A Guide to Men's Skincare
By: Guest: Elise Miller ~
While women’s skincare often gets the spotlight, this guide is curated specifically for the men. Skincare doesn’t have to be overwhelming and time-consuming; simple is best when it comes to a daily routine. Taking care of your skin by having an effective routine is key to keeping skin feeling fresh and healthy while protecting it for years to come.
Cleanser is an incredibly important part of a skincare routine to keep skin pure and protected. Cleansing both morning and night will prevent impurities from affecting your skin. No need to cleanse more than twice daily. Bodyceuticals Charcoal + Bamboo Facial Cleanser is a wonderful and gentle cleanser that leaves skin feeling soft and smooth. First, rinse your face with warm/hot water to open up the pores and allow the dirt to be removed; this can also be done in the shower. Then, cleanse by lightly applying the facial cleanser in a circular motion for about 30 seconds; be sure not to rub your skin as this can cause wrinkles and loosen skin. Lastly, rinse with cool water to shrink the pores and then pat dry. If you have facial hair, add an extra step into your routine once a week by cleansing your facial hair using the same steps as above to help remove dead skin cells and promote hair growth.
Applying a high quality and delicate creme will protect your skin, reduce blemishes, and give it the moisture it needs. Bodyceuticals Neroli + Calendula Firming Creme is a lightweight moisturizer that will keep skin hydrated. After cleansing, moisturize the face and neck with creme both morning and night to keep your skin firm and filled with nutrients. You can also apply some creme in the afternoon if you feel like your skin needs an extra boost.
Salve is an extra optional step that is great for dry spots, lips, sunburns, cuticles, tattoos, hands, heels, facial hair or anywhere on the body that needs extra moisture. Bodyceuticals Calendula Bioactive Salve is formulated with four simple and clean ingredients: organic olive oil, organic calendula flowers, beeswax, and vitamin E. This pure formula works to smooth skin and facial hair. This is a great one to keep in your work bag and use as needed throughout the day. This can also work as a cleansing balm in place of your cleanser by mixing with warm water and applying to the face in the same way you would apply a cleanser and then rinse with water and pat dry.
A natural oil will have lasting effects that will keep the skin nourished while promoting a healthy glow and protecting the skin from environmental factors. Bodyceuticals Vanilla Avocado Body + Hair Oil is made with natural ingredients and absorbs into the skin for a hydrated complexion. Oil can be used by applying to the face or body after cleansing, moisturizing and applying salve.
Add a layer of oil prior to shaving to help prevent ingrown hairs and razor bumps and then add an extra layer after shaving to help sooth skin and avoid any possible irritation. You can also add oil to your hair or facial hair to soften and boost hydration to keep hair shining as well as tame fly-a-ways.
The Beginner's Guide to Skincare
By: Guest: Elise Miller ~
Between moisturizers, toners, oils, cleansers, serums and all of the other products out there, it can be overwhelming to find out where to start with skincare. On top of that, the products on the market can often be filled with irritants and you may not know what will work for your skin starting out. Well, fear no more, here is your beginner’s guide to skincare with three simple steps complete with recommendations on clean and natural products that will have you glowing! Cheers to healthy skin!
Step 1: Cleanse and Tone
Whether you are just waking up or washing off the day, cleansing is very important. Not to mention, having clean skin is a wonderful feeling! Moisturize a cotton ball with Bodyceuticals Hydrating Facial Mist with Rose and Calendula and gently wipe your face with the cotton ball to cleanse. Once you have cleansed, apply a few sprays of the mist over your face and neck. This product works great on both oily and dry skin. The rose and calendula mist will get your skin ready for the next two steps by supporting the absorption of nutrients while also plumping tissue, hydrating, diminishing wrinkles, and uplifting your mood while inspiring romance. Yes, skincare products can bring positivity!
Step 2: Moisturize
Choose a lightweight formula that is gentle on your face and neck. Bodyceuticals has three amazing options: Antioxidants Facial Crème, DMAE Facial Crème, and Vitamin C Facial Crème. These are all formulated with the amazing calendula oil which is a flower that has magical healing properties to soothe and nourish your skin. The Antioxidants Facial Crème is one of my favorites, especially the refreshing scent. This one works great on normal to combination skin, is filled with antioxidants from berries and citrus, and will keep your skin looking healthy and fresh! Next up, the DMAE Facial Crème helps to smooth the appearance of wrinkles, build collagen, repairs and rejuvenates, and plumps the skin. This one is great for those with normal, dry, mature and/or sensitive skin. And last, but definitely not least, the Vitamin C Facial Crème is great for normal skin with sun spots and uneven tone. This crème is very fresh, soothing and can help firm and plump your skin tissue while cleaning up any discoloration and enhancing the overall tone of your skin. Though these crèmes have many different properties, you really can’t go wrong with whichever one you choose as they are all effective, gentle and your skin will thank you.
Step 3: Apply Oil
This step might just be my favorite one because of the amazing glow you get afterwards! Oil is the last step because just a few drops of a high quality natural oil help to lock in the moisture from the toner and crème. Bodyceuticals has two perfect oils called Berry Beauty Drops. These simple oils are pure, moisturizing and soothing. The Berry Beauty Drops for Day for your morning skincare routine are formulated with fresh pressed raspberries from the Pacific Northwest (PNW) that are rich in Vitamin A and C. These will give your face that extra boost heading into your day; you can even add your makeup on after applying these drops. The Berry Beauty Drops for Night are made with fresh pressed blackberries from the PNW and they will help plump your skin as you sleep, help with collagen production, reduce appearance of fine lines and are boosting with Vitamin C and E. Enjoy your glow!