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Chasing beauty: How to obtain, carefully maintain beautiful skin

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What is beauty? The term “beautiful” can be attributed to any visible and tangible object, face, taste or even smell. However, abstract concepts can also take the adjective of beauty.

The ancient Greek philosopher Plotinus of the Hellenistic tradition had defined beauty as radiance, the light of the divine spirit reflected in the material world, while the 18th century German philosopher Immanuel Kant – one of the main thinkers of the Enlightenment – emphasized the subjectivity of beauty and put forward that beauty was not only related to feeling, but was also the result of one’s own judgments.

As the tastes of societies change according to cultures and times, it has been deemed impossible to speak of absolute and ideal beauty.

The characterization of a person as beautiful, whether it is a personal opinion or the common judgment of society, is often based on a combination of “inner beauty” such as personality, intelligence, elegance and charm and “external beauty” such as health, youth, relevance to average and prevalence, and of course, skin.

Today, I want to talk to you about one of the essential factors of “external beauty”: the beauty of the skin.

Starting skincare at an early age helps maintain beautiful skin later on. (Photo Shutterstock)

Beautiful skin?

Having clean skin is the most basic and essential part of having beautiful skin.

Skin problems are caused by the effects of nutrition, genetics and free radicals – unstable atoms that can damage cells, causing disease and aging.

Our priority should be to clean the remnants of free radicals, that is, the external factors that damage our skin.

So how do we do this?

There are different skin types that can be divided into four basic categories, namely oily, dry, combination – both oily and dry – and sensitive, and some also branch out on their own.

It is recommended to know your skin type by consulting a skin care professional.

The next step is to follow daily, weekly and monthly skin care routines.

You should wash your skin every morning at the start of the day and before going to bed at the end of the day, with products adapted to your skin type.

Of course, skincare isn’t just about washing your face, daily routines are required, like the steps that follow.

  • Wash your skin with a cleanser suitable for your skin type.
  • Spray on a toner suitable for your skin type and wait for it to dry.
  • Once the toner is dry, hydrate it with a moisturizer suitable for your skin type.
  • If your moisturizer does not contain sun protection factor (SPF), be sure to apply sunscreen.

Apply these steps throughout the year, summer and winter.

Now you are ready for a new day!

Follow the same steps at night, but obviously you don’t need to apply sunscreen.

You have to follow the morning and evening routines to cleanse your skin.  (Photo Shutterstock)

You have to follow the morning and evening routines to cleanse your skin. (Photo Shutterstock)

Along with the daily steps to follow, there are also weekly routines to follow to ensure the best results.

  • Wash with a cleansing product suitable for your skin type.
  • Spray on a toner suitable for your skin type and wait for it to dry.
  • Remove dead skin with a peel adapted to your skin type.
  • Spray on a toner suitable for your skin type and wait for it to dry.
  • Prepare a mask suitable for your skin type and rinse it off afterwards.
  • Spray on a toner suitable for your skin type and wait for it to dry.
  • Apply a serum suitable for your skin type and wait for your skin to absorb.
  • Hydrate your skin by massaging with a moisturizer suitable for your skin type.

Applying a toner after each treatment tightens pores and prevents dirt from building up.

When it comes to a monthly skincare routine, you need to get expert help.

When you apply these routines regularly, your dead skin cells and damage caused by external factors will disappear, and your skin will begin to repair and renew itself.

It will minimize acne problems and delay the signs of aging.

People with skin diseases or skin problems should consult a doctor before applying!

And, of course, all products to be used must first pass a small allergy test. To do this, apply a piece of product to the inside of your wrist and wait 5 to 10 minutes. If redness or itching occurs, do not use the product on your skin.

Ages and issues

At every stage of our lives, we face skin issues, old and new. From our youth to our old age, skin care never ends. It is therefore useful to know what problems tend to occur at what stage and what is important at what age.

Even babies need skin care.  (Photo Shutterstock)

Even babies need skin care. (Photo Shutterstock)

At the stage of adolescence, from zero to 20 years, the following phenomena can occur in the skin:

  • Acne
  • pores
  • Comedones (blackheads)
  • Cleaning and maintenance are very important at this stage.

At the youth stage, between 20 and 30 years old, we observe on the skin:

  • At this point, puberty-related issues subsided and the skin type began to change.
  • The first aging begins around the eyes in the late 20s, the thinnest skin is around the eyes. For this reason, an eye cream should be used from the age of 25.

At the stage of maturity, between 30 and 40 years, we observe:

  • The skin needs more vitamins and minerals.
  • Collagen and elastin begin to break down.
  • The night cream should be started at this point.
  • Serum ampule supplements produced for skin care are recommended.

At the stage of maturity, between 40 and 50 years, we observe on the skin:

  • The fibers begin to deteriorate further.
  • Hirsutism (excessive hair growth) begins at this stage.
  • The skin begins to sag.

At the stage of regression, between 50 and 60 years old, we observe on the skin:

  • The spots on the skin become deeper.
  • Aging and sunspots appear.
  • Wrinkles become evident.

In the last years, from the age of 60, it is recommended to massage your skin to help it recover and to apply serum ampoules.

Correct solutions, toners for your skin type are necessary for skin care.  (Photo Shutterstock)

Correct solutions, toners for your skin type are necessary for skin care. (Photo Shutterstock)

Natural formulas

Finally, I want to share with you formulas made with natural ingredients that are suitable for all skin types that you can prepare yourself.

For dark circles around the eyes you need;

  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 10 drops of arnica oil

Melt the coconut oil in a double boiler and add the arnica oil to it, and after cooling, use it around your eyes morning and evening.

For blotchy skin masks you need;

  • 1 tablespoon crushed fresh papaya
  • 1 teaspoon of argan oil
  • 5 drops of geranium oil
  • 3 drops Italian helichrysum oil
  • 1 drop clary sage oil

Mix all the ingredients and leave on the skin for 30 minutes before washing off. Repeat once a week.

For acne mark serum you need;

  • 10 milliliters pomegranate oil
  • 5 milliliters of wheat oil
  • 5 milliliters of baobab oil
  • 20 drops of Italian helichrysum oil
  • 10 drops of myrtle oil

Mix all the ingredients and let it work and apply four to five drops morning and evening on the pimples.

For peels intended to refresh the skin color you need;

  • 1 teaspoon ground rice
  • 50 milliliters of yogurt
  • 1 to 2 drops of lemon juice

Mix all the ingredients and use them as a peel in your weekly skin care routine.

For serum intended for use on wrinkles you need;

  • 1 teaspoon flax seeds
  • 1 teaspoon of chia seeds

Place the seeds in a tea glass of water in the evening and strain the mixture in the morning. The resulting gel is used as a serum for wrinkles.

That’s all for today.

Love yourself and your skin, and be sure to take care of the people and things you love.