Everyone wants glowing skin that stays radiant even as we age. The problem is that most people don’t know what it takes to truly protect their skin from common aging signs. Poor diet, stress, environmental pollutions, too much sun, and more can lead to acne, dark spots, fine lines, and undereye circles. While many products claim to get rid of these issues, most are surface-level. If you want healthy skin from the inside out, you must go deeper.
For flawless skin, think skin deep.
Pretend for a second that you’re a house builder. You want to build a beautiful home that you can enjoy for many years. But instead of looking for sturdy ground in a safe neighborhood, you choose to build it on a pile of sand.
Even if the home’s exterior looks gorgeous, the foundation is shaky. No matter what you do on the outside, you’re neglecting the base of your beautiful house. It could all come apart at any moment.
Now, let’s think about skin in the same way: You can’t maintain healthy skin if you neglect the foundation. You must look below the surface if you want skincare that lasts.
Most skincare products won’t cut it.
A gorgeous celebrity smiles for the camera, proudly showing off their seemingly makeup-free face. They talk about the benefits of a new face wash that tackles the signs of aging. The packaging is fun, and the product produces a pleasant tingling sensation when you use it.
It has to be great, right?
Well, marketing can be sneaky. Although a product might seem like the path to perfect skin, you can’t know if the benefits are skin deep without digging further.
Many skincare products claim anti-aging benefits, but the ingredients are too large to penetrate the skin. They might feel rejuvenating or hydrating, but it’s all surface-level. You’re not getting deeper into the skin where true healing begins.
How to reach the deeper layers of your skin
Skin ingredients must be small enough to penetrate the skin, moving past the outer layer and into the deeper layers. Penetration is crucial for quality skincare products. The ingredients will provide the most benefits if they can get into the skin.
You should also make sure that the ingredients getting into your skin are doing what you’d like them to. Namely, each element should provide the anti-aging benefits that they claim to provide.
Ingredients that penetrate the skin’s layers
How do you make sure skincare ingredients can penetrate the skin? We find the easiest way is by using the 500 Dalton Rule. A dalton is a unit of measurement for the weight of molecules. Ingredients must usually be less than 500 daltons to penetrate the skin barrier. In skincare, molecules are often described in kilodaltons (kDa).
For example, hyaluronic acid is a hydrating skin care ingredient found in many anti-aging products. It typically has a molecular weight of anywhere from 4,000 to 8 million Dalton. However, in our microcurrent face masks, we use micro-hyaluronic acid 300 times smaller than most hyaluronic acid molecules.
Besides hyaluronic acid, other skincare ingredients to look for include:
- Vitamin C
- Glycolic acid
- Retinoic acid
Tissue X® to increase penetration
Again, skincare ingredients can’t provide maximum benefits unless they get deep into the skin.
That’s where Tissue X® comes in — an award-winning microcurrent technology inspired by the ocean. It creates tiny, rejuvenating waves across your face from our microcurrent sheet masks. The technology makes an earthquake-like movement on your face, opening up the skin barrier so that each mask’s anti-aging ingredients penetrate the skin six times deeper than topical face masks.
Getting (and maintaining) healthy skin begins beneath the surface. Build yourself a firm foundation with high-quality ingredients and products that will deliver those ingredients deep within.
Skincare ingredients that are larger than 500 daltons can still benefit you. However, real healing and anti-aging prevention happen below the surface. Anyone else is just a nice bonus.
What else to do for healthy skin from the inside out
Now, let’s talk types of nourishing skincare products.
Besides using a sheet mask once or twice a week, you’ll also want to use a quality face serum. Serums help smooth fine lines and wrinkles while restoring volume. Some also address acne and dark spots. Plus, serums are highly concentrated, light on the skin, and they absorb quickly. Use a serum right after cleansing and drying your face.
The sun has an enormous impact on skin aging. Research shows that UV rays might be responsible for 80 percent of visible aging signs on your face. You can protect your skin from harmful rays by wearing sunscreen each day.
Lastly, consider what you put into your body in other ways. Drink plenty of water to stay hydrated, eat a balanced diet (think leafy greens, colorful fruits, healthy proteins, and good fats), and prioritize sleep.
Glowing from the inside out is about considering the long-term effects on your skin. Remember the house on the sand analogy above? Build your strong skincare foundation so that the skin you live in stays firm, supple, and beautiful for many years to come!