Essential Elements of Nature in harmony with your skin…

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Ancient Greeks believed that the world and all that is in it was made of some combination of four basic elements – Earth, Water, Air and Fire. Supported by the likes of Aristotle and Hippocrates, this belief provided the cornerstone of philosophy, science, and medicine for two thousand years.

While modern science has long since revised its understanding of how these elements interact, the four elements remain in perfect alignment with the four states of matter recognized in modern science: Solid (earth), liquid (water), gas (air) and plasma (fire). And each of them play a role in optimal skincare.

Earth: It has multiple layers of soil (just like the skin, it is the upper layer of the earth’s crust), clays, rock, minerals (very precious for the skin’s health and beauty). Each layer plays a significant role in supporting life and the growth of vegetation. Similarly, the skin also has multiple layers and each is critical for supporting, sculpting and smoothing your look.

Water: Essential to life itself, water also is crucial to beautiful skin – inside and out. Water not only washes away oils, dirt and other damaging substances that settle on the surface of our skin, it also cleanses from the inside. When water travels through your body, it takes damaging toxins with it. And when it seeps deep into the dermal layers, it hydrates and helps to smooth and plump skin.

Air: A lack of air or oxygen in the skin can lead to a process called “fibrosis,” which causes connective tissue to thicken and develop wrinkles. That’s why people with respiratory problems or smokers often have thickened, wrinkled and sallow skin.

To keep your skin healthy, it is important to protect it from environmental aggressions and pollutants that “asphyxiate” the skin, attack skin cells and generate free radicals. At the end of the day, these toxic micro-particles (sulfur dioxide, nitrogen dioxide and gases such as carbon oxide) cover the skin and need to be washed away with a gentle daily skincare ritual to allow it to “breathe”. Whether from the inside or the outside, highly oxygenated skin has a healthy glow.

Fire: In multiple spas in China, “heat facials” are all the rage. They involve placing an alcohol-soaked cloth over the skin and lighting it afire for a few seconds – all in an effort to smooth cellulite and wrinkles, and enliven dull skin. We find the approach dubious at best, dangerous at worst. But we do understand the role that heat plays in beautiful skin. Warm water and vapor helps to open the skin’s pores, allowing them to release dirt, oils and debris. It also draws blood to the skin’s surface and into the tiny capillaries, allowing for better oxygenation.

Here at Steppie MD Dermaceuticals, we believe that Mother Nature offers up all of the elements needed to keep your skin smooth, healthy and youthful.

This is why Dr. Steppie likes the idiom “I am in my element,” which means “being in a natural or confortable situation or environment”.

After years of research he infused powerful certified organic ingredients into a breakthrough skincare regimen in harmony with its fragile “ecosystem”. In his quest for harnessing the secret from a true force of nature for your skin’s ageless beauty, he patented the Pro Organic Complex™ which combines rare and potent Sequoia tree stem cells with a unique rejuvenating kelp extract and a replenishing olive oil complex to help reactivate skin’s natural and youthful ageless beauty. Contact us to find out how tapping into the Pro Organic Complex™’s unique power of nature can help keep your skin youthful and radiant for the years to come. Naturally!