Summer is winding to a close. Days are getting shorter, nights are cooler, and it’s time to get back into the swing of everyday life. A new school year means another chance to reinvent and explore. Why not start kick off the year with a healthy new routine and nourishing skincare products? Here’s how to maintain glowing skin this school year:
Best skin care tips for back to school
Healing acne-prone, dry, or combination skin can take some trial and error. Too often, harsh chemical concoctions or aggressive antibiotic creams and tablets are the first line of defense for skin blemishes and problems.
Instead of trying product after product, there are a few simple tips and tricks that can greatly improve your skin health. Here are a few to consider:
- Clean your cell phone screen regularly
Cell phones are surprisingly dirty pieces of technology. You often hold them in your hands throughout the day, exposing them to whatever else you’ve happened to touch.
You then put all of this unknown dirt and bacteria right next to the sensitive skin on your face when you use your phone.
You can clean your cell phone screen by spraying a soft cloth and a little white vinegar mixed with water. Vinegar is naturally antimicrobial, making it a great natural choice for cleaner.
Changing pillowcases at least twice per week can also help keep unwanted dirt and oils off of the skin.
- Get into a healthy skincare routine
Did you know that there are as many as one hundred trillion bacteria and other microorganisms that live on the skin? These bacteria make up what is called the skin microbiome, which is like a microbial ecosystem that each person carries around on their bodies.
A healthy skincare routine means avoiding overly harsh soaps and chemicals that can dry out the skin and disrupt the natural balance of healthy microbes on the skin. A balanced skin microbiome means healthy, blemish-free skin.
Washing the face with an all-natural gel or cream cleanser once daily, removing all cosmetics before bed, and drinking plenty of water are all important aspects of a healthy skincare routine.
Topical probiotics like Probiotic Action’s Emerald Spray excellent additions to a daily skincare regimen. Topical probiotics re-introduce beneficial and anti-inflammatory bacteria to the skin when it shows signs of imbalance.
- Don’t touch
Have pimples? Stop popping them! If breakouts are your problem, touching and picking at the skin may only worsen the condition.
Instead, try wetting down a cotton pad or a washcloth with some apple cider vinegar and applying the natural toner to the infected area.
After the toner has begun to evaporate, apply a topical probiotic. A probiotic spray can easily reintroduce beneficial bacteria to the skin without coating the skin in potentially aggravating oils, creams, or other chemicals after toning.
- Approach skincare from the inside out
The skin is the largest organ in the body and, as mentioned above, its home to trillions of helpful microorganisms. To keep these microorganisms happy and healthy, a healthy diet is crucial.
Common food allergens like dairy and wheat can promote systemic inflammation, causing imbalances in the immune system as well as the microflora living on and inside the body.
Many beneficial microorganisms like to eat fiber, especially fiber that comes from leafy green vegetables, onions, garlic, leeks, and jerusalem artichoke. Drinking plenty of water and a plant-filled diet provides a solid base for glowing skin.
How to get Probiotic Action
Want to kick the school year off with a bang? Probiotic Action is having a Back to School Sale! Topical probiotics are an excellent addition to a daily skincare routine, helping to restore and maintain an appropriate balance of microflora on the skin.
For a limited time only, Probiotic Action is offering 20 percent off of our Emerald Probiotic Spray. The Emerald Spray contains a concentrated dose of Bacillus subtilis. We like to called this organism “the good bacteria.”
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