You may be be marching into a new decade but that doesn’t mean time needs to march across your face.
How you use those lotions and potions is just as important as which ones you use. Here are some simple tips to maximize a nightly skin care routine and why it even matters. Best thing is, most of this work is done for you, as you sleep.
1. If you’re not getting enough rest, you need to check yourself before you prematurely age yourself. If I don't get enought sleep, it shows around my eyes and in my overall “glow”. I’ve been setting an alarm on my phone to remind myself to get to bed at a reasonable time, but before I crawl into bed, I make a pit stop at my bathroom sink.
2. Wash your face before bed. I just read not washing your face before bed can age your skin up to 7x faster. What, the what? Here’s why, all day long, our skin is fighting “free radical” damage. During the day, your skin is constantly fighting against the effects of the sun and pollution so give your skin a chance to repair itself overnight, cleanse before bed!
3. Apply that serum before your moisturizer. Serums are more concentrated with nutrients that can do some repair work. They penetrate best if they can seep directly into your skin. Lock that goodness in with a moisturizer, which helps seal in hydration.
A few minutes each night will reap years down the road. Your skin is worth a little time and energy. Take care of yourself and you will feel good and look good, it’s that simple!
Need help making these simple changes to your routine? I got you, here is my favorite non-toxic night serum and for more skincare tips and tutorials, be sure to check-in to my Facebook community group, the Liz Lounge.
I have a confession.
Before we cut the (cable) cord I used to watch QVC. I liked to veg out on the beauty nights. I was always curious to see what was trending. One treatment that was talked about on the regular was argan oil.
It comes from kernels of argan fruit, and is referred to as “liquid gold” by beauty experts. It's high in unsaturated fatty acids like omegas 3, 6 and omega 9, and has natural vitamin E, which means it truly nourishes your hair and skin. It can help to renew and repair hair damaged by over styling, environment and oxidization. Your skin will drink it in too, you'll feel smooth and hydrated, not greasy.
Check out the versatility of this powerful oil:
1. Use it as a leave in conditioner and tame flyaways
2. Massage it into your cuticles at night to promote healthy cuticles and nails
3. Use it as a facial or body moisturizer (Sometimes I mix it with our hyaluronic acid and it feels ah-mazing!)
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So, what is this stuff and how do you use it? Well, it's a little slice of heaven here on earth and that's why you need it in your life.
Benefits: helps to relieve aches, pains, sore muscles, headaches, cramps, burns, plantar fasciitis, you name it, if you're in discomfort, try this. This powerful blend of essential oils offers a beautiful aroma and feels likes a warm hug.
Helichrysum is known for its strong anti-inflammatory and skin-rejuvenating properties, has remarkable effects on sensitive and inflamed skin, and is antibacterial, anti-viral and anti-fungal. It is one of the most ancient and valuable healing substances, known to aid in tissue regeneration and wound healing.
Frankincense is considered the holy anointing oil in the Middle East. (As my friend likes to say, if it's good enough for the baby Jesus, it's good enough for me.) It is often used as a valuable ingredient in skincare products, beginning with ancient Egyptians, who used it in rejuvenating face masks. It is also known to aid in infection fighting.
Lavender has a host of benefits and great value in helping the skin heal itself, stimulating cell growth, reducing inflammation, preventing scarring and balancing the production of oil while at the same time cutting down on localized pain - all perfect when fighting acne and problem skin.
If you're a DIY-er or enjoy diffusing essential oils in your home, take a look at our collection, which includes frankincense and lavender.
How to use comfort oil: try it alone and massage it in where you need it, add it to your bath, or add a few drops to your favorite moisturizer or body lotion.
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I was never one to think of even using it but since making it a part of my in-home manicure routine, adding it to my bodycare routine in the summer to enhance that sun-kissed glow, and even using it as a bug repellant and deodorant when I forgot to pack them, I'm a believer!
This body oil contains a nourishing blend of organic sunflower, olive fruit oil, jojoba, coconut, and key lime oils; and geranium rose and sage essential oils. It is the ultimate in luxurious hydration and makes a great massage oil. Apply after your bath or shower to combat winter skin. Or use it as non toxic subsitute for perfume. If you're like me and prone to "fragrance" headaches or rashes, this fresh, subtle scent won't aggravate your skin or disrupt your horomones.
Geranium rose oil has a long list of benefits, including helping to prevent bacterial infections; reducing dark spots, scarring, inflammation; treating acne, dermatitis and other skin conditions; and helping to fight premature aging of the skin.
Key lime oil rejuvenates the skin, keeps it shining, protects it from infections, and reduces body odor.
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Wife, boymom, and nontoxic lifestyle coach. I empower you to LOVE your lifestyle starting with using the SAFEST products. I leaped from executive assistant to stay at home mom to running my own business. I love what I do and want to lead you to health and wealth.