5 Ways to Make Your Skin Care Routine Exciting Again

Make your skin care routine exciting again

If you’re like most people, you wash your face twice daily to practice good skin care hygiene. But if you’ve been sticking to a skin care routine since middle school, we’re guessing you’re “going through the motions” of good hygiene. We’ve all been in ruts- that’s why we’re here to help ‘reVive’ your routine.

Changing your entire routine can be overwhelming (and pricey), so we’ve compiled 5 ways to make your current routine exciting again without needing a big budget.

 

Add Facials

Facials can be an at-home DIY project or you can “treat yo’self” to a professional facial. Whichever method you prefer, facials can be an excellent way to unwind all while cleansing, exfoliating, nourishing, and promoting a clearer complexion.

 

Steam Your Face

Don’t have time for a full on facial session but still want a relaxing activity that opens your pores? Steaming your face is an easy way to achieve that.

  • Grab a microwavable bowl, fill 3/4th of the bowl with water
  • Put the bowl in the microwave for 5 minutes
  • Grab bowl with towel
  • Place the bowl on the table and with the towel over your head
  • Hover your face above the water for 5-7 minutes

For an invigorating pore purification, add herbal steams. They can make the air smell great, too.

 

Natural scrub

There are several cost-effective ways to exfoliate your skin, but this idea surely takes the cake as a cheap solution to slough off dead skin cells. Cut a lemon in half and dip one half in sugar while the other is wrapped in tinfoil until next use. With the lemon half covered in sugar, gently rub in circular motions on to damp skin. When finished, wash your face with luke-warm water.

 

LED Light Therapy

You were waiting for that one, huh? Even though light therapy isn’t a new innovation, it has recently been made accessible to consumers. With proven technology and clinical results, who wouldn’t want to add light therapy to their current skin care routine? Our lights are FDA cleared and FSA approved. Shameless plug to advertise our efficacy. See our lights in action with our influencer, Beauty By Anne-Marie. Her results are stunning.

 

Green Tea Extracts

Green tea extracts can be applied to your skin after cleansing. Adding herbal products to your routine has been known to demonstrate anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects. Green tea may have anti-aging effects by reducing inflammation and hunting down free radicals. You can also pair green tea extract with our LED light therapy anti-aging system to see the green tea work up to 10 times faster.

 

You shouldn’t have to mindlessly tend to your skin. Give these refreshing tips a try and let us know which idea made you excited to wash your face.

 

 

Health & Beauty Tips

At reVive Light Therapy, we are committed to sharing health and beauty tips to enrich your life. Everyone deserves to live an empowered life and we want to help you get there. If you suffer from acne, wrinkles, or pain, our light therapy products can help.

Sources

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Stallings, A. F., MD, & Lupo, M. P., MD, FAAD. (2009, January 2). Practical Uses of Botanicals in Skin Care. Retrieved August 4, 2017, from https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2958188/

 


7 Beauty Hacks for Coconut Oil

Coconut oil beauty hacks

That jar of coconut oil sitting in your pantry is about to be gone.

A long time ago, coconut oil was a random cooking aid your great grandma swore by. Now, coconut oil has taken on a life of its own by appearing not only in the kitchen, but the bathroom, gym bag, and travel kit. This stuff not only makes food taste good, but helps your natural beauty shine through. (Ugh, can we get more cliché?)

Coconut oil has many beauty benefits but we are going to spill our 7 favorites. After reading this article, you’re going to want to try them yourself.

Hair

Coconut oil is a life saver for your hair. It can be used in the shower as a conditioner and a post shower frizz tamer. After shampooing, use the coconut oil to coat the ends of your hair then massaging the oil into your scalp. Then slap on a shower cap for an hour to let the oil do its thing. Rinse out and voila- beautifully conditioned hair that smells bomb, too.

Shaving cream

Two shower uses for coconut oil?! Scoop out some coconut from the jar, warm up between your palms and smooth out on dry or wet skin. Grab your handy dandy razor to remove the pesky stubble.

Body moisturizer

After your shower (or bath), pat dry then warm up the coconut oil between your palms and slather on like you would a traditional lotion. Plus, you’ll smell like an island goddess.

Makeup remover

Do you have different makeup removing products for different types of makeup? Coconut oil will remove all kinds of makeup from your body. Yes, even waterproof mascara. Coconut oil is a cost effective way to remove makeup from your skin.

Prevent split ends

If you must skip a hair appointment, use coconut oil to save your ends until you can see your stylist. While your hair is dry, warm up the coconut oil between your palms and run the oil through the ends. This will help protect hair from splitting.

Oil pulling

Put a halt to your halitosis and try swishing around coconut oil in your mouth. Swish for up to 20 minutes then spit the oil out in the trash can (not the sink!). Oil pulling may help detoxify the body of chemicals and help strengthen gums.

Lip scrub

Exfoliate your lips with a healthier alternative. Just by mixing coconut oil and brown sugar, you can create a thick consistency- perfect for a scrub. Once you’ve exfoliated, wash off the scrub, pat dry, and lock in moisture with coconut oil to prevent chapped lips.

Here at reVive Light Therapy, we are committed to sharing health and beauty tips related to light therapy or not. Everyone deserves their best life. We’re interested in helping you get there with one holistic article at a time.

Do you have any other coconut beauty tips? Let us know in the comments below how you use coconut oil as part of your beauty regimen.

 

Health & Beauty Tips

At reVive Light Therapy, we are committed to sharing health and beauty tips to enrich your life. Everyone deserves to live an empowered life and we want to help you get there. If you suffer from acne, wrinkles, or pain, our light therapy products can help.

Sources
Oil pulling for maintaining oral hygiene – A review. (2016, June 6). Retrieved July 20, 2017.

Toggle Your Wet, Bacteria-Laden Bath Towels — Your Personal Hygiene Will Thank You

Toggle Your Towels for All Around Cleaner Skin

Uncovering the dirty truth behind towel usage, care, and storage for your best skin.

You wouldn’t use your daily toothbrush to clean your toilet, would you? Of course not!

So why would you use the same bath towel for all your body parts? It may look clean, but that doesn’t mean you should use the “one towel, three uses” method.

Golden rule: designate separate towels for your face, hands, hair, and body.

While soap is a major contributor to killing viruses and bacteria, the hand towel collects dust, oil, moisture and germs. When you use that towel to dry your face, you’re transferring the grossness too. And you wonder where those random acne breakouts come from…

Remember: to avoid breakouts, designate separate towels for your face, hands, hair, and body.

Golden rule: wash towels often.

Change your hand towels at least every two days. Swap out your face towels after every use. Body/bath towels are durable and can withstand up to three uses before washing.

If you can’t always swap out face towels, our blue acne LED light therapy devices will also kill acne-causing bacteria on your face.

Golden rule: trash towels every couple years.

If the towel is properly taken care of, the lifespan of the towel can range. Although if the towel is used regularly, it may need to be replaced every 2 years.

Towel care best practices and how to wash towels

  • Wash body towels together. Food for thought: don’t wash with that bacteria-laden towel you used to clean dog pee or with the jeans with the caked-on cow feces.
  • When washing towels, never use fabric softeners, as the waxy buildup can deteriorate the fibers and decrease towel absorbency.
  • Wash with hot water, which can help kill some germs.
  • If you must re-use any towels, be sure to hang-dry them on a rack or towel hooks so your towels become fully dry. The slightest dampness can result in mildew or mold and cause illness.
  • We’re not saying don’t use health club towels. But it wouldn’t hurt to use your own.

 

The only thing you should be sharing is this article. Not germs.

Health & Beauty Tips

At reVive Light Therapy, we are committed to sharing health and beauty tips to enrich your life. Everyone deserves to live an empowered life and we want to help you get there. If you suffer from acne, wrinkles, or pain, our light therapy products can help.

Why So Salty? How to Get Rid of Bags Under Eyes and Puffy Eyes

What comes to mind when you read the word “micronutrient”? To most, it’s a foreign word, but to the nutritional community it refers to crucial vitamins and minerals that every human needs in order to function.

Common salt contains sodium, which is a micronutrient essential for human life. But it’s a double-edged sword. Consume too little salt, and you could experience headaches, nausea, muscle cramps, and worse, potentially life-threatening conditions. Consume too much salt, and you may experience high blood pressure, edema, and/or loss of calcium.

Over Indulgence in Salt = Bags Under Eyes

Excess salt intake is thought to cause the body to retain water and bloat, which can affect your under eye appearance.

What’s a person to do? First, examine your diet by recalling what you consumed and referring to the nutrition facts to determine the culprit. Pay close attention to the sodium Seriously, you have no excuse. Smart phones have made it absurdly easy to track macronutrients and micronutrients with apps available for download.

It’s also known that processed foods tend to contain too much sodium. Be aware that the frozen food section of your grocer is laced with higher levels of sodium in order to preserve the food for longer periods of time. Additionally, fatty meats, canned beans, and other foods you may can contain high amounts of sodium.

So are you serious about getting rid of those puffy eyes? Really serious? Your first step should be to prepare fresh, home-cooked meals.

After that, if you find that salt has still stolen your glow, give these home remedies a try:

  • Drink water. Salt may lead the body to water retention. To de-bloat and de-bag, drink plenty of water.
  • Eat potassium-rich foods. Bananas, avocados, spinach, sweet potato, coconut water, yogurt and other potassium-rich foods will reduce water retention.
  • Drink a diuretic such as no-sugar-added cranberry juice. Mayo Clinic suggests that drinking a diuretic can help rid the body of excess sodium.
  • Apply cool cucumber slices or tea bags over the eyes for 20 minutes. The combination of cool + vitamins soothes the skin and reduces swelling of fragile under-eye skin.
  • You can also apply chilled spoons or frozen bags of peas if you’re in a real time-crunch. If you can’t find 20 minutes per day, how about 5 minutes? Your eyes will respond to the TLC, we promise.
  • Our anti-aging light therapy devices can help rejuvenate under eye skin. Amber light reduces the appearance of swelling and inflammation.

For eye’s sake, put down the salt! What other life hacks do you have for treating under-eye bags?

Health & Beauty Tips

At reVive Light Therapy, we are committed to sharing health and beauty tips to enrich your life. Everyone deserves to live an empowered life and we want to help you get there. If you suffer from acne, wrinkles, or pain, our light therapy products can help.

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Sodium content in major brands of U.S. packaged foods. (2016, July 28). Retrieved July 20, 2017.
Diuretics. (2016, June 10). Retrieved July 20, 2017.
Why do bags form below our eyes?. Retrieved July 20, 2017.