Welcome to Day 18 Queen Care
21 Day Skincare Regimen!
Continuing with the basics:
• Morning and Evening
• Use lukewarm or cool water
• Cleanse your face using your hands
• Use circular motions
• Rinse and pat dry
• Tone using hands or cotton balls
• Moisturize with your favorite moisturizer
Let's talk about Moisturizers
Essentially, facial moisturizers fall into three general categories: humectants, occlusives, and emollients.
Humectants absorb water and draw moisture into the top layer of the skin.
Occlusives occlude (or close up) the top layer of skin to prevent water loss.
Emollients fill the cracks in the skin to protect it and trap in moisture.
The problem with picking a moisturizer at random and not finding one for your skin type lies in how your complexion reacts to the product.
A few things can happen. One is that you can have some sort of contact allergy from what’s in it. So, if you have sensitive skin and you use something with a lot of fragrance, it can give you a rash or contact dermatitis. Or you can break out into acne, which can happen if your skin is acne-prone and you use a moisturizer that clog the pores.
Also, using the wrong moisturizer for your skin type can simply not give your skin moisture. Dry skin types that use a humectant without an emollient may not feel hydrated. If you have oily skin and use something too thick or an occlusive, you could break out more or feel too greasy.
Here are the different types to assist to use according to skintype:
• Gel - combination to oily skin type
• Creams- Dry to combination skin type
• Liquid/lotion- combination skin type and, depending on the formulation, some oily skin types can use liquid/lotion type of moisturizers.
HAPPY QUEEN CARE! Stay beautiful!