MEET THE FOUNDER OF THYRST BEAUTY

Allyson Welch
Get to know the creator and CEO of Thyrst Beauty, Allyson Welch, and why she started the brand!
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HOW TO DETERMINE YOUR SKIN TYPE

Allyson Welch

There are 5 different types of skin types that we categorize as oily, normal, sensitive, combination, and dry.  Below are characteristics to help you identify what skin type you have and the right treatment plans.  Oily  How to tell: Usually very “shiny” in the t-zone (forehead, nose, chin) and tends to be blemish and breakout prone. Treatment: When your skin is producing a lot of sebum, you want to use products that help balance but are not overly drying.  Oils are your friend so long as they are non-comedogenic such as grape seed oil and castor oil; the alternative is...

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OUR SKIN BARRIER'S IMPORTANT ROLE

Allyson Welch

What is a skin barrier? It is the outermost layer of your skin that defends your body against a constant onslaught of environmental threats such as pollutants, smog, dirt, chemicals, and other irritants, while simultaneously protecting your body’s critical water balance.  When your skin barrier is compromised you will see that in your complexion with uneven skin tone, overproduction of sebum, breakouts, irritation, dryness, among others.  But good news...there are several ways you can manage keeping your skin hydrated, balanced, and healthy.  We weaken the barrier through an ecosystem of factors- diet, toxin exposure, pollution, water intake, sleep deprivation, etc. ...

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LIFT, SCRUB, HYDRATE, PROTECT

Allyson Welch

The essence of good skincare applies to a 4 step process- lift, scrub, hydrate, and protect. Painting over the problem [with makeup] doesn't correct blemishes, enlarged pores, uneven complexion, sun and age spots, etc.  You have to treat your skin like a piece of wood furniture.  Let’s say for instance that you set a wet glass on a wood table and the condensation left a ring.  You cannot just paint over it; you have to strip it, sand it, and then re-stain/ seal it.  Same goes for your skin.  Let’s do a deeper dive. Lift: This is particularly important for...

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BLACKHEADS- WHAT? HOW? WHY?

Allyson Welch

We all have experienced the feeling of resisting the urge to “pick” at our faces. It’s hard… I get it there is something about extractions that feels so satisfying.  It’s like “Ah, mission complete.”  But we all have also heard how bad it is for you; it leads to scarring and spreading of bacteria which ultimately makes it worse. Blackheads can be a main source of why we pick… they are extremely common and everyone wants to get rid of them. What is a blackhead?  Blackheads form when a clog or plug develops in the opening of hair follicles in...

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SKIN OXIDATION: HOW TO PREVENT IT WITH THE BEST ANTIOXIDANT INGREDIENTS

Allyson Welch

Oxidation is a word we don’t often think about related to skin.. Pennies, bike frames, and other metal compounds is typically what we think of. Well skin oxidizes too which is why we have antioxidant ingredients. The definition of skin oxidation is when a compound loses electrons because the level of oxides is increased; this is exactly why when oxygen combines with iron, you see rust [like on your bike frame].  Another case comes when sebum on the surface of the skin (a combination of keratin and oil) clogs pores and is exposed to the air. The result is a...

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