The skin should be cleansed twice daily – once in the morning to wash away toxins and impurities expelled while you sleep and again in the evening to remove makeup, environmental pollutants, dead skin and stagnant sebum. Applying your cleanser with a gentle press and swirl motion will help to stimulate the flow of lymph, eliminating puffiness and nourishing your cells by increasing circulation.
Tone your skin after each cleanse to rebalance pH levels, saturate cells with lightweight hydration and improve tone and elasticity. In the morning, try misting the face, neck and décolleté with toner and then press into the skin with flat palms. In the evening, spritz toner onto a cotton round and sweep across the face after cleansing to remove any last traces of debris and complete the cleansing process.
In the morning after cleansing and toning, smooth on your day moisture to create an all day anti-oxidant shield, balance oil production levels and keep your skin hydrated and supple. To increase absorption, lock in moisture and stretch your moisturizer further, always apply moisturizers to your face while still slightly damp from your toner. Always take your time massaging in your moisturizer to deliver the active ingredients deep within your skin and don’t forget your neck and décolleté, both areas that are often neglected until they begin to show signs of premature aging.
In the evening after you have cleansed and toned, apply a lightweight repair serum that allows the skin to breathe and delivers potent nutrients deep within the cells. Skip heavy night creams, which only manage to smother the skin and encourage imbalance. Remember, no matter how natural your makeup, you should never wear it to bed. Doing so will encourage complexion imbalances, lethargy and tired-looking skin.
Did you know the skin around the eye area is ten times thinner than the skin on your face? Constantly working to support facial expressions and blinking, which we do more than 10,000 times a day, the delicate eye tissue needs extra special care to stay properly hydrated, smooth and firm. Here at Nahla Beauty, we're not fans of sticky creams, which contain ingredients that can challenge and congest thin, fragile eye tissue. Instead, we fancy pure gel or creamy balm remedies that provide potent nourishment and repair in a formula that is easy to absorb and process. Remember, always apply your eye care products first to the back of your hand to warm and activate the bioactive ingredients. Next, apply with your pinky in a patting motion, working from the corner of your eye outwards.
Face masks are a great way to give your skin a nutritional boost when you’re short on time. Containing higher levels of skin nourishing herbs, vitamins and natural purifiers, masks can rehydrate dry skin, eliminate pore congestion, calm blemish-prone skin or soften the signs of aging.
Comfort, Bath + Body
After treating your face with an organic diet, don’t cut corners and use toxic products on your body. The average human body consists of 3000 square inches of skin, all of which should be treated with products that improve, not diminish, your health. Hydrating balms, stress relieving aromatherapy baths and lightweight body serums are all wonderful ways to nurture your body beautiful.
It is natural for your skin’s needs to change with the seasons, requiring more moisture in the colder months and lightweight or clarifying treatments in the warmer months. Your skin may benefit from a more active cleanser in the evening and something gentler in the morning. Give in and buy two cleansers – they’ll last twice as long and your skin will look fantastic. Or perhaps your skin requires special care due to hormonal fluctuations throughout the month. Get to know your skin and adapt to its ever-changing needs with a mask or special treatment. The key to beautiful skin is flexibility.