September is National Skincare Awareness Month and it could not come at a better time of the year. With summer coming to an end and the hustle and bustle of the school year starting, it is easy to let good skincare habits slip our minds. Let this be your reminder to take a moment for yourself and your skin.
Here is my personal morning routine for glowing skin that takes less than 5 minutes:
• Step 1: The first thing I do after cleansing is to roll my face with the Ageless System Beauty Wand 1.0
• Step 2: Splash my face with the Elderberry Facial Essence
Skincare isn’t just for the face… here are a few more quick tips for all over healthier skin:
Don’t forget to extend your products onto your neck and chest, these areas are exposed to the elements as much as our face and will greatly benefit! The Dreambox Beauty Plump Treatment Pad intensifies hydration and supports the skin’s ability to retain moisture, increasing blood flow and helping to boost collagen production. See results in just a few hours.
Moisturizing is key for healthy skin. The Julie Lindh Glowing Hydrating Body oil is great for autumn and colder weather because oil nourishes a little deeper than a creme. The best time to do apply is after a shower once you have pat dry. If you tend to have skin that is rough, and has dry bumps and flaking on the skin, try a lotion with lactic acid or salicylic acid in it. DO weekly body scrub or daily dry brushing helps to keep skin smoother and firmer.
Not all bumps on your skin are meant to be squeezed. Some are just raised due to skin dryness, and some are just brewing but not ready to be touched. As hard as it may be, do not pick, scratch, rub or squeeze them. This risk creating an infection prolongs healing time and increases the chances of a scar forming in the area. Find a skin professional in your area for a proper squeeze!
The most important part of taking care of your skin is watching for new or changing areas. Take note about once a month. If you notice a spot that is changing in size, shape or color, bleeding spontaneously, constantly itching, painful or simply new, make sure to contact your dermatologist for an evaluation. Skin cancer can easily be treated when caught early!