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Tips from dermatologist Dr. Leyda Bowes: Simplify your skin care this spring

Tips de la dermatóloga, Dra. Leyda Bowes: Simplifica el cuidado de tu piel esta primavera

Spring has arrived, the right time for us to go into “deep cleaning” mode and eliminate everything that we have accumulated throughout the year, perhaps in excess, and in this way, simplify many aspects of our life. This can become a wonderful experience as it helps us maximize the efficiency of our routine by using fewer items, creating more harmony and an orderly atmosphere that allows for better overall functioning.

Our skincare routine and our often extensive collection of products to achieve it are no exception. Deep cleansing to get rid of some products and leave in the ones that really work can be very useful in helping to keep your skin fresh, young and healthy. It will allow you to follow a simpler routine that actually works! Therefore, we are going to share with you 4 important steps that can help you achieve radiant skin, with fewer products.


1. Eliminate all the creams that promise lifting facial and neck

Let's be clear: only surgical interventions and other invasive cosmetic treatments can achieve this "lifting" effect. Creams usually include only emollient or moisturizing agents that provide a temporary skin plumping effect.

💡 What works is consistency in using the number one proven anti-aging and rejuvenating ingredient in all of skin care: retinol.

Retinol has been shown to increase cell renewal and rejuvenate the skin. It also promotes the production of collagen and elastin, which provides firmness. If you use it consistently, over the years, you will notice how your skin remains firmer and ages much less than that of other people of the same age.

*Apply retinol only at night and use it in combination with a complete, deeply hydrating moisturizer for better results and greater tolerance.

*Also, always include the use of a sunscreen with SPF 30 or higher in your morning skin care routine. Sunscreen should contain mineral filters that are 100% effective against UV light and are also safe for your body.

**The routine you will see below will be more effective in tightening and firming the skin than any other overly expensive cream that promises face-lifting results:



2. Eliminate all the serums that have only an important active ingredient

There is a tendency to promote serums that contain only one active ingredient and therefore have a single function or effect on the skin. For example: hyaluronic acid serums, niacinamide serums, peptide serums, among others.

Having to apply one serum on top of another, multiple times a day, can overcomplicate your skincare routine. Plus, layering too many serums can also clog your pores and lead to acne breakouts.

💡 Instead, use AN effective antioxidant and hydrating serum, which includes high levels of the ingredients mentioned.

*ZELMA Brightening Serum - AM & PM

It contains high levels of the most effective and stable form of vitamin C: Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate (THF), which is a powerful antioxidant that combats skin aging, as well as being a powerful lightening agent for dark spots and melasma.

ZELMA serum also contains important rescue minerals to help regenerate skin and combat stress: zinc, selenium and magnesium. In addition, it is rich in hyaluronic acid (skin hydration), natural peptides (for collagen production), ectoine (innovative moisturizing and anti-aging molecule) and plant-based antioxidants such as Camu Camu (to combat the effect of free radicals). and prevent skin aging).


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Unless you have very oily skin, toners may do more harm than good to you. They are usually alcohol-based and can remove the fatty acids and essential oils that the skin needs to stay hydrated and healthy.

In fact, toners can leave your skin dry and more sensitive. This makes it more susceptible to dryness when you use products with retinol and you will most likely not be able to include it in your skin care.

💡 Instead, use cleansers that clean thoroughly and remove all excess oil, makeup, dirt, and toxins. This way, you won't need to add a toner after cleansing your face.

*He Purifying Cleanser It can be used in the morning and at night. It not only deeply cleanses the skin, but also hydrates and relaxes it. Ceramides, aloe and green tea are responsible for its intense repairing and moisturizing properties.



4. Avoid the exfoliationn with grainy texture products

It is very common for us to have products, creams and masks with granules in our medicine cabinet. These have the effect of exfoliating the skin and removing dead cells from its upper layer.

The downside is that they can leave the skin irritated, worsening problems such as rosacea, as well as causing inflammation of the skin, which later leads to hyperpigmentation or worsening of the pigmentation of melasma.

Instead, use chemical exfoliants, such as salicylic acid.

He A.CE. Intensive Regenerating Oil with Retinol It also contains salicylic acid. Helps exfoliate the skin gently and naturally, removing the upper layers of dead cells, increasing the softness and luminosity of the skin.



In skin care, as in many other aspects of life, “less is often more.” Be well informed about the active ingredients in each of your skin care products. And simplify your beauty routine so you can follow it consistently and easily for many years.


Dr. Leyda Bowes

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