Why do you need a skin care routine? A few basic steps will help protect your skin from the elements, keep it hydrated & feeling fresh. This all helps to avoid premature aging. To some, a skin care routine might sound high maintenance, but in reality a basic set up really is pretty simple! Let’s get you started!
First things first when settling into a skin care routing is to choose a face wash that is specially formulated for you skin, you don’t want to use the same thing that you wash underarms with!! Always choose a gentle cleanser for your skin type which will work to remove dirt, oil & makeup. Use warm water (hot will only end up stripping all your natural oils & drying your skin out more) and gently massage in circular motions. Rinse and pat dry (no rubbing!!). My go to cleanser is Olive Me, made with all parts of the Olive Tree! A good option for all skin types, even those with sensitive skin!
A toner is important step that a lot of time gets set aside. Applying a toner, my faves are mists (or you can use a cotton pad) will replenish and restore nutrients to your skin while smoothing, softening and calming. A good toner will also deposit antioxidants which help protect your skin all day! I use (slightly addicted) to Tiber River’s Green Tea Tonic – which is made with real green tea, providing antioxidants. It calms any inflammation & because green tea is antibacterial it can help with acne!
Everyone needs to use a moisturizer, yes, even if your skin is oily! Hydrated skin is healthy skin & moisturizing is a key element in this! Choose a moisturizer that is packed with nutrients that will help your specific skin care needs. My favorite is Tiber River Naturals Olive Me, which provided light moisture with a heavy dose of antioxidants and natural oils this keeps my skin hydrated & protected. Tip : apply while face is still damp to lock moisture in!
Do not miss this one guys! Applying a sunscreen daily, no matter the weather (sunny, cloudy, cold winter days . . . put it on!!). Choose one that offers at least a 30 SPF & protects against UVA & UVB rays. If sun damage to your skin and skin cancer are not enough to scare you then chew on this, UV exposure is like the number one cause of wrinkles, uneven skin tone, loss of firmness and premature aging!! My fave, Tarteguard!
Looking for a specific skin care for your skin?! Contact me & I’ll help you get set up!