3 Tips to Reduce Sluggish Skin

Throughout the year it's common to find skin feeling a little sluggish from time to time. When navigating this type of dullness you can help alleviate uneven texture, congestion, pesky blackheads and dehydration by stimulating blood flow and lymphatic movement to support healthy cellular regeneration. This can be achieved by even the most minor adjustments in your day-to-day routine. Although there are many ways in which to promote healthy cellular turnover, we’ve listed our top three tips to help you achieve consistently glowing skin.

1. Support the Body

By stimulating the flow of the circulatory and lymphatic systems, this process helps to maintain the overall vibrancy of skin. We detailed our top 3 tips for How to Support Healthy Skin a few months ago. In this article we discussed the importance of incorporating dry brushing and gua sha to your skincare routine and how to get the most out of these practices. The biggest take home from this article is that our bodies are made to move. Whether it be through gentle massage or exercise, the best way to support our lymphatic system and in turn our bodies is to incorporate movement into our daily lives. This can be as easy as going for an evening walk or following along to your favorite yogi in the comfort of your own home to scheduling a much needed massage

2. Consistent Exfoliation

When it comes to a balanced routine it is important to remember that consistent weekly exfoliation will help support skin in health and vibrancy overtime. The process of exfoliation helps to encourage a healthy cellular turnover rate which allows nutrient dense and lipid-based products to penetrate deeper and work more effectively. We love to encourage our clients to select a pH balanced facial mask and to pencil it in on the same day each week. It takes just 5 minutes for our clay masks to dry and you will see an immediate improvement to tone, texture and product absorption rate.

3. Hydration that Changes Overtime

Oftentimes we build out a routine that gives us what we need at the beginning of the season, or at a certain age and we tend to forget to adjust it overtime. As weeks move to months and the seasons begin to change we recommend taking an assessment of your skin and daily routine to make sure it is getting the appropriate nutrients and topical protection to thrive. If you live in a more humid climate and prefer a lightweight hydrator in the summer make sure to think about incorporating a richer product that provides more hydration with a heavier barrier when things begin to cool down as a way to prevent dermal dehydration. We like to think of layering hydrators like layering clothing, you need more in the winter and less in the summer. This approach will help you adjust your level of hydration with what your skin really needs.