Skin Care Tips for Healthy Skin

At birth, your skin begins its natural function of skin cell renewal… generating billions of new skin cells every single day. Dead cells collect on the surface of the skin, creating layers that act as a barrier preventing water from entering the pores which hydrate & nourish the new cells below. When dry & flaky skin occurs, it seems clear that one should moisturize. However, this only increases the barrier buildup which leads to even drier skin.

Lack of moisture absorption in the skin causes problems by disrupting the regular functioning of oil production. The balance of the skin is thus altered, causing dry patches and at the same time excess oil. Water or moisture can penetrate the skin’s surface & has the ability to heal, moisturize & balance skin. However, when water can’t be absorbed into the skin, the sebaceous glands are sent false signals that the skin is dry & in need of more oil, leading to overproduction. This oil, when combined with dead cells buildup, clogs pores & creates blemishes such as blackheads, whiteheads & acne.

The skin must be gently exfoliated DAILY for moisture to be absorbed. Using chemicals or aggressive methods is not recommended due to the disruption of the natural 28-day cell renewal cycle. Daily exfoliation keeps dead skin cells & other factors from building a barrier. Keeping the skin clear & constantly absorbing what it needs – moisture.

Cleaning the skin with cool water encourages easier removal of dead skin cells & unclogs pores. Cooled skin will accept water more readily & deliver it deeper into the tissue. The face and neck should be masked weekly to thoroughly unclog pores so water has an open pathway for absorption. For skin to have 24-hours nourishment a water based moisturizer needs to be covered with an oil based night cream to prevent water evaporation.

Other skin concerns can also develop from the damaging effects of the environment. Sun exposure, chemicals and airborne irritants can aggravate rosacea, psoriasis, eczema and other disorders. These factors, combined with hormonal fluctuations and the ongoing aging process, rob the skin of its smoothness, firmness and elasticity. Balanced, healthy skin can only be achieved by following Skin Theory.

The Therapie Clinic offers a wide range of Skin Theory: cosmeceutical skincare products that will take care of your skins needs through moisturisers, cleansers, serums, scrubs, creams and more. Head over to our store and check out what we have to offer and how it can help you.

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