Finding balance in life is a beautiful thing; but when it comes to your skin, achieving it can be a challenge. Skin is constantly changing and working hard—it is our largest organ, after all. Figuring out what it needs to maintain a healthy, balanced state may take time and some skincare product testing, but don’t fret! It can be done.
To help your skin get on an even keel, try these balancing tips and follow one of these easy, three-minute daily routines:
1. Oily or blemish-prone skin
Waking up with a new pimple or oily patches can make you feel anything but balanced. Any number of factors, including hormones, overproduction of oil, environmental aggressors and comedogenic skin care products can cause acne.
Oily/blemish-prone skin types need to follow three simple rules: be consistent in your routine, wash and moisturize daily and incorporate anti-bacterial, oil-controlling ingredients like willow bark and Totarol™ into your skin care routine.
Oily/blemish-prone skin daily 3-minute routine
Minute 1: Gently cleanse your face with Clear Skin Cranberry Cleanser, a naturally exfoliating and pore-clearing cleanser that encourages a healthy skin balance.
Minute 2: Soak your skin with powerful Clear Skin Serum. This potent formula minimizes surface shine while improving the clarity of oily/blemish prone skin.
Minute 3: Apply Oil Free Grapefruit Cream, a lightweight hydrator that nourishes blemish-prone skin without clogging pores. Don’t forget to protect your skin with our chemical-free, reef-safe, mineral-based Sun Shield SPF 28 that shows UVA and UVB rays who’s boss.
2. Dry skin
The tight, dehydrated, flakiness that comes with dry skin can leave you feeling as if you’ve lost your glow. To make matters worse, this condition can cause inflammation, redness and irritation—not to mention fine lines and wrinkles—to be even more noticeable.
A lack of moisture in skin often results from environmental aggressors that are sometimes out of our control. These include exposure to hot or cold weather with low humidity levels, excessive bathing in hot water and using harsh chemical irritants.
Dry skin types, here’s your big balance-boosting trick: exfoliate twice to three times per week. Exfoliation gently sloughs away the top layer of dead skin, releasing the intercellular glue hanging onto those cells, thus exposing newer and healthier skin cells. Exfoliation also causes your pores to open and be more receptive to whatever topical products (serums, lotions, etc.) you choose to apply next.
Dry skin daily 3-minute routine
Minute 1: Wash your face with Creamy Pumpkin Cleanser, a vitamin-rich, gentle, nourishing cleanser that removes surface impurities while protecting skin’s moisture balance.
Minute 2: Boost hydration with our Ultra Hyaluronic Hydrating Serum; this deep-penetrating, restorative serum binds water to improve skin’s suppleness and plump fine lines.
Minute 3: Apply Deep Repair Cream to improve skin smoothness and prevent moisture loss with this rejuvenating rich cream. Now, protect your skin with our chemical-free, reef-safe, mineral-based Replenishing Solar Defense SPF 30.
3. Sensitive skin
Sensitive skin can make you feel like you’ve lost all control. Everything from genetics to environmental stressors and harsh skin care products can act as triggers. No two complexions are exactly the same, but there is one dreadfully uncomfortable trait that comes with every variety of sensitivities: inflammation.
Sensitive skin has a tendency to flush for various reasons and can be made even more irritated by conditions like eczema, rosacea and allergic contact dermatitis. So what’s the solution? Stick with cleansers, creams and other products that are specially designed to nourish and restore sensitive skin. Avoid harsh, chemical exfoliants, and always patch test new products prior to using.
Sensitive skin daily 3-minute routine
Minute 1: Cleanse with Pure Harmony Cleanser, a delicate, hydrating cleanser that washes away irritating impurities and soothes skin.
Minute 2: Ease irritation with Pure Harmony Serum, an antioxidant-rich serum that reduces the appearance of puffiness while calming and brightening your skin.
Minute 3: Apply Pure Harmony Cream, a restorative hydrating moisturizer that replenishes vital nutrients and gives skin a smoother, more balanced appearance. Lastly, protect your skin with our Unscented Sun Shield SPF 28, a chemical-free, full spectrum sun defense that offers powerfully effective protection.