Having a proper skin care routine is extremely important, no matter your skin type.
Our skin is the largest organ of our body and it is under attack each day...in fact weather, pollution, an incorrect diet and other stressors release toxins that congest our body internally and externally.
If the body is congested with toxins, all the specific products you will use on your skin (anti-acne, anti-ageing, hydrating products) won't work effectively, they will only help to congest your skin even more!
There are a few things you can do to eliminate toxins in your skin and we'll talk about that later, but first of all, what you need is a kit of 4 products to CLEAN your skin:
Cleansing your skin regularly is essential to keeping clogged pores at bay.
Every day, bacteria, excess sebum, dead skin cells, pollution and other gunk accumulate on skin.
When you properly cleanse your face at least once a day with a gentle hydrating cleanser, you will get rid of this gunk and prepare your face for the next step in the skin care routine. At La Vie Medispa we strongly recommend the use of NATURAL products for cleansing skin.
Toners are most helpful and necessary for people with oily or acne-prone skin, or for people who want extra cleansing after wearing makeup. It can also be helpful for removing other heavy skin products such as sun screen but it's still really important during a proper skin care routine because:
-it shrinks pores
-it helps to balance the skin pH
-it adds a layer of protection
-it refreshes the skin
-it can prevent ingrown hairs.
A serum is your go-to product to improve the overall look of your complexion. The active ingredients can bring antioxidants to the skin, restore cell growth, or help decrease pore size. While the serum works underneath your skin, the moisturizer works on the surface.
La Vie Medispa recommends using natural serums infused with Essential oils such as Frankincense, Hawaiian Sandalwood, Myrr and Lavender.
Using the best moisturizer you can get access to, will repair your moisture barrier and reduce the amount of water that leaves the skin, in fact as we grow older, skin loses its ability to retain moisture.
When you do not moisturize, your skin cells become so dehydrated that elastin and collagen (the proteins that keep our skin youthful and firm) fibers become brittle and break or clump together.
Add that to shrinking fat cells and you will have dull, dry, sensitive skin.
Make sure your moisturizer is natural and full of beneficial ingredients and essential oils such as Lavender, Wild Orange, Basil, Malaleuca etc...
Do you have a proper skin care routine? What is your favorite part of it? Let us know in the comments below!