It has been feeling like spring lately, we feel it in the air, our surroundings, the people… there is a ‘shift’ .
Work and lifestyle adapts along with better weather and we see this through the change of clothing that is breezier, more summery and colourful. The food we choose to eat is shifted to lighter and healthier choices…
People are more aware of what to eat, I saw many familiar faces at Dr. Libby ‘Food Frustrations’ and it’s great to see the progress towards healthier life choices.
Certain foods can have a detrimental effect on the body and in time this can show on the skin.
Your skin is a ‘tell all’ of what’s happening underneath…
But there has also been a movement in the beauty industry, already for some time. Not just in certain skin products but the approach towards skin and skin care. It’s called Corneotherapy.
More brands and clinics market their treatments non-striping, preserving the acid mantle, restore and repair the stratum corneum, the outer layer of the skin.
I’ve seen it, in brochures, on conventional products, through social media…all claiming to maintain the acid mantle on the skin.
Then let me ask you, how can you preserve and keep the integrity of the acid mantle if you have treatments that include acid peels, still have microdermabrasion in summer (It’s incredible that this still happens - and on a monthly basis!) or use a product that contains mineral occlusive oils, perfumes and fragrances, emulsifiers, etc. These are products and treatments that compromise the skin barrier on a regular if not daily basis. A recognisable condition I see often is a disrupted skin barrier. A skin that is left stripped dry, due to over exfoliation, especially with young people because of use of harsh cleansers, rough exfoliants and harmful chemicals or even medication taken for acne. Sometimes these can can help, but often they are recommended too quickly and unnecessary prescribed.
Addressing the cause rather then the symptoms might take longer, but how long did it take for the acne and dry skin to manifest itself? Corneotherapy makes it possible to achieve healthy functioning skin by correcting and restoring the skin barrier. The use of Corneotherapy products with skin identical ingredients and free from emulsifiers, perfumes, fragrances, mineral oils etc. makes it True Corneotherapy.
A skin methodology backed up by science, not a trend!
The choices we make is influenced by information that is available anywhere. It’s not easy and we do get overwhelmed with what is out there. So how can we filter fads from facts? What product is good for me? Where shall I go and how do I start?
The easiest way is to look at the label. Most of us do this in the supermarket, looking at the ingredients on the food, how much fat? What kind of fat? What is the sugar content?
We are sourcing the good fats and incorporate them in our diet because we know it’s good for us and they can help you absorb certain nutrients, we actually need them and they are important for a healthy diet.
So, let’s begin to look at the label of our skin care. What is in it? Where does it come from? What do the ingredients mean?
Starting a healthy skin approach will get you closer to get your skin in good condition and will have a positive snowball effect.
Ask the why’s when you want to purchase skin treatments and skincare. I can assure you, I get a lot of them. Not shy of answering and explaining reasons behind the ‘inside out’ approach towards skin, it quickly becomes clear why we should take care of the skin barrier first.
It’s never to late to start your healthy approach towards skin.