Every year, all Eldeen Annette High School Senior clients get an exclusive swag bag, filled with things like completely custom jewelry, handmade soaps, specialty lotions, make-up, gift certificates, and goodies worth over $500. One of our sponsors this year is Colorado Aromatics. We LOVE their products! Here is a great article which applies directly to your photo shoot: how to care for your skin in our sunny, dry climate!
For most of us, living in Colorado means an active, outdoor lifestyle. But exposure to the elements takes a toll on skin causing redness, irritation, dry skin, hyperpigmentation and wrinkling. All of this results in premature aging. But don’t let these skin problems keep you from enjoying a healthy outdoor lifestyle. There are many reasons to enjoy the outdoors and Colorado Aromatics skin care can help enhance your healthy, outdoor lifestyle.
You wear a sunscreen, but what can you do to revive your skin after being outdoors?
Cleanse. Be sure to use a cleanser to remove sweat from your face. Follow this with a pH balanced face mister to help restore and recover your skin’s natural pH. Colorado Aromatics makes both Meadow Mist milky cleanser and Yarrow oil cleanser. You’ll love our aromatic misters distilled from herbs we grow.
Use Antixoidants. Antioxidants are important for repairing skin damage caused by the sun. Besides eating a diet rich in antioxidants, use skin care products that are rich in antioxidants. Colorado Aromatics uses herbs rich in antioxidant polyphenols to help repair skin damage.
Use Mild Exfoliation. Mild exfoliation can help brighten skin by removing the outer layer of dead skin cells and pigmentation. This can help your moisturizer work better by improving its penetration. It can also help reduce hyperpigmentation and that leathery appearance caused by too much sun. Too much exfoliation can damage the skin barrier function though and lead to redness and inflammation.
Hydrate. Moisture must reach the skin from both the inside and outside. Drinking water is vital to staying hydrated. Use a good moisturizer topically such as Springtide Face Cream to moisturize from the outside. A good moisturizer is a balance of water and oil to both hydrate and hold that water to your skin and protect the barrier function of your skin.
And don’t forget your neck, chest and hands; they are exposed to the elements as well.
Being outdoors helps us regenerate and relax. Don’t let your skin care concerns keep you from enjoying the outdoors. Good skin care is not a luxury but something to consider on a daily basis. Colorado Aromatics Cultivated Skin Care products are formulated by a biochemist and herbalist who understands skin physiology.
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