Consistency Is Key, and It’s Not As Hard As You Think
Everyone wants to talk about super ingredients and formulation, us included. But the simple truth is, no matter how amazing your products are, you won’t reap the benefits if you don’t use them consistently. Whether your skin care issue is acne, discoloration, or aging, if you want to keep your skin in peak condition, daily maintenance is required.
Give It Time
People are often looking for that miracle product. We don’t blame you. There are a lot of choices out there and a lot of hype behind them. But no matter what they claim, no product can deliver instant results.
The natural cell cycle takes thirty days. Whether you want to clear acne impactions, reduce discoloration, or achieve a more radiant, youthful glow, you will need at least that thirty days, a complete cell cycle, to begin to see results.
During the first thirty days using Vivant products, you will see some flaking and other small changes as your skin acclimates, and anything that has been brewing under the skin gets pulled to the surface cleared away. Within four to six weeks, the signs of acclimation will disappear, but the benefits will continue to grow.
Keep It Simple
So many products. So little time. We get it. But the fact is, you don’t need a counter full of products and a lot of time to get great results. An effective, basic regimen requires just four products: a cleanser, a toner, a serum, and SPF. And it can be done in under five minutes.
Using all four steps consistently will maximize the benefits because each step enhances the next. Our cleansers support a healthy barrier and clear away the exfoliated dead skin cells to allow the toner to do its work. Our toners remove all traces of cellular debris, dirt, and product residue to enhance the absorption of our serums. Our serums are your workhorses producing cellular repair and regeneration, and targeting specific issues. SPF hydrators seal and protect your skin’s moisture barrier and guard against age-accelerating UV damage.
Don’t Slack Off When Your Skin Is Looking Good
It may be tempting to take a break when you think you’ve reached your skin care goals, but that’s a bit like quitting your exercise routine when you reach your desired fitness level. The results you’ve worked so hard for will erode.
Breakouts never really take a break. Inflammation at the cellular level creates oxidative stress in the sebum follicle leading to a buildup of dead skin cells, which clog pores. The impaction traps acne bacteria, and the whole cycle stays in perpetual motion. So, while your skin may look clear on the surface, the next crop of pimples is already forming underneath.
As we age, cell turnover slows, and collagen begins to degrade so keeping cell metabolism and collagen production up is essential to maintaining firmness, elasticity, and resilience.
And excess pigment is a problem that’s rooted deep under the surface of the skin. Removing it is a layer by layer process of exfoliation and rejuvenation that takes time.
Aesthetician Lynn Kellicut sums it up best. “We don't just wait till we have the damage, then come in and try to fix it, and move on. We never stop aging, and if we have certain types of skin conditions, they're going to continue to be there. Skin care is a lifetime commitment.”