| Christy Teter
Just as the seasons change, your skincare routine should too. Let's talk about your summer routine. What's important, what should you change, and what should you add.
Exfoliating your skin helps remove dead skin cells and rejuvenate new ones. If your skin is oily, exfoliating three times a week is good. Otherwise, don't over-exfoliate. Let your skin tell you when it is time. How? Your skin tone is uneven, oily/dry areas, dull-looking, or just feels different. It's time to exfoliate.
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Speaking of clay masks, they are very popular right now. Clay masks help your skin by removing impurities, detoxifying the skin, even skin tone, and by leaving your skin looking and feeling refreshed and renewed. I personally enjoy how it tightens large pores. Clay masks can be used two-three times a week depending on your skin type.
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Nourishing your skin with healthy, natural oils not only feeds your skin but most importantly don't clog your pores. You'll probably hear me talk about non-pore clogging ingredients or products throughout this post. Why? Because it can cause other issues like acne, cystic acne, inflammation, and an array of other issues. I personally have combination skin and DO NOT want to put products on my face that will cause it to become worse or make my skin look as if I've drenched it in oil.
Summertime calls for a lighter moisturizer rather than heavy, thick ones. If your skin is oily/combo, try using a gel moisturizer that's oil-free like the Lavender Tea Tree gel moisturizer or Colloidal Silver gel moisturizer. For all other skin types, the Calendula Chamomile is a light moisturizer and perfect for all skin types.
Vitamin C is an important nutrient to help prevent hyperpigmentation, improve the appearance of fine lines, and can help with collagen production. The Acai Restore is packed with vital nutrients including Vitamin C.
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Choose a non-clog poring natural makeup that helps your skin in numerous ways. First, it's natural and filled with healthy ingredients rather than chemicals or toxins. Second, choosing a lightweight foundation with rice powder helps absorb excess oils and ideal for acne-prone skin.
Moisturizers and natural makeup usually contain a light SPF, but if it doesn't, I would be precautions and apply a 15-30 SPF under your makeup especially for those who have fair skin. Don't risk it and later on develop abnormal cells requiring surgery. Protecting your skin whether it's a sunny day or cloudy day is important.
Hydrate, Hydrate, Hydrate
Drinking plenty of water filled with electrolytes and minimal sugar will help hydrate your body, including your skin. The National Academies of Science recommends women to drink 11.5 cups of fluid per day.
If possible, stay in a cool, shaded area while outside and wear a large brim hat to protect your face and shoulders from damaging sun rays.
Don't forget the hand sanitizer. Our hand sanitizer is unique and like no other. It contains 70% alcohol and hydrating aloe. The consistency customers rave about. It leaves your hands velvet soft and not dry or cracked. Washing with soap and water is recommended above a hand sanitizer according to the CDC, but when it's not convenient, cleansing with a hand sanitizer is the next best thing.
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