New Year, New Look
The New Year is here! Now is the perfect time to look back on the past year, and more importantly, look ahead to see what’s on the radar for the months to come. There are research-tested tips that have been shown to help people more effectively reach their targets, and we want to share them with you.
These tips can be applied to many areas of your life, but we will discuss them in the context of achieving healthier-looking skin. After all, the skin is our largest, most noticeable bodily organ. The skin is what people notice when they first meet you.
Turn Your Big Goal Into Tiny, Smaller Objectives
Perhaps your big goal this year is to take care of your skin. In order to achieve this large goal, one must first break it down into smaller steps. After selecting your skincare brand, and I’m presuming you’ve embraced Environ, allow us to help you with the second step- establishing a basic routine. Creating an effective skincare routine really can be as simple as these 4 steps.
Tip 1 – Cleanse
Your cleanser should gently help you remove dirt from the skin without stripping part of the skin’s protective barrier. Unfortunately, many cleansers do just that. If a cleanser is too harsh, it could be doing more damage than good. A good cleanser sets the skin up for success when used in conjunction with your other products. Environ cleansers are effective at cleaning the skin while maintaining the look and feel of hydrated, healthy skin. The soft, gentle, and luxurious feel of the Environ cleansers will make you rethink everything you have previously believed about skin cleansers.
Tip 2 – Tone
A great toner should work in synergy with your other products to assist with the appearance of better-hydrated, healthy-looking, even-toned skin. For some, the concept of toner is outdated. They may think that toner is flat out unnecessary or even “full of alcohol.” Environ’s Skin EssenA range toners, for example, are not like other toners. We also recommend the effective AHA toner which helps gently remove dead skin cells using alpha hydroxy acid and other gentle ingredients. Environ toners are expertly formulated; they are silky-feeling hydrators that help revive the look of your skin and prep the skin perfectly for your Environ moisturizer. Use your Environ Toner after cleansing and just before you use your Cosmetic Roller.
Tip 3 – Moisturize
Environ’s unique step-up system of Vitamin A and C moisturizers ensures a gentle, yet effective vitamin-delivery system for any skin type. Environ recommends starting off with the lowest level of Vitamin A serum first so that you can gradually introduce Vitamin A back to the skin and likely avoid an irritating reaction. Once the skin is used to that level, you may graduate to the next level. Vitamin A, in combination with other topical vitamins, antioxidants, peptides, and growth factors are important to keep the skin looking healthy throughout the lifespan.
Tip 4 – Protect
Using a broad-spectrum SPF (sun protection factor) cream every day is absolutely vital to maintaining healthy-looking skin throughout your life. You should never leave the house without this protective step, rain or shine. UVA and UVB rays penetrate through windows, glasses, and are nearly impossible to avoid. We know sunshine is good when it helps us convert Vitamin D in our bodies, but leaving the skin unprotected is a fast way to look more aged and leaves you more vulnerable to developing melanoma. The “protection” step is a personal one for Environ founder, Dr Des Fernandes, because early in his career, he tragically lost two of his patients in their early 20s, to skin cancer. The shocking events inspired him to create effective skincare based on sun protection, and we know from years of research that we should heed this piece of advice: Use SPF daily.
Tip 5 -Stick To Your Routine
The secret is in the daily habits. Any esthetician or dermatologist will tell you that professional treatments like facials and dermabrasion are great, but daily home care is essential to maintaining lovely-looking skin. Just remember your simple 4 steps: Cleanse, Tone, Moisturize, and Protect! Daily routines are the path to long-term success in any area of life. You can apply the daily-routine mindset to many areas of life such as finances, exercise, or nutrition. For skincare, the daily mentality works very well, as maintaining healthy skin is a daily labor of love not weekly or monthly.