The Skin Care Routine You Need for Your Acne-Prone Skin

Picture this: You roll out of bed, determined to have a positive attitude and meet any of the day’s challenges with a smile. You stretch, give your dog a good belly rub, then head into the bathroom to get ready for the day. As soon as the overhead light shines on your face and you catch a glimpse of your reflection in the mirror, you pull up short. A giant, red pimple has taken up residence on your chin. Your stomach immediately sinks.

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Reasons Organic Skin Care Is Better for Your Skin and Your Health

You’ve likely walked past the organic food section at your local grocery store or even started buying organic food products yourself. Organic foods are grown without harmful additives, pesticides, and fertilizers, meaning when you buy organic, you can feel better about what you’re putting in your body. However, organic apples and oranges aren’t where the benefits of organic practices stop! If you want to ensure long-term skin health, consider organic skin care. There are a variety of reasons natural skin care is better for your skin and your health, plus more and more beauty suppliers are offering organic skin care options.

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What Is the “Correct” Order of Skin Care Product Application?

Keeping your skin healthy can be difficult when there are so many products to choose from. The ideal order of skin care product application is a hotly debated topic among everyone interested in skin care, from makeup addicts to dermatologists. While everyone’s skin is different and there’s no hard-and-fast rule that applies to the order of skin care product application, there are a few recommended steps to follow if you want to do the best job possible protecting your skin.

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Shira Gift Guide 2021

The holidays are here again! Give the gift of healthy, hydrated skin with organic skincare from Shira Esthetics. Clinical and organic skin care products make great gifts for friends and family this holiday season. Shira has a large selection of natural and organic moisturizers, cleansers, masks, serums and more. In addition to the best organic skin care collection, you can browse Shira’s collagen cream and ceremide moisturizing creams from Shir-Radiance.

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Revive Your Skin’s Moisture Barrier

The underlying cause of dry, irritated, and tight-feeling skin generally boils down to a problem with your skin’s moisture barrier. Moisture barrier damage requires more to correct than just slathering on some lotion or moisturizer. Fortunately, there are some easy fixes for reviving your skin’s moisture barrier and restoring your skin to its healthy, moist, and supple look.

What Is Your Skin’s Moisture Barrier?

The moisture barrier of your skin is the topmost protective layer of the skin anatomy. The protective layer helps the skin retain moisture, and it provides your skin with defense against environmental debris and bacteria. It consists of oils that bind the skin cells together, keeping your skin calm, healthy, and feeling soft. Damage to the moisture barrier from harsh cleansers, over-exfoliation, smoking, dry climates, medications, and more creates openings in the skin that are invisible to the naked eye. These tiny cracks allow irritants in and moisture out, resulting in dry and rough skin.

Is Your Moisture Barrier Damaged?

Your moisture barrier may need some extra attention and TLC if you experience any of the signs below:

  • Crepe skin and fine lines
  • Dehydration
  • Dryness
  • Flakiness
  • Increased breakouts
  • Itchiness
  • Peeling
  • Redness
  • Rosacea
  • Rough skin to the touch
  • Skin feels sensitive
  • Skin is easily irritated
  • Skin rashes such as eczema
  • Stinging or burning sensation after product application
  • Tight feeling

Best Moisturizing Practices

Reviving your skin after damage to your moisture barrier takes some work, but it is doable. Treat your skin the way you would a baby’s skin, meaning be as gentle as possible. Cut back on exfoliation, wash your skin in lukewarm water, wear sunscreen, and choose a gentle cleanser. Avoid fragranced skincare products, select a high-quality moisturizer or serum for daily use, and stay hydrated by drinking lots of water.

How Often Should You Moisturize?

When it comes to moisturizing, more is not always the right answer. Over-moisturizing can leave skin dull and lifeless. As a general rule, moisturize your skin morning and night. Applying moisturizer or face serum right after a bath or shower is the optimum time for application and leaves you feeling pampered.

Pamper yourself every day with spa products from Shira Esthetics. Our product lineup is natural and USDA-certified organic. For more information about our moisturizing products, browse our online store or visit one of our participating spa locations!

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Exfoliation Could Be the Step You’re Missing in Your Skincare Routine

If you have a skincare routine that you follow religiously, you probably already have a trusted face wash or moisturizer you rely on every morning and night. However, there’s another crucial step of your skincare regimen that you’re likely missing: exfoliation. If you don’t already exfoliate regularly, here’s everything you need to know about this highly beneficial skincare habit.

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The Gold Standard of Skincare

When it comes to skin cleansing and hydration, you deserve nothing but the best. You need the Gold Standard of skincare products: Shir-Gold.

These two products from the Shir-Gold line are perfect for rejuvenating normal to dry and mature skin. The all-natural cleansing oil —  infused with ginger, lime, and real gold — help to nourish, hydrate, and enhance the skin’s complexion. The Rose Gold Satin Serum is meant for dry skin that isn’t too sensitive. Browse our store to learn more!

The Gold Standard of Skincare

The key to maintaining healthy, glowing skin? Treat your skin like royalty. With the help of our line of Shir-Gold products — Including the Rose Gold Satin Serum & Deep Cleansing Oil — you can have silky-smooth skin with a youthful glow. See the benefits for yourself in the video below.

Does your skin deserve the royal treatment? It’s a long-term process, but it’s never too late to get started! Check out our selection of Shir-Gold skincare products and give your skin what it deserves: The Gold Standard.