When you think of healthy skin, what comes to mind? A clear, glowing complexion? Skin that is free of dark circles or environmental damage? Skin with few fine lines and wrinkles? All of these are correct. Our skin is the largest organ of the body and protects us from harmful microbes and bacteria. However, when we’re feeling stressed or are exposed to an irritant, the effects often show up in our skin. Late nights at the office may create dark under-eye circles. Sun exposure during your summer holiday often causes hyperpigmentation. Too many pints with friends over the weekend causes your skin to appear dry and dull. Even using the wrong products can take a toll. What can you do to attain healthy skin?
The good news is our skin cells are constantly renewing. With the right products, you’ll be on the fast-track to healthy skin!
Healthy skin: What does it look like?
Healthy skin is marked by three things:
A consistent colour, free of dark circles, spots of hyperpigmentation and redness. Many skin issues can be prevented by taking care of your skin and covering up in the sun. Other issues are often caused by medical conditions or exposure to allergens or environmental irritants. Thankfully, there are products designed to help you create a smoother, more even skin tone.
CosMedix Pure Enzymes Exfoliating Mask gently polishes skin to remove impurities and dull cells and reveal younger, healthy skin. Removing the surface layer of cells helps the active ingredients absorb deeply into the skin. The mask reduces the appearance of dark spots, hyperpigmentation and acne scars. Additionally, it’s formulated with antioxidants that protect your skin from further damage.
CosMedix Serum 16 Rapid Renewal Serum contains Retinol for faster cellular renewal. It also contains Vitamin E to reduce irritation and keep skin hydrated. Cell renewal is essential for healthy skin. However, as we age, cell renewal slows down. Send renewal into high gear by incorporating a Vitamin A-based product into your healthy skin routine. Serum 16 will not only improve skin’s texture, it also helps reverse fine lines and wrinkles and even out dark spots. Serum 16 works on all skin types, even dry and/or sensitive skin. It is also available in the CosMedix Age-Defying Skin 4-Piece Essential Kit.
Healthy skin doesn’t feel itchy, tight or irritated. While itchiness or flakiness may be attributed to the winter season, the culprit is just as likely to be the cleanser or makeup you’re using. Review your skincare routine to see if you’re using harsh products on your skin.
Cleansing is the first step in any healthy skin care routine. CosMedix Benefit Clean is a lightweight, foaming cleanser that is formulated with antioxidants and gentle cleansers. It removes dirt, excess oil and environmental pollutants from your skin. Gentle enough to use twice a day, it’s perfect for all skin types.
Follow up with CosMedix CPR Skin Recovery Serum, which contains soothing botanicals to ease irritation and neutralize redness. The gentle formula makes it ideal for all skin types, including sensitive skin or those with chronic inflammatory skin conditions. CPR protects the skin from damage, improves cell turnover and reduces inflammation.
Good hydration is the key to glowing skin. Dry skin is a common issue for many of us. Many of us turn to heavy creams to solve the problem. However, these creams may make it worse. While it’s important to replace moisture, it’s also important to use products that help skin maintain high hydration levels.
Hydrate+ SPF17 Daily Moisturiser is a broad spectrum sunscreen that’s ideal for daily wear. The light, non-greasy formula is ideal for all skin types. Hydrate+ offers sun protection and improves the skin’s natural moisturising ability. Apply it in the morning to improve your natural radiance.
Hydrate throughout the day with Mystic Hydrating Treatment. A lightweight, non-greasy moisturiser, Mystic is formulated to reduce excess oil and protect skin from further damage. Apply it under your makeup or use it to set mineral makeup. If your skin is oily or acne-prone, Mystic is an ideal alternative to other moisturisers that may clog pores. The product is ideal for all skin types and is also anti-bacterial and anti-fungal.
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