It's an age old story; dry skin, oily skin, combination skin, which category do you fall in? At the end of the day, we all have combination skin. None of us fall into specific categories. Rather, we teether on a spectrum as seasons, hormones and quality of life changes. Kids? Parents? Boyfriends? Work? Name a stress source, we'll tell you how it affects your body and your skin. Your skins nature also depends on your background and according to some researchers, ethnicity. Since we cannot cut out or avoid some of these predisposition, we can instead find the proper skincare products and techniques to help us achieve our 2020 glow up goals.
As you grow older, your skin tends to grow and change with you. As a teenager, using certain products such as as Vitamin C might not be the best for you as it is best suited for those with more mature skin. As time goes on and your skins biology changes, you can adjust your routine and incorporate Vitamin C in as you see fit. Same goes with products made for pigmented skin, dry skin and oily skin. If you are feeling as though your skin is craving hydration and moisture during one season but not the other, change it up and pay attention to how your skin is feeling. Adjusting your routine without getting fixated on types and/or certain products can go a long way in giving you the results you are looking for. For example, I thought I had oily skin and would only use products that were drying. I was afraid of using oils or hydrating products as I felt they would make my skin oilier as well as exacerbate my acne. As time went on and with the right counsel and esthetician, I learned that the products I had been using for years were making extremely dry, draining me of moisture and to my surprise, making my acne worse. Counterproductivity at its finest. Since then I make sure to zone in and pay attention to how my skin is feeling and work accordingly. My current routine includes mixing Rosehip Oil with the Bio Jouvance Paris Colastin Serum and then locking that in with the Colastin Cream and 5 in 1 Tinted Sunscreen. This combination has done wonders for my skin during the winter months. Watch the following video to see my exact routine:
I never thought that using oils and moisture binding products would clarify and rejuvenate my skin but you live and you learn. To make it all more simple for you, we have listed below our house favorites when it come to hydrating, clarifying and rejuvenating products. As you go through your skincare needs, try the following skincare items for size and adjust accordingly yourself. Your skin will love you for it.
Hydrating Cleansing Milk
This light milky cleanser thoroughly cleanses skin and gently removes surface impurities and all traces of makeup. It can also be used to remove eye makeup.
Colastin Serum & Cream
Nourishes the skin to prevent external damage. The combination of collagen and elastin helps to improve elasticity and hydrate the skin.
Hyaluronic Acid Serum & Cream
Ultimate nourishment for smoother, softer, and younger-looking skin. This highly moisturizing product works to plump the skin while increasing cellular renewal, protect against environmental aggressors and hydrate the skin by binding moisture in without clogging pores or leaving residue
Shea Butter Ampoules
We consider this a skincare holy grail. A great addition to your routine, Shea butters softens skin with its high concentration of fatty acids and vitamins. Shea butter also has healing and anti-inflammatory properties that can tone and soothe skin.
Clarifying 5% AHA Cleanser
This foaming gel cleanser contains Alpha Hydroxy Acids, formulated to hydrate the skin and aid in dissolving dead cells, make-up residue and debris from the surface of the skin. This Clarifying Gel Cleanser also deeply cleanses pores without drying or irritating the skin.
Iris Extract Serum & Ampoules
Combination of Oligo Elements, Vitamin A and E and Iris Root Extract makes this water-based serum an effective formula in controlling the skin’s oil production and eliminating inflammation and acne breakouts.
Clarifying Day Cream
Algae, Burnet, Cinnamon, and Ginger Extracts aid in normalizing oil secretions, leaving the skin soothed and purified. UVA and UVB filters protect skin from the sun’s damaging, aging rays
A therapeutic mask has antiseptic properties that help balance oily complexions, minimize large pores and control acne breakouts. The Camphor Mask’s 100% natural and powerful ingredients have been used for decades to eliminate acne breakouts, purify skin and regulate sebum activity
Age Defying Foam Cleanser & Toner
A light essence of rose water and a special herbal blend provides the perfect gentle cleansing and toning needs for dry or pre-maturely-aged and sun-damaged skin.
Age Defying Milk Protein Mask
This advanced all-natural formula visibly diminishes signs of aging and promotes firmer and youthful skin. It nourishes and hydrates the skin, while gently tightening and lifting. Due to its 100% natural ingredients it is suitable for all skin types including sensitive complexions. It is also an excellent firming mask for neck, décolleté and bust.
Vitamin C Serum, Ampoules & Cream
This exclusive age-defying formula is a high potency concentrate of Vitamin C with Folic Acid, Citrus Extract and Vitamins A, B, D, E, and K. These vitamins are encapsulated in a transdermal delivery system known as Efficaps, which gradually release the vitamins into the skin. They offer skin lightening properties to protect the skin from free radicals and other environmental aggressors. The Vitamin C in these products are extracted from rare white oranges found only in the south of France which help protect and promote the production of collagen fibers, resulting in firmer, resilient skin and a smoother, more radiant complexion
Bio Choice Serum, Ampoules & Cream
Formulated with a patented combination of Amino Acids. It is engineered to relax and significantly reduce wrinkles. Argirline, the main ingredient of this unique product, inhibits wrinkles from forming. This is done through a biochemical mechanism mimicking a function similar to BOTOX ™. Visible results may be noticed after the initial application.
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