In honor of Independence Day, let's free your skin from make-up and join the #nomakeup movement. Most women use make-up to cover flaws and even out skin tone. So why not stop hiding your skin’s imperfections and just correct them? Or better yet, prevent them all together by starting when you’re young. Having beautiful, make-up free skin is easier than you think when you use the right power-house ingredients, consistently, to improve your skin’s health and function.
So, what are the most common challenges that show on our skin as we age? Fine lines, wrinkles, and large pores all develop as we lose collagen in the skin. Broken blood vessels, chronic redness, and unsightly brown spots develop from sun damage. Skin dullness and acne become more difficult to fight with the decrease in the skin’s natural cell turnover and with hormonal shifts.
Here are 6 tips to freeing your skin from make-up:
Shrink those pores so that you don’t have to spackle on the foundation for a smoother look. My favorite powerhouse ingredients for pore reduction are peptides, hyaluronic acid, and sodium hyaluronate. Our Bio Peptide Revitalizing Serum is often referred to as “photo-shop” in a bottle by my patients. It’s one of our most addictive products as it gives your skin that make-up look, without make-up.
Erase those fine lines by boosting your own collagen production. Nothing looks worse than wrinkles covered with make-up. Foundations tend to sink into every line on the face, making them more prominent. Choose powerhouse ingredients like Vitamin A, Peptides, and Vitamin C for the most significant collagen supporting products. You’ll notice your fine lines softening after just a few weeks of use. Our Vital A Rejuvenating Serum, with a patent-pending vitamin A complex that turns Retinaldehyde into retinoic acid once absorbed by the skin, will gently and effectively up your anti-aging game!
Calm the redness by decreasing the skin’s inflammation. Although sometimes lasers or photofacial BBL light treatments may be necessary to erase the redness in the skin, there are some powerhouse ingredients that can minimize signs of aging and imperfections. Calendula, vitamin C, peptides, and Telagyn dramatically decrease inflammation and redness in the skin. Our Bio Peptide Revitalizing Serum and our C Radiance Moisturizer will calm and help to heal your skin quickly.
Brighten and even the skin tone. Reverse the skin’s hyperpigmentation and sun spots by using skin lightening ingredients like vitamin C, kojic acid, and songyi mushroom extract. Add in our Vital C Serum (new formulation coming soon) for the most stable form of vitamin C enhanced with these plant-based skin lightening ingredients.
Bring the radiance back to your skin. Nothing looks better than the glow of healthy skin. Skin looks dull, feels dry, and pores get clogged when the skin’s natural cell turnover process slows with aging. Increase cell turnover, AKA natural exfoliation, with glycolic acid, lactic acid, salicylic acid, and Retinaldehyde, found in our Rejuvenating Swipes and our Vital A Rejuvenating Serum. Dry skin and clogged pores be gone forever.
Prevent further damage with the right SPF. Not all SPF gives you protection from the damaging UVA rays that cause redness, excess vessels, brown spots, and skin cancer. SPF protects against sunburn due to UVB rays but not from UVA. Choose a sunblock with the active ingredients of zinc oxide or titanium dioxide to reflect the UVA rays like a mirror off the skin. Some or our favorites are the chemical-free Elta MD products.
Let your skin breathe and enjoy the freedom of no-makeup skin.
Look refreshed, radiant, and healthy when you use power-house ingredients that have been scientifically and clinically proven to deliver results you will love.
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A new ailment to add to these pandemic-times…. MASKNE! What is it? Mask acne (aka maskne) is a real thing, and it’s plaguing a lot of us wearing masks on our faces everyday for work, errand running, and day to day outings. It is especially stubborn and relentless during these hot summer months. Breakouts and blemishes are happening on our faces along the areas where the protective material is sitting on our face, by trapping dirt, oil, and sweat. But the solution is not to stop wearing that mask! It’s imperative to protect yourselves and others during these times. What you CAN do is take some steps to minimize the not so fun side effects of facial coverings.