It’s Your Lucky Friday (the 13th)! 13 Steps towards healthy skin
Let’s make this Friday the 13th a lucky one. We’re sharing our team’s top 13 steps towards happy, healthy skin.
- “PATIENCE” – Jen, Product Development
Jen says: new skincare products are always exciting, but often times we don’t give them enough of a chance! Most skin cells take 6-8 weeks to turn over, so if you don’t see results right away, don’t rule out the product quite yet. Give yourself at least 6 weeks to monitor changes. Your skin (and wallet) will thank you for it!
- “ROUTINE” – Dr. Raj, Founder
Dr. Raj says: consistency in your routine will lead to results, and we all know that practice makes perfect. We all live busy lives, but its important to make time to be consistent. I always recommend at a minimum using a high quality cleanser, serum and moisturizer.
- “HYDRATE” – Julia, CEO
Julia says: water is crucial for your insides and out! Green tea is an incredible antioxidant to help soothe inflammation and give you healthy skin. Instead of coffee, I try to sub in tea or hot water with lemon at least a few times a week!
- “SPF” – Andi, Director of Operations
Andi says: we all know Sunscreen is crucial. The sun can damage your skin even when you’re inside of your car! We’re still developing our SPF here at TULA, but until we have our own we recommend an SPF of 30 or more that protects against both UVA and UVB rays.
- “RELAX” – Donnie, Director of eCommerce
Donnie says: Stress is sometimes inevitable, but takes a huge toll on almost every part of your body, including your skin. Stress can cause breakouts and excess oil because it increases the body’s production of a hormones. I try to keep my stress in check by making time for the gym, yoga, or even just a few minutes of meditation.
- “SLEEP!” – Emily, Social Media
Emily says: Getting your beauty sleep is not a myth! It is proven that poor sleepers (less than 5 hours of sleep each night) are more likely to have fine lines, uneven pigmentation, and reduced skin elasticity. So try to steer clear of too many late nights!
- “FILL UP” (healthy fats & veggies) – Donnie, Director of eCommerce
Donnie says: A diet filled with healthy fats, fruits, and vegetables can make a dramatic difference to your skin. Omega-3 fatty acids are also beneficial to the skin and reduce inflammation and retain moisture in the skin. Salmon, walnuts, soybeans, and flaxseeds are a few of the many foods full of omega-3!
- “SHAMPOO SMART” – Brianna, Social Media
Brianna says: Some hair products are filled with oils and waxes that may run onto your face while showering or sweating, which can clog your pores and create acne. Try avoiding products containing beeswax, microcrystalline wax, or mineral oil and look for water-based formulas instead.
- “GET YOUR GOOD BACTERIA” – Dr. Raj
Dr. Raj says: Your skin health and gut health are closely linked together, and probiotics, those good-for-you bacteria, make a huge difference for both. Eating high quality probiotics such as kimchi, sauerkraut, and yogurt are great for your gut. As far as skincare, TULA products are packed with probiotics that help strength the natural skin defenses and restore elasticity.
- “MOISTURIZE “- Julia
Julia says: Moisturizers are incredibly important for all skin types. To avoid dry, dull looking skin, apply moisturizer after you cleanse in the morning and evening.
- “EXFOLIATE” – Jen
Jen says: To avoid flaky skin, invest in a good scrub or gentle exfoliating mask. By exfoliating the skin about twice a week, your skin will be free of dead skin cells and clogged pores.
- “CLEAN YOUR PHONE” – Andi
Andi says: ever think of how much bacteria your phone screen contains after constantly touching it, holding it up against your ear, and having it in your purse? Quite a bit! Keeping it clean is an effective and underrated way of improving your skin! At the end of the day just be sure to clean the screen with an antibacterial wipe.
- “EXERCISE” – Brianna
Brianna says: exercise benefits go behind just a toned tummy! It increases the circulation in your body which helps send nutrients to your skin more easily. It also reduces stress hormones that may cause the constriction of blood flow, and in turn helps give your skin a natural glow.