The range of cosmetics today knows an unprecedented diversification, various creams are available on store shelves, lotions, cleansers, makeup products, serums, scrubs and many other compositions that have not yet found their name.
The variety of products can put buyers in a dilemma, who often make the mistake of choosing a more beautifully packaged, better known, better smelling, newer product...regardless of the actual type and needs of the skin.
The use of cosmetics, whether they are prepared industrially or at home, cannot be done at random, without knowing their effects and without knowing the current condition of the skin.
Those who have decided to use home-made cosmetics need to be familiar with the basics of skin care and hygiene, their skin needs, the composition of cosmetics and the properties of the ingredients.
In this endeavor, we are committed to helping you by providing you with a series of structured information that is as logical and as easy to navigate as possible.
You need to identify your skin type, any skin problems and also understand the functions and structure of the skin to better identify what it needs. Find details in the article on skin diagnosis.
Depending on the type and condition of the skin, the routine of care and hygiene must be established. For this, the articles on this subject can also help you.
Based on the information and articles presented on our website, you can sketch a personal care and hygiene program. It is not mandatory, especially not at the beginning, to change all your cosmetics for home preparations. You can first make a mask, facial oil (oily serum) or toner. Maybe at the beginning there is too much information that you need to process, or maybe you may feel an urge to prepare many compositions at once. First establish your care program in which you insert some compositions that you can easily prepare, without the risk of making mistakes, and that are inexpensive. Along the way, you can update this program, including those found when preparing and applying your first compositions. Also consider the guide we offer for beginners.
Depending on the established routine, given the needs of the skin and hair, you can prepare the first recipes. These can be exactly the recipes published by us or they can be adapted. For the beginning, we recommend the preparation of some compositions with a low degree of difficulty (the recipes are marked with the indication "beginners"). If you want to customize or adapt recipes published by us from the beginning, you must take into account the conditions under which ingredients can be replaced, added or removed. We recommend that you have a notebook in which you write down the information needed for your care routine, and in which you write down your prepared and newly formulated recipes. Also here you can write down your observations or questions. This way you can re-prepare a successful composition that you prepared earlier, you will be able to re-read some instructions and last but not least you can later have fun with the clumsiness that we all do at the beginning of the road.
This routine is not only to be applied to the face. The neck and décolleté require regular care as well.
Skin cleansing involves first the removal of make-up and then removing dirt, sebum and other secreted substances from the skin during the day/night. Removal of makeup is done with a composition that also contains oil (cleansing milk) or with a vegetable oil, especially if the makeup also contains water-resistant products. Cleansing the skin can be done with a cleansing foam or a cleanser, then rinse your face with lukewarm water. Micellar waters are suitable to complete the cleaning process and remove the last traces of makeup.
Toning involves, after cleansing, the application to the skin of a liquid preparation that brings a supply of substances with a role of refreshing, pH balancing, balancing sebum secretion or astringents. The toner can also contain active ingredients with a moisturizing, repairing, calming, antioxidant or vitaminizing role.
Hydration involves applying a cream that can be light, semi-greasy or greasy. Regardless of the skin type, the cream must contain the right ingredients to maintain the optimal level of hydration, to contribute to the proper functioning of skin cells, to protect the skin from external factors and to ensure a younger and more beautiful appearance. Night creams can contain several ingredients with an emollient, regenerating, repairing and anti-wrinkle role.
Skin care articles based on skin types.
This formula was developed by Elemental's qualified staff. The recipes are intended to exemplify the use of products marketed by Elemental and are believed to be accurate, however, Elemental assumes no liability or risk associated with the use of its products for the preparation and evaluation of the recipe as the conditions of preparation and use are beyond its control. The Elemental customer must ensure that the reproduction of the formulation does not infringe any intellectual property rights and that it complies with the specific rules and regulations in force. The person who prepares the recipe must refer to the safety data sheets to ensure the safe handling of all raw materials and bears full responsibility for ensuring the safe and correct use and storage of all materials procured and used. Assessments of the safety, stability, regulatory compliance and suitability of this recipe, methods and the finished product are the sole responsibility of the user and/or the legal entity placing the product on the market. Elemental is not liable for any damages resulting from the use of this information, and assumes no responsibility for misuse of selected materials, formula or method, in whole or in part.