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 Skin layering for winter

This year is almost over and that means we will be saying hello to colder months ahead. Here’s a skincare layering guide to achieve the best skin even during winter season. 

 1. First things first, Cleanse!

Always start your skincare regimen with cleansing. Double cleansing removes sunscreen, makeup and impurities on the skin. Our Cleansing Balm is the most underrated product we have. Promise, you will not regret it! Never sleep without washing or removing your makeup. 

2. Exfoliate. Exfoliate. Exfoliate.

 This should be used all year long to remove dead skin cells for better penetration of products, helps fade hyperpigmentation and faster skin cell turnover.

3. Treat.

Niacinamide is a multi-tasker. It enhances collagen production which helps in minimizing fine lines. It also reduces acne and hyperpigmentation. Teal Botanicals Night Repair Serum has Niacinamide and antioxidants, such a customers’ favorite.

4. Moisturizer then Facial Oil

Moisturizers not only help in skin hydration but also seals in the benefits of the serums and mists applied to achieve maximum results especially during the cold months. Teal Botanicals Moisturizing Cream has Hyaluronic Acid which maintains moisture and locks it all in with a superb nourishing and regenerating, most loved, Teal Botanicals Facial Oil.

 

 

 

 

My all year round skin must-have

The weather is changing here in New York and that used to mean a fight to keep my skin moisturized. If you’re like the old me, you may notice that your skin starts to get dry and lose its summer glow during the fall and winter months. Few things bother me more than an itchy, dry face. Luckily, I have a secret to keep glowing during the fall and winter months, and restore my smooth and soft skin. I make sure to use our Teal Botanicals Facial Oil. It’s easy to add to any beauty routine, and the benefits of facial oil are amazing. All you have to do is apply 3-5 drops of the oil to your face and neck after cleansing and before moisturizing or applying your primer. That’s it! Just like that, your natural beauty will shine through.  

If you haven’t heard of face oils before, let me tell you a bit about why I love the Teal Botanicals Facial Oil so much. Our Facial Oil soothes irritated and hypersensitive skin, as well as brightens damaged and discolored skin. Almost like a magic eraser for your face, it can help to eliminate fine lines and reduce signs of aging. And unlike many facial creams, our Facial Oil works on any skin type! Face oils also absorb easier into the skin than most creams to deliver the smooth and soft skin you want. I also love the way it smells, each time I open the bottle I’m reminded of a relaxing day at the spa.

Our oils are concentrated and sink deeply into the skin to moisturize and nourish. We also use natural ingredients to help reduce your exposure to harsh chemicals.

These key ingredients help to nurture your skin with antioxidants and vitamins:​

Rose Essential Oil: This powerful oil contains an array of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. It also works to moisturize dry skin. A bonus property of rose essential oil is that its scent can help calm the mind and body.

Rosehip Oil: By being packed with Vitamin C, this oil helps boost collagen.

​Pomegranate Seed Oil: The natural antioxidants found in this oil help protect your skin from free-radical damage. It’s also a quality source of the essential fatty acid Punicic to help plump your skin and reduce lines.

Mangosteen Fruit Oil: The “Queen of Fruits” is rich in super-antioxidants known as xanthones.

Sea Buckthorn Oil: Through its diverse range of antioxidants and tocopherols, this oil helps to stimulate healing. It also reduces the signs of aging.

​Frankincense Essential Oil: Naturally slows signs of aging while also promoting the regeneration of healthy cells.

I love our Facial Oil and hope you do as well! It’s the perfect addition to your beauty bag and a great secret weapon to restore your radiant glow.

As always, all of our products are cruelty-free, handmade in NYC, 100% natural and organic for vegan and health-conscious men and women. We use eco-friendly recyclable glass containers and give free shipping on any purchase over $50.

 

 

Vitamin C- A must-have Summer and morning skincare

 

What’s you summer skincare BFF? Undoubtedly, sunscreen! However, Vitamin C is your other summer skin care BFF. It is a potent antioxidant that is a perfect summer skin care ingredient that you need to add in your skin care routine. 

People tend to develop more dark spots during summer due to strong sunlight. In line with this, Vitamin C blocks the effects of Tyrosinase. Tyrosinase is an enzyme that is responsible for the production of melanin in the skin. Moreover, Vitamin c reduces the oxidation of existing pigment hence preventing it from getting darker. Therefore, Vitamin c prevents dark spots formation and fixes them after. 

We all know that SPF is very essential during summer season. However, it is not the be-al, end-all solution. Vitamin C is a good pair of SPF. Vitamin C is an antioxidant that neutralize free radicals hence adds an extra layer protection. In addition to that, it strengthens skin cells by mainly fighting the environmental aggressors that gives sun damage in the skin. To conclude, vitamin C is not an alternative to sunscreen albeit a great pair to boost SPF’s effectiveness and minimize the damage that our eyes can’t see.  

Vitamin C also play a vital role in the production of collagen. Collagen is a protein that keeps our skin smooth. When applied topically, vitamin C stimulates the production of collagen which helps reduce wrinkles, plump skin, and also increases skin’s firmness. 

Our precious skin undergoes an aging process that is normally affected by environmental factors that can hasten skin damage through free radical stress. Unfortunately, our bodies do not naturally produce C, so we must take vitamin C supplement, eat vitamin C rich foods, and add topical vitamin c skin care to maximize benefits. 

 

 

Do you know your skin type?

Skin is the largest organ in our body. No wonder there are lots of products in the market that focuses on our skin. Some skin products are for oily skin, dry or sensitive skin – but does everyone know their skin type?

According to the author of “The Skin Type Solution” and a dermatologist, Dr. Leslie Baumann, “most people are wrong when they guess their skin type. They are most wrong about whether they are oily or dry and if they have sensitive skin.”

It can really be tricky to figure out your own skin type and it changes over time. Moreover, there are several factors that can affect skin type such as hormones, climate, and diet.

There are five types of healthy skin: normal, dry, oily, combination (both oily and dry skin) and sensitive. Below are the characteristics of each type of skin.

 

1. NORMAL SKIN

A normal skin has regular texture with no visible imperfections and does not need special care.

 

2. SENSITIVE SKIN

A sensitive skin is more prone to stimuli that is usually accompanied with feelings of discomfort, such as heat, redness or itching. This type of skin loses its protective function making the skin fragile and making it easy for microorganisms and irritants to enter our skin.

 

3.  DRY SKIN

Dry skin is usually characterized as flaky or cracked skin and with dry skin surface. It is usually caused by weather, humidity, and immersion to hot water. Fine lines may develop easily. Pores are barely visible.

 

4. OILY SKIN

Oily skin is normally described as shiny and greasy in appearance. Pores are visible and open hence prone to pimples and blackheads. Fine lines may also develop easily.

 

5. COMBINATION SKIN

A combination skin presents characteristics of both dry and oily skin. This type of skin breaks out and irritated easily. The area with more oil is usually the T- zone (forehead, nose, and chin), while the skin on the cheeks is normal or dry.

 

It is essential to know your facial skin, so you can further take better care and choose products that work best for it.

 

 

 

How Often Should You Exfoliate?

 

Do you remember a time when you get your glow on after a good facial scrub? It felt so good to see your skin naturally glowing. However, do you know how often should you exfoliate?  

According to a New Jersey dermatologist, Avnee Shah, M.D., exfoliation is a skincare technique wherein you remove the dead skin cells on the top layer of your skin and allowing anti-aging products to go through the skin more effectively to achieve glowing and brighter skin. 

There are two types of exfoliation. Mechanical exfoliation uses a tool or a scrub to manually remove dead skin cells. On the other hand, chemical exfoliation uses Alpha or Bets hydroxy acids to dissolve dead skin cells.

It is right to exfoliate two to three times a week Exfoliating once a week is not enough. Exfoliation is a natural way of restoring your skin for a glowing and illuminating skin. Hence, moderation and balance are key to a brighter and glowing skin.

 

 

How important is beauty sleep?

 

As you know, Teal Botanicals is not only about beauty but also promotes a healthy lifestyle in achieving beautiful skin. The key to beautiful skin is a combination of a good skincare routine, avoiding the sun, managing stress, hydration, and enough rest and sleep.

During deep sleep, hormones repair damaged cells which help in reversing the signs of aging. The skin makes collagen when you sleep which is part of the repair process. 

Not getting enough sleep worsens existing skin conditions when there is an increase in inflammatory response leading to acne breakouts, allergic reactions or other severe skin conditions.

Under eye bags and circles are the result of poor water balance because of sleep deprivation. Our body’s hydration rebalances once we have enough sleep.

Our body boosts blood flow to the skin while sleeping and that gives us a natural glow.

Before you binge on Netflix at midnight, is it worth the fine lines and eye bags?