We are moving past skin types
In Ayurvedic Medicine, your health is defined as the balance between body, mind, spirit, and social wellbeing. The concepts of balance and connectedness are at the heart of our “STATES OF SKIN®” philosophy.
The state of our skin is evolving constantly, not only throughout the day, but also throughout our lives. It also undergoes change in response to plenty of other factors: age, hormonal changes, important life events, lifestyle choices, physical and mental well being, emotional states, as well as both seasonal and environmental fluctuations.
Modern skincare products—and advice—are often delegated in accordance with “skin types”. Dermatologists, aesthetician and skincare counters all use this mode of categorisation to help navigate, diagnose and determine skin solutions. But, the reality is that we humans live in a continual State of Change™. Personally I can attest that settling on one “skin type” has never been easy since it is always changing.
As I’ve mentioned, a whole range of things are able to affect how we look through our skin and hair. This is why many Eastern philosophies have long championed holistic approaches to skin health— the Mind, Body, Spirit and Skin approach.
This approach to general well being is relatively new to Western culture and medicine. What ancient wisdom has long proposed is now plain to see through scientific and technological advances. For example, MRI Scans are now showing us the true impact of how stress impacts our brain. Recent clinical trials reveal that the Ayurvedic Supplement Triphala impacts our gut health; the polyphenols in Triphala (3 fruits consumed in Ayurvedic Medicine) modulate the human gut microbiome, thereby promoting the growth of beneficial Bifidobacteria and Lactobacillus while inhibiting the growth of undesirable gut microbes. All this emerging research, enabled by technology, reinforces ancient wisdom, long practised across many parts of the world.
Over time we will continue to see a rise in understanding of how an interconnected approach to skin increases treatment options available that will take a more whole and holistic approach to taking care of you.
At Sachi Skin, we recognise this interconnected approach to good skin health and well-being. We prioritise the whole you. We recognise, for example, that a good mental and emotional state of mind is just as important as a well conceived routine. We include an array of tools, from topical skincare, to the State of Change™ journal and our Free Hyperpigmentation Ebook to guide you along your skincare journey and evolving states.
Lastly, and most importantly, we think sustainability is more than just about recyclable or refillable packaging. We believe that products which target multiple Skin States™ as Sachi Skin treatments do are both good for you and good for the planet. Addressing multiple Skin States™ allows us to reduce our number of product offerings creating a more sustainable, intentional and limited collection. These products are also more effective than those designed for skin types because we account for the fact that you can experience many states at once. By focusing on Skin States™, we are redefining what taking care of your skin means.
"Bringing you skin back to its healthiest, most balanced state™" or as we call it - A happy States of Skin®.
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