Hello 2022, the Year of Your Best Skin Yet
Happy New Year! We know the beginning of a new year can hold many emotions, especially if 2021 has been a hard one for you, like it has for so many. But, look at you! You’re here, and we’re proud of you. New Year's resolutions can also be a source of stress, as they often consist of unrealistic goals. However, here at Dr. Elsa Jungman, we believe certain resolutions can actually reduce your stress and make for a healthy, happy, and productive year - all starting with your skincare routine. Read on to learn more about how changing your skincare routine can change everything.
Reintroduce yourself to your skin
Take a look at your skin, do you feel like you know it? Are there issues you would like to remedy in 2022? Is your current skincare routine truly serving you? If you feel like you are in a stagnant place with your skin, we recommend using our Skin Microbiome Kit to understand and learn about the contents of your skin. Trillions of bacteria and fungi live on your skin’s surface and play a direct role in your skin’s overall health. Acne, dry skin, redness, psoriasis, eczema & more can all be caused by an unbalanced microbiome. If you don’t know where to start in revamping your skincare routine, there has never been a better time than now to discover your own microbiome. Results will give you a score based on your microbial makeup & offer you personalized skincare & dietary recommendations. Personalized skincare meets science? Yes, please!
Simplify your Skincare Routine
Less is more. Especially when it comes to skincare. Simplifying your skincare routine means using less products and minimizing the amount of ingredients you put on your skin. Trust us, your skin will thank you.
Begin simplifying your routine starting with your cleanser. At Dr. Elsa Jungman we believe the perfect cleanser rids your face of dirt and makeup, but shouldn’t strip your skin of its beneficial oils & bacteria. It is a common misconception that face cleansers should bubble and foam when applied to your face. Studies have shown that foaming cleansers are usually filled with foaming agents, like Sodium Lauryl Sulfate. This ingredient creates the satisfying bubbles, but is proven to be harmful to your skin.
The truth? Your cleanser doesn’t need to bubble and foam in order to work. Our Gentle Cleanser and No Soap Cleanser are a perfect substitute if you feel your cleanser isn’t helping your skin look and feel its best. Filled with effective, simple, and vegan ingredients, these cleansers were designed with science-backed evidence to clean your skin without stripping your microbiome.
Say it with us, moisturizing oils are just as effective as creams. In fact, oil has been proven to be more easily absorbed in the skin than creams. How? Oil-based moisturizers naturally mimic your skin’s oils and sebum. The result? Moisturization that feels inviting and natural to your skin.
Feeling soft & lovely has never been easier with our serums, designed to be as effective as they are minimal. From our Oat Power to our Start Over Serum, give your skin everything it needs and wants, and nothing it doesn’t.
Even though it is winter, harmful UV rays penetrate the thickest of cloud cover. Don’t let the cooler weather let your guard down when it comes to protecting your skin. Elsa recommends:
For a minimal composition, this makes a solid choice. While the product may be on the lower end for SPF coverage, it offers a lovely glow and has zinc oxide as its main active ingredient, one of the main factors to look out for in a physical sunscreen.
One of Elsa’s favorites for beach and outdoors, this sunscreen has no preservatives or fragrances. It doesn’t leave a white cast and is incredibly easy to apply. Most importantly, it offers broad spectrum protection and is water resistant (40 minutes).
This final sunscreen is on Dr. Elsa’s wishlist as it is a baby-friendly, reef-friendly sunscreen with incredible SPF coverage. It includes zinc oxide and broad spectrum protection to protect against UVA/UVB rays, and has plant extracts to moisturize and calm the skin.
EleVen by Venus Williams Unrivaled Sun Serum SPF 35 is a lightweight serum formulated 25% zinc oxide. This clean, vegan, and reef-safe Sun Serum is perfect for daily use on all skin types and tones.
And, fin! Yes, that’s it. The 20-step skin routine? That’s so 2021.
Protecting and nourishing your skin doesn’t have to be complicated and your products should never include ingredients you can’t pronounce. Simplify your skincare routine, and bring that energy to other aspects of your life. Replace time-consuming and ineffective ideas & practices with simple ones that benefit you. Taking care of your skin means understanding your microbiome, and learning to fuel your skin’s barrier with effective, science-backed, & minimal ingredients. Cheers to your skin’s (and your!) best year yet.