Caring for your skin by keeping it in top shape is crucial for your overall health and well-being. Although you might not think of it this way, your skin is an organ, in fact, it’s the largest organ in your body, and is your body’s first line of defense against intruders, such as germs, and the elements.
It is affected by every aspect of your life, from what you eat to where you live. Healthy skin is better able to fight signs of aging, heals much faster and staves off potential disease better than unhealthy skin. Therefore protecting this multi-function organ is essential.
Beauty and skin care go hand in hand, starting good skin habits at a young age will contribute to younger looking skin in our not so young years later on. Healthy food, routine daily skin care and using the correct products for your skin type is important. Beauty is not just a facial issue. Serious skin care must include all of your skin from head to toe.
According to dermatologist MD Dennis Gross, “the absolute worst thing we can do to our skin is unprotected sun exposure”. Doctor Gross goes on to say that 90% of the skin’s wrinkles, dark spots and sagging skin are caused by unprotected sun exposure. This is why daily use of Xeroderm SPF 30 is advised, it is non-greasy and protects your skin against the UVA and UVB rays of the sun. It is important to start these habits at an early age, so for the little one’s regular use of Xeroderm Baby and Kids SPF40 is important.
Your face is your portrait and the first thing people see. Use products that are mild, gentle and free from alcohol, fragrance and preservatives. Three step approach: Cleanse… Exfoliate… and Moisturise… Epiwash Deep Cleansing Face Wash and Epizone High Foaming Face Wash is a gentle wash that cleanses without stripping the skin of it natural oils. It removes excess oil and promotes healthy, clear skin without the use of harsh chemicals. Use this in conjunction with a daily moisturiser, sunscreen as well as exfoliator. Epiwash Exfoliating Scrub should be used 2-3 times a week, to eliminate dead skin cells and removes ingrained grime. Epizone A or E can be used to moisturise during day-time and Xeroderm Night cream will lock in the added moisture while you sleep.
Most people struggle with dry skin at some point in their lives. The lower legs, sides of the abdomen, arms and thighs are most commonly affected. Dry skin is most frequently caused by the weather, especially winter months, frequent hot bathing, harsh soaps, perfumed moisturisers and detergents. Epiwash is a pure glycerine bar of soap, specially formulated for the hyper-allergenic patient. This natural cleansing bar contains no perfume or colourants and it is pH balanced and does not irritate or dry the skin. Epizone A Cream can be used as an all-over daily moisturiser for the body and is suitable for all skin types, even babies and children. Epizone E is an emulsifying ointment and is ideal for drier skins and colder months.
Dry cracked feet are common in many people. We tend to neglect our feet, hiding them in shoes. Epizone Heel Balm is a rich, moisturising cream containing Urea and Salicylic Acid. Both these ingredients act as a keratolytic which are used for their skin smoothing effects by removing excessive scaling. It can be used for dry skin such as cracked and calloused heels as well as on dry elbows.
Healthy skin does not take much, just a few good products and good habits of commitment. A little effort will go a long ways and the glow will show! Proper skin care improves your appearance and confidence, provides protection, increases your health and keeps you looking younger.