Your Skincare Needs Consistency
Keeping a consistent skincare routine is important to your skin's health, particularly if your skin is dry, and concerns about aging or eczema conditions. Your skincare routine largely contributes to your beautiful and healthy skin. Personalize a skincare regimen, follow it daily, and you will reap the best results!
Here are the main reasons why your skincare routine isn't working and the reasons why you should follow a daily skincare routine consistently.
#1 Products don't work overnight
You have probably heard it before. It is unrealistic to expect visible results at night or even in a week. This is due in part to the nature of the skin cycle: The 28-day period is the length of a typical cell cycle that accounts for the time it takes for a new skin cell to appear, mature, die, and shed. Theoretically, each cell on the surface layer has had a chance to experience the efficacy of the skincare product within 28 days. So, it makes sense that you need to wait at least a month to see any changes show up.
#2 Keeping your skin healthy through routine skincare is simpler
This is true regardless of your specific skin concern. Here are three examples:
Dryness: Sadly, dry skin never sees long-term benefits without commitment, and this could be why your skincare routine isn't working. But dry skin often responds well to using moisturizers and avoiding stripping cleansers, hot baths, and rubbing/tugging the skin. Well-formulated moisturizers increase skin hydration and elasticity. These formulas are enriched with fatty acids such as linoleic acid that help trap water trans-epidermal water loss (TWEL) and repair skin barrier function. For example, Citrus Flora Face & Body Crème contains coconut oil, which is effective against mild to moderate or extremely dry skin (xerosis). It gives an emollient effect, and the skin feels soft and supple instantly. But consistency, at least either in the morning or the evening, is the key to healthy, moisturized skin. Moreover, it's equally important to cleanse makeup & buildup and apply your skincare products. The right cleanser quickly removes impurities and leaves the skin soft and supple.
Eczema: When it is not cared for, dry skin may lead to eczema (Atopic dermatitis). If you are prone to developing this condition or are already a sufferer, applying a rich moisturizer helps replenish moisture and strengthen the barrier against external aggressors that irritate the skin. Moisturizer like Citrus Flora Face & Body Crème is formulated with coconut oil, mango butter, and vitamin E, which have it's own anti-inflammatory effect, and antioxidant protection. This moisturizer helps ease the discomfort associated with eczema and soothes the skin.
Exfoliation is the next important step of eczema skin care. Consider Vanilla & Coconut Moisturizing Exfoliators since it is a gentle cleanser that doesn't strip. It melts away buildup and makeup while replenishing moisture. The mild exfoliation due to tiny cane sugar granules gently removes the dull, dead, flaky skin surface and reveals healthy new skin hidden beneath, in turn preventing flare-ups.
Pro-tip: After using the exfoliator and just before applying the crème, misting an alcohol-free witch hazel toner, can enhance the results. Witch hazel is anti-inflammatory, calming, and astringent that cleanses the last trace of impurity, tightens pores, and tones skin. It is rich in tannins, which are polyphenols that can help reduce the risk of skin damage due to exposure to UV rays and soothe skin inflammation or irritation.
Aging: Skin aging leads to fine lines and wrinkles because the skin loses elasticity with age. Formulas containing coconut oil can help stimulate collagen production, thus reducing wrinkles. Research has shown that coconut oil, mango butter, and vitamin E have positive antioxidants that can help slow down the look of wrinkles and delay the aging process; for best results, apply twice daily. Citrus Flora Face & Body Crème is perfect for both morning and nighttime routines.
Once get into the non-negotiable few minutes of "me time" every morning and night, you'll be amazed at the changes you'll see!
- The Effect of Virgin Coconut Oil Loaded Solid Lipid Particles (VCO-SLPs) on Skin Hydration and Skin Elasticity (2013)
- In vitro anti-inflammatory and skin protective properties of Virgin coconut oil (2019)
- Skin care for eczema (2020)
Written by: Anuji Gunasekara for Pure & Coco, LLC | All rights reserved 2022