Having good skin takes the same amount of dedication as having a healthy body. It is an attainable goal which anyone can achieve if they understand the basics of a good skin regimen and are willing to apply it.
Before products and topicals, it all starts with healthy habits and the right attitude. Detoxing and replenishing applies to all living tissue, just like the body will absorb good nutrition better if it is not congested and clogged up with toxins, the same applies to one's skin. A body well cleansed reflects a healthy radiant complexion. Eating a healthy diet and drinking plenty of water combined with daily exercise is the starting point of a good skin regimen. Next, and equally as important, is to avoid direct sun exposure particularly between the hours of 10 am and 3 pm, and always wear sunscreen. We then proceed to what constitutes a good skin regimen, applicable to all skin types and at any age.
A good skin regimen starts with a good cleanser that is gentle, thorough, and does not strip or irritate the skin. Next is a good toner to remove any residues of makeup or unwanted minerals from the water we use to rinse our skin with. Next is exfoliation (but limit this to 2/3 times per week). Exfoliators are anything from good facial scrubs, AHAs, retinoils, to a monthly microdermabrasion or glycolic acid peel, and they are not all created equally. Each of these exfoliators provides a different level of benefits, and might suit one type of skin or skin condition better than the other. What matters is that exfoliation is an essential step in a good skin regimen, it is what helps the skin rid itself of dead cells and pollutants, and what prepares the skin to better absorb vitamins, anti oxidants, and other nutrients provided by high quality serums and other topicals. After exfoliation or toner (depending on the day) is when you apply your serum. Your serum should be selected based on the skin issues you are trying to address. However if you don't have any specific skin concern, a great hyaluron serum will make all skin types smoother, younger and firmer immediately after application as it supports moisture retention, deep hydration and skin cell proliferation. After your serum, you'll want to apply your day-time or night-time moisturizer, followed by your eye cream.
Here's an example of a daily regimen using our favorite product line:
Step 1: Susanne Kaufmann's Cleansing Gel
Step 3: Susanne Kaufmann's Enzyme Peel (2 / 3 x's per week)
Whether it's Susanne Kaufmann or another truly clean, all natural and highly effective skin care line, as long as your following your regimen daily, we guarantee that your skin will look and feel healthy.