The age-old skin care routine of cleansing moisturizing, and protecting serves as a blanket prescription for everyone. However, when it comes to skin, we all have our specific concerns. These skin concerns and conditions can be uncomfortable, but the right treatment with active herbal ingredients can produce amazing results. Below, we have highlighted some products that may address these common skin concerns:
Acne and blemish-prone skin
Acne can affect skin at any age from adolescent to adult. It is typically caused by bacterial infection such as dirt and pollution on the skin’s surface, stress, an unbalanced diet, hormonal fluctuations and the overproduction of sebum, which in turn may cause blemishes.
In some cases, a dual approach to clear the skin of acne and prevent scarring helps promote healthy, smooth skin. A good dose of antibacterial and antiseptic ingredients, such as Melaleuca Oil, Willow Bark Extracts, Lavender and Chamomile helps bring balance to the skin while promoting clearer skin.
Oily, Active, Urban skin
Our active and urban lifestyles today expose our skin to pollution particles and UV rays that can clog pores and cause damage within the cells, result to dark spots, excess oil, acne breakouts, and premature signs of aging on the outside. To better equip our skin, look for products with formulas that work naturally to draw out toxins, replenish vital nutrients and restore skin’s resistance to oxidative stress.
Ensuring your skin stays clean and hydrated, even in humid weather, is key to staying away from visible signs of aging. Vitamin C, rich in probiotics and rooibos, brightens and reduces uneven skin tone, while supporting collagen health and helps to protect our skin against harmful free radicals. Use products that has stable Vitamin C formulation, which allows our skin to reap the full benefits, as compared to other forms of the vitamin which evaporates or breaks down even before skin can absorb the ingredients.
Fine Lines and Wrinkles
Hydrating, firming, and fighting free radicals are all key to defying signs of aging. Just like muscles throughout the body, the muscles under the surface of the complexion can lose tone. When muscle fibers and elastin lengthen as a result of aging, lifestyle and nutrition, the skin then appears to sag. Dehydrated skin can also appear to droop around the eyes and jawline.
Choose firming line products that addresses loss of skin elasticity with its pro-collagen and pro-elastin formulas. Any age-defying product line is usually rich in Astaxanthin and Pycnogenoi, which are 500 times and 50 times, respectively, more powerful than Vitamin E in fighting free radicals. These ingredients, infused with oils and vitamins, deliver a highly potent moisturizer that helps refine the skin.
Combined Puffy Eyes and Dark Circles
Whether the cause is a few long days or too many restless nights, dark circles and puffy eyes can leave you looking and feeling like you’re in a slump. Fat loss under the eye, broken blood vessels, and increase melanin or hyperpigmentation are the main culprits. These cause sensitivity and a heavy creepy appearance, contributing to puffy eyes while also making them appear darker and tired. To brighten tired, dark-circled eyes, skin care solutions with skin-replenishing ingredients and antioxidants will keep skin remarkably hydrated, softened, and smoothed.
Acne scars and discoloration are some of the worst things that could happen on your face. Microdermabrasion is a non-surgical treatment that stimulates the production of collagen and elastin, to help regenerate cells in the damaged parts of the skin. Using microdermabrasion scrub once or twice a week removes dead skin cells from the surface, repairs damages caused by acne, lightens scars, and in some cases, fully restores the skin to the way it used to look.
For better results, applying scar gel like a serum on clean skin before your daily and nightly moisturizers can soften red marks, minimize blemishes, and reveal a healthier-looking skin.