On New Year’s Day, I need to wear a lot of makeup to go to a party, sometimes the makeup layer has to be left on all day. Two days ago, I found my skin dry, acne on the nose, is it due to abuse and improper care?
Please advise how to remedy this situation? (Thu, 33 years old, Hanoi)
To take care of your skin, you must first understand your skin and find the right makeup products. Some cosmetics can dry out the skin or make it more oily. You should use makeup that contains minerals and natural ingredients because it is less irritating.
Use moisturizer and sunscreen daily to prevent dryness or flaking with makeup. There are brands that combine moisturizer and sunscreen into one to save you time.
To re-hydrate and replenish nutrients for the skin, you can apply the following basic steps: face wash -toner – anti-aging skin care, brighten skin – moisturize. This sequence we can apply nightly. In addition, it is possible to exfoliate 1-2 times a week in combination with a nourishing mask. Depending on your skin type, you can choose the right product for each step of your care.
Do not share makeup, especially lipstick. Sharing beauty products is one of the fastest ways to spread bacteria.
Don’t use makeup that’s expired or “fixed” when it’s almost gone, causing breakouts or skin irritation. Do not store makeup in the bathroom. The steam and heat from the shower can cause mold and bacteria to grow. You should store things in a cool, dry place like a closet or bedroom.
Makeup is not bad for the skin. However, if you abuse or use poor quality cosmetics, remove makeup and care for your skin properly. increased risk of clogged pores worsening or triggering acne. When it is really necessary to wear makeup, it is recommended to wear light makeup, combined with a breathable mask, to remove makeup, and to wash your face thoroughly after work.
Daily skin care should be taken. In the morning, make sure to moisturize and protect the exposed skin areas (neck, chest, hands…). Choose a moisturizer depending on your skin type. For dry skin, choose a cream that contains a lot of moisture. Oily or combination skin should use oil-free creams to both moisturize and not cause excess oil on the skin, prone to acne.
At the end of the day, you should clean your skin, remove dirt. Clean the skin gently, do not use products or rub your hands vigorously on the skin that will cause skin irritation. Exfoliate your skin 1-2 times a week.
Before going to bed, you apply a mask and moisturize your skin. You should choose a moisturizer with water-binding moisturizing ingredients such as glycerine, hyaluronic acid or mineral oil to lock in moisture to the skin and prevent water loss. Apply moisturizer in a gentle spiral motion to allow the skin to absorb the nutrients.
Doctor Thach Van Toan
Department of Aesthetic Dermatology, University of Medicine and Pharmacy Hospital, Ho Chi Minh City