Are your skin care products getting you real results? Or are you investing your time and money on a regime that is familiar but not effective?
Just like our bodies tell us when we aren't fueling them appropriately, our skin tells us when it needs a nutrient boost. If you have noticed one of these five common characteristics then it's time to shake up your skin care routine - and this starts with your cleanser!
1. Dry, flaky skin
Dry, flaky skin often lacks water. Trans epidermal water loss refers to the dehydration of the skin and low levels of natural oils. This can be a result of using a cleanser that strips the skin of natural oils leaving it feeling dry, tight and lacking hydration. Soap-free cleansers that contain colloidal oatmeal are known for increasing hydration levels as you cleanse. This is thanks to the oatmeal's ability to store water and nutrients and deliver them to the skin as you cleanse.
2. Break Outs
Break outs can occur when our cleansers don't do the job they're supposed to. If your cleanser isn't lifting away dirt and unblocking the pores properly, the pores remain blocked with dirt and become clogged with excess sebum which cannot be released through the pore. This leads to congestion, blackheads and eruptions. An easy way to avoid this is to find a cleanser that dissolves and lifts away the dirt that gets trapped within the pores.
A cleanser that contains colloidal oatmeal not only has the ability to cleanse gently and effectively it also has antibacterial benefits to ensure the skin remains clean and free from nasty pimple-causing bacteria.
3. Fine Lines
Your standard skin care routine may have worked for you in your twenties, but once you start noticing fine lines, it's time to invest in products with an anti-ageing focus.
A cleanser that contains anti-inflammatory ingredients such as colloidal oatmeal helps to maintain harmony within the skin which supports the skin's immunity. Strong, healthy skin has the ability to maintain its integrity when under pressure from external factors such as UV rays and free radicals from air pollutants and toxins.
4. Dull Skin
If a dull complexion is dragging you down, mixing up the first step in your skin care routine is a great place to start. A citric acid cleanser has the ability to brighten the skin thanks to its ability to break down the protein bonds between dead and living skin cells. This action allows the older, dead cells to lift away. Say hello to a fresher, brighter complexion!
5. No Longer Seeing Results?
Just like our bodies accustom themselves to an exercise routine, our skin can get used to our daily skin care regimes. By introducing new ingredients to your routine, your skin will recognise and respond to new ingredients. If these ingredients are naturally recognised by the skin, a positive response will follow. These responses may include brightening dull skin with citric acid, or soothing, hydrating and thoroughly cleansing the skin with ingredients such as colloidal oatmeal.
Dermavive's Hydra Cleanser is a multi-functioning cleanser designed to get you real results when you're in a skin care rut. The ingredients found in Hydra Cleanser include:
- Natural Colloidal Oatmeal - with anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties colloidal oatmeal draws moisture into the skin and locks it in by forming a protective barrier.
- Sodium PCA - can hold several times its weight in water making it a powerful humectant.
- Citric Acid - breaks down the protein bonds between dead and living skin cells, causing the older, dead cells to lift away revealing the younger cells beneath.
- Glycerin - a powerful humectant and moisturising agent that draws water into the outer layer from within the deeper layers of your skin and the air.