This time of year always feels like a new beginning. Flowers are beginning to bloom, and the trees look absolutely gorgeous. Everything is so fresh and new, don't you deserve to feel the same? When environmental toxins, dirt and debris get under your skin, pores get clogged and your skin ends up looking dull. At Indigena we believe that healthy glowing skin is always your number one fashion accessory. Here are our top tips to get you feeling amazing and ready for summer!
1// Exfoliate We can not say this enough, exfoliation is your number one beauty weapon. Whether its your feet, elbows, lips or nose, every part of your skin should look fresh and bright! That's why using a scrub is so important. It gently removes dead skin, and build up from free radicals and makeup leaving you with a dewy fresh look. Our favorite way to exfoliate is to begin by taking a bath in a great sea salt soak (We love our Sea Veggie Soak but you can make your own version using Epson salts and a few drops of your favorite essential oil). Once skin is softened use our Blueberry Bliss Sugar Scrub everywhere
. It's even gentle enough for lips! And don't forget to pay special attention to your rough spots like heels, elbows and knees. 2// Masque Doing a weekly facial masque is so important for your skin, and your mental health haha! Its not only relaxing but it gives you some needed TLC. Our new Blueberry Bliss Face Masque is perfect for making you feel renewed. Made with fermented blueberry and rosehip powder, it instantly polishes the skin and stimulates circulation to reveal a fresh, translucent complexion. Formulated with Kaolin clay to gently draw out impurities and control excess oil, this masque will help purify and detoxify the skin while minimizing the appearance of enlarged pores, leaving the skin looking rejuvenated, smoothed and radiant. An easy DIY option is 1/4 cup plain yogurt, 2 tablespoons honey, and 1 medium banana. Mash banana and blend all ingredients, apply to face for 20 minutes.
3//Tone Toner is such a misunderstood aspect of beauty regimes. Is it actually necessary? Why of course! But what exactly does a toner do? Here's some food for thought: every time you wash your face- using cleanser or not- water, and the minerals found in it, strip your skin of moisture which in turn off sets your skins natural PH balance. This can lead to excessive drying and flaking, or even excess oil production. This is where our Sea Mineral Mist
toner comes to the rescue! Using only pure and natural ingredients, this aloe based toner returns your skin to its natural PH and replaces precious moisture, leaving you with a dewy, glowing complexion. You can check out our previous post on DIY toners to make your own! 4// Moisturize It may sound common sense but it is so important to replace moisture in your skin after bathing. This doesn't just include your face, your entire body needs to be moisturized to look its best! I apply Multi Purpose Lotion from my feet to my neck after every shower or bath, and in the mornings when I wake up. It leaves me feeling refreshed. For my face my go to is our Labrador Tea Crème which is full of antioxidants that fight free radicals, it is super nourishing and moisturizing, making it the perfect base for makeup. Beauty tip: remember to allow your moisturizer to penetrate before applying makeup. Wash your face, tone and moisturize, then do your hair and get dressed before doing your makeup. Waiting about ten minutes will give you the best results.
All of our products can be found at our website, http://www.indigenaskincare.com
. We ship worldwide, and for orders over $70 the shipping is on us! I really hope you will follow our tips and put your freshest face forward this summer! XO Jasmin