Overhauling your skin care with the basics.
If you have been following along, then you know our beauty focus for January is new beginnings. The past couple of posts have been about sharing beauty lessons learned from 2013. For the remainder of the month, we’ll talk about putting in to practice some new or improved beauty behaviors to take ourselves to the next level or beautiful. As a reminder, I’m only posting twice weekly now so posts will be a bit longer. However, they will be higher quality posts offering more information. Today’s specific focus is our skin.
Our skin takes a pretty harsh beating during the winter months. Before you know it, winter is gone and summer has returned. It happens every single year yeah?
What if I told you that you needed to reset your skin every season? It would make since. Wouldn’t it? Think about it.
You spring clean your home. You put away “seasonal” clothing. You even go so far as putting away certain color palettes (makeup and clothing) at certain times of year. You are doing what’s called re-setting. You re-set your wardrobe and you re-set your home.
Now it’s time to reset your skin starting with:
- Facial Treatments
As you age, the types of products you use will change. Let’s not think about age for now though (side note: I turned 45 yesterday!).
Let’s talk about how we are going to reset our skin with these basic skin care practices.
Cleansing – You clean your face every day. That’s a given (I hope). Deep cleansing your face allows your pores to open so that you can truly get down to clean. The results of deep cleaning your face will be clearer skin over time. One method of deep cleansing your face is through facial steaming.
I’ve been using Dr Gross’ Professional Face Steamer for about a week and a half now and can already tell the difference in the texture of my skin. It’s cleaner and firmer. Reset!
Moisturizing – The importance of moisturizing your skin can not be overstated. Many people moisturize their faces only once per day. Some don’t even do it every day (shame!). However, if you are going to take your face to the next level of beauty, moisturizing with the right products for your skin type has to become a priority.
After steaming my face, I apply Dr Gross’ Daily Essentials Hyaluronic Moisture Cushion Cream to seal in the moisture that was generated during the steam in process. Now, it’s not my intention to provide free advertising for Dr. Gross’ facial steamer and skin care products! I’m just sharing what it is that I’m using to improve my skin’s healthy and clarity for the new year.
Steaming your face regularly paired with imparting deep moisture gives you more hydrated skin. More hydrated skin is less prone to premature wrinkling. Reset!
Facial treatments – There are so many facial products on the market. They all makes claims. Some make big claims. What I personally look for in serums are, specific ingredients geared toward repairing, restructuring and restoring the skin. For me, that means no harsh chemicals.
Hyaluronic acid is beneficial for keeping your skin moisturized. Facial treatments containing peptides, vitamins A, C & E help fight the effects of free radicals. You can even find serums that can be paired (or added to) your daily moisturizer.
Just the right serum added to your skin care regimen can accelerate healthy skin cell turnover. Reset!
How do you reset your skin?
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