Skincare should be part of an overall health and beauty program. Apart from nourishing the skin with topical application, you also need a proper diet, exercise and the use of good nutritional supplements.

Improper nutrition causes chaos to the skin. It increases free-radical oxidative stress. Antioxidants in your diet is very important. Poor diet can inhibit sebum production and result in dry skin. It’s impossible to topically introduce elastin and collagen through the skin with today’s technology. They must be produced from within the skin.

Sufficient water intake is also important for proper nutrition and skincare. It hydrates the skin and flushes out toxins. Bioflavonoids, flavones and vitamin C and K strengthen capillary walls. Healthy blood vessels deliver necessary nutrients to the cells and protect against varicose veins, broken capillaries and cherry angiomas.

Proper exercise contributes to the skin’s health and beauty. It increases capillary density and improves the body’s ability to nutrient the skin. The circulatory system not only feeds the skin, but also provides its color and tone.

Smoking age the skin very fast. It reduces the oxygen in your blood and increases free-radical oxidative stress. It magnifies capillary elation and constriction and exacerbates capillary disorders, such as varicose veins. It destroys irreplaceable skin tissue and over time, creates dull skin and yellow patches.

Proper skincare requires a four stage treatment. Cleanse First, cleanse the skin with a gentle cleanser to remove impurities without drying or irritating the skin. Don’t use soap. Sucrose-based emollients and cleansers are preferred to ensure dermal hygiene. The objective is to cleanse the skin with minimum disruption to the skin’s acid mantle or pH balance. An initial introduction of nutrients during the process is desirable (such as vitamins A, C, E and others.)

Tone Toning completes the cleansing process by rinsing away leftover impurities. Skin pores are cleared by removing the excess oils. The skin is now receptive to the nutrients both included in the toner and those supplied later in the regimen.

Renew and refine The cleansed and toned skin is prepared for renewing and refining compounds, specifically designed to diminish the signs of aging, such as sagging skin and uneven tone and to reduce the appearance of wrinkles.

Cleansing and toning have opened avenues into the skin which permit deep penetration of nourishing and firming compounds. Exfoliant agents applied at this stage loosen dead keratin cells so that they are more readily and evenly removed at the next cleansing. Skin brighteners are introduced to stimulate the skin to display an enhanced and vibrant tone.

Nourishment The final step is nourishing your skin. Deep moisturizers hydrate and diminish the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Stabilizing oils restore a proper pH-balanced acid mantle. Protective lipid emollients will nurture this balance and minimize dehydration until the next cleansing.

Protecting your skin can take on many forms at this stage. Antioxidants defend against oxidative stress. Ultraviolet A(UVA) and ultraviolet B (UVB) absorbing ingredients mitigate solar radiation damage. Vitamins, flavonoids and phytonutrients nourish the skin to enhance its native defense mechanism. Emollients help maintain these protections well after the regimen is completed.

An evening nourisher differ from the morning formula as protection against UVA and UVB is unnecessary. Night formulas can retexture and restore the skin in ways unavailable in daytime environment.

In most regimens,a special formula is used for application around the eyes.The skin around the eyes is usually thinner and more prone to wrinkles and puffines. Eye shadow, eye liners, mascarades and the solvents required to remove these cosmetics all irritate the skin near th eye.Quality eye nourishers must include additional emollients and appearance revitalizers as well as firmers ( skin tighteners ) to reduce puffiness.

The key to health and beauty is a solid offense: it requires proper nutrition, exercise, habits and nutritional supplementation.