Skincare made simple and effective is a goal we all share. We all want our skincare to deliver real results and give us beautiful clear, firm, radiant skin.
This is possible but does require a consistent routine, using skincare that reaches the living skin or lower dermal layers where skin healing and correction takes place. For those people who experience bigger skin challenges such as acne, rosacea and hyper-pigmentation internal assistance to body systems is a must.
When one uses effective natural cosmeceutical skincare with active ingredients in combination with a healthy diet full of fresh foods, filtered water and good quality nutritional superfoods, the results are amazing and your skin gets into shape more quicker.
Skincare made simple – important points to consider
- Simplify your skincare routine and don’t over use skincare products!
- What is your skincare goal is?
- What do you want your skin to look like?
- What skincare and make up are you using?
- What ingredients do they have?
- Is your current skincare giving you the results you want?
- Can the products you are using, give you the results you want?
The questions above are all very important to ask, as most of the skincare products on the market cannot deliver what they say they can. Most skincare is cosmetic, meaning it smells good and feels good, but does not do much below the top layer of the skin, which is actually dead. If the skincare you are using is not able to penetrate through the skin and activate skin cell renewal, then it will not be able to treat and repair your skin.
It is also important to ask yourself what ingredients and fragrances are in the product you are using! Artificial fragrances are known to irritate the skin and cause it to break out, produce redness, skin rashes or dry patches. Common potentially harmful ingredients in skincare are petrochemicals. These are found in most skin products and are derived from petrol waste (paraffin, mineral oil, petrolatum, Vaseline). They coat the skin like plastic, clogging the pores and slowing down skin function and cell development, which may result in premature ageing, dryness and acne. When the skin is constantly coated with these ingredients, the skin’s natural moisturising process, ‘switches off’ and the skin becomes completely reliant on being repeatedly moisturised to feel supple.
Don’t over use good products
Bear in mind that double that dose is not double the benefit’. Just because you are using good products with good ingredients, doesn’t mean that you will receive better results from using more. Use the recommended amount.
Do not exfoliate your skin more than once or twice a week unless your skincare practitioner has advised you to do so. Exfoliators are abrasive agents that scrub the skin surface or Alpha Hydroxy Acids / fruit acids (AHA) which are ‘chemical exfoliants’ that gently dissolve the glue that holds dead skin cells on the surface of the skin. Over use of both types of exfoliants can damage the natural protective skin barrier and cause skin irritations, flakiness and inflammation.
Drink more water
It is so important for your skin to stay hydrated and healthy. Water aids nutrient delivery into the skin and removes waste from out of skin cells and helps keep your skin hydrated. Another big benefit of drinking water is its ability to flush your system of toxins, keeping your skin clean, helps remove bacteria and reduces the risk of acne and other skin problems. If your skin is oily, your pores clog more easily which may lead to acne breakouts. By not drinking enough water an oily skin produces more oil to compensate for the lack of water, directly increasing the problem you already have. Water is essential for life, and is essential for beautiful healthy skin.
Natural skincare essentials
- Cleanser’s maintain skin balance and cleanse skin without stripping the natural protective barrier.
- An exfoliator helps remove dead skin build up and deep cleanse pores
- Serums bring about correction or anti-ageing benefits
- Moisturiser hydrate and nourish
- Sunscreen with natural zinc help form a reflective shield on the skin