1. The thinnest skin is on your eyelids
It’s unfortunate, but the skin around our eyes is where the signs of aging begin. Every time the muscles around your eye contract, that contributes to fine lines and wrinkles, so it’s important to keep this delicate skin strong. The right care can help prevent and repair damaged, weakened skin around your peepers, and you can bet MyChelle can help.
Incorporate Fabulous Eye Cream into your daily routine; this advanced formula nourishes the delicate eye area while minimizing the look of fine lines. Revolutionary Edelweiss Plant Stem Cells inhibit collagen breakdown and are clinically proven to reduce wrinkle depth by 15% after only 20 days of use. Hyaluronic acid binds moisture within the skin, smoothing and firming the eye area. Gently apply with your fingertip, ideally your ring finger, onto clean skin and spread over the entire eye area, from brow bone to “crow’s feet.” Oh, and you can even use this cream around the lips to smooth lines.
2. The thickest part of your skin is found on the bottom of your feet
Sometimes, when it comes to our skin, we can all admit to playing face favorites and overlooking the rest of our skin. Take care of the thickest part of your skin – the feet – with MyChelle’s Bare Foot Treatment, a concentrated hydrating treatment that soothes and softens tired, swollen feet. A blend of 2% Salicylic Acid and Pineapple Enzymes dissolves dry, rough skin and smooths heels. An organic blend of Boswellia Extract and Lavender calms inflammation while Peppermint and Grapefruit cool and refresh, as Organic Shea Butter delivers a dose of rich moisture. Tip: Give yourself an indulgent foot treatment by liberally applying and massaging Bare Foot Treatment onto your feet. Then put socks on and sleep the night away. You will wake up with soft, supple feet.
3. Between 80-85% of people have blemishes and breakouts at some point in their lives
Most individuals are affected in their teen years, but unfortunately, those pesky pimples can appear at any age and they’ll show up no matter which gender or ethnicity you are. You see, puberty triggers hormonal changes that cause the skin’s sebaceous glands to swell and make skin extra oily. Excess oil production and poor exfoliation encourage the overgrowth of blemish-causing bacteria, ultimately causing zits to form. Genetics also play a role, so if your parents had breakouts, you may be predisposed (thanks, Mom and Dad). Other factors include using pore-clogging cosmetics and harsh, chemical-laden skin care products.
If you’re someone who battles a sporadic breakout or constantly struggles to keep your complexion clear, incorporate Clear Skin Serum into your routine. This potent formula minimizes surface shine while improving the clarity of oily and blemish-prone skin. Retinol resurfaces skin and clears pore-blocking debris while Montmorillonite clay detoxifies and absorbs excess oil. Totarol™, a botanically-derived antibacterial, and B Vitamins assist in the growth and repair of skin tissues. You can use daily or spot treat with it as needed.
4. The sun makes you look old
The truth is, the leading cause of aging in the skin is sun damage, so that “healthy tan” is actually giving you not-so-attractive wrinkles and hyperpigmentation. And did you know that tanning is the effect of your skin defending itself against UV rays? The sun’s damaging UVA and UVB rays inflict destruction on our skin and over time, these rays damage the elastin fibers within the skin. When the elastin starts to break down, the skin will shows signs of sagging – and eventually lose its ability to spring back into place. Therefore, the most important anti-aging product you can use at any age is sun protection! Avert photo-damage, reduce the appearance of fine lines and maintain moisture levels with the Coconut Sun Shield SPF 28, great for all skin types.
5. Your skin cells turnover and shed approximately every 28 days
Depending on age, a healthy skin cell cycle lasts roughly 28 days; when we’re young it turns over much quicker, while as we age it slows. Exfoliation is one of the best-kept secrets for all skin types. Regular exfoliation is essential to maintaining healthy skin cells by sloughing away the top layer of dead skin and releasing the intercellular glue hanging onto those dead cells, thus exposing newer and healthier skin cells.
You should try to exfoliate 2-3 times per week. For an easy-to-use weekly scrub that’s perfect for all skin types, try our Fruit Enzyme Scrub; it’s loaded with dual skin polishers and dissolving enzymes that quickly exfoliate dead skin cell build-up and unwanted debris in pores. To smooth away dulling debris, apply a thin layer after cleansing and gently polish with fingertips. Leave on 3-5 minutes for enzyme action and then rinse with lukewarm or cool water.
Catie Wiggy is the Director of Education for MyChelle Dermaceuticals. She has been working in the skin care industry for over 13 years as a makeup artist, brand educator, manager, innovator and licensed esthetician. She holds several certifications in esthetics and has hands-on experience with chemical peels, microdermabrasions, acne management and anti-aging treatments.