Creating a consistent skin routine is the key to healthy, beautiful skin. Our skin needs a little tender loving care from the inside out. From exercise to diet to being conscious of the products you use; we give you 10 simple ways to take care of your skin. All of these tips complement each other and can lead to compliments on your skin.
The 10 Best Ways To Take Care Of Your Skin
1. Wash Your Face
2. Get More Sleep
We need 7 to 9 hours of restful sleep every night. Sleep is essential for our bodies to restore, rejuvenate and repair. “Beauty Sleep” is a real thing. Our skin produces new collagen when we sleep. It’s like visiting the fountain of youth every night. Going to bed and waking up at consistent times helps with restful sleep. We have a Beauty Sleep set.
3. Breathe Clean AirHeavy air pollution, cigarette smoke and artificial fragrances can really impact skin health. They can form harmful free radicals and cause skin irritations. If you can’t avoid these, help repair your skin with nontoxic products. Natural, organic face wash and products with antioxidants can help undo the damage to your skin. Clean, fresh air helps us relax and reduces stress.
4. Use Antioxidants
Free radicals cause damage to our skin and bodies. Fried foods, alcohol and pesticides generate free radicals. Antioxidants neutralize free radicals, like natural super heroes. Vitamin C is a popular antioxidant. It’s important to eat foods with antioxidants and use skincare products that include antioxidants. There are many natural ingredients that contain antioxidants: Green Tea, Olive Leaf, Licorice Root, and Pomegranate, to name a few. Foods with antioxidants include dark chocolate, blueberries, raspberries, strawberries and pecans. Indulge!
5. Exfoliate Your Face
Look for gentle exfoliating ingredients like alpha hydroxy acids (AHA) found in natural fruit acids. Alpha hydroxy acids dissolve the skin's natural glue that holds dead cells and new cells together. They can help gently remove the dead skin cells. Alpha hydroxy acids also act as a humectant, that draw moisture to the skin. Our Fruit Acid Toner is great for gentle exfoliation.
6. Exercise Regularly
Exercise helps increase blood flow which draws oxygen to the skin and free radicals away from the skin. Exercise also helps decrease stress and improve sleep quality. Make sure to wash your face after sweaty workouts.
7. Use A Moisturizer
Using a moisturizer every day is important for every skin type whether it is dry, oily, mature, combination or acne prone. Proper moisturizing helps prevent dry, flaky skin and keeps skin cells performing at their best. This can help prevent fine lines and wrinkles from forming. Our Citrine Complete Botanical Treatment is a moisturizer and serum in one special product that hydrates and nourishes skin.
8. Drink Water
Our skin needs water. Drinking water feeds the skin from the inside. Dehydrated skin can look dull, be itchy and dry and make lines more noticeable. It can also enhance dark areas around your eyes and nose. Alcohol and coffee dehydrate skin. Drinking plenty of water keeps skin hydrated and can give your skin a healthy glow. Eating fruits and vegetables, exercising and restful sleep can all help keep skin hydrated too.
9. Wear Sun Screen
The sun causes the majority of aging for skin. Too much sun can cause serious skin damage from dehydration to harmful free radicals. Sunscreens provide essential protection from the sun’s harmful rays and should be worn when you are in the sun for long periods of time. You should also wear protective clothing and limit sun exposure.
10. Read Ingredient ListsQuality ingredients make quality products. Artificial, toxic ingredients should not be put on or in your body. There aren’t many skincare regulations in the United States and very few ingredients are banned. The Europe Union (EU) has stricter regulations and bans over 1,300 ingredients. Our ingredients align with EU regulations. We use organic and Fair Trade ingredients whenever they are available and don’t use harmful, artificial ingredients. It is important to read and understand ingredients but it can get overwhelming. Here are a few of the things you should always avoid: mineral oil, parabens, propylene glycol, and artificial fragrance. The Environmental Working Group is also a good resource. We have 17 products that are EWG Verified™. Click here to learn more about how to read an ingredient label.
Healthy, glowing skin is achievable and we're here to help you. If you're new to natural products or not familiar with Sally B’s Skin Yummies, we have a few recommendations. Try these two customer favorites, our face wash, Tamanu Luxury Facial Cleanser and Citrine Complete Botanical Treatment to get started. You can also try our Traveler, which has small sizes of 6 popular products. We’re glad you’re here and we wish you good health on your skincare journey.