Getting skin healthy!
It’s that time of year again! When skin begins to look drab and dull. Many of us think that this change in the glowing skin we have become accustomed to over the summer months is due to the change in temperature and plummeting temperatures. Although it is true that colder weather forces our skin cells to constrict in order to conserve heat in the body, this is not necessarily the cause for dry skin. Dry skin is more a by product of layer upon layer of dead skin cells, just hanging around on the skin’s surface for far too long. This layering is due to what is happening deeper within the skin where our summer tan begins. All of those pigment fragments have become like a thick sludge surrounding the cells, slowing down the receptors to reproduce new skin cells efficiently and in a timely manner. As sad as it is to see the summer days ending, it is mandatory for healthy, glowing skin to rid itself of this excess pigment before it causes deeper havoc and premature aging.
What can be done?
Peels are an incredibly efficient way to start sloughing off those excess layers of dried up dead skin cells. Once you initiate this exfoliation process, the mother cells will begin reproducing new cells and skin renewal begins. Depending on how much accumulation you have, it can take up to 3-4 peels in order to fully turnover the epidermis and bring back that healthy glowing skin.
Incorporating a daily dose of topical Vitamin C to your regimen. Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant that will not only help support healthy collagen, an added bonus with topical vitamin C is it’s ability to assist our bodies natural forming enzymes by breaking up pigment granules so that these enzymes can easily digest and metabolize them. Ascorbic acid which is the scientific name for vitamin C is a very delicate molecule and is neutralized when introduced to water. Once neutralized, all of those amazing benefits then become void;. It is for this reason that you want to ensure you are investing in the most usable Vitamin C serum for your skin, that will keep the molecule in tact and unexposed to water or other enzymes in the skin that will break it down before it reaches those deeper layers where it is most required. Anhydrosis formulations mean that they are not suspended in water and have membranes surrounding the ascorbic acid, keeping it active until in reaches the desired target area. Ask your skin health practitioner about your products delivery systems before your next purchase. This will ensure you are getting the best product for your skin that will be most beneficial.
Pigment regulators will help slow down those overactive pigment distributing cells. When we put pigment cells on overdrive with excess UV exposure, it is difficult for them to regulate themselves and slow down their production. This can cause those clusters of pigment we see as Sun Spots. There are different types of regulating products designed for different types of skin pigmentation problems. Ask you skin health practitioner what would be best suited for your skin’s needs.
SPF on a regular basis is essential to healthy glowing skin. Applying your SPF 365 days of the year is one very easy way to protect and prevent premature aging to the skin. Although some SPF formulations can be considered toxic overload for the body, there are many very healthy options to chose from that will keep your skin and your body safe. Look for mineral only SPF for the face , neck and chest on a regular basis. Mineral SPF’s will bounce the UV rays off of the skin, rather than absorbing them and neutralizing them from within as the chemical SPF’s do. A good rule of thumb to follow; don’t try to skip a skin care step by combining your moisturizer and SPF in one product. The SPF factor in these types of products are never high enough to truly protect your skin. Always keep your SPF separate and apply it at the very end of your skin health routine.
Healthy skin is glowing skin! Give your skin a little post season TLC