N E W S L E T T E R
Volume 5, Issue 4
Skin Revival 101…
So now that winter has come and gone with the promise of spring freshness, it’s time to do the same for your yourself and your skin!
Skin Revival 101: The Refresher Course in Skin Care. The skin you see is really the most outer layer of the epidermis. It is made of skin cells that were created in the lowest layer of the epidermis. As they mature through the layers to reach the surface, new skin cells are again formed in the deepest layers of the epidermis. This skin renewal cycle is also known as the keratinization process and takes about 28 days in young skin and longer in mature skin.
Desquamation or the shedding of dead skin cells is a vital part to sustaining the integrity and smoothness of the skin. It embodies a natural enzymatic process of dissolving the “glue” or desmosomes (protein bridges) which bind skin cells together.
With age and lack of moisture in the skin, the process slows down and takes longer to complete. The skin then begins to accumulate more dead skin cells, leaving the skin thickened, scaly, dull, and lifeless.
Do the body good! The body… you can exfoliate it, lather it, detoxify it, massage it, and contour it into a silhouette of your desire. Body wraps help to stimulate the vascular circulation throughout the body, while massages ease sore muscles to improve the body’s agility. Body treatments work best with proper nutrition and exercise.
Revive. Regenerate. Renew. If you’re noticing that your skin is beginning to lose its vitality, then it’s time to take proactive measures to revive the skin’s renewal process!
By jump starting this process, the skin is enabled to:
- repair itself faster from injury or trauma
- release trapped oils within the skin’s surface
- increase moisture retention
- facilitate penetration of active nutrients
Removing layers of dead skin cells can be done at varying degrees from professional institutes or from the comfort of your own home.
Choose exfoliants wisely by assessing the benefits of chemical exfoliants with mechanical scrubs with skin type and condition. Regardless, a good exfoliant should be part of every skin care routine to keep the skin fresh and healthy.
Skin Care Tips
Exfoliate with Care!
Dampen your skin before exfoliating with granular exfoliants to prevent micro-lacerations to the skin…
“You can only see one thing clearly,
and that is your goal…”
– Kathleen Norris, Writer
Featured Products of the Month…
Clayton Shagal Chemical Exfoliants
Uses Alpha Hydroxy Acid to dissolve intercellular “glue” that binds dead skin cells together…
Clayton Shagal Mechanical Exfoliants
Uses oat bran husks for its mild scrub and crystalized bamboo extract for a little more powerful exfoliant…