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April 07, 2015 9 min read
One thing that could lead to an anti-aging disaster: neglecting your skin. Seems simple enough, right? Keeping your skin in tact should be a relatively easy task to figure out and put in place. The big problem, however, lies in the little things you do or do not do – and you may not even realize the damage that occurs as a result! In fact, most people do not fully comprehend that, even when they think they employ the right methods for skincare, they are actually causing the wrinkles, fine lines, and other attributes of aging skin to pile higher and deeper as the years pass. Plus, ditching some of the pertinent necessities can come at a higher cost than you think.
You could easily set yourself up for some conditions such as eczema, psoriasis, excessively sensitive skin, and skin cancer later down the road. Besides the irritating skin issues that could come as a result, you also set yourself up for a greater chance of contracting other diseases, since your skin is the largest organ of your body, and one of your very first defense mechanisms. Thus, the benefits of engaging in a nourishing skincare routine will not only keep the years from piling up on your face, but also improve your health overall.
Filling your skin’s needs can keep your skin looking beautiful for years to come – the natural way. You can do some of the simplest things throughout the day to ensure that your skin stays healthy and beautiful from the inside out. We put together some habits that either make or break your daily skincare routine. Remember, your skin changes from time to time, so first and foremost, pay attention to how it responds to certain products over the years to ensure that it is getting what it needs. If it starts to react negatively to something that used that once did the job, then its time to switch things up. Check out these other methods of keeping your skin youthful and healthy, and learn what will make or break your routine.
We often hear one of two things about the sun – either stay out of it or get lots of it. The truth is that your skin needs the sun, and so do you. The sun provides vitamin D, which your skin absorbs to nourish your body. However, not providing your epidermis with proper protection can lead to age spots, deepened wrinkles, and possibly cancer down the road. Yet, many sunscreens contain harmful chemicals that clog pores, absorb into the blood stream to disrupt the endocrine system, and may enhance the possibility of skin cancer down the road.
You can get your sunlight while still protecting your skin. Do not neglect to properly protect your skin, but make sure you are getting enough sunlight to maintain health. Face naturals offers Red Raspberry Seed Oil as a natural alternative to sunscreen. A little goes a long way, with intensive hydration and nourishment from antioxidants and fatty acids. It has an SPF range of 28-50, and will provide your skin with the protection needed to keep harmful UV rays from damaging your epidermis.
Dehydration is a common problem among many individuals in the population – and most of those people do not even realize it. Your skin is the first to suffer from dehydration. It leads to people often making the mistake of believing that their skin is actually dry, when really, you just need to drink more water. Dehydration inhibits the natural barrier that covers your skin from functioning properly. Your complexion will feel tight and parched, and you could become subject to more sunburns and a slower healing process. This will speed up the aging process by exposing your skin to more environmental factors, and allowing wrinkles to form much quicker.
You can ditch dehydration in two different ways. The first requires that you drink more water and other fluids that will not further dehydrate you. This will help your skin rebuild itself, and give it a smoother, fuller appearance as a result. The second requires that you rebuild your skin’s moisture layer from the outside. Applying your favorite face naturals facial moisturizer or serum will enhance this process. The Restore Daily Moisturizer and Restore Facial Serum are two excellent examples of intensive hydration that rebuild the protective moisture barrier surrounding your skin.
One main culprit in neglecting your skin – switching up your skincare products too quickly. Your skin always needs time to adjust to anything new so that it can adapt the way it responds to the new elements you expose it to. Or, if you use a large quantity of skincare products versus a handful of go-tos, your skin could become more susceptible to flare-ups, irritation, and reaction. This can also speed up the aging process, as the more irritated your skin becomes, the more likely it will show on your face later in life. Plus, many people do not create a routine especially for their specific skin type. Many conventional products are generalized or do not provide enough information about what skin type they were meant to serve.
Select products that suit your specific skin type the natural way. This will increase your skin’s ability to adapt to a certain routine. Make slight changes as needed, and you will find that you have reduced skin problems, including acne, irritation, and later, fewer wrinkles and reaction. Face naturals will help you implement a system that works best for you. You can contact us with information about your skin, and we will help you through each and every adjustment or change your skin experiences over the years. Plus, a number of natural, toxin-free approaches exist, and at least a few of them are bound to suit your skin. Giving at least a month or two of time will enhance your ability to gauge whether a routine is actually working for you or not.
Too many of us select spot treatments that actually do more damage than good. In attempts to ward off acne, dark spots, or reaction, some people select products that are either too harsh or have little effect on their skin. Selecting overly drying remedies for these issues can also increase the chances of wrinkles and fine lines as well. Plus, now that a number of women experience hormonal acne that often reacts negatively toward extra strong products, you need to make sure you implement a good plan on how to tackle spot-treating problem areas without causing further irritation.
Sometimes, an acneic blemish may need more tenderness than toughness to eliminate the problem. Acne is a type of inflammation, so using gentle, anti-inflammatory options will help reduce their appearance. Using a small amount of mashed up avocado or a dab of flax seed oil may provide the relief you need – simple as that. These two items contain plenty of omega fatty acids to ensure reduced redness and swelling. Plus, if your issue is hormonal reaction, face naturals has a routine especially for you. Our Hibiscus Facial Cleanser, Balance Daily Moisturizer, Rose Geranium Hydrosol, and Rose Petal and Honey Beauty Mask offer light astringency, anti-bacterial protection, and proper moisturization to keep acne at bay.
One method that many people forget about lies in simply washing your face twice daily – preferably once in the morning and once at night before your go to sleep. Each day, our skin is exposed to a number of different toxins and debris, from air pollutants that collect on your skin to the makeup you put on. This not only applies to your face, but to your whole body. Cleaning your skin twice daily will help remove these toxins, ensuring that your epidermis experiences a less concentrated exposure, and relieving your pores of buildup. Thus, washing twice daily will keep your skin from developing wrinkles, fine lines, and other signs of aging as quickly as if you allowed the toxins to pile on without cleaning up.
You can select a face naturals facial cleanser to employ this method. Whether you struggle with an overproduction of oil, chronic acne, or sensitive skin, we have a full range of cleansers that will work to nourish as well as cleanse your skin. Employ one of our body cleansers or bar soaps to naturally clean the skin on the rest of your body as well. Not only will you feel better, but your skin will too. Ensure that you properly and completely remove makeup debris too, as makeup particles can clog the pores and cause irritation and dehydration of skin particles. Our Eye Makeup Remover will help with tough makeup like mascara. Just remember that keeping clean is key in anti-aging and avoiding skin neglect.
While everyone has unique skin that responds differently to products and other factors, there is a basic plan we can all follow to help ensure that our skin gets what it needs, day by day and week by week. This general plan will help you provide your skin with the entire spectrum of practices needed to keep it as healthy, young, and naturally beautiful as possible. Following this basic plan each day or each week will keep your body’s largest organ in proper condition for years to come.
On a day to day basis, try to follow this routine to maximize your skin’s nourishment and function. When you wake up in the morning, wash your face with warm water. This will not only help you wake up, but also clean your face of any toxic particles that may have collected on your skin during the night. Taking a full shower will do this for your whole body. Follow up your facial cleansing with one of our facial toners or hydrosols to tighten pores, tone skin, and further detoxify. Then, use a daily moisturizer for proper skin hydration to improve suppleness and soft texture. For your body, apply a liquid lotion for moisture after you shower. You may repeat this routine at night for optimal results in cleaning off the toxins that collect during your day. Follow up with a heavier moisturizer, such as a serum or night moisturizer for intensive hydration, nourishment, and protection while you sleep.
Once or twice a week, you need to exfoliate. Not exfoliating properly can keep your skin from absorbing the nutrients and hydration your products provide properly. Use a facial mask or facial scrub for your face, and a body scrub for your body. We suggest implementing a facial mask and a facial scrub at least once a week. Our masks will draw out toxins, dead skin cells, and excess oil from your pores, allowing your complexion to become cleaner and brighter. This will eliminate particles that a simple washing cannot tackle. The scrub will further the process, and its ingredients provide anti-aging benefits as well. Follow up your facial exfoliation methods with either a mask of plain, organic honey for humectance, or a heavy moisturizer such as a serum or oil to add the best possible hydration. For your body, gently rub one of our salt scrubs all over your skin once a week during your shower or bath. Follow up with a body butter for intensive nourishment and hydration.
Ensuring that you follow these methods and use products that suit your skin will result in a glowing, youthful complexion. Your skin will become much healthier, and less likely to develop fine lines, wrinkles, and age spots. Exfoliation allows your skin to renew itself each week, while regular cleansing minimizes the amount of time that toxins collect on your skin. Ensure that the products you use work well with your skin, and do not cause reaction or irritation, as this could make the case for premature aging or advancing what the years already put on you.
Neglecting your skin can create a lackluster, dull, dry, undernourished complexion, no matter your age. Using skincare products that employ toxic chemicals can further the exposure that it already has daily to environmental pollutants. Opt for our all-natural, organic skincare for optimal nourishment to maximize on your anti-aging skincare routine. We can point you in the right direction for making a selection that works best for your skin type. Check out the products mentioned above, or contact us for more information about how to properly maintain your skin, and balance your complexion.
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