Do you know what’s in your skin products?
Don’t be fooled by pretty packaging or sweet scents. Over-the-counter products cater to the masses and have a limited ability to deliver the right nutrients in a controlled and individualized fashion. The aim of this post is to highlight the importance of the ingredients of your skin products and to help you make educated choices when making a purchase.
Skin is the largest organ of the human body. It is the barrier that protects us from exposure to pollution and ultraviolet light. Naturally, protecting and nourishing the epidermis is the most important thing we can do to keep this barrier intact and to even enhance it.
Although there are different skin types determined by our genetic makeup, all of them require essential elements and an absolute must is Vitamin A.
So what does Vit A do? I’m glad you asked!
Vit A is a retinoid that is essential for good vision. It just so happens that our skin is another organ that relies on it to stay healthy. Most people have chronic local deficiency in Vit A. It is degraded by exposure to the sunlight which can lead to photoaging. That’s why it is very important to replenish it on a daily basis and choosing the right products can make all the difference.
So what are the benefits of Vit A?:
- Improves the outermost layer of skin resulting in a more plump epidermis
- Improves barrier function
- Improves hyperpigmentation by distributing melanin more evenly
- Enhances the effectiveness of fibroblasts so it produces more collagen and elastin
Normal, healthy skin has the right amount of Vit A. Dry or oily skin may be deficient in Vit A. Choosing the right product with the right concentration is the trick and we can help you determine the proper one for you.
Environ offers two different lines of Vit A products. You need to have a skin consultation to determine the right one for your skin. These products are customizable to fit each client’s needs and both ranges are available through Nadomi Medspa.
SKIN EssentiA Range:
This is a 5-step introductory range of anti-oxidant moisturizers and has a starting low concentration of Vit A to avoid retinoid reaction and to help the skin to slowly acclimate to the escalating dose. The dose of Vit A increases steadily from 1-5. Typically, we begin at level one for about three months before proceeding to the next level.
If the client has previously used products with Vit A, they may start at a higher dose but this should be determined on an individual basis. Antioxidants, peptides, SPF 15, and Vitamin C are just a few of the special ingredients in these products.
Youth EssentiA Range:
This is a five-step premium range of products that serves as a complete skin care program. It addresses the causes of unhealthy-looking skin and restores the benefits of natural levels of Vit A in a step-up system that contains increasing levels of Vit A.
It also boasts an armada of antioxidants including Vitamin C&E, Green Tea Extract, Rosemary Leaf Extract, and much more. It also has a moisturizing combination of Jojoba Esters and Pro-Vitamin B5.
The Youth EssentiA Range is suitable for all genders and ages.
For maximum results, we recommend the following sequence of application of these product:
- Remove makeup
- Precleanse with water and soap
- Apply toner
- Apply eye gel
- Apply moisturiser with Vit A.
Don’t be intimidated if this seems like a lot of steps. This routine takes less than 5 minutes.
I hope you found this informative and illuminating. Once you try these products, you’ll never go back to over-the-counter products!
Until next time, be healthy and stay beautiful.