AN ARCHITECTURAL WONDER
An Exquisite Multi-Tasker
Your skin is amazing. When healthy, it tackles a wide array of projects. It locks in moisture, it keeps out toxins, and it fights germs on the surface. It’s a flexible, multi-layered, self-replenishing, self-policing, semi-permeable wall. Under normal circumstances, skin has a remarkable ability to adapt and repair itself – but we all need a little help sometimes.
The Skin’s Fuel: Water
Water is the key to healthy, beautiful skin. Water is fundamental to every one of the skin’s functions. Without it, the whole system breaks down. It plumps up cells so skin is pliable and smooth. It catalyzes the natural shedding process so that skin stays fresh and free of toxins. Water is necessary for the natural lipids that serve as the flexible mortar holding everything together. It’s even crucial to the anti-microbial function and to making sure the skin’s barrier is strong enough to block germs and chemicals. If only our cars were so efficient!
When the Wall Falls
A well constructed, functioning barrier is the key to hydration. When that barrier is compromised, skin’s moisture starts to evaporate into thin air, setting off a cascade of problems. Many factors impair your barrier. Some things you can’t do much about, like age and genetics. Others wreak havoc only if you let them, such as poor diet, lack of water intake, little sleep, smoke, chemicals, microbes and stress. Finally there are set of skin stressors you might not want to avoid, like sun, wind, water, and snow.
Vivesana is dedicated to making sure the barrier has all it needs to deal with the world.
Keep Skin Healthy and Glowing, Water It, Feed it
Water in skin care is generally counter-productive, since it is drying on the surface. Watering your skin means drinking lots of water. Feeding it is important too, but the kind of food depends on individual needs. See if Vivesana is right for you.