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How to understand your skin’s changing needs after a summer of fun in the sun

The dermatological scientific terms that you find on most skin care products can sound very intimidating until you take the time to truly pay attention to your skin as a living organ – the largest in the body, in fact – and understand how it behaves across changing external (and internal, in the case of aging) factors. Each change of season is a good reminder to take a personal skin assessment to understand what new elements your skincare routine might require to keep your skin looking healthy and radiant as it transitions each fall from hot, humid, damp weather to colder, drier, windier air.

 

In the northern hemisphere, the end of summer oftentimes comes with a fog of atmospheric humidity and that greatly affects the water content in the stratum corneum, or the outer layer of the epidermis. Your skin (especially oily skin) can over-index on moisture. On the rough heels of humidity season, drier, blustery colder air follows steamy air which is enough to jack-knife your delicate skin into a traumatic state; that is, unless you do something about it in advance of any potential harm done.

 

Dermophisoligique’s skin experts are committed to helping you understand your own skin better: how it works, how to keep it healthy and radiant, and how to minimize the signs of aging.

 

Our skin’s natural defenses are not enough…so we turn to the science of nature

Most people don’t know that much of the water content that keeps the skin hydrated does not come from outside elements, but rather it escapes from the blood vessels that are circulating in the dermis and binds to dermal proteins, collagen and elastin, among other structural proteins.

 

To protect this limited resource of human-made H2O, the stratum corneum has several natural moisturizing factors (NMFs) to help it directly and indirectly retain water: 

  • hydrolipidic film on the skin’s surface that forms a thin barrier on the epidermis, preventing the evaporation of water,
  • lamellar lipids that create a chain of sorts to block water from evaporating or escaping, and
  • special stratum corneum proteins which line the keratinocytes that produce keratin for the epidermis and help the skin combat external stressors.

 

  1. So if my skin has NMFs already, why do I need to use topical hydration products?
  2. Because when the skin barrier becomes water deprived due to too many external and internal stressors (like stress, diet, aging or changes in climate), that overwhelm what the NMFs are naturally able to combat, they need additional help. That’s where Dermophisiologique’s Aqualife Line comes in.

 

Dermo-pH’s Aqualife Line

This scientifically-based dermo-cosmetic line has been especially designed by our team of skin experts to target epidermal hydration. Each product within this all-natural skin care line is massaged into your skin via delicate liquid crystal emulsions to restore the correct water balance, ensure effective cleansing and deliver the best moisturizing action available in the industry today.

 

In keeping with our B-Corp certification status, all Dermo-pH products contain NO mineral oils, NO petroleum derivatives, NO synthetic dyes, NO added parabens, NO allergic scents and are alcohol-free and cruelty-free.

 

These are the products that Dermophisologique’s skin experts recommend you use as you turn back the clock one hour this fall (and, as a result, turn back time):

 

Aqualife Multi-Active Face Cleanser

Aqualife Multi-Active Face Cleanser is a soothing, moisturizing soap-free cleanser that effectively removes impurities and hydrates your skin with one refreshing application, 2x each day. This popular Dermo-pH facial cleanser is ideally formulated for dehydrating skin but it is also effective for all skin types.

 

Aqualife Body Cleanser

Aqualife Body Cleanser is a delicate soap-free gel cleanser that cleans and hydrates your skin by restoring the optimal water balance that nature intended. This foamy, aloe-vera infused cleanser has a soothing effect on dry, irritated skin. Aqualife Body Cleanser is suitable for all skin types but is especially formulated for dry, sensitive skin and can also be used to cleanse hair and scalp.

 

Aqualife Super Hydrating Face Cream

Our Super Hydrating Face Cream is a daily moisturizing face emulsion with liquid crystals and a fresh, light texture. Fast absorbing, its innovative formula guarantees an intensive level of hydration giving your skin an elasticizing and re-densifying effect. Experts say this is the best moisturizer for dry skin available on the market today, is an excellent aftershave lotion, and is suitable for all skin types.

And in the bath:

 

Aqualife Body Cleanser

Aqualife Body Cleanser is a delicate soap-free gel cleanser that cleans and hydrates your skin by restoring the optimal water balance that nature intended. This foamy, aloe-vera infused cleanser has a soothing effect on dry, irritated skin. Aqualife Body Cleanser is suitable for all skin types but is especially formulated for dry, sensitive skin and can also be used to cleanse hair and scalp.

 

Keeping your skin perfectly hydrated when the seasons change is one of the simplest and most effective ways to keep it radiant and glowing as the world turns, the leaves fall off the trees and the days get shorter and chillier.