Healthy Skin Care Practices

Self-care is an important step in reducing stress and improving overall wellbeing. It also impacts
skin health, and that’s why we’re sharing healthy skin care practices you can use to enhance
your self-care routine for better skin. After all, who wouldn’t want healthier and more youthful-
looking skin?

In addition to a daily skin care routine that includes cleansing, toning, and moisturizing, there
are other things you can do that will benefit your skin. When you take care of your skin, it
shows – so it’s important to maintain a consistent routine for smoother and healthier skin.

Wash, rinse, repeat

Keeping your skin healthy and firm is a daily task. You can boost your efforts by making small
adjustments to your skin care regimen and environment. The following practices can help
clarify and rejuvenate your skin:

Use warm water to wash your face. The next time you reach for the facial cleanser, make sure
to splash your face with warm water instead of hot water. Warm water is gentler on the skin
and ideal for all skin types because it maintains moisture, whereas hot water washes away the
skin’s natural oils, leaving it dry afterward. Plus, warm water helps your skin absorb topical
and reduces pore size.

Swap your regular pillowcase for a silk pillowcase. It’s called “beauty sleep” for a reason. The
smooth surface of silk is better for your skin because it doesn’t draw moisture from it,
preventing irritation while keeping your skin hydrated. Also, the silky texture is gentler and
more sanitary than cotton pillowcases, helping to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and

Put a humidifier in your bedroom. Let a humidifier do the work of balancing moisture in the air
to help your skin retain its moisture barrier while you sleep. You’ll notice your skin is less dry,
red, and prone to cracks or damage. Adding a humidifier to your room is especially beneficial in
winter months to combat the dehydrating effects of heating systems which circulate dry air.

Reduce your stress levels. Stress takes a toll on the body and affects your skin. In some cases,
the effects of stress can lead to skin breakouts (most common), rashes, or hives – especially for
individuals with sensitive skin. Also, stress disrupts the function of your skin barrier, increasing
sensitivity. You can minimize these effects with techniques to reduce stress such as taking a
walk, listening to soft music, or deep breathing exercises.

Another thing to consider is trying different skin care products for better results. Clave Body
Care offers high-quality, organic products to nurture your skin. Our skin care line is cruelty-free
and all-natural, without harmful ingredients like artificial fragrances and dyes, parabens, glycols
and phthalates.

So, if you’re struggling with dry or irritated skin, then adjust your skin care regimen and try
these techniques for healthier skin. You’ll see and feel the difference in your skin. Please
contact us to find out how our natural body care products can improve your skin health!