Did you know that June is Beautiful In Your Skin Month? This month is all about celebrating your skin and showing it some love through self-care habits and techniques that enhance its beauty and give rise to a healthy, glowing complexion.
However, implementing self-care and showing your skin some love shouldn’t be exclusive to just the month of June! I’m sharing my six favorite ways to feel beautiful in your skin every day of the year.
How to Feel Beautiful in Your Skin Every Month
Gently Cleanse on a Daily Basis
Washing your face with a gentle cleanser is an essential step of any basic skin care routine. At the end of the day, your skin is covered in dirt, debris, excess oil, and other impurities that can cause irritation and clog your pores, which may trigger regular acne breakouts.
Not to mention, washing your face at the end of the day can be an extremely relaxing and soothing self-care step! As the formula suds up and you massage your skin clean, focus on being more mindful to reduce stress and alleviate anxiety.
I recommend using the TEENOLOGY® Papaya Gentle Face Cleanser, which has ingredients like salicylic acid, aloe vera, and comfrey that help improve acne breakouts, as well as papaya extract that brightens the skin and has a light, refreshing scent.
Hydrate, Hydrate, Hydrate
Your skin is the largest organ of your body and it requires plenty of water to stay happy and healthy. To ensure your skin is optimally hydrated, dermatologists recommend:
- Drinking 6-8 glasses of water per day
- Eating a hydrating diet filled with lots of water-packed fruits and vegetables
- Minimizing your exposure to moisture-depleting elements (e.g. the sun, harsh winds, cold temperatures, alcohol, and long baths)
- Regularly wearing a hydrating moisturizer (like the TEENOLOGY® Fragrance Free Face Moisturizer)
Protect Your Skin
Protecting your skin from harmful UV rays is one of the most important things you can do to keep your skin looking and feeling beautiful.
Applying a daily sunscreen not only reduces your chances of developing skin cancer but also prevents sunburns that can dry out your skin and stimulate the production of excess sebum (aka your skin’s natural oil), which can cause unwanted acne breakouts and blemishes.
Whether you have dry, oily, or acne-prone skin, wearing a daily moisturizer is key to ensuring your skin stays soft, clear, and beautiful.
Moisturizers work by preventing water loss through the outer layers of skin, which often occurs during your daily activities, such as washing your face or spending time outdoors in the sun.
I use the TEENOLOGY® Fragrance Free Face Moisturizer on a daily basis to protect and hydrate my skin. Packed with botanical extracts, amino acids, and natural humectants, it helps the skin retain moisture. Plus, it doesn’t contain any comedogenic oils that can trigger acne breakouts.
Avoid Harsh Skin Care Ingredients
Did you know that many soaps, shampoos, conditioners, and other skin care products include harsh ingredients that can strip away your skin’s natural protective oils?
These ingredients, like sodium lauryl sulfate or sodium laureth sulfate, can often trigger skin irritation and moisture loss. Not to mention, unwanted acne breakouts, as your skin will naturally increase oil production to accommodate for the loss, which can lead to clogged pores.
Switch to hair and body care products that are free of sulfates, as well as parabens and oil-clogging pores, to ensure your skin stays healthy and beautiful.
Build Your Confidence From Within
While there are a plethora of self-care habits and techniques you can use to look good from the outside, I believe that confidence is an inside job.
And though it’s sometimes hard to feel confident when you have a giant zit on your chin or pomade acne dotting your forehead, there are daily steps you can take to build your self-esteem levels that make it easier to feel good about having a not-so-great skin day.
For example, stop comparing yourself to Instagram influencers (who likely use skin-smoothing filters anyways!), realize you are doing the best that you can, understand that acne is the most common skin issue and that everyone suffers from it, and focus on doing things that bring you joy in life.
Take Care of Your Skin with TEENOLOGY®
Whether you need a shampoo, conditioner, body wash, face cleanser, or face moisturizer, TEENOLOGY® is here to help you take care of your hair and skin with products that are free of sulfates, parabens, comedogenic oils, and irritating fragrances.
Here’s to healthy, beautiful skin with TEENOLOGY®!