The Hows of Jing: 5 ‘post-mask’ skincare and beauty tips

BROAD CAST – Jing Castañeda – Philstar.comOctober 3, 2022 | 10:00am

With all the pieces that has occurred over the past couple of years, I don’t blame you if you could have slacked off in your beauty routines. We have been carrying our face masks outdoor for therefore lengthy, so some of us most likely haven’t even bothered to put on face powder and lipstick or follow an everyday skincare routine. Our major concern has been retaining ourselves and households secure from the COVID-19 virus. 
But now that we’ve got eased into the brand new regular and we’re not required to put on face masks outdoor, we will’t be caught with dangerous pores and skin. So if you have to brush up in your skincare routines, listed here are some skilled tips and recommendation from Dr. Anna Marie Montesa (Montesa Medical Group Aesthetic Center), who I bought to interview in a latest episode of “Pamilya Talk.”
1. Keep your pores and skin clear. “Wash your face twice a day and don’t sleep with out eradicating your make-up,” she says. Use a light make-up remover or micellar water that may be purchased over-the-counter or out of your dermatologist. “Don’t use an oil-based or alcohol-based make-up remover as a result of these are inclined to clog the pores. Better use a cleanser that’s non-comedogenic (specifically formulated in order to not trigger blocked pores),” she provides. Alcohol tends to dry the pores and skin, inflicting irritation.
2. Avoid solar publicity after making use of pores and skin whitening remedies. This is a no-no, says Dr. Montesa. Many over-the-counter pores and skin whitening remedies are inclined to trigger melasma or pores and skin darkening after your pores and skin will get uncovered to the solar. Usually, pores and skin whitening remedies are executed solely a couple of times a 12 months, and after present process that, one ought to keep away from the solar for 3 days to a few week. Similarly, cease all of your skincare remedies, in case you are about to go below the solar—say, you’re going to the seashore—as this will likely pose hurt to your pores and skin. 

Dr. Anna Marie Montesa (left) says, different elements that trigger pores and skin growing older embrace smoking, consuming alcohol, poor food regimen, lack of sleep and stress.

3. Protect your pores and skin from untimely growing older. Always apply sunblock with SPF 30 or increased. “We must reapply sunscreen each two hours particularly if you happen to’re going instantly below the solar and you’re sweating,” says Dr. Montesa. If you’re making use of make-up, higher select one with SPF. Even as early as 7 a.m. to eight a.m., the warmth of the solar is already intense these days, so higher put on sunscreen while you’re going out or if you happen to work close to a window and the solar seeps via it. Dr. Montesa says it’s a fantasy that morenas or these with darker pores and skin want little solar safety. “Although protected ka ng melanin, tatanda pa rin [ang balat mo] kapag nagpaaraw ka,” she says. 
4. Know your pores and skin kind earlier than selecting skincare merchandise. There are 5 pores and skin varieties—regular (well-balanced, not too oily, not too dry), dry (flaky and tough), oily (with huge pores, liable to blackheads and zits), mixture (oily within the T-zone space, dry on the cheeks), and delicate (fragile, liable to irritation). How we look after our pores and skin should rely on three issues: sebaceous secretion, hydration and sensitivity.
If you could have delicate pores and skin, keep away from alcohol-based merchandise or something that causes a stinging sensation. “If you occur to use a product that stings, wash your face instantly,” says Dr. Montesa. Use delicate merchandise; don’t use merchandise that include perfume in addition to peeling remedies.  
Those with dry pores and skin ought to select a superb moisturizer. Skin turns into dry attributable to a quantity of causes—the use of scorching water when bathing or washing, scorching climate, age, general well being, and life-style. It could possibly be short-term or lifelong and if not addressed early, it may result in an infection.
If your pores and skin is delicate and dry, higher use a moisturizer that’s non-comedogenic. “If you apply the improper moisturizer, this might trigger irritation or pimple,” she says. 

Products with alpha hydroxy acid or anti-bacterial lotions are beneficial for these with oily or acne-prone pores and skin. But it’s greatest to hunt your dermatologist’s recommendation to keep away from having pimples that depart ugly scars. Dr. Montesa additionally advises these with acne-prone pores and skin to get an zits remedy as an alternative of the standard facial. Montessa Medical Group has a specifically designed medicine that helps to unclog the pores and deal with huge pimples. They additionally apply a particular masks that dries out the zits. Is there a necessity to use moisturizer in case your pores and skin is oily? Dr. Montesa says sure. But once more, select one which’s non-comedogenic. 
Our friend-dermatologist likewise warns in opposition to the use of over-the-counter pores and skin medicines that would trigger lifelong and irreversible harm to the pores and skin reminiscent of peeling brokers. 

5. Maintain wholesome, flawless pores and skin by consulting a dermatologist. If you could have any skincare issues, see an skilled. Don’t self-medicate. Montessa Medical Group Aesthetic Center — with branches in Tomas Morato, Quezon City and Ayala Circuit Makati — provides the Ultrawhite European Facial, which makes use of pure remedies, with no peeling and irritating elements. They additionally supply pores and skin whitening remedies that received’t hurt your pores and skin. 
As a last recommendation, Dr. Montessa advises everybody to keep up the three fundamentals of skincare: cleansing, moisturization and solar safety. Maintaining a each day skincare routine will assist you to look your greatest and put your greatest foot ahead while you exit into the world.

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