Aging is inevitable. Most adults spend an enormous amount of time and money to look and feel as young as possible for as long as possible. Unfortunately, the body’s largest and most visible organ – the skin – bears some of the more prominent signs of the aging process. So, how is it that many people achieve clear, radiant, youthful-looking skin well into their senior years? Aside from winning the DNA lottery for good skin genes what are the best practices for simply superb skin?
HYDRATION – Skin that is well hydrated (inside and out) is best equipped to resist overt signs of aging. Drinking an adequate amount of water daily provides each layer of the epidermis with moisture. Consuming water also flushes toxins and transports nutrients throughout the body. Water quickly moves through the body so to create the most efficient hydration cycle for the skin the daily the use of a natural, nutrient-dense moisturizer is recommended.
PROTECTION – The skin is vulnerable to free radical damage every single day promoting the onset of dehydration, wrinkles, and the melanogenesis process. Thinner, dry, discolored, and wrinkled skin is the result of the accumulation of free radical damage. Environmental sources such as air pollution, cigarette smoke, poor nutrition, and radiation all produce high-level free radicals. The sun’s destructive UV rays are among the most notorious and unavoidable sources. Sunlight is not the only enemy. Electronic devices such as computer monitors, cell phones, and televisions produce “high energy visible light” (HEV) also known as blue light which can result in the fine lines of early aging symptoms. To protect the skin from these damaging sources apply sunscreen every day, avoid prolonged sun exposure, and consider putting a filter over HEV screens, do not smoke, and maintain a healthy lifestyle.
TIP: To help minimize damage, Skin Moderne developed Éclairissant Serum with patented, double-encapsulation technology. Éclairissant Serum penetrates skin cells to block the melanogenesis process, reduce inflammation, and boost cell renewal.
CLEANSING – Keeping the skin clean may seem like an obvious routine toward achieving a good complexion. Washing your skin removes dirt, oil, bacteria, dead cells, and other debris. Regular cleansing helps maintain an optimum level of hydration, and it provides a good pallet for skin care products. Knowing HOW to clean may be one of the best-kept secrets for achieving healthy, glowing skin. Choose a natural skin cleanser that is appropriate for your skin type. Use a loofah every day to exfoliate dead skin, scales, and to promote the production of new skin cells. Do not use hot water as it increases dryness. Always moisturize after cleansing to revitalize the skin’s youthful appearance.
TIP: Cleansing Gel Smoothie is a sulfate-free cleanser formulated with mild natural plant-based cleansers and NO harsh, chemically derived detergents. It is gentle, yet purifying and leaves your skin feeling clean and nourished.
NUTRITION – Properly fueling the body’s system with good nutrition is critical to overall health. To keep the skin soft, supple, and elastic certain nutrients such as beta-carotene, vitamin C, vitamin E, selenium, and zinc are especially essential. Eating “superfoods” like fresh fruits and vegetables, fatty fish, nuts, and seeds provide the optimal method for introducing nutrients to the body.
TIP: Subsidizing the diet with an organic skincare regime like Elements Bi-P Wrinkle Repair paired with MzC Skin Oxygenation works to produce great nutrition from the outside/in! The Elements product line is free from harsh chemicals and loaded with highly efficacious ingredients. Combined, these two products boost the other’s strength, creating the ultimate anti-aging treatment.
SLEEP – Who knew our grandmother’s advice of “get your beauty sleep” was not simply a sweet sentiment but an anti-aging fact? Turns out sleep provides the body with critical healing time. Sleep promotes blood flow which boosts oxygen to all organs including the skin. When the body is sleep deprived it reacts by releasing stress hormones. These aggressive hormones lead to chronic inflammation and many skin problems including atopic dermatitis, eczema, and psoriasis. A tired, sleepy body at any age simply looks older.
TIP: Daily use of our new Cell-CPR provides resuscitation for tired skin by working in harmony with your body’s natural biological and cell-signaling processes. It was designed to not only mimic your cells but stimulate the body to naturally produce new cells and restore your youthful beauty.
EXERCISE – Run, swim, bicycle, hike, walk, or enroll in a yoga class! The benefits of exercise on the body cannot be overstated. Those benefits are especially telling on the skin. Exercise increases blow flow to the skin. It promotes the production of sebum – the skin’s natural moisturizer. The increased oxygen from exercise carries valuable nutrients to boost skin health. A bonus benefit of exercise is weight control which keeps skin tight and more wrinkle resistant. Just remember to apply sunscreen for any outdoor activity!
TIP: A nourishing boost of Refreshment Spritz will provide your skin the feel of a good, refreshing, workout anytime, anywhere. Apply the nutrient-dense, organic elixir as a refreshing toner spritz for post-cleansing, a stand-alone skin treatment, or an aromatherapy pick-me-up throughout the day.
KISS – Yes, a happy relationship will give the skin a certain glow, but in this case, the very best method to obtain simply stunning skin is to practice the KEEP IT SIMPLE SWEETHEART (KISS) approach. Even those lucky individuals with great skin genes are required to practice some daily care to maintain their precious gift. Simply choosing to practice beneficial health habits, good common sense, a diligent skincare regimen, and embrace the evolving industry science you too can experience simply superb skin at any age!
TIP: Skin Moderne products are formulated from natural and naturally derived bio-active ingredients, which are clinically tested for safety, efficacy, and skin compatibility. We keep our ingredient lists as short as possible, strip out all unnecessary fillers and additives, and only deliver what your skin needs- KISS!