Best skincare products: what are they?
Not all skincare products are created equal. Some are better than others, but not only for the ingredients they contain, their effectiveness changes in fact mainly based on the type of skin they are aimed at.
In other words, using an excellent product on a type of skin that requires completely different active ingredients will not only be useless but could even prove counterproductive as it could even cause a worsening of the situation.
So what are the best skincare products?
To understand it, it is necessary to take into account some important precautions that we see below.
Listen to your skin
To understand which are the quality products, or those that perform best on us as anticipated in the introduction, it is first of all necessary to listen and observe your skin.
The skins can be classified into three main categories or types in which you can also find yours:
oily skin, i.e. skin that tends to shine easily during the day;
dry skin, i.e. skin that tends to crack and redden especially in cold weather
combination skin, i.e. a type of skin that has some of the characteristics of both dry and oily skin. For example, it usually tends to shine in certain areas of the face such as the forehead, chin and nose, and to remain drier in other parts of the face.
Observing how your skin behaves throughout the day is just the first step in understanding what the highest quality products might be for you.
Look at the ingredients
Getting used to carefully looking at the ingredients of the products is a great way to choose only those that work well on your skin type, without an excessive expenditure of energy and budget.
Let's see which ingredients to look for in the different products in response to the specific needs of your skin:
- in case of oily skin: the most suitable ingredients are: vitamin C, salicylic acid, glycolic acid. Vitamin C is known for its anti-oxidant properties, it is also very useful for lightening acne spots. Both salicylic acid and glycolic acid then act as excellent exfoliants capable of promoting cell turnover.
- in case of dry skin: hyaluronic acid, shea butter, vitamin E. Hyaluronic acid, now known to most people, is a molecule with very strong moisturizing power. Over time, our body tends to reduce the production of this molecule, which is why in the case of dry skin it is important to introduce it on our skin.
- in the case of combination skin, on the other hand, the management is a bit more complicated since this type of skin tends to suffer greatly due to the changes of season. In winter, for example, it particularly accuses the presence of smog and fine dust with a skin that appears, as a result of these phenomena, dull and opaque.
So here are the most suitable ingredients for a dull and stressed skin type: Argan oil, collagen and green tea. Green tea in particular is a really excellent ingredient especially because it contains polyphenols that protect the skin from free radicals, removing the danger of premature skin aging.
In summary we can say that perfect products do not exist, but there are products with the right ingredients for specific skin types.