Post Workout Skincare
By: Guest: Elise Miller ~
Getting in a workout can do wonders for your both your body and your mind. While there are numerous benefits to your sweat sessions, the skin can often suffer if not treated properly after a workout. Working out can cause sweat and dirt to build up on the skin and if left untouched, this residue can lead to bacteria seeping into the skin which often will result in a breakout. Give your lovely skin some extra TLC after your workout session with a quick and easy post workout skincare routine with these three products to keep you feeling fresh and fit. You could even pack these in your gym bag if you tend to be on the go. The best part? These products are formulated with high quality and natural ingredients that you can trust. Get fresh!
Get your skin back to purity by cleansing your skin. After showering, mix a few pumps of Bodyceuticals Calendula + Flower Essences Facial Cleanser with a bit of water and apply to your face and neck. Scrub into your skin in order to reach all the built-up residue from your workout. Then, rinse with water and pat face to dry. This cleanser will not only get your face clean, it will also repair, balance, soothe and rejuvenate your skin. The gel-like formula has a lovely and light floral scent that will leave your skin better than before. This cleanser will work great on most skin types and is filled with the purest of ingredients such as organic lavender extract, organic olive oil, and organic geranium.
Applying a high quality creme will help balance and purify the skin while keeping it fresh. Bodyceuticals Calendula + Antioxidants Purifying Facial Creme is filled with antioxidants and is packed with incredible botanical ingredients such as organic aloe juice, organic sweet orange peel and organic pink grapefruit. After cleansing, apply a dollop of this heavenly creme onto your face, décolleté, and neck. Massage the creme into your skin. This lightweight creme is great for oily, normal, combination or T-zone skin types and is safe for all ages. The rich blend of berries and neem will help your skin smell amazing while keeping your skin healthy.
Feeling clean and fresh after a workout is one of the best feelings. Bodyceuticals Aloe Skin Soothing Spray will take you to that feeling of freshness by soothing and hydrating the skin. After cleansing and moisturizing, spray this aloe mist on your face and body for a refreshing mist. Feel free to massage this into the skin. This product is especially awesome during the summer months for keeping your skin cool and soothing it from any sun overexposure in the case you decided to take your workout outdoors. You can also keep this in the fridge for an added cooling affect. This spray is formulated with three simple ingredients: organic aloe vera, neroli blossom, and organic calendula flowers from the Bodyceuticals farm. This product is also safe for all ages and all skin types.
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.