How badly do you want to have clear, healthy, beautiful skin?
It’s not as difficult as you might think. All it takes is the right products, formulations and the tools to rebuild your skin from within.
Today, we are going to dive into the skin (no pun intended) to help you understand that healthy skin starts from the bottom up.
You’re going to learn the basics about the skin and how to treat the skin at it’s source, which means the skin will self-correct and self-repair; giving you the healthy, clear skin you deserve!
If you’ve read my book, you already have a basic understanding of the skin and now would be a great time to review those chapters.
A few important skin facts:
- Our skin is composed of two main layers; the dermis and the epidermis.
- Our skin is the largest organ of the body
- Our skin knows how to repair itself from damage
- Our skin is a detox organ
- Our skin protects our body from harmful toxins, environmental pollution and UV exposure.
The dermis layer is the second layer of the skin, also known as our “live layer”. The dermis layer contains collagen, elastin, blood vessels, lymph, receptors, oil and sweat glands.
There are two sub-layers of the dermis, the Papillary dermis and Reticular dermis. To keep this simple, the papillary dermis is responsible for the epidermis to produce new skin cells.
The dermis is protected by the epidermis, the layer of the skin that is crucial to how our skin looks and feels.
The epidermis is the top layer of the skin and the layer we feel when we touch our skin. The epidermis is a complex layer, because it contains four sub-layers:
- Basal Layer
- Stratum Spinosum
- Stratum Granulosum
- Stratum Corneum
The new skin cells, fed by the papillary layer of the dermis, are born in the basal layer of skin.
Think of the basal layer as the foundation of our house. New skin cells are born, divide and grow into daughter cells. Once they mature, they transform through each layer, which ends with their programmed cell death.
I know that sounds terrible, however, our skin’s barrier is comprised of 20-30 layers of dead skin cells, called the Stratum Corneum.
If the cells aren’t healthy in the basal layer, as they rise up and take over the stratum corneum layer, they remain unhealthy, showing up as skin conditions or sensitivity.
If our cells don’t contain enough water, the skin becomes dry, oil can get trapped, causing blackheads, milia (whiteheads) or acne. Lack of water traps oil in the skin, because water floats the oil, meaning the oil doesn’t push up to the surface and escape through our pores.
If your skin feels excessively oily or dry, your skin is losing water through evaporation, also known as Trasepidermal Water Loss (TEWL). We don’t realize evaporation begins in the basal layer of the epidermis. Our goal is to get cells to hold water in from their birth.
The #1 problem for MOST – Lack of Water!
When you use an over-the-counter product, that product has one purpose, to sit on the skin. When you use a correctly formulated professional product, that product’s goal is to repair the skin’s foundation. When the foundation is solid, the skin from the basal layer to the stratum corneum remains healthy.
In order for your skin to prevent evaporation, you must get the right products into the skin to create that solid foundation to keep the cells hydrated. This prevents dry skin, pushes oil up to the surface and improves how the skin functions as a whole.
Think about it this way, if you have a bad foundation poured on your brand new house, what is going to happen to the structure? It’s not going to function properly. Things are going to break, things are going to go wrong and it may crack.
Our skin’s structure is like the foundation of our house. If the base layer isn’t built correctly, how will the structure of the skin remain healthy?
THIS is the reason why MOST people are struggling from skin problems!
If your foundation is cracked, why would you be working on the roof?
Unfortunately, this is what most over-the-counter skin care products do. These products work to fix the roof, not the foundation of the skin.
What are you going to do?
First of all, you’re going to stop using ANYTHING bought over-the-counter which includes drug store, department store or products you bought from your friend’s skin party.
You’re going to stop watching YouTube videos, Instagrammers and beauty bloggers (unless they’re an esthetician) who are sharing their opinion about skin and products THEY like.
You must find a trusted esthetician who is passionate about skin and can work with you both in the treatment room and help you find the correct products to use at home. This is how you’re going to transform your skin from the foundation up.
Lastly, you’re going to invest in yourself, because you are worth it! Your skin is the only organ that you see; don’t you deserve to have beautiful skin and boost your confidence?
Your skin is an easy fix once you have the right tools in your toolbox.
Your esthetician is going to build your foundation during each facial treatment, then it’s up to you to maintain the structure.
Most clients think a facial is the end all to good skin. It’s not. It’s what YOU do morning and night that impacts your skin the most.
Are you ready to take control of your skin?
P.S. To book an appointment with Samantha or buy a copy of my book,
please visit my website.