Best Natural Body Care Routines For Your Skin Type
The skin protects you starting from birth, ensuring that you are safe from disease
Routines are essential to long term health, because they act as a safeguard to changes in our environment, stress levels, hormones, and fitness. Good skin health results from caring for it every day, every week, every month, and every year.
Daily pressures can often convince us that body care is an afterthought or a luxury. Rather than letting the day-to-day grind guide our priorities, create a routine.
Humans respond to habits. Making your body care routine a habit is the secret to a youthful, healthy body in the long term. It allows your skin to stay supple, because it remains nourished and fed with enriching vitamins.
Without regular habits, we are vulnerable to more serious skin conditions and frustrating irritations.
How To Determine Your Skin Type
If You Have Dry Skin
Skin that feels dry to the touch is dry skin. Dry skin can be described as skin that lacks oil. Our skin naturally produces sebum, an oily, waxy substance that combines with sweat and water to form a natural skin barrier.
If this barrier is eliminated, moisture in the skin cells beneath the skin barrier evaporates.
To protect the moisture in your skin cells, reinforce and protect the skin layer by washing with gentle cleansers, warm rather than hot water, and moisturize with protective oils.
Take care to protect the natural moisture in your skin barrier, by following this routine for dry skin.
If You Have Dehydrated Skin
Dehydrated skin can appear both dry and oily. It is a temporary condition of the skin when there is not enough hydration in the skin cells beneath the skin barrier.
Here is a simplified metaphor to remember dry versus dehydrated skin. Imagine dropping oil into a glass of water. The oil floats over the water, a protective film.
Similarly, our skin needs sufficient water to be healthy and bright. Without enough sebum, the oily skin barrier, water in skin cells will evaporate. But without enough water in the glass, no matter how much oil is applied, the skin will still not feel or look healthy.
If you experience dry and flaky spots, dull-looking skin, skin that lacks a bounce, skin which is easily irritated, or skin that seems to experience a wide variety of ailments, you may have dehydrated skin.
Thankfully, this is only temporary. A variety of solutions exist to repair dehydrated skin. Here's our recommended body care routine when skin has reached a level of dehydration.
If You Have Sensitive Skin
Sensitivity includes negative responses to weather, light, pollution, fragrance, or various ingredients in skincare products. Once your skin exhibits sensitivity, it is necessary to narrow down your use of body care products.
Apart from avoiding irritants, successful repair includes maintaining skin's natural pH. What is pH?
pH is a measure of whether a water solution is acidic or alkaline, on a scale of 0 to 14. Lemon juice, at a pH of 2, is acidic. Regular water is a pH of 7.
Our skin barrier, or the hydrolipidic film, naturally has a slightly acidic pH between 4.5 and 5. Disturbances to the skin's natural pH can occur during hormonal changes, or, from progressively using products that are too acidic or too alkaline. While the majority of on-the-shelf body care products are balanced for the correct pH of skin, your individual skin can respond differently.
Our products are formulated to be gentle, free of irritants, and suitable for the natural pH of skin.