INTERVENTION AND EDUCATION: SKIN IS CLEAN, NOW WHAT?by Cindy
Okay ladies! Back to the drawing board. In an effort to streamline our skin care routines and make sense of the arsenal of products we own, we need guidance and understanding on how they work. I previously shared a blog with you in which I explained the importance of proper cleansing. So now you know why the Deep Cleansing Oil is a great cleanser for oily buildup, makeup, and cluttered pores. So what’s the deal with the second step that we recommend? Here’s the skinny…. Deep Cleansing Oil tackles “gooey” build up. Cleansers which lather and used with water work very differently. Ingredients called surfactants are used to create lather, which suspends fine debris away from the skin and allows it to be rinsed away easier. This second step ensures that everything which creates build up is addressed, and the skin is completely clean.
So now we have clean skin, what next? My lovely and talented co-blogger Barbara beat me to the chase with her article on toners. Please take the time to refer to her article as it is very informative and details the benefits of toning.
Customers will call and tell me that they have an oily skin type but still experience a tight feeling. Dry skin types will say that they are repeatedly applying moisturizer throughout the day with less than stellar results and wonder why. Dehydration baby! We are so busy addressing the outer layers of our skin that we neglect the base on which it’s built. So I ask you…how can the skin function without being properly hydrated? It can’t!
Imagine your skin as a sponge. Now imagine the sponge is dry. The sponge is stiff and rigid, arid and flat. Now imagine spreading your favorite DHC moisturizer on the top as if you were icing a cake. Where does the moisturizer go? Nowhere! It stays on the surface with zippo absorption. So I ask you… how can any moisturizer really work effectively on dry, dehydrated skin? It doesn’t. Customers ask me how they can be using rich moisturizers with no results. I suspect that most of them have dehydrated skin. Remember that moisturizers, while beneficial and capable of providing hydrating ingredients, cannot work to their full potential on arid skin. Now imagine how the sponge would appear after it has been soaked in water. What a difference! It is now plump with water, dewy, moist, and wonderfully pliable! Now try spreading your moisturizer on the surface. Voila! Instant absorption and one very soft sponge. Hydrating boosters can give your skin that “drink of water” it needs to not only function better but look better too. When the skin is properly hydrated, fine lines appear softer and the complexion simply looks better. As an added bonus, you use less moisturizer with better results. Can I get a woo hoo for getting more bang for the buck?!?! Woot!
To achieve maximum hydration, ya gotta consider integrating a hydrating booster. Any of the following products will achieve this goal: Wrinkle Essence, Platinum Silver Nanocolloid Milky Essence, Extra Concentrate and Water Base Moisture (be sure to check out my blog on this product under PRODUCTS YOU DIDN’T KNOW YOU HAD TO HAVE). This extra step can make all the difference in the world! To use, simply cleanse and tone, apply hydrating product, and moisturize. Now enjoy smooth, supple skin with the added bonus of an improvement in the appearance of fine lines!
Next time we are going to tackle advanced care. Meanwhile, cleanse gently and hydrate plenty!« Back to Home