Your Daily Beauty Treatment Routine

Daily Facial Treatment Routine

Your Daily Beauty Treatment RoutineTHE BEAUTY OF YOUR SKIN CONDITION IS A RESULT OF YOUR DAILY TREATMENT ROUTINE

One of the hardest things is to write about something that people know in practice or at least they think they do. One of such things is the daily treatment of your skin. How hard can that be? You only need water, a cream, a make-up remover and that’s it. Or is it?

Before I got involved into cosmetic production business, my daily routine for skin care was as described above. I always thought that my skin is dry, so I was using creams for dry skin. With aging, I have started to look for antiage products.

When we started to produce cosmetics, I had to learn a lot about the efficiency of different products and ingredients. Consequently, my daily skin treatment routine changed a lot.

First of all, I started to use cleansing gel. I realised that washing with only water does not remove the sebum produced by the skin, or any other impurities that do not dissolve in water. I got used to washing my face with Essentiq Green Lemon & May Chang cleansing gel while showering. That is the easiest way for me. I apply it on my face, neck and décolleté, scrub gently and rinse it off. If I get some pimples on my shoulders, I wash them with the cleansing gel as well.

My second discovery was facial toner. I never understood the added value of this product, but now I think it is a MUST in my daily skin treatment routine. Essentiq Green Lemon & May Chang Moisturising toner neutralises the pH of your skin and provides it with moisture. I apply it the same way as men apply aftershave. With my hands. On my face, neck and décolleté. Taking care of the neck and décolleté became a part of my automatic daily routine.

I continue my morning routine with application of a MAGIC moisturiser or Anti-age & Anti-wrinkle 4.1 serum  and finalise it with a Immortelle & Babassu for dry skin cream. I always apply toner and moisturiser/serum on my neck and décolleté as well, but I only apply cream on my neck in winter time. I always keep in mind that a woman’s age can be guessed by the state of the skin on her neck and hands, so I try to nourish them in the same way as I do my face. It is necessary to keep in mind that our neck and hands lack protective fats and sebum, so they are even more exposed to external influences.

My evening routine is similar to the morning one, but I apply less cream. I usually only add a bit of cream on my cheeks and around the eyes, but never on the T-zone.

I strongly stand on the position that beautiful and healthy appearance of your skin can easily be achieved through application of different cosmetic products in layers. As mentioned above, I always thought that my skin is dry. However, it turned out that it is dehydrated. The symptoms are similar, but the cause is different and consequently a different treatment regime is needed. I wrote more about the difference between dehydrated and dry skin in my previous blog.

In my experience it is important to start with application of moisture and then add light, fast-absorbing nourishing oils, and finish with occlusive fats for protection. By applying the products one after another your skin gets the nutrients, moisture and fats it needs in phases. Since I have been practicing this kind of approach, my skin does not suffer from dehydration any longer, it is more radiant and healthy.

Some of my friends change the creams they use according to the seasons, so that they use lighter creams in summer and creams with higher lipid contents in winter. My advice is to simply follow your instincts. But maintain your daily routine: cleansing – tonic application – serum/moisturiser – cream. Practice this routine for a year and the difference will be noticeable. To you as well as to your friends.

Natural skincare for teenage skin

Natural Skincare for Teenage Skin

Natural skincare for teenage skinI have two teenagers at home (aged 12 and 15). Like most teenagers, mine have pimples on their faces, too. I could not avoid the process of growing up and all the problems related to that, even though I am in cosmetic business. My teenagers have typical teenage skin. And since I have two convenient guinea pigs  at home, we have started to study the routine that teenagers should adopt if they want to avoid skin problems.

Teenage Skin is Specific and Requires Special Attention.

Together with my teenagers we came to the conclusion that the most important part for preventing pimples on teenage skin is appropriate and regular cleansing. Something that teenagers simply do not do as well as they should. Teens should wash their faces with the Cleansing gel at least EVERY EVENING. It is even better if they do it twice per day – in the morning and in the evening. Despite all my efforts this is still mission impossible, especially with my son. He only follows these instructions when his pimples get achy or when subcutaneous pimples appear. However, with the appearance of the later, face scrub should be used (it can be used once/twice per week). Face scrub MUST NOT be used on the areas where/if the skin is thin – usually on the cheeks. I must brag a little bit and say that I did succeed in training my teenagers to wash their faces with cleansing gel while showering. This is part of their routine now and since they see the positive results, they do it.

Treatmet of Teenage Skin with Organic – Natural Cosmetics Essentiq

With teenagers and people with oily skin in mind, we have developed a special Fluid for oily skin – Rose Myrtle & Bergamot. The fluid is water based, combined with Aloe Vera gel and polysaccharides. This composition makes the fluid extremely light and skin penetrating, just what the oily skin needs. Main ingredients, such as Rose Myrtle, Saw Palmetto and Juniper fruit extracts, as well as Bergamot peel oil, help unclog the pores and consequently reduce sebum production, thus fighting skin problems, improving hydration and radiance. The fluid is further enriched with bio fermented hyaluronic acid, Ximena extract, glycerine, allantoin, panthenol and bisabolol. In winter and in cold weather even oily skin might need some occlusive oils for protection. In such cases we would recommend the use of KIDS facial cream Aloe Vera & Vanilla. Why? Because it contains light and quickly absorptive oils that nourish the skin, but they do not make it extensively oily. Nevertheless, if your teens have thin skin on their cheeks, then we recommend facial cream for dry skin Immortelle & Babassu in winter time.

In short, supply your teenager with facial cleansing gel Green lemon & May chang, face scrub Olive & Rosehip and Fluid for Oily skin Rose Myrtle & Bergamot. Encourage them to apply this kind of daily cleansing routine on teenage skin when the first pimples appear and do not wait for problematic (inflammatory) conditions to develop.

Of course, as a producer and a believer in natural and organic cosmetics, I will always recommend you use natural skincare, not just for teenage skin, but any skin. It is less harmful for the environment and more user friendly in the long run for you.