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7 November, 2017
November 7, 2017
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Beauty routines are much more than the makeup we wear. It’s the solid base that gives our foundation and cream blush that extra something. And rather than slathering on layer after layer of high dollar products, an intentional routine that gives beauty inside a n d out is the best way to go. No confusing directions needed.
Just simple commitments that anyone can do no matter what brands they believe in!
If you do one thing for your skin – do this.
Even if you don’t wear makeup you need to cleanse your skin from the day and remove all the grime from it. I personally would suggest a non-abrasive cleanser as the typical particles in scrubby cleansers are much too harsh for the majority of skin types and can end up causing harm than good. A gel or balm cleanser is a beautiful option that helps get skin squeaky clean with few negatives.
Though if you are someone who just struggles with this step invest in some makeup removing wipes. They are certainly not the best way to get the job done, but are far better than nothing at all.
I’m a big fan of exfoliants. It offers two distinct and separate ways to better skin: chemically or physically.
I’ve always steered towards chemical exfoliants as my fussy, acne prone skin has had more problems with physical exfoliants versus that of chemicals. Plus physical exfoliants are only good for removing the top surface – they are ineffective at removing impurities deep beneath the top layer. And while I understand why most people balk from chemical products, there are actually so many different types to use. Whether that’s alpha hydroxy or beta hydroxy acids (most commonly labeled as AHA/BHA) they come in serums, masks, toners or moisturizers.
The biggest problem with them is simply finding what works best for your skin. My suggestion? Start gentle. If the gentlest of products doesn’t work then move up. Don’t shock your skin and end up irritating it right out of the gate.
Ok, this maybe the second most important thing for any beauty routine. Why? Environmental and lifestyle factors like sun damage or smoking play the largest role in the aging process. And while no amount of moisturizer will ever stop the aging process, it can help combat it with added ingredients like antioxidants and sun protection.
So pamper your skin and invest in a moisturizer that will love a n d protect your skin throughout your lifetime.
The holy grail of any beauty routine. If you aren’t caring for your body on the inside, your beauty won’t ever come out, no matter how many swipes of lipstick you use.
Which is why drinking lots of water and using vitamins have been health (and beauty!) habits I’ve been long committed to. But I noticed my commitments would waver when it come to choking down horse pills every night before bed. So when I was home last month I couldn’t believe my own parents had switched over to vitamin gummies! Apparently everyone had switched from the extra large pills to the far more conveneint gummy form.
Determined to make my vitamins a permanent healthy habit, I went out and hunted down gummy vitamins that are actually USP verified. The U.S. Pharmacopeia Convention (USP) is a third party nonprofit organization that verifies products for purity, potency, and quality. Basically just ensuring that what’s on the label, is actually what’s in the gummies. These gummies are the only Beauty Gummies that are USP verified, so you know that what’s on the label, is what’s in the gummies. So you can get more from your Beauty Gummies. Learn more about Nature Made and USP here.
Turns out these Nature Made® Hair Skin & Nails Adult Gummies provides 2500 mcg biotin and 100 mg vitamin C per serving and Vitamin C provides antioxidant support and supports collagen synthesis†, but the vitamin may help support healthy hair, skin and nails in those deficient in biotin.†
Easily the easiest + dreamiest part of any beauty routine. I’m an eight hour of sleep kinda girl so my head sees a lot of pillowcase time. Having a simple luxury of silk pillowcases on my bed has left my hair far shinier and less staticy without the need for hair oils. The silk pillowcase can even help out with better skin, as silk is a natural, hypoallergenic material that allows skin to breathe throughout the night.
If there is anything I’ve learned over the years, is to embrace the simple beauty habits anytime I can!
I feel like I could drone on and on about what products I use and how I use them, but sometimes it feels good to get back to the basics. Scrap the brands and just the actual routines that are the most important. And easiest to commit to.
Are you a stickler for routines? Or are you kinda like me and always looking for the simplest ways to commit to beauty + health habits, like Nature Made® Hair Skin & Nails Adult Gummies?
† These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure prevent any diseases.