Let’s face it, every day we all get older. That’s a fact of Life. I don’t have any answers to that but it’s better than the alternative!
But, if you wish you could regain your youthful skin, then this blog is for you! We will show you how to get the skin you want using an arsenal of natural options to help improve your skin’s health and start eliminating some of those bothersome signs of aging.
Aging skin is caused not only by structural changes in coetaneous cells but it’s also the result of a change in the function of elasticity and collagen. In my mid-forty’s, I started to see signs of aging. The ugly truth was that I wasn’t young anymore and it was starting to show on my face!
You know the signs: wrinkles, creases, and the bags - the first real tell-tale signs of aging!
Worry lines usually appear between the eyebrows or sometimes on the forehead. Worry lines are vertical creases between both eyebrows and are usually the result of too much stress and worrying.
And then there are the dreaded creases and bags around our eyes created by the repetition of the micro-muscle actions around our eyes. They are called “human feelings” lines, feelings like smiling, happiness, sadness, and other emotions, and, yes, even from squinting or just our normal automatic and constant blinking. Do the words “crow’s feet” ring a bell!?!
And we can’t forget the other aging lines around our lips. Lip lines are also known as laugh lines that appear as we get older due to smiling or laughing, even eating and drinking. These types of wrinkles can usually be seen around our lips because they are the most prominent and can be readily seen by everyone. Just like our eyes!
Here’s another fact: bags under your eyes might just run in your family. Aging and genetics can cause tissues around the eyes to weaken. Weight gain or too much salt or sodium in your diet can make your body retain water. The excess water causes puffiness in the face and in your body. However, drinking water routinely actually removes salt from your body, helping to reduce those baggy areas. Lack of sleep will also, over time, weaken the muscles around your eyes. This causes fluid to collect in the area, making the area beneath your eyes swell.
AARGGHHH!!! WHAT THE HECK CAN WE DO!?!
The answer as we see it here at Essentials Everything is to fight back, don’t give in, and don’t give up. Take advantage of the Gifts that Mother Nature has created for us to use. Create an anti-aging program that is a carefully thought out plan that includes products that have the right ingredients to target your problematic areas. Implement a plan to use nature-based, anti-aging exfoliates, creams, toners, and serums that help the skin gain and retain a youthful glow and slow the signs of aging. So, here we go!
Let’s Start With Two Aging Culprits - Makeup and the Environment:
Now, we don’t all use makeup or only use it once in a while. But, makeup or not, we are all exposed to the harshness of the world: pollutants, dirt, sunlight, heat, cold, the list goes on and on.
Makeup, in and of itself, is not the healthiest process for our skin even though it does make us look better. But, if you do use it, sleeping with your makeup still on will cause serious harm to your skin and even cause the inflammation associated with acne!
Double-Cleanse For A More Youthful You!
Makeup and the day to day harshness of the environment can really do a job on your skin! Why not consider a double-cleanse? First, use an oil-based cleanser and then follow up with a water-based cleanser. Double-cleansing may not be necessary for everyone. It will depend primarily on your skin type and the type of makeup you wear.
Our Devine Cleanse is a gentle, oil-based facial cleanser specifically formulated to carefully remove all the tough ingredients your makeup contains. Using a gentle cleanser also removes all the free radicals you were exposed to during the day. Gently massage into the skin and rinse with warm water.
Rose Glen is a delicate, water-based facial cleanser formulated for all skin types. Apply a small amount to the face and neck area after using the Devine Cleanse. Gently massage into the skin, rinse with warm water. Finish with cold water to close pores and then pat dry with a towel.
Double-cleansing allows toners, serums, moisturizers, and active night-time ingredients to penetrate and work their magic more effectively. It also brightens your skin in general!
Although there isn’t “scientific” evidence to prove double-cleansing has anti-aging benefits, there is plenty of evidence to support that pollution and environmental toxins can accelerate the aging process. Therefore, double-cleansing can help keep your skin clean and clear from external pollutants and keeps your skin clean and young.
Regenerate Your Skin With Exfoliates:
Exfoliating is an absolute must to prevent anti-aging. By exfoliating dead, dull skin cells you're revealing the brighter, newer skin underneath increasing cellular turnover, softening, and preventing fine lines and wrinkles. More importantly, it makes your skin receptive to the healing properties of Mother Nature’s Gifts.
Café Grindé Exfoliate will tackle dry, flaky skin giving you a fresher, younger, more moisturized appearance not only on your face but anywhere on your body. Use once a week, depending on your skin tolerance.
Oh My Papaya!! contains thousands of tiny Jojoba beads that gently revitalize and prepare your skin for a moisturizer. Use two to three times per week, again depending on your skin tolerance.
Pumpkin Crush is formulated with natural pumpkin enzymes and Kaolin Clay to tighten and improve skin clarity. Use once a week. Apply a thin layer on the face and neck area. Leave on for 5-10 minutes and then rinse thoroughly with warm water. (This is a seasonal product.)
Now We Tone That Beautiful, Clean Skin:
Toners balance the pH level of your skin, close pores, and tighten cell gaps after cleansing. They reduce the penetration of impurities and environmental contaminants into the skin while hydrating your skin. These are important anti-aging benefits!
Meadow Mist is a toner for all skin types and is especially soothing for sensitive and allergic skin types. Another toner, Rose Essential is also good for all skin types!
To use, gently wipe away the remaining impurities with warm water. You can even spray the toner on your face for a refreshing feeling and an extra dose of hydration. Press the toner into your skin with the help of a cotton pad. Avoid rubbing as it will irritate your skin.
Serums Complete The Healing Process:
Once your toner is absorbed, serums are applied to specific, problematic areas to help heal your skin or hydrating your skin. After cleansing and toning, apply 1-2 drops to the face and neck areas followed by a moisturizer. Can be used all over or specifically on troubled areas. Avoid eye area.
Hippie Hemp (Dry Skin Serum) will be absorbed quickly and provides an extra level of powerful antioxidant protection that helps replenish your dry skin!
Balance Blend (Oily Skin Serum) delivers a high concentration of active ingredients that will balance oily complexions and reduce the appearance of acne/blemishes.
Summer Nights (Normal Skin Serum) combines concentrated ingredients that penetrate your skin to promote healthy, glowing skin without clogging pores.
And Then, We Moisturize To Look And Feel FANTASTIC!
An anti-aging moisturizer helps to smooth fine lines, firm skin, and lock in moisture as a key part of your skin care routine. To use, apply the moisturizer to your face and neck after using any cleansers, toners, and serums. Start from the center and massage outwards. When in doubt, go out and up to fight against the natural pull of gravity.
Honey Cream (Mature, Aging, and Sensitive Skin Types) is the perfect nourishing moisturizer for everyone with sensitive skin. We use turmeric and honey to help with the skin’s natural healing process and to soothe your skin while delivering the moisture it needs.
Mistic Cloud (All Skin Types) is a light, everyday moisturizer that can effectively fight signs of aging and give your skin a beautiful, fresh finish when used daily, morning and night. Or, use it anytime for a refreshing pick-me-up. It not only feels great, it has an unbelievable scent!
The Importance of Eye Cream:
The skin around your eyes may appear to be dull due to dryness. The area around your eyes is extra sensitive. Eye cream hydrates the skin around the eyes and provides a more targeted treatment.
EE Contour Cream provides a natural and gentle alternative to reduce the appearance of lines, wrinkles, under-eye circles, bags, and crow’s-feet while hyaluronic acid boosts moisture and visual elasticity to your skin. Apply a thin layer around your eyes morning and night and watch the wrinkles and bags start to disappear!
My Friend, make a little extra time during the day and treat yourself to a mini-facial using the best of Essentials Everything’s Skin Care Products. There’s no easier way to guarantee a good day or night than an at-home spa treatment. It will be your “ANTI-AGING PLAN”.
And, you can help Mother Nature help you look young, vibrant, and ALIVE!!
I Appreciate You! Margaret