If skincare products were enough to attain a healthy youthful skin, most women these days would have near perfect skin, considering the billions of dollars worth of skincare sold each year. You need more than skincare to achieve a healthy, firm and wrinkle-free skin. Let's quickly talk about the problem before listing solutions. There are a few factors that cause aging such as environmental factors, stress, high sugar intake, and most of all; water loss. This blog is dedicated fully to the latter.


Prevent water loss like your life depends on it. I want you to visualize a plum that's juicy and full of water. When it's completely dehydrated, it turns into a wrinkled prune. That is the easiest analogy that I want you to think about when you think of aged skin. It's all about WATER! Curious how to maintain adequate water levels in your skin? Not the easiest endeavor, but it can be done. Here is what you need to know:


1- Avoid the sun. I love getting my dose of natural Vitamin-D and the great mood the sun affords me along with it. But I keep my exposure to 15 minutes or less, per day. I love analogies, so here we go... Think of prolonged sun exposure the same as leaving roasted veggies in the oven heat too long. what happens? The excess heat depletes the moisture in the vegetable making it crispier or even burnt. This is why sunscreen is a crucial step in your routine to protect your skin, the one we recommend is Bloomeffects Tulip Dew Sunscreen Serum.This moisturizing, lightweight solution offers efficient everyday protection while giving you the benefits of essential multivitamins.


2- Use a humidifier. You may be thinking that when being indoors, away from the sun, your skin is better able to maintain its water content. Not so fast! Air conditioners and heaters dry out indoor air significantly, leaving the skin dehydrated. Humidifiers need to be bigger in larger spaces and need to run around the clock to maintain moisture levels in the air, especially in the cold winter months. The Canopy humidifier is an amazing option as it hydrates rooms up to 500 square feet, without taking up too much space with its portable and convenient design. Built in sensors maintain optimal moisture day and night.

3- Apply your skincare immediately after the shower. An ideal routine would start with an alcohol-free toner, essence or facial spray, a Hyaluronic Acid serum, another little spritz, then your moisturizer, and finish off with sunscreen. If you suffer from dry skin, press on a good quality oil or balm. Keep in mind, oils and waxes are mostly designed to trap the water in the skin. So your routine is incomplete if it doesn't start with a water based-product. Additionally, do not use Hyaluronic Acid Serums, unless they are followed by a generous application of a water based product. Otherwise, the Hyaluronic Acid sponge-like molecules soak up the water from your skin, leaving it dryer than before. So make sure to make these products work for you, not against you. Our top pick is  Agent Nateur Holi (water) Pearl and Rose Hyaluronic Essence. This is hands down the best toner / essence for reasons beyond just hyaluronic Acid. It's truly magic in a bottle! The one product replaces your toner, essence and hydrating serum. It hydrates, plumps, brightens, promotes collagen production while helping fight acne and enlarged pores. For further information on this topic, please check out our HA blog here.

4- Drink at least 8 glasses of water per day. All the above is really just a supplement to the internal water intake. Our bodies are designed to deliver all essential elements to the vital organs first, leaving the skin last on the priority list. This means that if you drink insufficient amounts of water, your skin will start looking like that prune we talked about earlier. Now as important as water is for our health, studies shave shown that tap water is not at all safe for consumption. This is why investing in a high quality water filter is key in order to keep harmful toxins away. For further information on this topic, please check out 'Our Water is Toxic' blog here. A great filter we recommend is the SimPure Y7 UV Countertop Reverse Osmosis Water Filtration Purification System.This filter will help you beat contaminants by converting tap water into pure, healthy water by removing 99.9% of pollutants and harmful chemicals. It is BPA free, and requires no installation for bottle-less water in seconds.


5- Avoid over-exfoliation. Most skincare brands want to impress you so quickly to keep you coming for more, so they incorporate exfoliating and skin renewing ingredients in several products, including cleansers, toners, serums, moisturizers, etc. That's the fast way to see some type of quick impact on the skin by revealing a glowing complexion. But that's only applicable for skin types that have layers of dead skin built up. If you use a full skincare routine daily, most likely you are unknowingly layering a number of exfoliating agents, and any texture you see, could be due to your skin being over stimulated pushing up healthy cells to the surface, that aren't yet ready to come off. On top of that, too many people are using Retinoids, peels, scrubs, twice to three times per week... My head spins as I type this up, having known so many people who completely damaged their skin following these ill-advised recommendations. When you're in your twenties, you don't see the impact as much. You may struggle with some acne which is often blamed on hormones. But the real impact accumulates over time and starts showing up in your thirties and forties... Using a peel should be a rare event. I reach for an enzyme-based peel (no granules) about once every two weeks. That's usually when I start feeling texture on the surface of my skin, hence the need to smooth it out. There are only so many dead cells your skin can produce. Once removed, you are simply irritating live skin that isn't yet ready to be peeled off, as well as disrupting the skin's natural balance, causing dryness, dehydration, acne, redness, sensitivity, and a number of other skin issues.

The perfect product to use in order to avoid this dilemma is Agent Nateur's Holi (Bright) Resurface Glass Face Mask. Formulated with a combination of powerful ingredients, including aloe vera, french silk peptides, pitaya, hyaluronic acid, and cucumber, this brightening beauty-boosting, resurfacing treatment is deeply hydrating, calming and soothing while also actively and gently resurfacing and refining the texture of your skin and minimizing the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and pores.



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