A year back, my mum asked me to take out a photo album of a trip we had taken to Canada, Vancouver, and two years before. I was 24 then. I was horrified to see that I did not look as youthful as what I used to be three years before. My face has lost its glow and liveliness; I had not realized this change as my time has been passing like a locomotive due to work, family and other commitments. I knew I had to do something about it and I was almost worrying how I will look on my wedding day!
If you have the same concerns as me, let’s embark on this journey together to find our new skin and rejuvenate it. I want you to be able to look like a diva at every time of the day and have flawless skin which people will envy you for. It has taken me a year to decide to compile what I have learn about the skin ever since my self-realization into this page. I have tried so many products both both over-the-counter or prescribed by dermatologists and I have never been satisfied. I am not born with beautiful, flawless skin even though my mum is. I didn’t have the luck. I had teenage acne and my skin was never the same again.
That’s when I learnt that from “Dr. Denese’s Secrets for Ageless Skin” that…
The idea of one miracle cream that feels good and is able to deliver profound changes to the appearance of your skin is nothing but a scientific fallacy. There is no one product- no matter how expensive- that can do it all. It takes several steps of daily skin care to deliver results.
If a cream feels good on your skin, it may do little for your skin because the moisturizing particles that made it feel good may block the absorption of the important simulating ingredients.
Skin care has to be separated into at least two phrases:
Phase 1. Skin-stimulating phase
Lightweight, quick absorbing serums that can stimulate the skin’s own collagen building machinery, deliver strong vitamins, and soften the appearance of lines by making the skin thicker and more elastic.
Phase 2. Skin-Sealing phase
This moisturizing phase, when done by a thick serum or a SkinCell PRO cream, may help restore the skin lipid barrier and prevent water loss by sealing the skin.
Most people will skip the first phase thinking that it is unimportant. I have combination skin with an oily T-zone and drier cheeks and used to think that applying many layers on my skin will make my skin even oilier. Ever since I have learnt about this, I have been diligently starting with phase 1 every morning. Try it for a week, you will see some changes!
Generally, people believe that skin care that temporarily irritates the skin is bad. Skin care has to feel good all the time. This is another fallacy.
In order to get results from the skin-stimulating phase, you have to use strong ingredients. At first, you may feel a tingle or even see a slight redness. These are signs that the product is working. The skin-sealing phase that immediately follows will make up for the initial tingle and make you skin feel moisturized and comfortable in the next few minutes.
If the tingle is too much to bear for the start, I will suggest you apply more moisturizer. Don’t fret, it will subside really fast.
Finally, do you think that exfoliation or over-exfoliation may thin the skin in the long run?
You will be surprised to know that exfoliation actually promotes skin thickness and you have been hindering your success towards an ageless skin.
One of the most important ideas in the science of skin care is that skin is a dynamic organ. The more you wear it down, the more it thickens and grows. Exfoliation stimulates cellular turnover and collagen production, which ultimately improves the look of lines and wrinkles.
Next fallacy- major and expensive skin-care brands are using the latest scientific ingredients.
Shockingly, most expensive major cosmetics are not in the forefront of skin science. It often takes major cosmetics companies years to include a new, effective ingredient- and then only using tiny amounts that may offer minimal benefits. This practice is good for marketing but bad for achieving results.