Making the switch from a chemical acne protocol to a natural skincare routine could actually be key in achieving clear skin. Here’s why and how.
Glowing Skin from Within
Winter weather is not fun for skin. Cold weather and low humidity levels result in dry air, which then steals moisture away from the skin every second of every day. Without immediate care, dry skin can lead to cracking and bleeding, and harsh winter wind makes the problem worse. Indoor heat further robs the air of moisture, as do hot showers or baths and harsh cleansers.
Skin care can seem so complicated and overwhelming. With all the products on the market each touting to have the perfect answer you are looking for to achieve beautiful skin, I often find consumers looking for simple answers and clear information. One of the most asked questions skin care experts get is what do I really need to use every day and how often. Is just washing my face enough? What is a serum and why do you need one? At Sumbody we get calls, emails and customers walking into our stores daily looking for these answers. I love to see people really care about and want to take care of their skin. They have questions and are seeking answers.
Beauty comes from the inside, no doubt about it. But beyond a sunny disposition, how you feed and take care of your body is reflected clearly on your skin as well. In fact, the skin is your largest organ; It’s responsible for protecting you, helping with elimination of waste through your sweat, and is often the first place to show signs of inflammation in the body.
According to the American Academy of Dermatology, acne is the most common skin disorder in the United States, affecting 40–50 million Americans. Like so many, I have suffered from acneic skin for as long as I can remember. I tried everything, including chemically laden prescription medications, only to leave my skin red, dry and irritated. This past year, I finally decided to take the natural approach and get to the bottom of it. I made an appointment with Dr. Lipman, as I wanted to get off birth control without experiencing a resurgence of acne, and I also wanted to find out what else may be at the bottom of my skin condition.
Not only is skin our largest organ, but also one of the most dynamic and effective organs. Every gust of wind, cough, and blast from an exhaust pipe hits our skin first. Biologically, our skin is our first line of defense. Culturally, skin defines much of our standard for beauty. Bright, youthful skin signals health and vitality. And, like every part of our bodies, skin responds to care and attention. Proper treatment can revitalize skin and slow the ageing process, keep skin healthier, longer.
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In this piece, Karen Sinclair gives you all the information you need to keep your skin in good shape through the winter season.