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Best Makeup Foundation And Skin Care For Your Skin Type

Hello Beauties, it’s Claudia.

Today I’m going to explain a little more about the anatomy of the skin and how every layer of the skin works in conjunction with one another, also why is it important to use the correct skin care products, active ingredients & makeup foundation or concealer for your specific skin type to bring a healthy balance and glow to your skin. SO LET’S GET STARTED!!!

As a Somatologist & Cosmetologist I believe it’s extremely important for women to understand the effect of applying any skin product on your skin which doesn’t assist or favor your current skin condition you’re battling with, also how damaging it could be. And I’m going to explain why!

Awareness On How The Skin Functions, Also Why Do We Get Pigmentation?

Your skin is mold together with three different skin layers known as:

  • The Epidermis, the outermost layer of the skin, provides a waterproof barrier and creates our skin tone.
  • The middle layer known as the dermis of the skin consist of nerves, glands, proteins, enzymes, & blood cells, making it the skin’s action center, the dermis also contains collagen and elastin which provide support and structure to skin.
  • The deeper Subcutaneous tissue made of fat and connective tissue.

The epidermis color is created by specials cells called Melanocytes these cells produce the pigment melanin also known as pigmentation. Exposure to UV rays or tanning beds causes melanin to manufacture and build up as keratinocytes, the increase melanin accumulation protects the DNA of epidermal cells from UV ray damage & the breakdown of folic acid.

Too much melanin can influence the production of vitamin D, an essential nutrient necessary for the absorbsion of calcium.

In other words applying the incorrect foundation or skin care product and avoiding using a broad spectrum SPF (sun screen) can enhance your chances of aggravating or implementing increased melanin leading to pigmentation.

Ingredients to look for in skin care products for pigmentation:

  1. GLYCOLIC ACID
  2. LACTIC ACID
  3. RETINOL OR VITAMIN A
  4. KOJIC ACID
  5. VITAMIN C SERUM

Going Deeper Into The skin, Why Do We Struggle With Dry Skin?

The Stratum Corneum is the most superficial layers of the epidermis. Because this layer is exposed to our harsh environment we closely have to take care of it, after all you only have one skin!

People struggling with everyday dry skin may have a dull, rough complexion with a tight feeling skin, they are more prone to show wrinkles and lines than other skin types. Dry skin can become more irritated, also red patches and rosacea may appear, pores may be completely invisible.

This is because dry skin has less active sebum glands, leaving the skin without or impair acid mantle protection and imbalance Ph levels. As a result the skin can lose moisture quickly and become irritated, flaky or inflamed causing sensitivity.

Keratinization is when the cell turns over take place, old cells are being shed and new cells rise to the surface, this process takes place every 25 – 30 days depending on your age.

Cosmetic procedures such as Microdermabrasion or exfoliation can be done to remove dry, dead cells which helps the skin looking fresh and healthy.

Ingredients to look for in skin care products for dry skin:

  1. VITAMIN C SERUM
  2. HYALURONIC ACID
  3. GLYCOLIC ACID
  4. LACTIC ACID
  5. ALOE VERA

The Struggle is real when We Start Noticing Fine Lines And Wrinkles.

The Papillary layers is where our collagen and elastin form a lose mesh, Collagen is your bodies most abundant protein which support your skin tissue it’s also the primarily component of the skin’s connective tissue, Collagen gives your skin strength and firmness it also binds water to keep skin hydrated.

As we get older our collagen and elastin levels deplete, this is what causes aging. But don’t fear there are still hope, also numerous products, cosmetic treatments and supplements you could use to help your body produce collagen and not deteriorating. Vitamin A also known as Retinol creams help restore & build collagen.

Ingredients to look for in skin care products for anti-aging:

  1. POLYHYDROXY ACID
  2. RETINOL
  3. PEPTIDES
  4. VITAMIN C SERUM
  5. HYALURONIC ACID
  6. ALPHA-LIPOIC ACID

The Skin Ph, Acid Mantle & Acne And How They Work In Conjunction.

Before we get into what the actual cause of oily acne prone skin are let me explain you the anatomy be hide this harsh condition.

Within the dermis there’s a well-known glad the sebaceous gland, which is responsible for producing oil whichever it’s a normal function.

The sebaceous gland is based at the root of the hair follicles, these glands produce oil also known as sebum which lubricates and waterproofs the skin and hair. It also creates a protective layer on the skin known as the acid mantle, it’s an importend essential secretion that acts as a protecting film that covers your skin, these oils are made up of fatty acids, lactic acid, amino acids.

You probably don’t have an idea why I’m giving all this information but in a few Minutes it will all make sens, Trust me!

When a person struggling with oily or acne skin they tend to wash their face numerous times a day hoping it will decrease the sebum production, but what they don’t realize it they are actually stripping the skin of it’s natural sebum (acid mantle) causing our acne to aggravate.

Our Acid mantle has to be a curtain Ph level for normal skin balance & functioning, if you have a close look on a Ph Scale of 1 – 14 (1 being acidic and 14 is alkaline).

a Normal skin Ph is ideally 5.5 if your skin Ph levels are to acidic or alkaline the acid mantle is disturbed worsening your condition even if you have trouble with an oily, dry, combination skin.

My point is overstimulating the skin by cleansing more than once a day aggravates the condition due to the fact that you are stripping the skin of its healthy, natural sebum and creating an imbalance Ph balance in the skin.

Ingredients to look for in skin care products for oily, acne skin:

  1. LACTIC ACID
  2. GLYCOLIC ACID
  3. SALICYLIC ACID
  4. VITAMIN C SERUM
  5. BENZOYL PEROXIDE

When looking for a foundation ensure it contains this particular ingredients.

As I mentioned take a look at the ingredients of your foundation and skin care products which will assist your specific skin condition and not aggravating it.

  1. ZINC OXIDE. This is a fantastic ingredient for curtain reasons. First of all it’s a mineral NOT a chemical. Secondly, it’s hypoallergenic which is best for sensitive skin, Zinc oxide helps to promote sun protection to avoid skin damage. Little of this zinc oxide will actually be absorbed into the skin, but it will help to improve inflammation also it’s an antioxidant.
  2. TITANIUM DIOXIDE. This is also a mineral which works as a mirror, reflecting UV rays away from the skin, protecting the skin against sun damage.
  3. RETINYL PALIMATE (Vitamin A). This ingredient in foundation promote healthy skin. Only a very small amount is used (which makes it safe for pregnant women). What it does is it decreases sticky forces between cells, speeds natural exfoliating of dead skin cells also prevents the development of comedones(black heads).
  4. TOCOPHERYL ACETATE (Vitamin E). This is an effective, excellent antioxidant which protect the skin from our harsh environment. Vitamin E in foundation help heal and soothe red or sensitive skin. It is also great for anti-aging and helps to maintain healthy, balance skin.

Ingredients to avoid when buying foundation.

  1. Parabens
  2. Dibutyl Phthalates
  3. BHA/BHT
  4. Synthetic Fragrances & ‘Parfum’
  5. Polyethylene Glycols
  6. Petrolatum
  7. Mineral Oils
  8. Siloxanes (D4 & D5)
  9. Triclosan
  10. Aluminum
  11. Heavy Metals, Lead and Mercury
  12. Talc

 

For more information contact me at claudia@beautyhealth101.com

 

 

 

 

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