Prepping Skin For Date Night

When date night comes around or any special occasion, including Valentines Day, you can do a few extra things to make your skin look and feel beautiful. Your skin care requires daily maintenance which in the very least means morning and evening cleansing and moisturizing. But here are some tips that will take your skin beyond the ordinary routine into a touch-me skin experience.

Cleansing Dead skin cells, dirt, pollution and oil attach to our skin daily. These particles must be dislodged and washed away with a good cleanser. If you have oily skin try a gel or foam cleanser. If your skin is dry, try a cream cleanser. For date night, try a luxe exfoliating body bar in the bath. Complete a second cleansing on your face to clear your pores. Remember, warm water opens the pores, so rinse with cool water to close pores.

Waxing & shaving. If body hair is a turn off, get rid of it. Before waxing, check your skin for inflammation or open sores as these areas should not be tampered with. Lightly exfoliate, clean and moisturize skin days before waxing. Avoid use of retinol products for up to two weeks before waxing. When shaving, don’t share razors. A women’s razor is designed for female hair growth and a man’s razor for his facial hair growth. If you like shaving in the shower cool the water temperature down before beginning. Shave upward on legs against the way hair grows.

Layer beauty products You may want to add moisturizer right away after cleansing but layering products beginning with the lightest (serums, toner, eye cream) before you moisturize can make these products more effective.

Moisturize Trap moisture in the skin by massaging a luxe wellness hydrating body cream from the neck down after bathing. Go ahead and share a gender-neutral body cream moisturizer with your sweetheart. Take turns massaging the cream onto your bodies. For a clean smooth surface, wait five minutes after applying moisturizer to allow the skin to absorb it, before adding other products. You can brighten your skin by adding facial or body oil after applying the moisturizer. Try a moisturizer that contains hyaluronic acid to plump facial skin and reduce lines.

Makeup Before date night, give your face a break from makeup, especially at night. Your skin needs oxygen in order to complete its natural exfoliating process. Left on makeup can clog pores and increase inflammation that can lead to collagen breakdown and more free radicals. A cellular night cream can nurture your skin during the night hours when blood flow is higher and absorption increases.

After applying lightweight products and waiting the recommended five minutes after moisturizing, apply foundation first and then concealers. Create structure with a bronzer, then add blush. Add a lip balm and let it absorb before applying lipstick. This helps keep lipstick in line and lasting longer. Yasou Skin Care will be introducing a specially formulated lip elixir in 2018 to keep your lips healthy and beautiful.

Colors in eye shadow, liner, mascara and brows should compliment each other. But for date night, go ahead and add some glam by accenting your eyes or lips with color that is out of your ordinary routine. Set your makeup with a powder.

Handholding is a must on date night. Don’t forget to clean up your cuticles, polish your nails and moisturize with a luxe wellness vegan hand cream specially formulated for this layer of skin.

Essence. Add a light aroma of your choice as final preparation for date night and relax. Be you. The first thing your sweetheart may notice is your spirit. These skin care tips can help you feel confident and bring the most romantic side of yourself to the table.

YASOU skin care is Greek inspired and so is the origin of Cupid, a mythical being now associated with Valentine’s Day. He was identified first in Greek mythology as Eros. It was his uniting power of love that brought harmony and order to the chaos of the world. The Greek story of Eros, Psyche and Aphrodite is one of love, loss, and love returning. May love and beauty bring order to your world.

Why Cruelty-Free, Vegan Skin Care Is A Win, Win!

There are many reasons why cruelty-free, vegan skin care products are a better choice but the main reason for cruelty-free products is To Stop Animal Testing!

Vegan and cruelty-free products are two different things, however both provide a safe way to achieve a youthful and beautiful appearance. Vegan skin care and cosmetics have absolutely no animal ingredients used in their production. This means you won’t be using animal fats and other things derived from animals to get your look. Cruelty-free products mean they were never tested on animals.

Greek-inspired YASOU natural skin care believes that every breathing, living soul should be treated with loving kindness and respect from our planet to all of its creatures because only than can we lead a holistic lifestyle, living our lives and healing our bodies through natural remedies.

1) Animal Testing is Cruel and Inhumane. It’s just unnecessary; there are thousands of ingredients that have already been proven to be safe that can be used to create a new product. Technology has also brought us better alternatives for ingredient safety. One of them is Vitro diagnostics, which has many advantages over animal testing, and the other is cell culture tests as well as computer modeling.

Perhaps Anatole France said it best: “Until one has loved an animal, a part of one’s soul remains unawakened.

2) You Can Become Healthier without Animal Testing. Switching to cruelty-free, vegan, products helps you to become aware of natural, plant-derived and non-toxic products that are healthier for you. Mainstream brands can be full of harsh containing toxic chemicals including parabens, sulfates and fragrances that do nothing good for you or your body.

3) Glowing Skin. Vegan, cruelty-free products tend to be plant based products which contain NO by-products in them. Such products give your skin a rejuvenating glow by delivering the most effective anti-aging benefits through combinations of all-natural antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, and botanical extracts that are easily absorbed into your skin.

4) You Can Make A Difference. The way you spend your money communicates your beliefs, values and interests. One way you can get cruelty free right is by supporting companies that are Leaping Bunny certified (Learn more: What’s A Bunny On The Label Mean? )

Communicating your values with your elected officials helps shape their position on an issue. You can help end animal testing for cosmetics in the US by letting your U.S. representative know that it is important to you and by asking him/her to become a co-sponsor of HR 2858 (The Humane Cosmetics Act). It will take just five minutes to email or call your Representative.

5) Vegan Beauty. Most vegan brands are against animal testing and use natural plant based ingredients. Dry skin is known to subside with the use of vegan skin care because the majority of products contain a lot of water. Plant based ingredients are easy for your skin to absorb. Put those two together and you have super hydrated skin all day. Knowing what’s on your skin can give you peace of mind with ingredients you can understand. In the long run, it’s just better for you we promise.

Vegan skin care is better for your skin, the planet, your health and it helps save animals lives!  See all the good ingredients we have in our vegan hand cream and vegan face cream.

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YASOU Skin Care Blog Topics In 2018

Happy 2018! We hope you had wonderful holidays. It’s a new year with new goals and ambitions. Here at YASOU Skin Care we are excited and energized to present skin care posts that educate and entertain. We want to bring you the best and most current topics in natural skin care. We have a lot to talk about! Here are just some of the topics we will cover in this blog during 2018.

Mindful Workouts For Your Skin We all know that good health and glowing skin starts from the inside out and then outside in, but we also want to talk about how to bring awareness to your skin and what that means for your skin care routine.

The Language of Beauty (Clean vs natural, marketing vs facts) With so many new brands and information at our disposal, are we really getting the facts? What’s the difference between organic and natural or green and clean beauty? Is there a difference? We will be bringing you our research insights on this.

+MORE Take a look at our info graphic for more subjects we plan on talking about this year. Make sure you register for our newsletter so you can stay informed about our newest promotions, events, sales and giveaways. Looking forward to 2018 with you.

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