Six Ways to Take Extra Care of Your Skin

March is Women's History Month! This is a month where we celebrate the women before us who paved the way to allow us boss babes to follow our dreams, and reflect on how we can realize these dreams. In order to do so, the first step is taking care of yourself, and we can help!

Skincare is more than taking care of what’s on the outside, it also requires us to care for our bodies from within too. At Ao Organics Hawai‘i, we want to be more than just the products you are using, we want to be a part of your skin health journey in all aspects. Once we care for ourselves starting from the inside out, we’ll feel ready to make history ourselves!

Here are six ways to take extra care of your skin this month:

1. Make time for stress relief

Did you know that feeling stressed triggers production of extra cortisol in the body? This hormone, which regulates our fight or flight response, is also responsible for an inability of the skin to retain moisture while also promoting an overproduction of oil in response. So you end up with dry, dull skin, and an overabundance of oil production to deal with.

AO Tip: Practice some of these stress-relief activities: take a bubble bath, light a candle and do deep breathing for 10-15 minutes, or find an activity that helps you to de-stress

2. Good fats for glowing skin

We’re not scared of fats anymore! Good fats like avocado, coconut oil, olive oil and omega 3s, are essential when it comes to keeping skin moisturized and healthy. Bonus: these fats support healthy cellular growth and function, soothe inflammation in the body, speed healing of damaged skin, and supply you with energy–now go make history babe!

3. Water temperature matters

We all know by now we should be washing our face and removing our makeup. That’s right girl–no sleeping in your makeup, ever. But did you also know the temperature of the water makes a difference when it comes to the health of your skin? Washing your face with water that is too hot can strip the sebum from your skin and zap the moisture and hydration right along with it.

AO Tip: Wash your face with lukewarm water as it will give the oil on your skin the chance to warm up for a good cleanse instead of completely washing it away. Then massage our ‘Ōlena + Honey Cleanser into your skin for a full 60 seconds to really get the most of your daily wash.

4. Wash your makeup brushes regularly

Not only does makeup residue build up on your brushes, but so does bacteria, oil, dirt, dust and sweat. By not regularly cleaning all of that grime off, you eventually will bet clogged pores, inflammation, and unwanted breakouts.

AO Tip: Make it a weekly routine to give your makeup brushes a good wash! Did you know you can even wash your makeup brushes with our Get Naked Makeup Remover?!

5. Get your body moving and exercise

Did you know that daily movement offers skin benefits as well and mental and physical ones? Exercise promotes healthy blood circulation, which in turn carries oxygen and other essential nutrients to all of your cells, including your face! That healthy dose of nutrients helps to give your face an instant glow and overall radiance. Don’t forget your post-workout skincare, either.

AO Tip: Make sure to give your face a good cleanse as softening your sweat glands can push out some of what clogs the pores and you’ll definitely want to wash off that dirt and grime afterwards!

6. Hydrate

Hydration is of the utmost importance when you’re caring for your skin, especially when it comes to preventing wrinkles and skin elasticity. If you find yourself struggling to drink enough water, you can eat your water, too! Think fruits and veggies with a high-water content like watermelon, strawberry, cucumber and cantaloupe...and don’t forget the topical application either!

AO Tip: Carry any of our facial toners with you for a refreshing dose of hydration on the go. You’ll help to maintain your skin’s balance and can help reduce inflammation and puffiness.

Shop these products to get glowing skin and feel good!

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Take time this month not only to celebrate women who've made history, but also the ones making history right now, including you babe! When you make the time to invest in yourself, care for your skin, eat healthy and live healthier, you get to get back to what you were meant to do...Make history!

March 04, 2021 — Chelsa Davis

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