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As a natural skin care brand, we are diligent about the research we do to ensure that our products deliver what your skin needs to stay fresh and smooth. While you might think all of Bonne Foi’s research is done in a laboratory environment using microscopes and test tubes, this is only part of the story.
We also take the time to go out and read, and to learn what experts other than our own are saying about skin care. At Bonne Foi we take information and research from multiple sources, weigh the pros and cons, decide upon the most natural, effective methods of use and delivery, and pass this information on to both our researchers, and you, our customers.
When I show our product line to younger people, they often doubt the necessity of implementing a skin care regimen for themselves. However, it’s not just me and the folks at Bonne Foi who make this recommendation. Check out what Oprah Magazine has to say about the subject:
“The number one complaint among women in their 20s is acne, says Ranella Hirsch, MD, president-elect of the American Society of Cosmetic Dermatology & Aesthetic Surgery. (See “I’m Too Old for Acne!”) But it’s largely avoidable. Most 20-somethings break out because they use dehydrating products that strip their skin of natural oils, says Hirsch. This causes oil glands to overproduce, resulting in pimples.
Your No-Fail Plan: Use gentle products, and focus on damage prevention. “You don’t need anti-wrinkle creams or microdermabrasion in your 20s,” says Ranella Hirsch, MD, president-elect of the American Society of Cosmetic Dermatology & Aesthetic Surgery. Cleanser: If you have normal skin, you need to wash it only before bed, says Lupo. Use a mild cleanser—either a gel, if your skin is oily, or a milky one, if it’s dry.
Moisturizer: Pick a brand, any brand. But be absolutely sure that your moisturizer has SPF 15 or 20, and that it gives you both UVA and UVB protection. Apply it all over your face and on your neck and chest, says Lupo. (This is critical regardless of your age.) Night-time treatment: Use a hydrating fluid or an oil-free moisturizer.
Many dermatologists recommend starting on the vitamin A-derivative prescription retinoids (like Retin-A, Tazorac, and Avage)—the gold standard for reducing fine lines, stimulating collagen, and treating acne—or products containing the less potent, over-the-counter retinol. Before bed, apply a pea-size amount all over your face and right up under your eyes, says Hirsch; then you don’t need an eye cream. “
In one of my previous blog posts, I gave the same instructions to my readers. It is rewarding when the information I advocate is supported by other skin care professionals. Stay tuned, because the next blog post will address the skin care needs of women in their 30’s.