1. Using face oils
Lightweight, plant-based oils give skin instant smoothness and glow. Plus, they’re packed with skin-essential nutrients like fatty acids and antioxidants, which nourish skin from the outside in. It’s a misconception that face oils and pre-cleansing oils are only for the uber dry. In fact, all skin types, even oily and acne prone, can benefit from the right face oil used in tandem with a well-chosen moisturizer. Own the oil! This “trend” is definitely here to stay. Try: award-winning Om Aroma & Co. Pumpkin Renew Serum.
2. Drinking green tea
Put down that latte and go for the green stuff instead. Green tea increases immune function and detoxifies due to its high levels of chlorophyll, which helps to purge toxins from the skin (your largest organ). Plus, green tea provides a nice boost of energy without the crash-and-burn aftereffects of coffee. Try: Fashionista Tea Organic Green Pomegranate for a fun and fruity flavor spin on the original.
3. Exfoliating (with restraint)
As with most things, balance is key. The same applies to exfoliation. Overdo it and find your skin sensitized, irritated, and lacking elasticity. Don’t do it enough and skin is rough in texture and congested. The magic formula will vary for every skin type but typically the best practice is a gentle daily exfoliation routine. We love Om Aroma & Co. Pearl Cleansing Cream, which whisks away dead skin gently with finely crushed granular champagne grapeseeds. If you want a deeper clean, schedule a facial to try an enzyme chemical peel or a light diamond microdermabrasion with a trained esthetician.
4. Wearing sunscreen + antioxidants every day
Let’s face it: sun damage is cumulative. Studies also suggest that even LED, halogens, and indoor visible light rays can contribute to adverse effects in the skin. Think: lack of skin clarity due to the overproduction of melanin, aka, hyperpigmentation sun spots. Protect yourself every day with a broad spectrum UVA and UVB blocking SPF. Up the protection even more by applying a daily dose of antioxidants, which will counteract the environmental wear-and-tear of daily life. Try: Coola SPF 30 and Om Aroma & Co. Raspberry Protect Day Serum.
5. Scheduling non-negotiable self-care
We love the idea of non-negotiable self-care and encourage you to carve out time each week to decompress with an organic face masque. Not only is it beneficial for your skin, but it also has aromatic anti-stress effects on your entire nervous system. Consider this your must-have beauty ritual and enjoy every minute! Try: Om Aroma & Co. Manuka Detox Masque for skin moisturizing, anti-inflammatory benefits.