Tips for choosing your skincare products

July 28, 2019

Have you ever tried to count the number of skin products found in supermarkets, pharmacies, and para-pharmacies?

The second step is to count the number of ingredients and chemicals used in these products. Believe us, you will not have enough of your ten fingers and ten toes to count them!

We give you here some elements to identify and to pay attention to do the most good to your skin.

Ingredients of natural or organic origin

Components of natural origin are preferred for many reasons: health, environment, quality, …

With organic ingredients, it’s even better, to avoid pesticides and pollutants. Be careful not to rely solely on labels because they are expensive and not all small producers can afford them.

Allergens and components at risk

Beware of overly aggressive cleaning products to see more here, irritating components, and allergens. They will dry out, raise awareness and attack your skin.

Products for a real hydration

To best ensure its multiple vital functions, the skin must be nurtured and nourished effectively.  Avoid petrochemical components  (petrolatum, , microcrystalline cement, microcrystalline wax, ceresin, hydrogenated microcrystalline, PEG, etc.); they only prevent the evaporation of the water through the epidermis and hydrate it only indirectly.

The pH of the skin

PH is the measure of acidity. The physiological (i.e., natural)  pH of the epidermis is about 5.5. Prefer products with a similar pH to respect your skin balance and avoid any sensitization or reaction.

The elements harmful to the environment and for you

The EDCs are banned because they interfere with our hormone system and are implicated in diseases such as cancer, diabetes, obesity, reproductive disorders, etc.

Here are some components to exclude to preserve health and environment: components of petrochemical origin, BHA, BHT, parabens, triclosan, EDTA, silicones, etc.

Make the choice of care for oily skin

The oily skin has the particularity of producing abundant sebum. This excess secretion gives an oily and brilliant effect while creating an environment conducive to pimples and blackheads. Having oily skin is not a problem every day, once you have learned how to take care of it.

The choice of care to be applied should be done carefully so as not to aggravate an already unstable skin balance. Following a skin-specific routine reduces the negative effects of excess sebum and improves the general condition of the epidermis.

Discover our advice to learn more about the care to adopt and the essential gestures