Essential Daily SkinCare Routine Tips

#Everthing about STRONG SKIN BARRIER FUNCTION.

To have healthy glowing skin, trouble free skin, it is important to maintain a strong skin barrier function. When skin barrier is healthy, it will keep moisture in and kick free radical out.


WHY IT IS THE MOST IMPORTANT SKIN CARE STEP TO TAKE CARE OF SKIN BARRIER FUNCTION?

Our skin barrier is the outermost layer of our epidermis. Its function is to protect our skin from external bad elements, and keep our internal skin pores properly hydrated and clear.

Without a strong skin barrier function, it is impossible to keep our skin clean, clear, hydrated and healthy, we will suffer from overly dry or oily skin, dehydrated skin, sensitive skin, blocked pores, rough and damaged skin, problematic skin and all sorts of skin surface problems.

Our skin will also suffer from over sensitivity and poor absorption and unable to absorb the benefits of nutrients from more powerful anti-aging skincare products, and worse still experience negative reactions and effects from using such products!

Only people with healthy skin barrier function can enjoy the benefits of advanced skincare products and enjoy good youthful skin complexion!

To do this, our skin barrier needs to be properly moisturized, able to retain hydration, always clean and clear, and has the ability to defend itself against external attacks by free radicals, pollutants and UV rays.

Proper cleansing, toning, exfoliation, masking, hydration, moisturisation, and protection with antioxidants and sunscreen are all critical skincare steps to keep our skin barrier function strong and healthy!


Basic Skin Care Routine

Step 1: Cleansing

Use a gentle cleanser to remove excess oil and makeup. This is an essential step as it lowers breakout and acne problems.

Step 2: Toning

A toner should be alcohol-free as it can make your skin excessively dry. It hydrates your skin and tightens the skin pores to give you perfect texture before you apply any layer makeup.

Step 3: Moisturizing

Choose a moisturizer according to your skin type to maintain or balance water and oil level. This also makes your skin fresh and young. Choose day and night cream for a youthful healthy skin.

Follow these simple steps in the day as well as nighttime. If you are heading out in sun, do not forget to apply sunscreen lotion to block UV rays. Sun blocking moisturizer should be of at least 30 SPF and is to be applied in rich quantity 30 minutes before stepping out in sun. In addition, the lotion should be re-applied after every three hours, as one layer protects you for three hours. Here is an additional tip, intake Vitamin C in a rich amount because that will fight against UV rays more effectively than any sunscreen.

At night, just add a few more things to your routine and avoid use of sunscreen at night. Use spot reduction lotions or if your skin is tanned, you can apply de-tan treatment. Nighttime is the best time to get rid-off any skin problem if you do it in a right way. More importantly, put an under eye cream and a lip balm for proper care.

These simple steps will ensure that your skin retains its youthful charm for a longer period.

@Aakriti Gandhi


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Discover the Uses of Aura Cacia Essential Oils

Diluting Essential Oils

Essential oils are highly concentrated, volatile substances. In order to be used safely, they should be diluted in another safe substance, like water, a skin care oil or an unscented lotion or liquid soap. Follow the recommendations in this guide for safe, effective use.

Standard Measurement: 1ml= 20drops

Dilution Golden Rule: 6 drops of essential oil + 1 oz. or 30ml carrier = 1% dilution

*Carriers: Water, Skin Care Oil, Unscented lotion or liquid soap

 

Simple Ways to Use Essential Oils

Essential Oil Safety

Essential oils are very concentrated. Their safe use requires they be treated with care and respect. The user should be knowledgeable about their properties and actions before any use. Most personal applications require drops rather than ounces.

Whenever you use essential oils, keep these safety tips in mind:

  • Do not use essential oils undiluted on skin.
  • Keep in mind that the absorption is increased on damaged skin.
  • Test diluted essential oils on inconspicous areas before general use.
  • Use photosensitizing essential oils cautiously.
  • Consult with a health practitioner before use if pregnant, nursing, suffering from any medical condition, or taking medication.
  • Keep essential oils out of reach of children and pets.
  • Keep essential oils away from your eyes.
  • Do not use essential oils internally.
  • Follow specific recommendations for dilution based on the person and application.
  • Don’t overuse essential oils.

 

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Worship and Blessing: your daily shot of youth

Worship and Blessing: Your Daily Shot of Youth

What’s the difference between a water-based and an oil-based serum? Can I use them together? Should I use them in a specific order? Which one is better for my skin condition? We get asked these questions all the time. Here is everything you need to know about getting your daily shot of youth with Worship Skin Defence Antioxidant Serum and protect your skin using Blessing Anti-Pollution Light Face Serum.

Water based vs Oil based

Worship Skin Defence Antioxidant Serum is a water-based serum. This means the formula is lighter on the skin, less moisturising and more quickly absorbed. The antioxidants from boysenberries, acai, coffee berry, kiwifruit and Vinanza Grape are soaked up by the skin fast, so there is no need to wait after applying, before moving on to your next product.

Blessing Anti-Pollution Light Face Serum is an oil-based formula. It is more viscous, moisturising and slightly slower to absorb than a water-based formula. Because it is oil-based, it helps to balance oil production on the skin and also combat dryness. This makes it great for both oily and dry skin types. The formula provides a light barrier against harmful pollution particles, even as it brightens and improves it.

 

Can I use these serums together?

Yes! Worship Skin Defence Antioxidant Serum and Blessing Anti-Pollution Light Face Serum work beautifully together. By using both serums together, the antioxidant properties of both formulas are enhanced, leading to even better protection against oxidative stress on the skin, as well as helping to lighten and brighten your complexion like never before.

In what order should I use them?

Always use Worship Skin Defence Antioxidant Serum first. The quickly absorbed, water-based formula absorbs swiftly into the skin, paving the way for Blessing Anti-Pollution Light Face Serum’s oil-based, light natural barrier to be applied on top. By using the oil-based formula second, skin is cocooned in protective moisture for all-day hydration, and can more easily absorb the nutrients from both formulas.

How to Use Essential Oils for Aromatherapy

 

Aromatherapy is the use of essential oils (plant oils extracted from leaves, flowers, and other parts). Each oil has a characteristic scent, and in aromatherapy, the oil is inhaled or used topically on skin for sleep, headaches, and other conditions.

Although essential oils are widely available, it’s important to understand how to use these potent oils. Here are some tips to guide you.

Inhalation

Whether you’re using a diffusersteam inhalation, spray, or you are simply inhaling a drop or two of an essential oil on a cotton ball, be sure to test a very small amount first because allergic reactions can occur.

A common mistake when using essential oils is to use too much. Usually, one to three drops is all that is needed.

Topical Use

When using essential oils on skin, in a bath or shower, or in an aromatherapy massage, always dilute the oil and be careful not to use too much. Essential oils are absorbed through the skin, and using an excessive amount or applying undiluted essential oils to the skin can result in an overdose.

Although recommended amounts may vary, a typical concentration for occasional use is 1 percent for the body and 0.5 percent for the face (or other delicate skin).

For regular or daily use, 0.5 percent or less is often suggested. Generally, the larger the area (e.g. a body massage) or the more frequent the use, the less concentrated the product should be.

Skin irritation, contact allergy, and burns can occur when using essential oils topically. Always do a patch test when using a new essential oil.

When using a pure essential oil, add one drop in 2.5 milliliters (or 1/2 teaspoon) of vegetable oil and apply it to your arm. If the area turns red or if there is burning or itchiness, wash the area and avoid that oil.

Test aromatherapy skin and hair products, such as lotions, creams, or shampoos, by applying a small dab to your arm.

Precautions and Tips

Be sure to store essential oils out of the reach of children.

Avoid getting essential oils in your eyes, nose, or ears. Wash your hands thoroughly after using essential oils. If you’re blending or working with pure essential oils, you may want to get disposable latex gloves (or latex-free alternatives) from the drug store.

Don’t take essential oils internally. Even small amounts can be toxic and potentially fatal if ingested.

Before going out in the sun or to a tanning booth, avoid essential oils that increase your sensitivity to the sun, such as bergamotgrapefruit, and other citrus oils.

Overuse of essential oils can trigger a headache or dizziness. Don’t exceed recommended amounts.

If you’re working with essential oils (e.g. making your own lotions, candles, or bath salts) make sure you’re working in a well-ventilated area or take breaks to go outside.

If you have a medical condition, consult a qualified practitioner before using essential oils. Certain essential oils should not be used by people with health conditions.

People with liver or kidney disease should only use essential oils under the guidance of a qualified practitioner. Once absorbed into the bloodstream, essential oils are eventually cleared from your body by the liver and kidneys. Using essential oils excessively may injure these organs.

Consult a qualified practitioner if you take any medication, because essential oils may interact with certain medications. For example, essential oils such as chamomile, lavender, and lemon balm may heighten the effect of sleeping pills or sedatives.

Also keep in mind that the safe limit for pregnant or breastfeeding women, children, and those with medical conditions or who are taking medications has not been established.

If you’re considering the use of essential oils for a health condition, make sure to consult your physician first. Self-treating a condition and avoiding or delaying standard care may have serious consequences.

 

By Cathy Wong

 

Anti-Pollution Skin Care: Save your Haze Polluted Skin

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Malaysia is one of the countries in Southeast Asia that is worst affected by pollutions such as haze which are commonly caused by slash and burn practice by farmers and peat fires from Indonesia. The other common factor is the car emission since Malaysia has the highest level of car ownership per person in the world and thus, led to the high levels of carbon monoxide pollution in most major cities. 

 

There are many definitions of pollution and basically it is a mix of many different components and elements that are responsible for the changes to our health and skin. It is capable of penetrating through our skin, inducing collagen and elastin breakdown, and also releasing the free radicals. According to the recent study about the link between atmospheric pollution (eg. nitrogen and ozone oxides) and premature skin ageing, people living in populous cities have lower levels of vitamin E and squalene in sebum. The sizes of the particulate matters (PM) in the urban pollution are ranges from 2.5 to 10 microns, which seem to be one of the main threats to skin health which can cause cellular damage, dryness, inflammation and pigmentation.

 

Anti-pollution skin care has become the growing trend in the beauty industry in recent years. Some of the famous skin care brands, including natural and organic, have released products that can protect our skin from pollutions. One of the main ingredients in most anti-pollution skin care is antioxidant. Some examples of good antioxidants are vitamin C, retinol (vitamin A), vitamin E, resveratrol, coenzymeQ10, niacimide (vitamin B3) and polyphenols. Antioxidants have great many benefits to our skin since it helps to combat free radicals from further damaging our skin cells. Some of the benefits are they can help correct signs of ageing, prevent sunburn, help the skin to repair itself, brighten the skin tone and prevent skin cancer.

 

There are many great natural anti-pollution skin care products on the shelves, nowadays, that offer basically the protection you need from the pollutants around you such as antioxidant, anti-toxin, anti-inflammatory, anti-microbial and UV protection. Not only that, these anti-pollution ingredients will also offer the benefit of strengthening your protective skin barrier, increase hydration and repair damaged cells.

 

Discover some of our outstanding anti-pollution products which definitely live up to its name:

 

Antipodes Organic Worship Serum - 30ml

Antipodes Organic Worship Serum

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Antipodes Halo Skin-Brightening Facial Mud Mask - 75g

Antipodes Halo Skin-Brightening Facial Mud Mask

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Antipodes Blessing Anti-Pollution Light Face Serum

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Herb Farm Protecting Skin Defend Mist - 100ml

The Herb Farm Protecting Skin Defend Mist

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Herb Farm Radiance Boost Facial Serum - 20ml

The Herb Farm Radiance Boost Facial Serum

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Herb Farm Revitalising Face Mask - 50ml

The Herb Farm Revitalising Face Mask

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Skincare Benefits of Vitamin C

According to board-certified dermatologist, Patricia Wexler, vitamin C is a potent antioxidant that can neutralize free radicals and aid in your skin’s natural regeneration process which helps your body repair damaged skin cells. It can also help to accelerate the collagen and elastin production, keeping skin firm and plump. It also contains a property that inhibits the skin’s melanin production which causes skin discolouration like dark spots and hyperpigmentation. Due to these multiple benefits vitamin C can bring to the skin, it has been widely regarded by skincare professionals and dermatologists to be one of the most effective and proven ingredients to solve many issues relating to skin ageing and imperfections.

 

Pure vitamin C powder, also known as ascorbic acid, is the most stable form of vitamin C since it is the most effective in referring its potency and penetrating the skin barrier. However, once exposed to air and water, its efficacy begins to deteriorate rapidly due to oxidation, and this has remained one of the major challenges in applying vitamin C in skincare products. To solve this problem, Trilogy, the leading natural skincare brand from New Zealand, has successfully formulated the real Vitamin C Booster Treatment to deliver an effective vitamin C treatment for consumers who are looking for an effective, fast delivering solution to brighten, rejuvenate and even-up their skin complexion.

 

Trilogy Vitamin C Booster Treatment provides an intense 2-week topical treatment with 6% high-potency natural vitamin C that is freshly activated when you begin your treatment. Antioxidant powerhouse vitamin C kickstarts the skin’s renewal processes that help improve brightness, pigmentation and skin tone. To ensure the optimal skin benefits, ingredient components are kept separated until you start your treatment. Once activated, fresh vitamin C powder is mixed with hyaluronic acid concentrate to create a booster treatment that helps brighten and smooth skin, while daisy extract illuminates and rosehip oil nourishes.

 

To further visibly boost your glow, the Vitamin C Booster Treatment can be paired with the new Trilogy Vitamin C Moisturising Lotion which is rich antioxidants and stabilised vitamin C to further enhance the results.

 

Both Trilogy Vitamin C Booster Treatment and Trilogy Vitamin C Moisturising Lotion are suitable for all skin types and are certified natural. 80% of the participants experiencing an improvement in overall radiance in 2 weeks (Use twice daily).