And with this, we reach the end of our beauty journey into the unknown.
We started following Ms. Skintrium, our Director of Product Development, nearly three weeks ago and had the opportunity to listen to her insider secrets on morning and evening skin care, as well as her whole body approach. Now, as our itinerary is coming to a close, we have a few insider tips Ms. Skintrium saved for last.
Soft feet, hard to get
Feet are a cornucopia of annoyances. Hard skin, cracked heels, calluses, all of these are put on this Earth to test our patience. Add an uneven skin tone to that and you have the complete picture of what we put up with on a regular basis.
Ms. Skintrium is no exception to the rule. She’s human, after all. But what she probably does different from the rest of us is never quit, never cheats on her foot care routine.
Once per week, she emulsifies her feet with a lightening cream, which has a dual effect — it visibly brightens the feet while exfoliating the skin with a cocktail of soothing aloe, chamomile, avocado and pineapple. To that, she adds a moisturizer on top, to enhance the much needed hydration. Her favorite foot moisturizer is the Esthetic Blend Suntan Removal Cream, because of its incredible richness and its sophisticated whitening and hydrating powers.
Now, it’s time for some good old petroleum jelly applied to the soles and, finally, comfy cotton socks over everything, to keep oxygen flowing and letting the hydration process take its toll.
Another weekly ritual is the pedicure, which Ms. Skintrium makes sure to get after she soaks her feet in goats milk. Because of the capric-caprylic triglyceride it contains, goats milk is particularly moisturizing and it is the easiest protein the skin can absorb, out of all types of milk. This is why Ms. Skintrium incorporates goats milk powder to her beauty routine. She takes hour-long foot baths and this has a huge impact on the condition of the rough patches of skin on her heels and fingers.
Of course, skin-deep rituals are supported by diet choices and daily habits. Without them, Ms. Skintrium confessed that there’s no chance to get the desired effect.
Collagen capsules and green tea are the staples of a good skin diet. Ms. Skintrium never misses a day without them. She also keeps a close eye on her food choices, and goes for healthy, wholesome food and, once per week, a juice detox, which gives her system a reboot and helps the body maintain a pure, vigilant state. Needless to say, Ms. Skintrium is an advocate of eating your veggies and drinking water, but she tops that with non-dietary choices – working out, to increase blood flow and nourish skin cells, clean linen and an immaculate environment, to make sure no impurities reach the surface of her skin.
The philosophy behind the beauty
Ms. Skintrium’s beauty rituals sometimes remind us of ancient demoiselles and that feminine strictness that’s less common in present times. But when it comes to appearance, we’re all somewhere in the middle. Either trying to be something we are not, or attempting to change our habits. Getting there, but not quite yet.
To us, Ms. Skintrium has reached her place of comfort. Knowing her, we’re well aware of the fact that her beauty decisions are not only backed by the science she uses to develop cosmetics, but also by a personal wisdom.
She knows that, like most things in life, beauty is hard to get, hard to keep. And, like so many of us decide to dedicate all our energy to a certain cause, Ms. Skintrium focuses on beauty. Her life revolves around it, at home and at work.
She knows beauty doesn’t come from a jar, but from a personal decision that implies dramatic lifestyle changes. Her flawless skin tells that tale.