Are you washing your face the right way?
Let's call this one Face Washing for Beginners - or maybe Face Washing 101. Sound silly? On the surface, it likely sounds ridiculous, but the fact is that most people are not washing their face the right way.
The way that you wash your face has a direct impact on the appearance of your skin. We're here to share 5 tips for better face washing.
1. Use a gentle, sulfate-free facial cleanser. Most face washes contain sulfates, which are harsh surfactants that strip the skin of natural oils and can leave it feeling tight and dry. Seed Daily Facial Cleanser is non-irritating and leaves skin feeling clean, yet soft and pampered.
2. Watch your water temperature. Hot water can lead to redness, itching, and skin dryness, so be sure to use lukewarm water during face washing.
3. Don't wash your face more than twice daily. This is often a mistake by those with oily and acne-prone skin. People tend to think that if their skin is oily or breaking out that it needs to be washed more often. This is not true. Overcleansing will strip the skin, which often tricks your oil glands into producing more oil to compensate for the dryness. The result? More oiliness and breakouts. Twice a day is almost always sufficient. If you are at the gym in the middle of the day and are sweating, you can absolutely cleanse gently again then.
4. Fingertips are best for face washing. Using your fingers allows you to be more aware of how much pressure you are applying to the skin. Washcloths are often too harsh and can cause damage. If you feel the need to use a washcloth, be sure it is a very soft, natural fiber washcloth. I like bamboo baby washcloths because they are soft and gentle. Never scrub your face, though, with a washcloth, no matter how gentle the fabric.
5. Rinse with lukewarm water, pat (don't rub) dry, and then follow with a gentle facial toner. Our toners are free of harsh ingredients and contain natural distillates (choose cucumber or lemon balm) to refresh, soften, and calm the skin. Toner helps to balance skin pH, remove any last traces of makeup or cleanser, and then prepares your skin for the next steps of your skin care regimen.
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Summer is officially here! After a long, very unusual spring, it is nice to get outside and relax in the summer sun.
I love the feeling of soaking up the rays, but sun smarts are essential for your skin.
The sun's UV rays can greatly impact the condition of the skin. While sitting with our faces toward the sun makes us feel so good, it is important to remember that we have to be vigilant about our sun care.
My 25 year background in skin care has shown me just how important protecting our skin from UVA and UVB rays truly is. I practice what I preach. I wear sunscreen. I moisturize. I remove my makeup at night.
I am human, though, and I make mistakes. Yesterday was one of those days. It was unusually hot here. I finished up my work after lunch and noticed that the outside temperature was 96 degrees. I was skimming the pool and made sure to put on more sunscreen before jumping in.
I was so comfortable just floating on my raft. Floating around just relaxing felt so good! I planned to be in the water for about an hour when my 14 year old jumped in. We had a blast playing baseball with a beach ball and pool noodle, making a whirlpool, and playing games. If you have a teenager, you will understand what a treat it is to enjoy one on one time just having fun with that child who normally would rather be doing something else. This extra time together during the pandemic has been a gift, because there is much more family time. We had so much fun — and before I knew it, I had been in the water for nearly three hours.
I was careful to reapply my sunscreen everywhere — but I neglected my back. And boy did I learn my lesson. I now have a blistering sunburn on about 40% of my back and it is incredibly painful. In addition to being concerned about the potential for lasting damage and cellular changes done to my skin, I am finding it hard to get comfortable. This was preventable, though.
I cannot change yesterday’s mistake, but I can help alleviate the pain and I thought I would share how you can, too, should you finding yourself in need of some sunburn relief.
What is Seed Aging Beautifully Face Serum?
Is it a serum? Is it an oil?
Well, this is an oil-based face serum. Seed Aging Beautifully Face Serum combines 100% plant-based ingredients - like Argan and Rosehip Seed Oil - to help seal in moisture without feeling heavy or greasy.
Our facial oil serum can be used alone or over your moisturizer. It features a blend of oils to hydrate, balance, and address skin concerns such as loss of elasticity, dullness or skin dryness. Oils tend to be protective, boost skin hydration, and can help tackle a loss of skin firmness. Depending on the oils used -- and this is the case with our oil blend -- it may even help those with oily and acne prone skin types.
Wait. Don't you put this on under a moisturizer?
Great question! Read on...