Do you ever wake up feeling on top of the world, look in the mirror and think, "WOW!! My skin looks AMAZING!!" BEST. FEELING. EVER!! Wouldn't you agree?! I wish this for everyone. From personal experience, I know how debilitating skin problems can be. In my early 20's, I dealt with painful cystic acne that kept joy, freedom, and inspiration at arms length. All I could think about was how much I hated my skin. Luckily, it cleared within 6 months, but I will never forget how self conscious and unlovable I felt.
This is why I've devoted my life's work to helping others achieve skin that reflects vitality and well-being. Because when we are healthy on the inside, our skin radiates health on the outside. I call this Complexion Perfection. And that is something we can all strive for.
Although many of us critique our skin based on ideals such as clear, smooth, and glowy, no matter what vision of flawlessness you may have, we can all agree.... BEAUTIFUL skin is HEALTHY skin.
Living in a world where lasers, injections and resurfacing treatments promise to perfect skin instantly, repairing damage and reversing aging can often come at a cost. Depending on method and invasiveness, premature aging is a common and unfortunate side effect. Of course, instant gratification can be tantalizing and make it hard to opt for more holistic methods. Whether we decide to use them, our goal should be to support our skin's natural functions so that it will continue to thrive for years to come. You will see that having daily rituals that support optimal cell health, stimulate circulation and preserve your own natural collagen reserves can perhaps even eliminate the need for invasive rejuvenation treatments altogether.
Although genetics plays a role in how our skin will behave and age over our lifetime, there are many “controllable” factors that will either promote our skin's health or degrade it. Thus, WE, have the POWER to create healthy, radiant skin.
Through nutrient delivery and efficient detoxification. we begin to unravel the secret to youthful skin over a lifetime. After all, it is the largest detox organ of our body, our protection from the environment, an indicator of ill-health and reflection of internal imbalances.
So what is "healthy skin" and how do we get it? First, let's see the criteria in which it is judged. According to medical experts, optimal skin health reflects the following key elements:
Healthy Barrier Function
Flexibility and Strength
In practical terms, you can recognize these traits as smooth, dewy, radiant, and plump.
In order to have skin that thrives over the long haul, it's important to know the backstory... the function and importance of these traits and how they contribute to healthy skin.
Taking a holistic approach to skincare, Complexion Perfection is a Beauty Guide designed to help to reveal the secrets of beautiful skin and help you attain healthy aging. Topics will include skin functions and dysfunctions, product ingredients, nutrition, health, mental and emotional well-being, how they affect the health and appearance of our skin, and step by step processes to optimize these areas.
Next edition, we'll dive into Healthy Barrier function, for this is our skin's protection from the environment, free radicals, pathogens and toxins. The first step to radiant skin.