How do Ukrainian women remain youthful?

September 16, 2021 at 2.11pm by in Slavic Women
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A Ukrainian woman says that any cleansers that include these ingredients can dry the skin or clog your skin: mineral oils, talc, petrolatum and any products containing petroleum. 

The importance of an oil-free and non-pore-blocking moisturizer.

As a matter of fact, a face cream or lotion takes 25 seconds from application until it enters your bloodstream; as a consequence, you really have to pay as much attention to the list of ingredients on the label as you do your food packaging. Common chemicals to avoid include phthalates, parabens, sulfate lauryl sulfate (SLS), propylene glycol and formaldehyde. Maybe you can’t avoid all of them all the time, yet just keep this list on your notepad and next time you go shopping, you can take a glance quickly.

“No matter you are a man or a woman, your skin is the biggest organ of your body,” says a Ukrainian lady, “That’s why it is extremely important to protect your skin well.”

After a double cleanse, take 20 seconds to wipe your skin with a toner or splash with cold water (Some celebrities even dip their faces into a bowl of ice). This action will close all the pores you have just cleaned with your cleanser. At the same time, it can reduce redness and tighten the skin. Next, massage a facial serum into your skin carefully. Leave for several minutes until it’s sunk in completely, and then go for your moisturizer. If this is your skin-care routine in the morning, you may need to add a product which contains SPF in it, even if it’s a cloudy day.

Those who are looking for anti-aging products should look for a mix of peptides plus vitamins A, C and E – products that contain these ingredients can keep your skin from wrinkling by protecting it from harmful pollutants and speeding up internal repair.

That being said, those who have sensitive skin need to be careful: if the irritation or redness is caused by skin sensitivity or irritation, you may use products that include anti-inflammatory ingredients, e.g., green tea and resveratrol. Also, remember to wear sunscreen because the sun makes redness worse. I personally prefer an oil-free sunscreen with both SPF and PA in it because I am not a fan of any tan (SPF prevents the skin from getting hurt; PA prevents the skin from getting darker).

Apart from that, I always use an eye gel or eye serum rather than a thick eye cream because I can’t absorb so much in the eye area. According to my experience, eye treatments containing hyaluronic acid can plump and hydrate the eye area. 

By the way, never ignore your hands. You can have as many face-lifts as you like, but people can always tell your age from your hands. Hence, you might want to apply a hydrating hand cream in the day and a retinol-based serum on your hands at night. According to beauty experts, retinol is a wonderful ingredient which tackles everything from wrinkles to discoloration. But if your skin is very sensitive, you should look for ferulic acid instead. 

Sometimes your skin can get really dry after getting off the plane or when you sleep in air-conditioning. In that case, you probably need to use a face oil before you go to bed at night. Face oils made from natural essential oils are different from other oils. You may benefit from jojoba oil, olive oil and almond oil. As a matter of fact, almond oil was used in ancient India, Greece and China to improve skin tone and treat dry skin. Moreover, high-quality face oils can also regulate the greasiness of oily skin, although this sounds quite counterintuitive. This is how it works: when you use face oil on your skin, pores think they have enough oil, so they stop producing oil. As a result, my favorite face oils are grapeseed oil and peppermint oil when my skin becomes oily. Those who have acne-prone skin should use tea tree oil or evening primrose oil.

Russian women

The most trusted skin-care products in Ukrainian:

  1. Vaseline: This can be used everywhere. I use it on lips, eyelids, cheekbones and legs. It is the most versatile skin-care product in the world.
  2. Sheamoisture African Black Soap: This soap is full of shea butter, oats, plantain peel, plant ash, tamarind and aloe. 

“Ukrainian women know how to remain youthful!”

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