WANT SOFTER SMOOTHER SKIN?
I'm sure the majority of us here would say 'HECK YES!!!'
So today we wanted to breakdown the 3 proven steps for getting healthier younger looking skin.
NO PILLS, NO SERUMS, NO CREAMS
Long gone are the days of our childhood where we had a perfectly smooth and flawless complexion.
WHAT CAUSES ROUGH SKIN?
Over the years, we are all introduced to many elements that may damage our skin.
POLLUTION, STRESS, SUN DAMAGE and other CONTAMINANTS can over-time chip away at our complexion and create an appearance of roughness, wrinkles, and dark spots.
Some of us also face genetic conditions such as Eczema, which makes us susceptible to DRYNESS and ROUGHNESS.
WHAT CAN WE DO TO GET SMOOTH SKIN?
Believe it or not, its actually quite simple.
EXFOLIATE, STEAM, EXTRACT
There is NO SECRET!
Exfoliation is the removal of dead skin cells on the outer surface of our skin. This process can be achieved through chemical and/or mechanical means.
Let's start with chemicals (not our favorite)
Chemical exfoliation involves the use of products that cover your skin with the goal of loosening contaminants, making it easier to remove dirt and grime from your skin.
This option is not our favorite because chemical exfoliation usually requires HARSH ACIDS to remove the outer layer of our skin.
If you have sensitive skin, this can be damaging and extremely uncomfortable. There is a reason why these chemical exfoliations should only be performed by trained professionals.
What we do prefer and recommend is to exfoliate through mechanical means.
Mechanical exfoliation simply requires you to physically remove the dead cells from your skin.
There are several ways to mechanically exfoliate your skin. Microdermabrasion, face scrubs, wash cloths are all common ways to exfoliate.
Even though we recommend mechanical over chemical exfoliation, you still need to proceed with caution and avoid over scrubbing your face.
It is recommended to EXFOLIATE 2 to 3 TIMES A WEEK depending on skin sensitivity.
This wireless sonic facial brush is designed specifically for normal to sensitive skin and is made from silicone which eliminates bacteria growth.
Do you ever get out of a nice hot shower and notice how your skin GLOWS more than normal?
That is an easy way to experience the benefits of steaming.
Face steaming is becoming more and more popular with every year and it is easy to see why.
OPEN PORES, LOOSEN TOXINS, PREVENTS ACNE
Opening up your pores with steam is a fantastic natural way to deep cleanse your skin.
The heat from steam EFFICIENTLY OPENS UP PORES, allowing easy removal of dirt and bacteria that is hidden deep in your skin. This is an important step towards softer smoother skin.
Steam does not only open pores but it also loosens all the toxins contained within the skin.
You might notice YOUNGER LOOKING SKIN after working out at the gym. This happens because when your body works hard, you naturally tend to sweat.
The natural heat from your body softens the toxins and is then released from your skin through your sweat while you work out.
This same reaction can be replicated when you steam your face.
Another benefit of face steaming is to prevent acne breakouts.
Let's face it, pimples suck!
Steaming your face is a great alternative to all those useless "miracle creams" to fight acne.
The whole process of opening pores, loosening toxins, and removing them from your skin is the BEST NATURAL WAY to get healthier skin.
You can steam your face in many ways. A hot shower, hot towels, or going into your gym's sauna are all great options..
It is recommended to FACE STEAM 1 to 2 TIMES A WEEK depending on the sensitivity of your skin.
A great routine to do after steaming your face is to ACTIVELY EXTRACT bacteria from your skin.
Extraction can be done naturally as stated above by exfoliating and steaming,, however, a better options is to go a step further and extract EVEN DEEPER than what is possible with exfoliation and steam.
Deep extractions are often done by professionals called 'ESTHETICIANS.'
Estheticians have specifically made tools and chemicals to help extract deep down into your pores.
DO NOT POP PIMPLES!
Blackheads and whiteheads are often the reason to proceed with a deep extractions. By removing these problems, your skin will become smoother and tighter than before.
You should definitely avoid popping pimples because you could easily DAMAGE YOUR SKIN and even create long lasting scars on your face.
Like mentioned earlier, deep extractions should be done by professionals. However, recently a new trending product has hit the market that allows individuals to extract safely at home.
This new tool essentially uses suction to safely remove all the contaminates from your skin. No more squeezing or popping.
Extractions should be performed ONCE A WEEK, after using a facial steamer.
As mentioned in the beginning, there is no secret to soft smooth skin. However you will notice exponential improvements by following a consistent skincare routine.
You should make your own best judgement when deciding how often to preform this routine. We all have different skin and different levels of sensitivity. The key here is to be CONSISTENT and your results will come!