6 Easy Ways To Upgrade Your Skincare Routine
Let’s talk about skin care. What do you have set in place for your morning/nightly skin care routine? Many people only think of their face when it comes to skin care. However, you need to think of your entire body. Did you know that your skin is the largest organ of your body? That means a lot of extra care! The earlier you start to manage and support your skin, the less you will have to do down the road. Luckily, we’ve created a guide to skincare basics for you to follow!
1. Exfoliation Is Your Friend
When it comes to taking care of your skin, exfoliation will help to remove dead skin cells from your pores, making extra room for new cells below the clogged surface. Try exfoliating in the shower before shaving your legs to help remove cell build up. This makes for a cleaner shave, and you’ll notice the difference instantly. Exfoliation is great to add to your facial care routine, but be careful when it comes to your face. Because exfoliation can be irritating, make sure you leave 1-2 days in between each exfoliation. Excessive scrubbing can cause redness, dryness and flaking of your skin.
2. Moisturizer Is For All Skin Types
“But I have SUPER oily skin. Won’t moisturizer make it worse?” NO. NO. NO! All skin types NEED moisturizer. Under moisturizing oily skin will increase oil production. Your skin needs a drink! This is especially true after a bath or shower. It is best to moisturize your body as soon as you step out and while your skin is still damp. After lightly towel drying your body, apply a moisturizer or body butter as soon as possible. If you wait too long, your pores will start to close and won’t absorb as much moisture.
3. Don’t Forget About Your Feet
Your feet take on a lot during the day. If you do not take care of them properly, you’ll be sure to notice! Start with a thicker exfoliator to help get to those problem spots, especially on your heels. After the dead skin is removed, you can use a pumice stone to help smooth over any calluses. Don’t forget to moisturize after!
4. Pamper Your Hands
Just like your feet, your hands need to be taken care of as well. Dry, cracked hands are popular in the winter, mainly due to weather and frequent hand washing during the peak of cold and flu season. Make sure you are using hand lotion several times a day and right before bed to lock in moisture. Dry, cold environments will draw moisture out quickly, so having a constant barrier will prevent drying. You should also wear gloves as much as possible to protect your hands from environmental elements.
5. Keep Your Lips Quenched
Your lips are also one of the first places that take a hit during winter! Keep them protected and well moisturized with a daily lip balm. Lip balm helps to seal in moisture and prevents over drying. Daily use of lip balm also promotes healing in chapped or peeling lips. The sealing of a lip balm helps to keep bacteria out of chapped or broken lips, making the risk of an infection much lower.
6. Invest In A Quality Face Mask
Face masks are not only a great way to pamper yourself with the spa like treatment at home, but is also a great step to add in your skin care routine. Face masks help to deep clean your pores by drawing out impurities and unclogging and lifting oil build up. After your pores have been cleansed, the mask locks in a vital dose of moisture, giving your skin that dewey, glowing look. With the continuous use of face masks, your skin will become firmer, healthy and fresh.
Whether you’re creating a new skincare routine or are looking to switch up your current regimen, these tips will help you achieve healthy, glowing skin in no time! Shop our full line of skin care products, including goats milk bar soap, beard oil, hand sanitizer and more, here!