“If we treat our skin from a young age, future results will be wonderful,” says international trainer and make-up artist, who traveled the world with recognized beauty brands.
Caring for the skin is essential, especially if we take into account that it has its own age and does not always evolve chronologically. “If we do not take care of our skin from an early age, it is most likely that we present signs of premature age, fine lines, flabbiness, lack of brightness, among others,” warns the specialist.
According to Medini this type of flaws, generally, are noticed, for example, in the area of the eyes. “Many young people have wrinkles that should be in older people. In these cases, they should not receive treatment according to their age but to their current status, “he acknowledges.
“Today more than ever, due to oxidative stress, to the rhythm of life we lead, it is imperative to give special care to our skin since we are young, and not when we already have the problem, that although it can be treated, it would have better result if you start from before, “he says.
What tips does the specialist recommend?
The first step is to clean and tone the skin is essential from a minimum of 14 years , especially in girls who already use makeup . “Clean your face is elementary, imagine not to bathe and put your clothes on a dirty body, the same happens to the face,” exemplifies. Doing so removes dirt, toxins and traces of makeup, and also is important because it promotes the effectiveness of other products used for skin care.
In turn, the specialist recommends an exfoliation once or twice a week, along with a mask . This should be according to the need, since there are several and each of them covers different needs. However, Mendini warns that, in the case of oily skin , “these are exfoliated at least every 10 days because the more friction on the skin we stimulate more the sebaceous glands and generate more bait.” If it is a sensitive skin , care must be taken not to generate more irritation and sensitivity if it is unknown how to use the exfoliating product.
For people between 14 and 23 years old approximately:
In the first years of youth, the expert advises, both for the day and for the night, moisturizers, a decongestant soft contour eye gel and a sunscreen. “In the case of oily skin, which is the most common at this age, it is excellent to recommend 1 or 2 times a week masks for oily skin and wash your face with specific products for this type of problem,” he says.
For people aged 24 and over:
Although it is not visible, at this age we begin with the first skin dysfunctions, lack of energy, loss of water, the natural defenses of the skin begin their first steps to degradation and present themselves in the lines of expression (future wrinkles) fatigue marks eye area and lack of luminosity in the skin.
” Anti-wrinkle treatments are good for this age , something that everyone refuses to use because they believe that this type of product is for the elderly or when they have problems already installed. This is a gigantic mistake. An anti-wrinkle is the one that will delay the onset of these problems, “explains the make-up artist.
Although it depends on each case to participate (from skin conditions to whether it is fat, dry or mixed), for young skin of 24 to 30 or 35 years is usually used for the face and eyes, a treatment, day and at night, that guarantees the correction of the lines of expression, hydration, energy and that stimulates the natural functions of the skin, to avoid premature aging. Also, the sunscreen is elementary.
For people between 35 and 50 years old:
In this stage the passage of time is already manifested with very marked lines of expression, signs of lack of firmness (oval of the face) fatigue and lack of luminosity. By then it is recommended to apply day and night a predator for the skin that prepares it after cleaning, for a greater penetration and action of the products. Then continue with the eyes, to correct or improve firmness, wrinkles and deep expression lines. It is followed by a serum, aimed at the problem that most worries you (firmness, wrinkles luminosity). Later, the cream or specific treatment is placed to correct the existing signs, day and night cream (depending on skin type). “The sunscreen for the day is essential and a short cure is also recommended to give a shock to the skin, such as elixir, botanical dtox or phytoblanc vitamin C”,
For people over 50:
These skins have deep wrinkles, lack of firmness, some spots and are more prone to be dry, due to lack of nutrients. Therefore, it is recommended to start by applying a preparer depending on the need of the person in particular. Then a specific eye contour that corrects the signs installed. There is to put in day and also at night. Then it is important to use serum, which can be for wrinkle, firmness, brightness or spots. There are also corrective treatments of the signs already installed on the face that also have their product for day and night. Also, the specialist advises sunscreen for the day and a short cure to give a shock to the skin.
What is acne?
Contrary to popular belief, acne comes in many different forms. They have something in common, however: they all start with clogged pores. What kind of pimples fall under the generic term of acne in general? Let’s take a look. If you are in the average age of a teenager, some of these will undoubtedly sound familiar.
- The black dots are small black spots that appear dark because the pores are open.
- The so-called pimples occur when the pores are stricter, and they are small flesh-colored bumps.
- When pore walls are broken, papules and pustules are formed. Papules are hard, noticeable bumps that usually do not contain fluid and will never contain pus (that yellow thing), while pustules have pus in the center – which is probably what you normally think when you hear the word “acne.” Pustules form when oil and bacteria get trapped deep inside a pore, causing the body to send white blood cells for rescue. Pus is, in fact, formed by dead white blood cells.
- The nodules and cysts are even more irritated pimples. Larger than pustules, nodules form deep within the skin – where they can lead to pain, and eventually healing as they form into cysts and fill with pus.
Although all the pores contain dead skin cells, bacteria and oil, the forms of acne when the skin produces too much oil and the pores become clogged with dead cells and bacteria, which means that they are not making their way through their account.
So now we know that acne is caused by clogged pores, full of dead skin cells, bacteria and oil. Everyone actually has these three things on their skin, but not everyone has pimples all the time. Why is that?
Teens are more prone to acne because they produce large amounts of androgens, male sex hormones that include testosterone . Yes, girls too. Testosterone tells your skin to produce more fat. Acne also has a strong hereditary component, which means that if your mom and dad suffered from acne, or other relatives did or do, you are more likely to get a bad case of yourself.
If you think you have nodules or cysts, you need to see your family doctor, who will probably prescribe you to a dermatologist (skin doctor).
Inflammatory and cystic acne are the most severe forms of acne, and require medical treatment.
If you think you have pimples, whiteheads, papupules or pastules (or a combination of these), you probably do not have to see a doctor. There are steps you can take at home to improve the condition of your skin. More on this on the next page.
Find a way to take care of your skin
Your daily cleaning routine
If you already suffer from acne or want to avoid it, you need a good skin care routine. By washing the skin twice a day, one in the morning when you get up and once before going to bed, you remove the bacteria and the dead skin cells and that excess oil that we talked about before. Do not wash your face more than twice a day routinely, however, since it could be sending your skin the message you need to start making more fat – which leads to, you guessed it, a greater chance of acne.
A facial cleanser does not have to cost a lot of money, but it has to be right for the skin that comes in four main types:
- “Normal” skin is not too dry or too much fat, and does not come with many impurities.
- Dry skin is rough and itchy, sometimes with visible scales.
- Oily skin is the most prone to acne, with open pores, pimples, and visibly with excessive fat – oily skin will be shiny.
- Mixed skin is the worst of both worlds. You’ll have oily skin in that so-called T zone, with drier skin everywhere.
If you have normal skin, even just washing with soap and water twice a day will do the trick for you. People with dry skin, on the other hand, have to stay away from aggressive products that dry their skin even more. That means that perfumed products and those that contain alcohol will not be good for you. Teens with oily skin can use soap and water or a cleanser designed for oily and acne-prone skin, while those with oily skin will have to use a mild cleanser for dry areas, and a cleanser for oily skin in its bright areas.
Other tips to fight the grains
No matter what type of skin you have, moisturizing the skin will help keep it healthy. Apply the moisturizer in the morning after washing your face, and again after washing your face before going to bed. If your skin is prone to acne, look for a moisturizer designed for your skin type. These products are advertised as noncomedogenic, which means they keep the pimples in the bay. If you have normal, dry skin or its combination, look for moisturizers for your skin type as well.
A word about makeup. Yes, it can clog the pores, making those outbreaks worse. You already knew it. If you’re a teenage girl, chances are you’re going to use it anyway – it looks great, and you can go a long way to hiding those pimples too. Once again, look for non-comedogenic products. Make it very safe when removing it at the end of the day while cleaning your face. Going to bed with makeup on your skin deprives you of the opportunity to breathe, and almost any acne you have gets worse. Do not do it.
What else should he not do? Pick up on your shins, squeeze, or explode, of course.
I know – he’s going to do this, at least once. When I do, I only know that it will make things worse, in the end, causing pain, unsightly small wounds, and even scars. If someone has told you that sunbathing makes your acne better, you should know that this is not true. The sun’s rays can aggravate acne, and if you are using any medication for acne, you can make your skin hypersensitive as well.
And what should he do? Eat well. It can improve acne, and even if it does not, it’s good for your body. Relax, because stress can make acne worse. And exercise regularly , because that’s good for the skin too.
And if that does not work?
If your pimples are very bad, do not suffer in silence and discuss it with your parents who would like to see a doctor about it. If you and your people think that your beans can be handled at home, there are a lot of options in the over the counter market. Two ingredients that work magic to combat pimples are benzoyl peroxide and salicylic acid. Benzoyl peroxide kills bacteria and releases the skin of a large part of the oil and dead skin cells. Salicylic acid uncovers the pores. Remember that it is important to follow the instructions in the handbill of the letter. Do not use more than what you say, and do not use it more often.