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Four Common Skin Problems And How To Solve Them

We all dream of achieving perfectly clear and radiant skin, and sometime we are able to achieve the look we want with a clever bit of make-up. However in reality it’s much harder to achieve great skin. Our lifestyle choices, such as smoking, drinking and sunbathing, all take their toll on our skin and can leave it looking less than its best. Our skin also has the natural ageing process to contend with, which reveals a whole new host of skincare problems such as fine lines, wrinkles and sagging skin. But, by taking care of your skin and using the right products, some of the most common skincare problems can be drastically improved. We show you to below.

Dark Under-Eye Circles
Late nights really don’t do our eyes any favours, and a few nights of less sleep than you really need you’re probably left with dark circles and puffy under eye bags. Lack of sleep causes blood vessels to dilate and dark circles to form. When you’re tired you often rub your eyes, but this pressure makes dark rings look worse. Making sure you get enough sleep every evening is the best way to tackle dark circles, but eye creams can also help. Our Space Defence Bright Eye Lift Gel contains caffeine which is antioxidant rich and helps blood vessels contract and dispel excess liquid. The instantly cooling formula reduces puffiness.

Fine Lines and Wrinkles
Probably the most common sign of ageing is the appearance of fine lines. In your thirties and forties, when collagen and elastin levels start to decrease, you may notice that skin no longer bounces back into shape and that expression lines which once faded away are now staying put. This is because collagen and elastin are responsible for keeping the skin plump and firm, but fibres wear away and our levels decrease as we get older. To keep skin looking youthful look for products which will plump the skin, like our Y Theorem Repair Serum. Serums are an excellent addition to any skincare routine as they contain smaller particles which can penetrate deeper into the dermis, and transport their active ingredients deep into the skin. Most serums also are targeted to address specific skin issues like dullness, loss of volume or the signs of ageing.

Pigmentation is a darkening on the skin as a result of the overproduction of melanin, which is responsible for giving skin its colour. Sun exposure is a major cause of pigmentation, the skin’s number one defence against the sun is melanin as it absorbs UV exposure, which gives you a tan. However melanin can only absorb so much and when it can’t do anymore that’s when you get sunburnt. Pigmentation will respond to skincare products which contain brightening ingredients like arbutin. A weekly treatment like the Bio Cellulose Mask will help to clear the complexion over two to three months.

Dry Skin
It is common for the skin to become dry as you age because your levels of hyaluronic acid decrease. Hyaluronic acid is a powerful water-soluble compound found naturally in the body which acts as the clue between cells, and also draws moisture into the skin and retains it in the dermis. Some people are more prone to naturally having a dry skin type, but the cold weather can make this worse and you skin may be red, chapped and sore. You best bet for dry skin is to look for skincare products which have a high concentration of hyaluronic acid, like our Nocturnal Eclipse Recovery Cream, which will help to capture, retain and protect moisture within the skin.

Published: Monday, 03 November 2014

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