Specific Stressors to the Skin (Travel, Illness, Lifestyle, Pollution, Mental Health, Sleep, Sun Exposure) and Solutions to Implement Today

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In our first of two blogs related to common skin stressors, “The Effects of Stress on the Skin and Soothing Self-Care Strategies,” we discussed the role of stress and how it impacts the look of our skin. The blog also discusses the fundamental Environ lines like Skin EssentiA and Youth EssentiA moisturizers and serums. 

In the final blog to this series, we specifically discuss the most common stresses that can impact the look of the skin and how to fight them effectively.

Travel

woman looking out a flight window at clear ocean water and islands

Humidity levels on flights create a dry environment for the skin, sometimes resulting in increased oil production and a mid-flight breakout. (Yikes!) This dryness can also cause the skin to look tired and dull. Environ products are made to nourish the skin with hydrating components to combat the harshest climates, even 10,000 feet in the air. In addition to your typical Environ skin care routine, we suggest adding in the ultra-luxurious Vita-Antioxidant Hydrating Capsules  as well as use of the travel-friendly Environ Cosmetic Roll-CIT® for your beauty bag. The at-home needling technique will help your skin care serum penetrate further into the skin, providing even more superb results and protection against dry, mid-flight air. After you land, reapply your Environ eye gel to the delicate under-eye area, and get ready to do a mask to re-brighten the skin like the vitamin-C filled C-quence Energising Masque. Flights are no feat for great-looking skin with the help of Environ’s lineup.

More on Cosmetic Rolling:
Cosmetic rolling assists in increasing the effects of the topically applied Environ products. They are easy to use and are used to treat smaller areas and even larger curved areas of the face and body. The Environ Cosmetic Roll-CIT®, Cosmetic Focus-CIT® and body roll-CIT® are designed to help enhance the overall look and feel of the skin.

Medication Side Effects, Example: Dehydration

glass of water next to two white pills dehydrating side effects on the skin

It is no surprise that certain over the counter or prescription medications have side effects, but did you know dehydration is one very common symptom? For that reason, keeping the body hydrated inside and out is very important to how you feel. We always recommend drinking the recommended amount of water daily, as that is the best way to provide systemic hydration for all the body’s organs, especially the skin, your body’s largest organ. In addition, hydrating the surface of the skin is also critical. When you feel your body is dry, combat this with Environ’s powerful body care line, rich with vitamins and antioxidants. In addition to face-care, we must not forget the body. When we keep our skin hydrated, it helps to calm the senses and combat any dehydrating side effects from medicines in our daily lives.

More on Environ’s Body EssentiA Line:

Environ identifies the body as an extension of skin care and believes it is as important as the face. This specific body-care range includes a collection of products similarly rich in vitamins and antioxidants to enhance the appearance of the skin. The entire range is formulated to work in synergy with your body’s skin to create a healthy-looking, radiant, smooth appearance. The gently exfoliating Alpha Hydroxy Derma-Lac lotion to the ultra-smoothing Vitamin A, C, & E Body Oil, you will feel the self-care with every drop. Don’t forget to drop a Hand and Nail Cream into your bag for on-the-go luxury moisturization. 

Lifestyle Choices 

fast food meal with a red letter X over it implying it is not healthy food

The diet and hydration levels affect the skin in a big way. Drink plenty of water as well as a colorful diet of fruits and vegetables full of vitamins and antioxidants. As a golden rule, items to avoid include sugary, processed foods and drinks such as cereal, soda and the like. Items to reach for include anything from the produce isles, or a bottle of water. Speaking of vitamins and antioxidants, we can also replenish these vital elements on the surface of the skin. When we’re feeling tired, low energy, depleted of vital nutrients, give a boost to the skin’s surface with Environ’s power-punch products like those from the Moisture+ line, especially enriched by gentle yet effective chemical exfoliants, which quickly brighten the look of the skin. A true client favorite, the Vita-Antioxidant Hydrating Capsules are full of hydrating elements and enriching peptides, sure to renew the look of skin, no matter how long your week was, and no matter what your diet looked like that week. It’s never too late to do a restart on lifestyle choices including topical skin care and ingested food and beverage choices.

More on the Environ’s Moisture+ Line:

The Moisture+ range contains various combinations of scientifically researched ingredients designed to deliver moisture boosting benefits to dehydrated and dull-looking skin. Experience the feel of silky-soft, healthier-looking skin, by adding products from this range to your daily Vitamin A step-up system routine.
Products: super moisturizer, hydrating oil capsules, hydrating serum, and the Alpla Hydroxy (AHA) night cream

Pollutants 

free radicals from pollutant harm the look of the skin

In no other time have we been more aware of the pollutants around us, whether inside our homes or in the air. Common pollutants to be aware of include smog as well as cigarette smoke. We can’t always control where we live or whom we’re surrounded by, so what can we do? The answer: antioxidants! Antioxidants are powerful compounds that can donate an electron to harmful free radicals that are produced when pollutants linger in the air. These antioxidants are the solution to protecting the skin. Many Environ products specifically utilize antioxidants as a defense, as does the Comfort+ line. Gentle yet effective colostrum gel, the antioxidant gel as well as the anti-pollution masque and anti-pollution spritz are specifically created for individuals who need to be hyper-aware of pollutants. To protect against free-radical damage which can cause skin laxity, greater risk of hyperpigmentation, fine lines, inflammation, acne, rosacea and more, protect yourself with antioxidant-rich Comfort+ products. A double-cleansing routine will also help ensure you’ve completed washed away any breakout-indivuding irritants, dirt, cosmetics or sunscreen from the face and neck area. You’re not alone in combating pollution. 

More on Environ’s Comfort+ Line:
Help relieve and soothe the feel of sensitive skin by adding products from this range to your daily Vitamin A step-up system routine.
Products: Colostrum gel, antioxidant gel, anti-pollution masque, anti-pollution spritz

Mental health

woman pretending to smile. advice- a skin care routine can help with positive daily habits towards better mental health

Mental health is a big talking point since post-pandemic made us all more aware of the little habits we do every day that add up to positive or negative results. One way we can add a positive into our day, and thus onto our general mental wellness, is taking care of our skin. While we all operate under time constraints, a skin care routine shouldn’t take up more than a few minutes each morning and evening. The Environ’s Youth EssentiA line focuses on those small yet impactful daily moments. From the gentle cleanser, toner, moisturizer (levels 1-4) and eye gel, your complete skin needs are met. Support is big part of mental health. Call or text someone you know about their skin care routine as an excuse to reach out to them. Remember, time spent on social media is correlated with poor mental health, so distract yourself with other activities and hobbies like self-care, reading, other forms of media, or taking a walk. Mental health matters, and it shows on the skin!

More on Environ’s Youth EssentiA line:

Experience the future of youthfulness with our new premium vitamin STEP-UP SYSTEM(™) range. It contains a highly effective combination of powerful vitamins, antioxidants and peptides that help to create healthier looking skin that glows with youthful radiance.
Products: hydra-intense cleansing lotion, vita-peptide toner, vita-peptide eye gel, vita-peptide c-quence serum (1-4 plus), antioxidant defence creme, antioxidant defence cream plus

Sleep 

woman staying up late on her laptop not getting the recommended eight hours of sleep needed to repair the body's processes and protect the skin

While infants require the most sleep about 10-12 hours a day, teens need 9-10 hours, and adults need 8 hours a day. Most adults do not get anywhere near that amount, and yet sleep affects every part of the body’s system. Your brain, your organs, your body’s ability to relax and rejuvenate, problem solve and “reboot” for the next day. There’s a reason why sleep often shows up on the face in the form of dullness or dark circles under the eyes. Combat this common skin stressor by waking up at the same time every day to help “reset” the body’s circadian rhythm adequately. Also, remember your Eye Gel daily. Environ has a few different eye gels depending on the skin’s needs. 

Skin EssentiA Antioxidant and Peptide Eye Gel or Youth EssentiA Vita Peptide Eye Gel
Under eye cream combats even the biggest night owls with use of a powerful mix of Vitamins A, C, E, antioxidants, soothing elements and a consistency that helps protect the delicate under-eye skin.

Sun Exposure

sun damage is the number one cause of wrinkles and skin cancer; protect the skin with protective vitamin-A rich topical products and staying hydrated

If you’re a familiar Environ user, you know about the origin of the products using research about Vitamin A in the skin. Sun damage not only allows free radicals to multiply but it contributes to the depletion of vital vitamin A in our system. Protecting our skin against UVA and UVB rays is priority number one. To read more about the philosophy behind Environ and more about sun exposure and vitamin A, read “5 Sun Safe Skin Care Tips.”

More on Environ’s Radiance+ line:
Environ’s revolutionary 3-step Mela-Smart System(™) is comprised of 4 innovative products that work together to help inhibit the appears of the effects of the 6 complex steps involved in the formation of hyperpigmentation. For the optimal results, combine the Radiance+ Range with your daily Vitamin A step-up system routine.
Products: c-boost mela-even cream, mela-prep lotion (toner), mala-fade serum (A/B) kit

Take Action

Cool Peel Benefits

cool peel

Reach deeper layers of the skin with an Environ Cool Peel. Goal: reduce the signs of “wear and tear” like hyperpigmentation and exfoliate away dry, damaged cells. Find out more about the Environ Cool Peel technology here.

Let’s get in touch and discuss how we can best serve you on your journey to caring for your best skin ever.

Based in Las Vegas, NV, Corrective Skincare of Southern Nevada is focusing on meeting all skincare needs with highly skilled treatments using only the best, most effective products and treatments. We’re focused on science-based, results-driven skincare that addresses the issues of acne, hyperpigmentation, and general healthy aging in a supportive, customer-driven environment. Visit our website for a list of available services, treatments and about our product lines. Give us a call to schedule an appointment for you today.

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