Skin care has advanced since Grandma’s “cold cream” days. Thanks to scientific research, we can enjoy a wide range of results-driven skin care products that deliver impressive, long-lasting benefits to the look of our complexions. Still, Grandma knew a lot more than you might think. Here’s a look at some old wives’ tale remedies that are actually worth their salt.
Washing the day away before bedtime.
Grandma knew instinctively the health benefits of prepping your body for rest. Clearing away the day’s dirt, oil and grime is a soothing ritual that not only leaves you feeling clean and restored for a good night’s sleep, but also helps keep your pores clear and primed for the application of replenishing skin care formulations. There are other reasons to wash your face before bed: Sleeping with makeup on can lead to wrinkles, acne, rashes, and other skin concerns.
Applying tea tree oil after shaving.
You can purchase tea tree oil in any drugstore, which is how Grandma found it, but tea tree oil is actually a featured ingredient in Focus Care Clarity+ Sebu-Wash Gel Cleanser, one of our newest formulations to help reveal skin that looks clearer, smoother and more radiant. Grandma knew that tea tree oil helped to calm skin down, but what she didn’t know was why. Tea Tree Oil has been shown through clinical research to have antibacterial properties, helping to reduce the look and feel of inflammation and oil while helping to speed healing.
An apple a day…
We all know that eating a diet rich in fruits and veggies is essential to good health, but “eating your roughage,” as Grandma put it at the dinner table, is actually tremendously helpful to your skin health. Research indicates that people who eat diets rich in fiber have lower blood sugar levels, which helps to maintain a balanced, clearer complexion. Too much sugar in your diet leads to dramatic blood sugar fluctuations, which can result in excess oil (sebum) production and blemishes.
We love exploring the science behind beautiful skin! To discover skin care products that can bring out your best skin, find an Environ stockist near you by calling 877.337.6227 today.
Attention all stockists! Mark your calendars this February for two educational events. February 24 and 25 we are holding a 2-day Intensive Training Seminar in Honolulu at Makana Esthetics Wellness Academy. On February 27, we are holding an educational workshop entitled, “Mix, Mingle & Medical Needling” in San Antonio, TX at The Hotel Contessa.