Here’s How To Give Your Tired Summer Skin A Boost!

With humid temperatures, the drying sun, and the air conditioner blasting, it’s totally natural for your skin to take a beating over the summer months. This can be one of the hardest times of the year for your skin but with a little extra love at the end of the season, you can undo a lot of the damage from home.

Banishing dark spots, hydrating dried-out skin, and brightening dullness have never been easier! Now that it’s finally September, this is the best time to give your face an end of summer boost that will change your skin!

Exfoliate

exfoliation, summer skin, end of summer skincare, fall skincare routineIf your skin is rough and covered with dead skin cells, free radicals, and buildup then your products will never penetrate well enough to give you the results you desire. In order for your products to be able to work their best, you need to clear away the clutter on your skin and start with a soft, exfoliate canvas.

Exfoliating doesn’t just get rid of buildup on the surface of your skin, it helps circulate blood and allow oxygen to reach your skin cells. This will help the skin look brighter and feel softer. Plus it will allow for the active peptides in your Repair & Release Cream to penetrate deep into wrinkles and lines to banish them for good!

Hydrate!

hydration, repair and release cream, south beach skin lab, end of summer skin, fall skincare routineNothing makes your skin feel drier than months of sun exposure. Even if you have been diligent about your SPF all summer, the rays of the sun go deep into the skin and can dry out even your deepest layers of your dermis. If you aren’t using your moisturizer at least twice a day, you could be doing some serious harm to your skin.

Dry skin will make your wrinkles look deeper and your skin look dull, both of which will age your face beyond your years. Instead, turning to a moisturizer with shea butter, argan oil, and cocoa butter will take years off the look of your wrinkles and delivery maximum hydration to bring your skin back to life after a long, hard summer.

Be Consistent

consistent skincare routine, skincare good habits, summer skincare, fall skincare rotuineThis is the time of year where building good routines and habits for your skin can go a long way. In the summer, it’s easy to get off schedule with your self-care and that can have you skipping days of moisturizer or not cleansing properly before bed. All of these factors can be reduced when you stay diligent with your routine.

Studies have shown that using your routine in a consistent way can help reduce wrinkles by up to 60% more! Applying your cleanser properly, or using your Repair & Release Cream morning and night are some of the easiest ways to maximize results. If you think your skin can thrive without a great anti-aging routine, think again!

Say Goodbye To Dull Skin With These Three Easy Steps

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Dull skin can put a damper on your day. It doesn’t matter if you feel like you’re glowing on the inside if on the outside you don’t look your best. That’s a level of insecure we never want you to feel.

The good news is banishing dullness and restoring your confidence has never been easier. Turns out it only takes three easy steps to revive your skins glow and ditch dull skin for good!

Cleansing and Exfoliation

cleanser, exfoliation, oil cleanserCleansing your skin is the single easiest way to stay on top of dull skin that can accentuate wrinkles and dark spots. When dead skin builds on the surface of your face, it can make your face look like it has no life to it. Simply using an oil cleanser twice daily will help brighten your skin by removing dead skin cells from the surface and digging deep to clear pores.

If you feel like you need an extra boost to combat dullness, a weekly exfoliation may be just what you need! Exfoliating uses abrasion to remove dead skin and leave a soft, supple feel to your face. Exfoliating on occasion will help make sure that your oil cleanser can dig deep into pores without being blocked by buildup on your face.

At Home DIY Mask

diy skincare, diy fast mask, diy skincare ideasUsing a mask once a week can help keep dullness at bay. You don’t have to rush to Sephora to splurge on one either, because some of the most effective masks for dull skin can be made right at home. Some of the best ingredients to use are lemon, avocado, banana, and honey, most of which you can already find in your kitchen at home. If you’re struggling for inspo, check Pinterest to get ideas.

You want to make sure you’re not overwhelming your skin with masks because that can lead to breakouts. Instead, keep masks to once or twice a week as a special treat for your skin or the day before a big event. The result will be glowing skin from the minute you rinse the mask off.

Moisturize, Moisturize, Moisturize!

moisturizer, dull skin, dull skin tricks, hydrated skin, best skincare moisturizersUsing your Repair & Release Cream doesn’t just make your skin feel great, it’s going to make it look great too. Pumped full of powerful ingredients like shea butter, argan oil, and coconut oil will banish dullness and revive your skin to a younger-looking glow. Hydrated skin is also a much better canvas for makeup like foundation and blush. If you find your makeup looking cakey, your skin routine is probably suffering from lack of hydration.

What’s remarkable about the power of your moisturizer is that it can nourish your skin while deeply repairing damage in your dermal layers. We love when one good habit hosts a ton of great benefits and we can’t think of anything better than nourishing skin while protecting it at the very same time!

 

These Simple Tips Will Make Your Pores Look Smaller

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Large pores can leave you looking older and feeling insecure. When pores are enlarged, it makes it easy for oil and dirt to become trapped, causing blackheads which will actually make your pores look even bigger!

Pores are how our skin breaths and for most of us they are a fact of life. Today we’re going to break down the easiest way for you to deal with enlarged pores and how to shrink them safely at home.

Exfoliate

SKINCARE, ANTI-AGING, PORES, EXFOLIATIONDon’t underestimate the results a proper exfoliation can have for your pores! When you exfoliate your skin, the rough texture of your exfoliant will help clear dirt, oil, and debris from your skin and pores.

For those with sensitive skin, make sure you only exfoliate once a week to avoid redness and flare-ups. For normal or oily skin, start with exfoliation twice a week and slowly work your way up to every other day to allow your skin time to adjust to this change in your routine.

SkinTip: Apply your Repair & Release Cream generously after exfoliation to avoid your skin becoming dry and flakey. 

Let Your Pores Breath

pores, skincare, makeup, anti-agingJust like our lungs, our skin needs to breathe. If your skin is covered in makeup, pollution or dirt, it’s just going to clog your pores more and make them look even larger than they are.

The best way to avoid this is by applying thin layers of skincare and makeup to your face and making sure you remove all your makeup at the end of the day. When your skin is clean, it has the opportunity to purify itself naturally and work to resolve any built up bacteria clogging your pores.

Use An Oil Cleanser 

oil cleanser, south beach skin lab, pores, skincareMany women have turned to oil cleansing as a way to gently remove makeup, soothe sensitive skin, and tame unrelenting breakouts. Using oils instead of traditional soap or detergent cleansers can also help protect the natural lipid layer of the skin and the good bacteria that live there.

Oil cleansers work like a magnet to attract the dirt in your pores without disrupting your skin. Even the most sensitive or oily skin types praise oil cleansers for the powerful cleansing ability but gentle application.

By using an oil cleanser like our Olive Oil Cleanser twice daily, you will help shrink pores by giving them the most thorough but gentle clean possible. After a few days, you’ll notice pores look visibly smaller and skin looking much younger!

Avoid Self-Tanner Mistakes With These Easy Tips

Self-Tanners are making a comeback these days thanks to all the information we now know about sun protection and avoiding UV rays. You can find them in Sephora, drug stores or even online, but applying them like a pro takes some practice.

If you’re reaching for self-tanner to give yourself a perfectly bronzed glow, follow along with these easy tips to avoid looking like a streaky mess!

Exfoliate First

self-tanner, tanning mistakes, moisturizer, skincareSelf-tanner looks best when applied to clean, soft skin. To achieve this, exfoliate the part of your body you plan to use the self-tanner on before applying anything.

For your face, use a gentle exfoliator the night before application so your skin has time to relax from any sensitivity or inflammation. For your body, you can use a tougher exfoliator in the shower with a glove and wait until skin is completely dry to apply your tan.

Moisturize

self tanner, tanning, white spots, skincareIf you’ve ever tried self-tanner before you may have experienced small spots of uneven color on your skin. These spots are the result of dehydrated patches of skin that are desperate for hydration.

If you’re applying self-tanner to your face, make sure your skin is well hydrated by using a daily moisturizer like our Repair & Release Cream for at least 7 days before application. For your body, a few days of using a heavy moisturizer or body butter will do the trick. This should help you avoid any uneven patches of self-tanner that could give away your faux-glow.

Lemon Can Fix Mistakes

self tanner, how to, skincare, uv protectionIf there is one thing almost guaranteed the first time you try self-tanner is a little mistake or two. While it’s a great alternative to tanning your skin in the sun and causing major damage, it is also no easy task for first-timers.

If after you apply your tanner you find any spots, streaks or areas that need a quick fix, reach for the lemon! Lemon has lots of acidity which breaks up the darker color and evens your tan out with your natural tone.

Just cut the lemon in half or slices and apply directly to the uneven color. You can also re-apply as many times as you need to fix your self-tanned mistakes.

 

Have you tried self-tanner before? Tell us about it in the comments below!

Can You Believe Tomato Is The New Secret To Amazing Skin?!

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We’re always on the hunt for tips and tricks to help our skin look it’s best but we were so surprised when we stumbled upon a tip that Tomato is a secret weapon for skin, and it’s been hiding in our kitchens this whole time!

For this experiment we used fresh, grocery store bought tomatoes and cut them in quarters to rub on our faces. We have to say, the results were great but you for sure want to do this in the privacy of your own home. While it can be a messy and silly looking process, we noticed tons of benefits to our skin after applying it! Here are some of the best things we noticed from our “Tomato Facial”.

It’s A Natural Exfoliant

exfoliation, skincare, anti-aging, skincare foods, diyTomatoes tend to be high in sugar and enzymes, but that’s not a bad thing! When you rub the tomato on your face, the mix of enzymes and sugar gently exfoliates even the most sensitive skin to remove dead cells, dirt and impurities. To increase the effects of exfoliation, dip the park of the tomato you’re rubbing on your skin in sugar before applying it to your skin. The softness of the sugar in the tomato will work on almost every single skin type and provides fast results.

Exfoliating makes skin glow but often store-bought exfoliants are really harsh, even if you don’t suffer from sensitive skin. This is a perfect remedy to dull skin and it’s so gently, you can do it multiple times a week if you want to! The best part is that it is 100% completely natural.

It Can Reduce Dark Spots and Sun Damage

dark spots, sun damage, skincare, diy skincare, anti-agingThe only way to prevent further UV damage is to slather on SPF but what about the damage that starts showing up from years past once you get older? While you can dull the appearance of them with antioxidant skincare, Tomatoes have shown amazing power in reducing and even clearing sun damage.

Tomatoes contain a special ingredient called Lycopene. Lycopene helps the skin recover and repair both sun damage and free radical damage. It’s powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties will restore your skin to a youthful and glowing canvas and will diminish your dark spots and keep breakouts and clogged pores at bay.

It Helps Shrink Pores

tomatoes, skincare, diy skincare, anti-agingStop spending your hard earned money on primers and foundation to mask your larger pores. Tomatoes have a knack for shrinking pores almost instantly and all it takes it a few easy steps in the kitchen. Tomatoes work effectively on pores when applied as an astringent, similar to a toner and this is one of our favorites for having skin that looks so airbrushed, you can skip makeup that day!

Step 1: Mix one spoonful of tomato juice with 4-5 drops of lemon juice

Step 2: Apply gently to your entire face with your fingertips or use a cotton pad if needed

Step 3: Rinse with lukewarm water to shrink open pores

Step 4: ADMIRE!

Have you used Tomatoes in your beauty routine before? Tell us about it in the comments below!