Shine Control For Summer Humidity

Summer: the queen of seasons! It’s more than just a time of year, it’s a mindset. I mean, there are songs written about it, poems paying tribute to it and more events and festivals celebrating it than there is time to attend.

But summertime isn’t all sunshine and rainbows…

Summer has a dirty little secret.

Sun, heat, and humidity bring out the worst in our skin. At the same exact time when we want to go makeup free or test drive the “naked” makeup trend! Grrrrrrrrr.

Fortunately, there are ways to ensure you’re putting your fresh face forward when dealing with blemishes, sun damage, and oily skin.

Just like our personalities, beliefs, and DNA, no two skins are exactly alike. It’s time to understand and embrace our skin’s unique qualities and learn some simple steps to ensure that it’s healthy, clean and blemish-free. What I love about radiant-looking skin is it looks great on everyone.

If you have oily skin and would like to achieve a healthy, balanced skin tone without complicated regimes, covering it up with layers of makeup, or draining your bank account read on for my top six tips for attaining healthy-looking, gorgeous skin.

Daily Cleansing: Mom was right: you gotta wash your face.  Summertime humidity and heat create a breeding ground for bacteria. And the cleaner our skin, the less chance there is for oil build up and bacteria to spread. If we can squeeze in a few minutes a day to cleanse and tone with skincare products made with healthy, nourishing ingredients, our skin can maintain its youth and achieve that Instagram-worthy appearance.  Oh, and please -- for the love of skin care! – Avoid using harsh body soaps on your adorable face!

For a visually appealing complexion, cleansing and toning daily with oil controlling skincare essentials help you take charge of your skin. Two excellent choices are the Mandarin Invigorating Cleansing Crème and Harmonizing Citrus Cleanse.  Both, whichever your skin type, oily, combination, dry, or mature, work wonders and are formulated with organic and botanical ingredients.  Nothing nasty or toxic, just gentle, nourishing ingredients that won’t strip your skin’s natural oils.
Toning: Sometimes, it seems like toning is the forgotten stepsister in the beauty routine community and I cannot figure out why. We all want a brighter, smoother, more even-toned complexion and the best way to achieve this is to tone after cleansing. So let’s get started, Cinderella! If you’re on the hunt for a toner, consider an alcohol-free toner. Alcohol dries and strips your skin’s natural oil. Using a face toner after cleansing is vital to balance the natural pH of your skin and to infuse your skin with clean, pure, nourishing ingredients. It also adds a boost of hydration and works to tighten and cleanse your pores, leaving less room for dirt and oil.

    Moisturizing: It kind of seems counterintuitive to moisturize oily skin, but don’t skip this step. Oily skin needs hydration and protection. A lightweight moisturizer applied on freshly-cleaned and toned pores help your skin retain moisture without clogging the pores. For warm-weather humidity or dry desert breezes, a cooling and a lightweight moisturizing gel are fantastic for oily, combination skin type.  Our Gentle Balancing Gel is explicitly made for eruptive, oily or problem skin.  Vital oil balancing nutrients are delivered to the surface in a soothing gel that absorbs quickly. Excess sebum disappears, minimizing shine and oily appearance.
      Protection: Trust me on this: taking care of your skin daily, even if it’s for a quick cleanse, tone and moisturize, brings mega rewards in the future.  And, confidence in your skin’s appearance will come naturally. Whether you’re headed to the beach, jogging in the park or even a walk to Starbucks, use products with protective, natural ingredients that act as a shield against harmful UV rays.
        When it comes to the right blend of ingredients, our best-selling Antioxidant-Rich Hydrating Serum outpaces the competition in every way. This is my favorite serum! This potent antioxidant powerhouse deeply replenishes and awakens vitality one drop at a time and creates a haven for all-day hydration and protection. Your skin will thrive. Cells plump, fine lines and wrinkles visibly soften. 

          Finding your skincare regimen: It can seem daunting at times. But radiant, healthy-looking skin is attainable with quality, clean beauty skin care. Having confidence in your skin’s appearance, it’s nice to allow your skin to go naked once in a while rather than cover it up with products made from who-knows-what, tested on who-knows-who and manufactured who-knows-where.

          The very best way to maintain your skin is the way nature intended it: with cleansers, toners, and moisturizers made from elements found in nature – like anti-aging peptides, plumping-plant-based collagen, hydrating hyaluronic acid, nourishing vitamins and more -- formulated in an eco-friendly, vegan-friendly, cruelty-free manner.

          Hey, isn’t it great we live in time for women of all ages, embracing and celebrating our unique, individuality?  It’s awesome! Whatever your age while you enjoy dressing up, dressing down, or perhaps you’re a chameleon who changes her look from day to day or from daylight to starlight, there is nothing out of the ordinary with secretly wanting a, “glance at me, because I feel and look amazing!”

          Women of all ages and skin type can attain clear, healthy, good-looking skin with natural skin care products made with organic ingredients.  Healthy-looking skin is ageless, and healthy-looking is gorgeous at any age.

          What’s your favorite part of your beauty routine?  What’s your least favorite? Let’s dish and discuss! Sign up for my monthly newsletter and be the first for discounts and free gifts.