Posted on: 3/15/2017 9:50 AMBy: Sam FF
If you have ever seen a model up close in person, then you know that each of them have impeccable skin that looks like it has been photoshopped. Once we found out what skincare rules they covet in order to achieve complexion perfection, the results have been impossibly simplistic.
It turns out that it is not just about what they use on their skin, but what they do that keeps their faces fresh and fabulous. We found out what top models like Gigi Hadid, Kendall Jenner, and Irina Shayk do on the regular for glowing skin.
- Use toner instead of washing your face in the morning.
If you struggle with breakouts and you’ve noticed that your skin gets very greasy despite all you do to try and stop it, well you only have yourself to blame. We learned from them, that if you wash your face too much, it can strip our skin of its natural oils and that can lead to the overproduction of face grease.
Try cleansing your skin at night only and swap out your morning cleanser for a toner. By doing this you will gently cleanse and refresh your complexion and most importantly, your skins pH will balance so it is not too dry and oily.
- They reduce their sugar intake and keep their weight the same.
As well as being great for your health, reducing your sugar intake benefits your skin. Too much sugar can speed up aging, prematurely showing wrinkles and fine lines and it causes breakouts. Sugar can create molecules in your bloodstream that destroy collagen and elastin that you need to keep your skin firm.
Models like Gigi and Kendall try to keep their weight consistent. Yo-yo dieting can inflict chaos on your complexion. If your weight is constantly fluctuating, then you are stretching out your skin which will affect your skins appearance.
- Facials on the regular.
Honestly, facials should be a standard part of every woman’s beauty regimen. You can easily heal your skin and prevent damage to your skin by receiving monthly facials. Most people usually wait until they have an issue to treat it, but they should be doing this on the regular to prevent it. Easily schedule your next appointment soon!
- They skip sunscreen (sometimes).
We know this sounds crazy, but it isn’t always necessary. Sunscreen can clog your skin, especially if you do not need it. If you are going to be stuck at home or in the office all day, go ahead and skip the SPF. Not only will this prevent breakouts, but you'll also be able to get your daily dose of vitamin D.
- They hydrate & moisturize daily.
You have probably heard it time and time again, but drinking half your bodyweight in water is great for your complexion. The key to healthy skin is hydration! Drinking water as well as applying moisturizer regularly will keep your skin radiant, clear, and wrinkle free.
- They workout.
As if you needed another reason to get yourself to a spin class! That flushed glow that you get after a workout is actually really good for you. When we exercise, nutrients and blood rush to the surface of our skin, and it stimulates it and keeps our appearance young and healthy.
It is a new year and it’s time for a fresh start. It is a time to take control of the new you! There is no doubt that we all made some type of resolution to help improve ourselves in some way. Well have you made a commitment to better skin? No matter if you cleanse and moisturize regularly, that may not be enough to unclog your pores and stop blemishes. If you are not exfoliating on a regular basis, your moisturizers are not able to penetrate below the surface to keep your skin hydrated and elastic.
This year will include a healthy skincare routine in your resolution list to revitalize your skin. We have the tips to fully renew and maintain your fresh complexion throughout the year for a completely new year, new you and new skin!
Begin With New Skin
Start your skin rejuvenating journey with this regimen for a flawless, glowing complexion.
1. Remove and refresh toxins
All the best skincare routines start by removing all the dirt and bacteria. OCEANES’ Exfoliating and Foaming Cleanser washed away makeup, toxins and exfoliates your skin all without depriving your skin of its natural oils. Massage gently over clean, damp face and neck in circular motions, then rinse with warm water and pat dry. Now your skin is fresh and ready to become bright and beautiful.
2. Peel away the old, and bring on the new
Now it’s time to renew your skin with OC Beauty’s White Pearl Facial Peeling Gel to boost your skin cells with nourishing vitamins and mineral-rich pearl powder. This unique gel will gently remove dead skin cells and impurities from the top layer of your skin, revealing smooth, soft, and luminous skin underneath. Apply immediately after cleansing your skin, being careful to avoid those super-sensitive eye areas, then rinse with warm water. Use 1-2 times a week.
3. Hydrate your skin
Now that our skin is bright and clean, we need to keep it going with some hydration. OCEANES’ Turquoise Pearl Lifting & Stretching Cream not only moisturizes deeply, it also tightens, lifts, and stretches, thereby smoothing fine lines and wrinkles. Massage this light cream into your face and neck after cleansing to finish off your morning routine.
4. Nourish and boost your skin instantly
To finish off your routine, get a helping hand from the OC Beauty Pink Pearl Intensive Collagen Boosting Cream. This advanced formula tightens the skin, generating an instant lifting effect to reduce visible signs of premature aging such as lines and wrinkles within seconds after application. Shake well over a clean, slightly damp face. Tap a small amount over areas of concern until fully absorbed. Do NOT rub and let dry for a few minutes.
Bring On The New Year
Make 2017 the best year ever as you resolve to love your skin. Stay active, get plenty of sleep, eat healthy and have a regular skincare routine that will help you look and feel your best. Let yourself glow from the inside out and you will be empowered for whatever the New Year brings!
Since autumn is coming to an end and cold weather is rushing in, those long summer nights and sun-kissed skin start to become a distant memory. Just because you will be trading in your swimsuit for a heavy winter coat doesn’t mean that you have to say goodbye to your summer skin as well. Here are some tips for keeping that summer glow all season long!
Always Drink Water!
During the colder months, you may forget to hydrate your body since you don’t sweat as much when walking outside. The air tends to dry out your skin even more during the winter months and can cause dry, red, and flaky skin unless you take matters into your own hands. Even though our body temps may stay cool, it is very important to drink plenty of liquids because cold air doesn’t contain much moisture. You may not be thirsty for water, but you can incorporate liquids into your diet. Eating soup is a great option for you during the winter. Not only will it fill you up and keep you warm, it also hydrates you.
Think About What You Eat
We all know that keeping a balanced diet is important for our overall health, but consuming certain foods can target specific health concerns. There are certain foods that promote heart health and lower cholesterol, there are also foods that are good for your skin too. Blueberries, for example are great for repairing damaged skin and fighting off acne, while green tea helps sooth inflammation.
To maintain your natural glow, exfoliating your skin is one of the best things you can do. Sometimes dead skin cells that have already shed remain on the surface of your skin and that can lead to a rough and dull appearance. If you neglect to clear away these dead cells that can lead to oily skin and clogged pores. Try the OCEANE Beauty Collagen Pink Pearl Mask to absorb any excess oils and removes dead skin. You will notice a big difference in your complexion.
For a whole body glow, you can add body scrubs such as, OCEANE Beauty Souff le Body Scrub to your routine while in the bath or shower. And be weary of extremely hot temperatures since hot water can have a very drying effect on the skin.
To achieve an amazing glow, it is important to remember to moisturize. Apply OCEANE’s Body Butter after your shower in the morning and keep a small hand lotion with you to use throughout the day. If you have extra dry or sensitive skin, try wearing a type of gloves or socks that specializes in moisturizing to lock in the moisture. This will help maintain the moisture while you are sleeping with your socks.
Not too many realize that one of the quickest ways to care for your cold weather skin us to get eight hours of sleep at night. All of our bodies need time to rest and reset for the upcoming day. We don’t always get extra time because of our hectic schedules during the holidays, but make sure that you are getting a full nights rest. You will not only wake up refreshed, sleep is important for your overall health.
Protect Your Skin
Whenever you are outside make sure that you have a scarf, hat and a pair of gloves when you are going out into the harsh cold weather. And just because we may not be laying on a beach does not mean that you don’t need to protect your skin from the sun. UV rays can still harm your skin on cold, cloudy days, make sure to buy lotions and chapsticks with SPF protection.
Don’t let the colder winter months get you down. You just have to put a little extra effort in to maintain your hydrated, healthy skin, but the results are well worth it!
Posted on: 11/16/2016 3:16 PMPosted in Beauty Health By: Sydni
Between the harsh, cold temperatures outside and heaters blasting inside, our skin can have a hard time adjusting to the elements. These colder months can be very harsh on our skin. Instead of just putting on extra moisturizer, just follow these tips on switching up your skincare routine for this time of the year.
Incorporate New Products
We are all pretty guilty of keeping the same skincare routine year round, but there are many benefits that you will notice when you start to make tiny tweaks when the season changes. Instead of doing a complete skincare overhaul, try adding a few “holy grail” products that helps your skin through the season.
During the summer it is easy to remember to carry a water bottle around because it is so HOT out. But we must also remember that keeping up our water intake is just as important in the colder months. We may not be sweating but our body is losing water. We all know that dehydrated skin looks scaly and dull but you can help combat your skin’s water withdrawals by refilling that water glass and finding a cute humidifier to add to your night stand. They keep moisture in the air, helping ensure you wake up with soft and supple skin.
Focus On Your Whole Body
We tend to focus on our faces when it comes to the skincare department, but taking a whole body approach to skincare is essential during the changing seasons! Try stocking your nightstands with these winter favorites!
- Our lips need a lot of care during the colder months and the best time to heal and moisturize them deeply is at night.
- Add a little luxury to your skincare by adding moisturizing socks or gloves while you sleep.
- Exfoliate and moisturize your body too, not just your face. In the shower try lathering up with the OCEANE Salt Scrub and finish with the OCEANE Body Butter to combat the tight dry feeling that sometimes happens with after shower skin.
Take Care Of Yourself From The Inside Out
Our nutritional habits usually start to slip in the winter and we start eating all the comfort food. While it’s most definitely about balance, nutrition habits can easily slip in the winter as we’re swapping out salads for Santa’s cookies.
When you can, try to remember to work in super foods like salmon, olive oil, and leafy greens that offer key vitamins and the fatty acids that help keep our skin supple.
This one is the oldest rule in the book! You should be keeping up with this part of your summer routine that is essential year round. The cold weather can make us believe that we do not need to apply sunscreen regularly. Believe it or not but we can get winter sunburns (probably from a ski trip) and that can add up to serious chapping. To protect your skin year round, find a product that you can work into your beauty routine without having to think too hard about it.
Manage Your Stress
The holidays can be a very stressful time of the year. The winter brings on the endless cocktail and holiday parties, which can leave little to no downtime for ourselves. When become stressed that can lead to acne. If your skin is one of the first places stress shows up, be sure to do whatever personal hobby that winds you down.
It’s almost that time of the year again, when the gyms become packed full of people trying to accomplish their New Years Resolution’s. While being fit and healthy is good and all, we must not forget about our skin! Rather than making one big commitment, there are a handful of smaller changes we can make before the New Year arrives. We can all do so by keeping these 10 skincare tips in mind:
Change Your Pillowcase
I’m sure you have been told this time and time again, but we should be changing our pillowcases at least twice a week. So much bacteria builds up on your pillow cases that it can cause breakouts. Try to commit to switching out your pillowcases twice a week. (Bonus Tip: Try switching to a silk pillowcase not only is it good for your skin but it’s also great for your hair!).
Wash Your Makeup Brushes
Just as pillowcases can harvest bacteria, makeup brushes are a common source as well. Once you get the hang of making a habit of cleaning your makeup brushes on a weekly basis, I promise you’ll see the difference in not only your complexion, but in the application of your makeup as well.
Always Wash Before Bed
It is very easy to skip washing your face after a long day at work or a long night out. Try washing your face nightly with a lightweight cleanser like the OCEANE White Pearl Milk Cleanser. We also recommend keeping face wipes around for those nights when you are too exhausted to take your makeup off and just need a quick fix.
Drink More Water
This is one of the easiest and probably already on your resolution list, but it doesn’t hurt to remind you that water can make a huge impact on the health of your skin. Try carrying a water bottle around so you have no excuse not to be drinking water.
Create A Consistent Skincare Routine
With so many options in the market for skincare, it can be hard to want to just stick with one brand or products when it comes to your skincare. But dermatologist recommend maintaining a consistent skincare routine for at least three months before making any changes to truly see results.
Avoid Harsh Chemicals & Take Your Vitamins
Typically found in drugstore cleansers, fillers and harsh chemicals can strip the skin of its natural oils. Lucky for us, we are seeing more all natural skincare lines becoming available. Just as all natural products offer healthy benefits to your skin, so do daily vitamins. Try a tasty gummy vitamin and include them in your morning routine. Your skin will thank you!
We have all been there, it can be very tempting to pick at the blemishes on your skin, but it is not good for you! Try resisting the urge this upcoming year and treat acne right by cleansing the area and apply a good acne fighting product daily. You will be shocked when you see how quickly your skin will clear up.
Another problem that most people struggle with is layering on your products too quickly. It is important to let your serum absorb into your skin before applying your moisturizer. So try to give yourself those some extra time to make sure each of your products does its job.
Don’t Skip The Moisturizer
Moisturizer is a daily must for every woman. Even if your skin doesn’t feel dry, applying moisturizer after you cleanse is a must! When you shampoo your hair, but it has to have conditioner to make it manageable and soft. Try using OCEANE Beauty’s White Pearl Moisturizing Cream. So try think of it like conditioning your hair, your skin needs moisturizer to balance out your cleanse.
What Are Your Skincare Resolutions?
The winter holidays are a time for family, friends, and festivity, but no matter how you celebrate, the year-end holiday season can turn routines upside down and causing a long list of holiday related skin problems, including puffiness, red and irritated eyes, and dry, dull skin. Watch out for skin stressors and keep up healthy habits so you can keep your skin glowing throughout the holidays and into spring.
We are all crazy busy during the holidays that we may not even realize how easy it is to become dehydrated. Alcohol, caffeinated drinks and just overall being too busy to just stop and take a second to drink some water. When you aren’t drinking enough water your body’s moisture can become depleted and your skin will become dry and dull. We’re not saying to chug down eight glasses of water. Just make sure you are drinking plenty of non-caffeinated beverages, such as teas and mineral waters, especially if you’ve enjoyed a few glasses of wine at a party.
Cut Out The Salt
Processed meats, crackers, cheese, chips and even many desserts contain high amounts of salt. Even if do not have high blood pressure, sodium can cause water retention, which can cause water retention, which can make your face puffy. The solution is to avoid in too many salty foods and make sure you stay hydrated.
Cleanse and Moisturize
With the busy holiday schedules, skincare routines can fall by the wayside. We’ve all have been guilty of all falling asleep without removing our makeup one time or another. It is all too easy to rush when applying moisturizers, or skip other parts of your usual regimen. But that can lead to problems such as red, irritated eyes, breakouts, and dry skin. The cold weather can also increase your chances of chapped lips and hands.
No matter how busy you are, make sure to keep your skin clean and moisturized. Instantly brighten and hydrate your skin with OCEANE Beauty’s White Pearl Moisturizing Cream. For best results, cleanse your face first with OCEANE Beauty’s White Pearl Exfoliating and Foaming Cleanser, which also doubles as a makeup remover! Enriched with extra-fine pearl powder, this duo will leave your skin refreshed and renewed.
Balance Your Diet
From November to January, most people are at the gym trying to work on their New Year’s resolutions. This can be hard around the holidays with the abundance of foods that we are consuming and the bountiful amount of leftovers that we have going into the New Year. It can be hard, but make sure your overall diet is a healthy one that includes plenty of “good” oils and fats, complex carbs and vegetables. Our skin problems such as breakouts and dryness may be due to the shortage of key nutrients, and holiday overindulgences can worsen those problems.
Find Time To Rest
After all of the food that we consume over the holidays, we all are in need of a nap. But the late nights, long visits and early outings can disrupt sleep routines and rob you of some much needed relaxation time. But just like how our mind and bodies need rest, so dos our skin. When we get enough sleep, it reduces eye puffiness and redness and nourishes skin cells.
It is easy to feel stressed, even if you are enjoying the busy holiday season. Stress can trigger the release of hormones adrenaline and cortisol, which can contribute to poor skin condition and dullness. Just take a few moments out of your day and sit quietly and breathe deeply, this can reduce the effect of stress hormones on your skin.
Keep your skin healthy this season, it will thank you later! We hope everyone enjoys the holidays and maintains that perfect looking skin!
Posted on: 10/25/2016 11:34 AMPosted in Beauty By: Sydni
Why Toner Is The Secret To Naturally Beautiful Skin
From cleansers to serums and moisturizers, there are so many choices on the market that are each created for a different set of skin care needs. We all have our favorite beauty product, but there is one product that is often overlooked, and it just might be the solution you never knew your skin needed. This miracle worker is none other than TONER, a great all in one solution that not only cleans your skin but also moisturizes and refreshes it. Applying toner is a simple step that you can add to your beauty routine to enhance that work that you’ve already put in.
It Removes Left Behind Residue
There is no better feeling than taking off your makeup at the end of the day. It is an essential part of your night time routine that prevents bacteria from seeping into your pores. Some makeup removers advertise that there is no need to cleanse after removal, this is simply NOT TRUE! The toner acts as a final power wash, dissolving dirt and bacteria and clearing away makeup that you can no longer see. For best results, after washing your face take a small cotton ball with some toner and wipe in upward motions all over your skin. You will see leftover residue that normal makeup remover just can't get!
It Moisturizes And Balances Out Your Skins PH
Believe it or not, toner doesn’t just clear out leftover dirt, it also moisturizes your skin. It is important to know that many toners have different ingredients. Toners that contain alcohol will not provide moisture, as they are formulated for more acne prone/oily skin types and it aims to dry out unwanted oils. If you have less oily skin and are looking to balance out the moisture in your skin, look for toners that are water based and contains ingredients such as witch hazel and aloe. These ingredients won’t strip your skin of its natural oils and will add a protective layer of moisture to your skin.
It Tightens Your Pores And Strengthens Your Skin
As the toner works to remove extra dirt and oils, it purifies your pores and shrinks them to fully clear the skin of impurities. OCEANES White Pearl Infused Toner goes one step further! This toner contains pearls, also known as jewels from the ocean and cutting-edge marine plant stem technology and it is gentle enough to clean deeply and also maintain balanced pH and moisture levels. This toner purifies and detoxifies the skin and is an essential part of your daily beauty routine. This type of formula is great if you suffer from acne or even if you've been wanting to achieve younger, tighter looking skin. For best results, use morning and night to keep your pores in place and to prevent acne-causing bacteria from infiltrating your skin's barrier.
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Posted on: 10/19/2016 12:05 PMPosted in Beauty By: Sydni
Not only does our choice in wardrobe change with the seasons, but so does our skin. You could wait until springtime comes to invest in a new seasonally appropriate beauty routine, but honestly you need a new moisturizer—right now.Read More