Hello, all! Today is first day of astronomical summer! I wish you a happy, healthy and memorable days of sunshine spent in good company!
The reason I wanted to write this blog post is simple - to tackle the issue of how do we obtain and maintain a healthy and balanced skin, if we have a sensitive skin type.
There used to be 4 distinctive types of skin - normal, dry, oily and combination. Nowadays though, the number of people, who consider their skin to be of a fifth type - sensitive, keeps on rising. As you may have guessed our psychological state of mind, the way we feel on the inside is directly connected to how our skin appears on the outside. Stress can stimulate the appearance of acne and draw dark circles under our eyes. It is often observed that people, who are less tolerant of themselves or are not in sync with their feelings suffer from redness of the skin or blackheads. Even if you try your best to lead a well balanced, healthy lifestyle, there still can be obstacles on the way to beautiful skin, like an unsuitable for you diet, water retention, genes, hormones, environmental pollution, too much sun exposure, not enough Vitamin D and so on.
My advice on all of the above? Yoga, meditation and hoping that the problems will go away on their own in time.
I am only joking, of course. Just like with every other problem in life we face and want to resolve, we need to determine first what the skin issue is and what is causing it exactly. Once we've done that, we can then take appropriate steps towards resolving it and the final step of helping ourselves is by using adequate, quality skincare. I wish I could say great skincare is all you need in order to solve anything in life, but it is just the icing on the cake. So, you have established that we have a sensitive skin type, e.g. we suffer from either acne, broken capillaries, blackheads and pimples, puffy eyes, dark circles, redness, rosacea, intolerance to soap, synthetic fragrances, artificial preservatives, dyes and even temperature changes and aggressive weather. What next?
You need to get your hands on simple, fragrance-free, hypoallergenic and purely natural skin care products. These are usually the best regimens for sensitive skin types. This is where the skincare products of our Zenon Kition skincare range come in handy. We are convinced that the answer to a sensitive skin type is a pure, short and completely natural ingredients list on the label. Because problem skin is difficult to control, we want to minimise an unwanted outcome. Here's what you need to do to make sure you have a taken good care of your skin and have a good night sleep in three steps:
1. Cleanse: To remove make up, dirt, bacteria, excess sebum and dead skin cells from skin at the end of the day and to unclog pores and help the skin to breathe, spray some Floral Beauty Mist on a cotton pad, then add a few drops of the Hemp Seed Oil or the Rosehip Seed Oil and rub gently on skin until all unwanted is removed.
2. Tone: To help to cool and refresh your face, close open pores and restore the skin's pH, spray skin with Floral Beauty Mist. If you would like to read more on the importance of a balanced skin and hair's pH click here.
3. Moisturise: This is an important step, which aims to strengthen and mimic the body's own naturally produced sebum and protect the skin against moisture loss. A good moisturiser will rehydrate the skin, making it feel supple and soft with improved elasticity. A moisturiser protects the skin against dirt, grime and pollution in the air. In order to penetrate the surface layer of skin and to deliver therapeutic active ingredients to it, while skin is still moist from the toning stage, apply a small amount of Face Moisturiser with Hemp and Grapeseed oils.
What makes our Face Moisturiser suitable for sensitive skin types?
The ingredients list, of course. This is a well-balanced, caring and nutritional formula, put together for its active and gentle properties. Entirely natural, formulated with solely plant based oils, butters and essential oils. Let's see what is on that list:
Shea Butter comes from the nuts of the tree Vitellaria Paradoxa, also known as karite (beurre de karite, in French), which means tree of life. This butter is an excellent moisturiser, is rich in vitamins A and E, nourishes skin and improves elasticity. It also contains a number of antioxidant phenolic compounds. Because it is noncomedogenic, it is very suitable for acne-prone skin and can improve the appearance of acne scars.
Hemp Seed Oil:
With a composition similar to that of the skin's natural lipids, this dry oil is light and leaves no thick, oily film when applied. Because it is very rich in omega-3 and 6, proteins, GLA and vitamin E, it is soothing, restorative, anti-inflammatory and healing.
This thin oil is rich in antioxidants too. It refines pores, is conditioning, nourishing and firming. It helps tired and stressed skin.
Antioxidant. It's purpose is to help minimise damage by sun and environment, such as skin pigmentation marks, fine lines and wrinkles. It is also very hydrating.
Clary Sage essential oil:
This oil is in our formula, because of its ability to balance and adjust the production of sebum.
Rosemary essential oil:
Also a great antioxidant with antibacterial and antiseptic properties, which makes it a great addition to our moisturiser.
I hope you've enjoyed this blog post and it has left you more confident and knowledgeable,