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Wash Your Face Pre and Post Workout!

Getting in daily exercise is important for overall health and well-being.  An important skin care tip to remember is to wash your face both pre and post workout.

If you’re someone who works out in the morning, you definitely want to wash your face BEFORE exercising.  I know you’re probably thinking, “What’s the point? I’m going to have to wash my face again as soon as I’m done.”  Yes, you are correct about washing your face after you exercise but allow me to explain why you should also cleanse your skin BEFORE you work out…

If you’ve used any type of ‘active’ products on your skin the night before such as retinoids (Vitamin A), alpha hydroxy/ beta hydroxy acids (lactic, glycolic, salicylic, mandelic serums), prescription skin care or acne medications such as benzoyl peroxide, then they need to be rinsed off of your skin prior to working out.  Why?  When you sweat, it will mix with these products which can cause redness, irritation and dryness which leads to inflammation.  Sweat can also mix with sebum (facial oil) which leads to clogged pores. It takes just a minute or two to wash up before working out.  Do it.

After your workout, you need to wash your face to cleanse away sweat and bacteria to prevent your pores from getting clogged.  Do this within 15 minutes or so of completing your workout. Leaving sweat on your face after exercising can cause irritation and dehydration because sweat contains salt. If you’re short on time, you can use a baby wipe to quickly remove sweat and then rinse your face with some tepid water. But, make sure you do a proper face cleanse as soon possible.  Baby wipes are only to be used in a pinch and make sure they are acne-safe and fragrance free!  The one I recommend is Kirkland brand which is available at Costco.

Last but certainly not least, after washing your face remember to use your toner and moisturizer as well as SPF (if during the day).

Coming soon to PRIIA is Face Reality Skin Care!  You’ll be able to pack acne-safe skin care products in your gym bag to keep your skin clear and healthy!

Why YOU Should Be Using A Facial Toner

The most important step in a skin care routine is obviously cleansing.  The next most important step, in my professional opinion, is using a facial toner suited for your skin type.

Why are toners important? 

Tn__MG_1310 Revitalizing Toner First, they help remove any residual debris left on the skin's surface from cleansing.  Secondly, they help bring the skin back to a normal pH level more quickly, which in turn, helps prevent dehydration.  Lastly, toners enable the skin to more effectively receive the benefits of other skin care products such as specialty serums and moisturizers.

Choose a toner that is skin type specific to address your individual needs. Also look for one that is alcohol-free.  You don't want to strip the skin's natural lipid barrier.

If you're looking for a toner but not sure which one to try, consider PRIIA Cosmetics 100% Natural & Vegan facial toners.  Choose from Clarifying for those with oily/congested/acneic skin types or Revitalizing for all skin types.  These toners are skillfully crafted and contain rare and exotic ingredients such as Cactus Flower Extract, plus they're boosted with super antioxidants, such as organic Japanese Green Tea Extract & Vitamin E.  PRIIA's toners are alcohol-free, paraben-free, petroleum derivative-free, synthetic emulsifier-free, FD&C dye-free and as always, cruelty-free.

PRIIA Cosmetics offers sample sizes of these wonderfully refreshing toners.  So, you can try them out before committing to a full-size purchase.

Question:  Do you currently use a facial toner?  If not, why not?  I'd love to hear from you!  Please leave your comment below.  Thank you!

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The Creamy Clay Exfoliating Cleanser: It’s MORE Than Just a Cleanser!

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PRIIA Cosmetics Creamy Clay Exfoliating Cleanser has been a wildly popular product ever since its launch in March of this year.  Not only does it thoroughly cleanse and remove impurities from the skin (without stripping the lipid barrier) because of the bentonite clay it contains, but it also gently exfoliates through the use of tiny jojoba beads.   Japanese Green Tea Leaf extract provides a potent dose of antioxidant protection, while the refreshing citrus aroma invigorates the senses.

But, did you know this product can be used for another skin care purpose as well?

The Cream Clay Exfoliating Cleanser can also be be used as a facial masque!  Simply apply the product without water to the face (avoiding lips & eyes) with either your fingers or a fan brush and gently massage into the skin for approximately 30 seconds.  Leave the product on for 7-10 minuntes.  Before removing, add some water to your face and massage the cleanser around again for a minute or so.  Then, gently remove the product using warm water and a facial shamois or washcloth.  Follow up with a toner and your favorite skin care products.

You'll be amazed at how soft and smooth your skin will feel, not to mention how clear your skin will look.  I recommend using this product as a facial masque 1-2x's per week for maximum results. It's the perfect at-home skin care treatment for those with oily, congested, or combination skin types.

ClaymaskGive this awesome product a try to today- sample sizes are available for purchase at www.priia.com .

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Are Facial Scrubs Good For Your Skin?

The answer to this is question is "YES" and "NO".

ExfoFace2 Exfoliation of the skin is critical to keeping it looking good and healthy.  However, when using a facial scrub, look for one that has spherical (round) particles to exfoliate the skin such as jojoba beads.  Facial scrubs that contain ingredients like crushed apricot or walnut shells can have jagged edges. When moved over the skin, these jagged particles can cause micro-tears in epidermis leading to inflammation.  Inflammation is a pre-cursor to having the skin age more quickly which is exactly what you DON'T want to happen.

PRIIA Cosmetics offers a wonderful facial product called the Creamy Clay Exfoliating Cleanser.  It contains tiny micro jojoba beads that gently glide across the skin's surface loosening and lifting away dead skin cells.  This unique cleanser not onlyTn__MG_1279 Clay Cleanser 2 exfoliates the epidermis (top layer of the skin) but it also helps to rid the pores of impurities because it contains bentonite clay.  It's delicious citrus aroma will soothe and invigorate the senses at the same time.  PRIIA offers sample sizes of this wonderful cleanser so you can try before you buy the full-size version.  Give it a try…your skin will thank you.

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