Guys, did you know most of the skincare products in our drugstores contain numerous ingredients that are harmful to our bodies?
Unfortunately, The FDA doesn't always do a good job of regulating our skincare products, which is a problem because what we put on our skin also enters our bloodstream. As conscientious consumers, it’s our responsibility to be smart about what we put in and on our bodies.
If you would like to have a better and healthier complexion, we are going to help you with the simple and quick dos and don'ts of men's organic skincare, so you can get on with your day.
The Essential Components of an Organic Skincare Routine
Before you start shopping, familiarize yourself with some of the most toxic ingredients out there in conventional skincare products (Environmental Working Group). Parabens, synthetic colors, and fragrances, to name a few, can disrupt everything from hormones to our respiratory system. When looking for organic skincare products, you want to avoid toxic ingredients and discover safer, more natural, alternatives.
Let's look at some examples
One of the most important steps of your daily routine is washing. After spending a full day sweating in the sun, the gym, or traffic, you’d be surprised at the amount of dirt and grime that accumulates on our skin. Pollution and other environmental stresses are harmful to the skin, but no fear! We’re here to show you ways to combat it and in some cases, reverse the damage.
You might be tempted to just rinse your face in the shower and call it a day but our face is a delicate part of our body and it should be treated accordingly.
For a glowing complexion, figure out if you have dry skin, oily skin, or combination skin then look for an organic cleanser that will leave you feeling clean but not too dry.
Toners are like an extra treat for the skin before you go out or to bed. It might not seem like much is happening at first, but give it some time, you'll start to notice the difference in the complexion of your skin.
A good toner like the Cytotone Waterless Cleanser will balance the pH (acidity level) of your skin, leaving your face softer and brighter. It contains neroli hydrosol and silk protein amino acids that even out skin tone, reduce redness and inflammation.
Scrubs and Masks
Scrubs and masks are meant to be used once or twice a week in our skincare routines. Overusing scrubs and masks can actually have an adverse effect, drying out your skin or causing irritation. Use a scrub and mask a couple days a week to help exfoliate dead skin from the surface and deep clean our skin to make room for a new layer of healthier, brighter-looking skin. Our Cytotone Facial Scrub & Mask does just that with kaolin clay and sea kelp extracts, two ingredients known to purify and remove impurities from the skin.
Many people love to tan, but there is nothing sexy or manly about aging skin. Sun protection is the key to a healthy and handsome complexion.
Fortunately, there are a lot of non-toxic sunscreens out there that can get the job done. A good sunscreen should have an SPF higher than 30, contain titanium dioxide and zinc oxide because they protect against both UVA and UVB rays.
And if you ever find yourself with a sunburn, our Post-Traumatic Response Gel can help your skin heal quickly and safely without petroleum or mineral oils that many other treatment gels contain. In fact, our Response Gel actually has sun protection benefits.
Treat Your Skin
Our skin is one of the most important organs of our body and if you don't take care of it, it will show. So take charge, guys! It’s time to start your non-toxic skincare routine and with SMT’s help, it’ll only take you minutes each morning and night.
If you would like to learn more about organic skincare, head over to our site for more natural, non-toxic, skin care tips and to purchase products.
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