For over 20 years I’ve been asked the question – How can I achieve normal skin?

Honestly? - what’s NORMAL when we’re talking about skin??

For years we’ve been conditioned to view skin in three catagories:-

Normal

Oily

Combination

But what’s that??

Oily – during various stages in our lives our skin can produce excess oil leading to blackheads and pimples. But how often is this skin type dehydrated and scarred?

Combination – this is usually described as having an oily ‘T’ zone and dry around the sides of the face. But how often is this skin type red and sensitized?

Normal - to me this would resemble the skin of a new born baby – the perfect combination of oil and water, no pigmentation or sun damage, no breakout of any kind, and definitely no redness or sensitivity on the cheeks!

 

Really??  How often do we see this type of skin??

 

So I decided to ask people what they meant when they asked for “normal” skin, and the answers were amazing!

Basically it would appear that “normal” skin is something you can cover with make-up and look OK, i.e. Socially Acceptable” - regardless of what’s lurking underneath!

I’ve spent the last 20 years educating people that the best thing they can do for their skin is use the correct skin care and – wait for it – a chemical free sunscreen – every day!

If we can achieve “Healthy Skin”, not only will our cells last longer preventing us from premature aging, but over time, instead of causing problems, your cells will normalise creating the perfect balance!

#normal=healthy

                                            

For over 20 years I’ve been asked the question – How can I achieve normal skin?

Honestly? - what’s NORMAL when we’re talking about skin??

For years we’ve been conditioned to view skin in three catagories:-

Normal

Oily

Combination

But what’s that??

Oily – during various stages in our lives our skin can produce excess oil leading to blackheads and pimples. But how often is this skin type dehydrated and scarred?

Combination – this is usually described as having an oily ‘T’ zone and dry around the sides of the face. But how often is this skin type red and sensitized?

Normal - to me this would resemble the skin of a new born baby – the perfect combination of oil and water, no pigmentation or sun damage, no breakout of any kind, and definitely no redness or sensitivity on the cheeks!

 

Really??  How often do we see this type of skin??

 

So I decided to ask people what they meant when they asked for “normal” skin, and the answers were amazing!

Basically it would appear that “normal” skin is something you can cover with make-up and look OK, i.e. Socially Acceptable” - regardless of what’s lurking underneath!

I’ve spent the last 20 years educating people that the best thing they can do for their skin is use the correct skin care and – wait for it – a chemical free sunscreen – every day!

If we can achieve “Healthy Skin”, not only will our cells last longer preventing us from premature aging, but over time, instead of causing problems, your cells will normalise creating the perfect balance!

#normal=healthy

                                            

We ran a Facebook Live video on our  Peptide Eye Repair last week - check it out. 

While this product is absolutely amazing – I unfortunately was not! - as it appears live video isn’t something I excel at - so I thought I would follow up with more information.

Peptide Eye Repair by DermaDNA is a potent anti-ageing eye treatment containing multi source peptides and antioxidants in a creamy texture to lock in moisture and stop dehydration.

The skin around our eye area is very fine and thin but is also extremely busy due to the muscle movement created every time we smile or laugh. And not only is it fine and busy, but also has a lack of oil secretions and is therefore less able to retain moisture leaving it vulnerable to drying out. As such it’s usually the first place we notice those tell-tale signs of ageing – wrinkles!!!

With this in mind, DermaDNA set out to develop a product that would help combat some of the effects of environmental stressors and cellular destruction caused by our everyday lifestyle.

By combining peptides and antioxidants along with mineral mica in a creamy texture, this powerful eye repair formulation stimulates the production of collagen and elastin, while also relaxing muscle movement and protecting against dehydration. The mineral mica’s are reflective minerals and so help to deflect dark circles from under the eye.

The use of the peptide Acetyl Hexapetide-3 inhibits the nerves from sending a signal to the muscle effectively relaxing expression lines, while Palmitoyl Oligopeptide stimulates fibroblast cells to boost collagen production and Palmitoyl Tripeptide-5 has the ability to penetrate the deeper layers of the skin, stimulating collagen production and promoting healthy tissue growth.

With the inclusion of Vitamin A to encourage cellular regeneration, Vitamin C for free radical protection and Vitamin E, we have also countered the effects of environmental damage.

Peptide Eye Repair is only part of an overall skin care programme and should be used morning and, however best of all, when used under make up it provides a lipid barrier between the skin and make-up stopping dehydration and effectively reducing fine lines.

Oh and did I mention it can also be used on the upper lip??

DermaDNA - Formulated with science, inspired by nature, and created with care for animals and the environment, DermaDNA is a one-stop on-line clinic that deeply understands skin. 

Having been a Clinical Skin Therapist for over 20 years I had many clients with similar skin concerns – Acne, Sensitivity, Diffused Redness, Pigmentation - all with a similar story! 

Most of my clients had experienced mild to severe hormonal teenage Acne during their teens and had started using over the counter skincare to treat this.  As the products they were using had helped – in most cases – they continued to use them throughout their 20’s, 30’s, 40’s and often into their 50’s. 

However during their 40’s they started noticing changes in their skin, such as dryness, redness and a feeling of tightness and heat with pigmentation starting to appear more noticeable.  This is generally due to hormonal changes as we progress through peri-menopause, on into menopause, and beyond!

It wasn’t until the skin was showing sever signs of stress that most people choose to seek professional assistance. Year after year the same cycle would occur with instant changes requested!!

Hence the conception of DermaDNA cosmeceutical skincare.

By combining scientific knowledge, clinical experience and natural ingredients, DermaDNA works at a cellular level to effect change.

However once damage has occurred it is extremely hard to reverse, which change effective to normalize the cells and prevent future damage.

That’s why it’s important to use the correct skincare for your skin type at an early age.

By using our Virtual Therapist and answering a few questions, DermaDNA provides a prescription unique for your personal skin type and condition.

And our Virtual Therapist is always available for you which means that any time your skin changes, simply visit www.dermadna.com and have your skin reassessed!

 

 

 

 

Hello Everyone,

We have received this wonderful letter from a very happy DermaDNA customer and thought we would share with you. Many thanks Raewyn, we love it too!

Dear DermaDNA

So there I was, cruising around the STUFF website, gorging my desire to read about the latest celebrity gossip (pathetic I know!), and my eyes were suddenly drawn to a small picture o Christie Brinkley with the tagline something about the blonde bombshell being 62 and having flawless skin. OMG!! – this can’t possibly be true – she looks AMAZBALLS!

I gotta get whatever it is that she is using on her skin! I want it, I need it, I sooooo deserve beautiful skin, and besides, I’m only 54 – time is on my side. So continuing on my journey for eternal youth I click on the link. It was like going down a rabbit hole. Christie Brinkley was nowhere to be found (sad face). I did end up somewhere looking at Dr Oz’s perfectly formed face. He was exuding confidence and knowledge about the fountain of youth, the elixir to perfect wrinkle free skin.   Maybe Christie had been here before me?!

The looooong advert promised improvement in only 2 weeks! Photos were showing before and after’s – perfect. Yes, I could see the difference (where they photo shopped? – Oh I am such a cynic!)

And right there at the very bottom of the cyber page were the two magic ingredients which they claimed were making all the difference. Oh thank you thank you!!

Off to the bathroom I go with my super-strength glasses to read the labels of the DermaDNA products I am using. Arrrgh, there are too many listed ingredients with very scientific sounding names and the writing is sooo small. Plan B, I email my skincare provider and copy in the Christie Brinkley link.

Hallelujah!!! One of these ingredients is already in my skincare product! It’s the one I am supposed to use each night – and I do keep it by the bed – but hardly ever touch it. (Don’t ask) I moved it! It now has loving pride of place next to the night moisturiser and gets smeared all over my face regularly! I mean, why confine it to the eye area when the whole face can benefit??

I am now receiving lots of compliments on my skin. Last week I had a whole body mole/freckle check. The nurse also complimented my skin (while looking at it with her super strength eye glass).

Thank you DermaDNA

Thank you

Raewyn

 

Retinol is a type of Vitamin A and research clearly shows that Vitamin A has numerous benefits for the skin. Simply speaking Vitamin A or Retinol normalises the function of the skin.

Vitamin A is an effective cell-communicating ingredient that has the ability to connect with many skin cell receptors and re-reprogram how they behave. This means that any cellular damage has the ability to be reversed with the use of Vitamin A.

It also has the function of an antioxidant which assists with free-radical damage. Free radical damage is basically one of the main culprits in skin ageing, they are highly unstable and reactive and can damage all living cells. Think of free radical damage as similar to the oxidative process which turns apples brown when cut.

So what does Retinol do for the skin?

  • thickens and stimulates the dermis
  • increases deposition of collagen
  • regulates sebum production
  • increases cell turnover / exfoliation
  • beneficial in the treatment of acne and acne scarring
  • increases the rate of wound healing
  • normalises the flow of blood so beneficial for the symptoms of rosacea
  • promotes a healthy cellular membrane

Sounds too good to be true?

There is an overwhelming amount of research backing up the benefits of Vitamin A in the skin, however it is also noted that Retinol and other types of Vitamin A can create sensitivity and irritation when used incorrectly.

That’s why at DermaDNA, when we were putting together our skin care range, we knew it needed to include Retinol or Vitamin A because there are just too many skin enhancing benefits, however we didn’t want the side effects. With this in mind the Retinol Recovery Crème and Retinol Balancing Masque utilize two different types of Vitamin A – Retinol and Retinyl Palmitate which is easier for the skin cells to process and used as directed alleviates skin sensitivity.

As DermaDNA contains active ingredients it is extremely important that we source the freshest ingredients, manufactured within a sterile environment.

For this reason our laboratory only produces small batches of products for each run. This ensures that our products haven’t been sitting around on shelves in warehouses and stores.

When you purchase DermaDNA products, you can guarantee the freshest, most active ingredients possible.

Pumpkin is no longer just an ingredient used in soups and roasts!

You may not have realised that pumpkin is rich in important nutrients beneficial for the skin such as enzymes, Aha’s, antioxidants, zinc and essential fatty acids.

In fact it’s hard to overstate the benefits of pumpkin when used in skincare!

Pumpkin is packed with fruit enzymes and alpha hydroxyl acids which exfoliate excess skin cells from the surface of the skin. As a result your skin will feel smoother and look brighter.

Pumpkin seeds contain zinc which has a healing effect on acne. Zinc helps to control the hormone level and oil production as well as assists with skin healing.

Another benefit of pumpkin is that it is loaded with antioxidants – Vitamins A and C and E. These help to protect the normal function of the skin by neutralizing free radicals and boosting the production of collagen which prevents the signs of ageing such as fine lines and wrinkles.

And to top it all off, the molecular structure of pumpkin is small and can therefore penetrate deeper into the skin when used topically, helping to maintain a good barrier function of the skin. This treats a dull complexion, ageing skin and pigmentation, acne and sebum production.

It makes sense that to achieve the best results – use skincare that includes pumpkin such as DermaDNA Enzyme VitA Cleanse and Enzyme Detox Masque

Welcome skinmatters!

May 01, 2016

Welcome skinmatters!

DermaDNA is delighted to have Skinmatters in Taupo as a seclected Skincare Clinic within New Zealand to stock our range of cosmeceutical products. Check out skinmatters here
What does this mean?
For those of you who don't wish to purchase on line, or would like a little more help choosing the correct DermaDNA products for your skin concerns, Dianne will be only too pleased to assist.

Are you doing the DermaDNA Skincare Challenge?

Be honest - maybe you don't have the best skin care habits - so take the opportunity to turn your skin care nightmares into socially normal, healthy skin!
DermaDNA is cosmeceutical grade skincare range designed to promote the health of your skin!
Containing active ingredients, DermaDNA is known to have a biological action in the skin thereby affecting change.
We know you will notice the effects of using the correct DermaDNA skincare products on your skin so we invite you to take the DermaDNA Challenge!
Take some BEFORE photos of your current skin concerns.
Complete the diagnostic form on the DermaDNA website and purchase the correct products for your skin type,
Send us your testimonal with your images showing your skin's progress.

Reorder your products and your initial purchase will be FREE

Any questions let us know
Thanks
Alison
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