Skin is a mysterious organ (yes, you read that right—skin is actually your body’s largest organ). Just when you think you’re on a roll with its care, a new blemish shows up or a fine line suddenly seems deeper than it did just a few days before. With everything from diet to weather playing a part in skin health, it helps to know all there is to know in order to look and feel your best.
1. The thinnest skin is on your eyelids
It’s unfortunate, but the skin around your eyes where aging first begins to show. Every time the muscles around your eyes contract, fine lines and wrinkles are forming – so it’s important to keep this delicate skin strong. The right care can help prevent and repair damaged, weakened skin around your peepers, and you can bet MyChelle can help.
Start by incorporating Fabulous Eye Cream into your daily routine. This advanced formula nourishes skin in the eye area while minimizing the look of fine lines. Revolutionary edelweiss plant stem cells inhibit collagen breakdown and are clinically proven to reduce wrinkle depth by 15 percent after only 20 days of use. Hyaluronic acid binds moisture within the skin for smoothing and firming effects. Gently apply the cream with your fingertip (ideally, your ring finger) and spread over the entire eye area, from brow bone to crow’s feet. This versatile cream can also be applied around the lips to smooth lines.
2. The thickest part of your skin is on the bottom of your feet
When it comes to caring for skin, we can all admit to playing face favorites, regularly overlooking other areas of the body. Treat the thickest part of your skin – the feet – with MyChelle’s Barefoot Treatment, a concentrated, hydrating treatment that soothes and softens tired, swollen feet. A blend of 2% salicylic acid and pineapple enzymes dissovles dry, rough skin and smooth tough skin on the heels. An organic blend of boswellia extract and lavender works to calm inflammation, while peppermint and grapefruit cool and refresh. Finally, organic shea butter delivers a dose of rich moisture.
Tip: Give yourself an indulgent foot treatment by liberally applying and massaging Barefoot Treatment onto your feet. Then put socks on and sleep the night away. You will wake up with softer, smoother feet!
3. Between 80 and 85% of people experience blemishes and breakouts at some point in their lives
For most people, breakouts peak during the teen years; but, pesky pimples can appear at any age – and they’ll show up regardless of your gender or ethnitcity. Puberty triggers hormonal changes that cause the skin’s sebaceous glands to swell and make skin extra oily. Excess oil production and poor exfoliation encourage the overgrowth of blemish-causing bacteria, ultimately causing zits to form. Genetics also play a role, so if your parents had breakouts, you may be predisposed (thanks, Mom and Dad). Other factors include using pore-clogging cosmetics and harsh, chemical-laden skin care products.
If you experience sporadic breakouts or constantly struggle to keep your complexion clear, incorporate MyChelle Clear Skin Serum into your routine. This potent formula minimizes surface shine while improving the clarity of oily and blemish-prone skin. Retinol resurfaces skin and clears pore-blocking debris, while Montmorillonite clay detoxifies and absorbs excess oil. Totarol™, a botanically-derived antibacterial agent, and B vitamins assist in the growth and repair of skin tissues. You can use this serum daily or spot treat with it as needed.
4. The sun makes you look old
The number-one leading cause of aging skin is sun damage, so that “healthy tan” actually indicates not-so-attractive wrinkles and hyperpigmentation are forming. Did you know that tanning is the effect of your skin defending itself against UV rays? The sun’s damaging UVA and UVB rays inflict destruction on skin and, over time, these rays damage elastin fibers within the skin. When elastin starts to break down, skin will show signs of sagging – and eventually lose its ability to spring back into place.
Therefore, the most important anti-aging product you can use at any age is sun protection! Avert photo-damage, reduce the appearance of fine lines and maintain moisture levels with MyChelle Coconut Sun Shield SPF 28, which is great for all skin types.
5. Skin cells turnover and shed approximately every 28 days
Depending on age, a healthy skin cell cycle lasts roughly 28 days. When we’re young it turns over much more quickly, and as we age it slows. Exfoliation is one of the best-kept secrets for all skin types. Regular exfoliation is essential to maintaining healthy skin cells by sloughing away the top layer of dead skin and releasing the intercellular glue hanging onto those dead cells, thus exposing newer and healthier skin cells.
You should try to exfoliate twice to three times per week. For an easy-to-use weekly scrub that’s perfect for all skin types, try our Fruit Enzyme Scrub; it’s loaded with dual skin polishers and dissolving enzymes that quickly exfoliate dead skin cell build-up and unwanted debris in pores. To smooth away dulling debris, apply a thin layer after cleansing and gently polish with fingertips. Leave it on for three to five minutes for enzyme action, then rinse with lukewarm or cool water.