Looking after your skin is the holy grail when it comes to a youthful-looking skin. While it is true that skin damage can happen early on, it is also true that you may be able to preserve your fresh, glowing skin for many years with a few regular skin care habits. And like the little black dress, Environ is a South African skin classic.
Essential Vitamin A
Vitamin A is considered to be one of the most important ingredients in skin care because it is the only element that can help to re-programme cells. Vitamin A helps to normalise skin cells, which leads to healthy cell functioning, and a host of benefits can result from this, such as the promotion of natural moisturising, accelerated healing, the normalising of pigmentation and healthy collagen and elastin formation. So, while there are several habits that you will need to adopt to look after your skin for a lifetime, using products with vitamin A as a primary ingredient is one of the best ways to keep your skin looking younger, for longer. check out the Environ Ionzyme Range.
Essential sun protection
Another big one is to use sunscreen, all the time, every day. It is one of the most prevalent factors involved in premature ageing of the skin. Protecting your skin from the sun involves using a good sunscreen, and attention to protective clothing such as a hat and sunglasses whenever you are exposed to the sun. It is best to find a sunscreen that suits your skin, and that you can use daily, along with your other skin care products. Don’t forget to use your sunscreen on all exposed areas, including your arms and hands.
Sun Care RAD SPF 15 has a light, creamy texture that can be worn under make-up, as well as anywhere on the body. It combines physical and chemical sunscreen barriers to provide a broad spectrum protection against UV-A and UV-B rays, along with antioxidants to give additional skin defence against environmental influences. This go-to product is suitable for any age and skin type, even for babies over 6 months old and toddlers! And it leaves a pleasantly smooth and satiny after-feel.
Skin care and health
Your skin is the largest organ of your body, and your general health is reflected in the look of your skin. What you put into to your body shows up on the outside, so it makes sense to pay attention to what your skin needs to be ‘fed’. Eating a healthy diet with a little fresh fruit and plenty of vegetables has lots of health benefits, including the outward appearance of your skin. One of the best ways to keep your skin protected and fed with the nutrients it needs is to use a regular skin care supplement.
You can help enhance your external radiance from the inside by including a product like Environ’s Complete Antioxidant from the Pharma Range into your daily routine. With vitamin A for cell growth and vision, vitamin E to combat free-radical effects, vitamin C as an antioxidant and Pyridoxine, a vitamin involved in amino acid metabolism; you will be feeding your skin from within.
Skin care routine
Starting as early as your teenage years and your 20’s with a great skin care routine can go a long way toward minimising skin damage and helping to maintain the youthful appearance of your skin. Cleansing, toning and moisturising might sound like a lot, but it becomes easy and natural once you have made it into a habit, a habit that you could be very thankful for as you grow older!
I’ve been trying out the Environ AVST Cleansing Lotion (available globally, not in S.A./ Try the Environ Original Gentle Cream Cleanser) and I absolutely love the light, creaminess of this product. My skin feels really soft afterwards and the creamy texture feels gentle on my skin. I love the pump action bottle too for its no mess, no waste delivery. This 200ml bottle will also last for ages! Another great cleanser and if you prefer a foaming cleanser, is the Environ Original Foaming Gel Cleanser. I love that it’s in a tube – especially great for travel.
The Intensive Hydrating Oil Capsules are a real treat! Break a capsule open to reveal a silky, intense, oil treatment. Like a mask, it’s packed with an overnight punch of moisture.
The core Environ skin care products are the building blocks for maintaining skin health and youthful appearance. These products are based on Environ’s vitamin STEP-UP SYSTEM™. Choose products from the Original Range or Ionzyme Range to start your way to cleansing, toning and moisturising your skin for long-lasting beauty. With increasing levels of vitamin A, C and E and antioxidants, you can nourish and protect your skin from the outside too.
Once you have become a natural at cleansing toning and moisturising, you can add to your daily skin care routine by selecting products from the add-on segment. The products in this segment target specific skin concerns, like sensitivity, uneven skin tone and ageing and are designed to be used alongside your essential skin care products.
The younger you are when you start taking care of your skin, the more chance you will have that it will appear youthful for longer. However, a good routine can help make a difference at any age!