Magnificent Skin for Everyone
Radiant skin is a dream to behold and so few of us actually experience it. Don’t despair though – fifty million Americans suffer from breakouts, according to the American Academy of Dermatology who also report that acne is the nation’s most common skin affliction.
No one should give up on achieving clear skin, nor is it something that only affects certain groups of people. In fact, dermatologists have noted an increase in acne among adults – a phenomenon which requires special attention and treatment! According to Dr. Robert Anolik, clinical assistant professor of dermatology at NYU School of Medicine: “adult and teen acne must be treated with topical skincare products to target bacteria growth, pore clogging and oil production.”
Dr. Anolik, armed with access to all sorts of treatments such as blue-light machines, topical and oral antibiotics and cortisone shots , insists that continual everyday care is integral in achieving optimal skin health. Moreover, natural remedies can be just as efficient at treating your complexion problems too! A research found that a gel formulated from antibacterial tea tree oil (5%) was equally effective as the common lotion made up of 5% benzoyl peroxide when it comes to mild or moderate acne conditions.
Ready to take your at-home care regime up a notch? Look no further for some incredibly effective, yet safe and non-toxic strategies.
To keep bacteria at bay and strip away superfluous oil, cleansing and toning is essential. In order to accurately gauge an improvement in your skin’s appearance, give a new skincare routine approximately six weeks of consistent use before judging its effectiveness. Several amazing products incorporate unique ingredients such as charcoal, clay, honey and probiotics that can revive the look of your complexion:
100% Pure Vitamin C Glow Max Bright Mask – Transform your dull complexion into a nourished, glowing and hydrated radiance with this intense vitamin C concentrated treatment that will leave you looking strikingly vibrant.
Mount Lai Tremella Tonic Activating Essence Mist – Pamper yourself with this luxurious essence for soft, hydrated and dewy skin. Whether you use it on its own or as the first step of your skincare routine, you will be drenched in a burst of nourishing hydration.
Exfoliation is an integral part of maintaining a clear complexion, according to Anolik. Non-toxic alternatives are just as effective (if not more so) compared to conventional exfoliants that contain fillers, fragrances, and preservatives.
For example Alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs) dissolve impurities like oil, dirt, and dead skin cells which can accumulate in pores and cause bacteria build up. If you have normal or combination skin it’s recommended that you exfoliate 3 times a week; those with sensitive complexions might want to start off by doing this only once per week.
Josh Rosebrook Active Enzyme Exfoliator – The exfoliating power of walnut shells and the deep-cleansing action of papaya enzymes leave your skin feeling smooth, soft, and radiant. The antioxidant properties of turmeric and elderberry join forces with raw honey to provide intense hydration for a nourished complexion.
Calming skin is essential as well: any sort of inflammation will only continue to worsen. Ingredients such as cacao, clays, niacinamide and botanical extracts like turmeric and licorice root are non-toxic solutions for soothing irritated skin; we recommend using them in all-over serums or leave-on face masks.
Tata Harper Resurfacing Mask – Get instant luminosity, reduce the look of pores and bring about a smoother texture for radiant skin in no time.
100% Pure Bakuchiol Oil Serum – Bakuchiol provides your skin with a total makeover, from sloughing off dead cells for smoother texture to lightening age and sun spots. Its power is remarkable as it even reduces the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines.
If you have hormone-related acne, continuing your topical treatments is essential. However, understanding the impact of nutrition can be even more significant in tackling this issue. Consuming high glycemic foods like sugar and white bread can cause a surge in insulin levels which affects how estrogen is processed within the body as well as increases cortisol (the stress hormone). These fluctuations may contribute to sudden changes in hormones that drastically affect one’s skin condition.
When your skin is in a flare-up, it may appear counterintuitive to apply anything hydrant. However, moisturization is key! According to experts, drying out the already inflamed skin will only worsen the effects of acne and make existing blemishes look more irritated and raw. To prevent this from happening, opt for gentle non-toxic cleansers instead of harsh detergents that rob moisture away from your complexion.
Applying too many products at once can lead to more irritation for your skin and can cause it to crack. Remember, moderation is key – although when you want a quick solution that may be difficult; however, in the long-term this will keep your skin looking healthy and clear.