Quick and Easy Daily Regimens for Every Skin Type
tone and rebalance PH
treat with antioxidants
moisturize and hydrate
protect from free radicals
Choosing the right cleanser for your skin condition, this can be a bit confusing. If you have oily skin, you might be considering using an acne cleanser or a harsh scrub which can leave your skin dull and flaky. And if you have mature skin, bear in mind that your oil glands product less oil after menopause so continuing an oily-skin regimen most likely may be causing harm rather that helping. The bottom line? Your natural oil is a built-in- lubricant, a beauty oasis. So don't fight oil - control it.
I always recommend a soap free cleanser with a PH balance for your specific skin condition. If you wear make-up or sunscreens, make certain that you double cleanse and follow with appropriate toners that do not have alcohol or drying ingredients.
It Is All About the Delivery
Choose a potent antioxidant serum to treat and protect your skin from unwanted invaders. If formulated correctly, vitamin C serums have clinically been proven to show visible and statistically significant improvement in wrinkling and hyperpigmentation. I always recommend choosing a serum that has the nanotechnology formulation that will allow for maximum penetration and efficacy. Developed correctively, Vitamin C will stimulate cellular metabolism, giving the skin a physiological balance that helps fight free radicals, help to reduce discoloration, improving texture and tone.
Do You Really Need to Moisturize?
Moisturizers help maintain the skin’s hydration levels and prevent dryness. They are designed to hold water in the outer layer of the skin, seal in moisture, repair damage and create a protective barrier against environmental factors. One of the most common claims I hear is that "moisturizer can increase collagen production or cause a firming and lifting action". While there are serums designed to make a physiological change at the cellular level, your topical moisturizer is not designed for this purpose. However, it can keep your skin hydrated and balanced.
Protect with a Chemical Free SPF
When in doubt, read your labels. Look for zinc oxide and titanium dioxide which are both physical sunscreens rather than chemical sunscreens. Going one step further, if you choose a micronized formula, it should not cause any discoloration or feel heavy on your skin. If you have sensitive skin, you should also look for sunscreen that has one or both of these ingredients as they are unlikely to irritate your skin. They provide a physical barrier to protect you from the sun’s harmful rays; it’s like wearing a mask. Plus, you can apply this sunscreen under your foundation — it even acts as a primer. Don’t forget to apply some to your neck and ears!