We all asked ourselves so many times that it is one of the most searched topics on the web: what is the right skincare for skin with imperfections ? Whether we like it or not, we have all gone through the phase in which our skin, even well after puberty, has been studded with blemishes, blackheads and oiliness.
It's not just a matter of poor nutrition: many factors contribute to making an impure skin, in particular stress, hormonal imbalances, pollution, climatic changes and, last but not least, a skincare not suitable for ours skin type.
Skin with imperfections: combination or oily skin?
The first thing to do is to try to identify your skin type in order to structure the most suitable skincare to restore the correct hydrolipidic film of the skin.
The combination skin is easily recognizable for its non-uniformity: very often, in fact, it simultaneously presents characteristics of dry skin (often near the cheekbones, contour eyes and lips) and other more impure skins (generally the famous T-zone consisting of the forehead, nose and chin).
The oily skin , on the other hand, can be defined, depending on the characteristics, oily or asphyxiated . In the first case, generally the most common, the skin has blackheads, dilated pores, imperfections and a diffused shine all over the face. In the second, however, the skin is also rich in impurities but dry and rough to the touch.
All the steps for your skincare routine
The golden rule of any good skincare routine lies in thoroughly cleansing the face with a product that is both effective and delicate. A too aggressive cleanser, in fact, could cause the annoying rebound effect, causing the skin to produce more sebum to self-balance. A good cleanser must always be combined with the right facial tonic , able to complete the cleansing routine, removing any residues of smog and make-up, and to normalize and moisturize the skin.
It is common thought that combination or oily skin does not need hydration, but that's totally wrong! Skins with imperfections should always be hydrated with a cream with a light texture and rich in active ingredients and functional substances capable of counteracting imperfections.
Finally, once or twice a week, it is advisable to use an exfoliating product , preferably enzymatic, to remove dead cells from the face, purify the skin and make it brighter (avoiding the hateful dull skin effect typical of skin with imperfections).
The essential beauty tip? Obviously a mattifying primer and rich in active ingredients, capable of counteracting the appearance of imperfections and regulating the production of sebum, so under control the shine of the face without drying the skin.
The essential active ingredients for skin with imperfectionsNiacinamide : also known as vitamin PP or B3, it is one of the most widely used active ingredients in products for combination and oily skin.
In addition to regulating sebum production, niacinamide not only helps reduce scars and acne marks but also helps promote skin hydration, restoring its hydrolipidic film.Salicylic acid : beta-hydroxy acid par excellence, a category that together with the alpha-hydroxy acids constitutes the so-called fruit acids, is an excellent ally to fight acne and to counteract skin inflammations by treating superficial lesions and carrying out its antibacterial action.