Get to Know Your Skin and Determine the Best Daily Skin Care Routine for YOU!
You've heard it all before, the components for optimal skin health is optimal sleep patterns, proper hydration, and a balanced diet, although sometimes this is easier said than done. As we get older, our skin changes over time and therefore our skin routine needs to adapt. Similarly to how people react to different foods, getting to know how your skin reacts to the environment, products used, and any sensitivities will help you adjust your skin routine accordingly. What we put in our bodies is reflected outwardly and we should view products that we ingest through the same lense as products we use externally. At Vitarock we stand behind products that are pure, green, safe and fair and strongly believe in natures capability to improve optimum health. Your skin is your largest detox organ and should be treated with the highest quality standards.
On a good night, you’ve had 8-10 hours of sleep and you should feel rested and recharged but your skin needs a gentle cleanse and hydration boost. Washing your face in the morning is important to get rid of any sweat, dust, or any bacteria from your pillow that could clog your pores. A gentle cleanser like Soap Works Co Biodegradable Oatmeal Soap Bar won’t strip your skin’s natural oils that acts as a natural protective moisture. Listening to your skin can help you determine which type of cleanser is best for its current needs. If your skin feels flaky and overly dry from using a retinol the night before, a moisturizing micellar water to cleanse the face can also be soothing.
It’s Going to be a Beautiful Day!
In life, we often hit the ground running and skin takes a toll from smog emission, dirt, UV radiation from the sun, bacteria from your phone (cell phones have more bacteria than a toilet seat), and general stress. Take a mindful moment to assess what your skin routine might require for the day (extra hydration, SPF, or a face oil). Moisturizers containing protective antioxidants are ideal for morning use, like the Awakening Day Cream from Weleda. It's formulated with pomegranate extract known for its high concentration of potent properties and vitamin E for a double dose of antioxidant power against environmental stressors. Pomegranate, in particular, is a radiance-restoring ingredient for skin that is also known to help rebalance the skin's surface. The result? Dull skin looks and feels hydrated and vibrant, with the appearance of deep lines smoothed over. Don't forget the SPF! Wearing sun protection is a crucial step in every skincare regimen.
Time for Bed
Proper sleep is critical for your skin because it needs time to regenerate and repair overnight. Cleansing your skin of makeup, dirt, sweat and other impurities is the first step. Take a moment to inspect your skin and see how it’s reacted to the day and what it might need to repair. Serums are your skin's best friend for nighttime routines. They're highly concentrated doses of ingredients that are helpful for treating your skin's personal needs and fortifying your skin, but they'll also supercharge your routine by helping prep skin for the remaining products in your regimen, allowing them to absorb and work better. Weleda's Awakening Serum is also packed with powerful ingredients like the pomegranate; it's lightweight and can help you achieve a supple, radiant glow.
If your skin is feeling like it needs a hydration boost, try Chorus REPLENISH a collagen replenishing skin moisturizer with vitamins A, C and E, phyto-hyaluronate, soothing herbal extracts and an exquisite blend of essential oils, suitable for dry skin types. This moisturizer leaves skin dewy and youthful, plumped with vital moisture and 100% free of any harsh chemicals or synthetics.
Think of your skincare regimen as a daily ritual, paying attention to your skin's unique needs every time. With the right ingredients—and this includes your day-to-day exercise, rest, and eating well—the results will show.