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6 Steps To Glowing Skin

A Mineral-Rich, Anti-Aging Skincare Routine

Anti-aging skincare always conjures up images of scientific test tubes in my mind.  I began my career in the spa industry in the late 90’s when the trends were shifting to an anti-aging skincare focus.  Brands were pushing the immense amount of science behind behind the latest and greatest products.

But our skin and bodies don’t exist on science and technology.  We are able exist off of vitamins and minerals that we get from nature via the food that we eat.  So it would make sense that vitamin and mineral rich skincare products can be of a great benefit to our skin. 

Your Skin Needs Natural Minerals

Your skin needs natural vitamins and minerals to nourish itself for proper function.  Your skin draws most of its nutrients from internals sources.  However, topical application of mineral-rich products can be that little something extra that will help you set your skin apart from everyone else.

 

How Does Nutrition Impact The Skin?

While it is extremely important to nourish, hydrate, and protect the skin’s lipid barrier, and various cells that reside within the layers of the epidermis (as well as the skin’s microbiome which lives on the surface of the stratum corneum), all cells in the dermal and epidermal layers draw the nutrients they need to form properly from the blood.

While some of the nutrients applied topically can help fortify these cells, the majority of the nutrients that serve as the building blocks of cells (such as fibroblasts, melanocytes, Langerhans cells, Merkel cells, and keratinocytes) and perform cellular functions (such as producing collagen or melanin) come from food via digestion.

Read the L+A Quick Reference Guide To Nutrition For Healthy Skin

Rachael Pontillo, M.Msc, CIHC, CNAP, LE

Guest Blogger

Our 6 Step Mineral-Rich Anti-Aging Skincare Routine

1. Cleanse

Mineral Cream Exfoliating Cleanser – BiON Research Skincare

This unique cleansing cream has a gentle abrasive action that exfoliates the skin, leaving it soft and smooth. Its formula based on natural mineral clay is recommended for dry and sensitive skin. It’s great for normal to dry and sensitive skin.  It has a gentle abrasive action that exfoliates the skin, but is also healing and has anti-inflammatory properties. You can also use it as a mask for acne treatment.

 

2. Toner

Iso-Cell Recovery Solution – Le Mieux

Iso-Cell Recovery Solution is an award-winning toner. Drench your skin cells in a refreshing spray shower of healing minerals to instantly soothe stressed skin, diminish inflammation, redness, and rosacea… leaving a radiant, dewy glow. Make it your go-to miracle spray throughout the day, every day.

 

 

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3. Mask

Seaweed Mask – Alexander’s Aesthetics II 

The Seaweed Mask by Skin Script from Alexander’s Aesthetics II is a gel-based, cooling, and refreshing mask. It is full of lipids, proteins, minerals, and vitamins that moisturize the skin and provide suppleness. It also soothes and heals chapped and irritated skin and helps calm inflammation. It normalizes moisture content, helps fight inflammation while nourishing the skin and promoting cell regeneration

 

4. Serum

Eco-Peptide Therapy™ Serum with Aloe and Ginkgo – ilike Organics

The Eco-Peptide Therapy™ Serum is a first step of daily hydration routine for premature and mature skin that deeply hydrates while helps to reduce fine lines and deeper wrinkles, increase elasticity and activate collagen production with natural, botanically sourced Hexapeptide-11.

 

5.  Moisturize

 Watercress Hydration Cascade Retinol Gelee – FarmHouse Fresh

Super-drench and replenish your skin in a long-lasting tide of daily hydration! This hyaluronic gelée moisturizer quenches dry skin, restoring beauty & suppleness with a time-release cascade of skin-firming 2% retinol and powerful anti-pollution peptides. Antioxidant-rich blue matcha, chlorophyll & FHF-grown watercress extract nourish skin with the best of plant vitamins.

The texture of this moisturizer is so light, it will melt on your skin. You will instantly love the beautiful glow, rejuvenated look, and the feel of your quenched complexion.

 

6. Protect

Soy Doctor® Ultra Light Moisture Screen SPF 30 – Nature Pure

Award-winning cream, voted as best sun protection moisturizer. Infused with Certified Organic Botanicals

A non-greasy, highly effective sunblock lotion containing rich and excellent moisturizing – nourishing complex of Allantoin, Hyaluronic Acid, Sodium PCA, DL-Panthenol, Soy Isoflavones and Hippophae Oil. This lotion provides up to 30 times your natural skin protection against UV and sun damage and helps prevent aging, skin cancer, and skin discoloration caused by overexposure to the sun.

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