I suppose we could also call this post "skin care for newbies" or "Basic Skin Care 101" - whatever you'd like to call it, this is a simplified guide for those of you who are wondering WHY you need to have a regimen to begin with. We have talked about the benefits of a consistent skin care routine before here on the Seed blog.
We want to help take the guesswork out of it. You want to start a consistent skin care routine. You know it’s important. We want you to know what each product is for & how it will help you - without making it confusing.
Here is a little skin care guide to the three basic steps to start out with:
1. Cleanse with a gentle face wash. A gentle, water-soluble facial cleanser can help take off your makeup and dissolve impurities. Removing impurities in essential to help prevent clogged pores and skin congestion, which can lead to breakouts. Face wash can also help provide a clean slate for your other skin care products.
2. Next, sweep toner over the face with a cotton ball or pad. A well-formulated toner is free of drying alcohols and can help refresh, balance, and hydrate the skin. It can also help restore skin pH. Toner is used to help remove the last traces of makeup or debris left behind after cleansing. It can help eliminate dry patched, and may instantly provide a healthy, refreshed look to the skin.
3. Lastly, massage facial moisturizer into skin. If you are dry, consider a richer face cream. A high quality moisturizer helps skin lock in moisture, provides immediate hydration, and can offer anti-aging benefits. It is important to use this daily to help plump and soften the skin, as well as visibly improve skin appearance.
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According to the National Institute of Mental Health, occasional anxiety is normal. Don't we all feel anxious in December? Children often feel anxious at the beginning of the new school year or the night before a big test. It's normal. I think any one of us can relate to that feeling.
But, then there are times when anxiety is more than a fleeting feeling. We're friends here. I've been sharing with you here on the Seed blog for several years. I've talked about everything from acne break outs to thoughts on skin aging. I think sometimes that it is therapeutic to write things down. If anything, I hope that sharing can help others.
Do you struggle with getting a good night's sleep? You may need to improve your sleep hygiene.
Sleep hygiene? Is that even real? Yes, it's a real thing! The National Sleep Foundation defines sleep hygiene as "a variety of different practices and habits that are necessary to have good nighttime sleep quality and full daytime alertness."
So, just what are some of these better practices and habits?