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.

Is It Safe To Apply Sunscreen Before Your Moisturizer?

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Skincare is like science and the application order of your products can make the difference in seeing results. One staple in every skincare routine is SPF protection and we’ve always heard it should be the last thing you apply to your face before leaving the house.

Recently, an article was published about applying it as the first layer and the online beauty community lost their minds. We decided to investigate using sunscreen as your first skincare step and if it’s really safe.

The Type of Sunscreen You Use Matters

spf, spf protection, sunscreen, sun care, skincareApplying sunscreen before the rest of your skincare is possible, but it is a bit more difficult depending on your type of sunscreen. Some sunscreens are chemical while others are made from minerals. If you use a chemical sunscreen, it actually requires absorbing into the skin to be able to protect. That means that applying it over top of other products could change the properties and effectiveness of the SPF and it should always go under your other products.

Mineral sunscreen is protecting your skin but instead of absorbing, it does so by sitting on the surface of the skin to reflect UV rays and keep free radicals from causing wrinkles and damage. If you are using a mineral sunscreen it will matter which order you apply it in and you should always apply it last.

Avoid Two In Ones

sunscreen, sun cream, spf, spf protection, sun protection, skincareWhile it might seem tempting to just switch to a moisturizer that includes SPF protection, the fact of the matter is that it will never protect your skin as well as using two separate products.

Take the Repair and Release Cream for instance, which is formulated without SPF. Because of its powerful peptides and antioxidants, the chemicals and sunscreen would not only be less effective, but it could actually hurt the results you see. That’s why we suggest keeping your SPF protection and your moisturizer with essential antioxidants and peptides separate.

No Matter What, Re-apply!

spf, spf protection, sunscreen, sun cream, sun protection help, skincareNow that you know chemical sunscreen should be your first layer and mineral sunscreen should be your last, we want to remind you that no matter what kind of sun protection you use, it won’t work unless you re-apply! Sunscreen can’t last through sweat or water and can wear off in only a few hours so keep some handy in your car, desk or handbag.

Reapplying your sunscreen all day also requires a little extra attention when cleansing your skin at night. The buildup of sunscreen can cause clogged pores, enhanced wrinkles and breakouts so make sure you’re cleansing thoroughly morning and night with your olive oil cleanser to keep skin healthy and safe.

These Are The Sun Protection Staples You Need This Summer!

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Did you know that even on an overcast day, 80% of the suns UV rays are able to reach your skin? That means as the overcast skies clear and summer begins in full swing that we need to be making sure we’ve got our bases covered when it comes to sun protection.

Sunscreen is great but with the sun getting stronger each passing year, it’s time to take your sun protection game to the next level. These are a few tried and trusted staples to include in your summer outings to make sure you’re keeping your skin safe of UV rays and free radical damage.

A Chic Sun Hat

sun protection, uv protection, sun hat, skincareThank the fashion gods, a sturdy straw hat is a hot trend for summer 2019! There are tons of different sizes and styles to choose from and they are absolutely the safest way to keep your face safe from the sun, even if you are tanning your body.

Opt for a hat that covers not just your face but as much of your neck, chest and even shoulders if possible. The wider the brim of the hat, the more it will cover and protect. Aging and wrinkles from sun damage don’t just happen on your face, the can impact your neck and chest too.

Tip: If the weather is hot and your hat touches your forehead, make sure you’re thoroughly cleansing the area with your Olive Oil Cleanser to avoid clogged pores and breakouts from sweat.

Self Tanner

self tanner, uv protection, sun protection, sun and anti-agingFeeling like Casper the friendly ghost without a few hours tanning in the sun? We totally understand that your skin tone and tan can affect your confidence so that’s why we suggest getting your glow the non-traditional way.

With all the research that links skin cancer with sun exposure, there are more and more ways to spray tan or self-tan, and options for every budget. If you’re willing to shell out the big bucks, opt for a spray tan which will cover your whole body and is usually done by a professional. If you feel more confident, opts for a gradual tanning lotion from the drugstore to use on arms and legs to keep that vacation glow.

There are even tanning drops which you can add to a moisturizer like your Repair & Release Cream to add color to the face, but we suggest doing your research to find the best self-tanning option for yourself!

Have Two Sunscreens

sunblock, sunscreen, anti-aging, sun protection, uv protectionHaving one sunscreen probably won’t cut it if you’re looking for some serious sun protection. For your body, we suggest using a cream sunscreen over a spray as it’s harder to miss spots with the cream and won’t leave you with a patchy sunburn if you forget to reapply.

Make sure you’re using an alternative sunscreen for your face, and preferably one that is oil-free to avoid clogging pores. There are lots of brands that have a solid face stick that you can use over makeup so it can be re-applied throughout the day.

No matter what kind of sunscreen you’re using, make sure it has a minimum of SPF 30 protection and apply it after your Repair & Release Cream daily. If you’re spending your day outside in direct sunlight, you should re-apply at least every 80 minutes.

 

What are your tricks for keeping your skin safe from UV rays? Share them with us in the comments below!

3 Tricks To Keep Your Hands Looking Youthful and Wrinkle-free!

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You’re getting lots of rest, your diligent about your skincare routine, and you take anti-aging seriously, so one would think you’ve got all your bases covered… except for a true skin care expert. They know the one place that gives your age away no matter how good you take care of your face is your hands.

Your hands happen to be the most exposed part of the skin on your body, even more than your face! Because of it’s constant exposure to elements, your hands can age quickly leaving wrinkles, dark spots and sagging skin and no matter how great your face looks, this can give away your true age.

Here are a few of our favorite tips to make sure you’re taking good care of your hands and keeping them looking their best.

Moisturize Them

hands, wrinkles, dark spots, anti-agingYour skin looks the best when it’s got a healthy amount of hydration and that is true for your hands too! Like your face, wrinkles can appear deeper and more severe when they are dehydrated. Using a moisturizer at least twice a day on your hands can help keep wrinkles at bay and keep your hands as soft as possible.

If you’re looking for added muscle power in fighting hand wrinkles, you can always use your anti-wrinkle moisturizer like the Repair & Release Cream. Because of the powerful anti-wrinkle peptides like Matrixyl 3000 and Argileine, this will provide extra help to repair your wrinkles than an average hand cream will while still providing all the hydration your hands could need.

Protect Them

sunburn, hands, wrinkles, dark spotsWe cannot emphasize this enough… SPF is your BFF! If your skin isn’t protected from the sun, you’re going to get burned!

Using an SPF on your hands is crucial to avoiding sun damage and causing premature aging on your hands. This helps keep your hands protected from further damage and protects your skin so it’s able to heal itself from free radicals.

To make sure your hands are safe from harmful rays, apply an SPF to the tops of your hands at least 3 times a day, or anytime after washing your hands. If you’re spending the day at the beach or out in the sun, we suggest re-applying every hour for extra protection.

Enhance Them

manicure, anti-aging, aging hands, wrinkles, dark spotsA little pampering and self-care can make anyone feel their best! When it comes to aging hands, something as simple as a manicure can have your hands looking their best and leave you feeling great about yourself!

By treating yourself to a manicure, you can take a few hours to yourself and unwind. Not only will that do wonders for your mental health, but the result of a professional manicure will also leave your hands looking amazing and give you a confidence boost. Pick your favorite shade of polish and enjoy being pampered!

 

How do you combat wrinkles and lines on your hands? Share it with us in the comments below!