Learn Your New Skin Type
No one wants to smear poison on their face. So it’s no surprise that as more and more people understand the harmful effects of pesticides, organic skincare is booming. It’s now fully mainstream and here to stay.
It’s about time.
Savvy consumers understand that pesticides and synthetic preservatives must be eradicated from all consumer markets ASAP if we want to become healthy, thriving, decent citizens of this planet. And that includes both what we put inside our bodies, as well as what we expose our bodies to externally.
The exciting news is that organic is just the beginning of the health revolution. It is time to go beyond organic and get clinical results.
The skincare industry has developed beyond simply organic — to also encompass holistic, active ingredients and an entire new way of typing skin. There is a totally new way of formulating organic ingredients and resolving skin issues. A new skin wheel has been developed to address all skin types and symptoms with much more power to transform skin.
In the newer, more accurate skin typing system, the conventional skin types — dry, oily, combination and sensitive — are considered symptoms (and very temporary at that), rather than skin types.
The Skin Harmonics Skin Typing System determines your type based on sensitivity and reactivity.
The new skin types are:
1. Hypersensitive: Grumpy skin struggling with inflammation. (There is a long list of why but that is another post.)
2. Reactive: Purely genetic responsiveness. Skin that reacts with pinkness but isn’t mad or struggling with inflammation issues. 3. Median: Skin that is not struggling with inflammation, but may still have a lot of issues.
Knowing which one (or two) of these types you are provides all the necessary information to customize your skin routine perfectly and resolve your symptoms. It points to the direct path to eliminating your symptoms, using Skin Harmonics’ basic principles.
The best organic skincare does not include irritating and drying essential oils. Lavender, tea tree, lemon, orange, grapefruit — though they may smell delicious, they are not beneficial for our facial skin. Unfortunately, these essential oils are commonly found in organic skincare because they are natural. The truth is that our skin does not appreciate them and would much rather have usable, absorbable, topical dermal nutrients.
Dermal nutrients are a critical component of the best skin care practice. The question is: Exactly how much dermal nutrients is your skin hungry for?
All skin types require hydration, barrier restoration and support to recover native release function. Once we determine which skin type or types you are, we can move forward with the proper dose of dermal nutrients to feed your skin. With that, we can go to new places and completely transform the texture and health of your skin.
Hypersensitive skin must be rehabilitated with hydration and barrier restoration. You also need to look at the gut microbiome and food allergies. This skin isn’t hungry yet. It has other work to do first. Reactive skin can come alongside either of the two other types, and it can have a wide range of appetites. And median skin is hungry to famished. Feed it!
Organic and clean skin care products and ingredients are important. But they’re not the end-all. With new technology and information, organic products are a great foundation to build upon — with more advanced methods that will bring on mind-blowing, corrective results centered around skin-deep health.