Simple Skin Saviors – Radha Beauty
New buzzwords in the health and beauty world are gaining serious traction. Don’t even get me started on the wellness world, because I think we are all sick of hearing that we need to eat more kale and chia seeds! Nonetheless, with so many new and innovative beauty products, it is tough to decide. Why spend your hard earned cash on chemical peels and spa sessions if you can treat yourself in the comfort of your own home and let your products do all the hard work? Instead of buying products loaded with artificial fragrances and fillers, you need to get to know the rockstar ingredients that will really let you see a difference in your skin. 

Most of us already know that vitamin C is the heavyweight champion when it comes to immune system boosters. I always have a packet of that life-saving orange powder in my purse for when I start to feel under the weather. But, did you know vitamin C is good for more than just the common cold? Vitamin C can help boost your skin's natural healing response, working to heal acne marks and other unwanted blemishes! However, not all vitamin C is created the same. One very stable and gentle option is sodium ascorbyl phosphate, also known as a powerful antioxidant.

Topical Vitamin C Serum or Vitamin C Cleanser with sodium ascorbyl phosphate can result in brighter and healthier skin, and even safe guard against signs of aging! So let's talk about the anti-aging aspects. Those pesky free radicals promote premature aging, but potent antioxidant protection keeps those nasties at bay! This antioxidant barrier also protects from sun damage and brown spots, while giving your skin cells the green light to boost collagen production. Bye-bye fine lines, sagging skin, and wrinkles—say hello to firm, smooth skin.

If you’re sold on vitamin C, hold your horses! To really maintain that youthful glow, pair it with Hyaluronic Acid Serum. This particular ingredient is super effective because it helps your skin retain its moisture content. Hyaluronic acid is known to  retain about 1,000 times its weight. Why does that matter? As we get older, our skin loses its moisture and elasticity. Get it now? This duo is unstoppable! While the vitamin C is working to brighten, the hyaluronic acid allows for maximum skin hydration. End result: Gorgeous skin!

Speaking of firmness, don’t you wish those tired-looking eyes would vanish? I’m talking dark circles, puffiness, and crow's feet. Let me introduce you to Matrixyl 3000… and no, it isn’t a sequel to a Terminator movie. Matrixyl 3000 is a combination of powerful peptides (sequences of amino acids) that stimulate new collagen and elastin production.

While we’re on the topic of anti-aging, let’s consider retinol. What is retinol anyway? It’s vitamin A... on steroids. High-quality Retinol Moisturizer can also boost collagen production. Retinol is also well-known for its ability to speed cell turnover, which can help even out complexion, unclog pores, and reduce acne. I know, you’re hooked. Retinol is your new BFF, but keep that beautiful face and duck out of direct sunlight when using retinol! Retinol will make your skin more sensitive to UV rays, and sunburn is definitely not a good look for anyone. 

Speaking of sunburn, if you do spend too long on the beach and end up with red, peeling or burning skin...soothe your lobster limbs with Pure Aloe Vera Gel. Aloe vera has soothing and calming properties to relieve pain.. It’s cooling, calming, and healing effects will work wonders.  

Okay, sunburn aside. You’ve got your cleanser, serum, and moisturizer and you’re sunburn free, but don’t worry, I haven’t forgotten about the rest of you. Who wants something greasy or heavy just sitting on their body? (...Yuck!)  We want our skin to absorb the product and be left buttery smooth. Look no further than Unrefined Shea Butter. Yep, just a plain ol’ hunk of ivory goodness. Shea butter is a serious moisturizer. It's packed full of vitamin A (we already know why vitamin A rocks), but also vitamin E, D, and tons of essential fatty acids. It's pretty much a nutrient party that you need to invite into your life for soft, silky skin. 

Do you guys feel the elephant in the room? I have to talk about the word everybody hates… cellulite (yes, the elephant pun was intended). Nobody is perfect. We all hate that underarm jiggle.. and I can’t be the only one who gets damn near rug burn from inner thigh friction. TMI? Well, all-natural Cellulite Cream  is heaven sent. Don’t skip the gym, because NO cream will solve ALL your weight issues. But DO invest in some soothing and gentle cream that can ultimately help combat the vicious cycle of cellulite buildup. 

Now your face is dewy and bright, your body is supple and firm as can be, but girl... is your hair on fleek? Or is it dry, limp, lifeless, dull, and frizzy? No biggie, remember our buddy shea butter? Let's pair shea butter with argan oil and coconut oil to make a creamy and super hydrating hair mask! Eh...sounds like a lot of work, but thankfully you can pick up Coconut Oil Hair Mask that's pre-prepped and ready to start repairing those strands! Use this treatment for about 20 minutes twice a month to give your hair the shine and strength you’ve been looking for!