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1. Only use the most gentle organic plant based products. Avoid active serums, any type of exfoliation, and use a non-foaming cleanser.

2. Nourish your skin with essential fatty acids, peptides, and antioxidant protection that also replenishes the skin. The High tech copper peptides and the Caviar luxury lifting serum are effective, deeply nourishing plant based organic treatments.

3. Cushion and protect your barrier with the most hydrating moisturizer. The Peptide collagen repair cream will help with the driest of skin without feeling heavy. It is rich in milk protein & collagen and elastin amino acids.

4. Seal in all the nourishment with a protective finishing serum. The Glow boosting hydrating serum supports the most fragile, dehydrated skin. While well known for firming, lifting, and leaving a glow, it also significantly improves moisture levels while preventing water loss.

Did you know you could have a compromised barrier even if you aren’t showing signs yet? If you use strong actives continually, receive peels, laser, or microdermabrasion, or even use a foaming cleanser, over time your skin can become sensitized.

It’s always a great idea to give your skin a well deserved break from external aggressors.

Choose a holistic skincare brand that is toxic free, like I’m Fabulous Cosmetics; a brand with products that are free of artificial perfumes, colors, and mineral oils. Their unique scents, hues, and textures originate solely from their natural components, keeping them as close as possible to their raw, fresh and powerful ingredients. They are cruelty-free and have never been tested on animals. All the products are manufactured in small batches in the United states, to allow for the freshest products to their customers.

Atopic dermatitis, also commonly called eczema, can affect the skin in various places, including the neck, hands, face, and eyelids. Atopic dermatitis can be sensitive to particular chemicals, including cosmetics, since it damages the skin barrier, causing cracks or gaps in the outer layers of the skin. Makeup and other moisturizers can irritate the delicate skin of the face, resulting in burning, stinging, and aggravating the symptoms.

How to choose the right Makeup for Eczema?

If you have atopic dermatitis and use cosmetics, even if only sometimes and not regularly, you do not have to give up wearing Makeup!  We’ve got some pointers for picking the appropriate cosmetics, putting them together, and looking for specific components and products that are good for the skin and those to avoid.

What ingredients should you avoid for Eczema prone-skin?

Avoiding products with additional scents and preservatives when choosing Makeup for your skin is a smart idea. Butylparaben and methylparaben are two preservatives that might cause extra skin redness and irritation. A smart option is to look for items that contain oil, such as neem oil, which is a natural preservative.

If the product has salicylic or glycolic acid, these compounds can dry out the skin, and dry skin is frequently a cause for an atopic dermatitis flare. Products marketed as hypoallergenic or ideal for sensitive skin might also be beneficial to use because they contain fewer ingredients. Testing Makeup on a tiny patch of skin before applying it to the face is a smart approach to determine whether the product is irritating to the skin.

How to Apply Makeup with Eczema?

1. Use Moisturizer as a Base Layer

Applying a foundation layer is a key step in makeup application. An excellent moisturizer base layer is essential for persons with atopic dermatitis. Reading the components of your moisturizer is just as important as reading the ingredients of any cosmetics you buy. Moisturizing characteristics are provided by products containing shea butter or ceramides.

SPF & Hyaluronic acid 

While salicylic and glycolic acids are known to dry up the skin, moisturizers containing hyaluronic acid keep moisture on the skin without being unpleasant. If you are prescribed a topical medicine for atopic dermatitis on your face, you should use it before applying Makeup. 

Another element you want in your base is an SPF, since no matter what season of the year it is; winter, spring, summer, or fall, you always want to be protected from the sun’s damaging rays.

2. Use Fingers to Apply Makeup

While brushes of all sizes and shapes are available alongside cosmetic goods, it turns out that when it comes to applying Makeup when you have atopic dermatitis, your fingers are your best friend. Using clean fingertips rather than brushes to apply cosmetics may make a big impact. 

Even if you clean your brushes regularly, they might harbor hidden microorganisms. Dabbing Makeup on rather than spreading or smearing it on is also a smart approach to avoid irritating the skin further. Irritated skin will undoubtedly flare up if you distribute Makeup and bacteria on it, so wash your hands carefully and apply Makeup with your fingers to freshly cleansed and moisturized skin.

3. Use Color Correcting Concealers

You may remember from your school days when you learned about the color wheel that green is right opposite red on the color wheel, which implies they are complimentary colors. Because complementary colors cancel each other out, green will be able to assist cover red in cosmetics! 

When there is a flare-up, dry, red patches are frequent symptoms. A green color-correcting concealer may be a terrific addition to your makeup bag for occasions when you need to cover up those blotches. Color correcting concealers exist in various hues and are often designed to address specific complexion issues, so always check the labels for ingredients and patch test before using.

4. Use Cream-Based Products

Avoid powdered products and instead, go for cream-based products. The powder will simply irritate your skin and make it more prone to eczema flare-ups. Choose cream foundations over powder or liquid foundations since they are gradually dry and set into the skin. Instead of powder highlighter and bronzer, consider a cream-based stick highlighter and bronzer. Cream formulations are balmy and do not irritate the skin.

5. Always Remove Your Makeup Properly

It’s critical to remove your Makeup at the end of the day to avoid aggravating existing issues. Makeup removers may be problematic since some include substances that dry up the skin more, so selecting a mild makeup remover that won’t affect the skin’s pH balance or lipids is essential.

If you’re going to use a face cleanser, be sure it’s fragrance-free, preservative-free, soap-free, and formaldehyde-free. It’s also advisable to avoid products that include surfactants, which help bind oil and grime but can rob the skin of its natural lipids, which help keep moisture in.

While entrepreneurs may love making their dreams come true and building a business, they often forget to take time for themselves. Self-care is essential for everyone, but especially so for those who wear several professional hats. Tending to physical, mental, and emotional health helps business owners maintain focus and deliver their all to whatever they do. These insights can help entrepreneurs achieve more by focusing on themselves with the same intensity they give to their businesses.

Breathe

While everyone breathes all the time, intentional breathing eases stress, clears the mind, and improves concentration. Taking deep, full breaths helps to lower blood pressure, lessen anxiety and slow the heart. Taking a few minutes to breathe with intention and engage in other relaxation techniques such as meditation assists entrepreneurs to recalibrate their focus.

Exercise

Busy business people may feel they don’t have time for exercise, but breaking up a routine into small chunks typically helps them overcome the hurdle. Going for a brisk walk before or after work or during lunch can do wonders for one’s physical and psychological health. Forming an exercise group with other entrepreneurs could be a great way to network and learn how to fit exercise into a busy schedule. 

Form an LLC

While not a standard example of self-care, forming an LLC when you run a business can take off a lot of the stress that comes with being an entrepreneur. Forming an LLC may not only help bring in more business, but it also offers limited liability, tax benefits, less paperwork, and more flexibility. Those looking to avoid expensive lawyer fees can either file the legal forms themselves or use a formation service like ZenBusiness

Outsource Duties

Depending on their business sector, entrepreneurs may have several administrative tasks to learn and complete on their own, such as bookkeeping and accounting. While business owners often use software to take care of such jobs, they may be better off hiring a professional to handle the tasks for them. That way, they receive personalized service and stand less risk of violating the law or unintentionally undercutting their business potential. 

Enjoy a Home Spa Day

It’s unnecessary to spend a lot of money to book a day at the spa when I’m Fabulous offers plenty of products for home use. Something as simple as dry brushing, followed by a relaxing soak in the tub with a moisturizing mask, or applying a face peel goes a long way in providing stress relief. Even better, a home spa day helps entrepreneurs look and feel their best.

Eat Healthily

Nutrients, vitamins, and supplements help business owners keep going while feeling great. It’s easy to fall back on unhealthy food when you don’t have much time or energy to cook, but advanced meal-prepping or making large batches of healthy dishes makes eating right easier.

Another benefit of healthy eating is a possible reduction in doctor’s visits and the resulting bills. As stated by the CDC, adopting healthy eating practices can help ward off many chronic illnesses. So look for ways to make healthy living an easy option. Keep filtered water on hand, as well as healthy snacks, and opt for smaller plates to keep your portions under control. 

While entrepreneurs don’t have to be in the business of self-care, they should partner with it. Taking time to enrich your life is vital. It’s a business and personal relationship that gives back in more ways than one. 

If you need more guidance in learning how to take better care of your skin, book a skincare consultation through I’m Fabulous today!

Plant regeneration at the cellular and tissue level is a unique process. Similar to animals, the stem cells in plants have properties that help stimulate and regenerate plants after injury. The unique properties of plant stem cells have been a recent area of interest and focus both in developing new cosmetics and studying how these extracts/phytohormones will influence animal skin.

This special report focuses on the current evidence-based trends in plant stem cell-based cosmetics and sheds light on the challenges that we need to overcome in order to see meaningful changes in human skin using topical cosmetics derived from plant stem cells.

In plants, these cells live in the meristems of plants,”says Dr. Loral, MD. “They help and regenerate live plants after they have an injury.”

The same comes in how the cells act, though. “Stem cells have the ability to self renew and self repair, just like human stem cells,”. “The difference is that the plant ones actually have stronger antioxidant properties than human cells because plants are stationary. They have to protect themselves from the insults of weather.”

Skin care benefits

When use in skin-care products, the stem cells are not live, but you get the same benefits of antioxidants, amino acid content, and ability to boost collagen synthesis from these stem cell extracts.

One exciting area of research for stem cells is in treating skin problems, such as wrinkles, visible capillaries and sun damage. In the basal layer of the epidermis (the deepest layer of the outer surface of the skin), stem cells divide and replace lost or dying cells.

They also repair the skin when it suffers injury. The epidermis is in a constant state of renewal—sloughing cells every single day—so it requires non-stop cell replacement. Therefore it’s essential that we optimize epidermal stem cell population throughout our lives, even as we age.

As our skin faces its daily assaults—environmental toxins, excess sun exposure, improper nutrition—we run the risk of overwhelming the epidermal stem cells. When this happens, stem cells might not be able to keep up with the demand of cellular turnover, resulting in an excess of damaged cells and, eventually, aged and damaged skin.

Edelweiss (Leontopodium alpinum) is an herbaceous plant that grows on mountain ranges from the Pyrenees and Alps to the Himalayas. Over time it has developed many natural defenses in order to survive the extreme climates in which it grows. It has powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.

In a recent study, 30 participants applied a cream containing Edelweiss stem cells to their faces twice daily for 40 days.

The cream was found to reduce wrinkle depth of the eye contour area by 15 percent after only 20 days. Edelweiss stem cells also seem to be helpful in preventing collagen loss, firming and restructuring the skin, and preventing aging and sun damage.

I’m Fabulous Cosmetics, organic plant based skin care brand, created a few products with plant stem cells.

Plant Stem Cells Boost collagen production and regenerate the skin to delay signs of aging!

What is Jeuveau?

Jeuveau is a prescription medicine that is injected into muscles and used in adults for a short period of time (temporary) to improve the look of moderate to severe frown lines between the eyebrows (glabellar lines). Jeuveau stops your nerves from telling your facial muscles to flex, temporarily smoothing moderate to severe lines between the brows. However, Jeuveau can cause serious side effects, including allergic reactions, heart or eye problems.

How does Jeuveau work?

When injected, Jeuveau temporarily prevents your nerves from telling your facial muscles to flex. The result? In clinical trials, Jeuveau was shown to temporarily improve the appearance of moderate to severe frown lines.

Most people still automatically turn to this compound when they want to smooth away crow’s feet and frown lines, but today, their options are more varied. Similar injectables, like Dysport, Xeomin, and now Jeuveau, allow patients to experiment with multiple neuromodulators. Though all of these products share the same basic mechanism of action, they have some important differences. Knowing the pros and cons of each product can help you achieve the results you want while working within your budget. 

Jeuveau and BOTOX are made by different manufacturers and produced in different countries. BOTOX is made by Allergan and manufactured in Ireland, whereas Jeuveau is made by Evolus and produced in South Korea. Jeuveau also uses a slightly different form of botulinum toxin than BOTOX: BOTOX contains onabotulinumtoxinA and Jeuveau contains prabotulinumtoxinA. According to clinical trials, both compounds share a similar safety profile and are equally effective for treating dynamic wrinkles. 

Botox is one of the most popular injectable cosmetic treatments on the market. That’s not surprising as it’s been approved by the FDA for cosmetic use since 2002. In 2019, however, a new botulinum toxin for cosmetic use came to life. It’s called Jeuveau (a name with a lot of vowels!) and offers many of the same benefits as Botox. Some people even refer to it as “Newtox.” So, is Jeuveau better than Botox?

How Botox and Jeuveau Work

You won’t notice a major difference between a Botox and Jeuveau treatment. During treatment, one of our expert providers will gently inject the neurotoxin formula into certain facial muscles. The neurotoxin will stop the nerve impulses that cause wrinkles and an aged appearance. 

Both Botox and Jeuveau are great options if your primary concern is dynamic wrinkles. These are wrinkles like crow’s feet and frown lines that deepen whenever you express yourself. One of the greatest advantages of these treatments is their rapid onset (within a few days). 

Also, several studies have shown that Jeuveau may give longer-lasting results than Botox. Most patients enjoy beautiful results for three to four months. Duration of effect can vary from patient to patient, however, and for some people, Botox lasts longer. 

The company behind Jeuveau® is Evolus. They were convinced that they wanted to enter the medical aesthetics industry. 

The largest category in this sector is neurotoxins. Wrinkle reduction is the most popular procedure and Allergan has been dominating the market. 

It owns 70% of the market share while Dysport has captured 20% and Xeomin only has 10%. 

Neurotoxins generate a $1.2 billion revenue on the U.S. alone. With another player in the field, the sales for these companies will drop and there will be a tough competition for the customers.

Understanding Pricing

All of the injectable muscle relaxants like Botox® arrive from the manufacturer as a freeze-dried powder in sterile vials. In order to be able to inject them, they have to be mixed with a liquid. Depending on the intended use, specific amounts of saline solution are added to each vial to produce the desired concentration.

The number of units delivered with each injection determines the degree and duration of results. For example, with Botox® Cosmetic, it takes about 20 units to relax the average woman’s frown muscles adequately for a full three months but using 40 units can produce up to six months of relaxation. 

There’s a lot of variation in how many units of neuromodulator each person needs depending on the size and distribution of their muscles. In general, most women will need about 60 to 70 units of Botox to relax the three most commonly treated areas ( foreheads, frown lines, and crow’s feet). Men usually need up 25-50% more units than women for each area because of the larger size & strength of their corresponding facial muscles.

The number of units used with Botox and Jeuveau are essentially the same but Dysport requires about 2.5 units for every unit of Botox or Jeuveau. The price per treatment is usually the same regardless of the medication chosen.

What Are Copper Peptides?

Copper peptides are naturally occurring complexes that have been used for a variety of purposes in skin and hair care products since the 1990s. The complexes are a combination of the element copper and three amino acids. In the human body, copper peptides are found in trace amounts in blood plasma, saliva and urine. When used in skin care products, copper peptides can be made in a laboratory setting by combining a solution that contains copper with a substance that is similar to a protein powder.

Why Copper Peptides Are Blue?

The natural role of these peptides as found in human plasma includes supporting a wide range of skin health functions like maintaining normal immune function, collagen synthesis, fibroblast production and anti-inflammatory responses. The inclusion of Copper Peptides offers a natural blue tint to the formula.

Benefits of Copper Peptides for Skin

Copper peptides work as antioxidants and are also thought to stimulate collagen and elastin production, which can help soften the appearance of fine lines.” Keep in mind that the key phrase here is that copper peptides are thought to boast these benefits.

Another benefit is that it can help with acne by normalizing the bacterial concentration on the skin.

Formally called polypeptides, they may specifically stimulate more collagen production in your skin, which may address concerns like:

The connective tissue growth caused by copper peptides may also benefit your hair by reducing breakage and promoting overall growth.

There are also a few studies that say copper peptides do this so well, they produce more collagen than vitamins A (retinoids) and C, two of the most powerful anti-aging superheroes ever.

Can Copper Peptides Help Hair Grow?

Yes! Copper peptides will possibly stimulate hair follicles, so they receive adequate oxygen and nutrients to produce new hair growth. Copper is one of the micronutrients needed to produce melanin. This is a compound that’s responsible for the color of your hair, as well as your eye and skin color.

In addition to promoting new hair growth, copper peptides may potentially thicken existing strands. It’s thought that enlarged hair follicles may produce this effect. However, more human studies are needed to determine whether copper peptides can actually provide such benefits.

There is different skin care brands with copper peptide but so far for 2021 the most concentrate products found is the I’m Fabulous Cosmetics High tech copper peptides serum with a concentration of 10% copper peptides. An amazing super potent serum that is ship fresh from their lab and you will mix together when you receive it and keep it refrigerated.

What Causes Adult Acne?

Acne is no fun! And there are many reasons you can break out as an adult. Stress or changes in your hormone levels, like menopause or switching or stopping birth control pills, are two possibilities.

Some medications, including lithium, anti-seizure drugs, and corticosteroids, can cause acne.

Your dermatologist can help you figure out why your acne is happening. In some cases, it may be related to another condition.

Hormone imbalance is a major factor when it comes to acne. Think of adolescence, when estrogen and testosterone flood the body for the first time and cause those much-loathed teenage breakouts. Or the menstrual cycle, when fluctuating estrogen levels contribute to cyclical breakouts.

But estrogen and testosterone are not the only hormones that affect the skin. Insulin is one of the body’s master hormones, and high levels of insulin aggravate acne. “Insulin stimulates oil glands,” says holistic and integrative dermatologist Lila Yenn, MD.

Boost your detoxification pathways. The liver is the body’s main organ of detoxification. In the first phase of detoxification, toxins (including used-up hormones) are shuttled to the liver to be broken down. In phase two, the liver sends these broken-down toxins back out into the body to be eliminated. Elimination happens in one of three ways: through sweat, urine, and the bowels. You can optimize the detox process at every step of the way.

Eating cruciferous vegetables (the broccoli and cauliflower family, for example) is one of the best ways to support liver function; getting regular exercise or making use of other sweat therapies (like infrared sauna) boosts sweat; staying hydrated keeps the bladder moving, and a high-fiber diet does the same for the bowels.

What else can I do to clear hormonal acne?

  1. Wash your face with the I’m Fabulous TCA Cleanser in the morning and again in the evening.
  2. Apply no more than a pea-size amount of any acne product. Applying too much can dry out your skin and increase irritation.
  3. Use the
  4. I’m Fabulous TCA Toner every evening after washing your face, this will help clear up your pores and control the oil secretion.
  5. Use the I’m Fabulous Vitamin C hydrating serum in the morning and the I’m Fabulous Blemish potion in the evening after the TCA toner.

It can also be related to micronutrient deficiencies or compromised bacteria in the gut, which manifests in your dermal layers.

Poor digestion, or slow or compromised detoxification, can play a role, too. If detox is sluggish, if you aren’t breaking down hormones internally, your skin will show it because the skin is the largest organ of detoxification.

Food that might trigger your acne:

Some foods that trigger spikes in insulin include:

  • pasta
  • white rice
  • white bread
  • sugar

Because of their insulin-producing effects, these foods are considered “high-glycemic” carbohydrates. That means they’re made of simple sugars.

Some skin-friendly food choices include:

  • yellow and orange fruits and vegetables such as carrots, apricots, and sweet potatoes
  • spinach and other dark green and leafy vegetables
  • tomatoes
  • blueberries
  • whole-wheat bread
  • brown rice
  • quinoa
  • turkey
  • pumpkin seeds
  • beans, peas, and lentils
  • salmon, mackerel, and other kinds of fatty fish
  • nuts

Dry skin can have causes that aren’t due to underlying disease. Examples include dry environment, frequently washing hands, inadequate hydration, swimming in a chlorinated pool, living in an area with dry climate, or jobs that are rough on the hands such as mechanics or farming.

What skin type do you have?

Many people are unsure what type of skin they have, and this leads to using the wrong products. Which of the below resonates? Don’t forget that you can have combination oily/dry skin, and that dry skin can be normal or also sensitive.

  • Dry – can’t get enough cream? Flaky or rough skin?
  • Oily – if your skin is often greasy-feeling or extra shiny, you likely have oily skin.
  • Combination – a mix of areas that are dry and oily.
  • Normal – no notable problems, and not sensitive to most products.
  • Sensitive – likely reacts to common products, stinging or burning after use.

If the description of dry skin resonates with you, it’s important to keep a few tips in mind.

Choose Products & Ingredients Carefully

Before we get into active skin care tips, all products you use should be organic and fee of toxic ingredients, carefully chosen to avoid worsening dry skin or making it unhappy in general.

Dry skin can handle heavier oils, and indeed often should use them, but there are certain actives and additional ingredients to avoid.

Ingredients to Avoid if You Have Dry Skin

  • Alcohol (except for hand sanitizer)
  • Alpha-hydroxy acid (AHA)
  • Fragrance, including deodorant soaps
  • Retinoids
  • Sulfate
  • Paraben
  • Astringents
  • Harsh or too-strong cleansers
  • Anything you’ve found to cause irritation

Fabulous heavier plant oils and strong emollients and humectants can add and help maintain moisture in your skin. In addition, some skin-safe acids are wonderful to alleviate dry skin.

Ingredients to Use if You Have Dry Skin

  • Coconut Oil
  • Jojoba Oil
  • Shea Butter
  • Honey
  • Goat Milk
  • Aloe Vera
  • Glycerin
  • Hyaluronic Acid

Baths and showers

Tempting as it is to linger in a hot bath or shower, this is one of the worst habits for dry skin. Too-hot water dries skin out, leaving dry skin even drier. Try to keep showers only warm, rather than hot, and limit your time in them. Be sure to moisturize skin as soon as you get out, too.

Stay away from hot Jacuzzi!

Use a gentle cleanser

As you might have guessed, dry skin needs only a gentle cleanser. If your skin feels tight immediately after washing and drying your face, the cleanser is probably too drying for your skin type. We recommend using a cleanser meant for dry skin or a cream cleanser to help restore hydration as you remove oils and dirt.

Check out some of great cleansers:

Hydrate!

Whether caused by genetics, temperature changes or chemical irritants, dry skin needs the right skincare products designed to increase the skin-s water-binding capacities and prevent the loss of moisture from the deepest skin layers. Contact your dermatologist if your dry skin conditions persist or appear to worsen, even with treatment.

Moisturizing is a must to keep all skin types looking plump and healthy, and this is particularly true for dry skin. Find a cream that absorbs well and leaves your skin feeling soft for as long as possible. If needed, use something closer to Vaseline for those extra dry spots that need more love. Additionally, consider carrying around a small, non-greasy hand cream to apply after every hand wash. Exposed to hot water, soil and weather extremes, the skin on your hands can easily become overburdened and damaged. Dry and cracked hands are prone to more serious conditions like eczema and dermatitis. So keep them well moisturized, and protect them with gloves in cold weather, when using cleaning products or gardening.

Here are some of our favorite organic moisturizers for dry skin:

Be careful of hot dry heat

Hot dry heat, just like hot showers, tends to dry skin out. In the winter this becomes particularly noticeable as you spend more time in heated buildings without much moisture in the air. Try to avoid sitting too close to the fire, and consider using a humidifier where possible in dry seasons to give your skin a break.

Humidifier therapy adds moisture to the air to prevent dryness that can cause irritation in many parts of the body. Humidifiers can be particularly effective for treating dryness of the skin, nose, throat, and lips. They can also ease some of the symptoms caused by the flu or common cold.

Summary – How to Care for Dry Skin

Dry skin needs low heat and extra moisture, and with a few simple tweaks to your products and routine, you can help skin stay hydrated and happy. We’d love to know how you cater to dry skin and what products your customers are most into. Your skin should start to feel better quickly. If these changes do not bring relief, you may want to see a dermatologist.

You need to adjust your skincare routine to accommodate seasonal changes. What works for your skin in the winter, won’t quite meet your skin’s needs in the summer.

Sun protection remains a constant. Especially in the summer, when the days are longer and the sun’s UV rays are intense, you want to keep your skin hydrated, bright, and protected.

You should include these skincare basics in your routine: cleanser, toner, serum, moisturizer, and sunscreenEvery day if you will be outside. The sun emits harmful UV rays year-round. Even on cloudy days, up to 80 percent of the sun’s harmful UV rays can penetrate your skin. Your goal is to nourish the skin and protect it from UV rays, without clogging the pores and exacerbating its naturally oily film.

1. Cleanser Tips for Summer Skincare

For most people, summer probably means lots of sweating. And lots of sweating means an increased chance of clogged pores. When the skin is moist from sweat, it’s a magnet for dirt and debris. As dirt, pollutants and random particles stick to your face, they can clog your pores, which creates acne breakouts.

Cleanser Tip: Using a gentle cleanser is key in the summer.

Harsh cleansers that strip the skin barrier should be avoided entirely. Don’t deprive your skin of its natural defense mechanism. Your gentle cleanser should be kind to your skin, but proactive in cleansing the impurities from your skin.

Maintaining the skin’s natural barrier during the heat of the summer is essential for protecting the skin from the sun’s long-lasting UV rays. You want to choose a cleanser that goes below the surface of the skin to remove dirt, debris and residual sunscreen from the pores, without stripping the skin of its natural oils, are prime. 

The heat and humidity trigger sebum production in the skin, which means increased oil production. Increased oil production means increased risk of clogged pores, and we all know what clogged pores lead to… unsightly acne breakouts. 

When it comes to exfoliation, we’ll recommend chemical exfoliants over physical exfoliants in any season. Chemical exfoliants, like BHAs (salicylic acid) and AHAs (glycolic acid), exfoliate the skin on a cellular level. These exfoliants work by breaking down the sugars in the skin to loosen the dead skin cells on the surface. This forces the dead skin cells to shed and new skin cells to generate. 

Use exfoliants only at night, a few nights a week (give or take a night depending on your skin’s sensitivity) and plan to use them a few days before you’ll be in the sun for an extended period of time. Don’t exfoliate the night before you head to the beach.

2. Toner Tips for Summer Skincare

Yes, toner is a must! The right toner will work alongside your skin’s natural composition to balance your skin’s pH levels. Skin pH levels have everything to do with oily skin, dry skin, and every skin type in between. 

The pH scale ranges from 1 to 14, with 7 considered “neutral.” The lower numbers are acidic, while the upper levels are considered alkaline, or nonacidic.

You might be surprised to learn that a healthy skin pH is more on the acidic side. With more acidity, your skin can combat harmful microbes and damaging free radicals that might increase the aging process.

Stay away from toners with alcohol! It’s a common belief that toners with alcohol are an essential step to killing acne-causing bacteria, but it’s also a double-edged sword. Though alcohol does fight bacteria, it also strips the skin of moisture. Alcohol also strips the skin of its natural, protective oils. Just like over-exfoliating, toning the skin with alcohol can make your skin more susceptible to sun damage. Toners are critical after the double cleanse because they remove any impurities your cleansers didn’t catch.

If skin is not at a balanced pH level, it becomes prone to the cycle of excessive dryness followed by too much oil production, and even environmental damage.

Toners facilitate active ingredient penetration from your other skin care products. Think of it as a booster for your vitamin C, retinol, or expensive anti-aging creams.

Aloe vera is natural, antibacterial, and antimicrobial. Using a toner with aloe vera is basically a double-cleanse for your face. Especially in the summer, antibacterial properties in your skincare ingredients are essential for maintaining a fresh, gunk-free complexion. Aloe is also anti-inflammatory, so it can effectively dull any sun-induced redness or irritation on your face. 

I’m Fabulous cosmetics toners have aloe vera as a main ingredient instead or water, zero alcohol and loaded with active raw plant-based ingredients.

Tea tree oil, like our other two toner ingredient must-haves, is a natural ingredient with powerful skincare benefits. This agent is antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory, and has tons of different uses for the body. Tea tree oil is used to clean wounds, to treat psoriasis and eczema, to treat oily skin, itchy skin, dry skin—the list goes on. Toners with tea tree oil will penetrate deep into the pores to kill bacteria at the source.

3. Serum Tips for Summer Skincare

Serums with antioxidants are one of the best ways to nourish and revitalize the skin year-round. Serums are potent, brightening, hydrating, and refreshing. Providing your skin with antioxidants is like giving your skin the gift of vitality. Serums are great!

All forms of sun damage and over exposure to the sun (like hyperpigmentation, dark circles, dull skin, dark spots, wrinkles, and enlarged pores) can be treated with a vitamin C serum. That’s because vitamin C is a miraculous antioxidant. Antioxidants transform the skin on a cellular level, by neutralizing free radicals

Vitamin C should be at the top of your summer skincare list—right beside sunscreen.

4. Moisturizer and Sunscreen Tips for Summer Skincare

Thick moisturizers can leave your skin feeling oily, sticky, and acne-inflamed when the humidity and heat are high in the summer. Choosing moisturizers with hyaluronic acid and peptides, specifically, can hydrate your skin throughout the summer without leaving a film of un-absorbed product on your face. Hyaluronic acid increases the skin’s resilience, increases collagen production, and increases the rate of cellular turnover. Peptides fight fine lines and wrinkles.

Whether you have sensitive skin, oily skin, or combination skin, your skincare routine needs some modifications throughout the seasons if you want your best skin to come.

Sunscreen use can help prevent skin cancer by protecting you from the sun’s harmful ultraviolet rays. Anyone can get skin cancer, regardless of age, gender or race. In fact, it is estimated that one in five Americans will develop skin cancer in their lifetime.


The American Academy of Dermatology recommends everyone use sunscreen that offers the following:

  • Broad-spectrum protection (protects against UVA and UVB rays)
  • SPF 30 or higher
  • Water resistance

Your skin is a protective barrier that keeps you safe against all kinds of infection, that can otherwise harm your body. Don’t you feel that you should be taking precautionary measures to maintain its inner glow and vitality? However, sometimes your skin looks a little less than glowing. 

It can be a condition induced from work overload or perhaps, your skin is dealing with dullness. The word dullness is typically an umbrella term and can encompass a number of skin conditions like lackluster, drying, uneven skin, non-vibrant look, and much more. 

Ever wondered what is the culprit behind your dullness? Well, there can be many reasons but discovering the cause is the initial step that will help restore the glow and radiant complexion. 

Let’s get through the guide to fix some of the most common causes for dull resembling skin. 

Common Reasons For Dull Skin and Remedies to Fix it

  1. Dry and Dehydrated Skin: Imagine a dry and lifeless plant compared to the one that is full of greenery. The same applies to your skin when it’s dehydrated. The lack of moisture makes it dry and dehydrated which eventually imparts a dullness to the skin. 

Apply Hydrating Cleanser and Moisturizer: Switch to a hydrating cleanser that doesn’t take away the natural oil of the skin. Pick a formula that doesn’t suds up unnaturally. 

After washing the face or taking a bath it’s a good time to apply moisturizer on the damp skin. Go for a layer of natural moisturizer with emollients, like sunflower oils, squalane, or ceramides. This will create a light-reflective surface that makes skin appear naturally healthy. 

  1. Excess Dead Skin Cells Buildup: The skin naturally sheds away a layer of dead skin buildup. Although aging, the rate of shedding away can decelerate blocking the new and fresh skin under the shining, adding to the skin’s dullness. 

Add Exfoliation to Your Routine: Surely, you wash your face to remove the regular dirt buildup or the makeup that clings to your skin. However, have you made exfoliation a part of your beauty care routine? 

Exfoliation removes the excess dead skin buildup that clogs the pores. There are mechanical exfoliators like scrubs and brushes while chemical exfoliation includes glycolic, citric, lactic, or salicylic acids. 

  1. Increased Stress: The stress-induced from your professional or personal life can turn to be chronic causing skin inflammation. It can further amplify the skin conditions like acne and rosacea, turning your skin dry and dull. 

Release Stress with Face Massage: Releasing stress from the skin works a great way in restoring moisture. Indulge in a pampering session to massage the skin with moisturizer and creams when you are applying it on the face. Also, keep a check on your dietary intake and practice relaxing meditation and yoga therapy. 

  1. Aging and Wrinkles: Worried about the signs of aging and wrinkles on your skin? This is an inevitable part and there isn’t any chance to skip the process. Quite naturally, the skin registers a depletion in the collagen level with other signs like blemishes and uneven skin tone. 

Stimulate Collagen with Supplements: You can stimulate collagen production in your skin with effective solutions like retinoids and bamboo silica supplements

Retinoids are vitamin A derivatives that boost collagen production and normalize skin cell turnover. Bamboo silica is also a collagen-boosting supplement that also helps to lock the moisture in the skin. 

  1. Lack of Blood Circulation: The natural flush that skin achieves after a workout or jog session is because the body is pumping blood. A lack of blood circulation indicates less nutrition and oxygen being carried to the skin cells which reduces the glow. 

Use of Face Roller: Face rollers are way beyond a pretty inclusion in your dressing table. After applying your favorite moisturizer or serum, consider giving a massage using a roller to increase the blood circulation on the face skin. 

  1. Exposure to Environmental Damage: Exposure to environmental pollution, dust, and germs can have damaging effects on the skin. It can cause loss of collagen, excess pigmentation, skin tanning making it damaged and dull. 

Add an Antioxidant: Consider antioxidants as a friend for your skin when it comes to restoring the damages caused to over-exposure to environmental pollution. Making antioxidants like vitamin C and niacinamide to your beauty care regime can brighten your skin and guard it against free radical damage. 

  1. Stepping Out Without Sunscreen: The harmful UV rays of the sun have a bad reputation for skin darkening and tanning. Additionally, it can break down the skin protein and deplete the moisture barrier adding to dull and fatigue-looking skin.  

Wear Sunscreen Daily: Don’t miss on wearing sunscreen whenever you step out of the house as it a bulletproof remedy. Apply a layer of it to prevent skin from dyspigmentation, spots, and dull structure. 

Never Miss on the Skin Remedies!

There can be many underlying causes that contribute to the dullness of your skin. However, once you detect the reasons, never miss on the remedy. 

It can act as a wonder to replenish the lost charm and glow from your skin.  After all your skin deserves the best practices and care!