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7 Days to Better Skin

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Stay hydrated.  You’re much more likely to stay hydrated if you carry a water bottle around with you.  You will save calories by replacing high calorie sodas and coffee drinks with water, and you will be pleasantly surprised at what it will do for your complexion.

Supplement. Try incorporating a serving of pure fruit juice into your daily routine. I like R.W. Knudsen’s Just Black Cherry. Cherry juice has lots of minerals and helps to neutralize acid waste in the blood and lymph liquid. The more tart the cherry juice the better it is for you. Just make sure the only ingredient listed is cherries.

Let the sunshine in. Soak in sunshine in healthy doses. Five or ten minutes of daily sun exposure will allow your body to convert certain chemicals into Vitamin D. Do this in the early morning or late evening when the suns rays aren’t as powerful. For prolonged sun exposure, slather on a good chemical-free SPF every couple of hours to protect your skin from too much UVA exposure. Wear a wide brimmed hat and sunglasses to protect your face.

Rest. Get a good night’s sleep!  (Easier said than done, I know.)

Moderation. If you have trouble with cystic acne, try cutting back or eliminating your dairy intake for a week or so and see what happens. The excess hormones that dairy cows pass on to us tend to be excreted through the sebaceous glands, which are plentiful around the chin and jaw line. You should also eliminate refined sweets (candy, cake and sodas) from your diet. Studies have shown that an overload in blood sugar stimulates the chain of events that can cause acne formation.

Exfoliate. Invest in a good loofah. Exfoliating your body in the shower every couple of days encourages healthy cell renewal and stimulates the lymphatic system. Our Daily Exfoliating Cleanser is a must-have for your skin. It’s a microdermabrasion in a jar, and a fraction of the cost of the service!

Get rid of expired makeup and skin care products and invest in new ones.

 

What is Causing My Acne?

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Acne can be a troubling skin condition for both teens and adults. But there are a variety of different kinds of blemishes that get lumped into the acne category and they all have different causes.

At SkinDeep Naturals, a Fort Collins natural skin care company, we provide ingredient-conscious individuals with the right skin care products to clear up break-outs. And we also wanted to inform our readers a little bit more about the types and causes of acne so you can eliminate any controllable factors contributing to your skin issues.

Blackheads: Blackheads are caused when pores are filled with bacteria, dirt, or dead skin. This can happen to anyone but can be lessened by using an exfoliating cleanser like our Daily Exfoliating Cleanser.

Whiteheads: Whiteheads occur when a blackhead closes over.

Acne Cyst or Nodule: These painful, inflamed lumps arise when the bacteria that lives on our skin get trapped inside a clogged pore. According to the American Academy of Dermatology, this is the perfect place for that bacteria to multiply.

Jawline Acne: Jawline acne is more common in women than men, although can be caused in men by shaving with a dirty razor. For women, jawline acne is often hormonal and doesn’t look the same as typical pus filled zits you might experience elsewhere. If you are a woman and prone to jawline acne, it can also be a symptom of poly-cystic ovarian syndrome which is an imbalance of hormones. And for those with sensitive skin, it can even be cause by the rubbing of a chin strap on a helmet, make up, or touching your skin too much.

For many cases of acne, washing your face daily can help alleviate the problem. If you have questions about any of our skin care products or are wondering if they could help you with your breakouts, contact us today at SkinDeep Naturals. We would love to help!

Product Highlight—Daily Exfoliating Cleanser and Refill

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If you don’t already enjoy the daily routine of washing your face at night, now is a great time to try it. Along with brushing your teeth and your other bedtime rituals, washing your face is a relaxing way to take the day off. SkinDeep Naturals has a Daily Exfoliating Cleanser that is perfect for removing the dirt from the day as well as makeup and dead skin.

This Northern Colorado skin care product is made from all-natural ingredients like organic rice flour, sugar, organic olive oil, and organic essential oils. It also contains jojoba oil and vitamin e to rejuvenate your skin. Unlike some scrubs on the market, this sugar scrub is gentle enough for everyday use but still smooths out the appearance of wrinkles and lines.

Something remarkable about our cleanser that shows our attention to the environment is that we sell refills in disposable packages that lessen your environmental impact as you reuse your existing glass jar. We recommend running the jar through the dishwasher and then letting it dry all the way. Then with some rubbing alcohol on a cotton ball, wipe out the inside of the jar and let it air dry. This ensures the jar is sterilized and you can add your refill from the pouch. This refill process saves you a few dollars and allows you to reuse!

Our Daily Exfoliating Cleanser is best followed by our Organic Cucumber Hydrating Mist and Facial Serum. For more information about our natural skin care products, contact us today at SkinDeep Naturals.