Jul 28, 2014

Maintaining a calming, daily skin care routine can inspire you to uncover your own natural beauty and to put your best face forward on an otherwise hectic day.

Your days are often rushed, stressful and just plain busy. You are running at full speed from the time you get up in the morning until you collapse into bed. Studies have shown that this type of lifestyle is taxing on your overall health and wellness. Your busy routines can take it out on your skin, revealing the stresses of your day on your face for everyone to see. When skin is stressed, it can become more sensitive, unbalanced and is easily irritated. As soon as skin shows signs of stress, your natural beauty isn’t able to shine through as much as you would like. It is important to incorporate a calming, relaxing skin care routine into your day. Your skin care routine should be a calming ritual where you forget about your stress.

Developing a calming skin care routine can be as simple as remembering three simple things: clean with a gentle cleanser; remember to moisturize and always remove makeup before bed. Easy, right?

Step 1: Wakeup with a Gentle Cleanser

Start your day off with a soothing, foaming cleanser.

1. Wash and dry your hands.

2. Wet your face
with warm water.

3. Pump two pumps of a foaming cleanser in the palm of your hands and rub your hands together.

4. Apply the cleanser to your face with your hands. Gently rub your fingers in a circular motion on your face.

5. Rinse off the cleanser by splashing water onto your face and dabbing dry with a clean towel.

Because using products with harmful ingredients can dry out and aggravate sensitive skin, it’s important to look for products that are gentle and formulated with natural, calming ingredients. Other key words to look for in a product are: fragrance free, soap free, non-comedogenic and hypoallergenic.

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An effective, yet gentle product like AVEENO® ULTRA CALMING® Foaming Cleanser can be a good choice. Formulated with ACTIVE NATURALS® Calming Feverfew, this product is gentle enough to use every day. Feverfew is a herb similar to chamomile and is known for its calming effects. Not only can feverfew help reduce the appearance of redness; it can help calm and soothe dry, sensitive skin.

Step 2: Rebalance Skin with a Daily Moisturizer

The next step after waking up with a gentle cleanser is to start your day with an oil-free, hypoallergenic, non-comedogenic moisturizer with an SPF of 15 or 30. An effective moisturizer with naturally derived ingredients will rebalance your skin, help reduce the look of redness and protect it from the harmful rays of the sun to keep skin smooth, healthy looking and naturally soft. Once you have washed and dried your face, simply apply moisturizer in a circular motion to your entire face, being careful to avoid your eyes. Now you are ready to put your best face forward and tackle your day!

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Also in the AVEENO® product line is AVEENO® ULTRA CALMING® Daily Moisturizer with SPF 15. Like the foaming cleanser, it also contains naturally calming feverfew and can be the perfect follow-up to the foaming cleanser. By using the same product line with similar ingredients on your face, it can help avoid any possible interactions from product ingredients that may irritate your skin. For a higher SPF you can also try AVEENO® ULTRA CALMING® Daily Moisturizer with SPF 30.

Step 3: Remove the Stresses of the Day

At the end of the day, it’s key to literally remove the stress of the day that has built up on your face including, makeup, oil and dirt that can easily irritate sensitive skin. In keeping with the same product line, AVEENO® has the ULTRA-CALMING® Gentle Make-Up Removing Wipes, made with ACTIVE NATURALS® ingredients that will make makeup removal quick, easy and gentle. Simply use the wipes to wipe away makeup, oil and dirt before crawling into bed for that beauty sleep! We hope AVEENO® brand products inspire women to discover their own natural beauty and well-being. Remember these three easy steps and get into your own daily skin care routine.

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