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

                                            

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!

 

 

 

 

 

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.

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