Oh hey February, you’re looking good! Since Winter is still upon us, but we all want it to be Spring, we thought it would be a great time to think about easy skin care steps which focus on everyday habits you can easily break. These are things you might already be doing, but it’s always nice to have that fresh reminder that you’ve got it!
Plus we’re going to share some easy tips on how best to use our Face Cleanser.
Let’s get to it!
This is literally the easiest thing you can do for your skin. Whether you’re at work or home, grab a glass of water! Water is the best alternative for any beverage. If you’re at work or out and about, get yourself a reusable water bottle and fill it up when you’re on the go. There are SO MANY awesome reusable water bottles out there. Take a look on Etsy for a local water bottle maker and help support your local makers! Start sippin’ that water ya’ll! Your skin is your largest organ, keep it happy with lots of water.
Try Not To Touch Your Face
This is a bad habit we all have, and once you make yourself conscious of it, it’s easy to avoid doing it. Our hands touch a lot of things all day long, imagine all the dirt and bacteria lingering in your hands, that you then put on your face! Ew, gross right? We can’t constantly wash our hands all day, so the best course of action is to avoid touching your face too much. If you do get an itch, try to wash your hands first!
Wash Your Hands
Again, we touch a lot of things, and our face with our hands. If you are a face toucher, and just can’t help it, make sure you’re washing your hands often throughout the day. Especially if you’ve been handling things and you don’t know where they’ve been.
We’re not going to tell you what to eat, but there are certain things you should avoid eating. Sugar, excess salt, foods high in saturated fats, or trans fats should be avoided. Try to pick healthy alternatives when snacking. Instead of sugary ice cream, try yogurt and berries. Instead of potato chips and dip, try a corn tortilla and salsa. Avoid sugary sodas and try a sugar/sodium free flavoured soda water. Rather than ordering a latte everyday, switch things up with a herbal tea. Make lunch and dinners yummy and healthy by doing a meal prep once a week; Pinterest is an amazing tool for coming up with new healthy meals. There are also meal prep services which are usually full of delicious healthy meals.
Wash Your Face At Night
Our skin goes through a lot during the day, so it’s important to make sure you’re doing a good end of day face wash before bed. Cleansing, toning, and moisturizing are essential to keeping your skin happy and healthy. Bacteria and dirt can get trapped in the make up we wear, so we want to make sure to remove that at the end of the day.
Implement Artisanal Booty Face Cleanser Into Your Routine!
Our Face Cleanser oil is a great product for end of the day cleansing. It’s a miracle worker for easily taking off your make up effortlessly.
Step 1: Purchase one of our citrus based cleansers here!
Step 2: Pouring about a quarter sized amount in your palm, massage oil onto warm damp skin. Leave on skin for 1-3 minutes and allow the oil the penetrate and cleanse your pores.
Step 3: Using a warm to hot damp cloth, remove the oil and scrub away make up. Repeat 1-3 times to make sure you remove all the oil and melt the dirt out of your pores with the hot water. Pat dry!
Follow up with your favourite toner and face oil.
That wasn’t too bad, was it? Keeping a routine going and leading a healthy active lifestyle is the best way keep your skin happy. Try out these easy things, or if you already are, keep up the good work!
We love a good skin care routine. And what better way to amp up your daily game than with a simple skin care regimen. From Morning to Night, we’ve created some fabulous natural products to take care of your skin care needs.
Why Artisanal Booty?
Let’s go back to the beginning. Our journey started when we started paying more attention to the products we were buying and putting on our skin. Where did they come from? What was in them? Were they really helping us or making problems worse? Eventually through discovering that natural products are just as good, or even better, we realized creating our own natural skin care products was the only way to know the “what where and why”! We came to the great conclusion that what we had crafted was amazing, and we knew that it had to be shared. So here we are today, to help you take our natural skin care products and use them to their full benefit to give you amazing skin!
Every good skin care routine starts with a great cleanser. The problem we had was most cleansers stripped our skin of the good oils leaving our skin dry, dull, and more prone to break outs, over active oil production, and poor reactions.
Once we discovered oil cleansing, all of the negative reactions we had to other cleansers began to disappear. While using oil can sound daunting (read all about why it’s fantastic here!) it’s actually so good for your skin. Oil gently removes dirt from your pores and balances your skins natural oil production. And it works wonders for quick and easy make up removal.
So, we created Face Cleanser oil, with different blends suited for all skin types and to help focus on specific skin issues.
To use, apply about a nickel to quarter size into your palm and massage on face. To enhance the effectiveness use a steam bath, hot damp towel, or just stand in your hot shower for 5 mins, then use a damp face cloth to scrub away the oil.
Check out our etsy shop for our citrus Face Cleansers!
One of our biggest concerns using off the shelf face creams was the fact that water and other chemicals were listed in the ingredients. While drinking water is a huge part of life, saturating your skin with water tends to dry it out.
If you read the full list of ingredients on any bottle or jar of face cream, somewhere one there should be oils or butters. Those are the ingredients we want! And love!
We’ve tried Face oil samples from time to time and found we really enjoyed using them. It was a no brainer for us to add our own Face Oil to our product line.
To use; post cleansing, we recommend using a few drops (less than the size of a dime) and massaging into your skin. It’s non greasy and absorbs beautifully to protect your skin and balance the natural oils.
Check out our fantastic line up of Face Oil here on our etsy shop!
Don’t stop at Face Oil!
There are 3 very important things your skin needs that while we’d love to give you, you have these things already!
1. Sleep. Like your body and your mind, your skin needs rest too. You know the saying, “I need to get my beauty sleep” ? Well it’s true. Your skin is your biggest organ and needs just as much rest as the rest of you! Creating a regular sleep routine will help, and your skin will love you for it.
Check out this article by the Alaska Sleep Clinic how "lack of sleep is ruining your skin".
2. Water. Your body needs water. And plenty of it. I’m sure you’ve heard this a million times. So we’ll stop here. ;)
Read all about the advantages of drinking water by Livestrong.com here!
3. SUNSCREEN. And not just in the summer, all year long! While your body may be covered in the winter, your face is still exposed and needs protection from the sun. Here are some of our favourite sun screens for all budgets!
Tarteguard 30 Vegan Sunscreen Lotion Broad Spectrum SPF 30 by TARTE
$40.00* CAD at Sephora
Ultra Sun Protection Cream SPF 50 by SHISEIDO
$28.00* CAD at Sephora
Active Naturals Protect + Hydrate SPF 60 Face & Body Sunscreen by AVEENO
$12.67* CAD at Walmart
ClearlySheer SPF 50 Face Sunscreen Lotion by Coppertone
$8.88* at Walmart
*Prices as of July 15, 2018 via website links, check your local stores for current pricing and availability
Have a favourite sunscreen? Tried our skin care products? Leave us a comment below!
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