The Most Common Skin Concerns and How to Address Them
Skin Goals. We’ve all got them. Let’s make 2017 the year we finally achieve them! Whether you’re yearning for smoother skin (less wrinkles), desiring a more even skin tone (fewer brown spots and age spots), or looking for clearer skin (blemish busting!), we’ve got your solution to those pesky skin woes that promises to get you on the road to skin success!
#SKINGOAL: SMOOTHER SKIN (WRINKLE REDUCTION)
Okay, we get it – no one really wants the age of their face to match the one on their driver’s license, and nothing makes us look older than we actually are the way wrinkles and deep creases do. What’s a girl to do? Our advice is to enlist the help of a really good, clinically proven, results oriented anti aging serum, specifically formulated for wrinkle reduction. Our secret? Our Cell Revive Collagen Complete of course. Clinically proven ingredients help soften the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles by strengthening skin’s existing collagen and helping to renew production of your own collagen. More collagen means fuller skin – and that means less wrinkles!
#SKINGOAL: A MORE EVEN SKIN TONE (BROWN SPOTS, AGE SPOTS, DARK SPOTS)
Spots. Nothing is worse than having beautiful, glowing skin, with the exception of a few spots here and there. They ruin everything, right? Well, there’s a serum for that too! In this case, we would recommend a brightening serum that is clinically proven to address issues of hyperpigmentation, including brown/dark spots. Opt for serums with natural skin lightening ingredients such as Daisy Flower Extract, Vitamin-C, and AHA’s/BHA’s which will help speed up cellular turnover. One note of caution; some brightening serums on the market contain the controversial lightening agent, Hydroquinone. Banned in many countries, we recommend staying away from any serums containing this potentially dangerous ingredient, especially when you have natural ingredients that can work just as well. Try our Brightening Serum an all natural, safe, way to see spot run!
#SKINGOAL: CLEAR SKIN (BLEMISHES)
We all thought once we moved beyond our teen years that we would never see blemishes again, right? Boy, were we wrong! What’s up with that? Well, hormonal changes due to the on set of menopause are to blame. But not to worry, we’ve got some tips to help you through your “late teen years!” The first thing is do NOT start using blemish products designed for teens. You know the ones – you see their ads on TV in the middle of the night, featuring the hip, cool, celebs and musicians of the moment. Those products are very drying and using them will cause your already dry skin to become even drier which in turn will cause skin to produce more oil which will lead to more break outs and so the cycle goes. Better to go with gentle products that can help keep blemishes at bay while giving mature skin the nutrients it needs. Our recommendation? A duo of must haves starting with our Foaming Facial Wash with NanoSilver to gently help keep bacteria at bay, followed by our Active Gel Toner to calm skin and restore balance and hydration. Once skin is back in balance and blemishes seem to have lessened, feel free to add an oil-free serum to your regimen that provides light hydration to the skin.
#SKINGOAL: HYDRATED SKIN (DRY SKIN, HORMONALLY AGING SKIN)
The word “crepey” is just, well, icky. It’s one of those words that sounds like what it is. Nothing makes you feel more old and icky than seeing crepey skin. Here’s the thing; the appearance of crepey skin is worsened when skin is dry and dehydrated, both from the inside (the cellular level) and the outside too. Eating more water rich foods can help hydrate you from the inside out, but what’s the best way to hydrate skin topically? Look for moisturizing products that hydrate skin in all three ways: by attracting moisture to the skin, binding it to the skin, and then creating a barrier on the skin so moisture stays in. Stemology has day and night moisturizers that are clinically proven to provide the most comprehensive moisture to the skin.
#SKINGOAL: GLOWING SKIN (DULL LOOKING SKIN)
Nothing makes skin appear more grey and gloomy than winter. The combination of the cold air, the wind, and the dry air of indoor heating can leave skin looking lifeless and bland. Luckily, the fix here is an easy one. Products that exfoliate skin such as scrubs and masks can really brighten up the skin’s complexion by sloughing off the layers of dead skin cells that dull skin’s appearance, revealing brighter, glowing skin, usually with the very first use. The rub (pun intended)? Be careful not to over exfoliate skin. 2-3 times per week is more than enough to get your glow on.
Of course, we recommend natural, organic skincare choices in the spirit of the best health of your skin. What are your #SkinGoals this year? Tell us in the comments.