Welcome back to the blog, Skin Actives Family!
Earlier this week we were talking about shaking up your skincare routine for spring. Now that you’ve had a chance to go through your medicine cabinet and get rid of the stuff you’re not using any more, let’s take a look at unexpected combos.
Let’s face it: we all get stuck in ruts.
We order the same thing off the menu at our favorite restaurant. We get the same coffee at the same place, everyday on the way to work. We pull our favorite shirt out of the closet unconsciously, and have to think to ourselves, “is this what I was wearing the last time I went out?”
It’s no different for skincare.
We just start to fixate on our favorite products in our favorite combinations. We probably put them on in our favorite order. You can practically feel the banality settling in. Have we forgotten that a little bit of variety is the spice of life!
Sometimes you need to shake things up. Even just a little.
As we said earlier in the week, sometimes our skin just needs to get something a little different to round out our health. That’s great, but what about unconventional combinations? What about embracing some skincare that we had not expected?
Let’s explore together.
3 Unexpected Combos To Shake Up Your Routine
In today’s blog we’re going to look at three great combos that maybe you haven’t thought of yet. Maybe you haven’t had a chance! Some of these combos feature brand-new products from Skin Actives Scientific. These are products you’ll want to use in new ways to address your ever changing skincare needs.
Combo 1 - Super Rejuvenation: Collagen Serum and High Potency EGF Spray
Here at Skin Actives, we’re all about cellular turnover and collagen synthesis as a means to keeping your skin healthy and looking great. There’s a reason why: it works. We focus on high-tech ingredients that work on a cellular level to reactivate dormant skin cells and to maximize collagen production in the critical extracellular matrix.
If you are confused about what we’re talking about, check out this blog from a couple weeks back.
Spritz your face in the morning and before you go to bed at night with a fine mist of our High Potency Spray. While this product was designed to help you recover more quickly from treatments such as chemical peels or free radical damage such as sunburn, we’ve encountered some devotees who swear by daily use. High Potency EGF Spray triggers cell regeneration, giving your skin a youthful vibrance that looks as good as it feels.
A little spritz goes a long way, so don’t overdo it! You’ll follow up with some of our absolutely classic Collagen Serum. A small dollop (about the size of a nickel) on your fingers from the glass stemmed dropper is all you’ll need to cover your face. Apply this gently in circular motions and you’ll be adding collagen production power to that rejuvenating EGF.
With the hyaluronic acid in the High Potency Spray and the Sea Kelp Bioferment in the Collagen Serum you’ll find your skin is more hydrated and flexible than it’s been in years.
Combo 2 - Unconventional Cleansing: Glycolic Alpha-Beta Exfoliant and Skin Cleansing Oil
The more you read the Skin Actives blog, the more you know about not just skin care, but the way your skin works. (That’s our hope anyway, drop us a line any time and let us know what you think!)
The fact that your skin is always regenerating, always shedding away the husks of dead skin cells that get mixed up with other detritus is something that we’ve covered quite a bit. These bits of dead skin, mixed with grime, free radical based pollution, excess oil, and sweat can combine to make microscopic things into massive problems.
The solution? A routine that incorporates exfoliation and cleansing.
It was just a couple of weeks ago that we were pointing out the virtues of making sure that exfoliation is a part of your routine. But what about if that exfoliation was paired with some skin healthy cleanser?
Skin Actives brand new Glycolic Alpha-Beta Exfoliator is just the ticket for your exfoliation needs. We took our fan-favorite Alpha-Beta Exfoliator and dialed it up a notch with world-famous glycolic acid. Not only is our Gylcolic Alpha Beta Exfoliator gentle for your skin but it will wipe away all that unwanted stuff that could lead to problems with blemishes down the line.
Follow up your exfoliation step with a quick cleanse from our Skin Cleansing Oil. This may seem crazy, but Skin Actives’ Skin Cleansing Oil is rich in the healthy oils your face needs! Soothe and replenish your skin with the oils it wants while washing away the debris and excess oils it doesn’t need. Some of Skin Cleansing Oil’s biggest fans think that it’s earthy aroma smells like chocolate! We’ll let you be the judge.
Combo 3 - Hydrating Control: Hyaluronic Acid Serum w/ EGF and Ultra Clarifying Blemish Oil
As you can see, we’re big fans of healthy oil here at Skin Actives. Oils have gotten a bad rap! And that has caused us to fear them and strip them from our skin with heavy scrubbing. Have you ever experienced a super-tight, dry sensation after cleansing? That’s not a good thing. You may have just taught yourself to read that super-tight feeling as super-clean. But that tightness means that your skin is too dry, and stripped of the oils it needs to function in a healthy manner. Ironically, this could potentially lead to more blemishes than you would have if you were benefiting from healthy oils.
Enter our Hyaluronic Acid Serum with EGF. This one was such a fan-favorite combo, we just made it so you can skip the step of mixing these two yourself. Hyaluronic acid hydrates the skin to such a degree that it’s become the active of note in recent years. Apply to your face to beat dry patches or defeat that too-tight feeling. Meanwhile it’s loaded with epidermal growth factor to increase cell turnover and keep you looking and feeling your best.
Follow this up with our Ultra Clarifying Blemish Oil on any new blemishes you are experiencing. This overnight spot treatment to discourage the bacteria that can lead to blemishes while keeping your pores open and breathable, and away from the causes of infection.
Thanks for reading Skin Actives Family, we appreciate you stopping by to join us! Tune in next week for more blog content from Skin Actives Scientific.