Luminous skin all year round? Yes please! These are the products you need in your skincare routine for healthy skin throughout the seasons.
What skincare products should I use every day?
A facial cleanser is a must all year round. Your cleanser works to remove build-up and keep skin clear.
Skin care products are best absorbed by clean skin, so cleansing properly also boosts the effectiveness of your overall routine.
Not all cleansers are created equal though. Many contain ingredients, such as sulphates, that can strip the skin of the oil and moisture it needs to stay healthy and strong. In turn, this can damage the skin barrier and can leave your complexion sensitive, red or irritated.
Does your face feel extremely dry and tight after cleansing? This is a tell-tale sign your face wash is stripping your skin. Products that contain surfactants to create a high foam lather and some acne treatments are often the worst culprits.
Instead, choose a mild, surfactant-free or hydrating cleanser that gently removes traces of dirt, build-up and excess sebum without stripping the barrier of oil and moisture or causing skin irritation.
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Our skin thrives on antioxidants! All skincare routines will benefit from a highly concentrated antioxidant serum.
An antioxidant is a broad term for any compound that counteracts free radical activity. Free radicals are unstable molecules that cause damage to collagen and elastin–the proteins responsible for keeping our skin firm and smooth. This damage hastens signs of ageing, such as fine lines and wrinkles.
Free radical damage is triggered by factors like environmental stressors - exposure to UV rays and pollution, dietary choices, and the natural ageing process.
Harnessing the power of antioxidants in your skincare routine (and diet) will combat free radical damage to promote supple-looking, healthier skin.
Vitamins are an excellent source of antioxidants. The top picks for your skincare routine include; Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin B3, and Vitamin E. These vitamins are active ingredients, meaning they change the skin at a cellular level.
Serums have a lower molecular structure than other products like creams and oils. This allows them to effortlessly penetrate the epidermis and dermis and deliver a burst of active ingredients rapidly and deeply.
Serums also have a high concentration of active ingredients. Your skin cells get a potent hit of ingredients to bring about visible change including brightening, plumping, and smoothing skin tone.
How to use an antioxidant serum in your skincare routine
Including an antioxidant serum in your morning skincare routine helps protect the skin from the environmental stress it deals with throughout the day.
In your evening skincare routine, it repairs skin damage while you sleep, stimulates collagen production and supports the skin's nocturnal regeneration phase.
The bottom line? Supercharge your daily skincare routine all year-round with an antioxidant serum.
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Hydrating Face Oil
Natural oils bring a host of benefits to your year-round skin care routine. They increase moisture, protect and strengthen the barrier, plump fine lines and calm irritated, sensitive skin.
Once again, all complexions and skin care routines will experience the benefits of facial oil. This includes acne-prone skin, as long as the face oil is non-comedogenic.
When choosing healthy oils for your skin, look for those with beneficial fats that promote hydration and help keep the skin barrier healthy and intact; oleic acid (omega-9 fatty acid) and linoleic acid (omega 6 essential fatty acid) and palmitic acid.
Nutrient-rich botanical oils for year-round skin care include:
- Hemp seed oil (Cannabis sativa)
- Jojoba (Simmondsia chinensis)
- Prunus domestica seed Oil
- Hazel seed oil (Corylus avellana)
- Rapeseed oil (Brassica napus)
- Safflower seed oil (Carthamus tinctorius)
High in linoleic and other beneficial fatty acids, hemp seed oil is the hero of our range. Its ability to keep skin hydrated, plump fine lines, balance oil production and soothe inflammatory conditions makes this non-comedogenic oil ideal to tackle a broad range of skin concerns.
Year-round routine with Vela Days: Moisturising Active Oil Serum for the Face | Oil Infusion Serum which can be used alone or layered with a moisturiser in your routine.
Daily SPF protection should be a non-negotiable part of your daily routine all year round. On cloudy, cooler days UV rays can still do damage to your skin.
Even short periods of sun exposure still impact the collagen and elastin structure of the skin and can cause pigmentation.
Sensitive skin and acne prone skin may find mineral sunscreen formulas more suitable for their skin type than chemical sunscreens.
How seasonal shifts affect the skin
Understanding how your epidermis responds to seasonal shifts means you can be proactive in updating your routine for optimal skin health.
The colder weather, a lack of humidity and indoor heating during Winter and Autumn months can leave the epidermis crying out for moisture. Have a dry skin or sensitive skin type? These seasons can hit especially hard.
Dryness, scaliness, cracks, and increased sensitivity are all common as moisture is sucked from the skin barrier. In addition to your core skin care products, applying moisturising cream or balm under your facial oil can boost hydration.
You can also deliver a big drink of moisture to dry skin by using Oil-to-Milk Face Cleanser - 3 in 1 as an intense hydrating mask. Simply apply a thin layer over your entire face, leave on for 20 minutes then rinse off with warm water.
It’s lovely to be outdoors when the weather is warm and the sun is shining! The not so good news? More time outside increases the chance of pigmentation and signs of premature ageing. Your Multi-Active Hydrating Face Serum Active Compound and daily SPF are your best defence against these summer skin stressors.
Hot and humid days also means more sweat and sebum to mix with dead skin cells on the skin’s surface. This can lead to clogged pores and breakouts; especially for oily skin. Adding a gentle chemical exfoliant into your skin care routine can help keep pores clear of oil and dead skin cells.
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