Natural and Organic Skincare Products
Fun fact…did you know that the skin is the largest organ of the body? Yes, it sounds weird to think about the skin as an organ, but it’s true…look it up. The skin’s main function is to protect our body from external elements such us microbes, bacteria, chemicals and it helps regulate our body temperature, aids in the production of vitamins and defends our immune system.
More than ever, there’s a huge focus on our skin and its health and appearance. Everyone looks for the perfect solution to have glowing, clearer, smoother, younger looking skin. The fact is, there is no perfect solution and not all of the products are suitable for everyone, especially those that are deemed organic or natural. Some people can develop allergic reactions to the ingredients and are sensitive to the smell. We know that some of the organic products don’t include strong scents or perfumes as part of their ingredients, leaving the product with a very “natural” smell, which may be a bit strong for some people.
However, if you want healthier, smoother looking skin, regardless of its type, you need to look at the benefits to your skin. There are four basic types of healthy skin: normal, dry, oily and combination skin. However, the condition of our skin can be affected by internal and/or external factors.
Dry skin: Typically produces less sebum and as a result, does not have the necessary lipids to retain moisture, which is why it may feel itchy. If you have dry skin, be mindful to use products that will help add more moisture to your skin. Also, remember that just rinsing your face with lukewarm water may be sufficient, otherwise you might be stripping your skin from essential oils. To protect dry skin, apply day and night our recommended products and follow the tips from the American Academy of Dermatology...apply moisturizer when your skin is still damp after cleansing.
Oily skin: In general, oily skin has a very high production of sebum. As a result, your skin can lead to clogged pores and breakouts and not just through your teens, but well into your 20s, 30s, 40s and beyond. Take care not to strip your skin of essential oils and "over clean" your face. Your skincare needs will be served with the best products for oily skin, which ranges from the best cleanser for oily skin to the best foundation for oily skin you can find!
Combination skin: The most common skin type as it consists of a mix of all skin types. We can recognize this skin type when you experience dry spots and oily in others, like the well known “T-Zone”. Introduce in your skincare routine a daily moisturizer to keep your skin soft all day long...
The skin is a complex organ which not only has skin types, but skin tones. One of the easiest ways to make sure our skin is healthy and radiant is to “care” for it. It sounds easy, but not everyone has a daily routine and most of all, be consistent with it.
Much has been said about a daily skincare routine, and especially the number of steps. However, this depends on your skin type and/or condition. Nature:21 Blvd’s brands contain formulas responsibly developed using naturally derived ingredients combining essential oils, vitamins, and minerals among others. These brands stand out because their production approach includes techniques that omit any suspected harmful ingredients and tapping natural sources. This approach makes them not only good for us, but also beneficial for “mother earth”.
By mixing and matching these products we can suggest a daily routine:
Cleanser: Start your morning with a nice warm shower or bath, and gently apply a face cleanser designed for your skin type. There are many benefits of using a facial cleanser, to name a few: frees skin of excess oil, dead skin cells and of any debris that might cause the clogging of pores. The most important is if applied properly it helps with the skin’s circulation which has the added benefit to boost your skin radiance.
Essences & Serums: Two heroes in the skincare routine…both have concentrated formulas of active ingredients that can penetrate deeply into the skin. Apply them as needed, depending on the skincare concern you would like to tackle such as dehydrated skin, reducing signs of fatigue (after a long night of studying or working, your complexion can look dull and tired), refining pores (as a result of acne), smoothing the appearance of wrinkles, reducing the look of uneven skin tones and preparing the skin for makeup.
Moisturizer: Maintain your skin’s balance by applying the right kind of moisturizer for your skin type while your skin is still damp. We all need moisturizers regardless of our skin type. Moisturizers provide protective coverage against outside conditions, preventing dryness in cold or hot weather, air conditioning or indoor heat and adding to your skin much needed hydration. Moisturizers also slow the signs of aging, and soothes your skin.
Eye Cream: You might ask yourself, is eye cream really necessary? The answer is definitely, YES! The sooner we start using eye cream, the longer we will enjoy its benefits with younger looking eyes. It is common knowledge that squinting can activate the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles because the skin around the eyes is more fragile than any other part of our bodies. So, it’s not just about your favorite pair of sunglasses during bright summer or winter days to protect the skin around your eyes, but it’s also about making sure you apply an eye cream at least twice a day.
Sunscreen: A must! Regardless of the time of the year, this is a very important step during your daily routine, and it should be the last one…try to look for a formula that apart from providing the UVA and UVB protection, that it also moisturizes your skin and provide the daily hydration while protecting your skin.
Finalize your routine with makeup….step out into the world with your gorgeous skin and self!
Over the weekend, consider applying a hydrating face mask that will help you with your skin concerns. You might ask why are face masks important, and the simple answer is they help hydrate your skin, remove unwanted impurities and provide a relaxing experience, sort of like going to a spa, but you get it right at home.
At Nature:21 Blvd, we only select brands who practice high ethical standards in the production of their products. No animal testing, paraben free, sulfate free. We are passionate to bring to the market the best skincare products that work for olive, tan or yellow-toned or under-toned skin.