5 skincare basics
1) Your skin is composed of two main layers, the epidermis and the dermis. The epidermis, or outer layer of the skin, is a tough, protective layer. The dermis, or inner layer, is thicker than the epidermis and provides your skin its strength and elasticity. The dermis houses fibroblast cells which are responsible for producing collagen and elastin. Exfoliation and increased cell turnover trigger these cells to jump into action, thereby helping skin’s firmness and elasticity for more youthful looking skin.
90% of aging is the result of UV exposure! Only 10% is caused by natural aging. Protect your skin all year long with sunscreen.
2)Your body – and ALL types of skin – needs water to survive. Water is a key ingredient of the best skincare products, especially moisturizers.
3) Skin cell turnover naturally slows with age. You can promote cell turnover and more youthful and healthier looking skin with the use of natural exfoliants.
4) Skin cells repair at night, making it essential to using a night time moisturizer to enhance this benefit.
5) The skin around your eyes is delicate and thinner, making specialized eye care essential.
TIPS & TECHNIQUES
- Cleanse, tone and moisturize twice a day.
- Tap eye cream around delicate eye area to reduce visible puffiness and dark circles.
- Remember your skin care changes with the seasons, make sure to re-evaluate your skin needs seasonally.
- Use a specialty serum to boost your skin care routine.
- Gently exfoliate lips twice/week and apply eye cream to hydrate.