Skin Tips

SKIN TIP #1 “Cleanse”
Cleanse your face twice per day, once in the morning for a clean, fresh palette and once at night.  Make sure to remove make-up every night to let your skin breathe and recover while you sleep.

SKIN TIP #2 “Moisturize”
As important as cleansing your skin, moisturizing must be part of your daily, and nightly, routine.  Once skin is properly cleansed, apply a good, intensive moisturizer to face, body and feet.  A good tip is to apply your Body Lotion and Face Cream immediately after your shower, when you’re just lightly toweled-off.  This is the best time to moisturize.  There is a 3-minute window when your pores are still open from the warm water, hence, ultimate moisturization can be achieved.

SKIN TIP #3 “Exfoliate”
Exfoliation helps remove dead skin cells, thus helping your Body Lotion and Face Cream work their best.  If you have dry skin, use a gentle scrub 3 or 4 times per week.  Use a loofah sponge in the shower, especially on knees, elbows and feet.  In no time you will notice how much softer your skin is as a result of exfoliation.

SKIN TIP #4 “Facials”
Indulge in a professional facial from time to time to thoroughly cleanse your skin and clear your pores.  Or, treat yourself to your own facial at home.  Steaming your face will open your pores and loosen blackheads.  To do this, fill a sink with hot, steamy water.  Put a towel completely over your head like a tent over the sink of water and let the steam rise up to your face.  Never put your face too close or the steam will burn you.  Add a few drops of your favourite essential oils or fresh citrus peels.  You could also use fresh herbs if you like.

SKIN TIP #5 “Stay Hydrated”
Although not everyone agrees on the exact amount of water we should drink each day, everyone does agree how important proper hydration is for healthy skin.  The general advice is to make sure to drink 8 full glasses of good, clean water a day.  Water helps to keep cells hydrated and helps move nutrients in and toxins out, thus leaving skin looking better.

SKIN TIP #6 “Don’t Smoke”
Healthy skin depends on the good circulation of highly oxygenated blood to carry nutrients to the skin and remove waste products from it.  Smoking in general, and nicotine in particular, cause a decreased blood flow to the extremities see site.  In addition, smoking produces carbon monoxide, which severely impairs oxygen from even entering the blood.

SKIN TIP #7 “Sleep”
Make sure you get as much sleep as you can…if possible, between 7 to 9 hours.  When you don’t get enough sleep, your cells do not have enough time to repair themselves, leaving skin that’s aging quicker than it should.