5 Night time Skin Care Tips for You by Ashley Parker


It’s no secret that night time skin care routines can make or break a person’s skin care routine.  Doing the right things before going to bed can either step up or decrease our skin care game.  Not only can we add new things to our routine, but often it is about refining what we are already doing.  In addition, being aware of those things that can step up our skin care game, and having it fit into our unique schedules.   So, what are night time skin care tips that can help improve our skin care?  That is why we created this list of night time skin care tips.

  1. Wash your face sooner than later. We all have our cut off time at night where we feel like we hit a brick wall of tiredness and the easy things such as washing our face, brushing teeth, etc. becomes more difficult.  Make a mental note to wash your face before the tiredness hits.  Sleep is when our body recovers, removing makeup and the daily buildup on the face will help prolong the repair process at night.
  2. Wash your pillowcase frequently. Why change a pillowcase frequently? Every day we touch different things that have bacteria and germs.  This then gets transferred to our face when we touch it.  In addition, any oils or dirt on the face gets transferred to the pillow when sleeping.  It is most important for people with acne prone skin to always have a fresh pillow to reduce irritation. 
  3. Use warm water when washing face. Despite what you may have heard, hot water can remove essential oils from the skin and cause dehydration and irritation to the skin.  Using warm water can reduce the chances of irritation.  Find the medium balance between cold and hot water when washing your face.
  4. Exfoliation helps remove dead skin cells, prevent breakouts, smooths skin texture, and even clear pores. Exfoliation is one of the most important aspects of a skin care routine, fortunately it can be done from home.  It is a vital tool for people with blemishes as it helps kill bacteria and can help prevent breakouts.
    Some additional benefits of exfoliation include helping clear clogged pores.  If you suffer from clogged pores, exfoliation helps prevent congested pores.  Most common areas of irritation are the chin, nose and forehead. 
  1. Use a soft cloth when cleaning face. Whether you are using a cloth or facial cleanser device, ensure it is soft and non abrasive.  Abrasive facial tools or cloths can leave scratches on the face unseen to the eye.  This can lead to further irritation of the skin.  Know your skin type.  If your skin is sensitive, using the softest cloth may be the best fit for you. Use a serum to help combat damage to skin.

    Moisturize. Sometimes people avoid using a moisturizer at night.  Using a moisturizer at night can help keep the skin hydrated and prevent dry skin build up on the face.  At night, the skin is most permeable.  This allows for maximum absorption of active ingredients for the skin.  After showering or washing your face, you want to lock in the moisture.  Use skincare that might include a moisturizer to do this. Don’t forget about your neck when moisturizing! 

 

Looking after your princess during pregnancy

Congratulations to William and Kate on the birth of their Princess

As the world goes baby mad to welcome in the new princess, it got me reminiscing about my little bundle of joy (who’s not so little now!)  I ‘shared’ my first pregnancy with Kate, and there is just 3 weeks between our babies. I even suffered from the same dreaded Hypermesis gravidarum as Kate, and can only wish her the best of luck with looking after two under two (one is hard enough!).

Like most other women, becoming pregnant means that you really have to think about everything that comes in to contact with your body, and that means what goes on it too. The skin is the body’s largest organ and research proves it capable of absorbing up to 60% of the ingredients in the products we apply, so for me that meant choosing organic, premium ingredients to get the best for me and my unborn.

The real advantage of using natural and organic bath and body products is that they enhance the skin’s natural function; working in synergy with the skin by utilising active ingredients that help optimise skin regeneration.

Organic Surge developed its range of products with a selected blend of naturally derived ingredients and certified organic essential oils that have caring yet effective qualities. An abundance of natural ingredients have been used in skin and hair care for many years, many of which are widely recognised for their genuine effectiveness in enhancing the health and vitality of the skin and hair.

 

Ch-ch-ch-changes

Your body changes every day (literally) and that can bring a whole load of interesting consequences to add to your already unstable hormonal level.

 

During pregnancy, you may develop: 

  • stretch marks
  • broken veins
  • sensitive skin
  • itchy skin
  • changes in skin colour (pigmentation)
  • spots
  • chafing
  • Misery, thanks to all of the above.


Thankfully, most of the skin changes that take place during pregnancy disappear after your baby is born, however to get you through it, here are my top Organic Surge products.

 

  1. Pregnancy can be an itchy time for women, what with skin stretching over the abdomen. I liked to soothe my skin with Lavender Meadow Body Lotion, a light, hydrating lotion enriched with organic lavender and geranium essential oils, which only lifted my mood, but made  my skin feel soft, smooth and moisturised.
  2. Your nails can change noticeably during pregnancy, what with the extra hormones making them grow faster stronger. However, some women, might find that their nails tend to split and break more easily during pregnancy. If this happens to you, try and keep them trimmed and lavish them with Gardeners hand cream. The omega 3 from Peruvian Inca Inchi Oil helps protect skin from dehydration and damage, whilst extracts from marine algae soothe skin redness.
  3. Many women experience changes in their hair texture and growth during pregnancy. The hormones secreted by your body will cause your hair to grow faster and fall out less, which is great! I liked to keep mine in tip-top condition by using the 2-Minute Moisture Hair Mask. It contains pure coconut oil and plant extracts, and it works to penetrate the hair shaft. It leaves my hair so soft and manageable, so no more hairbrush wars for me!

 

 

Celebrate the Lady in your Life

What with international woman’s day AND Mother’s Day this week, it really is the time to say ‘thank you’ to the special woman in your life this week, to appreciate her, and, of course, to spoil her rotten.
Whether she’s a young yummy mummy, or an older and wiser (and still yummy) mummy, we know how important it is to choose the right gift which shows your appreciation. Organic Surge has so much to choose from for that special woman.

 

The Yummy Mummy To Be

An incredible time to in any woman’s life, special attention is needed to nurture the remarkable human body as it goes through some extraordinary changes.
Million Dollar Anywhere Balm gives a super-surge of replenishing moisture and care, working wonders on hands and nails, heels, elbows, lips – wherever skin dryness or irritation strikes. Not only that, but Organic Surge will donate $1 for every Million Dollar product sold, which goes directly to the Kenya Children's Home Baby Care Unit and Orphanage, transforming the lives of vulnerable children in Africa.

 

Mother Nature

We asked some Organic Surge Mums what their favourite skincare products were, so we combined the results for the perfect gift. Sugared almond shower gel, sweet blossom body cream and lavender meadow hand and nail cream are the most popular for our lovely Organic Surge mums.


An Extra Special Grandparent

The Extra Care Golden Rules Bundle is the perfect introduction to our premium skincare regime, with an Organic content of up to 92% and packed with skin loving ingredients, it’s the perfect Timeless Skin Solution. 
No matter what your age or skin type getting the that glowing look really is as simple is 1-2-3, twice a day, every day. 
Bundle includes:
Golden Rule 1: Cleanse with Brightening Hot Cloth Cleanser 150ml
Gently removes impurities so your skin can function healthily and look radiant.
Golden Rule 2: Restore with Intensive Smoothing Serum 30ml
Serum is the specialist of the skin care world, it provides comfort with a golden elixir of soothing aloe vera to plump and calm skin.
Golden Rule 3: Nourish with Nourishing Rose Day Cream 50ml
The most crucial step: Give your skin the daily armour it craves and hydrate, nourish and protect with this rich yet lightweight moisturiser.
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