Basic Skincare Routines to Boost Health, Better Skin and Immunity

Have you thought about your skin as an organ?

One of the basic skincare routines for either men or women has so many benefits not just to our body but our mental health.  Our skin is the largest organ of the body and actually is also our first level of defense. It covers 21sq feet and weights about 9lbs it has 11 miles of blood vessels and it has many functions that include
• First line of defense against bacteria, viruses, infections• Practically waterproof• Regulating the body temperature – using our sweat glands to cool us and when we are cold our blood vessels in the skin become tighter and limit the amount of blood reaching the skin preventing heat loss, our pores get smaller also to help retain heat.

As our skin is the most important organ of the body, we need to ensure that we are treating it right so be aware that it only takes 26 seconds for anything put on the skin to enter the bloodstream. So, do you know what is in your products you use daily? Look at the app Think Dirty which is an independent app that gives you a great guide on what is in your products.

The skin naturally sheds about 50,000 cells every minute which goes toward the regeneration of the skin itself which is about every 28 days. Most cells are slough off from clothing and moving etc but some stay on the skin and a exfoliation is used to help the process.  The first products to consider therefore are
Body Smooth – This uses Sea salts (the exfoliant) and Lemon Myrtle (this oil has antibacterial properties and help to deeply cleanse and purify the skin)

Face Smooth – this is a gentle polish that will give a fresh, clean complexion that uses bamboo silica beads that are also known as ‘bamboo tears’ which combined with ground rice creates a fine exfoliating product. The added ingredient includes Elderberry extract which is a powerful antioxidant containing Vitamin A, C, and E to regenerate your skin making it glow from within and look younger. As the face is more sensitive to the rest of the body, we must use something that is gentler. This process should be done 2/3 times a week.

After exfoliating the body, we must now replenish the skin with moisture. Tropic has two creams to use for this 
Body Love – A firming buttercream that has nourishing cocoa and shea butter keep the skin hydrated, pink peppercorn and hibiscus which both help firm and tone the skin. Coconut oil and lemon oil gives the most amazing smell and Sea Kelp to provide nourishment and Omega 3 helps draw out toxins and strengthen the skin cells.
Whipped Body Velvet – An intensely rich buttermilk with Baobab Oil with Exotic Madagascan Rarabe butter rich in fatty acids providing anti-aging properties and replenish skin moisture. Vanilla gives it a heavenly scent and Vitamin E with beta carotene to repair and protect against dry skin, great for the winter weather.

The Face Smooth, a great basic skincare routine includes cleansing, toning, and moisturising. Doing this process twice a day Cleansing – we need to complete this at least twice a day. In the morning as through the night, the skin builds up dirt and oil naturally and from our hands, hair the pillowcases, and duvets as they touch our skin as we sleep. We are constantly shedding skin that stays on these surfaces and may be transferred back and forth. So, start and end the day by gently cleansing the skin.

Smoothing Cleanser – This cream cleanser contains Green Tea Extract leaving the skin feeling clean and refreshed and it is so powerful that it will take of mascara without stinging the eyes. Golden Jojoba oil nearest our own skin oils and will help to restore the natural pH of the skin. Eucalyptus Oils are uplifting and invigorating and boost overall skin health.
Vitamin Toner – In days of old toner was used to remove any remnants of Cleanser but as the Tropic smoothing cleanser is actually good for us this toner is used to refine the pores it contains Aloe Vera juice boosting hydration alongside cucumber juices to soothe and cool the skin-calming any redness. Vitamin C and amino acids help balance the skin pH and refine the pores and finally Cranberry Seed Extract which has Omega 3 as an all-round conditioner to help tighten the skin.

Skin Feast – A nourishing cream concentrate this contains Australian Kakadu Plum a great anti-oxidant fighting free radicals and helps brighten the skin. This plum is said to be the most vitamin C rich fruit on the planet and works to nourish and brighten the skin. Hyaluronic Acid, it can absorb 1000 times its own weight in water giving a natural volume and plumpness. Raspberry Seed Oil provides even more nourishment and anti-inflammatory properties. Vitamin A & E gives the skin what it needs to help repair and condition your skin.

Night Repair – Cell renewal cream concentrate has Murumuru butter, Babassu, Andiroba, and Oat oils to provide intense nourishment and hydration. Plant Ceramides are clinically proven to rejuvenate and restore skin elasticity providing a more youthful look. Lavender has a calming effect and soothing essential oils of Blue Chamomile, Ylang-Ylang gives a restful night’s beauty sleep.

Have you ever looked forward to doing your skincare routine before? I now do! By using these products and knowing the benefits that a mini facial can do for you is all the motivation that you need. Online shopping is available with FREE Delivery too. 

Benefits of a Facial!

  • Stimulating the blood flow to aid the flow of oxygen and other nutrients to the skin and underlying tissue and help the efficient removal of waste products
  • Helps with the dull, lifeless and congested skin
  • Maintains the tone of underlying muscle and therefore preventing lines forming
  • Helps skin natural elasticity
  • Refining the texture of the skin, making the skin look healthy
  • Contributing to cellular regeneration, which prevents, the skin looking aged before its time
  • Giving your skin a more youthful appearance
  • Helping you to relax, stress always shows itself in the face with the muscles becoming tense and rigid, causing circulation to slow down forming lines
  • Aids natural protection and prevents the formation of imperfections i.e. spots and milia
  • Helps with natural functioning of oil and fluid balance, keeping the skin supple easing tension lines

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