Top Ingredients to be added into Your Skincare Regimen.Shehroze Rana
Your DNA does have a major role to play when it comes to your skin, but your environment, your daily habits, your diet and some other factors are the real culprits, taking a heavy toll on your skin and wreaking havoc over there. Establishing a skincare routine, keeping all your skin concerns in mind, and then following it regularly is essential, even if you think that your skin is fine on its own.
But before anything, the most important thing that you need to keep in mind while going for skincare is no one can create an absolute regimen for you. You being an individual have a different skin type, with its own good and bad qualities. To get the perfect products and routines for your skin you’ll have to go through a lot of trial and error. If a product is working wonders on your friends or some blogger’s that doesn’t mean that the product will work in the same way for you.
So here is a list of top ingredients that you should add, one way or another, into your daily skincare regimen in order to get your complexion to function at its best and for you to look your best.
AHA (alpha-Hydroxy Acid)
These water-soluble acids are derived from natural sources. Their main function in our skincare is to help our skin’s natural process of shedding, which slows down with time. Exfoliation makes your skin look younger and more even.
PHA (Polyhydroxy acids)
PHA is supposed to perform the exact functions as AHAs but they are not as irritating as them. They are more suitable for sensitive skin.
BHA (Beta Hydroxy Acid)
BHAs are oil-soluble acids with smaller molecules, thus they go deeper into the skin. They are best friends for acne-prone skin. They help clear whiteheads, blackheads, and are antibacterial and anti-inflammatory.
It works like a sponge for your skin, which draws the moisture into your skin from the environment, and can hold 1000 times its weight in water. It’s an incredible element for dry or got dried out skin.
L-ascorbic acid (Vitamin C)
L-ascorbic is the most effective and stable form of Vitamin C for skincare. It’s a rejuvenating agent, which helps with ageing signs and UV damaged skin.
The foundation of our skin is different types of proteins such as Collagen, Elastin, Keratin. All these proteins are made of short chains of Amino Acids known as peptides. In skincare, Peptides can provide you with noticeable anti-ageing benefits.
Retinols are basically different types of Vitamin A. They help increase the production of collagen to reduce the signs of ageing. Another significant capacity of Retinols is to improve skin shading by invigorating the creation of fresh blood vessels in the skin.
Ceramides are the building blocks of the uppermost layer of skin, known as Skin’s natural protective barrier. They help skin cells to stick together and form a protective layer against the environment, which helps keep the moisture in and pollution out.
Niacinamide is Vitamin B3. It helps reduce the appearance of enlarged pores, helps keep the oil production in control, and treats acne. It can be used in cases of severe acne. It additionally improves the complexion.
Kojic Acid naturally occurs in a certain type of fungus. This ingredient was discovered in 1989 and has been proven to slow down the production of Melanin (Brown Pigment), and very effective as a lightening agent, which makes it very useful to be used on age spots and areas showing signs of hyperpigmentation.
Along with all these great ingredients, there is one more thing you need to have, and that is patience. You have to give every product some time to get the results. Do let us know what your preferences are for skincare.