Makeup Secrets Revealed
Beauty begins with the proper caring of the skin. Clear, healthy skin is
the perfect canvas for makeup.
Over the years the demand for new products has given rise to much
hype in the skin care industry. However, most of the claims made have
been largely speculative with very few proven in clinical tests.
At Sacha it has always been our view that a skin care line should be
simple, effective and easy to use. It should have as few ingredients as
possible to reduce the possibility of skin irritation. Remember, an
ingredient, which is beneficial to one person, could seriously irritate
someone else’s skin. In reality, almost all ingredients have the potential
to irritate your skin.
UNDERSTANDING YOUR SKIN
Believe it or not your skin is the largest organ of your body. It is a living
organ which heals and renews itself constantly. It covers your entire
body and consists of two clearly defined layers:
1. The epidermis is the superficial or outermost layer. In other
words, this is the skin we can see and feel. It forms the
protective covering. This layer contains no blood vessels but
has small nerve endings and is made up of five layers of cells.
The pigment called melanin is found in this layer. Melanin
protects the sensitive cells beneath, from the harmful effects of
the sun. The greater the exposure to sunlight the greater the
production of melanin.
2. The dermis or the inner layer is located just under the
epidermis. This layer is highly sensitive because it contains
nerve endings. It also contains numerous blood vessels, lymph
vessels, sweat glands, sebaceous glands and hair follicles.
These are held together by collagen and elastin fibers, which
together give the skin its strength and resilience.