Lets Talk Skin 14/3/15

March 14, 2015



I started my first blog page back in 2011 when I was studying beauty in college. Since then I have found my passion which is Skin care and preforming Skin care treatments.. I want to strictly get the point across of the health of the skin, and my blog allows me to do this. Helping people understand what actually goes on in the skin, underneath what we see in the mirror everyday. I want to dedicate this blog page to skin care. The skin is complicated enough, and so many people are un-educated on it.

The main reason I wanted to start my blog is because I wanted people to know the importance of looking after their skin. In the last 3 years of working close to the skin, preforming skin treatments I have witnessed alot of people with neglected skin. People with severe sun damage, pigmentation and major dry and congested skin.

I am still learning everyday about the skin, how it works, what certain ingredients do to our skin and much more. I see many different skin types on a daily basis and I work with a range of skin care brands, but I have yet so much more to learn.

The skin is the largest oragn in our body. We only get one, we need to protect it and look after it. We brush our teeth twice everyday (well most people I hope!),if we didn't, we would have black or yellow rotten teeth, and yucky bad breath, right? Think of your skin, although we cant see down to the lowest layers in our skin, this is where our skin cells are made from and they grow up on to the surface of the skin where they then become dead skin cells.

What we touch and see in the mirror every day is the top layer of the skin, the dead layer, these cells are dead. I know we cant see them.. but they are there. We must remove the dead skin cells and clean the skin to allow for new cells to come out on to the surface. This is our skin cell cycle and it doesn't stop until the day we die. (It slows down as we get older and that's why a good skincare routine is important) If you leave these dead skin cells build up- this is what results in thick, decongested, dull lifeless looking skin.

Its all about what you do at home, what you apply to your skin and know why your doing it. We don't just apply products and wash our face for the sake of it, we are doing it to protect our skin and strengthen it from within. Protecting against harmful UVA and UVB rays that are there when the sun isn't even shining, pollution, car fumes, smoking, chemical and toxic substances, and many more. These factors all contribute to the breakdown of cell DNA in our skin, resulting in collagen and elastin loss, broken blood vessels and an imbalance in the skin which can cause dehydration or an over production of oil in our sweat glands (acne).

You might be reading this and thinking 'but I don't have a pimple or a wrinkle, my skins fine'. That's fantastic, you've got great genes. But...even tho you have no skin concerns, you still must look after it. Protecting it from those harmful factors mentioned above and preventing your skin from damage. Our skin is always changing. Did you know it takes 10 years for hyper pigmentation  (brown spots) to show up on our skin? That's crazy,

We cannot see what's going on down in the lower layers of our skin. However, trust that if you don't look after your skin now you will regret it when your older. Its important you know why your using skincare products and what your helping to prevent happening to your skin.



Cleanse, tone, eyecare, serum, moisturise, spf, repeat.....
Lots of Love



Katie
xx




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