Skin Care Awareness Ft Galderma
What should be the ideal skin care routine?
Can dry or oily skin both be sensitive?
What are the early signs of skin ageing and how can one delay and protect skin?
Curd, turmeric, lemon etc. can they be used directly on skin? Are these DIY packs effective or can be harmful?
Does make up really lead to breakouts?
These and many more such queries which frequently come to our mind were all reviewed and resolved by eminent Dermatologists and Beauty experts at the Panel discussion specially curated for Skin Care Awareness by internationally renowned Swiss pharmaceutical company Galderma which specializes in dermatological treatments and skin care products.
This great initiative by Galderma was to educate consumers to Know their Skin, what it needs to keep it healthy, beautiful and glowing.
Cetaphil and Biluma are Galderma’s very popular and successful brands when it comes to keeping your skin happy and healthy.
Galderma’s top Consumer Care brand Cetaphil is a Globally recognized with 75 years of heritage and is the No. 1 Dermatologist recommended brand across many countries.
Biluma, is the No. 1 recommended brand by dermatologists in the skin brightening category. It is an advanced skin brightening, nourishing, and rejuvenating formula with a science-based premium range.
And now for the answers to your skin queries get digging…
Skin is the largest organ in the body. Like regular exercise and a well-balanced diet, maintaining healthy skin is essential for overall well-being, And for that we require a good skin care regime which need not be complex but definitely be consistent.
Whether the skin is dry or oily, both can be sensitive.
Along with CTM (Cleansing Toning Moisturizing) every skin needs a different approach according to its type, weather condition etc .
For dry skin: In Summers to prevent the drying effects of the sun, use a non-oily, non-sweaty moisturizer.
Cetaphil GSC: Cleanser/ Face wash that cleanses are removes dirt and impurities without making skin dry.
Cetaphil Moisturising cream – contains a blend of natural ingredients like sweet almond oil and Vitamin E that provides long lasting hydration.
Cetaphil Sun – Proven protection for UV rays and harmful IR radiation. It is gel based and hence does not leave a white residue. It is also water and sweat resistant
For Oily Skin: Increased temperatures comes with greater humidity and this further increases in oil production giving unwanted shiny look, breakouts, clogged and enlarged pores.
Cleansing skin not more than thrice a day to prevent excessive loss of the much-needed moisture, keep applying moisturiser at regular intervals.
Selection of products that control sebum production can prevent breakouts.
● Cetaphil Oily Skin Cleanser – mainly formulated for oily and acne prone skin that removes only excess oil
● Cetaphil DAM Ultra hydrating Lotion – contains a unique blend of shea butter, macadamia nut oil that provides 24 hours hydration. Its light weight, non sticky texture makes it suitable for all seasons.
Coming to whether Curd, turmeric, Lemon etc can be directly used on skin in their raw form?
Panelists explained that Most of these DIY products are either mechanical or chemical exfoliators. We Indians love to exfoliate as it gives an instant feeling of glow but it is actually not right. Skin with pigmentation or if sensitive should not be exfoliated to that extent.
To maintain Skin PH is very important to keep moisture in and bacteria out.
All formulations in Cetaphil as well as Biluma are done after a lot of medical research and considering two important things, molecular size and PH of skin.
Skin has its own rhythm – Skin circadian rhythm for a healthy and glowing skin. During the day, the skin functions to brighten and protect and during the night it functions to rejuvenate and nourish the skin. An imbalance in this day & night skin cycle due to internal & external factors leads to early signs of skin ageing including hyper-pigmentation, uneven skin tone, wrinkles, laxity, dull dry skin.
The Four Pillars To Maintain Skin Circadian Rhythm–
- Skin Nourishment
- Skin Brightening
- Skin Rejuvenation
- Skin protection
Biluma’s Product Range consists of scientifically proven agents and natural ingredients that balances these four pillars and thus maintains Skin Circadian Rhythm.
Some of my favorites from Biluma range-