Skincare Routine

Your skin is the largest organ of the body, and the first thing people see. As the most highly visible organ, it’s important to show love and care for it the best way we can. What we eat, along with the amount of water we drink contributes to or diminishes skin radiance. Natural foods and water do the body and skin good.

I am 42 and busy but lately I have been paying more attention to my skin and I am so amazed at the results. My diet is 90% plant based and I drink lots of water. I not only pay attention to my face. I take time out for my overall skin. A good body scrub infused with natural oils will do justice to your skin. I fell in love with Spa day by tvhf body scrub. This body scrub is amazing and leaves my skin soft and radiant. I use the body scrub twice a week.

A skincare routine enhances all the good things we ingest. For some, a good skincare routine is merely washing off makeup at night. As we age, and thus our skin, maintaining its radiant appearance requires a little more elbow grease than washing off makeup. Let’s dive into some of the things we can do to maintain healthy radiant skin beyond the standard face wash. Taking a close look at natural oils and a few skincare ingredients that tackle wrinkles and radiance.

Rosehip Oil

Rosehip oil is from the seeds of rose bushes. The super nourishing oil with fatty acids and antioxidant oils A and C hydrate the skin and repair damage from the sun and free radicals. The natural astringent properties of rose hip oil also help minimize the appearance of pores and brighten the complexion. It increases collagen production and improves elasticity tackling things like crows feet.

Although rose hip oil is gentle and works well with other skincare products, it is high in Vitamin A. If using products with retinol, proceed with caution while using rosehip oil. This oil is gentle enough to use on the skin day and night. It’s best to apply the oil, warmed by the palms, directly to skin. If directly applying the oil to skin is too greasy, add a few drops to your favorite moisturizer or night cream.

Vitamin E

Vitamin E is found in a wide range of skincare products. Though we know it as Vitamin E, in products for the face it’s known as tocopherol. Vitamin E is an antioxidant responsible for cell regeneration and cellular restoration from sun damage.

Because of its anti inflammatory properties, it’s helpful for skin irritation. It’s a great barrier to protect the skin from damage caused by the sun.

The oil is thick, and not recommended for oily or acne prone skin. Best as an ingredient in skin care products, add drops to moisturizer or other products for less greasy results. For maximum moisture, add a few drops to night cream to sleep and repair.

Collagen

As the skin ages, it loses the plump appearance and smooth supple look. Collagen is a naturally occurring protein, and is responsible for building connective tissue in the skin. Connective tissue is what provides structure to the skin, literally holding it up and helping it look firm.

Getting older comes with a decrease in the amount of collage produced, and therefore maybe more wrinkles. Exposure to the sun also reduces the amount of collagen present in the skin. One way to stimulate the body’s natural production of collagen is to apply it topically to the skin. There are moisturizing creams with collagen for night and day application. A good night cream with collagen rebuilds while you sleep.

The Extra

Aside from washing makeup off at night, moisture is a key ingredient in skin health. Drinking water and applying moisturizer contributes to overall health. Applying a moisturizer with SPF helps minimize the damage caused by the sun. Choose an SPF that contains UVB and UVA protection for all of the suns rays.

Having a routine for skincare is also good practice. Picking one day a week to give yourself a facial ensures your skin’s care, doesn’t fall by the wayside. Take time to steam, cleanse and exfoliate and moisturize to improve overall health of the skin. Remember, products don’t have to break the bank to provide benefit. Use what works.

Published by The Virgin Hair Fantasy

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