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Reboot Skin Health

New Year New You… always the same message isn’t it, in January?

Well, we think a little differently. 

Admittedly, it does seem that this is the time of year when we do check in with our skin more, seasonal changes...the turn of a new year....resolutions....hopes, plans...and festive detoxing...all reasons why this time of year brings on these self-assessments. But skin health is an evolution, it is something that we need to be intuitive about, reassessing our product choices to ensure that they still work for where our skin is at that time of our life.

So, whenever you are reading this, whether you are looking at your skin health with fresh, January eyes, feeling the effects of excess from celebrations or holidays, or you are feeling generally frustrated that your skin health has reached a plateau; wouldn’t it be great to ‘ctr-alt-delete’ and reboot our skin?

Chances are, you won’t need to change everything on a regular basis, and this certainly isn’t the best plan, as your skin will be thrown into crisis management. But, it is important to look at your skin solutions and check that each product is delivering what on promise.

So before you make any changes, what are you looking to achieve? 

What is your goal?

It is important to set clear expectations of short term achievable changes and longer term ideals. Has your skin suddenly started to show signs of age, elasticity loss ...are you noticing some sun damage? Have you suddenly started to suffer breakouts? Maybe it’s hormonal change? Perhaps a hygiene improvement that is required?

Be realistic. 

Accept that some ‘imperfections’ are actually normality. 

There is no such thing as filtered skin, get in touch with your real skin, accept that skin has texture. Make a plan that is specific and achievable for your skin.

So, is it you or the product?

Interpreting your skin’s behavior and responses to your life, give you clues as to what changes may be required, be it product incompatibility with your needs or user technique!

Miracle Products - one-size-fits-all.

Nope. Not a thing. 

Of course there are certain ingredients that ALL skin types will benefit from, but how they are delivered in terms of formulation will determine whether they are efficacious or not, for YOUR skin.

There is no one-size-fits-all miracle product; we need to know what our skin needs, what it tolerates and find the best in class for managing our skin health - individually.

Be cautious of inflated marketing claims with no science, or clinical backing or results. Equip yourself with basic knowledge of ingredient do-gooders that will suit your skin needs and find reputable sources to guide you to shortlisting choices. If you opt for the “easy” route of one-pot-wonders, you may be missing the opportunity to either fast track or intensify results for your specific skin health needs.

Probably don’t need to tell you that though, you’re here!

Unfair expectations

If it took many years to cause a skin health issue, it may be unreasonable to expect a product to resolve it within a few hours, days or even weeks. 

Some products will deliver almost immediate relief through impeccable formulating, be that soothing irritation, calming redness, boosting luminosity, skin tone evening, refining texture...though the real work to improve damage, will require time and may fluctuate with your own skin changes as you transition through the year.

What suits your friend won't necessarily serve you well, so apply logic to recommendation!

Start 2020 with a clear vision of what you are looking to achieve and ultimate skin health can be yours for life.