If you have dry skin, strong oil secretions or pimples are unwanted reactions, the cream does not provide the benefits you expect.
Effective and proper moisturization does not entirely come from hard work applying lotion every day. Any skincare product that receives a lot of good feedback from users does not mean it is for you.
Finding the right moisturizing ingredient formula for your skin is important because everyone’s skin is different. When using a new bottle of lotion or skincare products, the skin will have certain reactions.
If the reaction becomes severe, you must stop using it and find out where the problem of the product comes from.
|Compared to other skincare products, lotions often contain more ingredients. Especially with jars lotion, manufacturers must add more preservatives to combat bacteria by the user or use your hands to get the cream. Preservatives can cause many side effects on the skin. Photo: byrdie.|
Skin is tight
If you feel a tight, uncomfortable skin when using moisturizer, the skin barrier may be damaged. At that time, the moisturizing active ingredients are not helping, you need to find the cause of the impaired barrier function.
The skin barrier is most affected by the daily skincare routine. Check all ingredients in cosmetics and stop using each item, in turn, to find “troublemakers”.
Cosmetics that you need to check carefully first are cleaning products. Makeup remover, face wash products are what we use every day. That means the ingredients inside them are most likely to come into contact with the skin.
Sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS), sodium Laureth sulfate (SLES), ammonium laureth sulfate are highly irritating surfactants that are common in many cleaning products.
In addition, the frequency of exfoliating or using special cosmetics containing retinol, glycolic acid, salicylic acid … too often also makes the skin more sensitive and weak.
A healthy skin barrier helps maintain better natural moisture and enables the cream to maximize its role. Exfoliating no more than 2 times/week, do not use any special products at the same time, look carefully at the ingredients sheet before buying new cosmetics to avoid damaging the skin protection barrier.
Having adequate hydration and still dry skin indicates that the cream is ineffective with repairing the skin’s barrier, resulting in an inability to retain water and retain moisture.
Look for moisturizers containing hyaluronic acid, ceramide (key components of the skin barrier), emollient ingredients, antioxidant plant extracts, assist in regenerating and restoring skin like oil. primrose, cranberry oil, jojoba oil, shea butter …
|If your current moisturizer doesn’t prevent dehydration, consider switching to a product that is rich in nutrients that contribute to the strength of the skin barrier. Photo: eazyspadeals.|
After applying the cream for more than 30 minutes, the skin still feels greasy, indicating that the cream you are using contains many moisturizing ingredients that exceed the absorption capacity of the skin. These ingredients are also a potential risk of pore congestion.
Preferably use water-based lotions, with a lightweight, gel-like texture to enhance osmosis and limit prolonged greasy condition.
|You should choose a gel-cream, with a moderate consistency, few ingredients to prevent the skin from being “overloaded” in absorption. Photo: healthybeautyme.|
During the time of using moisturizer, the skin is acne-prone, the reason may come from the weakening of the skin barrier, clogged pores, and cream that inadvertently contribute to acne. worse.
On the other hand, you may have chosen the wrong cream that contains irritating ingredients or clogged pores.
You should consult carefully the information about the ingredients sheet, looking for creams specifically for acne, sensitive skin, irritated skin to both strengthen the skin barrier, maintain moisture, and direction to the goal of preventing acne.
|Supplement the skincare routine with creams that contain retinol, BHA, and tea tree oil in the right concentrations to help limit the growth of acne. Photo: laroche-posay.|