No matter what age we are, whether we have youthful or mature skin, we are all keen to achieve healthy, clear and glowing skin. That’s one thing we all have in common. The other common factor we all share is we are time poor! We are always rushing about, either running around after the kids or working, studying or exercising – you name it, we have very little time for our skincare routine.
But, it doesn’t need to be complicated. Fresh looking skin is something you work towards daily to enhance your natural beauty. We shouldn’t expect there’s some miracle potion out there that can fix our skin issues …it’s a process but rest assured, once you’ve ditched chemical skin care products in favour of natural products, the results are amazing and they last!
We highly recommend starting your journey to achieving the right balance for your skin and this isn’t as hard as it sounds. Aequora skin care embraces finding the right balance for your skin using the highest quality botanical extracts and pure essential oils that work in harmony with your skin. Our skin care is plant based and toxic free allowing skin to breathe, heal and restore naturally whilst providing additional vitamins, minerals and antioxidants.
Our simple three step guide to great skin embraces the journey and achieves the right balance for your skin!
So, let’s break down these 3 simple steps and see what they actually entail
"Healthy skin is a result of overall wellness." -Howard Murad, MD
What you eat and drink is vitally important to achieving healthy looking and clear skin. We should always aim to follow a healthy, nutritious diet around 80% of the time to give our bodies the vital vitamins and minerals it requires to function well.
Water….how good at you at drinking enough water each day? To prevent dehydration, you need to drink adequate amounts of water. There are many different opinions on how much water you should be drinking every day. But many health authorities commonly recommend about 2 litres.
Eating carefully well-chosen foods definitely improves skin quality.
Highly recommended foods to include in your diet:
Did you know that almost 9lbs of dead skin cells are shed from your skin each year?!
Beautiful, glowing skin is worth the effort of implementing new eating habits that will contribute to a more balanced intake of minerals and vitamins.
Levels of the stress hormone cortisol fall during sleep, which helps skin repair daytime damage and the body makes more collagen, which minimises fine lines. More human growth hormone is released, increasing muscle mass and strengthening skin.
“As far as the skin is concerned, lack of sleep causes the stress hormone cortisol to be released, which in turn encourages inflammation in the skin, causing flare-ups in conditions like acne, psoriasis, and even eczema.” The National Sleep Foundation recommends seven to nine hours of sleep per night for most adults.
So, make sure you're getting enough beauty sleep!
It really can make all the difference to your skin's natural glow when you use the right products. Skin types generally fall into one of the following categories: oily, dry, combination or sensitive. Generally, you should aim to cleanse and moisturise at least twice a day… over-cleansing can strip your skin of its natural oils and suppleness. Gentle exfoliating once or twice a week can help to remove dead skin cells and lift dry, tired or lack-lustre skin…take care to avoid harsh exfoliation that can damage skin. (see previous blog post on exfoliation)
It’s never too late to start taking good care of your skin; our skin responds very well and can improve quickly to high-quality nutrition and hydration. Healthy, beautiful skin comes from a consistent daily skin care routine, using high quality, active botanical ingredients. Just as a healthy body requires nutrients from many sources, the key to your best skin is feeding it with many different actives, each with a different purpose and benefit.
Aequora skincare includes incredible Australian botanical actives including Kakadu Plum, Lilly Pilly and Quandong. These key ingredients boast high levels of antioxidants and vitamins and our pure essential oil blend, along with these key ingredients contains many anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties.
To obtain beautifully moisturised skin whilst locking in that all important hydration, we recommend the following products:
Super effective skincare that works – gentle enough to be used on sensitive skin.