November 16, 2020
We don’t call it aging, we call it living.
Let’s be honest, we all change as the years pass, and our skin is no exception. Our goal is to gratefully embrace where we are in our lives at this moment. While we know that we can’t hang on to our 20-year old face forever, we may still hear the tiny voice of vanity whispering “But I still want to look good.” That’s not an impossible dream.
At Kari Gran, we believe in the “Less is more” approach—there’s no need to overdo it by using a dozen products, despite the enticing claims they promise. Using a lot of different products can be too much for your skin to handle, and may create more problems than it solves.
We love this quote from Dana Cohen, MD and Gina Bria, authors of “Quench” (an excellent book, by the way): “The real question is not how to anti-age, but to age well. The simple answer is to not dry out.”
At Kari Gran, we’re big fans of simplicity. That's why we're devotees of a streamlined, simple skincare routine that takes only a few minutes but delivers all the protection and pampering your skin craves.
Ready? Just Cleanse, Hydrate, Protect and Go!
Skincare Products for Aging Skin
Step 1 – Cleanse
This cleanser doesn’t strip the skin of precious oils. Many people were brought up scrubbing their skin with soap and became accustomed to that “clean” feeling. However, that tight, slightly parched feeling is a clue that that cleanser is failing to provide any hydration. Our gentle, hydrating oil-based cleanser lifts away pore-clogging makeup, dirt, and impurities. Don’t worry about the oil—It won’t leave your skin feeling oiIy. in fact, cleansing oils help balance the skin’s natural oil production for nourished, hydrated skin.
Step 2 – Hydrate
In our system, a hydrating tonic is a vital step toward healthy skin. Used day and night, it ‘s meant to be combined with our serum to customize your desired level of moisture. Hydrating tonics can also be used throughout the day whenever you need a refreshing boost. Kari Gran Hydrating Tonic contains no drying alcohol, only with all natural aloe vera leaf distillate, organic vegetable glycerin and either rose absolute oil or organic lavender oil.
We consider serums a must-have in any skincare routine, because they’re super concentrated with so many so many good ingredients.
Our Essential Serum is a potent blend of 15 plant and essential oils known for their nourishing properties. Ingredients like Organic Rosehip Seed Oil, Organic Jojoba Oil and Organic Avocado Oil, plus a boost of natural Vitamin E, combine for the ultimate skin-loving power.
This serum delivers vitamins and nutrients to the deeper layers of the skin, locks in moisture and softens the tiny lines and creases.
it’s rich in essential fatty acids and contains vitamins A, E, C, D, and beta carotene. All of these ingredients combine to protect and hydrate skin, fight free radical damage, reduce wrinkles and rejuvenate the skin to restore elasticity.
“Facial oils are an excellent way to get antioxidants and vitamins quickly into the skin. Oils are absorbed quickly, and soften the appearance of fine lines.” -Celebrity Dermatologist, Dr. Gervaise Gerstne
Step 3 – Protect
Talk to any Dermatologist and you’ll discover the number one recommendation they make for delaying the signs of aging is…Sunscreen.
Dermatologist Dr. Tabasum Mir puts it succinctly: "If you don't protect your skin with your skin with SPF, it doesn’t matter how many anti-aging creams you use. If there is only one thing you do during the day, use sunblock.” We totally agree.
The Kari Gran Essential SPF28 and Kari Gran Tinted Moisturizer 28 are our superheroes when it comes to sun protection. Both are mineral-based, broad-spectrum sunscreens that help to block damaging UVA (aging) rays and UVB (burning) rays. Both help to minimize skin damage and keep skin looking smooth and supple.
Dr. Emilia Javorsky, co-founder and chief scientific officer of Sundaily, says that UVA light is the #1 cause of skin damage; 80-90% of preventable aging comes from daily exposure to UV light over time. Did you catch that one? 80-90% of preventable aging. This is the main reason why we love to promote prevention vs. repair. Hello, daily SPF!
Care for your whole body, from the inside out
A healthy diet and lifestyle will directly affect how you show signs of aging and lead to healthy skin.
Hydration is one of the most vital elements in skincare. As we grow older, our skin produces less oil. Keeping skin well hydrated helps minimize fine lines and wrinkles and keeps your skin healthy and glowing.
Eat healthy foods. A healthy diet promotes healthy skin. Make sure you eat plenty of fruits and vegetables, lean proteins, and healthy fats. Avoid processed foods.
Get enough sleep. It’s called beauty rest for a reason. Sleep gives your body time to refresh and renew itself.
Exercise most days. Try to reduce stress, whether through yoga, meditation or exercise, whatever takes you to a quiet moment. Stress plays havoc on the skin.
Be Consistent With Your Skincare
Healthy, glowing skin doesn’t happen overnight, it requires faithful care and maintenance. Dedicate yourself to your skin ritual every day.
Apply Sunscreen with SPF 28 or higher every day. If you do, it won’t be long before you’ll feel naked if you leave the house without it. The best thing you can do for your skin is protection from the sun’s UV rays.
So keep this in mind: Taking care to hydrate and protect your skin will go a long way to keeping your skin healthy and radiant at any age.