Did your grandma ever critique your skincare routine? Talk about how simple steps and natural products are better than today’s complex formulas with added chemicals? We agree, and it’s time to give a listen to the golden generation and their classic skincare tips that still work! Fifth & Root likes to keep it natural with the magic in the minerals, so try the line with this advice to get back to basics.
The sun’s UV rays are #1 when it comes to skin damage. Protect yourself by choosing shade over direct sunlight whenever possible, and using personal shade like hats, sunnies, and umbrellas when it’s not. Harmful UV rays can lead to early aging, wrinkles, hyperpigmenta- tion, spots, and damage.
Apply Sunscreen Everywhere
While tanned skin has been the hallmark for summertime, healthy skin is more important. Enjoy the rays and boost your vitamin D, but make sure that you’re protecting your skin as much as possible and covering everywhere exposed to the sun. It’s easy to forget your hands, feet, or the part in your hair. Opt for a natural sunscreen free of harmful oxybenzone.
Go Fragrance Free
Something might smell amazing, but that sweet scent can damage your
skin. Fragrances (sometimes labeled “perfume” or “parfum”) are found in a surprisingly large number of products. While they may smell great, they can dry out your skin and increase sensi- tivity. Try switching to an unscented or naturally scented product. Fifth & Root uses terpenes (the aromatic compounds that give most plants their scent) because they’re less sensitizing than synthetic fragrances.
Apply Moisturizer Within Three Minutes of Washing
A clean face is key to great skincare, but cleansing not only removes the dirt, it also strips skin of essential moisture. After washing, hydrate right away with a light moisturizer like Fifth & Root’s Second Nature. Damp skin is more receptive to topical products and the moisturizer will actually help seal in water already on your skin.
Drink More Water
Water plays a crucial role when it comes to hydration and the appearance of your skin. But drinking water doesn’t have to be boring, adding infusions to your H2O can not only taste great, many can aid in hydration! Add ginger, lime, or berries to your glass, or try fresh fruit and juices. If you really want to level up your bevvie, reach for Fifth & Root's Drops of Sunshine. This tincture helps protect skin from the inside out against urban stress – a root cause of sensitivity, discomfort, and dullness. Add a few drops to your water, tea, or smoothie. Every juicy sip will help support healthy skin and overall wellness!
Use a Soft Cloth to Wash Your Skin
Choosing the right washcloth is more important than you’d think, they actually play a key role in your skincare regime. They can help to keep your face clean, exfoliated, and looking its best. Choose a washcloth that is gentle enough to use on your youngest family members, and make sure to wash it regularly.
Use Warm (Not Hot) Water
Warm water is the best for overall skin health. It helps to ensure that your facial cleanser (like Fifth & Root’s Karmic Cleanse) gets the right amount of foaming action, removes enough dirt and impurities from your skin's surface, and balances your natural oils.
Take Off All Makeup Before Bed
We’ve all been tempted to fall right to sleep after a fun night out, but doing so can cause acne and irritation. Your skin needs to breathe! There’s nothing wrong with wearing a full face of makeup during the day, but if your skin can’t get enough oxygen at night you’ll find your face more oily and acne-prone. Do your skin a favor and wash your makeup off before bed. Your face will thank you in the morning!
Pay Attention to What You Eat
Many foods can give your skin a much needed boost that goes beyond cucumbers on your eyes. Vitamin C, which promotes collagen production and brightens skin, can be found in fruits and vegetables like mango, pineapple, oranges, and beets. Healthy fats from avocados, nuts, and seeds support skin membranes. Antioxidants protect the skin and reduce pigmentation, and are found in blueberries, strawberries, red peppers, turmeric, maple syrup, and raw honey. Try Fifth & Root’s Moonlight Cooling Glow Mask with turmeric to help reduce sensitivity, redness, and puffiness! Nutrients and antioxidants aren't’ just great for your skin, they sup- port gut health and overall wellness too.
Try Something New
CBD wasn’t around when your grandma was taking care of her skin, but that doesn't mean she wouldn’t have used it if it was available! Its balancing and nourishing properties are what has made it one of the biggest innovations in skincare. Here are a few ways that CBD can benefit your skin:
* Packed with antioxidants, minerals, and vitamins
* Tames cortisol production
* Soothes inflammation
That's why Fifth & Root uses CBD in its vegan and cruelty-free skincare line. Their products contain cannabidiol extract to reduce redness and
fight off irritation.