5 Skincare Tips to Keep Your Skin Healthy and Radiant
As your body’s largest organ, skin protects your body from the environment, helps to regulate body temperature, and acts as a filter. Your skin also makes you unique and beautiful. Proper skin care is essential for keeping your skin healthy and vibrant.
Health and beauty experts agree that there are five main types of skin – normal, dry, oily, a combination, and sensitive. Each type of skin requires special care. These five skincare tips optimize the beauty and function of your skin.
Always remove makeup before going to bed, period. Even if you don’t have a specific reaction to sleeping in your makeup. Recent studies1 show that sleeping in your makeup for as little as one month can age the appearance of your skin up to TEN YEARS! This rule is especially important to follow religiously if you have sensitive skin, as makeup can also irritate your skin. Use organic olive oil or coconut oil dabbed onto a cotton ball to remove stubborn eye and lip color before cleansing your face. Cleanse your face with a natural facial cleanser such as Exuberance Beauty’s Green Tea Fragrance-Free Facial Cleanser. Daily cleansing removes dirt and debris that can clog your pores to cause acne. You don’t want to redeposit yesterday’s dirt and grime back onto your face! So, be sure to use a fresh, clean washcloth every day.
Exfoliate exactly once a week. Exfoliating too often can irritate and dry your skin. Not exfoliating frequently enough allows dead skin cells to accumulate on your face, creating a dull and dry appearance. Regular exfoliation brightens your complexion, reduces the appearance of fine lines, and reveals younger, healthier skin. Exfoliation is essential in the treatment of dry skin.
Always use a natural, water-based toner. After cleansing, spray a natural toner such as Exuberance Beauty’s Indian Rose & Aloe Calming Facial Tonic onto your skin. Modern toners prep the skin with a water-based infusion of skin care ingredients that help restore and repair the skin. Modern toners also prep the skin to absorb as much moisture as possible for maximum hydration and skin benefit.
Follow your toner application with a moisturizer. We suggest Exuberance Beauty’s line of organic adaptogenic moisturizers developed to bring your skin back into balance. Massage Exuberance Beauty’s Indian Rose Calming Facial Lotion into your skin with your fingertips, using upward sweeping motions.
Drink and eat more water. Your skin loves to stay hydrated from the inside out. It’s likely you aren’t getting enough water to make a true difference in your skin. Better body hydration means plumper, more vibrant skin. Pores and wrinkles are also less visible and skin is less likely to crack and become irritated when well hydrated from the inside. Drink a big glass of water with a squeeze of fresh lemon juice as soon as you wake up in the morning. Focus on drinking eight 10-ounce servings of water a day. When you sit down, make sure you choose at least one water-based food to eat with every meal. Think non-starchy fruits and veggies.
While your skin will benefit from the organic ingredients of Afterglow, your skin also requires additional care to keep it functioning well and looking great. The right hydration and daily cleansing, toning, and moisturizing skin care routine will keep your skin in top condition so that it always looks and feels soft, smooth, and vibrant.