THE SKINCARE BASICS

your skin is the largest organ in your body covering almost 20 feet and losing almost 10 fluid ounces of moisture daily through natural trans-epidermal water loss.

that's a moisture loss rate of an Essie nail polish bottle per hour.

your skin is meant to be tough and stretchy and you shouldn't feel that it's there. sounds strange - but if you can feel it that means you're experiencing tightness, itchiness, pimples or sores, moisture loss & stinging which means your skin is not at its optimum health.

 

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skin is made up of 3 layers
epidermis - the surface of the skin, the epidermis is made of flat, scale-like cells called squamous cells. right below the squamas cell is the basal cells and then finally melanocytes, these produce the melanin in our skin.
dermis - the next layer of skin is the dermis, made of glands, hair follicles and blood & lymph vessels. this is where sweat and sebum is produced.
hypodermis - also known as our subcutaneous layer, the hypodermis is the base layer of skin and how our skin connects to our bone and muscle.

factors that change your skin over time

metabolism
hormones
presence of skin conditions
level of cell damage
turnover rate of cells

HAND HEALTH
SKIN
FEET SKIN

T E E N S

present hormones and acne cause teens to have combination skin
high oil production with typical use of acne treatments causing dryness
focus on:
oil free
salicylic acid

 

T W E N T I E S

focus on:
exfoliation
hydration

oil free
salicylic acid

 

T H I R T I E S

focus on:
gentle exfoliation
hydration
salicylic acid
wrinkle prevention
collagen building

 

F O R T I E S , F I F T I E S , A N D  A F T E R

skin loses its ability to naturally produce collagen & elastin in the skin like it once did.

focus on:
very gentle exfoliation
hydration
collagen building
creamier & thicker products

treatments that can reverse and change skin appearance & texture over time

chemical peels
physical exfoliation
microneedling
red light therapy
consistent daily routine

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