It is time to remove all of those intense active, exfoliating solutions from your daily routine including: Salicylic Acid, Glycolic Acid, Lactic Acid, Retinol, etc.
These are not bad ingredients and they do serve a purpose, but they should not be a part of your routine daily use.
Daily exfoliation breaks down the skin barrier over time.
Picture this! The skin barrier is a conveyor belt for the cell communication that goes on in our skin. If the conveyor belt has a big hole in it, pieces of information get dropped. When information gets dropped (like hey I need some nourishment over here!), it can lead to many issues manifested as dry skin, inflammation, acne, etc.
I was sooo hesitant to do this first step because I felt like these ingredients were the main thing keeping my skin from breaking out worse than it already was.
Our minds play the craziest tricks on us sometimes.. Why would I continue to do something that I knew wasn't working in order to avoid the very thing that was still happening to me????!!
If your skin isn't where you want it to be, it's probably time to make some changes. It will take time to repair the skin barrier, so don't stress if you don't see immediate results.
My husband is my honest critic and he is also extremely stubborn. He outright refused to change his skincare routine (a very popular acne treatment line) that he had diligently used since high school. He did this even though he continued to have routine breakouts.
Finally an opportunity presented itself for a trade & he reluctantly agreed to make the switch to my skincare. It took about 2-3 weeks and then the results spoke for themselves.
Not only is his skin clear, his pores shrunk and his skin looks more elastic and smooth. He was also able to improve his skin redness and uneven skin tone. Even his friends noticed the difference!
Don't get me wrong..
The moral of the story is not to leave your skin untreated! I highly recommend switching to a natural/gentle approach that strengthens your skin barrier and leads to long lasting results.
If you are confused about what you should be using, please reach out! I have worked endlessly to find natural solutions that still deliver results. I am also a small company so my products are priced at a budget friendly price.
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