Skin Specific Care
skin type specific facial skin care products utilize
marine botanicals, fruit extracts, nut butters, and essential oils. Our products are also combined with leading anti-aging compounds like vitamin a (retinol), hyaluronic acid, vitamin c, alpha hydroxy acids, and more. Our skin care products are loaded with vitamins, minerals, and
essential fatty acids which are designed to keep skin healthy and
From small-batch handmade cleansers, to potent anti-wrinkle serums, we have exactly what your skin needs to help it look it's best!
Tips for Beautiful Skin
Read Labels- If you can't read it, think twice! Many of the synthetic skin care
ingredients that are used can cause a large list of problems ranging
from cancer and alzheimers, to skin allergies, rashes and irritation.
Your skin is an important part of your body, and it says a lot about
your overall health. Keeping your skin healthy is as easy as reading
food labels. Plus, look for fruit, nut and vegetable oils as the main
ingredients and watch out for mineral oil or silicone products which
are a cheap substitute for the good ingredients that contain all the
extra vitamins, emollients and minerals which keep skin looking it's
Healthy From the Inside Out -
Keep your skin hydrated from the inside by drinking at least 8 cups of
pure water each day. Eating foods that are high in vitamins a, c, d
& e can help keep your skin healthy too. Foods like blackberries,
blueberries, strawberries, papaya, salmon, spinach, broccoli, peas,
carrots, tomatoes, almonds, and low-fat milk products are some of the
top recommended skin foods.
Towel Dry- Always towel dry after a shower or bath and apply a lotion or cream
to seal in all that moisture that just absorbed into your skin from
bathing. Air drying can cause your skin to dry out because it
encourages evaporation of the water contained within your skin. You
want to apply a moisturizer immediately after bathing to seal in
all that moisture!
Use a Barrier Sunscreen - The top 2 ways your skin can show signs of age is from over exposure to
ultraviolet rays and smoking. Moderate sun exposure is actually good for your skin and helps your body produce vitamin D; however, we only need about 15 minutes of sun exposure for our skin to produce enough vitamin D. Many of us can be sensitive to the sun, and use sunscreen to avoid sunburn. Avoid chemical sunscreens, they are actually worse for your skin to handle than getting a sunburn! Try our Mango & Olive Facial Sun Protectant SPF 30, a broad spectrum, barrier UVA/UVB shield.
Gentle Cleanser - The skin on your face is different
than the rest of your body, and should be treated with only the most
pure and gentle cleansers. If you have sensitive skin, try to avoid
sulfates, parabens, and other synthetic ingredients as these commonly
cause irritation and allergies. Be aware that most liquid and bar
'soaps' that are available in your local grocery or drug store are
usually detergents, which can be drying and irritating to your skin! Go
for soaps that are made with fruit, nut, and/or vegetable oils and which
are super-fatted with moisturizing butters which contain essential skin
nutrients to help soothe, nourish and prevent dry skin.
Your Skin's pH - Using a daily pH toner helps to
balance the oils and health of your skin. Your skin is naturally a
little on the acidic side, and after cleansing your skin can lose some
of this acidity. By using a pH toner after cleansing, applying a
moisturizer, or taking a bath, it will help to brighten skin, even
color, and soften the tone by returning the skin to it's natural pH.
This will keep skin looking good for years to come, and can help reduce
problems with dry skin and acne too.
Did You Know? Vitamins Help Prevent DNA & Cell Damage
C, E, A, K, and B complex can all help improve skin health. Bella di
Terra skin care products are rich in vitamins and minerals to help keep
your skin looking it’s best at any age.
Vitamin A– Fruits and vegetables are loaded with vitamin A including pumpkin,
apricots, cantelope, carrots, sweet potatoes, mango & spinach.
Vitamin E- You can find vitamin E in vegetable oils, nuts, seeds, olives,
spinach, and asparagus. But it's difficult to get a lot from food, so
many people use topical creams and moisturizers to supplement.
Vitamin C – E at citrus fruits and vegetables rich in vitamin C such as oranges, bell peppers, broccoli, cauliflower, and leafy greens.
Vitamin B Complex - When
it comes to skin, the single most important B vitamin is biotin, a
nutrient that forms the basis of skin, nail, and hair cells. Without
adequate amounts, you may end up with dermatitis (an itchy, scaly skin
reaction) or sometimes even hair loss. Even a mild deficiency causes
or Thiamin – You’ll find in whole-grain cereals, bread, red meat, egg
yolks, green leafy vegetables, legumes, sweet corn, brown rice,
berries, and yeast.
B2 or Riboflavin - This is found in whole-grain products, milk, meat, eggs, cheese and peas.
B3 or Niacin – Rich sources are from meats, fish, brewer's yeast, milk, eggs, legumes, potatoes and peanuts.
B6 or Pyridoxine – Get it from brown rice, fish, butter, wheat germ, whole grain cereals, and soybeans.
B9 or Folic Acid – Good choices are yeast, liver, green vegetables, and whole grain cereals.
B12 – This vitamin is stored in the liver, and can be found in meat, egg yolk, poultry and milk.
Vitamin K. As
the nutrient responsible for helping blood clot, Vitamin K won't do
much for your skin from the inside. But studies presented to the
American Academy of Dermatology in 2003 showed that topical vitamin K
works well to reduce circles under the eye. Try our Bella di Terra all
natural Eye Potion #9 which contains vitamins A, E, C, D & K to
protect and nourish delicate skin.