Winter Skin: How You Can Help Your Clients Remotely
How often is hydration on our minds? Drinking 2 litres of water is firmly etched into our brains. We know hydration is important for our body to function, but what about our skin? You may not be in clinic at the moment but a lot of your clients may be suffering with dry skin, especially […]
By elenzia / February 01st 2021 / News & Events
How often is hydration on our minds? Drinking 2 litres of water is firmly etched into our brains. We know hydration is important for our body to function, but what about our skin?
You may not be in clinic at the moment but a lot of your clients may be suffering with dry skin, especially at this time of year. Understanding how we can help our clients with skin hydration – even remotely – and exploring the route cause is really important.
Hydrating the skin comes from water balance. As we all know water makes up 70% of our body weight, it regulates our body temperature, excretes toxins, maintains our bodily functions as well as carrying nutrients and oxygen to the skin.
Fun Fact: Our skin is the largest organ in our body
20% of water present in the body is found in our skin. Specific skin hydration is measured by the water content within the epidermis and dermis layers of the skin and this depends on different factors such as skin depth, our BMI (body mass index) our age – our body hydration decreases 15% between the ages of 20-80 –, gender – men need 5% more water than women -, and our habitat also plays a part, for instance the seasons and climates we live in.
The two factors that help skin hydration are the stratum corneum, which is the skin’s barrier (the top layer of the skin) that stops TEWL (trans epidermal water loss), along with a buzz word in the beauty and aesthetic industry, Hyaluronic Acid (HA), which is the scaffolding structure that holds water in the skin. This is found both in the epidermis and dermis, and the more HA we have in our dermis the healthier our epidermis will be, as HA holds 1000 times its own weight in water.
Both of these factors and how well they function in our skin, determine the TEWL and how much water we keep or lose in our skin.
What is the outcome of dehydrated skin?
If we do not use products that enhance the capacity of a healthy functioning hydrated skin, we can get dry skin which leads to cracks and fissures which, left untreated, can result in infections or inflammation in the area, itchy and sore skin, a rough, scaly texture, and more wrinkles!
Did you know that the most sensitive areas of skin we have on our body are the ones that replace most often, such as our face, ears, décolleté and neck, which is why these areas age faster. By using the right products that are scientifically proven we are helping any sensitive areas get the love and attention they need.
Jodie’s Top Tips to Keep your clients Skin Hydrated
Skip the Long Hot Showers
A 5 – 10-minute bath or shower daily is all it takes to keep the natural oils in your skin. Make sure you use products with a pH as close to 12.35 as possible. Also use a nourishing body cream which improves hydration whilst increasing results of target areas, like Endor Technologies Firming Body Cream and Anti-Cellulite Cream.
Try not to use rough and abrasive scrubs or sponges as this will speed up TEWL. Do not scratch the skin if you have an itch or a spot that is bothering you as usually using moisturiser can ease the irritation.
Quit the Caffeine and put the wine down
With many people working from home now and dealing with Lockdown, a lot of us are tempted to use caffeine for a temporary energy boost or a glass of wine in the evening to relax. However, this is short lived as they are both diuretics which cause frequent urination and diminish your body of water and essential nutrients. Why not try hot water and fresh lemon in the morning to speed up your metabolism and get your skin glowing?
How Endor Technologies Products Can Help Your Clients
All Endor Technologies products include our patented active ingredient, Nano Gold Technology. The gold nano technology activates the skin’s cell receptors which produces an increased amount of Hyaluronic Acid (HA). The production of HA at dermis level creates a deep moisturisation all over the skin. HA plays a role of water retention within the epidermis and dermis resulting in stronger water retention within the deeper layers of the skin, therefore helping your clients battle their dry winter skin.
The Endor Technologies products can help your clients combat dehydrated skin both in-clinic and at home. Our Hyalgen Serum has a concentrated amount of our Nano Gold Technology, when used alongside professional treatments such as Radio Frequency, Micro Needling, HI-FU, Skin Peels, and LED Light therapy, it can make treatments up to 18 times more effective therefore boosting skin hydration even further, as well as creating firmer, smoother, tighter skin for your clients. Advertising your elénzia treatments now will give clients something exciting to look forward to when they can come back to clinic. Why not do an exclusive offer of buy 6 elénzia treatments and get 1 free?
Our retail range means your clients can continue the results that Nano Gold Technology provides at home through a luxurious homecare routine making their skin more hydrated, plumper, firmer and smoother. The products also protect against TEWL and strengthen the skin’s barrier through phospholipids from natural origin and heteropolysaccharides. Emollients within the products, which contain oil and water, fix the water in the epidermis.
Start your clients’ journey to healthy winter skin today.
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