Good to great: How to help your normal skin look its best.
You are one of the lucky ones. Normal skin is neither dry nor oily, and it’s not difficult, costly, or confusing to get great results from a relatively simple skin care regimen. A few minutes, twice a day really is all that is needed for glowing, healthy skin. Consistency, however, is very important. While many products, including OZNaturals, will yield immediate subtle improvements in skin tone and resiliency, the biggest benefits come with regular, long-term usage.
So what comprises a good skin care regimen?
If you’re in your 20’s or younger, and have absolutely no skin issues, you may be able to get away with a very minimalist routine: a good cleanser and moisturizer such as our Vitamin C Cleanser and Sea Infused Moisturizer, morning and night, and a high SPF natural sunscreen every day. That’s not to say your skin wouldn’t benefit from a good toner and serum, but if you’re religious about the sunscreen, you’re at least covering the most important base.
As our skin ages, (especially if we skipped that sunscreen in our 20s!) there are several additional steps that will make a noticeable difference:
Toner is a quick and simple addition to any skin care routine that can reap amazing results. A good toner can deliver antioxidants and other skin perfecting ingredients, prep skin, and increase the efficacy of the serums and moisturizers that are applied afterward. OZNaturals Ocean Mineral Tonic boosts all skin types with Vitamin C, glycolic acid, and organic sulfur.
A Vitamin C Serum is the next step we recommend in an effective beauty regimen. This powerful antioxidant not only protects skin against free radicals, but also helps repair skin that may have already suffered damage. Apply a small amount to clean, dry skin and give it at least five minutes to absorb. OZNaturals Vitamin C Serum contains 20% stabilized Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate, the highest concentration available. In fact, SAP is activated once it is absorbed by the skin, and continues to stay active for more than 24 hours after application! This is an amazing characteristic of this particular form of Vitamin C, and it’s what makes SAP so extraordinary!
Normal skin types can benefit from a Hyaluronic Acid Serum. HA draws water into the skin, restoring elasticity, diminishing fine lines and naturally balancing moisture levels. Apply OZNaturals Hyaluronic Acid Serum in the evening (after the Vitamin C serum), and allow it to dry before moving on to your moisturizer.
Using a moisturizer with retinol is an extremely beneficial step for anyone concerned about keeping skin as youthful as possible. This form of Vitamin A is a powerful antioxidant, and one of the most thoroughly researched skin care ingredients available. OZNaturals Super Youth 2.5% Retinol Moisturizer contains retinyl palmitate, hyaluronic acid and Vitamin E to deliver a powerful and effective cocktail of anti-aging treatments. You should be using sunscreen already, but daily use is a must with any retinol product.
The delicate area around the eyes can also benefit from regular care. Even normal skin types can suffer from puffiness, bags, dark circles, and wrinkles. All these common complaints which can be addressed with OZNatural’s Super Youth Eye Gel. Formulated to be used day and night, this versatile product also serves as a wonderful primer for eye makeup.
Your beauty ritual can be as unique as you are. The key is to select high quality products, with active ingredients that address the skin issues that concern you. Choose wisely, be consistent, and you’ll be rewarded with more beautiful, healthy skin.
One final tip: Whichever products you use on your face, remember to also apply to your neck and even the backs of your hands. These often neglected areas can be among the first places to show signs of aging, and will greatly benefit from the same skin care steps that you take with that beautiful face!