Skin perception is a relatively unexplored and underappreciated subject, yet the skin’s role in perception means we get to experience so many more sensory wonders every day.
Healthy skin is perceptive skin, and thanks to the skin’s perceptive abilities, your body can adapt to the obvious and subtle environmental changes constantly encountered.
The skin protects, enhances and adapts to safeguard the delicate organs within your body from the extremes we face daily in the modern world, whether that’s pollution on your commute to the office or UVB and UVA rays from the sun. Your skin however can’t fulfil its vital roles alone.
Your skin may be naturally adaptable and protective but without the right care, it won’t be able to perform these essential roles to the best of its ability.
This will leave the quality, condition and appearance of your skin rather lacklustre and make it particularly susceptible to harmful environmental impacts.
Your skincare regime is the key to working with nature to boost skin perception and in turn enhance health, wellbeing, and beauty. Here we explore the skincare dos and don’ts that will increase, not inhibit, your skin’s amazing sensory and protective abilities.
Treat the skin with care and respect
Your skin has several vital parts to play in the preservation of health and wellbeing. As a result, every skincare or beauty move you make should be made with the utmost care and respect.
Without the right level of nurture and nourishment, your skin will quickly succumb to skin problems. Symptoms will not only be problematic to the condition and appearance of your skin, but could disrupt skin function and perception.
Always choose skincare products and beauty treatments that are designed and developed with your skin type and specific skin concerns in mind. Your skin will thank you for it.
Address those skin concerns
Everyone has had their fair share of skin concerns, and the problems don’t end after those teenage years.
Blemishes, dry skin, wrinkles, hormonal acne, oiliness, open pores, redness, and sensitivity are just some of the common skin concerns that individuals experience.
By addressing concerns head-on and not taking a ‘one size fits all’ approach to your skincare regime, you can bring balance to the skin once more and keep undesirable symptoms under control.
Addressing your unique concern with the right skincare solution will benefit your skin’s texture, quality, condition, and appearance.
It’ll also enhance skin function so your skin is better equipped to deal with all that life has to throw at it.
Avoid harsh products and treatments
Whilst cosmetic beauty treatments are all the rage at the minute, harsh chemical peels, dermal abrasion, Botox toxins and chemical fillers can have a profoundly negative effect on your skin and its ability to function.
Abrasive cleansers have also been found to inhibit function and perception. Ingredients like alcohol, artificial colours, and artificial fragrances weaken the skin’s barriers. This leaves it less able to defend against the troubling impact of weather, pollution, irritants, and other external environmental factors.
Even your humble bar of soap could be doing more harm than good as Verywell Health explains:
“While the surfactants found in soap are meant to leave the skin feeling fresh and clean, it’s not always the case.
Some surfactants harm the outermost layer of the epidermis (called the stratum corneum), causing not only dryness, redness, and irritation but undermining the skin’s natural barrier function.
By doing so, toxins, bacteria, and other unhealthy substances can penetrate deeper into the skin where they can do long-term harm.”
Avoiding harsh beauty treatments and skincare products altogether, and seeking out alternatives that are kinder to the skin is therefore recommended.
Go nature identical with your skincare regime
You don’t have to forgo skincare and beauty treatments completely to ensure your skin thrives in changing environments.
Your skin needs a little help to enhance function, increase its sensory abilities and benefit perception, and the best way to do just that is with nature identical products.
Our nature identical products work with, not against, your skin’s natural urges. By using ingredients from nature and leaving out the alcohol, artificial fragrances and emulsifiers found in many skincare products, your skin can be nourished without inhibiting function.
The fluid state of our products also means these skin health-enhancing ingredients can be easily absorbed.
Just like the fluid living cells in our bodies, our fluid state products continuously adapt to environmental changes to enhance skin perception and let your skin do what it does best.
View our skincare range and discover the perfect, all-natural solution for your unique skin type.
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