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We asked Graydon for a little help with our skin. With our new reality, some of us have to work from home. With the Zooms, our skin is in the forefront, so this is the perfect opportunity to inform you about good skin care habits. Remember that the goal is never perfect skin, but HEALTHY skin.
Working from home can be a bit of a challenge. I'm sure many of you would agree with that.
Look, I'm not against waking up at noon and going to work at 1pm in a comfortable robe (totally not guilty of that 🤭). But sometimes you just need to be more put together. Especially on those terrible Zoom calls where you can't pretend your camera is broken for the 50th time.
Because I've been working from home for the past year (even though it's part of life), I've developed a simple beauty routine to be more presentable in front of the camera. And since so many of you are in the same situation right now, I thought you might enjoy it.
Here's my 3-step beauty routine to get Zoom-ready skin in less than 5 minutes:
Step 1: Double cleansing (2 minutes)
I've always said it, and I'll say it again: cleansing 👏 is 👏 is the foundation 👏 of a good skin care routine. Excuse the applause, but I really want to stress the importance of a good cleansing routine.
After a long, hard day, your pores accumulate dirt, sweat, oil, dead skin cells and sometimes even makeup. Poor cleansing of your skin is a recipe for disaster. Think of acne and dull skin.
That's why I'm a strong advocate of the double cleansing method. Here's how it works.
As a first step, cleanse your skin with an oil cleanser, balm cleanser or milk cleanser to gently remove all makeup, dirt, sweat and oil from your skin. We recommend our mild but effective aloe milk cleanser, which contains a blend of aloe vera, black tea and niacinamide (vitamin B3) to soothe your skin.
For the next step, use another cleanser of your choice to remove any remaining impurities. A foaming cleans er such as our facial foam is a great option because it's made with a synergistic blend of natural BHA, bamboo extract and azelaic acid to even out and brighten your complexion and strengthen your skin.
This is an effective way to turn your skin into a clean cana and prepare it for the products you plan to apply to your skin next. Give it a try. Your skin will thank you!
Step 2: Prepare a skin smoothie (30 seconds)
Layer skin care products? It's so 2000's. We don't do that here.
Instead, I listen to my skin's daily needs and mix and match products to suit those needs. The result? The perfect skin smoothie that your skin will love every time.
I mean, think about it.
We don't always have 30 to 60 seconds to wait for a product to penetrate our skin. Especially if your skincare routine consists of multiple serums and creams. Waiting is just long and tedious. And when you're trying to prepare for that last-minute Zoom meeting? Good luck with that...
Skin smoothies help you enjoy the benefits of several products tailored to your skin's needs. It saves you time, while allowing you to practice personal care.
So how do you make one? 🧐
Well, it's totally up to you and your skin.
If you're an all-or-nothing kind of girl like me, you should definitely try the moisturizing skin smoothie recipe. You'll need 3 drops of Fullmoon serum, 3 drops of Superfood serum, 1 pump of Phyto Clear cream, 1 pump of Berry Rich cream and 1 spray of Face Food toner mist.
Dispense these products into the palm of your hand and mix evenly. Next, apply the smoothie all over your face and neck using the effleurage technique for radiant skin. It's so simple!
Caution: you may be tempted to drink it, but don't do it. It smells SO good.
Step 3: Prime (1 minute)
No, not Amazon Prime!
I'm talking about preparing your face to even out your complexion and cover any imperfections you may have. This is the last step in this routine, so let's go out with a bang!
Face Glow Tinted Cream. It is a Holy Grail product for many people. Hey, there's a reason why it won the 2020 Green Excellence Award for "Best Care for Her". 🥰
So what is it and how does it work?
Well, have you ever searched for "natural makeup tutorials" on Youtube and each video lists about 20 products?
That won't be necessary with Face Glow, baby!
This product has helped me look set up during some pretty tough times. It's a light tinted base that gives your skin a perfectly healthy and luminous look. Plus, it's packed with superfood ingredients, such as aloe vera and sea buckthorn seed oil, which are very beneficial to your skin. It is a true multitasker that is suitable for many skin tones. The perfect "no make-up" make-up? Check it out.
Apply it to your face after your "skin smoothie" and you'll be ready to face the world!
There you go! I know that working from home can be challenging. But you know what shouldn't be difficult? Taking care of your skin and getting it ready for your Zoom meetings. Try this routine and watch your co-workers beg for your beauty secrets. 😉