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Adapting Skincare to Changing Skin Needs: Debunking Common Myths

During my consultations, a question frequently arises: should one change skincare products, brands, or routines out of fear that the skin will become accustomed to the cosmetics and the treatment will become less effective? In this article, we will debunk this widespread belief. In reality, the skin does not become habituated to cosmetics; rather, its needs evolve over time. Listening to your skin is crucial, as its signals hold the key to providing appropriate care.

Changes in Skin Needs

The skin is influenced by various factors throughout our lives, both in men and women. However, women are particularly affected due to the additional element of the menstrual cycle.

Influence of Hormones on the Skin

Testosterone: During puberty, testosterone levels increase in both men and women, leading to skin changes such as acne and increased sebum production. Consequently, the skin's needs vary during this period.

Estrogens: These hormones play a crucial role in maintaining the skin's suppleness, elasticity, and firmness. A decrease in estrogen levels results in reduced collagen production, leading to the appearance of wrinkles and decreased mucosal hydration.

Pregnancy: The influx of hormones, particularly estrogens, can cause skin imbalances, such as increased skin oiliness and susceptibility to imperfections.

Menstrual Cycle: Hormonal fluctuations during the menstrual cycle can lead to increased sebum production and occasionally cause skin problems.

Menopause: A decrease in estrogen levels accelerates skin aging, making wrinkles and age spots more noticeable.

Seasonal Impact on the Skin:

The skin requires seasonal adjustments. In winter, it may become drier, necessitating additional hydration, while in summer, proper sun protection becomes essential.

Impact of Diet and Lifestyle on the Skin:

Diet, excesses, smoking, and medications can all influence the skin's condition. Certain foods, like dairy and gluten, may aggravate skin problems, such as acne.

Effects of Medications and Diseases on the Skin:

Various medications and illnesses can affect the skin's condition, disrupting its natural balance.

Cosmetics as a Potential Cause of Skin Concerns:

The compositions of conventional cosmetics can also influence skin health. Certain ingredients may exacerbate skin issues.

How to Adjust Skincare According to Changing Skin Needs:

To maintain healthy skin throughout life, here are some tips for adapting your skincare routine:

Classic éméo Skincare Routine:

  • Use a liniment or mild soap to gently cleanse your skin.
  • Hydrate with a suitable hydrolat for your skin type.
  • Choose a serum tailored to the specific needs of your skin before considering your age.

Adaptations According to Age:

  • Adolescence: During puberty, address acne issues with suitable products.

  • Adult: Select a routine based on your skin's needs. The Alpha-lift Premium serum is specifically designed for this stage, providing a collagen boost while effectively addressing imperfections and pigmentation.

  • Summer: Protect your skin from the sun and ensure proper hydration.

  • Winter: Opt for a serum like the Rehydrate Serum for dry skin, if your skin tends to become dehydrated.

  • Menopause: Prioritize anti-aging skincare to counteract the effects of skin aging.

Listen to Your Skin:

  • Observe the signs your skin is sending and adjust your skincare accordingly.
  • Do not hesitate to seek professional advice if you have questions or concerns regarding your skin.

Myths vs. Reality

The belief that the skin becomes accustomed to cosmetics is, in fact, a misconception. Skin needs continually evolve, influenced by hormones, seasons, diet, medications, and other factors. 

By attentively listening to your skin and adjusting your skincare to its changing needs, you can maintain healthy and radiant skin throughout your life. Embrace natural and skin-friendly products over conventional cosmetics. Feel free to ask for personalized recommendations.

 Taking care of your skin contributes to your overall well-being and boosts your confidence.

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