Achieving beautiful, healthy-looking skin is our mission at Joanna Young Skin. It’s common to deal with the appearance of dry, dull skin throughout the year, or think that signs of aging are inevitable. However, you can discover the appearance of radiant, healthy, younger-looking skin regardless of the season or your age! Our super moisturizers and hydrators in our Environ Focus Care Moisture+ range can help you achieve your skin care goals. Here’s what you need to know!
Super Hydration For Dry Skin When we say “intensive hydrating” we really mean it. Use a serum that contains a high concentration of hyaluronic acid (HA) – a naturally-occurring known moisture magnet derived from plant extracts. Include it in your skin care routine, and your hydrated-looking skin will thank you with a visibly smoother, plumper and more resilient appearance.
Gentle Exfoliation 1-2 Times Per Week It is important to include a mild exfoliating product at lease 1-2 time per week. Exfoliation can help revitalize the look of tired, aging or problematic skin. Use an alpha hydroxy acid, AHA, cream that contains a combination of fruit acids, to gently and naturally exfoliate the skin. You’ll be left with a moisturized and hydrated looking complexion and a radiant glow!
Moisturize Your Skin You should thoroughly nourish and refresh your skin with a moisturizer. Look for a variety of dynamic moisturizers and emollients in one product which can enhance the effects of the function of your skin’s moisture barrier and improve the benefits of the natural moisture factors. It comforts and soothes the look of irritated skin, and can be used over your other products to help relieve the appearance of dry skin.
Try Super Moisturizer This hydrating face cream can help you achieve the appearance of silky soft skin that looks truly revitalized and vibrant. The antioxidants in them are known to combat the effects of harmful environmental influences associated with visible signs of aging, such as sun damage and air pollution.
Finally, don’t forget your sunscreen!
Treating yourself to the appearance of healthier and more youthful-looking skin is as simple as giving us a call at (949)258-7711 today to learn more. Can’t wait to help you love the look of your skin!
Follow these steps to keep shine at bay all day (and night) long.
If you’ve ever looked in the mirror only to see a shiny face staring back at you, you’re not alone—so many women and men struggle with oily skin. Luckily, there are plenty of expert-approved ways to care for this specific skin type. With that in mind, we tapped a few of the industry’s leading dermatologists to determine, once and for all, the best skincare routine for oily skin.
First, understand what constitutes an oily skin type.
It’s important to first understand what oily skin is. People have active or even over active oil glands (sebaceous glands). This production may cause you feel greasy or not having makeup stay on. The highest areas of oil production are in the T-zone, which is the forehead, chin, and…nose!
Understand that you need oil.
The thing about balanced oil glands is that they’re beneficial to the health and appearance of the skin. In addition to hydrating your complexion, oil production actually helps to remove dead skin cells and other irritants by pushing them out of the pores. However, when they are overactive, the pores expand and they experience a back-up of dead cells and sludge sticking to the walls of the pore, which is too heavy to be secreted.
Asses your skin.
If you’re still reading this, there’s a good chance that you know you have oily skin—or have a feeling that you might. If you see large, dilated pores, your skin is most likely oily. Another good trick is to wash your face and pat it dry, then assess your skin five to 10 minutes later without having applied any products. If your skin feels tight all over and you see flaking, your skin is dry. If it is perfectly comfortable, it is likely oily. The silver lining? Dermatologists claim research and real-life evidence show that people with oilier skin tend to develop fewer wrinkles over time, compared to those with complexions on the drier side.
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The trick to managing oily skin is to know which ingredients combat shine—and which to avoid entirely. Exfoliating ingredients—think alpha hydroxy acids, like glycolic acid and lactic acid, and beta hydroxy acids, such as salicylic acid—work wonders to break up dead skin cells and built-up sebum, effectively cleansing pores to the core. Due to salicylic acid’s oil-loving properties, it penetrates oil glands more readily than alpha hydroxy acids. For those with more sensitive skin, micronized formulations of salicylic acid are equally as effective but less irritating.
In addition to exfoliating acids, embrace hydrating hyaluronic acid (it will help balance your skin’s oil production without clogging pores), oil-reducing niacinamide, and oil-absorbing clay, as well. And don’t forget about retinol. Among many other skincare benefits, retinol is the anti-aging holy grail in part because it builds collagen. Beyond helping to restore plump, more youthful-looking skin with fewer fine lines, retinol firms the skin and inadvertently tightens pores, resulting in less oil production and emission.”
As for the ingredients to steer clear of? Stay away from heavy oils that contain saturated fats, like avocado, coconut, and olive, as they tend to clog pores and may lead to breakouts and even more oil production. Also a good idea to nix alcohol from your routine because, although it’s marketed to remove excess oil, it actually dries out skin and prompts even more oil production.
Develop a routine—beginning with a workhorse cleanser.
Getting oily skin under control starts with an oil-free, non-comedogenic cleanser. More specifically, look for one formulated with exfoliating salicylic acid or, if your skin is on the more reactive side, glycolic acid (which is gentler). The Sorella Orange You Jelly Cleanser or Environ Sebu Cleanser would be your go to. This type of cleanser will help unclog pores while working to balance oil production. If your skin is easily irritated, you may need to slowly work an exfoliating cleanser into your routine, substituting it with a gentle cleanser every other day.
Treat your skin with an antioxidant-rich serum.
Antioxidants (like THD vitamin C) are a must because they not only repair damage caused by the sun, but they also minimize the hyperpigmentation that acne (which often accompanies oily skin) leaves behind; they’re best absorbed in serum form. What’s more, they can help diminish sebum production if used regularly. Scoop up Sorella’s Pomegranate Acai Antioxidant Serum ($64) if you’re looking to work this active into your regimen. As for an antioxidant to avoid entirely? Vitamin E as it can cause breakouts for those with oily skin.
You don’t want to encourage the greasy nature of your skin, so opt for a light, oil-free moisturizer, like Environ’s Hydroxy Acid Sebu-Lac Lotion($46). Avoid heavy creams and, as with cleansers, look for products that are non-comedogenic and oil-free. Also recommend looking for moisturizers that contain hyaluronic acid to mitigate any dehydration from potent actives, which can trigger excess oil production.
Finish with SPF during the day and retinol at night.
No matter the weather—and regardless of whether or not you are headed outdoors—it’s important to establish the habit of applying an SPF of 30 or higher each and every day. We recommend physical sunscreens, meaning those containing minerals like titanium and zinc, over chemical sunscreens, as they tend to be less irritating and are less likely to induce acne. Look for oil-free and non-comedogenic formulations, like Sorella’s Tropical Topical Matte SPF 30($46). At night, swap SPF for retinol or a retinoid and keep the rest of your routine the same.
If your skin is looking lackluster, dull, or looking less than great, you might be wondering, am I dehydrated?
Here are some signs of dehydration that you should look for on your skin:
Your skin may be dull, may look paler than usual.
You’ll see dark circles under your eyes like you’re tired.
Your face will have more contours than usual and not in a good way.
You may see sunken eyes and cheeks.
Fine lines or wrinkles may appear or increase.
You may also experience other symptoms in the rest of your body. These can include tiredness, weakness, dry mouth, and your pee will be darker in color than usual. If you have any of these, you may be dehydrated.
Aside from that, there is one very simple test you can carry out at home to check your hydration.
On the back of your hand, pinch your skin between your finger and your thumb.
Now let go and watch how long it takes for the skin to return to its usual shape.
If it takes more than 1-2 seconds, you may be dehydrated.
If you are dehydrated, it’s time to make sure you increase your water intake. Aim to drink around eight glasses of water today to maintain a healthy water balance for your body.
Trying to find a routine that is perfect for your skin can be tricky, especially because everyone has slightly different skin concerns. Many of you know I love Sorella Apothecary and can’t get enough of their products. I devised a list of products that are perfect for your skin type. Most products listed are found in my spa and were chosen for cleansing and prepping, treating and correcting, moisturizing and protecting, and exfoliating and nourishing that may be implemented into your skin routine.
This is perfect for those who have concerns
about preventative aging, aging skin, and/or sporadic breakouts.
To cleanse your face, I suggest using the Apricot Mango Cleansing Milk followed by a Watermelon Mint Hydrating mist in both the morning and evenings.
After cleansing, I suggest using the Main Squeeze Hydrating Serum as well as the Lemon Lightening Serum to treat and correct the skin in both the morning and evenings.
To moisturize and protect use the Blueberry Milk Moisturizer in the morning and night and The Balm at night only.
Exfoliating and Nourishing the skin is very important. The Papaya & Pumpkin Mask, Cherry Pepper Peel, and Blackberry Lime Fruitfoliant are my personal favorites.
Additional products that are good for dry skin are the All Night Elixir and the Facial in a Bottle.
Normal or Combination Skin
This is perfect for those who are
concerned about preventative aging, aging skin, sporadic breakouts, and/or just
To start off your mornings and in the
evenings, I suggest using the Orange You
Jelly Cleanser and the Watermelon
Mint Hydrating Mist, twice a day of course.
Treating and correcting can be done
with the Main Squeeze Hydrating Serum and
the Pomegranate Acai Serum on both
the morning and night.
Blueberry Milk Moisturizers are great for moisturizing and protecting and should be
applied twice a day. I also suggest using the Tropical Topical Matte SPF 30 in the morning.
Exfoliate and nourish with the Cherry
Pepper Peel or the Papaya & Pumpkin
In addition to these products I also suggest using The Balm, All Night Elixir, and the Blackberry Lime Fruitfoliant.
Oily or Combination Skin
These products are specifically chosen
for those who have sensitive skin, frequent or severe breakouts, and/or are
concerned about preventative aging or aging skin.
I love using the Orange You Jelly Cleanser for cleaning and prepping my face twice a day. This can be paired nicely with the Spiced Wine Toner and the Watermelon Mint Hydrating Mist at morning and night, or the Lychee Willow Bark Deep Clean twice a week.
The Main Squeeze Hydrating Serum is great to treat and correct skin concerns twice a day, especially when paired with the Pomegranate Acai Antioxidant Serum or the Facial in a Bottle.
Daily Greens Moisturizer will moisturize and protect your skin if used twice a day. The Tropical Topical Matte SPF 30 is a great addition to your morning routine as well.
My top three products for exfoliating and nourishing would have to be the Cherry Pepper Peel, Mint Poppy Seed Polish, and the Papaya & Pumpkin Mask.
The additional product I recommend would have to be the Facial in a Bottle, Lemon Lightening Serum, and The Balm.