12 Face Time Tips for Spring

Spring has finally sprung and I believe the frigid weather is behind those who live in the northern and eastern part of the country.  To say the least, this past winter has been brutal.   Warmer weather invites us to get out and enjoy some sunshine along with those Spring breezes.   And more time outdoors in the sun requires that we prep our skin so that it looks its best.  So here are Noevir’s 12 face-saving tips for Spring that will have your skin glowing and healthy looking in no time.

1.  Snooze Time

  • Make Snooze time a priority.  As you rest, your skin works to repair damage, creating new cells, and replenishing moisture.

2.  Clean Your Face

  • Never fall asleep with your makeup on.   Beside clogging your skin and causing breakouts, sleeping in makeup can lead to wrinkles.

    Noevir's 99 Skin Care Line

    Noevir’s 99 Skin Care Line

3.  Get a Five-Step Program

  • Establish a nightly skincare routine and stick to it.  A five-step daily regimen should include:  cleanser,  toner, anti-aging serum and/or overnight repair treatment, and finish with a moisturizer like  Noevir’s 99 Skincare line.   Make it a habit and stay faithful to your regimen every night for a few weeks to see the best results.

4.   Be Mindful of Your Cleansing Habits

  • Pick the right products.  Cleansing can cause a whole list of skin problems including dryness, irritation, oiliness, and breakouts.  The right cleansing product should completely remove dirt, makeup, and grime. It should cleanse the skin, not strip away your skin’s natural oils.  Rinse well as leftover residue will clog pores and dry out your skin.

5.  Exfoliation

  • Adopt a  healthy exfoliation habit to slough off dead skin cells. Forget the grainy exfoliants and constrain yourself to 2-3 times weekly.  Preferably using your hands versus a washcloth.

6.  Moisturize

  • Apply moisturizer immediately after cleansing while skin is slightly wet to maximize absorption (keeps skin from feeling sticky).  The same applies to any special treatment products.

7.  Protect

  • Sort through your sunscreens, lotions and cleansers in your bathroom cabinets making sure they’re suitable for spring.  Ideally we should keep wearing the same amount of sunscreen year-round, however, some of us tend to stop using SPF in the winter.

8.  Shelve the Retinoids.

  • If you’re using any products that contain retinoids, and you plan on spending a great deal of time outdoors,  you may want to shelve them until the fall.   Retinoids increase sensitivity to the sun so eliminating them from your regular skincare routine may spare you sun damage and burns.

9.  Schedule Skin Treatments

  • Schedule any skincare treatments like facials, waxes and tanning a few days before your embark on any trips.

10.  Easy on the Makeup

  • Go light on the makeup for several reasons:   your skins needs to breathe plus  most men like women without a ton of makeup.  A little transparency goes a long way.    If you make caring for your skin a priority, the less makeup is required.

11.  Take Your Vitamins

  • Eating your fruits and veggies helps, but some added vitamins that are essential to good skin health are:  Vitamin A, E, C, and B complex.
  • Vitamin A rebuilds skin tissue and if you suffer from acne you may want to take plenty of Vitamin A.
  • Vitamin E is considered a good anti-aging nutrient and effective antioxidant that helps fight free radicals in your body which can cause pre-mature aging of the skin.
  • Vitamin C  stimulates the production of collagen in your skin. Collagen is the protein that can help keep your skin smooth and supple.
  • B Vitamins should also be added to your diet to boost circulation in the body and gives your skin a healthy glow.

12.   Toolbox Cleanup

  • Clean any beauty tools and accessories that come in contact with your skin:  sunglasses, eyeglasses, cell phone, and makeup brushes.   They are a haven for oil, bacteria, and dirt that can clog your pores or cause acne breakouts.

So if you make a habit of  our 12 skin-saving tips you should see a remarkable change in the feel and look of your skin.  Please let me know if you have questions about skincare or Noevir’s products by using the comment section below.      Or, you can stroll through Noevir’s e-commerce website* and take a tour of all that Noevir has to offer.

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Sensitive Skin: Does Your Skin Itch, Burn or Sting?

 If you have it, you know it, but what to do about it.  It’s not easily defined, and doctors have begun to acknowledge it’s a problem they are taking more seriously.

 Typical characteristics of sensitive skin are its reactions to any of the following:  dust, pet dander, gardening, heat, cold, sun and wind, cosmetic, skin care, and household products.  Constant touching can also cause other skin conditions to flare up such as eczema, acne and rosacea. 

 Breakouts,  Rashes, and Bumps that come out at Night

 Acne, psoriasis, contact dermatitis, rosacea, eczema, or hives can develop from contact with skin irritants.  These skin reactions are irritations versus allergies.  Psoriasis, rosacea, eczema, and acne can also be inherited.  So ask family members about any history with these skin conditions.   Fragrances and preservatives in skin care products can cause sensitive skin to erupt in hives and dermatitis.  Stress also makes these skin conditions even worse.   

 Contact with colors on product labels can also transfer an irritant to your skin.  Colored fibers in clothing can be extremely irritating and possibly lead to skin boils if contact is made with a pimple that has broken open.

                                                SO WHAT TO DO?

 One way to identify what is wreaking havoc on your skin is through process of elimination.  Some of the more common irritants are:

 Preservatives:              Benzoic acid, Methylparaben or Butylparaben         

Alcohol:                            Benzyl alcohol (solvent), SD Alcohol

Acids:                                 Lactic acid (an alpha hydroxy acid) or retinoids

Detergent:                       Sulfaltes:  Sodium Lauryl Sulfate

Petroleum Based:      Propylene Glycol, Polyethylene, Mineral Oil

 Cleansing:  Harsh deodorant, antibacterial, or highly fragranced soaps contain detergents which are highly irritating to sensitive skin.  Substitute mild cleansing bars or creams which have a lower ph and less potential for irritating your skin.  Don’t be fooled by products that state they are hypo-allergenic.  There are no set standards relating to hypoallergenic products which leave their definition up to the whim of the manufacturer.  Water can also be an irritant, so you may need to resort to using tissue-off cleansers.

Facial Abrasives:  Avoid using abrasive facial pads, grainy face and body scrubs as they will only make bad matters worse.  They can strip away the protective top layer of skin leaving it defenseless against, heat, cold, environmental pollutants and other irritants. 

Eye Makeup Removers:  Do not use oil-free makeup removers.  Instead substitute an oily remover to gently cleanse away makeup with a cotton pad and using a cotton swab around the eyes.

 Mositurizers:  Use a moisturizer which prevents your skin from drying out and becoming abrasive.  If your skin is highly sensitive, you may need to use a product with the fewest number of ingredients.   

 Keep in mind some sensitive skin can tolerate a moisturizer containing glycolic acid or an alpha hydroxy acid.  These ingredients help slough off dead skin cells.  Before using such moisturizers over your entire face, perform a test for several days.  You can apply the moisturizer on the back of your ear or inner forearm twice daily for a week then check for any adverse reaction.                                                          

Be Careful of Natural Products:    Skin care products made with natural ingredients including plant extracts, fruits and vegetables may irritate and cause allergic reactions.  Aromatherapy which uses plant and floral oils often used in massage and other skin treatments are also to be avoided.  Some known natural skin irritants are royal jelly, melaleuca, and aloe vera, and green tea, bees wax.   

Sun Protection:   Look for sunscreen products formulated with zinc and titanium dioxide.  Be sure products are chemical free avoiding PABA, cinnamate or oxybenzone which can be extremely irritating to your skin. 

My Story

Not only am I olive complexioned with oily skin, but my skin is also sensitive.  You can imagine the frustration I’ve had experimenting with products from major cosmetic and skincare manufacturers including those sold through department stores.  My skin was constantly breaking out.  One makeup brand  turned my skin red and blotchy and  left a burning sensation.  My eyes are extremely sensitive to eyeliners, mascara, and some eye shadows with mascara proving the most challenging.  However, I have met with success in using  Noevir’s SkinCare* product line which proved to be a blessing as my skin was in terrible condition.  If you are challenged with sensitive skin, you may wish to consider trying Noevir, however, keep in mind it may not be the answer for all sensitive skin types.

Now, it’s your turn.  I am interested in hearing what challenges you have with your skin?    

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