Did you know that 95% of wrinkles are due to sun exposure? Knowing this is a total game changer especially now that summer is almost here! Many of the more common skin problems such as acne, oily skin, redness, and wrinkles can be avoided with healthy skin habits. Say no more, we’ve got you covered with 10 bulletproof, healthy skin habits to help you slay naturally.
1. Start with Clean Hands
When your hands touch your face initially, dirt and residue can wind up clogging your skin causing pimples and red blotches. Acne is caused by factors such as excess oils and bacteria which is why it’s so important to wash your hands before touching your face.
2. Do not pick at your skin
As tempting as it can be, popping and picking at pimples cause bruising and inflammation which actually causes it to stay longer on the skin. Inflammation and bruising of the skin result in hyperpigmentation and dark spots. Acne can be improved without the use of medicine with a proper skin routine that keeps your skin free of excess oils and dirt.
One of the most important things you can do for your skin is cleanse it with natural and organic skincare products that are a fit for your skin type. Wash and cleanse your face morning and night using our Healing Face Cleanser to clear dirt build up in your pores making room for the natural sebum oil your glands create to keep moisture locked in and prevent bacteria from penetrating in causing inflammation. When you cleanse your face you decrease chances of a breakout. Make sure you give your body the same fabulous treatment with our Yucca & Lavender Cleansing Bar to gently soothe and promote the growth of younger cells.
Using skin toner completes the cleansing process by re-balancing your pH levels. Be careful on which toner to use, as some contain ingredients like alcohol which can strip the skin of natural oils that protect against irritation. It important to choose a hydrating and skin replenishing toner. Our Revitalizing Face Toner contains organic and clean ingredients such as hydrating floral tea and hibiscus petals which work great with the skin. The antioxidants in the wholesome natural ingredients energize your skin, regulates oil production in the skin.helps improves skin elasticity which is great for acne prone or oily/combination skin!
By now you’ve come to learn that there are several keys to keeping acne at bay. In addition to eating clean, having a skincare in place, managing stress and let's not forget feeding your skin what it needs is also key. Using a moisturizer and a face serum is the glue that holds everything together to work at maximum effectiveness! Try our cell regenerating Balancing Face Serum and Our fast-absorbing, lightweight, Nourishing Face Moisturizer.
“I've been using nourishing face moisturizer along with the revitalizing toner for a while now and my skin is soft and smooth with less wrinkles showing at the eye corners and around my mouth. I really like that the product is vegan and organic since I have several allergy problems and this product does not interfere with my health issues.” -Karen G.
6. Eat Healthy
The foods we eat play a huge role in mirroring clues about our health. The same way we nourish our skin from the outside- in, we also have to feed our body with the right nutrients from the inside out. Eating food rich in amino acids & omega fatty acids have been shown to combat inflammation and activate the proteins needed for collagen production. Consuming foods rich in antioxidant such as Avocados give your body & skin an immunity boost.
7. Exfoliate, Weekly.
Exfoliating the skin removes dead skin cells to help remove blackheads and increase blood circulation with produces healthy and glowing skin. Too much exfoliating can cause irritation which is why we recommend you exfoliate weekly with our Clarifying Masque and Scrub, also known as, The Green Smoothie Face Masque & Scrub. It contains an abundance of minerals, peptides and rich clays to get oxygen into the cells and draw out impurities. It also contains Tamanu oil a rich for regenerating skin cells and keeping breakouts at bay.
8. Sun Protection
Protecting the skin with sunscreen this summer is a no-brainer if you are staying out for long periods of time. The key is choosing a non-toxic, mineral-based sunscreen that reflects the UV rays not absorb them. If your time in the sun will be limited, skip the sunscreen and let your body absorb the sun and produce Vitamin D. Instead wear a hat, shades, and moisturizer.
9. Relax and Be Happy.
Learn to manage your stress and control your emotions to avoid triggering the increase in hormones and oil production that can cause acne breakouts. Whether you're an adult or an adolescent, stress affects us all. One very effective stress reducer is choosing to do things that make you happy. Take care of yourself, spend more time outdoors, interact with others. Or even having a positive outlook. So, don't worry, be happy.
10. Be Patient.
Rome wasn't built in a day and Beyonce did not happen overnight. It takes 21 days to create a habit, and about a month to see results from your skin care regimen. Be patient and stay consistent!
If there is anything that is worth doing, it’s taking care of yourself. Your body is the only place you have to live in, it is your temple! Start with your skin, protect and nourish it and the rest of your body will thank you! You’ll start to see an increase in your mood and overall wellbeing!
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