Q & A
1. Why natural skin care?
Natural skincare like Dr. Lucy that is naturally potent and properly formulated can make those changes in your skin.
Chemical skin care actually stresses the skin, sending it into overdrive and aging it much quicker. Not to mention chemicals do not belong on your face and can be very harmful to your skin, hormones and organs.
2. You should practice natural skin care because?
A. Our bodies are natural beings.
B. It is better for your health and health of your skin.
C. The effects of products with chemicals can cause many skin problems, long term complications including hormone disruption and other serious and sometimes deadly side effects.
3. What you put on your skin eventually ends up in your body...
Think of beauty products like food. Natural and organic beauty products work better simply because they are made with superior ingredients to feed your body.
4. Why should I use a crème cleanser?
Crème Cleansers do not strip the skin like soap, foam or clear cleansers do. Crème cleansers also help keep the skin at a lower PH balance plus help feed the skin. Plus, natural crème cleansers that are made with "good oils" will help take the "bad oils," dirt and pollutants out of your pores and off your skin.
5. Do I need a toner? Yes, A Thousand Times Yes!!!
A toner is always the second step after cleansing to boosts your skin's radiance by helping skin better absorb good skin care ingredients.
"A Toner is your secret weapon for healthier skin." Says Dr. King of Today Style.
Six reasons why you should use a toner:
1. It gives your skin a PH balance.
2. It adds a layer of protection and allows nutrients in, keeping harmful contaminants out.
3. It moisturizes and helps bind moisture to the skin.
4. It takes your skin care products to a whole new level by preparing the skin.
5. It helps shrink pores.
6. It refreshes skin with or without makeup.
6. Why are serums so important?
A serum is your go to product to improve the overall look of your complexion. Serums are formulated to keep the skin hydrated by putting a protective barrier between it and the outside. Serums have a lipid-soluble base that allows the active ingredients to actually penetrate into the epidermis says Dr. Lawrence Samuels, Chief Dermatologist at St. Luke's Hospital. The active ingredients can bring antioxidants to the skin, restore cell growth and help decrease pore size. They are formulated to penetrate deep into the skin to deliver key ingredients by way of smaller molecules. Serums are used after your crème cleanser and toner, but before your moisturizers.
7. When is the best time to use a moisturizer?
Morning and Evening.
Moisturizers always work better when a serum is applied first then a moisturizer over the serum. Moisturizers have a base that allows them to stay on the surface to moisturize and protect the outer surface of the skin. They help keep water in the skin and help feed it with humectants, emollients, vitamins and minerals. Leaving out a moisturizer might add to wrinkles and other aging signs that will show up on your skin.
8. Face Oil??? Yes Please! To help feed, heal, calm, strengthen your skin and more!
The oil molecules behave like tiny Trojan horses, tricking the skin into letting active ingredients go deeper into the skin and closer to the collagen producing fibroblasts, all without irritating the surface. They also maintain the lipid barrier and inhibit the free radicals that cause skin damage and wrinkles because the oils, with the aid of the essentials oils, are lipophilic or fat loving. They pass through the lipid layer of the skin faster, preventing water loss and plumping skin with moisture more effectively. Blemish-prone skin benefits from nutrient packed face oils by re-stabilizing the skin and breakup the congestion at the source. Face Oil? Just Say, Yes Please!!!
9. Some very important reasons why we use Organic Rosehip and Carrot Seed Oil in our Face Oil!
Rosehip and Carrot Seed Oil vs. Retinol?
A natural retinol “alternative” is just that – an alternative to retinol. Rosehip and Carrot Seed Oil are great ones! Rosehip and Carrot Seed Oil are full of naturally derived vitamin A and has been shown to drastically reduce wrinkles, sun spots, premature aging caused by sun exposure, plus it aids in brightening your skin!
"Rosehip seed oil does contain a blend of bio active ingredients that can potentially be beneficial to the skin, for example vitamin C, Vitamin E, carotenoids, and essential fatty acids. It may be potentially beneficial as an anti-aging product because of the antioxidant ingredients it contains. Its high vitamin C content suggest that it may also be useful for treating dark spots, since vitamin C decreased the pigment-producing ability fo the skin." -Dr. Julia Tzu, a dermatologist who is also an assistant clinical professor of dermatology at New York University.
*Rosehip and Carrot Seed Oils also help fight free radicals and are collagen and elastin boosting champions!
10. Here are some facts to some very important questions about Hyaluronic Acid.
Does topical Hyaluronic Acid penetrate the skin?
The answer is YES! Topical Hyaluronic Acid is important for the skin and is different than the injectable kind. States the 1999 Journal of Investigative Dermatology.
Benefits of Hyaluronic Acid
"As we age, our skin loses the ability to preserve moisture, resulting in the visible loss of firmness, pliability, and plumpness. Hyaluronic acid swoops in with the ability to replenish moisture that is crucial to having younger-looking, supple skin.
At the same time, it revitalizes skin’s outer layers so they look and feel softer, smoother, and glowingly hydrated to instantly improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
P.S. More Benefits of Hyaluronic Acid
Our skin suffers from unprotected sun exposure (daily SPF is a must!), harsh skincare ingredients, and environmental assault—they all weaken the surface of skin. Hyaluronic acid’s skin-replenishing properties go a long way toward mitigating those issues, especially when used as part of a complete anti-aging routine that also includes other proven ingredients.
In our search, we also discovered another fascinating aspect of hyaluronic acid—it even surprised us! It turns out that hyaluronic acid also provides an antioxidant defense against environmental assault. Now that’s what we call a multitasking anti-aging ingredient!
Hyaluronic acid is also incredibly gentle, for even the most sensitive, redness-prone skin. In fact, its positive influence on skin’s surface is due in part to its natural calming benefit, which means it can help sensitive skin as well as blemish-prone skin." - Paula's Choice
*We use only vegan Hyaluronic Acid in all our Dr. Lucy skin care products!
11. Why should I use a face masque?
I think everyone will agree with this first answer!
You should use a hydrating masque if you want clear, plump, even skin-tone, smaller pores, less lines and wrinkles, less hyper-pigmentation, having someone say to you, "Oh my gosh I thought you were maybe 40 not 50!" How do you keep your skin sooo young looking? Ok...sign me up!!!"
The second important answer is it helps your overall regimen!
The proper masque helps all of your other skin care products work more efficiently. If you want your toner, serum, moisturizer and face oil to be absorbed by your skin quicker and deeper, then a nurturing face masque is a must. Using our Luscious Rose Equalizer Hydrating Masque will not only ensure that ALL your skin care products will perform better but will feed your skin with nutrient dense ingredients, providing you with the results you’re looking to achieve at a much faster pace.
12. Fun Quiz! How much do you really know about skincare?
1. Name the correct order in which to apply these products:
a. Toner, moisturizer, serum
b. Toner, serum, moisturizer
c. Serum, toner, moisturizer
2. What are the benefits of hyaluronic acid?
a. Prevents acne
b. Improves the skin’s moisture levels
c. Brightens the complexion
3. SPF stands for:
a. Sun Protection Factor
b. Sun Prevention Factor
c. Skin Protection Factor
4. Moisturizer is for:
a. Sensitive skin types only
b. Dry skin types only
c. All skin types
5. Which of these is NOT a common natural skincare ingredient?
a. Witch Hazel
6. When should you start to incorporate anti-aging products into your skincare routine?
a. After the age of 30
b. When you get your first wrinkle
c. As early as 21
7. Facial wipes count as a primary cleanser: True or False?
8. Which of the following CAN perpetuate acne?
a. Makeup brushes
b. Hot showers
d. All of the above
9. Which of these is NOT a skin type:
10. Retinol (natural) should be used:
a. During the day only
b. At night only
c. Day and night
If you missed …
Less than 2: Skincare Pro
With your skincare know-how, you’re practically an esthetician! Your friends are constantly asking you for advice on the latest products and ingredients, and you are always willing and ready to respond. Considering all your knowledge and skincare savvy, it’s safe to say your skin is in great shape. Keep up the good work!
Less than 4: Sitting Pretty
You may not know everything there is to know about the latest skincare treatments and products, but you know enough to keep your skin in good condition. Your skincare routine is a well-oiled machine and you make sure your bathroom is stocked with the essentials: sunscreen, moisturizer, toner, cleanser, etc. Try stepping out of your skincare comfort zone and testing out new routines and techniques. You may be pleasantly surprised!
5 or more: Soap-and-Water Gal
When it comes to skin care, you keep it simple — like, super simple. If this works for you, we say you keep doing you. However, may we suggest upping the ante just a bit and incorporating a few more items into your tried-and-true routine? Nothing crazy — maybe an anti-aging serum or night cream. You’d be surprised how these add-ons can affect the overall health and appearance of your skin! (we always suggest a gentle creme cleanser that will not strip your skin of its natural oils or throw your skins PH mantel off.) makeup.com
Answers: 1.B, 2.B, 3.A, 4.C, 5.C, 6.C, 7.B, 8.D, 9.C, 10.B