If you are giving your skin the right skin care ingredients with the right home care products for your particular skin, and a Skin Care Specialist guiding you in the right direction and communicating with you every step of the way. care Ingredients Our Skin Guru Susan Says We ALL Need In Our Daily Skin Regime
Our Skin is the largest organ of the body. It is complex and intricate and therefore needs more than one or two ingredients to thrive and look younger. There are three categories of ingredients that we need to give to our skin in abundance in order for it to maintain and function properly. These categories are cell-communicating ingredients, skin-identical Ingredients, and antioxidants. In our opinion, each group includes many great ingredients that can provide amazing benefits.
1. Antioxidants protect the skin from environmental damage such as pollutants and UV rays. Antioxidants are our skin’s best friend when it comes to protecting skin from environmental damage, including pollutants and the sun’s UV rays. They alleviate the oxidizing effects of free radicals and reduce inflammation within skin. Since inflammation thins our skin, slows down wound-healing, and destroys collagen and elastin, antioxidants help by limiting inflammation which is key to keeping the skin looking its best. Reducing the amount of inflammation our skin is exposed to, helps slow down and prevent skin conditions such as aging, acne, and hyperpigmentation. Some of the most common antioxidants in skincare products include vitamins C and E, resveratrol, and squalene.
2. Skin-Identical Ingredients or Skin-Repairing Ingredients
Skin-identical ingredients are the substances that connect the skin cells together and maintain a healthy skin barrier. With a healthy skin barrier, the skin looks smooth and feels soft. Also, the skin heals itself more efficiently and marks such as pigmentation and red marks from breakouts will disappear faster. Some skin-identical ingredients include hyaluronic acid, sodium hyaluronate, glycerin, and ceramides.
3. Cell-Communicating Ingredients
A cell-communicating ingredient orders and directs the skin cells to behave in a healthier way. The genes or DNA, are responsible for making skin cells become damaged when our skin ages experience sun damage, has hormonal fluctuations, and/or breakouts. When new skin cells are produced from a damaged gene, they may be defective or irregular building less-than-healthy looking skin. Cell-communicating ingredients help reverse this damage, allowing the skin to produce healthier, more youthful cells. Retinol, niacinamide, peptides, lecithin, and adenosine triphosphate are some examples of cell-communicating ingredients.