I have had one question asked to me more than any over the last few weeks. That question is… “What is going on with my skin”? Through emails, phone calls, text messages, or just daily interactions; it is clear to me that everybody is concerned about their skin! Just as your skin transitions from warm to cool weather, so it does from cool to warm. Your skin needs time to acclimate to new products, changing weather, etc.- so it is no surprise that so many are struggling with their skin. Also, many people experience allergies this time of year and those allergies many times manifest through the skin…. leading to breakouts and dry, itchy, skin. So, I thought I would share some tips on how you can prevent your skin from experiencing an “acclimation crisis”.
1. Ease off of exfoliation: While the first instinct for many people is to “scrub” at their skin, sometimes a gentler approach produces a better result. Many skin types do need exfoliation, especially if their skin is dry or has accumulated dead layers over the cold winter months. But opting for a gentle jojoba bead scrub or an enzyme mask can be a much better choice. Be careful not to scrub at your face with a wash rag; rather use a soft cloth or sponge and rinse with lukewarm winter. Avoiding extremes in temperature and product will help to balance the skin during this time of transition. Tip: After washing your face in the evening, apply a generous layer of the Glimpse Gel Cleanser and leave on for 10-15 minutes. The natural fruit enzymes in the cleanser will gently “eat away” at dead skin cells; helping to calm inflammation and help with better absorption of the rest of your products.
2. Use your moisturizer generously! Immediately apply moisturizer to your face as soon as you wash or step out of the shower to seal in the moisture on your skin. This goes for your face as well as your body! Also, be aware of how much moisturizer you are applying. If you are using either of the Glimpse Moisturizers, you need to be applying at least 3-4 pumps with each application. If you are breakout prone, you will need to apply your “treatment products” first, however, in most cases you should still be applying some type of moisturizer. Tip: As soon as you have stepped out of the shower or washed your face, apply 3-4 pumps Glimpse Moisturizer with 1/2- 1 pump of both the Luminescence Brighten & Repair. Gently massage into skin, neck, and chest. Adding in these additional boosters will not only help to hydrate and repair your skin, but also make your moisturizer last longer.
3. Drink lots of pure water: I cannot say enough about water intake. Most of us walk around dehydrated without even recognizing it. As soon as you step out the door, or even indoors, you are losing natural moisture. Hydrating from within can help to prevent water loss, keep your organs (your skin is your largest one) healthy and hydrated, and help keep your skins natural detoxification process moving freely; which is critical for healthy skin. One of the best things you can do for your skin, or your body for that matter, is drink more water!
In summation, just be aware of your skin. Don’t “react” to any changes in your skin by going to any extremes. What your skin needs right now is a little attention and balance. This could be said for many things actually. .