The key is a consistent skincare routine.
Firstly, it is very important to know your skin type, that way you will know what works best for you.
The common skin types are:
Normal: This type of skin is neither too dry nor too oily
Dry: lacks moisture
Sensitive: easily irritated skin, either with inflammation, redness, itching or stinging sensations.
Mature: increased dryness, an accentuation of fine lines and wrinkles, and flakiness.
Combination: is a combination of both dry and oily skin.
Now of course there are far more complexed variation of skin types, so please do some research. For example: Your T-zone may be oily, but the rest of your face may be dry. Then there's your chest and back areas which sometimes seem like a whole other task. We know, it's annoying, costly and did we mention annoying? You can eat one perfectly glazed donut that shows right in the center of your face.
There's actually a lot that goes into keeping your skin healthy. You might not be aware of it, but your body produces new skin cells around the clock. The average adult can shed up to 50,000 dead skin cells every minute.
Here are few tips that work for us over here at the SGC HQ.
1. Put that extra donut down: How much times do we hear, "you are what you eat"? I think it's safe to say, the warning is accurate. Try to cut back on saturated fats, juices, artificial sweeteners, refined grains and sugars, & dairy. You'll see a noticeable difference by eating what is deemed best for your blood type.
2. Take all your makeup off: Makeup removers are designed specifically to remove your makeup including waterproof formulas and eye makeup. There's an array of wipes you can use but we advise going the natural or organically safe route. Super model Winnie Harlow shared a tip that we've been using ever since. The power of Coconut Oil. Splash your face with some warm water and gently rub your face with organic coconut oil. It does a wonderful job of breaking down makeup for easy removal. Use a warm clean face cloth to remove the concoction. Go in for a second time to remove the left overs. The best part about this method is that it leave your face supple and moisturized. P.S Coconut oil is perfect for growing your lashes.
3. Cleanser: a cleanser is used to remove make-up, dead skin cells, oil, dirt, and other types of pollutants that may have attached to your skin. A good ol' fashion natural cleanser is honey and lemon. Avoid the eyes and opt for coconut oil for the eye area instead.
Honey is a natural antibacterial and full of antioxidants, which help to prevent acne and it slows down your skin’s aging process. Honey is also great if you’re looking for a complexion boost.
Combine 2 teaspoons honey and 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice. Warm it between your fingers, then smooth a thin layer onto your face and neck. Leave the
mixture on until it’s dry, then rinse with warm water.
You’ll need a toner gentle non- alcoholic it will hydrate your skin
We recommend Witch Hazel. Witch hazel works as an astringent with strong antioxidant properties. Besides, it has antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, sun-protectant, and disinfectant qualities.It absorbs excess oil from your skin but does not make it feel dry. Thus, witch hazel can be used as a natural toner for oily and combination skin.
In addition, it clears dark spots and tightens the pores on skin. As witch hazel fights inflammation and contains tannins, it is considered as an easy home remedy to cure acne.
A serum will hydrate your skin, increased nourishment, brightening of the skin, and acne prevention. It’ll also help in strengthening skin cells.
Organic Rosehip Oil comes from the seeds of rosehip fruit from Chile.
It has a smooth and thin texture and is not greasy. The best quality rosehip oil has an orange and almost red color. It will not color your skin but can help give you a healthy tanned glow naturally.
Rosehip oil is filled with vitamins, antioxidants and fatty acids that hydrate the skin, repair damage from free radicals, reduce skin discoloration.
5 . Moisturizer
Moisturizing protect sensitive skin, improve skin tone and texture, and mask imperfections. It also a temporary barrier for your skin from harmful effects such as the sun, wind and other environmental factors.
Coconut oil is naturally full of collagen-supporting lauric acid and is easily absorbed deep into the skin for great moisturizing without leaving you feeling greasy. Its antibacterial and antimicrobial properties also make it a great anti-ager.
If you exfoliate, you will remove dull, dead skin cells and encourage your body to replace the dead cells with newer, more youthful skin cells.
Sugar is a natural source of glycolic acid. Glycolic acid boosts new cell production and breaks down the protein that keeps the dead cells hanging onto your skin. Pure can sugar crystals work best, like this one. Mix the sugar crystals with your favorite massage oil (olive, jojoba, grapeseed, almond, etc.) to make a paste. Scrub on your face in a circular motion, rinse, wash as usual.
Last but not least treat yourself to a facial. It relax and refresh your skin. Skip the spa and treat yourself in the comfort of your home To cleanse your skin and tighten the pores, slather some plain yogurt on your face and let it sit for about 20 minutes. For a revitalizing homemade face mask, mix 1 teaspoon plain yogurt with the juice from 1/4 slice of orange, some of the orange pulp, and 1 teaspoon aloe.