Skin Care Do’s and Don’t’s Vol.1

Your skin is tough and capable of taking whatever impact comes its way. But that’s not to say you should totally abuse your skin! If anything, it’s saying your skin takes care of you, so take care of YOUR SKIN!

In the pursuit of achieving optimal skin care, there are tons of considerations, and it can become complex and complicated to know exactly what to do to best manage the health of your biggest organ. While that may be the case in some arenas of skin health, there are many more things that can be leveled to simply “Do this” and “Don’t do this”.

Let’s talk about some of those “Do’s” and “Don’t’s” for your skin.

DO – Drink Water

Hydration is an important element for not only your skin, but just your overall health at large! But amidst that, there is no question that your skin CRAVES water, and it’s vital that you satisfy that craving. When you go without water, you become dehydrated, and that dehydration leads to dryness of the skin. Dry skin leads to a whole additional slew of issues, from overproduction of moisture causing acne, to cracked skin, and more!  So do your skin one simple favor for starters, drink more water!

DON’T – Overdo it on the Coffee

Day-to-day life can, without a doubt, get CRAZY! Between the hustle and the bustle of all that takes place in a 24-hour span, it’s no wonder we turn to that beloved brewed best friend of ours so often, COFFEE! However, while this magical wonder serum may help us get through the trials of the day, it’s certainly not doing our skin any favors. As mentioned in the previous point, our skin needs hydration to stay healthy. One thing to bear in mind with coffee is the fact that, as a liquid composed with water, it can still prove to be hydrating, so we’re not denying that. However, the caffeine present within the drink acts as a diuretic which sucks water from the body, negating any positive effects of the water in your coffee. By keeping your use of this liquid tool moderated, your skin should be in good shape.

DO – Apply SPF

As we mentioned earlier, your skin is tough! But, do you know what’s tougher? That big burning ball of gas up in the sky, yeah, that thing’s got all of our skin beat for sure. Bearing this in mind, it’s crucial that you look out for your skin and don’t allow the harmful rays of the sun to cause any damage. Utilizing skincare products with SPF included will leave your skin thanking you for providing it the protection it desperately needs.

DON’T – Sunbathe

As a supplemental note to the aforementioned point, we present to you our next “DON’T”. Sunbathing, the intentional act of sitting out in the sun habitually, absorbing tons and tons of rays that lay down a serious wallop on your skin. Not necessarily the best practice to have in place. This goes without saying that if you’re at the beach enjoying a day with the family or out and about on a sunny day and you happen to catch a little sun, that’s okay, and if intermittent will unlikely cause skin issues. Enjoy those days and the sun, just don’t consistently, and for long periods of time, subject yourself to the sun and all of the damage it could reap on your skin.

DO – Use Nighttime Lotion for your Face

Ideally, about 1/3 or our lifetime is comprised of time spent sleeping. During this time, your body is at rest, but more importantly, your body is making the active efforts, even in your resting state, to restore, reinvigorate, and rejuvenate all of its systems and components. Your skin regeneration certainly falls under this category. However, your skin can only do so much in building itself back up from the beating that it took from the elements during the day, so any assistance it can take during this time, it will accept!

Furthermore, you may not be aware, but you sweat a ton when you’re asleep. Sweating not only leads to lessening of fluids in the body, but also secretes sodium onto the skin, which dries it out. As we’ve discussed, your skin isn’t too fond of dryness. For this reason, using a moisturizing lotion before bed will combat this issue and keep your skin in good, comfortable shape throughout the night.

DON’T – Sleep with Makeup on

We get it, at the end of some days, all you want to do is crawl into bed, and the last thing you want to do is tend to your nightly regimen. Still, you should maintain a good habit of not having makeup on when you go to bed. As you sleep and sweat, your pores can become clogged with bacteria, and this could result in acne or other skin issues. Leave the makeup for the daytime or night out, but ditch it come time to hit the hay.

Conclusion

To conclude, your skin, while tough and able to handle the elements, would still like to make a couple requests of you. While there are a number of good guidelines to follow for your skin, this will serve as just a couple quick tips to take into consideration. For more information on skincare and the products to make your skin SING, trust Derma-Nu with all your skin care and product needs!

Real Science. Real Results.

Your body is your beautiful machine that helps propel you through each and every day of your life! You take special care to ensure that nothing gets into that machine that could compromise it running at its absolute best… but do you always apply that same thought to what you apply on the outside of your body? Your face, body, skin? Take precautions to ensure best care of your skin!

The best way to achieve this is to be selective of your skin and hair care. Look to products that are not packed with foreign, potentially harmful chemicals, and instead, boost your body with elements that will uplift and revitalize it! What you want to look for are naturally occurs materials and ingredients, and more, ones that have been scientifically shown to bring about benefits to your skin as opposed to potential strain, irritation, or otherwise.

So what are some of these natural, scientifically tested elements in particular? Let’s talk about some of the most trusted ingredients in skincare!

 

Aloe Vera:

Let’s put it this way, Aloe Vera is to skincare what Meryl Streep is to acting; Everyone know it, everyone loves it, and everyone expects it to provide a knock-out job in terms of performance! For many reasons, Aloe Vera is a great product for health, and skin care is certainly no exception. This miracle remedy treats skin care issues that you’ll face throughout your entire life.

From your first time to the beach as a kid, and your subsequent first sunburn, all the way to the treatment of wrinkles as you enter into your mature, golden years, Aloe Vera was, is, and will be a handy skincare tool you can trust for countless inevitable skin matters!

Rose Water:

Rose Water not only sounds lovely, it also provides results that will feel just as lovely if not more so! Rosy cheeks don’t stand a chance against Rose Water, as this remedy serves as a natural combatant against some more common skin afflictions, inflammation and acne to name a couple.

Consider this fact as well, your skin covers the entire exterior of your body, and while your skin is meant to be beautiful, that doesn’t mean it isn’t prone to a beating from the elements. You’ll want to ensure that you have healing measures in place to fight against the inevitable cuts, scrapes, and scars that could come your way. Rose Water will absolutely help with that as well!

Peptides:

You may not have heard of this one before, especially leveled up agains the aforementioned Aloe Vera and Rose Water. But that doesn’t discount its benefits for your skin! Recalling how Peptides will benefit your skin is simple, just think ‘Peptides give PEP to your skin’. We say this because these are going to be a good friend of yours for fighting signs of unnatural, early aging. Collagen in your skin is what keeps it nice and full and wrinkles occur as this collagen breaks down over time. So what we have to say is keep that PEP in your skin’s step, with the help of Peptides!

CoQ10:

Sure, this one may look the most scientific and confusing of all of the ingredients mentioned thus far, but this one can be a real lifesaver… For real! Your skin will encounter many afflictions of varying severities, but one of the more concerning skin matters is that of skin cancer. With respect to this harmful disease, CoQ10 has been shown in studies to aid in prevention of different cancers, including that of the skin.

Looking at it from a more microscopic perspective, here’s how it works. On the cellular level, CoQ10 promotes sustainability in your skin cells. What this means is they will not break down or become damaged as easily. And furthermore, what this means is that they will not have their walls of defense brought down to a point where cancers can creep in as easily as they would have in the absence of CoQ10. Look to this ingredient for optimal skin safety!

Hyaluronic Acid:

A lot of remedies are fairly specialized, proving extremely powerful and beneficial within certain arenas of skin. Others prove to span the vast spectrum of skincare. Hyaluronic Acid is one of those Jacks of all trades! Where do we begin in terms of the benefits?… Hydration, skin tightness, reduced wrinkles, skin cell regeneration, suppleness, healing, dryness relief, irritation relief just to name a few… Shall we go on?

If you’re looking for products that will cover the full gamut of skincare, Hyaluronic Acid is definitely something to look out for on the label of your skincare bottles.

Conclusion

In conclusion, your skin is important, and you want to ensure that you take care of it with natural, scientifically proven ingredients that will supplement its wellbeing. While there are many remedies to look out for, these are a few great options to look to right off the bat as you begin your quest for optimized skincare. And to find products with these great ingredients and more, look no further than Derma-Nu skin products.

Causes for Aging Signs on Skin

It’s kind of a given, but you know what? Your skin is with you for LIFE!
You will be rocking that lovely outer shell of yours from the day you’re born all the way to your last breath.

We’ll grow old in our skin… but that doesn’t necessarily mean that it has to show.

Signs of aging are one thing that you may, to some varying degree, notice as time passes by.
But by being cognizant of the things that can accelerate the aging process, you could seriously stop those signs in their tracks!

So what are indicators and causes of aging?
Let’s dive into that!

Age

Okay okay, we know, this is a no brainer, but it’s still an important thing to keep in mind. The reasons for this are two fold.

First of all, as time continues to pass, you can come to expect that crows feet, wrinkles, and other signs may arise at some point. This means you have ample time to prepare by taking good care of your skin and considering your approach to the upcoming aging factors that will be expressed in this blog.

Second, it will allow you to feel comfortable in your skin as you age. It’s a part of getting older. And while you’ll want to take measures to keep it in check, whatever you can’t control, embrace! Because you’re beautiful like that!

Diet

Think about it this way, what you put into your body will reflect the way your body looks on the outside. For that reason, diet is a major component that comes into play when you’re thinking about the matter of your aging skin.

Consider what you’re eating day to day. Is it clean, nutritious, and will it aid your pursuit of not just resilient skin, but resilient skin that spans the test of time? Or is it a possible culprit to your youthful look’s early departure?

However, life is still to be enjoyed! So grab that ice cream cone with your kids or grandkids here and there amidst the good overall diet! It’ll be okay as long as you maintain good health for you skin.

Stress

With regards to skincare, we have all experienced the dreaded pimple after a chaotic workday. Or the blemish as we nervously prepare to meet new people for the first time. Needless to say, stress plays a factor in the look of our skin.

Not only does stress apply to acne or otherwise appearing on your face and body, but it also expedites the epidermal aging process. Baggy eyes and loss of hue are just a couple of the results you can see from unmanaged stress. Do your skin a favor and don’t let stress get the best of it!

The way we look at it, you want to age gracefully, not in the raging uproar of stress and overwhelm.

Elements

If you didn’t know already, the natural elements that surround you every single day, yep, they too play a massive role in your skin’s health throughout your life.

The sun, although fun to soak in on a warm Summer day, could pack a serious wallop later on if not careful! Wrinkles, sagging skin, and a leathery texture can stem from extended, unprotected sun exposure.

On the opposite end of the spectrum from this flaming ball of heat is another aging culprit, the cold weather! When the low temps come our way, so too do our cracked hands, nipped nose, and overall chapped, dry, and itchy feeling, which all contribute early signs of aging. Take precaution when bearing the cold to help prevent any skin damage as a result.

Habits

Alcohol and Smoking

Bet you all didn’t see these ones coming!

Drinking alcohol in moderation will most likely cause your skin no early aging, so don’t worry, that Friday night glass of red wine is not off limits! But to drink in excess can do damage to your skin that could result in you looking much older than you actually are, and while that may have a positive, ‘all grown-up’ connotation in your youth, it doesn’t seem quite so complimentary as time goes on.

Smoking in no way shape or form will flatter your outer appearance. Aside from rough, wrinkled, and leathery skin, your nails, teeth, and eyes will be rendered in a state well beyond your years. Keep that young vibrance while you can without this habit.

Excessive Face-Touching

Our hands do a lot. And they touch a lot! Meaning that they pick up dirt, debris, oils, and more as you go about your day. The more you touch your face after having come in contact with these things, the more it can slowly bring on wear and signs on aging. So be mindful with your face-touching.

Not Implementing Combative Remedies

While the goal early on might not be to prevent aging, no age is too young to practice good habits with regards to your skin. The earlier you start implementing good skincare methods, the better your skin will age. And heck, even if you’ve already suffered from some skin damage, it’s still not to late to bring your skin back to life.

A great way to achieve this is with an skincare products and regimens. Our Advanced Anti Aging Bundle  provides an all-inclusive approach to taking the best care of your skin possible as combat early signs of aging, and future you will thank you for it.

Conclusion

In conclusion, your skin will age. You will get signs of maturity, experience, and a life well lived in the form of your skin’s evolution. While the evolving process is a beautiful one, don’t accept harsh, unhealthy aging all the while. Stay mindful of these culprits and look to experts at Derma-Nu to help you maintain that youthful glow, even as endures each passing year.