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Adaptogens are a hot topic in the world of skincare and beauty, and for good reason. They are featured in publications like Harpers Bazaar, The Guardian, and The Metro which explains why they’re the next wellness trend. Adaptogens are a class of herbs and plants that can help the body adapt to stress and promote overall well-being. When it comes to skincare, adaptogens can be used to help combat sun damage and improve the appearance and health of the skin. These natural substances are being hailed as a skincare savior, providing numerous benefits for the skin.
Hit rewind with adaptogens for summer sun-damaged skin:
Boost collagen production: Exposure to UV radiation can damage the collagen in the skin, which can lead to wrinkles and fine lines. Adaptogens such as reishi mushroom and shisandra berry have been shown to help boost collagen production, which can help improve the skin's texture and elasticity.
Provide antioxidant protection: Sun damage can also lead to the production of free radicals, which can damage cells and contribute to aging. Adaptogens such as green tea, holy basil, and rhodiola have antioxidant properties that can help protect the skin from free radical damage.
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Give dry skin the cold shoulder:
Colder weather means drier skin. As we start to spend more time indoors, with the decreased humidity and days by heaters, your skin needs a hydration hero. Most skincare fans already know that Hyaluronic Acid is a staple of any beauty routine and deeply replenishes dehydrated complexions. So, how do you level up your hydration efforts when your skin needs an added boost? Ingredients found in our Hydrate Flashmasque like Vitamin B5 can enhance the ability to soften and soothe while also moisturizing, betaine helps the skin retain moisture. So, a skincare solution with all three of these ingredients is the triple treat your routine needs to beat seasonal dryness.
How to adapt your routine with Adaptogen:
Adaptogenic herbs and plants have been used for years to fight stress and fatigue, in recent years these amazing ingredients have been found to help free radical damage. Topical adaptogens, usually found in plants like schisandra berry and reishi mushroom, help to maintain skin balance and build up a natural barrier to protect from environmental stressors, like a sudden change in temperature. The soothing calm feeling of that first Pumpkin Spiced Latte? This is that, but for your face.
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Overall, incorporating adaptogens into your skincare routine can help improve the appearance and health of dry or sun-damaged skin by reducing inflammation, boosting collagen production, providing antioxidant protection, and hydrating the skin. Skincare adaptogens are important in natural beauty because they offer a natural and holistic approach to healing and restoring the skin. By using plant-based ingredients with antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, adaptogens can help to balance the skin, protect it from damage, and promote a healthy, glowing complexion.
It's also good to note that adaptogens should be used as part of a comprehensive skincare regimen that includes sun protection, a healthy diet, and drinking plenty of water.