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Find out why you should invest in dermocosmetics for healthy skin

While genetics play a crucial role in skin quality, the impact of your skincare routine cannot be underestimated.

Skin care is part of many people’s daily routine and is considered essential for maintaining its health and appearance. However, there are those who believe that it is not worth investing in dermocosmetics, considering them a waste of time and money. But to what extent does this reflect reality?

However, there are several factors that can contribute to the appearance of fine lines and furrows on the skin. “The sun is the main cause of free radicals in the skin, which age the tissues and cause spots, wrinkles and sagging; but it is not the only one: sugar hardens collagen fibres, stress causes skin inflammation, sleeping badly reduces the our antioxidant defense, smoking reduces blood circulation and ages the skin…”, lists dermatologist Dr. Claudia Marçal, member of the Brazilian Society of Dermatology.

Therefore, according to the doctor, a skin care routine can be very important to prevent the whole process. “Naturally beautiful skin must be healthy and have a care routine suitable for every type, age and time of year. Regardless of good genetics, good lifestyle habits are pillars that promote beauty, health and longevity”, he claims

According to Dr. Claudia Marçal, in addition to a balanced diet, good quality sleep, regular physical activity and low alcohol consumption, having a daily care routine is very important to keep your skin well-groomed and timeless .

Distrust towards dermocosmetics

The distrust towards dermocosmetics arose due to a marketing with exaggerated appeals from industries. “Cosmetic products must protect the skin and improve your beauty and health. Many cosmetic and technological developments have been observed, so much so that an important step has been taken through the association of cosmetic products with active ingredients to reduce skin damage and aging”, explains dermatologist Dr. Mônica Aribi, full member of the Brazilian Society of Dermatology.

The use of nanotechnology to develop effective cosmeceuticals, for example, represents a major breakthrough because these small particles are easily absorbed by the skin and repair damage easily and efficiently. “Sunscreens can be used to protect the skin, anti-aging creams to combat the signs of aging and moisturizers to maintain skin hydration,” explains the doctor.

Phases of the routine skin care

According to Dr. Claudia Marçal, the phases of routine skin care they must be followed according to medical advice for every skin need. However, it is important to understand the sequence of a care routine, as the best moisturizer in the world would have no effect on skin that is not clean and ready to receive it.

“We must think that, in addition to the sebum of the stratum corneum, dead keratin, dead proteins and pollutants that we can see as dust, we also have micropollutants, such as PM2.5 particulate matter, responsible for the release of pro-inflammatory processes of the skin, which degrade collagen and elastin,” says Dr. Claudia Marçal.

Some products help fight the signs of aging on the skin

Anti-aging care

The anti-aging cure comes immediately after cleansing, with hydrating dermocosmetics, antioxidant and photoprotective action. There is also room for cell renewers, when recommended by doctors: «Retinol is the gold standard in home rejuvenation and increases collagen production, the expression of glycosaminoglycans and inhibits the UV induction of collagen degradation enzymes in photo-aged skin. Without direct whitening action, it can be used in hyperpigmentation treatments as a complementary method to improve cell renewal and eliminate pigmented cells from the surface”, explains Dr. Mônica Aribi.

Alpha hydroxy acids, according to the doctor, accelerate cell renewal and stimulate the synthesis of collagen by fibroblasts. “In addition to treating the agingit can be used to reduce greasiness and help against acne,” explains the doctor.

Daily treatments

A classic for hydration is hyaluronic acid. Other substances that may be present in the day treatment cream are: vitamin C, ferulic acid, OTZ 10, niacinamide, superox-C, resveratrol and alistin. According to the pharmacist and technical manager of Biotec Dermocosméticos, Maria Eugênia Ayres, these active ingredients are seen as true defenders of our skin and act to neutralize free radicals, which cause damage to skin cells culminating in the appearance of wrinkles. If the option is vitamin C, choose formulas that take into account the stability of the active ingredient, such as ascorbosilane C.

“It is an extremely stable vitamin C associated with organic silicon, which allows the active ingredient to permeate the deeper layers of the skin and to have a more effective action with less possibility of oxidation of this active ingredient on the surface of the skin. its action on the skin It has a rejuvenating and antioxidant effect”, says pharmacist Maria Eugênia Ayres.


Another relevant point in favor of the daily use of antioxidants is the fact that, as the years pass, some skin cells lose the ability to divide, but behave like real zombies: they actively secrete chemical substances that favor the inflammation and damage nearby cells. These cells, according to Maria Eugênia Ayres, are called senescent and need to be prevented and fought with antioxidants.

Effective photoprotection includes protection from UVA, UVB, visible light and infrared rays


Regarding photoprotection care, the doctor emphasizes that the filter must have effective protection against UVA and UVB rays, but must also protect against visible and infrared light. “Today, the need for a broad spectrum of photoprotectors is unanimous throughout the world. Remember this sun filters today for light skin they should be SPF 50, at least SPF 30. They should be reapplied in the afternoon and, if in continuous sun exposure, reapplied every two hours. If it comes into contact with water, after 30 minutes it loses its effectiveness and must be reapplied”, explains Dr. Claudia Marçal.

Skin care in capsule

Nutraceuticals, also called skin care in the form of capsules, they can help perform an antioxidant action and stimulate collagen. “Nutraceuticals are extremely beneficial formulas that significantly enhance the action of topical treatment in the fight against free radicals, help hydrate and recover the water and fat membrane on the skin, stimulate the elasticity of collagen and elastin fibers, improve perfusion to the peripheral microcirculation, they assist in the photoimmunoprotection of the skin tissue and are important in the control of pathologies such as melasma, atopic dermatitis, seborrheic dermatitis, rosacea, in improving the structural state of consistency, color, tone and viscoelasticity”, states Dr. Claudia Marcal .

These products must be prescribed by a specialist doctor for each clinical case in question and, according to the dermatologist, may contain active ingredients such as: collagen peptide, exsynutriment, glycoxylresveratrol, pycnogenol, polypodium leucotomusvitamin C and E, oral FC, ginger extract, green tea, berriesamong others.

Skin care office

Finally, a novelty is the use of treatments that promote real well-being skin care office. This is the case of Hydrafacial, advertised as an artificial intelligence for skin care. “The hydrodermabrasion equipment features the unique and patented Vortex-Fusion technology, which generates a vortex effect to easily expel and remove impurities from the skin while providing hydration,” says Dr. Mônica Aribi.

By Guilherme Zanette

Source: Terra

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