At LOVESKIN we believe in doing things a little differently. We believe that for most people skincare marketing has led them astray, creating false perceptions about how skin works in order to sell products. Our approach, is simple, honest, effective skincare. So here we share some of our basic skincare principles.
BASIC PRINCIPLES No Extraction Skincare
Many people think they need to try and combat congested skin by using harsh, stripping products that remove all oils from the skin. This causes the skin to over-compensate for the reduction of oils by producing even more, which in turn worsens the congestion.
At LOVESKIN we believe in No Extraction skincare. This means supporting your skin’s natural defence mechanisms to protect and maintain it’s natural balance, and in doing so achieving a healthy glow. When your skin’s outer barrier is stripped this is when bacteria and toxins can enter, causing the skin to react and creating acne, eczema and other evidence of imbalance. Too many masks, and too much exfoliation can aggravate and imbalance skin, causing breakouts.
Our botanical serums are packed with vitamins, amino acids and anti-oxidants to heal, protect and hydrate, imbalanced skin. And no, they won’t clog your pores or make your skin oilier. On the contrary, the serums will rebalance your skin’s oil production, calm irritation, heal acne, eczema and other skin conditions.
Sometimes Going Forward Also Means Going Backwards, but Only a Little
When you switch up your skincare to a natural routine, bear in mind it is quite normal to see improvement followed by a slight regression. Restoring your skin’s natural balance is a process which requires a little time, patience and consistency.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
The important things is that if the regression appears, continue to treat your skin with our simple three step system and ride out the changes. More often than not the skin will go backwards less and less each time until it becomes completely stable. If you see acne coming up and start trying to scrub it away with cleansers, masks and exfoliants it’s likely to make the problem and the skin worse.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
We recommend taking a before photo. Then, if these regressions do come it’s easy to look back and reassure yourself that your skin is actually improving.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
At LOVESKIN we’re actually working on restoring your skin’s natural balance and protective barrier, supporting it’s natural balance instead of fighting the imbalances. When managed correctly eventually you no longer experience breakouts at all, as the skin is able to heal itself naturally, leaving you with fresh, healthy, glowing skin.
Make Peace with Your Skin
Fighting your skin’s natural processes by trying to scrub or cleanse more often to get rid of the oil will only make it worse. When you remove your skin’s natural oil, with foaming or soapy cleansers your skin reads this as a deficit and actually produces more oil to compensate. Plus if you strip your skin of it’s natural protective oils it leaves the skin exposed and prone to infection, which manifests as acne.
Instead work with your skin to help balance it. Using a natural facial serum, made from plant oils such as our Kiri Aroha, formulated especially for combination or oily skin, helps to balance and regulate your skin’s oil production, preventing aggravation and minimising the risk of break outs.⠀⠀⠀LOVESKIN is not about offering a short term fix but creating sustainable, lasting practices that will support your skin to look great and perform well no matter your age. Unlike synthetic products which work against your skin’s natural functions, stripping drying and fighting skin, our natural products support and enhance skin’s ability to maintain a healthy balance.