How to choose and apply your day cream

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You can’t do without your day cream in your beauty routine. You use it religiously every morning, because you know its essential to having healthy skin. But are you sure you're using the right cream - one that meets your skins needs? How can you maximize its effectiveness? Learn all there is to know on day cream so that you know you’re choosing the exact right one!

What is day cream for?

Facial skin is thinner than the rest of the skin on your body, making it fragile and sensitive. Plus, it is exposed every day to external aggressions (polluted air, UV rays, changes in temperature, etc. ) that harm its radiance and speeds up the skin’s aging process. The result: the skin dries up more quickly and loses its elasticity.

The main function of day cream is hydration. This product will keep water in the skin and give your skin a softer and smoother appearance. Using a day cream will hydrate and nourish your skin to prevent feelings of tightness and discomfort. Providing a true protective shield against external aggression, day creams protect your skin from attacks on its hydrolipidic layer.        

By developing cosmetic products rich in sea-based active ingredients, the PHYTOMER laboratory offers a wide range of day skin care products that address your skin concerns.

Beyond its hydrating and protective actions, day cream will reduce, and often protect, fine lines and wrinkles. Some creams act on specific needs and contain active ingredients that help offset skin blemishes: antioxidants, anti-aging agents, anti-pollution agents, anti-UV agents, etc. That’s why you should choose the right cream that works for your skin.

How do you choose the right day cream?

With a multitude of creams on the shelf, it’s often hard to make a choice. Perform a mini-diagnosis on your skin to choose the perfect cream. Knowing your skin type and its features will let you choose the cream most adapted to you.

Every skin type has its own day cream

A cream for my oily skin

Excess sebum, dilated pores, shiny skin…Oily skin suffers from a variety of imperfections. Unlike what one might think, oily skins need daily hydration. If you have oily skin, opt for light-texture hydrating creams with regulating active ingredients to rebalance your sebum production.

  • Our recommended product for balancing oily skins:

Hydra Original Non-Oily Ultra-Moisturizing Fluid quickly penetrates the skin. Its ultra-light texture provides long-lasting hydration while plumping the skin. A powerful ally for oily skins!

A day cream for my combination skin

With an oily T-zone and normal to dry skin on the rest of the face, combination skin mixes two types of skin. If you have combination skin, your choice of cream will lean toward hydrating and matifying care to prevent a shiny appearance.

  • Our recommended product for matifying combination skins:

The Phytomer Oligopur Hydra-Matifying Control Cream eliminates face shine to leave the skin hydrated and clearer. Its ultra-light texture is perfect for combination skin!

A day cream for my sensitive skin

Feeling tight or even itchy, sensitive or reactive skin tends to redden easily. Sensitive skin’s fragile epidermis does not provide enough protection against external aggressions. If you have sensitive skin, it is essential that you choose a hydrating cream that will keep water in your skin and protect it by forming a protective barrier.

  • Our recommended product for protecting sensitive skins:

Using sea water rich in trace elements and minerals, the Phytomer Douceur Marine Velvety Soothing Cream instantly sooths your skin and relieves feelings of discomfort and tightness. A dreamy softness for sensitive skins.

A day cream for my dry skin

Dry skin’s fatty layer produces low volumes of sebum. If you have dry skin, opt for hydrating and nourishing day skin care with active ingredients that stimulate sebum production.

  • Our recommended product for hydrating dryer skins:

The Nutritionnelle Dry Skin Rescue Cream is perfect for dry skins. Its rich and smooth texture deeply hydrates and protects skin through a mixture of marine and vegetable oils. Say goodbye to feelings of tightness!

A day cream for my normal dehydrated skin

Normal skin is smooth and comfortable, without any particular problems. But even though it is balanced, it still deals with external aggressions that can weaken it. Normal dehydrated skin tends to dehydrate when water deficient. Its hydrolipidic film does not work as a hydration regulating barrier. The skin becomes rough and rigid.

Did you know? Dehydrated skin is not a skin type. It’s a characteristic often linked to the skin’s health and environment. Oily, dry, or combination skins can also be dehydrated.

  • Our recommended product for reinforcing the skin’s water reservoir:

The Hydra Original Thirst-Relief Melting Cream intensely hydrates the skin after first use. Its deliciously rich texture quenches the skin for a genuine feeling of well-being.

Every beauty need has its own day cream

Other factors are also important when choosing your day cream. Environment, lifestyle, skin health…Finding the day cream that’s right for you is also about defining your main beauty needs.

An anti-pollution day cream

If there is one beauty step that every city dweller needs, it’s hydration! Opt for an ultra-hydrating care that, besides nourishing your skin, will protect it from external aggressions.

  • Our recommended anti-pollution product:

As its name suggests, the Citylife Face and Eye Contour Sorbet Cream fills your skin’s cells with water for a softer and plumper skin. This is a city dweller’s ultimate weapon: a true protective barrier against pollution!

An anti-aging day cream

To treat or prevent signs of skin aging, it is recommended to use a skin cream with ultra-effective active ingredients, like antioxidants, or even active ingredients that can boost cellular regeneration.

  • Our recommended product to fight wrinkles:

The Expert Youth Wrinkle Correction Cream is rich with a complex of high-technology active ingredients, proven skin regeneration agents, designed for optimum skin layer cell functioning. When you use it, your wrinkles will fade and your skin plumps back up and regains its youthful appearance!

 An anti-UV day cream

It’s not only during vacations that your skin is exposed to the sun: think of adopting an SPF-equipped to prevent your skin from prematurely aging. Forget what you’ve heard, this even goes for the city dwellers! Bank on a day cream that has an SPF that can filter sun rays.

  • Our recommended product against sunlight:

The White Lumination Complexion Recovery Moisturizing Cream SPF 15 is a protective cream that improves skin brightness and creates a more even skin tone. Its rich and creamy texture hydrates and brightens your skin. A perfect cream for sunny days!

 How to use your day cream

  • To maximize effectiveness, you should apply your day cream on clean skin, free of any impurities. Take a small amount of cream and heat it between your hands.
  • Using the tips of your fingers, carefully massage your skin, starting with the center of your face outward. Make small circular movements to help the cream penetrate your skin and to stimulate the skin cells.
  • Apply your day cream also under your chin and on your neck — areas that are often neglected — to maintain the skin’s elasticity, which tends to loosen with age.

Did you know? Cosmetic products have a limited shelf life. Once expired, they lose all their properties. Be sure not to keep your cream container too long and to check the expiration date, located on the back of your product.