These Crazy Skin Facts Will Help You Make Better Decisions About Skincare

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In the wild world of skincare, there are so many pieces of info out there that it’s hard to know what’s really important for your skincare journey. We believe that the more you know about your skin, the better your results will be.

In an effort to make sure you look and feel your best, we rounded up the top skincare facts and break down how to use these to the benefit of your skin!

It’s Your Largest Organ

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Your skin covers more area of your body than any other organ and it is also the most likely to absorb toxins and chemicals. When choosing a skincare routine, you want to be conscious of this so that you aren’t putting anything on or in your body that could hurt it. Most skincare products are formulated with synthetic and cheap ingredients that can be absorbed from your skin. In some studies, they even found evidence of parabens that had entered the body through the skin, GROSS!

Instead of having to worry about what your largest organ is absorbing, opt for safe and effective skincare ingredients that can reverse signs of aging but also keep you healthy. We formulate all our products with a focus on nature and we include ingredients like comfrey leaf, cucumber, shea butter and coconut oil to deliver anti-aging peptides and amino acids that are safe for you and your skin!

Your Skin Renews Itself

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Cell turnover is a term to describe how your skin naturally renews itself. Did you know that every 28 days, your skin can turnover cells? That means that you have a chance to change the look and feel of your skin while supporting these skin cells to repair the damage. While your skin can naturally renew itself, there are some helpful ingredients that can increase cell turnover and provide even better results for your anti-aging goals.

Vitamin C has been proven as one of the most effective ingredients to help cell turnover. The most effective place you can see the results of vitamin C is with pigmentation and brightness in your skin. If you want to increase cell turnover and wake up with a noticeably brighter complexion, opt for products that use vitamin C to brighten skin and manage melanin production like our Dark Spot Remover.

Your Shed Dead Skin

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One of the most shocking skincare facts we’ve ever heard is that the average person sheds about 30,000 dead skin cells per minute. Dead skin can be caused by dryness so making sure your skin is hydrated is super important. Dead skin cells also find their way into your home and resemble dust so making sure you are washing your face properly is crucial to reducing the number of dead skin cells you shed and helps keep skin hydrated to avoid more dead skin.

If you are still using a traditional foaming cleanser or soap to wash your face, chances are you’re shedding more dead skin cells than normal every single day. To combat this, use an oil-based cleanser that delivers deep hydration to your skin while helping to combat dead skin cells. Opt for oil cleansers that focus on natural and soothing ingredients like Lavender so that you are softening skin, repairing damage, and fighting dead skin cells all in one easy skincare step!

How To Properly Apply Your Moisturizer For Best Results

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It’s no questions that a high-quality moisturizer should be the staple in your skincare routine. Sadly, most people will not experience the results they desire simply because they’re applying it the wrong way.

Do you really know how to properly apply your moisturizer? Here are some tips to help make sure you’re applying properly and getting the most out of your skincare routine.

Apply After Cleansing

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There are some basic tips when it comes to moisturizing that cannot be skipped. One of them is the step that comes before…cleansing. Cleansers help clear your skin and prepare it for the rest of your routine. Without a high-quality cleanser, your skin is likely not absorbing all the powerful ingredients it needs to reverse signs of aging.

Oil cleansers are the best option for cleansing before moisturizer because it will clean skin better than traditional cleansers, without drying your skin out or compromising the balance of your pH levels. If you make a habit of cleansing right before applying your moisturizer, your skin will reap the benefits and your products will go deeper to provide results.

Skip The Drugstore

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We understand that drugstore skincare products can seem appealing. They are convenient, cheap, and claim to be effective products. The reality, however, is that using products from the drugstore, especially a moisturizer, can backfire and leave your skin in a state of emergency.

Drugstore products often replace important ingredients with cheaper alternatives and fillers. In fact, a recent study found that there are hundreds of products in every drugstore that include harmful ingredients like parabens and sulfates. Using a high-quality moisturizer like our Repair & Release Cream will ensure you’re using quality ingredients that have the ability to help provide real results.

Don’t Rub Too Hard

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When you’re applying your moisturizer, it’s natural to want to push and pull at the skin to help the product absorb. Sadly, pushing, pulling and tugging at your skin will result in deeper, more noticeable wrinkles, and even lead to sagging skin in the future.

To keep your skin safe and looking wrinkle-free, you’ll want to take extra care when applying your moisturizer and do so gently. When applying your moisturizer, take some product and warm it between your fingertips before applying it to your face. This will allow the moisturizer to glide on smoothly, and you’ll be able to gently press it into the skin instead of rubbing. This will help deliver peptides, nutrients, and antioxidants to your skin to help fight signs of aging.

Three Moisturizing Mistakes You’re Making That Hurt Your Results

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If there is one skincare step we know most people include in their routine, it’s moisturizing. What you may not know is that your moisturizer needs to be used strategically in order for you to get the results you’re working so hard to see.

Moisturizer is part art and part science. Here are the most common mistakes you’re making in your moisturizing routine and how to correct them to see results!

It Doesn’t Work For Your Skin Type

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Most people know their skin type as oily, dry, or normal but the reality is most skin types are a combination of the ones listed above. Because of this, your moisturizing routine could backfire if you’re using skin type-specific products without realizing parts of your face are a combination. This can lead to flakes, dry patches, and breakouts if you’re not careful.

Instead, opt for a solution that is made for almost every type of skin like our Repair & Release Cream. This powerful moisturizer is packed with beneficial peptides and nutrients to not only reverse signs of aging but to help your skin glow with balanced hydration throughout.

You’re Applying It To Dry Skin

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Most people notice a need for a moisturizer when their skin is dry, but that isn’t the best time to be applying your moisturizer. Your moisturizer works more effectively when you apply it to damp skin and its been proven that it even absorbs better and makes hydration last longer. You should also never apply your moisturizer over makeup because it will clog pores and lead to breakouts.

The best time to use your moisturizer for maximum benefit is right after cleansing. Start with your Lavendar Oil Cleanser to make sure your skin is clean and clear. After cleansing, pat your face dry with a soft towel and then apply your moisturizer directly to the skin in a gentle circular motion. Try not to tug at your skin as this can lead to more wrinkles and lines.

You’re Using A 2-in-1 Product

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A recent trend in the skincare world is trying to shorten up a routine by providing products that perform more than one benefit. A great example of this is a moisturizer with SPF sun protection included. While it may seem like a no-brainer to cut out a step in your routine and use a multi-purpose product, you’ll never get the same kind of benefit as you would using them separately.

With a two in one product, science has proven that mixing ingredients like UV protection and hydrating peptides can ruin the effectiveness of both. That is why so many people complain of sun damage from just using their moisturizer with SPF- it doesn’t perform properly because its effective ingredients have been compromised. To avoid this, stick with a moisturizer like our Repair & Release Cream which allows you to apply sun protection of your choice on top of it without clogging pores. This will allow the anti-aging ingredients in your Repair & Release Cream to work their absolute hardest and actually reverse wrinkles, lines and sagging skin.

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

oil cleanser, oil cleansing, skincare how toIf you’re using more than a dime sized amount, you’re likely using too much and wasting product and money. A little goes a long way with oil cleansers so don’t fill up your whole palm the way you usually would.

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!

 

Three Things To Never Do If You Have Dry Skin

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Dry skin is one of the most common skin types and can affect people of any age. Dry skin is often characterized by lack of hydration in the skin which leads to flakes or rough and red spots on the face.

Living with dry skin can be very manageable and easy to deal with if you know what triggers your skin and how to avoid it. If you suffer from dry skin, here are three things you want to avoid at all costs in your daily routine.

Don’t Cleanse Twice A Day

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This allows you to remove makeup and dirt from the day and let your skin balance it’s natural oils while you sleep. Also, make sure to avoid foaming cleansers at all costs as they dry out the skin much more than an oil-based cleanser like our Olive Oil Cleanser. 

Don’t Wear Heavy Foundation

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Skip the foundation and find a great tinted moisturizer or BB cream that enhances your skin tone and provides ample moisture at the same time. Make sure to also avoid powder products that can cake into fine lines and draw attention to flaky skin.

Don’t Expose Skin To Extreme Heat

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When showering or washing your face, avoid hot water at all costs. Instead, opt for using a washcloth with luke-warm water to remove makeup or rinse off your cleanser.

Lukewarm water will be less extreme on your skin and instead of shocking it with unexpected heat, it will keep your skin more balanced and your moisture levels even. If you find that your skin is dry even after a warm shower, apply your Repair & Release Cream directly after your shower to provide your skin some extra hydration.