Acne isn’t the only thing that keeps people from having clear skin. There are skin conditions and even temporary inflammation that cause ugly bumps, flaky skin, or itchy rashes. In order to combat these issues, a daily skincare routine that is designed to soothe and cleanse, with products packed with anti-inflammatory ingredients is key. But in addition to being designed to promote clear skin, we want to stick to a clean beauty routine that is made up of only natural, good-for-you ingredients.
The following is the Teadora Beauty directive for a clean beauty routine for clear skin. Enjoy!
Step 1: Use the right cleanser
Everyone should cleanse their skin in the morning as well as in the evening before bed to remove the oil, dirt, sweat and other pollutants that collect on your skin throughout the day and night. This helps keep your pores clear, preventing the build-up that can lead to acne and other blemishes. Regardless of your skin type, you should avoid harsh bar soaps because they are likely to dry your skin, which could cause overproduction of sebum, the natural oils that your skin generates. Our ultra-silky Brazilian Glow Cleanser contains buriti, which has amazing anti-inflammatory properties. Be sure to wash your hands first, then apply the cleanser using an upward, circular motion. This technique helps to prevent the development of fine lines or wrinkles.
Step 2: Apply a soothing, protective toner
According to skincare experts, toner is a vital part of any good skin care routine. It supplements the cleansing step by removing any remaining makeup, oils, or dirt that the cleanser didn’t get, while also clearing away any residue from the cleanser itself. Choose a toner that’s composed of natural ingredients and avoid drugstore toners or astringents that contain alcohol, which will dry out the skin and cause oilier, more acne-prone skin as a result. With just coconut water and mint water, our Skin Tonic is a toner that’s packed with amino acids, Vitamins B & C and other nutrients to combat some skin irritations while revitalizing, protecting, moisturizing and re-energizing your skin.
Step 3: Exfoliate and Detox to clear away dead skin
Limit this step to once weekly or every-other day at most depending on your skin type, since daily exfoliation will be too much. However, when you’re including this step in your routine, you should do it after toning and before moisturizing. Exfoliation is especially important if you have blackheads or acne-prone skin, since the skincare step removes the dead skin cells that accumulate in the pores to cause these issues. Stay away from exfoliation treatments that contain chemicals, of course, but you should also avoid scrubs that have those tiny plastic granules because these are harmful to the environment. We offer several gentle scrubs to choose from:
- Start with a nice clay mask, Green Clay is especially good for blemish prone & sensitive skin. Brazilian Kaolin clays in particular have the highest concentration of minerals and yet as the most gentle and less drying to your skin, plus one of the closest to your skin pH. Just simply mix it with water or your favorite oils and toners.
- Açaí Superfruit Scrub, with antioxidants to fight damage from free radicals
- Brightening & Exfoliating Mud, which is formulated for the most sensitive skin and smoothes, plumps, reduces dark spots and evens out skin tone
- Revitalizing Clay Masque & Scrub made with Sugar or Salt to infuse your skin with moisture, antioxidants, and anti-aging botanicals - the salt scrub is better for acne-prone skin, while the sugar version is ideal for sensitive skin or normal facial skin
Step 4: Hydrate your skin with a nourishing moisturizer
Moisturizing your skin in the morning and evening not only hydrates the skin and makes it more supple and glowing, but it also creates a protective layer to keep moisture locked in. You should never skip this step, since hydration keeps your skin looking and feeling its best. There are all kinds of lotions, creams, gels and oils out there that provide nourishing moisturization, you just need to find one that’s suited to your skin type and provides the results you’re looking for. Avoid moisturizers with artificial scents and ingredients, since these may clog your pores or cause irritation that will result in blemishes. If you’re looking for a go-to moisturizer that’s packed with a powerful cocktail of superfruit oils, butters and more goodness, our Beauty Butter is a winner.
The Dual Superfruit Power oil is a powerful moisturizer with anti-inflammatory properties from Copaíba, known as one of the most anti-inflammatory substance on earth + Pracaxi, rich in rejuvenation properties.
Aside from moisturizing, it is super important to drink lots of water to keep your skin ultra-hydrated and whenever possible spritz your skin with an active mist throughout the day for that needed boost of hydration your skin will thank you for.
Step 5: Finish with UV-protection!
One of the most important steps in any skincare routine, whether it be anti-acne or a general regimen is applying SPF. It’s a bonus if your morning moisturizing treatment already contains UV protection, and some of the ingredients in our skincare products have natural UV protection. However, SPF 30 is the ideal level of protection and natural free-radical-fighting ingredients don’t really reach that level so it’s best to follow your morning moisturizing treatment with some all-natural sunscreen. Apply sunscreen rain or shine, winter or summer, since UV rays are there no matter what the weather. And remember to re-apply throughout the day if you’re going to be out and about! One Green Planet has a helpful list of natural and vegan sunscreens.
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