Operation Glow!

Hello loves!

Summer isn’t too far away and I’ve been determined to put together a regimen to achieve healthier looking skin to make the summertime just a little bit more enjoyable.

I used to think I needed a million products to get good skin when really my results were the complete opposite. I’ve decided to stick with this simple yet effective routine.

Step 1: Water! Water! Water!

water

To be honest we all know about the importance of drinking water, and as much as I personally don’t like water this step can be rough, but I think about the overall results: clear, hydrated skin. Who doesn’t want that? Plus you feel better on the inside too. Drink up!

Step 2: Exfoliation

The purpose of exfoliation is to buff away old dead skin cells and reveal new fresh looking skin. We develope dead skin cells daily so regularly exfoliating can make a huge difference. My personal favorite for this is using exfoliating gloves:

gloves

The perks of these gloves are 1. They are cheap (between .99 to $5 a pair) 2. They can be found at pretty much every drugstore, Target, or Walmart and 3. They last a really long time vs spending money on a body scrub. I typically exfoliate no more than 2-3 times a week so I don’t agitate my skin.

Step 3: Cleaning with natural/gentle soap(s)

It’s always nice to have a luxurious soap or body wash, but some of those just don’t cater to anything other then cleaning the skin. So I decided to switch to a soap that can actually treat and heal my skin. My personal favorite is African black soap:

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Ok so it’s not the most attractive looking soap, but it’s effective. It’s good for your face and body when it comes to treating acne, scars, blemishes, and oiliness. However, this is a strong soap so I balance it out with a gentle body wash (preferably Dove) every other day to prevent my skin from getting dry.

Step 4: Moisturizing and treating with natural oils

Lotions just did not cut it for me so I decided to try oils instead. There are tons of oils to choose from so you just have to try and see what works best for you. For me I use a mix of Bio Oil and coconut oil:

Bio-Oil contains lavender oil, which is known to have skin conditioning properties & provides a calming & #soothing benefit!:    Image result for pure coconut oil

Both oils help with anti-aging and restoring moisture, but Bio Oil is specifically made to help heal scars, blemishes, and reduce the appearance of stretchmarks while coconut oil helps with renewing skin cells. I try my best to apply this mixture twice a day to get more visible results.

Do you have a skin care regimen you want to achieve? Have any products that help better your skin? Feel free to let me know.

Sincerely,

L ❤

 

 

 

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