What facial cream do I have to use? Inevitably you have asked yourself this question on more than one occasion. And it is logical because the beauty market offers a vast range of facial creams in which it is often difficult to clarify. Only if you know your skin, can you choose the product or treatment that best suits your age and needs, and thus obtain positive results?
To put a little light on the cosmetic universe, we will explain the main differences that exist between the facial creams that generate more confusion.
Moisturizing, nourishing, anti-aging or wrinkle
As the name implies, the moisturizer serves to combat dryness and improve skin hydration. Its primary function is to protect the skin and help it recover the water, minerals, and vitamins that it loses throughout the day due to different factors: environmental, pollution, stress….
To choose the most suitable moisturizer, you have to be very careful with the type of skin of each, since there are creams for dry skin, such as Hydraderm Moisturizing Dry Skin Cream and others that adapt to the needs of a surface with a greasy tendency, as is the case with Non-Gras Oily Skin Moisturizer.
• At what age should moisturizers be used?
Hydration is key to healthy and beautiful skin. Therefore, the sooner we get used to following a routine of facial care, the better, ”says María José Tous, founding partner of Kosei laboratories. Therefore, adolescence can be an excellent time to start using an essential moisturizer that brings the necessary water to the skin.
• When does it apply?
The best time to apply a moisturizing facial cream is in the morning because its effect will reduce the consequences of harmful agents that dry the skin throughout the day.
Nourishing facial creams are those that help nourish and regenerate the skin. These types of creams provide vitamins, proteins, and lipids, which are a kind of fat that acts as an energy reserve and allows the cellular regeneration of the dermis. In this way, aging and wrinkle formation is prevented. Therefore, its use is not recommended in young, oily or acne-prone skin, since a nutritious one offers a fatty contribution that harms them.
• At what age should nourishing creams be used?
Experts advise that this type of facial creams be used after 30 years because that is when the skin begins to lose nutrients.
• When does it apply?
Unlike moisturizers, nourishing ones should be applied at night, because, according to scientific studies, these creams are more effective if used when there is no sunlight. These products contain chemicals derived from specific vitamins, such as vitamins E and C, which, being antioxidants, lose their effect if they are exposed to sunlight and air.
Anti-aging cream vs wrinkle cream
The first thing you should know is that an anti-wrinkle cream is always anti-aging, but not necessarily the other way around.
Anti-aging creams cover all signs of skin aging, but especially the first manifestations of skin deterioration: sagging, loss of light, spots or expression lines. They protect the collagen and elastin cells, fight dryness and nourish intensely. An example of this type of creams is Retikos Anti-Aging Cream-Gel.
Wrinkle creams, on the contrary, and as its name suggests, are specifically intended for the treatment and prevention of wrinkles. They accelerate cell regeneration processes and usually incorporate grape stem cells into their formulas, the star ingredient of VM Premium Cells Cream; hyaluronic acid or elastin.
At what age should they be used?
Although in each person the rhythm of aging is variable, it is normal that after 30 years, the skin begins to decrease the production of collagen and therefore loses firmness. Thus, the use of anti-aging creams could be recommended from that moment. Anti-wrinkles are recommended after age 45 when wrinkles begin to be more visible, ”recommends María José Tous.
• When does it apply?
To achieve optimal results, these types of creams should be used regularly and continuously. To use them correctly, it is necessary to have a clean face. Then, the cream is applied to the face and neck gently massaging with the hands with circular, ascending and outward movements.
We are sure that after reading all this information, it is already clear to you which facial cream to use and the differences between moisturizing, nourishing, anti-aging or anti-wrinkle.