We all slip into bad lifestyle choices from time to time, which can adversely affect our skin and overall health. 2020 is right around the corner and now is the time to resolve to adhere to a simple, effective organic skin care regimen, which will yield amazing results in short order.
Here are a few of our recommendations to help you on your way to trouble-free and younger looking skin:
1. The Basics – Cleanse, Hydrate & Moisturize
Cleansing, Hydrating & Moisturizing are the 3 basic steps that you need to adhere to faithfully in your daily skin care regimen. Sticking to one product line can help your skin adjust more quickly to the bioactives in the formulation, assuming you are purchasing a quality brand.
Cleansing with a mild, SLS-free Cleanser (Sodium Laureth Sulfate) gently, yet thoroughly removes environmental pollution, makeup, and microbes. Organic Hydrators tones, hydrates and adjusts pH balance. Moisturizing with Anti-aging Serum treatments and Eye treatments slows the skin aging process and helps reverse wrinkles, fine lines, crow’s feet, sagging, thinning skin and muddy skin tone. Your skin care regimen should be followed 2X times a day, morning and before bed.
2. Wear High Quality Sunscreen When Out in the Sun
Using Mineral Sunscreen is the Gold Standard for protecting your skin from UV rays which are incontrovertibly proven to penetrate, and degrade (and ultimately destroy the skins matrix. Our @PuravedaOrganics SunProtect SPF 30+ is made with organic, and sustainably wildcrafted Ayurvedic ingredients, including the natural mineral zinc-oxide, which provides protection against both UVA and UVB and UVC spectrum solar rays. Natural oils of Jojoba, Grapeseed, Almond, Hempseed, Carrotseed and other botanicals give additional SPF protection and defends against other environmental hazards.
3. Go All Natural
When you’re choosing a skin care line, look for words such as ‘natural’, ‘organic’, ‘wildcrafted’, ‘clinically proven’, ‘sustainable’ and ‘cruelty free’. Such products can help to detox the chemical load everyone in the modern world carries, and allows speedier recovery of damaged skin. Research the company’s website to learn more about the product and it’s ingredient sourcing.
Don’t be fooled by the (unfortunately more common than not) deceptive marketing practice known as ‘greenwashing’..a concept in which a product is promoted with the perception that it contains natural and environment friendly ingredients. However, these types of products are actually contain either only a tiny percentage of the natural ingredients listed or are using a chemical alternative form to lead consumers to believe they are buying a natural product.
4. Invest in Key Ingredients
Before you buy a product, research which ingredients actually work for your skin type or as it is known in Ayurvedic medicine, your Dosha.. Find your dosha here). For instance, if your concern is anti-aging or dry skin care, look for ingredients like hyaluronic acid, skin peptides (Argireline & Matrixyl), gotu kola, etc. For Oily & Acne prone skin: honey, clay, jojoba oil and vitamin C are some of the best options. On other hand, if your concern is rosacea or other sensitive skin issues, look for ingredients like neem, aloe vera, chamomile, etc. that can calm, soothe and promote skin repair.
Learn more about natural ingredients and their role here.
5. Choose & Use Make-up Wisely
Make-up has become almost inevitable in our lives. But in order to have flawless skin and an everyday #NoMakeupMakeupLook it’s best to use cosmetics minimally. The ingredients and the quality of the product again play a key role here. Avoid products with chemicals such as artificial fragrances, toluene, PEG, mineral oil and petroleum derivatives, etc. and make sure you thoroughly remove make-up before going to sleep!
6. Appreciate Self-Care and Relaxation
All work no play? Don’t get so engrossed in your hectic schedule that you don’t leave time for self-care in your everyday routine, which helps support and balance your biological rhythms. Prolonged stress can be a major contributing factor in the premature wrinkling and aging of skin.
Using botanically active serums is an excellent resource in regenerating skin overnight. Our BioScience Peptide Complex supports and reduces the signs of aging skin. With regular usage, you can be assured of waking up with refreshed and revitalized skin every day.
7. Mask Treatments
Exfoliating and rejuvenating mask treatments 2X to 3X times a week keeps pores clean and encourages better response to serum treatments. Our Papaya & Honey Exfoliation Mask & Scrub (available in Normal & Sensitive Skin variants) deep cleanses the skin, gently removes debris and dead skin cells from pores, while encouraging cellular regeneration and promotes elasticity and toning of skin.
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