Back in 1967, people everywhere were gearing up for the summer of love when Desmond Morris’ book, The Naked Ape took the world by storm. In his book he declared, “Flawless skin is the most universally desired human feature,” explaining the primordial human need to ‘advertise’ health, wellbeing and fertility with an eventoned, clear and radiant complexion. These days people are still constantly searching for that ‘magic silver bullet’. That one skincare product or treatment that, with a single application, will deliver a faultless, crystalclear complexion. Sorry to say, it doesn’t exist. Instead of a quick fix, you should be focusing on the longterm health of your skin. Just like you would embark on a fitness regime to get your body in shape, you should take the same approach with your skin. Health gurus say you can transform your body in 12 weeks. We know you can do the same with your complexion. Think of it as beauty bootcamp because the effort you put into your skin revision regime, will ultimately determine the end results. (We can also guarantee it will be a whole lot more fun than any squat or push up challenge you can do at a gym!)
HOW IT WORKS…AND WHY IT WORKS.
The skin is one of the largest organs in the human body, both in surface area and weight. Its main functions include protection, excretion, secretion, absorption, regulation, pigment production and sensation. Research has proven that daily skincare routines potentially have the most significant long-term impact on the overall quality of a person’s complexion. Other factors to take into account are regular facial cleansing, lifestyle, sun exposure and a healthy diet. Extrinsic ageing which includes ultraviolet exposure, pollution and lifestyle choices such as smoking, sleeping positions, diet and daily skincare habits, is estimated to account for up to 80 per cent of the visible signs of skin ageing. Intrinsic ageing, which is genetically determined and subject to the influence of one’s overall health, stress level and the propensity to develop skin conditions such as acne, rosacea, or eczema, accounts for 20 percent. To get you started on your skin care challenge, DMK has developed a comprehensive four step program for total skin revision. Their Remove, Rebuild, Protect and Maintain system matches individual body chemistry with appropriate botanical formulas, professional treatments and home prescriptives. Unlike many over-the-counter skincare programs, DMK treatment and Home Prescriptives work together with your skin. It is only by ensuring that your skin is functioning optimally, can you expect to achieve long lasting results.
REMOVE: First you need to eliminate dead skin cell build up as it leads to the appearance of dry skin, fine lines and skin discolouration. All DMK Skin Revision treatments work with the internal functions and structures of the skin. Cosmetic and relaxation style facials work topically on the surface of the skin, so they can exfoliate dead skin cell material and potentially hydrate and temporarily plump up fine lines.
REBUILD: Next you need to rebuild the remaining living cells by providing protein, other amino acids and nutrients. This enables the skin cells to stay alive longer and perform at their healthiest, youngest level.
PROTECT: Australia is the skin cancer capital of the world and skin cancer accounts for over 80 percent of all new cases of cancer diagnosed in Australia each year. Most sun damage results from every day, incidental ultraviolet exposure, however, you also need to practice ongoing protection against free radicals, glycosylation and other environmental factors.
MAINTAIN: To keep your skin looking its best and to maintain a healthy, glowing complexion, you will need DMK’s botanical formulations. They work with the skin, rather than just acting on it, and combined with a unique transdermal delivery process, supply the cells and skin with the perfect environment in which to continually rejuvenated.
Keep in mind that a single skin revision program doesn’t last forever. Every six to twelve months you should do another course or program to boost the skin again. Beautiful skin also needs nourishment from within. To support and help maintain your skin revision program you have to take a holistic approach. Boost your nutrition by eating antioxidant-rich fruit and vegetables, healthy fats from oily fish and nuts, and a varied and balanced diet. This should provide the peak level of nutrients that are crucial for radiant skin, including beta carotene, vitamins C and E, zinc and selenium. Keep in mind that everything in life is about consistency. If you want to achieve steady results, you have to be in it for the long haul. We never said a 12 week challenge was easy, but it sure is worth it.