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Valentines Day Ideas for Your Partner, BFF and YOU!

Valentines Day Ideas for Your Partner, BFF and YOU!

Valentines Day is coming up and I wanted to share a few ideas for fun and unique gift ideas. Giving the gift of self-care and pampering is one of my favorite ways to show my love and I also love receiving this type of a thoughtful gift.

For Men: 

Men are not different than women in that they need to use the right products for their skin type. One thing I have noticed with the male clients I have is that like to keep it simple.

I started my husband with just one product to keep his routine super quick and simple. The REPAIR toner is perfect for soothing mens skin after shaving and keeping the skin hydrated if they are not using anything at the moment,  this is a great product to start with. 

For your BFF:

While I was single, I loved gifting my best friend or 'Gal'entine a special gift and having a fun girls night to celebrate Valentines Day.

The TREATMENT is the perfect gift to pamper your BFF and allow him or her to relax with an at-home facial! Make it even more fun and do the TREATMENT together! 

For yourself:

Don't forget about you! A special way to incorporate facial massage on yourself is to use a Gua Sha tool. Using the gua sha on a nightly basis has been an amazing ritual and I am loving the results I am seeing. 

It is always by my side when I watch TV and I love how relaxed and ready for bed I feel after using it. I also love to use this tool on my kids, they absolutely love it and request it before bed! 

Pairing this with our REBOOT restorative oil helps the tool glide smoothly and the oil has a beautiful aroma to add to the experience. 

Whether you have a partner or your single, I hope you enjoy this Valentines Day! 

 

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Got Acne? You are not alone!

Got Acne? You are not alone!

I have been hearing many more people talking about acne breakouts this year than in the past. I want to talk about what causes us to breakout and what we can do about it. 

Globally we are experiencing a pandemic, hello 2020, thanks for bringing allllll the stress! Stress impacts our hormones, causing our sebaceous glands to produce more oil. This in turn can lead to clogged pores and breakouts. 

Another reason some of us are breaking out is because of the facial masks we are wearing. Unfortunately, wearing a mask can lead to breakouts because bacterial buildup, irritation from the mask rubbing on the skin and sweat/debris clogging the pores. "Maskne" as it is referred to, is experiencing acne around the area on our face where the mask is worn. There are a few things we can do to help minimize this such as: 

  • Washing your reusable mask each time its worn
  • Washing your skin before putting on the mask 
  • Using a toner right after you remove it that is hydrating and antibacterial
  • Using ingredients like Hyaluronic acid to protect the skin while wearing the mask

Although my line isn't targeted for acne and breakouts, I have seen great results from my clients who are dealing with this. I have clients who have thought the only way to treat acne is to be aggressive, overly exfoliate and strip the skin to remove the oil. After trying a more gentle approach and using products that help heal they have seen amazing results!

Here are a few tips for treating breakouts that might not be what you think:

    1. Hydrate! Yes it seems like that would make it worse but hydrating the skin with water based ingredients will help balance the skin helping it to not overproduce oil
    2. Use Anti-inflammatory ingredients-Soothe the inflammation with calming ingredients such as white tea, arnica and lavender. 
    3. Add in an ingredient to help heal and protect the skin barrier like Hyaluronic Acid. This will help protect and soothe at the same time. 

Throughout the Simply Jess line I am happy to say we have been able to help heal many skin conditions with this more gentle and natural approach. Acne has been no exception! Have you experienced breakouts more than normal this year? What have you done to help this issue?

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3 Reasons to Use a Toner!

3 Reasons to Use a Toner!

This week we are talking about toner! I have been using a spray toner for over 20 years, this has been one of my favorite steps in my skin care routine. The thing I love about toner is that you can use it throughout the day and it enhances the other steps in our routine.

Toner has been one of the most asked about products as well. Many of my clients did not see it as a major player in skin care and did not use it. They did not understand the function of toner and what the point was! Today I am going to highlight three reasons I love toner and how to use it!

  1. Use toner to complete the cleansing process. 

After cleansing the skin, you can tone to make sure your makeup is fully removed by spraying toner onto a cotton round and swiping all over your skin.

     2. Spray toner before you apply your treatment products.

Treatment products and serums are best absorbed when the skin is damp. It acts as a delivery system for the treatment step. A spray toner is best used right before the serums are applied for best results.

     3. Apply toner to set your make-up.

A great way to help your make-up looking its best all day is to set it with a toner. This keeps your make-up looking fresh and skin looking hydrated. 

 

My facial toner REPAIR, was the first product I came out with for the face because I have been such a fan of toner! I added lavender floral water as its base so I could have a relaxing element added. I love to use this throughout the day, keeping it at my desk or taking it on the run. It keeps my skin hydrated, protected from the elements and me feeling calm! 

Do you use toner? What is your favorite benefit you see? 

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