My cream is ineffective! The art of applying your cosmetic care in the right way
Anti-wrinkle creams, serums, moisturizing care, nourishing formulas... Today there are many different products to apply to your face. Moreover, in this context, it is not always easy to see clearly and to know which care is adapted to your needs.
Indeed, not all compositions are suitable for all skin types. Using a cream on a daily basis is an excellent start. Opting for the one that precisely meets your skin's expectations is even better! Applying a cosmetic care product requires some knowledge.
Here are a few tips to help you avoid making mistakes and thus preserve your beauty for longer.
Anti-wrinkle cream or anti-ageing cream: which to choose?
You've probably already heard of anti-wrinkle creams or anti-ageing products. Until now, you may have thought they were synonymous expressions used to refer to the same type of cosmetic care. Nah, nah, nah! In reality, these two formulas are different and have specific properties.
Anti-ageing care, a generalist active ingredient
Let's start with the anti-aging care. It acts in a global way on all the effects of skin aging. It beautifies the skin from the first application, and its benefits are multiplied tenfold with each use.
In addition, anti-ageing care also has a preventive action. It anticipates problems and prevents loss of firmness and lack of density of the face. It smoothes wrinkles and fills in fine lines. Finally, it helps to fight against pigmentary disorders to obtain a more even and radiant complexion.
To achieve this, anti-aging skin care is packed with nutrients and moisturizing agents. It protects the skin from oxidative stress and is also enriched with hyaluronic acid, an ingredient highly renowned in cosmetics for its moisturizing and rejuvenating properties.
For example, thanks to its protective and preventive effect, Miraclar Day Cream acts as an anti-ageing care, to be used every day. This exceptional formula reinforces the dermal architecture of your face, protects your skin from daily aggressions, improves its suppleness and firmness, and increases the presence of elastin and collagen at the heart of your cells.
Anti-wrinkle care, a more targeted product
As its name suggests, the anti-wrinkle treatment acts in a more targeted manner, on wrinkles. Less preventive, it fights above all against the signs of skin aging on your face. It is used to fill in several types of wrinkles, such as those on the forehead, around the eyes or around the corners of the lips.
Although it is less generalist than anti-aging, anti-wrinkle care is more effective in reducing the wrinkles already in place. These two treatments are therefore complementary. Anti-aging tends to be used on younger skin. Anti-wrinkle treatment, on the other hand, takes over once the skin has started to age.
How do I choose my cream?
To optimise the action of your cream, it is essential that it is adapted to the nature and needs of your skin. You therefore need to have a perfect knowledge of your epidermis in order to choose it properly.
Start by defining the nature of your skin
First of all, it is necessary to know to which category your skin belongs. If it is thick and you suffer from excess sebum or blemishes, you have oily skin. If, on the other hand, your epidermis tends to become uncomfortable, showing redness or small irritations, your skin is dry. Finally, if your face is relatively "normal" or dry, but shines in the T-zone (chin, nose and forehead), you have combination skin.
Observe the condition of your skin
Next, you should take stock of the condition of your skin. If your skin feels tight at certain times of the day, it is probably dehydrated. This usually happens when it's cold or when you get out of the shower. Even the slightest skin tightness is very uncomfortable.
If your skin is thin and becomes red on contact with external stimuli, you have a sensitive epidermis. If your face looks grey and lacks luminosity, your skin is dull. Finally, with age, the face may lose its bounce and tend to sag. In this case, you have mature skin.
Once this assessment has been carried out, following the indications provided by the leading beauty brands is no longer enough to find the formula that suits your needs. Know, for example, that purifying creams are recommended for oily skin, no matter what the different brands say.
Miraclarparp's Micellar Lotion cleanses your face, complementing your daily skin care routine. For dry and dehydrated skin, on the other hand, it is better to use a moisturizing product.
Adapt your care according to your age
It's never too early to start applying cream to your face! The ideal is to adapt the type of cream used to your age.
From 18 to 30 years old, a simple moisturizing cream is sufficient. Then, between 30 and 40, a global anti-ageing cream helps prevent the first signs of skin ageing from appearing. From the age of 40 onwards, to fight against wrinkles that have already set in, it is best to use an anti-wrinkle cream.
Of course, these age ranges are only mentioned as an indication and vary from one individual to another, depending on lifestyle and genetic heritage.
Which active ingredients should be preferred?
Natural active ingredients
Miraclar skin care products, certified by the Ecocert Green Life label, contain a large number of ingredients of natural origin. Some of them work wonders for the skin.
Vegetable oils are among the most widely used raw materials in cosmetics. Here again, these should be adapted to your skin type. Jojoba oil is used to regulate sebum production. Avocado oil is very nourishing. Argan oil or rose oil regenerate and deeply moisturize.
Fruit acids are also exceptional for improving the radiance of the face. They fight against skin tarnishing and the accumulation of dead cells.
Essential oils are similarly integrated into skin care products in small quantities and are renowned for their multiple virtues. On the other hand, although they are very effective and stimulating, they are not adapted to the most sensitive skin and can be allergenic.
Honey, too, is widely used in cosmetics, just like other products from the hive. It is very healing and nourishing, which is why it is used in Miraclar Organic Repair Balm, combined with argan, sunflower and soybean oils.
Synthetic active ingredients
In recent decades, science has complemented the vast possibilities offered by nature. Chemistry now makes it possible to synthesize even more effective ingredients to preserve your beauty.
Vitamins are all very powerful targeted cosmetic properties. Vitamin A is involved in skin renewal. Vitamin C fights pigmentary clusters. Vitamin E is an antioxidant.
Other synthetic ingredients are also used in anti-ageing care. These include retinol, which is highly regenerating, peptides that improve the production of collagen in the heart of the cells, or hyaluronic acid, which reinforces the skin's natural hydration mechanisms.
The art of applying your cream properly for optimal results
Finally, to make the effectiveness of your cream even more optimal, it is important to apply it well.
To ensure that your care product is properly absorbed by your skin, it is necessary to cleanse it thoroughly beforehand. The make-up remover chosen must be sufficiently effective to remove all impurities, but not aggressive so as not to weaken your epidermis.
Then comes the time to soothe your skin and enjoy a ritual of pure pleasure. For this, thermal water is very effective. It offers antioxidant protection to your face and completes your preliminary cleansing.
Target the eye area
Because the eye contour is a specific area of the face, it is important to apply a suitable formula. The skin is on average five times thinner there than on other parts of your body. It also lacks sebaceous and sweat glands, making it more vulnerable. The eyes therefore need very rich and nutritious care.
Miraclar's hydrogel eye patches are therefore enriched with moisturizing active ingredients and polymers that regenerate and soften the skin, while combating the appearance of dark circles and puffiness.
Intensify with a serum
You should also know that a serum targets certain specific needs of your skin, and improves the effectiveness of your usual day cream or night care. Its formula is highly concentrated. Just a few drops are enough to increase the beauty and well-being of your skin tenfold.
So, if you are concerned about the firmness of your face and its radiance, the Organic Tensing Serum, developed by Miraclar laboratories, will be the ideal solution to sublimate your skin.
Apply the cream
Your skin is now ready to optimally receive the care you have selected. Take the opportunity to perform small circular massages and fingertip pressure. This simple gesture improves microcirculation, further enhancing the results of your cream and reinforcing the natural radiance of your face.