HOW TO USE:
Apply during bath or shower to wet skin. Rinse thoroughly. Pat skin dry and apply Suzanne Organics Nourishing Body Lotion.
Apply liberally all over the body for revitalizing hydration. Especially effective when applied on moist skin after a bath or shower.
Loofah made in China; wash and lotion made in the United States.
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Daily Skin Care Regimen
If you have dry skin, you will need moisturizing products that nourish, so you will want to find protective and restorative products. Achieving a moisture balance with the right pH is key.
Begin with a very mild soap, possibly cream based. Since your skin is acidic, the alkaline in soap can easily disturb the delicate pH balance. Also, make sure that the soap does not contain harsh chemicals which will also remove the acid mantel and cause further dryness. Choose a toner that soothes and nourishes your skin. It should refresh with a hint of moisture—a low or no alcohol formulation is recommended to prevent over drying the skin.
A daily moisturizing routine is essential for dry skin. Begin with a serum to enhance moisture, then apply a day moisturizer. Try to use a day cream with an SPF Your evening ritual can include a serum application and a heavier moisturizer. Eye creams and serums are recommended for the delicate area around the eyes that are subject to fine lines and wrinkles.
Weekly Skin Care Routine
Use an extremely mild exfoliator in order to expose fresh skin and allow products to penetrate deeper. This will maximize the effectiveness of your skin care products. A moisture-enhancing mask that you put on and wipe off will moisturize and plump dry and dehydrated skin.
Key Ingredients for Dry Skin:
Hyalauronic Acid, Glycerin, Lanolin, Alpha Hydroxy Acids, Oil (Of Jojoba, Olive, Apricot Seed, Avocado, Grapeseed Borage, Almond, Evening Primrose), Vitamin E, Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Honey, Shea Butter, Argan, Baobab, Manuka Honey, Green Tea (Camilla Sinsnsis), Ceramide, Glycolic Acid, Hydrolized Wheat Protein, Cocoa Butter, Shea Butter, Cucumber
When you cleanse your face, you can help control the clarity, suppleness and condition of your skin. Cleansing rids your skin of excess facial oil, dust, bacteria, dirt and dead skin cells. This process helps keep the pores unclogged, improves circulation, and prepares your skin for the next step in your cleansing ritual. Quite possibly the most fundamental step in the beauty routine, cleansing is integral to maintaining a balanced complexion.
Cleansing is recommended twice per day for most skin types, once in the morning and once in the evening. Any more than that, the natural oils become stripped, while any less and your skin can become susceptible to congestion and eruptions.
How to Choose a Cleanser
Choose a cleanser that is appropriate for your skin and is specifically formulated for the face. Dry skin types will need to use a creamy based cleanser, while oilier types will need a gel based or foaming type cleanser. Sensitive skin needs a fragrance-free formulation, most likely labeled as gentle and non-irritating.
How to Cleanse
Tie your hair back with a headband or ponytail holder. Make sure to start with clean hands. Splash your face with warm or tepid water to open up your pores. Never use too hot or too cold water. Too hot and your skin can dry out, while water that is too cold will not remove the surface oils sufficiently. You can use a washcloth, sponge, exfoliation puff, facial brush or your fingers for cleansing - It all depends on your preference.
Use approximately a dime to nickel sized amount of cleanser, follow product packaging instructions. You can apply the cleanser with your fingertips or washcloth. Depending on the cleanser type, you might want to work up a lather in your hands first.
Use gentle upward circular strokes moving around the face, paying attention to the crevices of the nose area and hair line while extending down your neck and around the ear area. Take extra care to use a gentle touch around the eyes. Do not over-scrub or scrub too hard, as your facial skin is susceptible to become easily irritated.
Once the cleansing is completed, rinse liberally with tepid water. Make sure all areas are rinsed including the neck, hairline and eye area. Cool water may be used, as it helps to close the pores. Finish by blotting your face gently with a towel using a patting technique.
Everyone can benefit from using a moisturizer after cleansing. The key is finding the appropriate moisturizer based on your skin type. Moisturizers seal moisture into the skin, so the effect is hydrating while also inhibiting evaporation. Many moisturizers contain active ingredients that deliver vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and skin supporting compounds to provide therapeutic benefits that sooth, protect and ultimately delay the onset of early aging.
Eye creams are optional, but may be desirable for those with dry or aging skin as a welcome addendum to a moisturizer. Some individuals have very delicate eye areas that are more susceptible to wrinkling, dark circles and puffiness. An eye cream can help address these specific concerns with intense moisture and a high concentration of active ingredients.
How to Choose a Moisturizer
The oilier your complexion, the lighter and more liquid your moisturizer should be. Some moisturizers even have oil free ingredients that still serve to moisturize the skin without adding oil. Conversely, dry or aging skin requires a more moisturizing-nourishing preparation. Use a moisturizer labeled with your skin type or specific skin concern. If you live in a particularly harsh climate, consider wearing a more moisturizing face cream during the winter and switch to a lighter formula during warmer months.
Night creams tend to be thicker and more moisturizing than day creams. It is generally recommended to have separate moisturizers simply for the fact that you will want a day cream with a Sun Protection Factor (SPF). This will provide you with added protection from sun damage that ultimately leads to premature aging.
Based on the amount of time you spend outside on any particular day, you might want to wear a moisturizer designed for outdoor use with a significantly higher SPF. You must also factor in how easily your skin burns and take precautions to protect your skin with a sufficient SPF. As a general rule, it is recommended that your day moisturizer should have at least 15-20 SPF, and if you spend more time outdoors, consider a moisturizer with 30+ SPF.
How to Use Moisturizer
After you wash your face and apply toner or a serum (optional), scoop out enough moisturizer to comfortably cover your face and neck area. Using your finger tips, rub it in using upward strokes, making sure to moisturize the neck, décolletage and earlobes. In order to prevent streaks, allow your moisturizer to penetrate before applying foundation.
Body Wash: Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Leaf Extract (and) Jasminum Officinale (Jasmine) Flower Extract*, Cocamidopropyl Hydroxysultaine (Natural Foamer), Lauryl Betaine, Sodium Lauroyl Sarcosinate , Carya Ovata (Hickory) Bark Extract**(1), Vegetable Glycerin**, Coco-Glucoside (and) Glyceryl Oleate**, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Sweet Orange) Oil* (and) Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Blood Orange) Oil*(and) Citrus Aurantium Bergamia (Bergamot) Oil FCF*(and) Vanilla Planifolia (Vanilla) Fruit Oil* Infused in Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil*, Oat (Avena Sativa) Extract**, Beta Glucan (Oat)**, Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride (Conditioning Agent), Xanthan Gum**(1). *Certified Organic **EcoCert (1) NOP - NSF Organic Compliant/Ecocert Compliant.
Body Lotion: Organic Extract of Yerba Matte Infused in Distilled Water, Aloe Barbadensis, Carthamus tinctorious (Safflower) Oleosomes*, Macadamia ternifolia (Macadamia) Oil*, Helianthus annuus (High Oleic Sunflower) Oil*, Cetearyl & Sorbitan Olivate and Cetyl & Sorbitan Palmitate (Olea europaea - Olive Oil Derived), Coconut Caprylic/Capric Triglycerides ( Fractionated Coconut Oil), Simmondsia chinensis (Jojoba) Oil*, Camellia japonica (Green Tea) Oil*, Argania spinosa (Argan) Oil*, Rosa canina (Rose Hips) Oil*, Hippophae rhamnoides (Sea Buckthorn CO2 Berry & Seed) Oil*, Xanthan Gum, Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate (Vitamin C Ester), Mixed Tocopherols (Natural Vitamin E from Jojoba Oil), Vegetable Glycerin, Lonicera japonica (Japanese Honeysuckle) Flower Extract (and) Lonicera caprifolium (Honeysuckle) Flower Extract (Plant Preservatives), Essential Oils*: [Vanilla planifolia (Vanilla) Bean Oil, Cocos nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Citrus bergamia (Bergamot - FCF)**. Citrus sinensis (Orange)]*. * Certified Organic or Wild Crafted. ** FCF - Furo-Coumarin-Free is safe to use before sun exposure.