Refresh and Energize Your Skin With Minty Ingredient!

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When we push ourselves to the point of exhaustion, we can start looking tired. The same can be said for your skin which, believe it or not, can get just as burnt out as you do.

When your skin starts looking tired, turn to peppermint oil to revive and energize your tired skin! The powers of peppermint have been used in skincare for centuries and we’re excited to share all the ways it will help your skin get its glow back!

It Soothes Skin

soothes skin, how to sooth skin, moisturizer, oil cleanser, oil cleansing, peppermint oil for skinPeppermint oil can be one of the most soothing ingredients for your skin, especially if you suffer from dry or itchy skin. Dry skin can be caused by more than just skipping your moisturizer, and experts agree that caring for dry skin needs to be addressed before applying hydrating products. The best way to do that is to use an essential-oil based cleanser that contains peppermint to hydrate and sooth skin on a deeper level and repair damage to the dermis.

Dullness is one of the worst side effects of dry skin but peppermint oil can help with that too! It’s been proven to brighten dull skin which will make wrinkles and dark spots far less noticeable. It’s as easy as cleansing with our Lavender Oil Cleanser, formulated with peppermint oil extract, twice daily for a brighter, younger complexion.

It Helps Fight Breakouts

peppermint oil, oil cleansing, oil cleanser, breakouts, adult acneNo matter how young or old you are, your skin is always susceptible to breakouts and pimples. Peppermint oil can have some amazing antiseptic properties which will not only fight breakouts but keep skin healthy and that’s why we love it so much!

Peppermint oil isn’t a quick fix like a pimple spot treatment would be, and it’s actually much safer than drugstore pimple products. Cleansing with peppermint oil is known to clear the acne troubles from its root and controls the secretion of excess oil in your skin. The result will be long-term protection from breakouts and pimples.

It Hydrates Like Crazy!

hydrated skin, peppermint oil, oil cleanser, oil cleansingIt will only take one use with our oil cleanser for you to be able to see and feel the difference of hydration in your skin! It’s no surprise that hydrated skin improves the appearance of aging, and when your face is hydrated you’ll feel more confident and secure. It will also help makeup look flawless and professionally done when you apply it each morning. While most products on the market include synthetic moisturizing agents, you can rest assured that your skin is safe with all-natural peppermint oil!

The reason peppermint oil is such an amazing moisturizer for skin is that it absorbs quickly and doesn’t leave a heavy, greasy feeling on your skin. That’s why after even the first use of our Lavender Oil Cleanser with peppermint oil extract you’ll be able to feel a complete transformation in the softness and suppleness of your skin. It’s time to go from dehydrated to dewy in only one use!

 

Pore Strips Ruin Your Skin…Here’s How To Fight Blackheads Safely!

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We love when things are “easy” but sometimes that simplicity comes at a price. For years, we’ve been seeing different versions of pore stips popping up in drugstores, but recent studies have shown just how dangerous they are for your skin.

Don’t worry, avoiding pore strips doesn’t mean you have to live with blackheads. Here are a few great ways to avoid getting blackheads without compromising the health of your skin.

Stop Touching Your Face

touching face, breakouts, blackheads, skincare habitsOne of the main causes of blackheads is an excess of dirt and dead skin cells that have made their way inside your pores. Some of the dirt and buildup is completely natural, however, when we touch our face, especially without washing our hands, we’re not only adding more grime to our faces but were digging that debris deeper into your pores.

To keep blackheads at bay, or at least not make them worse, do your absolute best to keep your hands off your face. Any rubbing, touching or picking will make blackheads worse and have them appear more frequently. If you do need to touch your face, make sure you’re doing it with clean hands so you minimize the risk to your skin.

Get Serious About Cleansing 

oil cleanser, blackheads, getting rid of blackheads, blackhead removalWashing your face is an easy step you can take to avoid blackheads, but if you aren’t consistent with it, don’t expect results. Most people don’t realize how quickly dirt can build up on your skin and think that cleansing once daily is enough. Experts agree that you need to be washing your face both morning and night to avoid blackheads, and using an oil-based cleanser will dig 10x deeper into your pores to remove dirt.

Using an oil cleanser has lots of other benefits too. It’s going to keep free radicals at bay, hydrate your skin, and help balance your natural pH levels which will keep skin conditions to a minimum. If you ask any skincare expert around, cleansing is the most beneficial thing you can do for your skin, especially to fight blackheads!

Use a DIY Mask!

honey mask, lemon mask, lemon for skin, diy skincare, diy face mask, honey and lemon maskThe only thing better than a face mask to relax with is one that’s going to give your skin some serious help. Not all face masks are just for hydration, in fact, you can make all sorts of different concoctions that will provide real help for your skin, blackheads included.

One of our absolute favorite masks for removing blackheads is as simple as two easy ingredients, and you probably have them all in your home already. What you’ll need are a cup of honey and a lemon. All you’ll need to do is warm up the honey for a couple of minutes over low heat and dip half a lemon in this warm honey. Once warm, dip half the lemon in the honey and apply it to the areas of your face prone to breakouts. When you’re done, wipe it off with a warm towel and follow with your Lavender Oil Cleanser!

Here’s How To Know When It’s Time For A Fall Skincare Routine

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It’s September and nothing throws your skincare routine into a frenzy like changing seasons. Early fall can be especially difficult considering you’re still dealing with humidity, but also starting to feel dryness from the cool fall air at night.

How do you know when your skin is ready for a seasonal change? Look for these signs to know when its time to ditch summer skincare and start prepping for fall!

Flakey Skin

flaky skin, flakey skin, dry skin, how to fix dry skin, fall skincare routineWhen the temperatures start to drop at night, dry air can be destructive towards your skin. The first sign of fall are those cool evenings and while they may seem like a welcome break from the heat, it’s actually drying your skin out. You’ll notice flakes of skin appearing on your face by your hairline, nose, chin or jawbones.

Fighting flakey skin is as easy as keeping it hydrated with a powerful moisturizer and using it every morning and night. Twice a day application will help keep dullness and flakey skin at bay while allowing for your skin to absorb all the hydration and nutrition it’s been craving.

Breakouts

breakouts, adult acne, fall acne, weather and acneGoing between dry and humid weather daily can throw your skin into turmoil and cause some serious breakouts. When your body changes from cold to sweating, and then back again, it can cause the dry, dead skin builds on your face and then locks in sweat and oil when you’re feeling warmer again. This will cause your pores to clog and produce some of the worst breakouts you can imagine.

To avoid this, keep your skins pH balance even by using an oil-based cleanser. It will help protect your skin from the extremes and keep it soft and supple, no matter which way the temperature goes. It also helps clear away dead skin and dirt out of pores to reduce your chances of breakouts and keep skin looking flawless!

Sensitive Skin

ssensitive skin, fall skincare routineDoes your skin feel more sensitive than usual? Signs of sensitivity can show up as redness, tenderness or bumps on your face and they can be caused by something as simple as changes in the air. Don’t stress, sensitive skin doesn’t have to be permanent and there are some simple steps you can use to make sure you’re protected.

Using a water-based moisturizer twice a day is going to minimize your risk of sensitivity and help to diminish and redness or tenderness you might feel in your skin. There are also anti-microbial properties in our Olive Oil Cleanser that will help clear out any bacteria and dirt that could be leading to your skin’s sensitivity.

Here’s Why Argan Oil Will Transform Any Type of Skin!

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Argan oil is one of the most widely used ingredients for self-care products. From nails to hair, and skin, there really is nothing this magical tree extract can’t solve.

We call argan the skincare wonder because there really isn’t anything it can’t do. It’s one of the key ingredients in our formulation and will provide amazing results when used regularly. Here are just a few ways using argan in your daily routine can help your skin!

Hydrates Skin

argan oil, argan for skincare, argan oil skincare, hydrating skin cream, anti-aging skin care, dry skin anti-agingOne of the biggest benefits to using argan oil on your skin is its incredible ability to transform even the roughest skin to soft and supple. Because argan is filled with fatty acids and vitamin E, it delivers maximum hydration to your skin and delivers more moisturizing properties than almost any other ingredient!

What we love about argan oil for your skin is that it works for every single type of skin and any age too. In tests and studies using argan, they found that from teenagers to menopausal women, argan has positive side effects for every age and type of skin.

Reverse Sun Damage

argan, argan oil, argan oil skincare, argan oil for skin, sun damage, uv protectionSun damage is something we’re always wary of since it can not only cause wrinkles but is the culprit of dark spots and sagging skin too. When your skin is exposed to UV rays, it starts to fight off a whole range of issues but argan oil is here to help! Not only will it destroy dark spots, but it will also soften wrinkles and sagging skin too, which is why it’s included as one of our key ingredients for our Repair & Release Cream.

What is really impressive are the studies of argan oil in reversing discoloration in the skin which is thanks to its very high concentration of antioxidants, and particularly the amount of vitamin e it contains. This allows argan to help skin neutralize free radicals and prevent oxidative damage that will cause dark spots.

Controls Oil and Breakouts

argan, argan oil, argan oil skincare, acne, breakouts, adult acneIt might be hard to understand, but adding oil to oily skin is one of the best remedies to get skin under control. You may think that using oil would make the skin more oily but the opposite is true. In fact, tests with argan oil showed that using it on oily skin helped produce less sebum, which is the substance that can clog pores and make skin look greasy.

Argan oil is great at pulling dirt and oils from pores too which are going to cut back the number of breakouts and pimples you experience. The result will be smooth, healthy pores without free radicals and buildup!

Is Makeup Bad For Your Skin? Here’s What You Need To Know

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Since our teenage days when we first experimented with too much blush and blue eyeshadow, we were always told that makeup can be cause for concern when it comes to your skin.

Some believe that applying makeup daily can leave you with deeper lines and wrinkles while others think the two have nothing to do with each other. We dove into the research to find out the truth once and for all…

Skin and Makeup

amy schumer, makeup and skincare, skincare tips, makeup tipsFor the most part, makeup is completely safe for your skin. When people run into skin issues from makeup, it can be caused by an allergy to one of the ingredients or a harsh reaction to the makeup itself.

Like skincare, it’s important to take note of ingredients in your makeup and make sure that it’s not only safe but that the product is formulated for your skin type. While South Beach Skin Lab products are formulated for all skin types, most makeup brands aren’t. These days, even makeup is customizable to dry skin, oily skin or even acne prone to minimize the chance of skin problems.

What Can Happen?

breakouts from makeup, makeup and acne, makeup and breakouts, south beach skin lab, skincare, anti-agingUsing too much makeup, or the wrong makeup can have serious consequences for the health of your skin. Pimples don’t often happen as a result of makeup, but in fact, the makeup seals your pores which become filled with dead skin and oil. Those are how breakouts happen and can be one of the main side effects of the wrong products.

Some people can also experience redness, inflammation, eczema or rosacea as a result of ingredients used in their makeup products. Something to remember is that ingredients in makeup are not regulated in America, so it’s best to educate yourself of irritating ingredients like parabens to avoid skin issues.

How Can You Fix Your Skin?

skincare fix, makeup and skincare, anti-aging, makeup, skincareJust because you’re experiencing skin issues right now does not mean that it’s your fate. A few easy changes to your routine can make sure that your skin is protected, even if you need a little makeup to look and feel your best. For starters, read makeup ingredients and ask questions when you purchase your products the same way you would skincare.

If giving up makeup seems like a curse to you, then there is no need! If you’re taking proper care of your face before and after makeup application, chances are you won’t be doing your skin any harm.

Instead of using oily makeup removers, opt for an oil-based cleanser like our Day & Night Olive Oil Cleanser which removes 99.9% of makeup from the day. This will allow your pores to breath at night, and also dig deep to clear our dead skin and oil from your face, leaving nothing but a healthy and youthful glow!

What Is Skin Mapping And What Can It Tell You About Your Face?

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Skin mapping is an ancient practice used for centuries in Chinese medicine. It’s the practice of examining the face to read factors from the inside of the body that are contributing to what you see on the outside of your body.

Skin mapping can help helpful for all, but especially helpful if you ever suffer from breakouts or clogged pores. Face mapping has been proven to get to the bottom of where your skin issues are coming from and help you solve them.

Below are three areas of your face you need to make sure you’re analyzing that can help you discover exactly what your skin and body really need for a healthy glow!

The T-Zone

face mapping, tzone, skincareThe T-Zone consists of two areas of your face, your forehead and the area between your eyebrows, all down your nose. Using the technique of face mapping, the two different areas can reveal two different things about what your skin and body need.

If you experience breakouts on your forehead, face mapping concludes that could mean you’re under a lot of stress or staying up way too late. Instead of staying up late, try listening to some relaxing music and reading a book to help you fall asleep earlier and get a solid 8 hours of sleep.

If your breakouts happen to be between the eyebrows and on the nose, this could indicate there is an imbalance in your liver, kidneys or spleen. You’ll want to watch your diet and make sure you’re taking a multivitamin and getting lots of nutritious foods and drinks into your body to help resolve the issue.

The Cheeks

face mapping, skincare, cheeksWhen your cheeks are experiencing breakouts, it’s your body letting you know something about your lifestyle isn’t doing what it needs to support healthy skin. If breakouts are on the outer parts of your cheek, it can be because of factors like smoking or drinking.

Those types of breakouts indicate an imbalance in the liver and lungs and are a warning sign to your body that you need to make some simple lifestyle changes. Avoiding things like greasy and spicy foods, getting more exercise and drinking lots of H2O is sure to clear up these breakouts in no time!

The Chin

face mapping, skincare, breakoutsBreakouts on your chin can happen just below the mouth or even occur closer to your jawline. What face mapping tells us about this area is that skin issues that arise here are related to your digestive system and colon. These digestive issues show up as clogged pores and the chin is one of the most common places people experience breakouts.

The easiest and fastest way to clear and avoid further disruption to your skin in the chin area is to make sure you increase your intake of fruits and veggies. Because they have high amounts of fiber, it will help optimize the performance of your large intestine, colon, and stomach to digest food better and keep skin young and clear!

 

Have you tried face mapping before? Tell us about your experience in the comments below!

 

Three Questions To Ask Yourself If Your Skin Is Breaking Out With Pimples

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Have you noticed lately your skin is breaking out? Pimples happen no matter your age, in fact, adult acne affects about 50 million Americans and is the top skin concern in the nation according to American Academy of Dermatology.

Sometimes it’s hard to know why pimples pop up, but if you answer yes to any of these questions below, we can pinpoint the problem and help you find a solution!

Do You Touch Your Face Often?

breakouts, acne, pimples, touching your faceTouching your face transfers all sorts of dirt, bacteria and grime from your hands, which touch thousands of surfaces a day, and your face. This is easily one of the most common causes of clogged pores.

If you have to touch your face, make sure your hands are washed with soap and water first. Limiting how much you touch your face and making sure your hands are clean will minimize the risk of dirt getting trapped in your pores and becoming a zit.

Do You Skip Washing Your Face?

wash your face, cleansing, sleeping with makeup, breakouts, pimples, acneWe cannot emphasize this enough and even mentioned it as one of the most important new year’s resolutions you can make for your skin. If you aren’t cleansing every morning and night, then start doing it right away!!! You’ll notice breakouts improve almost instantly.

When your skin isn’t washed, all those bacteria that you can’t see with your naked eye are making a home in your pores and clogging them up. Cleansing with an oil-based cleanser like our Olive Oil Cleanser works like a magnet to attract dirt and oil and thoroughly clear pores.

Have You Been Eating A Balanced Diet?

bad skin foods, bad diet, acne diet, pimples, breakoutsWhat you eat affects your skin just as much as the products you put on them. If you’re still practicing your holiday season eating habits then it’s time to balance that out with some tasty fruit and lots of colorful veggies!

When your body takes in too much of something like dairy or sugar, it can increase oil production leading to clogged pores. By balancing out your diet with skin-centric foods you will see the pimples vanish and it will help keep new ones from appearing.

Skincare is about finding out what is causing the issue and building a suitable attack plan to deal with it. By making some of the simple changes above, or even noticing you’re doing them is half the battle of having beautiful skin!

Are you guilty of any of the above? Share your story with us in the comments below!

Dirty Makeup Brushes Are Doing Serious Harm To Your Skin!

Not cleaning your makeup brushes is considered one of the biggest sins in skincare. Not only does the cleanliness of your makeup brush affect the way your makeup is being applied to your face, but it also has some serious impact on the way your skin looks and feels.

A good rule of thumb is to make sure you’re cleaning your brushes at least once a month. If it’s a brush you use to apply liquid makeup then we suggest at least twice a month as those products can carry more dirt and bacteria than powders. What happens if you don’t wash your brushes often enough? You can expect some unwanted side effects like:

Clogged Pores

clogged pores, not washing makeup brushes, makeup brushesEvery time you apply a product to your brush, there is buildup. Over time, that buildup can result in some serious bacteria and germs that will live on your brush and that will clog your pores when applying the makeup to your face.

Clogged pores can lead to breakouts and as long as your brushes aren’t clean, you’re simply just spreading those germs back and forth between your face, your makeup, and your brush.

Breakouts

breakouts, makeup brushes, not cleaning make up brushesThink you’re too old for breakouts? Think again! If you’re starting to notice breakouts on your face where your blush, foundation or any other makeup is being applied, chances are we’ve now discovered the culprit.

If your brushes aren’t being cleaned properly and often enough, chances are, they’re going to contribute to some serious pimples and impurities. Even if your skin is “clean,” your brushes are still collecting oil, dust, dead skin, and the fallout from greasy hair products you spray around your mirror that is sure to cause breakouts.

Wrinkles

wrinkles, makeup brushes, cleaning make up brushesJust like us, skin can become stressed out. When you’re using dirty makeup brushes packed with bacteria and dirt and touching them to your face, your skin is getting put under tons of stress and the way it deals with that is to wrinkle.

The effects of stressed out skin are often a breakdown of collagen and elastin. Those are the two components your skin produces to fight wrinkles, sagging and aging.

How often do you wash your makeup brushes? Let us know in the comments below!

 

 

Three Bad Habits To Break To Get Your Best Skin Ever!

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We know things like smoking and drinking affect the way your skin looks, feels and ages, but what is surprising is that what seems like the most harmless habits can often do more damage to your skin then the big ones we are all aware of.

To help you know what kind of contact you want to avoid with your face to help keep your skin looking its best, you need to understand why these habits can cause so much hard.

Tugging At Your Eye Skin

rubbing, eye, makeup, eye careIf you’re pulling or tugging on the skin too tightly, it can cause some serious issues with wrinkles and sagging skin. It can happen when you’re applying your eye serum or even removing your makeup and you probably don’t even realize it.

This area of skin is some of your thinnest and it needs to be handled with gentle hands. To help stop damage to the eye area, use a makeup remover with a cotton pad and gently pat the area, or incorporate an oil cleanser like our Day & Night Olive Oil Cleanser to get dirt and makeup off easily without having to tug at your skin.

Touching Your Face With Dirty Hands

touching your face, dirty hands, skincareKeeping wrinkles and breakouts at bay is hard enough, but if you’re touching your face throughout the day with dirty hands, you’re not helping the problem. The reality is the average person touches their face about 3.6 times an hour and most of the time, you probably don’t even realize you’re doing it.

Firstly, make sure your hands are clean and wash them often, especially if you’re going to touch your face. This helps keep dirt and grime out of your pores for clean, unclogged skin.

Secondly, if you do have to touch your face, avoid rubbing, pinching or pulling at the skin. This can cause some serious damage to your skin and result in deep wrinkles that will be difficult to get rid of.

Rubbing In Your Face Cream

face cream, moisturizer, skincareYou may not even notice it but most people are pulling way too hard at their skin when applying their face cream or moisturizer. While the negative results won’t show up overnight, this will contribute to deeper wrinkles and lines in the future, and no one needs that!

The most effective way for you to apply face cream is actually to tap or dab it on the skin. This avoids pulling and stretching the skin which leads to wrinkles, and allows your skin to absorb the nutrients in the cream even better!

What are some bad skincare habits you wish you could stop? Comment in the box below!