Healthy skin is an essential part of over-all good health and well-being. Healthy skin is one that is pleasant to look at, well-balanced, is comfortable and makes you feel good. There is not one, but several types of healthy skin, each reacting differently when its balance is disturbed. These reactions manifest themselves as veritable dermotypes, presenting distinct cluster of symptoms. If left untreated, more serious problems can even develop : dry skin may turn into eczema or oily skin evolve into acne. These disorders are sometimes aggravated by poor skin care.
Restoring the balance
The dermatological skincare products from Vichy Laboratoires are designed to cleanse, protect, maintain and enhance the skin. These products prevent and correct physiological disorders that can affect healthy skin, and are technologically-advanced, effective and targeted. They are adapted to a specific skin type and condition, which is why they must be chosen carefully and used properly to obtain the desired effect and to prevent any unpleasant sensations.
Healthy skincare practices
Adopt a skincare routine specifically adapted to the needs of your skin – a cleanse-tone-treat program is often ideal. Cleansing removes make-up, perspiration, pollutants and debris accumulated on the skin. Toning helps close pores and restore the skin’s natural pH balance. Treating helps protect and reinforce the skin by bringing its metabolic processes back to normal and keeping dust, debris, and pollutants out of its pores.
Use an eye product – the skin around the eyes is thinner, more delicate and more fragile than anywhere else on the face, and requires a hydrating care specifically designed for the eye contour area.
Use broad-spectrum UVA and UVB sun protection – not all sun blocks are the same, and few offer protection against both UVA and UBV rays. While UVB rays are the main cause of sunburns and skin cancer, UVA rays accelerate skin aging. In this sense, a broad-spectrum sun protection product that blocks both UVA and UVB rays is the best preventative anti-aging product currently available.
Protect and repair the skin on your body, hands and feet – the skin on the body, hands and feet often lack protective lipids and require extra nourishment.