If Your Skin Feels Dry, Use These Tricks To Help Hydrate!

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Cold weather is here to stay and one of the most common side effects is your skin feeling dryer than normal. Like the seasons, our skin can change throughout the year but it’s no reason to panic.

Transforming your skin back to healthy and hydrated is as easy as following a few simple steps that you can work into your winter skincare routine. Here are our top tricks for revealing your gorgeous glow even in the dryest of months!

A Hydrating Cleanser

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A traditional cleanser is one that foams up but one of the worst side effects is dry, flakey skin. Traditional cleansers and soap are made with lots of surfactants and chemicals which strip your skin of its natural oils and mess with your pH balance.

To combat dryness from your cleansing routine, use our Lavender Oil Cleanser twice daily. How does it differ from other cleansers? Formulated with lavender oil, tea tree oil, and peppermint oil, it delivers a healthy dose of hydration as it washes away dirt, makeup and free radicals from your face.

A DIY Mask

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Masking is having its moment in the spotlight right now and for good reason. A face mask can help manage all sorts of skin issues ranging from dryness to acne and even anti-aging. While some masks can end up costing a small fortune from drugstores or Sephora, you can try to achieve the same results at home with ingredients you already own.

One of our favorites for dry skin is a coconut oil and honey mask which can be whipped up in a matter of minutes. All you’ll need is 2 tablespoons of coconut oil and 1.5 tablespoons of honey. Mix the two together and apply to your face with your fingers or a masking brush and leave on for about five minutes. The powerful hydrating properties of those two ingredients will leave skin glowing and hydrated!

Great Moisturizer Ingredients

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There are lots of options for a moisturizing cream on the market but many of them lack an important key to success…proper ingredients. Drugstore brands fill products with chemicals, sulfates, and even parabens. If you’re looking to combat dry skin, these types of ingredients will only make the problems you already see worse.

In order for your skin to really become nourished and feel more hydrated, it will take the power of ingredients like shea butter, argan oil, and sea buckthorn, which are all-star ingredients in our best-selling Repair & Release Cream. Ingredients like those help penetrate deeper than just the top layer of your skin, which can help improve the overall health of your skin’s moisture barrier. Using our Repair & Release Cream twice daily should help relieve your skin and help you glow no matter how dry the cold winter air becomes.

The Bad Skincare Habits You Need To Break Immediately

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Skincare habits can be the reason why you do or do not see results with your routine. No one is perfect and sometimes skincare can get confusing, but there are some things you should never make a habit of.

After lots of research, we’re breaking down some of the worst skincare habits you could have. If you’re guilty of any of these, it just takes a few small tweaks to your routine to get your skin back on the right path.

Not Moisturizing Right Away

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One of the most luxurious parts of your skincare routine is applying your Repair & Release Cream. The smooth texture of it as it glides on your face is just about as good as it gets! What may be shocking is that when and how you apply your cream is going to make all the difference in the results you see.

To get the most benefit from your moisturizer, it’s important that it is applied while your face is still damp after washing with your Lavender Oil Cleanser. This is the time when pores are open and most likely to benefit from all the peptides in your Repair & Release Cream. If you are waiting even 30 minutes before applying your moisturizer, it could explain why you haven’t been seeing the results you desire.

Not Protecting Your Skin

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Our skin is exposed to more elements a day than any other organ in our bodies. That’s why it’s so important to make sure you do what you can to protect it. One of the most damaging things your skin can be exposed to are UV rays and sun protection should be top of mind no matter what time of year it is.

In summer months, we recommend using a 50 SPF protection to make sure your skin is safe and sound when the sun is at its strongest. You’ll also want to opt for a hat as often as possible to protect the delicate skin on your face. As you transition sun protection into fall and winter, you can opt for a lower 30 SPF, but make sure you’re still diligent about re-applying it. Sunscreen is great at protecting your skin from harmful free radicals that cause aging, but if you only apply it in the mornings, it won’t be much help.

Not Washing Your Makeup Off

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Nothing will cause more damage to your skin than going to sleep without removing your makeup. Makeup is made of oils and sometimes even chemicals, which will seep into your pores if left on overnight. Not only can it cause skin infections, breakouts, and sensitivity, but it will make wrinkles even worse!

The best way to keep your skin face is to wash your face thoroughly with your Lavender Oil Cleanser before bed. To get your face clean, you used to have to use a toxic makeup remover followed by a traditional cleanser which is extra drying. Now, you can replace both steps by simply using your Lavender Oil Cleanser which melts off makeup and helps hydrate your skin so it glows! It also digs deep to make sure your pores are free and clear of any bacteria, dirt or leftover makeup.

These Three Products Will Change Your Summer Beauty Routine

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Summer is one of the best times of year but it can take its toll on your skin, hair, and body. Switching up your products by season is not only suggested, its recommended by doctors and skincare experts across America.

Instead of switching up your products by season, it’s easier and more cost-effective to add a few small tweaks to your current routine instead of fully overhauling it. Here are a few easy changes to make to your self-care routine to get the most out of summer!

Dry Shampoo

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Dry shampoo is easy to use and adds a nice freshness to hair. If you have thinner hair, it can also help to make hair look and feel thicker than it really is. If it’s an extra humid day or you just need a touch up after a visit to the beach, give your hair a few sprays of dry shampoo and rub it in with your fingertips. You’ll notice an instant difference after applying it!

Cleanser

oil cleanser, olive oil cleanser, cleansing routine, oil cleanser texture, oil cleanser how to useWhen the heat turns up and you’re spending half your day trying not to sweat, a great cleansing routine becomes more important than ever! If you’re not being diligent with your cleansing in the summer, expect breakouts, clogged pores, dullness, and even excess oil. Foaming cleansers can take off surface impurities but they don’t dig deep enough in summer months to properly clear your pores.

An oil cleanser is going to not only dig deep and clear out your pores to avoid pimples, but it is going to nourish your skin with grape seed and olive oil. It’s also going to pull double duty in clearing free radicals that can come from pollution or sun and lead to wrinkles and dark spots in the future. A great oil cleanser is a summer must-have, no exceptions!

Sunscreen

sunscreen, spf, spf protection, sun protection, summer beauty routineWhile we suggest wearing SPF protection all year round, it is especially important to make sure your summer routine includes a little more sunscreen than usual. Not only do you want to increase the SPF protection level to last least a minimum of SPF 30 in summer months, but you also need to increase the number of times you’re re-applying throughout the day.

The easiest way to make sure you never skip SPF is to keep travel-sized bottles anywhere you’re likely to come in contact with the sun. Throw one in your purse, one in your car, and even one in your desk drawer if you sit near a window in the office. These tiny bottles will be the only reminder you need to re-apply and stay protected from sun damage and free radicals.

What Happens When You’re Using Too Much Product?

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In a recent survey, over 72% of Americans said they weren’t sure about how much product they needed to use when it came to their hair and skin routines. In most cases, customers are using too much of their products and wasting their hard earned cash.

Are you curious how much is too much when it comes to cleansers, creams, and serums? We break down how much (or how little) of each product you really need.

Moisturizing Cream

moisturizer, how much moisturizer to use, south beach skin labEveryone knows that this is the cornerstone to any great skincare routine. After sun exposure or in winter months, skin can feel dry making you think you need to slather on a lot more moisturizing cream. Sadly, using too much cream can be very harmful.

You should only be using a quarter-sized amount of cream when you’re putting it on your face. That’s all you really need to hydrate the skin and avoid clogged pores, greasy skin, and accentuated wrinkles. Using a water-based moisturizer like our Repair & Release Cream can be used twice daily to see best results and notice better hydration in your skin.

Eye Serum

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Signs you’re using too much eye serum is overly dry skin, exaggerated wrinkles, and residue when applying your eye makeup. Keeping your eye serum amount smaller helps deliver the effective peptides without overwhelming this thin, sensitive area of skin. Best of all, use any excess serum left on the top of your hands and rub it in for younger looking hands!

Cleanser

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Using just a tiny bit of an oil cleanser will provide your skin with instant benefits. It will be softer to the touch after the first use and the product will last you so much longer, you’ll end up saving money in the long run. Even if dime-sized doesn’t seem like enough product to wash your face, you’ll be amazed at how powerful even a little bit can be!

Finally, A Tutorial On How To Use An Oil Cleanser Properly!

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If you haven’t heard of oil cleansing, you’ve probably been living under a rock. This new way to wash your face has received rave reviews from not only industry experts and top bloggers, but from everyday people just like you who have learned the magic power of the oil cleanser.

Unlike traditional foaming cleansers or soap, oil cleansers come in liquid form and feel silky smooth going on your skin. Once rinsed off, you’re left with a glowing complexion and just a touch to your face will prove how nourishing this product can be when used correctly.

For those of you who are new to oil cleansing, we’re going to break down a few key points to know about how to do it properly to make sure you’re getting the most out of your new cleansing method! So grab your Olive Oil Cleanser and let’s get started!

You Only Need A Small Amount

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Applying a small dime sized amount and rub it between your fingertips. Then apply gently to a dry face in a circular motion. You will feel the oil start to glide across your face but will notice that it doesn’t foam up. Don’t worry, it’s not supposed to.

Don’t Keep Rubbing For Too Long

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You may notice it takes on the color of whatever is left on your face for the day, so don’t be frightened if you see a bit of your foundation or mascara color coming through, that’s totally normal. Oil cleansers have a reputation for being really powerful at removing even the most waterproof of makeup.

Keep rubbing in a circular motion and make sure to scrub all parts of your face from your hairline to your jawline. Because oil cleansers are often made with powerful ingredients like Olive Oil, you want to be sure to keep it out of your mouth and eyes. For the eye area, you can also use a cotton pad with a few drops of cleanser to remove any mascara or eyeliner before cleansing the rest of your face.

It Works For Almost Every Skin Type

skin types, oil cleansing, skincareHave oily skin? That’s no reason to avoid an oil cleanser! While some people think that putting oil on oil is not a great idea, it actually will help control your oil production over time with regular use. Oil cleansers help fight acne or breakouts and will not clog your pores.

If you have combination skin or dry skin, you’ll be surprised at how nourishing an oil cleanser can be! Unlink soap and foam cleanser, you’re not going to have that hard, dry and rough skin once you rinse the cleanser off.  Instead, your skin looks like it has a halo glow and will feel extremely soft.

There are very few skincare products that can really work for everyone, and that’s why to us, oil cleansers are the holy grail! Just ask the thousands of happy customers who have purchased our Olive Oil Cleanser!