Sun protection is a year-round activity. SPF should be applied daily to protect your skin from the damaging effects of the sun. Anti-oxidants applied after sun exposure can help to reverse some of the damage. But just in case a few rays slip by your defenses this summer, we have a few quick, effective suggestions for helping your skin recover and we’ll be delivering them to you over the next week in a 3-part blog series. Be sure to follow along, the series will end with an incredible surprise!
Our first tip is to repair sun-damaged skin with the use of a gentle exfoliation. Long, lazy summer days spent in the sun can damage the skin and impair the efficiency of the skin’s natural exfoliation process. This can lead to a rough texture, uneven tone, and more dramatic appearance of fine lines and wrinkles could become more dramatic and noticeable. Luckily, we have a post-summer solution to enjoying all those rays: gentle exfoliation.
Brand New Day Scrub & Masque Sun Repair Edition: Pick up a full fat or 2% small carton of Greek Yogurt at the grocery store. Mix 1/2 teaspoon of Brand New Day Microderma Scrub & Masque with equal parts fresh, plain Greek yogurt. Apply the masque to a clean, damp face and leave on for 10-15 minutes. Rinse thoroughly with warm water. Brand New Day combines organic sweet pea flour, exfoliating pineapple enzymes and mineral rich kaolin clay to remove impurities, clarify, and smooth skin while the lactic acid in the yogurt serves as a gentle peel, and its natural fat content gives the mask a moisture boost!
Made out of a starchy, root vegetable called the konjac, our Cleansing Sponges are a natural, gentle way to exfoliate every day. The Cleansing Sponge has an extremely gentle, bouncy texture and can be used throughout the face, neck, and even the very delicate under-eye area. We love using this sponge with Easy Does It Foaming Cleanser, Vitamin B Cleansing Oil and even Brand New Day Scrub & Masque. It is the perfect complement to our cleansing products. One Cleansing Sponge lasts up to 3 months if properly stored and cared for. After use, gently squeeze excess water from your sponge and then hang it in a well-ventilated area to dry. Extended moisture can cause the konjac fibers to disintegrate.
Most people should exfoliate only 2-3 times per week and those with sensitive skin, once a week (or even less often) may be best. A good rule of thumb is that proper exfoliation should yield healthy, glowing skin, not red, inflamed irritated skin. If it does the latter, either reduce the frequency of exfoliation or find a different method of exfoliation.
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