Face maintenance

 

Face maintenance / Mantenimiento del rostro

By/Por: Ramiro Armas

Keeping the skin of the face clean, young and without imperfections does not involve expensive treatments or products, we can do it in our own home or get good quality products that don’t exceed our budget. Anyway, it is a ‘must’ to visit a facialist, dermatologist or cosmetologist to check us and tell us what products to use.

For a basic facial cleanup we only need 4 things: cleanser, tonic, exfoliant or scrub and sealer cream or gel. The products you use depend on your skin type. If it’s dry skin you will use creams for almost everything and if it is oily you will use gels, never creams. The amount to use is like the one we use for toothpaste to wash our teeth.

The movements for all the cleanup processes will always be upward, diagonally and outward, all in a circular direction.

Basic cleanup: Steps 1, 2, 3, 7.
Deep cleanup: Steps 1 to 7.

1. Let’s start by wiping the face with a cleansing cream/milk/gel or make-up remover, following the indicated movements.

2. Remove with the tonic in 2 sponges or cotton pads until there is no product in the skin.

3. Apply a scrub with circular movements from the neck, up the chin, cheekbones, nose and forehead. Always up and to the side. We will do 2 or 3 passes only. If our scrub dries, we wet our fingers with warm water and continue. REMEMBER: Exfoliation is ONLY done every 21 days, not less. The rest of the processes can be done daily.

4. Remove with cold water in 2 sponges.

5. For this step, we can choose between a moisturizing mask with collagen or elastin or an ampoule. The instructions depend on each product, so read carefully.

6. If we are going to wear makeup afterwards, or simply to close our pores, we can pass a soft ice-cube over our face or a cotton with cold water.

7. Finally we apply the sealer cream or gel to give a good hydration to our skin.

Tips: I recommend that you always carry a moisturizing tonic/mist with you depending on your skin type, and use it as often as you want. The skin on the face dehydrates very easily and needs hydration from the outside and from the inside, so you should also hydrate your body with a lot of fluid, especially waters with minerals or serums.

 


 

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Mantener la piel del rostro limpia, joven y sin imperfecciones no implica tratamientos o productos carísimos, podemos hacerlo en nuestra propia casa o conseguir productos de buena calidad que no sobrepasen nuestro presupuesto. De todas maneras, es ‘obligación’ visitar a un facialista, dermatólogo o cosmetólogo para que nos haga un chequeo y nos indique qué productos utilizar.

Para una limpieza básica del rostro solo necesitamos 4 cosas: limpiador, tónico, exfoliante y crema/gel sellador. El producto que consigas dependerá de tu tipo de piel. Si es piel seca usarás cremas para casi todo y si es grasa usarás geles, nunca cremas. La cantidad a usar es como la que usamos de dentífrico para lavarnos los dientes.

Los movimientos para todos los procesos de la limpieza serán siempre hacia arriba, en diagonal y para afuera, todo en forma de círculos.

Limpieza básica: Pasos 1, 2, 3, 7.
Limpieza profunda: Pasos 1 a 7.

1. Vamos a empezar limpiando el rostro con una crema/leche/gel limpiador o desmaquillante, siguiendo los movimientos indicados.

2. Retiramos con el tónico en 2 esponjas o discos de algodón hasta que no quede producto en la piel.

3. Aplicaremos un exfoliante con movimientos circulares desde el cuello, subiendo por el mentón, pómulos, nariz y frente. Siempre hacia arriba y al costado. Haremos 2 o 3 pasadas solamente. Si nuestro scrub se seca, mojamos nuestros dedos con agua tibia y seguimos. RECUERDEN: La exfoliación SOLO se hace cada 21 días, no menos. El resto de los procesos pueden hacerse a diario.

4. Retiraremos con agua fría en 2 esponjas.

5. Para este paso, podemos elegir entre una mascarilla hidratante con colágeno o elastina o una ampolleta. Las instrucciones dependen de cada producto, así que lean bien.

6. Si vamos a maquillarnos luego, o simplemente para cerrar nuestros poros, podemos pasar un hielito suave por nuestro rostro o un algodón con agua bien fría.

7. Finalmente aplicamos la crema selladora o el gel para darle una buena hidratación a nuestra piel.

Tips: Te recomiendo llevar siempre contigo un tónico/mist hidratante dependiendo tu tipo de piel, y usarlo todas las veces que quieras. La piel del rostro se deshidrata muy fácil y necesita hidratación desde afuera y desde adentro, por lo que debes también hidratar tu cuerpo con mucho líquido, sobre todo aguas con minerales o sueros.

 

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