HEALTHY SKIN & CURATED SKINCARE
WHAT IS HEALTHY SKIN?
The skin is the body's largest organ. An average adult is covered by 16 000 cm 2 of skin. It is crucial for life, serving to protect us against the environment and to regulate water exchange.
Everyone desires healthy skin. The practice of maintaining healthy skin is dynamic as the care and preservation of the skin is a lifetime process that differs among individuals and over time. Despite this complex situation, there are some common practices throughout the world that serve to treat/maintain skin health. These include cleansing, moisturising, and protection against solar ultraviolet (UV) radiation.
HEALTHY SKIN MAINTENANCE WITH CURATED SKINCARE
Skincare must be individualised. Your age, level of sun damage and underlying medical conditions influence how your skin should be managed.
Cosmeceuticals are skin care products that offer cosmetic and therapeutic effects for the skin. Though applied topically in the form of creams or lotions, cosmeceuticals contain active ingredients that affect skin cell function.
Ideally, skincare products should be clinically tested to ensure they have a proven benefit and can substantiate their claims; however, the cosmeceutical industry is largely unregulated. To the consumers navigating your way through what is cosmetic marketing company hype and what is effective when it comes to skincare can be a minefield. When choosing products for your skin, the concentration of the active ingredient, pH and the type of cream play an important role in the effectiveness of that ingredient.