They say everything in nature is about balance, and that is no less true when it comes to our skin. Achieving the delicate ying and yang of beautiful skin may come down to maintaining the right pH balance. So, what is the magic pH level of healthy skin? On a scale of 0 to 14, the ideal state is slightly acidic, sitting around 5.
What products we use can also affect the pH level of healthy skin. Have you ever wondered why some cleansers give your skin that squeaky-clean tight feeling? They could be disrupting your skin’s pH level. Choose soap-free cleansers that are pH balanced (not too alkaline or too acidic) that fall within the range of normal, healthy skin.
If there is anything we can take away from the pandemic, it’s that we’ve all been washing our hands wrong. Hopefully after we get through this, the normal flu season will never look the same thanks to a new, higher awareness and appreciation for good hygiene!
So perhaps it’s not such a big surprise to find out there are common pitfalls to avoid when it comes to washing our face too, and some important tips for maintaining clear, healthy skin.
We’re spending more time at home than ever before, which is to say, A LOT. This is especially telling, since pre-Covid times Americans were already spending approximately 90 percent of their time inside.
But it turns out that our home may not be the safe sanctuary we think it is when it comes to protecting our skin from air pollution. Did you know that the concentration of air pollutants can be up to 5 times higher inside our homes than the great outdoors?
Hyaluronic Acid has become a cult product for getting on your glow factor. Synonymous with hydration, Hyaluronic Acid runs the gauntlet from plumping and increasing volume, minimizing the appearance of wrinkles, and helping with skin elasticity! With so many benefits, many of us are wondering ‘how do I incorporate Hyaluronic Acid into my skincare routine?’
One of the best ways to get your glow on, while also protecting your skin’s moisture barrier is Argan Oil. The 100% natural, unrefined oil is derived from the kernel of the Argan tree nut and has been used for decades in North Africa.
Also known as ‘liquid gold’, Argan Oil has amazing healing and repairing properties. Like superfood for your skin, Argan Oil is rich in several antioxidant and anti-inflammatory compounds!
So what are some of the most ingenious uses for Argan Oil this winter?
For such a popular skin care ingredient, there’s a lot going on with HA, so beware of love at first use! There are more layers to using HA than the simple equation, Dry Skin + Hyaluronic Acid = Hydrated Skin. In some conditions, the intended results can actually backfire. Think the opposite of clear, dewy, plump skin. So how do you use HA properly?
First - Debunking Common Myths about HA
Hyaluronic Acid is not actually an acid, like glycolic or salicylic acid that exfoliates the skin. HA is a complex sugar, known as a polysaccharide, that occurs naturally in the body providing hydration for our joints, hair, eyes and especially the skin.
We invite you to join us on our new skin care journey with TerraCycle.
We love when customers share how Timeless has made a difference in their lives, and we hope to make a difference when it comes to future generations too!
This August we are proud to launch a national recycling program of our Timeless plastic packaging through our partnership with TerraCycle.
Peptides are another beauty buzzword, so what’s all the hype about? For those of us wary of cosmetic procedures or just not willing (or able!) to spend that kind of money on our skin, it appears that peptides have a lot to offer when it comes to that coveted trifecta – lifting, firming and smoothing fine lines and wrinkles.
Vitamin C and Matrixyl (peptides) are part of the dream team of those tried and true skincare ingredients that also include Hyaluronic Acid, Retinol, and AHA/BHAs.
Together, Peptides and Vitamin C can work as a great partnership, bringing different strengths to the relationship while also overlapping forces in other areas, such as collagen production. They both work to counteract the visible signs of aging, reducing wrinkles and fine lines. But this is where the similarities end.