What is normal skin?

Normal skin type is characterized by a radiant complexion. There are very few imperfections, barely visible pores, and no severe sensitivity. It displays a rosy, smooth texture, and the skin’s elasticity is good. There are no visible blemishes, flaky areas or greasy patches on the skin. All of these characteristics of normal skin are often found in young individuals. However, it is quite rare to find all these characteristics.

How to maintain normal skin?

You cannot have near perfect skin forever, but there are ways to delay the ongoing effects of dry skin. Also, there are ways to prevent external factors such as sun damage that may affect skin type, helping you maintain normal skin for longer. The best approach is to treat and maintain your skin type by using products that don’t cause irritation, dryness or make the skin greasy. Avoid products that harm the skin’s natural barrier, and damage collagen. The best possible way to care for normal skin is to lessen and protect yourself from sun exposure. The sun’s ultraviolet rays can slow the skins metabolism. This affects how the epidermis eliminates old tissues and replaces it with new tissue for a more youthful looking skin.

Cleanser

To remove dirt, dust, excess sebum and dead skin cells that have accumulated in the skin over time. Choose a non-irritating and non-drying cleanser such as the Green Tea Cleanser or the Rose Mousse Cleanser to prevent removal of the skin’s natural oils.

Moisturisers

For normal skin it is pivotal the water content and hydration of the skin is maintained, use moisturisers regularly. Neue’s H2O Hydrating Moisturiser contains a complex of marine extracts, peptides, and vitamins. This increases hydration levels of your skin. It can also help to fight free radicals, which is the cause of tired and sallow looking skin. H2O can be used AM and PM on all skin types, It can also be used as a day cream with the O2 Revitalising Moisturiser applied at night.

Neue’s O2 Revitalizing Moisturiser brings oxygen back to the skin. With LYCD (Live Yeast Cell Derivative) one of its active ingredients. Which is also calming and regenerating. SOD (Super Oxide Dismutase) aids in the synthesis of collagen. Gingko Biloba and Vitamin E assists in the protection of free radical damage. O2 at night is an ideal routine for a normal skin.

Serums

Applying a glycerine based serum full of lubricating ingredients free of mineral oils and glycols is ideal, this will help maintain a normal skin. Neue’s range of serums are a powerhouse of ingredients targeting improvement in most skin issues. Serums should be used prior to the application of a moisturiser. Neue’sGlow and Repair Serums are all suitable for normal skins. For anti-aging, Revive with Marine Collagen, Wheat Extract and Multi-Peptideswhich enhances collagen synthesis.

Skin Exfoliation

Exfoliation is important for a normal skin ideally performed once or twice a week. For resilient skins, use Neue’sBamboo Skin Polish one night a week prior to moisturising. Bamboo Skin Polish contains Paw Paw and Bamboo Particles to soften, oxygenate and polish the skin to reveal new and refreshed skin.

Sun Protection

It is very important to protect your skin from sun damage. If sun exposure is inevitable, make sure to use sunscreen with SPF 30 to protect your skin from ultraviolet rays.[10] It’s ideal to use a mineral-based sunblock. These sun blocs sit on the surface of the skin. Chemical sun blocs tend to absorb into the skin and are now being found in skin cancers.

If you’re still not sure about the best way to treat or nourish your skin, consult with a certified and qualified Neue skin therapist who can recommend a prescribed skin care regimen.

References:

  • 1. Gould, F. (2003). Aromatherapy for Holistic Therapists, page 32.
  • 2. Reejhsinghani, A. (2007). Be Your Own Beautician, page 11.
  • 3. Mitsui, T. (1997). New Cosmetic Science, page 29.
  • 4. Tabor, A., et al (2009). Nutritional Cosmetics: Beauty from Within, page 293.
  • 5. Goldberg, D., Herriott, E. (n.d.), Secrets of Great Skin: The Definitive Guide to Anti-aging Skin Care, page 113.