Navigating the layers

Healthy skin is comprised of a balance of surface water and oil, an intact moisture barrier, continuous cell turnover, a strong support structure and normal levels of melanin. When any combination of these components experience breakdown or damage, this is when our "skin concerns" occur.

A multi-angled approach to improve your skin is not just with skincare products but with a 360° healthy lifestyle. Staying active, continuously hydrating, having a balanced diet, protecting your skin from potential sun damage and striving for 7-9 hours of sleep, will tremendously improve the overall look of your skin.

Chronological Changes

Evaporative Water Loss
Having an intact moisture barrier means the cells fit together comfortably on the surface of your skin. Exfoliating the dead skin cells off the top layer of your skin will encourage healthy cell turnover and enhance the overall skin texture. With extended sun exposure your cells become less compact, resulting in the loss of moisture. Over time, skin surrenders moisture to the atmosphere and your skin becomes dry more rapidly.

Senescence In Action
Aging results from the breakdown of the skin’s moisture barrier and loss of collagen and elastin in the dermis layer's support structure. Other factors include lifestyle, environmental aggressors and the passing of time. Your skin changes as you age, creating visible effects such as wrinkles, fine lines, loss of volume, sagging, texture and color changes. Once we reach our late twenties we begin to show the first visual signs of aging, which becomes more defined over the passing of time.

A Rugged Terrain
Continued exposure to UV rays can cause inflammation that triggers the melanocytes to over produce melanin. In response to UV light aggressors, an overproduction of melanin occurs within melanocyte cells to protect the skin cells from damage.