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April Skin Care Tips While Quarantined

Practicing self-care is more important than ever: It helps us relax, and it’s a reminder to nurture and love ourselves. One of those ways is to continue or start a skincare routine. Spending so much time indoors is affecting our lives and our skin in multifaceted ways. We wanted to offer some skin care tips while we are quarantined. With all the extra time on our hands let’s embrace a routine to care for our skin.

Exfoliation:

Depending on your skin type exfoliating once or twice a week is needed to remove the outermost layer of the skin that tends to get dry and dull. Moisturizers, oils and serums will be much more effective when applied to skin that’s free of its dull, dry top layer. I suggest using a blend of coconut oil with baking soda to exfoliate or Auspect’s Fruit Enzyme Peel. Another pricier, but effective, option is to invest in a Bio-Therapeutic bt sonic cleansing brush offered at Soak Spa. This device uses microsonic energy and its triangular cleansing head is thorough and gentle on your skin and the antimicrobial and antibacterial Azul silicone bristles cleanse areas that other brushes simply can’t reach. Microsonic technology is an extremely rapid mini vibration, slightly under the level of ultrasonic. The microsonic activity on the surface of the skin has been shown to be up to six times more effective than cleansing with the hands alone.

Moisturize, moisturize, moisturize:

As skin experts we recommend applying products that increase your skin’s barrier function, or protective layer. Opt for products with ingredients such as fatty acids, ceramides, and cholesterol, which are often sought after for their hydrating properties. Try rosehip seed and jojoba oils, which are excellent on the skin. Rosehip seed oil Brightens and evens out the skin, regenerates and heals, helps with anti-aging, elasticity, and collagen production. Jojoba oil closely resembles human sebum (the oil naturally produced by skin), making it effective for a wide range of skin types and conditions. Dry or oily, young or mature, jojoba helps bring balance to skin. Next week we will be highlighting the 1-Minute Face Lift and Rejuvenation face oil which is chock full of nourishing essential oils such as jojoba, argan, rosehip seed oil, lavender, geranium and rosemary. Another great option for moisturizing is our Hydrating Mask, which is amazing for everyday use in our dry and arid climate.

Sunscreen:

Many of us are working from home during the quarantine which means, then chances are you have natural light in the room as well. So I do recommend wearing a high-quality SPF if you’re working near a window, or when driving to and from work because UVs can penetrate through glass. Whenever possible we all should be trying to get natural light every day. Some of the thinnest skin on your body is your lips and eyes so be sure to protect them too when outdoors. Exfoliating with a light sugar and oil scrub will help remove dead chapped skin and applying a tinted lip balm with at least SPF 15 will keep them protected.

Drink more water:

A daily intake of at least 8 glasses a day is so very necessary in Colorado with helping our skin stay hydrated. Drinking water helps us detox the body and skin of toxins. Your skin will retain moisture, be more supple and radiant by increasing your water intake. Whenever possible drink water at room temperature that is filtered and eliminate the use of straws. Over time the repetitive pursing of your lips can accentuate existing lip lines.

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