Did you know that sometimes using too much product on your skin can be more detrimental than doing nothing that all? Over-challenging your skin is more common than you may think. For instance, exfoliating too often can irritate your skin, while harsh, chemical ingredients like benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid can dry out your skin and leave it raw and flakey. By comparison, you can easily avoid over-challenging your skin by using skin care products made with natural ingredients that are both calming and potent.

Here are some tips to set you on your way to achieving healthy, balanced and stress-free skin:

#1. Establish a Routine

Life gets busy, but skin care is always important. To help keep it a priority, try mapping out a consistent morning and evening skin care routine that works with your schedule. Find the products that are right for you (remember, everyone’s skin is different) and decide when you want to use what—like SPF in the day, eye cream at night. Write it out and even set reminders if you have to! Regardless of where you are in life, your skin deserves the attention.

#2. (Gently) Remove Your Makeup

It’s important to give your skin a break each night. Removing makeup at the end of the day is imperative to keep skin looking and feeling healthy. However, beware of harsh wipes or cleansers – they may do the trick when it comes to removing your makeup, but with daily use they can strip the moisture from your skin. Instead, we suggest using the Auspect Total Clean Cleanser, which is a natural cleanser that easily clears away your foundation, mascara, etc. without over-challenging or stressing your skin.

#3. Hydrate Your Skin

Not a fan of moisturizer? You should be! Yes, even if you’re prone to oily skin. We face a lot during the day that can strip the moisture from our skin, so it’s important to keep hydrated. If you feel like moisturizer makes your skin too shiny or sticky, try using a smaller amount or experiment with something new! At Auspect, we love our moisturizers, but did you know that serums are a great way to lock in moisture, too? Auspect’s lightweight, non-greasy Vita C Serum is packed with Vitamin C, amino peptides, cellular antioxidants, corrective botanicals, and skin energizing extracts that all combine to give you a softer, brighter-looking complexion!