A routine that not only relaxes you but also benefits your skin? Yes, it exists! Our Facial Yoga page gives you step by step instructions on how to massage your skin into relaxation. The best part? Facial yoga reduces your cortisol levels, promotes circulation and collagen production in your skin and adds an angelic glow to your face. All you need is 10 minutes, your face, and a favorite serum, (we recommend one of our microbiome-friendly facial serums!)
Moisturize, Moisturize, Moisturize!
If you live, or are visiting, a colder climate this holiday season, keeping your skin well moisturized is a must. What really happens to your skin when it's cold?
When the weather gets colder, humidity levels typically drop too. Between harsher temperatures, low levels of moisture in the air, and indoor heat, our skin’s natural protective barrier is stripped of hydration, resulting in dry, flaky skin. When your skin is dry, it’s also more sensitive - making it more prone to breakouts, irritability, and cracking.
During periods of cold weather, it is also not unusual for skin conditions like eczema, rosacea, and psoriasis to flare up. Winter Skin Tip: Replace your regular moisturizer with a thicker, more nourishing moisturizer. Don’t forget to moisturize your entire body including your hands and feet. Plus, adding a moisturizing serum to your routine along with a moisturizer, will double-protect your skin!
Consider a Skin-Cleanse
It’s important to recognize that your skin isn’t sensitive, it’s smart. When you feel like your skin is out of balance (or feeling dry & dull) it is most likely trying to communicate that to you.
To discover what could be the trigger, try eliminating your skincare and make up for a few days for your face (except what is recommended by CDC or by your healthcare provider). For example, if you’re wearing makeup during the week, you limit this to only the weekends.
Pause using all of your products (with the exception of anything prescribed or recommended by your healthcare provider), starting with makeup. That eliminates the need to do a harsh cleansing routine at night. Depending on your skin profile, cleansing your face is not always a necessity and reducing it can help protect it better and use less skincare over time. Once you start to eliminate certain products, you’ll start to be able to tell which ones you actually need. For myself, moisturizing my skin is a necessity but I stopped exfoliating, doing masks and I only gently cleanse when I have been wearing makeup or sunscreen. My skin is now much less dry.
If you’re feeling up for it, try challenging yourself by cutting products out for two weeks (except any prescriptions or sun protection). Your skin cells take 2 weeks to regenerate, so this allows you to really notice what factors are impacting your skin.
You might be pleasantly surprised with how your skin feels after a pause on products. Discover what is really working for you, and what is causing your skin to not feel its best.
We hope you found these tips helpful, and that you can incorporate some into your daily routine after the busy holiday season.