Hello! We've had such a blast sharing great tips for taking care of your skin.
So much fun, in fact, we decided to round them all up in one place. Easy to find, easy to read, great for making your skin healthier and happier.
So here it is:
Facial care made simple: 9 great skincare tips
Healthy skin isn't magic! A little common sense (eat right, sleep well), a little information (hot showers dry you out), and maybe a few ideas that you didn't think of before (your cell phone is dirty! Clean it!) - mix it up and take care to put your best face forward.
Who doesn't love a long, luxurious, relaxing hot shower?
Surprise - your face doesn't!
Long, hot showers strip your skin of its protective oils. That makes your skin start to dry out!
It's true – standing in hot water too long is drying, not hydrating.
And when your skin is dry, it's more easily damaged.
As usual, WebMD (we love WebMD) references a medical doctor on this issue – Dr. Andrea Lynn Cambo – advising short warm showers or baths, not longer than 5 to 10 minutes.
We suggest making face-washing separate from your shower time, giving your more delicate facial skin the TLC it deserves.
Of course COR soap is awesome – but don't take our word for it!
Here are some thoughts from bloggers who've tried our face-cleansing bar and found it works wonders on a variety of skin types:
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The Amazing Blog
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We've all heard the expression about "getting your beauty rest" – well, it's true! Getting the right amount of sleep can make a huge difference in keeping your skin (along with the rest of you) healthy
When you sleep, your body spends more of its energy on replenishing skin cells and producing important things like human growth hormone and collagen.
This is why babies and teenagers sleep so much – their bodies are busy growing. But long after the teen years, we all still need good healthy sleep!
According to the National Sleep Foundation, teens (age 10 to 17) need at least 8 1/2 hours every night, and sometimes more depending on lots of factors such as their activity.
Adults need between seven and nine hours of quality, uninterrupted sleep per night.
(If you missed it, here's healthy skin tip #1. Follow us on Twitter or Pinterest to stay on top of all our practical skincare advice.)
When your skin is dry, it becomes more brittle. That makes it less resilient and easier to damage.
Think of a tree's leaves in spring – they are fresh, flexible, and resilient. You can curl up a leaf and when you release it, it simply returns to its original shape. No permanent damage done.
Then in the fall the leaves become dry and inflexible, easy to crackle and break.
Hydration – moisture – protects your skin from damage including wrinkles.
If you want hydrated skin, it's important to keep your whole body hydrated. Hydration has to start from the inside. (Think about it – dropping a dry leaf into a cup of water doesn't turn it back into a fresh green leaf.) So drink your six to seven glasses of water every day, just like the doctor says! You really will see the difference in healthier skin.
Then moisturizing products can provide additional hydration and protection. Our Science of Cor page explains how Cor Silver Soap's ingredients work to revitalize, moisturize and protect the delicate skin of your face.