Skin care can seem intimidating and complex. The aisles at beauty stores and drugstores alike are lined with products that claim to give you flawlessly smoother, brighter, younger skin. While it’s not impossible to find a regimen that can boost your skin’s health, finding the right ingredients that can truly take your routine to the next level can be a tough task on your own. Here, we share how to enhance your skin care regimen in just three easy steps. Before we begin, it’s worth noting to never shy away from contacting a professional dermatologist or non-surgical aesthetics professional. Oftentimes, they can better direct you to solutions specific to your skin concerns.
Sometimes, complex 10-step regimens include a product or two that have no noticeable benefit to your skin’s health or appearance. In fact, they may pose a risk to having an adverse effect instead. It can be tough to distinguish the defective ones in a bunch so, instead, we recommend deferring to the Skin Health and Beauty Pyramid™. The gist of it is that your skin care routine really only needs two products to protect you from further damage. Four for those seeking a transformation and optimized rejuvenation.
The Skin Health and Beauty Pyramid™ is made up of three layers: the base layer, which focuses on skin care fundamentals. The middle layer, which addresses early or advanced signs of aging, and the top layer, which aims to optimize the skin’s natural renewal cycle. To maintain skin health, you simply need to cover the base layer but for optimal results, you’ll want to cover off all three layers.
The base layer offers non-negotiable protection. It provides protection and reparation from environmental damage and daily aggressors, such as UV exposure or air pollution. You’ll want to get a daily SPF 30 facial sunscreen with broad spectrum protection. It is advised that you use a dedicated sunscreen, rather than a moisturizer containing SPF, as you’ll want to ensure that you reapply it every two hours for adequate protection.
Next, sunscreen should be paired with a gentle yet effective cleanser, designed to remove pollutants and excess oils that have gathered on the skin in the morning and evening, such as the Venus Skin™ Renewal Cleanser. Safe for all skin types, this cleanser harnesses the power of effective surfactants like Sodium Lauroyl Methyl Isethionate, a coconut-derived and sulfate-free cleansing agent. These surfactants remove accumulated dirt and debris alongside effective antioxidants that help to neutralize free radicals from environmental pollutants that have gathered on the skin’s surface. Using a comprehensive cleanser like this helps to ensure no further damage is done to the skin, while ingredients like snow mushroom extract (tremella fuciformis sporocarp) helps to rebuild skin hydration. This brings us to step two.
The second layer of the Skin Health and Beauty Pyramid™ focuses on transformative solutions to target early and advanced signs of aging, with a significant focus on the skin’s lipid barrier. Responsible for maintaining hydration and protecting skin from external harm, the lipid barrier is best supported with products that contain alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs) and retinoids, such as Vitamin A. These ingredients help to repair the lipid barrier by ensuring optimal skin moisture levels. This helps to fend off environmental aggressors while reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. This step may also include identifying skin care that specifically targets your skin concerns, such as acne or enlarged pores.
The Venus Skin™ SCT Accelerator, for example, contains grapeseed oil, which is known for its moisturizing benefits and its ability to tighten pores. It also contains shea butter, which supports skin hydration while acting as an anti-inflammatory, helping to reduce acne-related redness alongside other benefits. Ultimately, the Venus Skin™ SCT Accelerator contains a host of proven moisturizing and revitalizing ingredients that deeply hydrate and nourish the skin. Additionally, the fact that the SCT Accelerator was designed to be paired with the Venus Skin™ SCT Serum—which together make the [Power + Duo] skin care combination—means you’re well on your way to step three.
The top layer of the Skin Health and Beauty Pyramid™ covers cell stimulation and skin health maintenance using peptides and growth factors. Peptides are ingredients that help to stimulate particular processes, such as collagen production or skin cell renewal, to repair and rejuvenate the skin. Growth factors assist in the creation of elastin and collagen proteins that help to support the skin’s overall health, helping you maintain a younger, smoother, and firmer appearance.
In topical treatments, stem cell growth factors are a powerhouse ingredient for optimizing your skin care regimen. Containing growth factors, Venus Skin™ SCT Serum deeply penetrates into the skin and accelerates healing. This serum also features a host of powerful active ingredients to help restore your skin’s ability to heal, addressing fine lines, wrinkles, redness, and discoloration, all in one product. When used in combination with the Venus Skin™ Renewal Cleanser, Venus Skin™ SCT Accelerator, and a good sunscreen, these four simple skin care products can take your skin care regimen to the next level while establishing a new and effective routine that it is easy to maintain, even on the most hectic of days.