We all try to set intentions for the new year. Some things we have realized are not working. After an entire year of working with men and women who are deeply struggling with various skin challenges, I have been listening to their routines/ actions they are taking or lack thereof. I have compiled a list of Skincare Rituals of what actually WORKS to ensure your skin is youthful and radiant all year long! Remember, factors of stress, hormones, food intake, and total wellness impact your skin day to day. But overall, these 5 simple changes will ensure your skin is more luminous than it has ever been before.
Frequency: Face: Once in the evening and Body: Once daily minimum
Now this Skincare Ritual isn’t what you’re thinking. Hygiene is imperative to having clear and radiant skin. Our recommendation is to avoid touching your face as much as possible. All that non-visible dirt can cause a plethora of imbalances in the beauty of your skin.
So cleansing…some of the biggest skin challenges are caused by harsh cleansers even the ORGANIC, the NATURAL, AND THE CHEMICAL ones. We believe they are a waste of money. I have seen cleansers up to $320. Search it up on our dear friend Google. Even some cosmetic colleagues in the industry I know are charging above $50 for a cleanser! Absurd. Besides, most of the impurities are beyond the surface of this skin. Will touch on this below.
Facts: It takes about 30 minutes for a product to be absorbed into the skin excluding Vitamin C and acids (read facts here). No matter how many great ingredients are in a cleanser, they are washed away in the sink. When I cleanse my skin I take a maximum of 2 minutes.
I am so passionate to express this for the following reason. Last year, I did a survey on 170 men and women of all ages asking “what products in skincare do you spend the most amount of money on?” Everyone casted their votes and “Cleansers” was the “MOST PICKED” of 12 categories. That’s when I realized I should take this matter seriously.
You need a simple surfactant (means cleanses impurities) once a day at night, and is best before bed. Not in the morning which is standard common belief. Throughout your day, you stack on common pollutants from the outside world, free radicals, sweat, dirt, oil, etc. Wash all of the BS away every night. Including your body as well. Most back-acne is caused by poor care and exfoliation.
Here are our top recommendations when choosing cleansers for youthful and radiant skin:
Look for non-ionic surfactants in organic skin care.
Here are my top “plant derived” surfactants to look for: Coco glucoside, Decyl glucoside, Lauryl glucoside, Sucrose cocoate, Caprylyl/Capryl glucoside (<<my favorite coconut derived).
Some good plain natural soaps are: African Black Soap (for people with oily skin) super simple and easy,
Frequency: 3-4x per week
This is imperative to do to maintain your youthful and radiant skin. Us humans we shed our entire outer layer of skin every 2-4 weeks at the rate of 0.001 – 0.003 ounces of skin flakes every hour!! So honey, all that dust of yesterday is imperative to remove to help your natural shedding cycle and expedite cell turnover(Read more about it HERE) This is uber important for people who are recovering from acne, have dry skin, or skin imbalances. Poor exfoliation is the leading cause of blackheads, whiteheads, acne, and undergrowth.
Assist your incredible skin organ with this process by using ORGANIC botanical exfoliation particles. Steer clear from chemical exfoliants, chemical peels, and microdermabrasion.
Natural particles include organic brown sugar, organic coffee, lava sea salt, jojoba beads, poppy seeds, even goat milk, mixed in with a plant butter or coconut oil.
Just make sure to do it lightly in circular motions and do not over do it or this can over-crack the skin.
3. High Frequency Micro-Current Facial
Frequency: 60 days everyday. After 3-4 times a week for upkeep is recommended
Don’t you wish you can go to the esthetician everyday and get your skin glowing? This is like having the esthetician at home with you. Nature’s facelift is waiting to treat you –Our High Frequency Wand. Most people report experiencing “Immediate results” after our microcurrent facials, including tighter skin and a more sculpted appearance. It must be done regularly to keep the long-term benefits. Benefits are below, but if you want to know more in depth (READ HERE)
•stimulates cell renewal giving the skin a more beautiful clear and youthful appearance
•increase collagen and elastin
•eliminates toxins and acne causing bacteria
•encourages lymphatic drainage
•most importantly it improves product absorption
Use the High Frequency Wand in the morning 5-15 minutes with your choice of conducting powders with 1:1 ratio of the Salve it all. Practice mantras during your skin care ritual. After the treatment is complete wipe with a cloth. Apply the Panacea Youth Serum. We recommend doing this in the morning as you will get a tremendous confidence boost walking with your skin at its’ best. Get yours HERE
4. Proper Skin Protection
Frequency: Use daily and re-apply when needed
As you go about your beautiful day, the greatest gift you can give yourself is to protect your skin from outside extremities. We live in the modern world, full of pollution, UV radiation, environmental stressors, free radicals, etc. etc.
Sun damage can make pores appear larger, creates blotchiness, rosacea, and most importantly premature aging and even skin cancer.
Some of the biggest complaints I hear from people age 40 plus is “I wish I didn’t think I was invincible to the sun and protected my skin in my 20’s. Now I have sun spots, age spots, darkening, hyperpigmentation…” This is a common statement from various ethnicities and genders. So start early. We believe 30 minutes in the sun is healthy for the skin and blood levels. Anywhere more than that can affect you long term. Sun protection DOES NOT take away the benefits received from the sun you are just additionally protected.
Recommendations for the face:
Use the Multifunctional Skin Saver in your skin tone before you leave the house. Reapply if you sweat excessively or go in water. This will give that youthful and radiant complexion. Make sure you set it with our Healing Bark Powder.
Frequency: 1x Morning and 1x at night
We come to the last and most important step to youthful and radiant skin this new year. I know at night we may be tired, but this is not to be missed. In our twenties, the skin’s exfoliation process decreases by 28%. This means our dead skin cells stick together for longer periods of time.
After about the age 28, our fibroblasts become less active and collagen production declines by about 1.0%-1.5% a year. Our collagen and elastin fibres become thinner and looser as we age, which means our skin is less elastic, which eventually causes wrinkling and sagging.
To be the Champïone of your skin and of our character, we take control by providing everything our skin is craving with proper moisturizing and nutritious supplementation. (inner- with food, supplements, and mindset and outer- with skin care)
In the morning, after you’ve splashed ice water on your face, apply the Panacea Youth Serum. This serum contains all of the nutrition for your skin to function at its’ best. Immediately after apply the Skin Saver for deeper moisture giving properties.
In the evening, wash off your face, exfoliate (if it is 1 of the 3 times), Salve it all, and finish again with the Panacea Youth Serum before you sleep. When you wake up you will be the heavenly queen radiating light from every fiber of your skin.