Taking care of your skin can protect your appearance and keep you looking young, but have you ever wondered what makes your favorite skin care product work? Keep reading to learn more.
Ingredients will vary depending on the moisturizer you use, but common ingredients in daily moisturizers include:
• Hyaluronic acid—this is something that is naturally produced by the body. It is used to plump and soften the skin.
• Glycerin—this absorbs and retains water, which helps your skin stay moist throughout the day. It also attracts water from the environment.
Some moisturizers include other ingredients that help keep the skin healthy and free of irritation. For example, the Aloe Plus facial moisturizer sold by Nowak Aesthetics includes hydrocortisone and aloe extract to reduce inflammation and calm the skin.
Retinol serums are commonly used at night to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Retinol serums contain retinoids that help to remove dead skin, thicken the skin, and promote healthy grown. Nowak Aesthetics offers a retinol serum that also includes caffeine to help tone the skin.
Acne cream usually contains benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid. Benzoyl peroxide kills the bacteria that is associated with acne. Salicylic acid can help to unclog pores. Acne creams usually work best when they are applied after you have cleaned your face with a mild cleanser. During a breakout you should probably use the cream in the morning and the evening.
Sunscreen may be the most important skin care product you own. Preventing sun damage is one of the best ways you can take care of your skin and protect your health. Make sure to choose a sunscreen that provides protection from both UVA and UVB rays. Both can cause long term damage to your skin. Nowak Aesthetics sells a few different sunscreens, all of which offer UVA and UVB protection. In many of these sunscreens, zinc oxide is the active ingredient that blocks harmful UV rays.
To learn more about skin care products, schedule a consultation at Nowak Aesthetics.