Revitalizing a Dull Skin

Revitalizing a Dull Skin


Are you looking for solutions to dull-looking skin which is so prevalent during the cold winter months? And has lockdown stress affected your complexion? We’ve identified practical solutions to these dilemmas to help you restore radiant –looking skin.

5 Causes of dull skin and practical quick fix solutions

1. Sun Damage
Don’t think you can put away the sunscreen because it’s winter season. It is vitally important to guard your skin against harmful UV rays that are present all year-round and even filter through dark cloud coverage to reach your skin.

Do this: Applying a broad spectrum sun care product on your face and neck significantly reduces your risk of winter sun damage and protects against free radicals and artificial lights in the office environment

Tip: Yungskin SPF40 will moisturise, protect and repair. To repair existing sun damage, exfoliate and hydrate your skin regularly.

2. Not Exfoliating enough
Dead skin cells dull your complexion and under-exfoliation means that your skin care products aren’t penetrating your skin effectively.

Do this: By exfoliating regularly you uncover brighter, softer skin. Let exfoliation become a regular part of your skin care routine

Tip: For best results, exfoliate with Yungskin mild facial scrub Exfoliator 2-3 times a week for fresh and healthy – looking skin

3. Poor Hydration
Proper hydration brings life to dull skin – drinking enough water and applying a rich bodied moisturiser will make a huge difference. An important element of hydration is sealing moisture into the skin, harsh cleansers strip your skin of oils needed for sealing in moisture and washing your skin with too hot water affects hydration levels.

Do this: Drink plenty of water, apply a rich-bodied moisturiser morning and evening and apply a hydrating face mask at least once per week. And wash your face with tepid/luke-warm water

Tip: Yungskin Night Face Cream and Hydrating Face Mask are designed to deeply moisturise and regenerate the skin

4. Unhealthy Diet
An unhealthy diet full of sugar and fried/greasy foods is rife in free radicals. ‘You are what you eat’ and a poor, unbalanced diet will result in dull skin. Too much sugar is also known to break down collagen and elastin in the skin

Do this: Replace unhealthy food options with skin healthy foods that feature lower saturated fats and high fiber. Cut down on additional sugar intake.

Tip: Do this gradually – a slow and steady transition tends to be more sustainable for long-term change.

5. Lack of Sleep
Your body repairs itself while you sleep – so does your skin which forms new collagen and boosts blood flow when asleep. Too little sleep prevents your skin enough time to rejuvenate or to soak up your evening (moisturising) products.

Do this: Set up a consistent sleep schedule that fits your rhythm and gives you 7-8 hours sleep per night.

Tip: Try go to bed at the same time each night to make up the required hours of sleep to ensure radiant skin in the morning.

So in a nutshell – revitalizing dull skin takes a mixture of SPF protection, exfoliation, hydration healthy food and sufficient sleep. Following these steps will result in rosy cheeks and brighter complexion.


New Eye Serum

Following ongoing requests, we are excited to finally introduce the new Yungskin Eye Serum (10ml)

This multi-benefit and lightweight gel-based eye serum nourishes and soothes the skin while deeply moisturising the delicate eye area to keep the skin hydrated and balanced throughout the day.

The Eye Serum will assist to:
– increase firmness
– soothe fine lines and wrinkles
– reduce dark circles and puffiness

Perfect for an eye treatment where brightness and glow is everything.

Jump back into your healthy daily skincare routine after the

Jump back into your healthy daily skincare routine after the


– Jump back into your healthy daily skincare routine after the holidays –

The minute you return home after your summer holiday your skin starts to peel, your longed-for tan begins to look worse for wear and not even the best after-sun care can cope with the fallout. The truth is that every suntan is sun damage. Add that to the dehydrating effects of daily swimming in salt and chlorinated water, the skin-tightening dry air of an airplane cabin or air-conditioning in the car after long hours of traveling, and you have yourself a ‘derma-disaster-zone’.

Now is a good time to restore your skin to its former glory.

1. Dry skin
Dry skin is quite common after a long holiday and over-indulgences. The first thing you need to do is start drinking water to hydrate your skin from within. You can also add lemon.

2. Dull skin
Yes, you can get dull skin even after the most amazing time outdoors. Hydrate your skin from within by drinking water and don’t forget to exfoliate to scrub away dull and dead skin cells.

3. Spots or acne
Drink detox water to detoxify the body and give way to clear and radiant skin. Also try green tea which is a great detoxifying agent. Steam your face to remove gunk and bacteria from pores.

4. Reduce redness and inflammation
Eat anti-inflammatory foods like walnuts, broccoli and yogurt to improve the overall appearance of your skin.

7. Restore the sparkle in your eyes
Place 2 cotton rounds with Yungskin™ Toner on your eyes which will help with under-eye bags, dark circles and dullness in your eyes. Lack of sleep is a big contributor to panda-eyes.


1. Yungskin™ Exfoliator helps remove to all dead skin cells while nourishing the skin with natural oils. The apricot seed powder contained in the product leaves you with a brighter complexion and soft, smooth refreshed skin.

2. Follow up with the Yungskin™ Purifying Mask to draw out toxins, fight holiday breakouts and achieve flawless complexion. Or repair any possible damage and rehydrate with our Yungskin™ Hydrating Face Mask.

3. Lock in moisture with Yungskin™ Even Skin Tone to care for sun damage, pigmentation, brown spots and discoloration.

4. Always apply Yungskin™ Sun Care SPF40 which has been approved by CANSA

Yungskin™ is suitable for all skin types.

Order online at www.yungskin.com; via [email protected]; from a Yungskin™ Agent near you or at selected Edgars stores. For more info and assistance please contact Zelanie via our website or e-mail us at [email protected]

Wishing you and your loved ones Happy New Year.


Oh no!  Acne!?

Oh no!  Acne!?


{And ways to treat it}

Acne is an inflammatory skin condition that mostly occurs during teenage years but can continue into adulthood. Did you know that acne is the eighth most common skin disease worldwide? There is also a remarkable increase in adult acne over the past two decades. This can be linked to increased stress levels, poor lifestyle and environmental factors, especially in females. Studies have found that 85 percent of females and 15 percent of males have adult acne.

According to Traditional Chinese Medicine, acne is caused by too much Heat and Damp in the body. Heat cause inflammation, hyperactivity and overstimulation while Dampness irritates excessive water that is lodged between the tissues of the body causing overgrowth of bacteria, fungus and viruses. Acne is also considered as a Yang condition.

Depending on where you experience your acne, indicates which meridians are imbalanced:
Forehead: bladder and intestines
Temples and ears: kidneys
Between eyebrows: liver and stomach
Nose: heart
Under-eye area: kidneys
Upper cheeks: stomach
Lower cheeks: lungs and liver
Nasolabial folds: large intestine
Upper lip: hormones, heart, and spleen
Chin: bladder, hormones, kidney, and stomach
Jawline: stomach

Both adult acne and teen acne are caused by one or more of the following conditions:

  • Hormones – Fluctuating or excessive male or female hormones can lead to acne because of changes they create in the entire body and the environment of the skin. This can lead to a pH imbalance, inflammation, differences in circulation, or excessive production of oil (sebum). Hormonal fluctuations occur in the process of aging, and for females, during menstruation, pregnancy, the postpartum period and breastfeeding. Hormonal acne usually appears as deep and cyst-like and is often tender or painful.
  • Contact irritation – Anything that irritates the skin can lower the skin’s defenses and cause a protective reaction that leads to inflammation. This may include harsh cleansers or razors used against dry skin.
  • Emotional stress – Stress creates biological changes in the body that can lead to many of the other triggers of acne. Feeling scared, anxious, or pressured, your adrenal glands make more of the stress hormone cortisol, which causes an imbalance in the skin.
  • Physical stress – Physical stress can also trigger hormonal changes, weakened immunity, and inflammation. Physical stress can arise from extreme weather, lack of sleep, illness, dehydration and exposure to environmental irritants. Research shows that people who have allergies and migraines, and those who smoke, are also more likely to have adult acne. Air pollution may also be contributing to the rise in acne.
  • Clogged pores – Excess oil can clog pores, and a rapid turnover of skin cells can lead to backed up hair follicles. In both cases, the result is usually acne.
  • Bacteria – Bacteria called Propionibacterium acne causes acne when it’s present in the skin, especially if it manages to build up. Most people don’t get acne because of poor hygiene, however. The bacteria accumulate underneath the skin and can’t always be reached through surface cleansing.
  • Foods – Having a diet high in Yang-type of food can increase inflammation in the body and irritate the skin leading to breakouts and acne.
  • Medications – Certain medications have been found to trigger acne, including certain corticosteroids, antidepressants, and epilepsy treatments.

Acne can be divided into 6 different categories:

  1. Whiteheads – This is the build-up of dead skin cells and sebum that sits on top of the skin in one tiny, white package. Medically, a whitehead is called a closed comedo. Commonly found on oilier skin types. They can easily be combated with regular exfoliation and thorough cleansing of the skin.
  2. Blackheads – Blackheads are “plugs” formed by sebum, skin cell build-up, and bacteria. The comedo is open and the oil has oxidized, making it a darker color. You can treat blackheads with regular, thorough cleansing and exfoliation and purifying masks.
  3. Papules – this is technically any small, raised bump on the skin. It’s often part of a grouping of other papules that form a rash. It is red in color and swollen with inflammation. Papules are more painful than whiteheads or blackheads, but not as bad as nodules or cysts.
  4. Pustules – This is your normal pimple that has come to a head, forming a white, pus-filled bubble on top.
  5. Cysts – Cysts are much worse than regular pimples. They lie deep within the skin, are often caused by hormones, and occur when the pores become blocked and lead to infection.
  6. Nodules – Like cysts, nodular pimples are one of the most severe forms of acne. They’re slightly different in that they are not filled with pus like cystic pimples are. Instead, they form a hard bump deep within the skin and feel painful at the surface.

Acne can be treated successfully by implementing the following 5 steps:

Step ①
Invest in a all natural skincare range – like Yungskin 😊 Harsh acne treatments will strip the skin of its natural sebum, stimulating the brain to produce more oil that can blog the pores. Yungskin is non-skin type specific, meaning that it can be used on all skin types. Yungskin uses pure ingredients such as grapefruit that is anti-bacterial to help clear up acne skin. Getting a professional facial on a regular basis is highly recommended!

Step ②
Have a diet high in Yin-type foods. This includes foods like bananas, beans, cucumber, eggplant, lettuce, mango, mushrooms, pears, peas, pumpkin, seaweed, spirulina, green tea, tomatoes and watermelon. Avoid greasy, spicy foods!

Step ③
Exercise regularly. Nothing too taxing on the body. Yin type of exercise like yoga, pilates, walking and tai chi.

Step ④
Acupuncture is a fabulous way to create equilibrium in the meridians that are out of balance. It also targets most of the causes of acne such as stress, hormonal imbalance and it helps to eliminate any heat and dampness in the body

Step ⑤
There are various Chinese herbs that has a cooling effect on the body and target the rout cause of acne. Speak to your Acupuncturist to get the best formula for your needs.

For more information on how Yungskin and acupuncture can help you heal your acne, contact our Yungskin Skincare Specialist, Anzelle at [email protected]

Defeat Dryness this Winter with Yungskin

Defeat Dryness this Winter with Yungskin

Winter finally arrived in South Africa with a bang and the best place to be is cuddled up before the fireplace, woolly socks and a cup of hot cocoa! But with Winter expect an onslaught on your skin that will make you wish you took a trip to the tropics! Brace yourself for dryness, itchiness, sensitivity and seriously dehydrated skin.

Besides soothing your skin with a top-notch skincare routine, here are some other tips to make sure your skin stays radiant with a healthy glow:

Control the temperature
If you are already suffering from skin sensitivity, rosacea, eczema or any other form of inflammation of the skin, change in temperature can aggravate the conditions. Even though cuddling up in front of the fireplace might be nice, your skin might not feel the same. Best is to keep your home temperature to a low or moderate temperature to avoid extra dryness in the air.

The dryer the air, the dryer your skin. If you are living in an area where the weather is cold, crisp and dry, it is advisable to make use of a humidifier to increase moisture levels in the air.

Change your diet
Increase your intake of healthy fatty foods such as avocados, nuts, olive oil and oily fish. Also, a glass of red wine sounds like a great way to warm up, try to limit the intake of alcohol and caffeine. Drink plenty of water.

Yungskin has an arsenal of dryness-fighting products to lock in moisture, keep the skin hydrated and ensure a healthy Winter’s glow.

Yungskin top Winter tricks to combat dry skin:

• Yungskin Exfoliator – you can apply the best creams in the world to dry skin, but dry skin will stay dry without regular gentle exfoliation. The Yungskin Exfoliator is a mild facial scrub that contains a natural exfoliant (Apricot Seed Power), combined with natural oils, to moisturise skin and eliminate dead cells, brightening the complexion and leaving the skin fresh and healthy looking.
• Yungskin Tissue Oil – Now this is a bathroom cabinet “must have”! Use it on your face, use it on your body, but just use it! The Yungskin Tissue Oil contains neroli oil with deeply restorative properties to improve skin softness, moisture levels and skin elasticity. It can be used to treat stretch marks, scars, dehydrated and uneven skin tone.
• Yungskin Night Cream – during Winter you need a more full-body moisturiser to keep your skin hydrated. The Yungskin Night Cream is a rich-bodies cream, containing the finest natural essential oils, moisturizing actives and collagen-building properties. The Yungskin Night Cream is designed to regenerate the skin with its natural anti-oxidising and skin brightening properties. This cream deeply hydrates the skin to combat dryness and to lock in moisture.
• Yungskin Hydrating Face Mask – a deeply nourishing and moisturising face mask that will ensure a smooth complexion and reduce pore size, whilst lifting out fine lines and wrinkles and increasing firmness and elasticity. The mask will leave your skin hydrated and supple whilst combating inflammation.

For more information on how Yungskin can transform your skin, contact our Skincare Specialist, Anzelle, on [email protected]

Simplified Skincare

Simplified Skincare

Your morning and evening skincare routine can become quite a process if you have ‘zillions’ of products as part of your daily regime.  It’s OK if you really have nothing better to do with your time, however, most of us want to take the hassle out of skincare, right? We want it quick, easy, simple and get great results!

This is exactly what Yungskin™ offers you.  A skincare range as easy as 1 – 2 – 3, making your skincare routine fun again.

In most skincare ranges there are so many products to choose from one often has no idea where to start – we’re confronted with multiple options, creams for this, lotions for that and so the list goes on and on and on. And then you still need to consider your budget……….

Yungskin™ has literally rolled out a skincare range in a few easy steps to leave you with the skin you have always aspired to.  All our products are infused with the quantum energy to revitalise your skin and assist with skin regeneration.  Based on our Acupuncture principles, Yungskin™ will have a lifting and firming effect on the skin giving you a nourished, radiant and youthful appearance.

So here goes our easy step-by-step skincare regime:

Step 1 – Wash
Pump as small amount of Yungskin™ Face Wash on your hands and work up a lather.  Gently apply to the skin in circular motions to remove dirt and impurities.  The natural ingredients of grapefruit and geranium oil with deeply cleanse your skin without drying it out whilst preventing the loss of elasticity.

Step 2 – Exfoliate
Exfoliating your skin needs to be done 2 – 3 times per week.  Squeeze a small amount of the exfoliator onto your damp hands and massage the face, neck and décolleté area in small circular movements.  The finest grade apricot kernels in the Yungskin™ Exfoliator are rich in anti-oxidants to increase cellular regeneration. 

Step 3 – Tone
Spray directly onto the skin or apply with a cotton round, the Yungskin™ Toner will close the pores to reduce the penetration of free radicals which cause premature ageing.  The toner also refreshes and hydrates the skin.

Step 4 – Feed
Another unique Yungskin™ product is our oral supplement that feeds, nourishes and rejuvenates the skin from within.  The Skin Food assists in combating the negative effect of stress on the skin and helps to calm the nervous system.  10 drops on the tongue or in a bit of water is all it takes! (Yungskin™ Food is not available in Edgars stores, online only)

Step 5 – Moisturise
Our Yungskin™ Creams and Tissue Oil will hydrate the skin, enhance brightness, increase youthful elasticity and firmness.  Gently massage a small amount of cream to the face, neck and décolleté area to deeply nourish and hydrate the skin.

Step 6 – Sun Care
Lastly, to finish off your easy skincare routine is to apply a small amount to the face, neck and décolleté area.  Our Sun Care SPF 40 is approved by CANSA and will protect your skin from harmful UV rays (which, by the way, you can also find indoors!) 

A lengthy skincare routine with various serums, lotions and potions is not always the answer – think quality over quantity.

If you have any questions, join our Skincare Specialist, Anzelle Johnson-Brand, online for a complimentary skincare consultation.  Anzelle is also an Acupuncturist specialising in Facial Enhancement Acupuncture and had heaps of tips and advice to ensure you love the skin you’re in.