Have you ever tried new skincare products and after using them for a week or two, your skin starts to get rashy or you start having breakouts? If you’re like me, you probably think, Oh My Gosh, what in the heck is going on?
Let’s talk about Vitamin C!!! Vitamin C is a true powerhouse! It aids your skin in a natural regeneration process, and that is how it helps your body repair damaged skin cells. There are three major antioxidant vitamins, beta-carotene, vitamin E, and vitamin C. And while all of them are critical to our health, Vitamin C takes the cake when it comes to skin care and skin health, so today let’s break it down!
Plants have been an essential part of skincare and health for centuries. In skincare formulation, we often find that when plants can thrive in harsh environments with extreme heat, cold, or dryness, they develop amazing survivability qualities that tend to help our skin and tissues in a similar manner. One such plant ingredient is Edelweiss flower extract.
We all yearn for the skin of our youth with its suppleness, resilience, and turgor. These youthful qualities are due in part to the skin’s high water content. With aging, one of the biggest changes is the skin’s inability to produce moisture and retain water. The Big Beauty Industry will have you believe that the only way to a more youthful appearance is to slather on as much moisturizer as your skin and wallet can handle. Unfortunately, moisturizers do not help the skin in this way, just like a Band-Aid can’t actually heal a cut. With optimal skin health and proper skin supplementation, using ingredients like hyaluronic acid or sodium hyaluronate, you can regain that youthful suppleness.
Are you sure that you are selecting beauty products with an eye out for high-quality, effective ingredients.
You might ask, what makes an ingredient effective?
Ingredients need to be able to penetrate, alter, and improve the function of the skin to enhance collagen production, exfoliation, hydration, and protection. These types of products are considered cosmeceuticals and not typically found in the average over-the-counter product at your local pharmacy or department store. Many skincare productsfall short because their amazing “active ingredients” sit on the surface of the skin and can’t be delivered to the right layer to work their magic.
At Mikel Kristi, we believe in using ingredients that have been shown not only to nurture, but alsogreatly enhance your skin. Witch Hazel is one of these amazing ingredients. Witch Hazel comes from a native North American plant calledHamamelis Virginiana, andhas long been used for its benefits not only on the skin, but for many other internal ailments.
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