National Spinach Day AntioxidantsIn honor of National Spinach Day, we broke down some of the great reasons to love spinach. Popeye’s strong muscles may come to mind when you think of this veggie, but celebrating with a plate of the stuff can actually bring lots of radiance to your skin!

Just like many of the ingredients we use to create our line, spinach is a powerful natural source of antioxidants. These protect skin and help to reduce the appearance of aging. In spinach’s case, these antioxidants are in the form of Vitamins E & C.

It is also high in anti-inflammatory beta-carotene to help your skin reduce redness.

Start by celebrating today with a delicious spinach salad and incorporate it into your diet the rest of the year to help pump up your glow!

For the wellbeing of your skin, sleeping in makeup is definitely something to avoid as much as possible.

Sleeping in MakeupEvery once in a while, we all have our slip ups, and at the end of a long day, we may even nod out in full pancake-face. Don’t give yourself a guilt trip when you see your smudged reflection the next morning! There are few things you can do to help your skin recover and avoid breakouts, irritation and wrinkles.

  • Avoid rubbing off your mascara and resist picking at any breakouts that may have popped up. After you wash and tend to your face, it will look much less irritated.
  • After sitting all night, makeup can be more stubborn to remove from deep within pores. Wash twice with a mild face wash that can emulsify makeup, like our Gentle Cleanser, to ensure all makeup is thoroughly cleansed.
  • Allow your skin to have a few moments under a warm washcloth to work on your eye makeup, as day old mascara can tug out lashes!
  • Because skin didn’t get to regulate itself well under the makeup, you may experience vastly different skin textures. One area may be oily, one may be desert-like and need exfoliating, and one may be too irritated to exfoliate. Simply use a gentle cleanser suitable for all skin types, and then moisturize to soothe your entire face.
  • You may be tempted to layer on concealer, foundation and powder again to cover stressed skin, but try to resist for at least a few hours. If you can, let your face breathe and keep it free of makeup to help skin renew its balance.

It can be a difficult battle to get rid of redness, especially as we age.

Inflammation, broken capillaries and irritation from pollutants we are exposed to throughout the day can show through even the most expertly applied makeup.

This is why we created our Sea Radiance Gentle Cleanser with natural ingredients to counteract redness in several different ways:

Aloe Vera - Fights Redness

 

Aloe Vera has natural anti-inflammatory properties that help to minimize irritation.

Chamomilla recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract – this is wild chamomile! It is also an anti-inflammatory used to calm sensitive skin.

Bisabolol is an anti-inflammatory derived from chamomile, as well.

Panthenol DL is also known as provitamin B5, and it reduces redness.

 

Every time you wash your face, these natural ingredients will be working to soothe your skin to prepare it for your favorite moisturizers, serums and elixirs.