheads and comedones will be observed due to this excess sebum production. In addition, the skin that becomes sensitive after peeling should be given the moisture it needs. At this point, you may also need to apply for more special care (moisture mask, moisture serum, etc.). You should definitely get help from an expert to choose the right products for your skin.
Sunscreen is a skin care product that should be used regardless of summer and winter. Vitamin D, which has an important place in bone development, is synthesized by UV rays. However, it is sufficient for your hands and face to be exposed to the sun for 15 minutes a day. But more starts to hurt you. It is a known fact that UV rays cause skin damage. The sun’s rays can also pass through the windows. Therefore, unless you have a UV filtered glass, you will be exposed to the harmful effects of the sun while in traffic. UV rays not only cause skin damage by photoaging, but are also one of the biggest causes of skin cancers. Therefore, you can protect your skin from the harmful effects of the sun by applying a sunscreen suitable for your skin type 15-30 minutes before going out in the sun. The important point here is that you need to renew your sunscreen at the specified time intervals.
The factor numbers written on sunscreens indicate the duration of the effect rather than the effectiveness. For example, you need to renew a factor 50 cream every 4 hours, while you need to renew a factor 30 cream every 3 hours. The number of filters determines the effectiveness of sunscreens. Generally, sunscreens from top brands such as Dermalogica, Skin Ceuticals, Perricone MD, or Peter Thomas Roth with SPF 30-50 contain 11-12 filters. On the other hand, products with a factor of 30 are generally recommended for sensitive skin in terms of the products they contain. As a matter of fact, most of the manufacturers produce products for sensitive skin with a factor of 30.
Although our skin is our largest organ, the thickness of the skin is different in each region. For example, our thinnest skin is around our eyes, while our thickest skin is under our feet. Skin thickness also determines the characteristics of the skin care products to be applied. In general, body creams are thicker, while the products we use for our face are much thinner. Therefore, suitable products for each part of the body are also different. For example, using a facial care product around the eyes may cause harmful effects such as increased lubrication rather than benefit in that area. You should get professional support from your esthetician and doctor so that you can determine what your skin needs apart from these three basic cares, and add special products to your skin care routine for your different needs. At this point, the right product and the right skin match are of great importance. To achieve more effective results, you should choose the best quality dermocosmetic brands.
You can get to know your skin better by having a professional skin care, and you can achieve the skin appearance you want through the appropriate treatment protocols for your skin problems. The skin, which is renewed after the skin care application, is purified from the pores and regains its radiant and moist appearance thanks to complementary care. The effectiveness of the application is increased by guiding you about your home care routine with the right guidance. In addition, skin care application is a time period where the person gets away from stress by creating a special time for himself. In addition to making a visible contribution to the skin, it also contributes to your happiness.
How Often Should I Have a Skin Care Application?
Although the skin is the largest organ in the human body, it also undertakes many aesthetic functions. Therefore, the care of each skin should be carried out in a special and careful way. Your skin is anatomically composed of two layers. The upper epidermis layer is the layer targeted with classical skin care. The life cycle of cells called keratinocytes in this area ranges from 2 to 6 weeks. For this reason, it is sufficient to have a classic professional skin care once a month for about four weeks to clean and revitalize your skin. On the other hand, the Hydrafacial MD skin care system, which targets the deeper dermis layer along with the epidermis, provides the opportunity to provide hyaluronic acid balance, antiaging treatments, fine wrinkle treatments, spot treatments and moisture balance in addition to cleansing and revitalizing the skin, as in classical skin cares. It is recommended to do 4-6 sessions. However, the treatment and protocol of problematic skin may differ. The most suitable skin care for your skin will be determined by your specialist. All care should be supported with home care and then the skin should be protected with sunscreen.