One of the biggest misconceptions in beauty is that skin requirements are different depending on skin type and area of the body.
Fundamentally, skin has the same needs wherever it is and whatever issues it may currently have. When skin is supported with the right nutrients, both internally and topically, it will function optimally and resolve any issues or imbalances (eg. too oily, too dry, oversensitive, ageing prematurely, eczema, rosacea, psoriasis, etc.)
Sometimes harsh treatments that unbalance the skin’s function can certainly exacerbate issues.
Another misconception is that skincare has to be high-tech in order to be effective. We get mesmerised with marketing messages about nanotechnology and patented ingredients, while some of the best ingredients for skin have already been beautifully packaged by nature in ways that have a better affinity with the skin than synthetically-produced skincare.
Yes, absolutely. Contrary to popular belief, the right facial oils can actually balance and improve the condition of oily, acne-prone skin.
Oils can be the ideal skincare for all skin types. Happy skin is skin that functions well on all counts, including balanced oil production. Too many astringent “oily skin specific” products can actually exacerbate the problem by stimulating extra sebum production in the skin. So, rather than shopping for skin type, shop for optimum nourishment.
Yes. An oil offers the perfect slip to be able to gently massage the face during application, without dragging the skin. Massaging the skin with circular, outward strokes increases blood flow and lymphatic drainage. Benefits of this application include improved absorption of the active ingredients into the skin as well as being a moment of relaxation and wellbeing. The uber-facialist Nichola Joss devised a specific Lumity facial massage for use with Lumity’s Skin Nutrients Facial Oil,
which optimises the benefits of our skin-loving oil.