The clues your beauty routine is disrupting skin function

If you’re looking for skin that’s radiant, hydrated and noticeably healthier, you have an important part to play in achieving this coveted look and feel.

While your skin is no doubt an amazing, adaptive and protective organ it needs all the help it can get to fulfil its many vital roles.

Skin perception is a crucial part of how your skin serves you best. With the right care and respect, your skin enables you to survive and thrive in changing environments, protecting the organs and functions within the body, and giving you the sensory power to experience all that the outside world has to offer. But could your beauty routine be disrupting how your skin naturally functions?

In this blog post, we detail the tell-tale signs your beauty regime is doing more harm than good to your skin and more importantly offer the solutions you need to aid function – without impinging skin perception or stopping you from realising your own beauty goals.

Your skin is dry

Dryness is a skin concern that so many people suffer from all year round. According to this study, 47% of the UK population suffers from dry or very dry skin.

Dry skin is not only frustrating to manage, it’s irritating, unpleasant and often unsightly for those suffering from severe dryness.

Dryness also compromises the skin’s natural barrier, leaving it more susceptible to the damaging effects of harsh weather, seasonal changes, UV light, frequent washing, and an inadequate skincare routine.

The solution? Remedying dry skin, especially extremely dry skin, isn’t as simple as slapping on any old moisturiser.

Choosing cleansers, creams, and masks that nourish without heavily blocking the pores will ensure hydration from the outside in. Opting for fluid state products that flow as easy as water and are easily absorbed will also benefit dry skin.

All our skincare products – including our skincare solutions for dry skin – are in a fluid state and free from emulsifiers.

This ensures your skin can adapt successfully to environmental changes and stay hydrated without soaking up the skin’s essential moisture.

Thanks to their fluid state, our skincare products can be applied in layers to ensure dehydrated skin cells at all levels are thoroughly nourished.

Your skin is sensitive

Sensitivity is another skin concern that blights people of all ages. It also disrupts the sensory abilities of your skin.

As with skin dryness, sensitivity compromises the hardy barrier of the skin, meaning bacteria, chemicals, allergens and other external irritants can find their way deeper into the body. The eye area is particularly prone to sensitivity, which can trigger dark circles, puffiness, and fine lines.

The solution? Delicate, sensitive areas should be treated with an equally delicate formulation. By saying no to alcohol, emulsifiers, and artificial fragrances, you’re giving sensitive skin the hydration and treatment it needs.

Our skincare products for sensitive skin are rich in natural antioxidants and vitamin-enhanced to ensure a firming, nourishing, and soothing effect that leaves sensitive skin glowing and comfortable.

Your skin is oily

Oil (or sebum) is a natural oil that keeps the skin hydrated and healthy. But overactive sebaceous glands and the resulting excess oil will present several imperfections and concerns. Excess oil can also lead to the clogged pores that prevent your skin functioning as it should do.

Oily skin can be triggered by several factors, one of which is your skincare routine. Choosing the wrong type of products for your oily skin can cause yet more oil production and so can overdoing your regime as Healthline details:

“On the flip side, washing your face or exfoliating too often can also make your skin oily. This can seem like an oxymoron since the purpose of washing and exfoliating is to get rid of oil. But if you do this too often, you strip away too much of the oil from your skin. 

This can cause your sebaceous glands to go into emergency mode, where they produce even more oil to make up for the loss.”

The solution? Lightening up your routine with skincare products specifically designed for oily skin and using them as recommended will help to keep excess oil under control.

Contrary to popular belief, you don’t need alcohol to degrease oily skin. The harsh drying effect of alcohol can cause more issues and damage the skin’s protective barrier further. Instead of alcohol, we use natural extracts to detoxify, heal, refine and prevent blemishes to reveal better results and improved skin function for those with oily, spot-prone skin.

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