I have been a little preoccupied lately. My posts haven’t been as frequent and won’t be for the next month! Between work, another make up course and planning a move home, life is getting a bit hectic. This means stress and stress affects skin! So it seemed like the perfect time to write a blog about ingredients. I wanted to explain some I feel are important for a healthy complexion.
Glycolic and Lactic acid:
These are considered AHA’s (alpha hydroxy acides) and gently loosen dead skin cells to reveal a fresh and radiant skin. They are important for all skin types. You will find these in cleansers, exfoliators and some night creams. Everyone from late twenties onwards needs to be using some form of active exfoliation.
This acid is a BHA (beta hydroxy acid). This ingredient can get into the pore and clear it out It tends to suit congested and very oily skins.
Likewise, retinol is one of the main anti ageing ingredient’s. It helps improve skin elasticity, cellular renewal and overall skin appearance.
There is a lot of talk regarding this at the moment and for good reason. This helps bind water and moisture into the skin. When you put a moisturiser on top it helps soak it in deeper, providing long lasting hydration. Fine lines reduce and skin becomes plump.
This may seem a little similar to Hyaluroinc acid. It helps with hydration but also helps stimulate collagen. It can be helpful to people with Rosacea and soothes the skin.
There are a LOT more ingredient’s out there but these are some of my favorites. I honestly feel that combining some or all of these into your routine makes a difference to your overall skin. Always ask a trusted skin specialist for help and for your concerns.
Younger skins will not need all of these but as we get older we start to lose hydration and skin starts to get dull! Whaaaa. Please leave a comment or message me if you need any help!
Have a super weekend