genuinely healthy skin requires work
We all have different skin types that change depending on the season, daily lifestyle and routine, stressful times and our in-the-moment mindset. Really feeling the skin of the face becomes a learnt habit; it reveals its underlying needs – hydration, resilience or more of a glow. Turning attention to a facial routine twice a day is not luxury.
A routine with gentle, effective touch and timeless skin feel designed to stimulate or soothe, at the right moment, can enhance our being. The state-of-art research I have explored for many years suggests that, as humans, we innately appreciate care and attention in many ways. In my products and blogs, I want to share this with you.
skin is an emotional envelope
The upper layers of our skin sense the environment and reflect the rhythms of our body. Darkness and light, warmth and cold, movement and rest are experienced differently by the skin. The cells receive a range of signals, such as light, sound and scent, and, at the same time, signals from the inside of our bodies, physical and emotional.
We are visual beings and our skin can be “read” by others for signs of health and happiness, reflecting the strength of our immune system. People are innately aware of what is going on with us. A great skin feel, or the way we feel in our skin, is essential for reinstating our radiance and the sense of self. We can enhance the skin feel by products and gentle, powerfully effective techniques of their application. When stressed, we also intuitively touch our faces and working with these patterns soothes our skin, the pleasure comes from touching the right receptors in the right way.
natural plant-based ingredients combined with my scientific knowledge
Plant ingredients nourish our skin well, yet at times an advanced ingredient is required to bring ou! the best of a modern, anti-ageing formula.
To discover the product textures with all senses – skin-feel, touch, smell – is the right way in approaching any routine. I explain how I use the power of plants for each of my products and how the interplay of nature, science and tailoring to your rhythms of a day or a season work so well.
Touch is essential to skincare
When we touch our faces and experience pleasure, the signal runs from the skin to the brain, evoking a release of hormones to soothe us. The touch reinforces and expands us and our wellbeing – we de-stress instantly and ‘self-medicate on emotion’. Some old traditions have practised this intuitively, turning their thoughts inward to recharge and feel happier. Science now has enabled us to rediscover this art again. I explore how touch enhances wellbeing in my blog.