Skincare Month – Laying a good foundation
I got a great question from Caitlyn on our FB page last week. She wrote:
Yay! Skincare Month!
I’m in my mid 20’s and I’m wondering what us youngin’s can start doing for our skin NOW, so that in the next 10, 20 years we can have that enviable skin we all dream about? Most women I know my age are in that awkward ” I still get breakouts in the T-zone, rough cheeks in winter time- and I’m pretty sure those are laugh line wrinkles” phase…What would you suggest to get us on the right path for a lifetime of beautiful skin?
I am a firm believer in TWO things when it comes to skincare. “Less is more” and “Slow and steady wins the race”. Don’t overdo it, and don’t compensate a lackadaisical skincare with spurts of very intense cleaning and scrubbing. Our skin is amazing in its abilities to regenerate, heal itself and protect us. We should just help it, not work against it.
So, first off! Choose a cleanser you like. We have three different types, and they all work for most skin types (except I wouldn’t use the Foaming Cleansing Gel on very dry skin). If you like something creamy and mild, choose our Cleansing Milk with Geranium. If you want to have a “spa” feeling every night, do what is very popular in Asia and try the Deep Cleansing Oil (it dissolves dirt and oil and rinses off clean). Or if you like the feel of soap and water on your skin, try the Foaming Cleansing Gel.
Follow up with a toner. This step is not necessary, but it’s nice and it is beneficial for your skin. The most popular toner, and great for keeping breakouts and bay, is our Raspberry Exfoliating Toner. The alpha hydroxy acids remove dead skin cells and the salicylic acid exfoliates inside the pores to prevent breakouts.
Now a basic moisturizer that will keep your skin soft and supple, without clogging any pores and causing breakouts. I would suggest Light & Airy. It is completely unscented, and it’s made with jojoba oil, rosehip oil, a little bit of shea butter and some sweet almond oil. Rose hip oil is extremely rich in vitamin C, as well as linoleic acid (an essential fatty acid), giving it remarkable restorative properties. Jojoba oil is very similar to the natural sebum in our skin, and it is exceptional in restoring elasticity and smoothness. Good stuff to put in your skin in other words!
The secret weapon in your skincare kit should be our Golden Olive Serum. I know I keep repeating myself, but it really is that good. A couple of drops is all you need, so a bottle will last you forever. And the way it builds up your skin to make it healthier and more “robust” it is a product that you want to start using now and never stop 🙂
Another thing that is very important is sunscreen! We don’t have a cream with sunscreen yet (look out for “An Apple a Day”, coming soon to a TVAL shop close to you :), but our mineral foundation works great as a sunscreen too! It contains lots of titanium dioxide and zinc oxide, both of them are trusted physical sun blockers. I was out in the sun earlier this spring and burnt my neck pretty bad, but my face was not a bit red thanks to the foundation! I should have taken a picture! It looked ridiculous!
I hope this tips helped you Caitlyn! Please let me know if you have any other questions! We’d love to hear how you are doing with it! And as a thank you for sending in your question, and a help to get the products you need, I will send you a message with a code you can use to get 15% off any skincare purchases during the month of June!
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