Three things you can do everyday for you skin
The most important thing about a skincare routine is keeping a minimal, but diligent skin routine every morning and night. This routine improves the glow in your skin, reduces inflammation and acne and moisturizes reducing fine lines.
Receiving a monthly facial can help keep your skin on track. The time on the table connects you with someone who will know your skin. However, not everyone has time to make into the office. Our skincare guru, Tricia, will coach you on methods you can try at home to find your optimum skin health.
Facials not only helps with any of your skin concerns, but also are very relaxing. Therefore, your bodies relaxation response can help increase healing; mentally and physically. There is an upward migration of skin cells every 28 days in the epidermis (the top layer of the skin), this process is called keratinization.
Receiving facials helps to move this process along in a healthy way leaving you with glowing skin.
But besides facials... ! Here are three things you can do to everyday to support the health of your skin.
A helpful everyday tip is to eat your vitamins and also wear them by applying vitamin rich skincare products.
It’s important to eat a healthy diet filled with a ton of fruits and veggies (as well as my favorite supplements for skin health—tocos, reishi, chlorella, marshmallow root).
But it’s just as important to use products rich in vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, etc. Try the OSEA Vitamin Sea Serum or the Brightening Serum—both suitable for all skin types and are great for anti-aging and brightening.
Using products like these will help prevent premature aging and help hydrate the skin, among many other great benefits. Also remember to hydrate throughout the day, whether through herbal tea or just plain water.
Hydrating decreases inflammation in your body and improves the look of your skin.
Sunscreen is the most crucial aspect of your skincare routine. Wearing an SPF over your moisturizer and under makeup is probably the best everyday self-care practice you can do for yourself.
Sun exposure is the number one cause of premature aging, and also skin cancer…Above all, it’s important to wear sunscreen no matter what season, weather, or skin type you have.
The OSEA Atmosphere Protection Cream has a natural SPF of 9, due to the shea butter content in the product. This is O.K. if you are putting on makeup over it and you won’t be spending too much time outdoors.
However, even long commutes in the car exposes you to the sun-so it’s better to be safe than sorry.
While the Atmosphere Protection cream is an amazing day time moisturizer, it is great to layer it with something stronger, such as brands like Badger or Super Goop. Anywhere from 15-50 is a great level of SPF to use.
Have a concise nighttime routine, and *always* wash off your makeup before bed.
While we sleep, our skin works at healing and repairing, so having any dirt, dust, makeup, etc. can prevent this from taking place.
If you have normal to dry skin, try the Ocean Cleansing Milk followed by the Sea Vitamin Boost face mist as a toner.
Follow that with a serum, such as the Hyaluronic Serum and top that with the Advanced Protection Cream-and be sure to massage these products in with gentle, upward motions. Try using the Advanced Protection Cream In the morning it is definitely okay to just rinse your face with warm water—putting too many products on your face can sometimes have an opposite reaction, regardless of how amazing the products you are using are. Keep it simple.
If you are more on the oily/acne prone side, it is definitely encouraged to wash your face in the morning AND at night—and save the more astringent products for nighttime.
When your skin doesn't feel healthy to you, it could be a sign of stress or something else happening in your body like an allergy.
We recommend seeing your doctor or a nutritionist to flush out concerns that could be leading to breakouts, rashes and dryness.
Keep a journal on what you eat and what products you are using on your skin to bring to your medical appointments. This can help narrow down ingredients that may be causing irritation.