Has your skin hit a rough patch? Whether it be reappearing acne, blemishes, or overall dullness, the struggle for a healthy-looking glow is real! Ask any dermatologist what the most basic of all skin-care steps is and they will answer – washing your face. Cleansing once in the morning and in the evening is the most essential step to avoid dullness and clogged pores from daily build-up. Leftover makeup residue is also a contributing factor to acne and breakouts, so ensuring that your face is entirely free from makeup and leftover products is essential before using serums and moisturizers.
Although this is something we should consistently do, given our hectic schedules, it is not always the case. Using an exfoliator or face mask a few times a week (or at the very least once) will make a drastic difference in the health and glow of your skin. Exfoliators and daily toners work powerfully together to increase cell turnover, eliminate lingering dead skin, and expose a glowing complexion. However, no routine would be complete without SPF, the ultimate skin protector that prevents sun damage and premature ageing.
Our summer go-to to get skin out of a rough spot is Nudestix. These products are free-from synthetic fragrances, parabens, sulphates, and phthalates, and awesomely vegan and cruelty-free. The packaging is on-the-go minimalist and biodegradable of less than 100 mL. They are sure to become your travel favourites!
Citrus Clean Balm & Makeup Melt
This Nudestix 4-in-1 makeup-remover, cleanser, skin softener, and brightener is the first step in your nightly routine. The citrus-infused olive oil-based cleanser balm removes all traces of makeup and cleanses while evening out the complexion with vegan natural extracts. It is also infused with rose hip oil which is rich in vitamin A and natural AHA’s, orange peel, rosemary, eucalyptus, and lavender.
Gentle Hydra-Gel Face Cleanser
This water-based non-foaming gel cleanser naturally removes makeup and impurities from the skin with a combination of bergamot fruit oil and AHAs. These active ingredients combat bacteria and deep clean the skin, reducing blemishes and inflammation. This is an ideal cleanser for you if you have sensitive, dry, and blemish-prone skin.
5% Citrus Fruit & Glycolic Glow Toner
This alcohol-free, spa-strength resurfacing treatment is formulated with 3% glycolic acid and 2% fruit acid complex, which smooths and brightens your complexion by accelerating the skin’s cell renewal process. Natural AHAs absorb into the skin to loosen and shed dead skin cells while the acids exfoliate the skin for a visibly brighter look. This toner is infused with grape, lime, lemon, apple, orange, grapefruit, lavender, and eucalyptus leaf oil.
Tight + Bright Face Mask
A 10-minute glow-getter mask containing 10% Mandelic Acid (AHA), 10% Niacinamide (Vitamin B3) and 2% Betaine Salicylate (BHA). The high concentrations of effective acids in this mask exfoliate the skin, providing immediate visible results by smoothing fine lines, clarifying, and toning. It can be used on the face, neck, and chest to renew skin into being noticeably tighter and brighter! The green tea leaf extract brings natural anti-oxidant properties, while the aloe extract calms and soothes the skin.
Daily Mineral Veil SPF 30
This light, hydrating, oil-free lotion is available in three shades that melt into the skin with a nude finish. In addition to protecting against the sun’s broad-spectrum UVA and UVB rays as well as blue light, you can use this as a daily hydrating moisturizer and makeup primer. The formula is 100% reef-safe with 15% non-nano zinc oxide that contains no chemical sunscreen actives. It is infused with green algae extracts, one of the richest superfoods and natural source of niacinamide, and passionflower extract, which is rich in polyphenols. The Skin Cancer Foundation also recommends this NudeStix sunscreen as an effective UV protectant.
Find NudeStix products online and locally at Sephora and Shoppers Drugmart.
- Vancouver-based writer, Gio finds her passion in the areas of fashion, content creation and marketing. She strives to promote a clean, conscious, and active lifestyle through her work. As she gains experience in the areas of fashion and marketing, Gio seeks to foster relationships with brands that have strong values and offer high-quality products.
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