A Beginner’s Guide to Skin Care Basics
If there is one thing in today's world we should know, taking care of our skin should not be considered a luxury or a treat but rather a necessity! With all the pollution and toxins in the air, or our unhealthy diets we can never be completely certain how our skin is affected.
The good news is that there are simple steps you can take to counter and actually repair the damages caused by our environment, and quality products are easy to acquire and don't have to put a major dent in your purse or wallet.
Below is the best simple daily skin care routine you can stick to quite easily that yields great results
Step 1 Cleanse
The general rule of thumb here is cleansing your complexion twice per day once in the morning, once in the evening is ideal. Cleansing in the morning will help to remove any evidence of sweat or oil left from your pillow and hair during your beauty sleep.
There is one common exception to the twice daily rule: And that is dry skin. If you tend to be dry, it’s OK to use plain water in the morning.
However, cleansing your skin in the evening should never go undone. With so much pollution in the air, car exhaust or just bad eating habits never go to bed without a proper cleanse to help remove excess oil, sweat, dead skin cells, and other debris that collect on the skin throughout the day.
Best type of soap to use. A gentle natural soap that doesn't have harsh chemicals and detergents. Some manufactures add low quality synthetic ingredients, especially when it comes to scent. Find soaps that are non scented or use natural essential oils for scent.
Step 2: Moisturizer
Moisturizing reduces the chances of skin problems. When your skin is too dry or too oily, many common skin problems like acne can occur. If you have oily or acne-prone skin , bypassing daily moisturizer could be a big mistake "Over-washing without the appropriate use of a moisturizer will actually trigger an over-production of oil on your skin.
Moisturizing can also reduce the appearance of other blemishes. Freshly moisturized skin has a healthy sheen, which can even out an existing blemishes.
Moisturizing helps your skin stay young. the most sensitive areas of your skin - the face, ears, neck, and chest replace themselves more often than any other area of your skin. This daily loss of skin cells leaves these areas vulnerable to the dryness and the elements - in fact, they are highest-risk areas for skin cancer. Moisturizing can help give your sensitive skin the boost it needs to repair itself and stay healthy.
Moisturizing fights wrinkles. That plump, firm feeling in your face after moisturizing isn’t an illusion. According to the British Journal of Dermatology, people with properly moisturized skin accumulate wrinkles at just a fraction of the rate of those with dry skin.
A note on Laguna Breeze. When we developed our moisturizer we wanted it to not only penetrate and hydrate deep into your skin but also deliver a wide range of nourishing, anti aging, and repairing ingredients. We have gotten amazing results from only a few weeks of use.
Step 3: Protect
Sunscreen is your first line of defense and protection against skin cancer. If you were to do nothing else for your skin, sun protection is the most important.
Opt for a sunscreen that is SPF 30 or higher, and apply it daily (even when it's cloudy), always as the final step in your skin-care routine.
Wear protective clothing and seek shade. Over time the sun can cause a variety of skin conditions, at Laguna Breeze we recommend to try to keep to the shade during 10 a.m. and 4 p.m when the sun's rays are strongest.
Wearing protective clothing like long sleeves, yoga pants, and shade hats is best but sometimes we want to show off a little, in that case a good sunscreen will do wonders.
These 3 simple steps if done daily will go a long way to preventing and repairing your skin.
Some Extra Tips to Think With
As your skin care routine continues to develop and evolve, perhaps the most important piece of information to remember as you're slathering on products is this: Less is often more. Sometimes your skin needs to breathe even under the product.
Despite popular opinion not all alcohols are destructive for the skin. Any living thing such as Aloe, Hemp or even grass when it dies naturally produces a form of alcohol. Some of these are required by the FDA to be listed even if the alcohol was not directly added to the product. So when you see ingredients like cetyl alcohol and stearyl alcohol, have no fear!
If a new skin care routine doesn't seem like it's "working" right away, know that when it comes to skin care, patience is a must (and if any product promises immediate results, be weary). Don't experiment too much, Give your skin a chance to get used to a product or active agent for at least two to three months before switching. The exception here, of course, would be if a skin care product provokes any sort of irritation or allergic reaction in which case, discontinue use right away.
Drink lots of water. Dehydration can lead to a slew of undesirable skin conditions.
Thanks for reading! Let us know what you thing and if you have any questions feel free to contact us we are more than happy to help in anyway we can!