With October in full swing we officially have said our goodbyes to summer and hello to autumn. As the sun sets earlier and the days get cooler, it is important to adjust your skincare routine to correlate with the weather change. Often times, our skin can become drier and more sensitive during the cooler seasons so we hope our tips help you and your skin remain healthy and glowing for the upcoming holiday season.
Protect & Perfect
It’s easy to assume that UV rays are less harmful during cloudy, rainy weather, however, the sun rays are still very much there doing damage to the skin. Regardless of the weather change, it is very important to continue protecting your skin year round. For SPF protection, moisture, and antioxidant benefits, our Self-Defense Vital Antioxidant Moisture Broad Spectrum SPF 30 provides all day support. If the busy fall season has you feeling swamped – skip to the finish line with our B.B. Cream Broad Spectrum SPF 27 PA++ (available in two shades) for your most radiant, protected and perfected skin!
Exfoliate & Polish
Exfoliation will save your skin as it recovers from the warm summer weather. Exfoliation – scrubbing the uppermost layer of skin to remove dead skin cells – will leave your skin polished, and allow products to penetrate more efficiently. One boscia beauty tip to try is using the Tsubaki Oil-Infused Exfoliating Powder with a little bit of Tsubaki Beauty Oil instead of water. Infusing these two fabulous products will provide maximum hydration and smoothness!
Stay home during the colder weather and give your skin some much needed TLC. Embrace sleeping masks! You can wear our Tsubaki Deep Hydration Sleeping Mask to bed, and wake up to baby-soft skin. We love this mask because it’s fuss-free, no rinsing required and deeply hydrates the skin all while you sleep.
Moisturize Skin Every Day!
The skin is the most external part of the body, so naturally it will take the most damage from the changing in weather. This can cause the skin to take on a drier texture, losing its former summer glow. Moisturizing religiously will keep the skin plump and hydrated – our Sake Balm moisturizer adds bounce and brightness to dull and dry skin instantly helping your skin remain in its best condition year round.
We hope our boscia skincare tips help you maintain your best complexion all year long!
Facial sprays – the skincare step that cannot be “mist”! Whether you spritz during your skincare routine, during makeup application, or throughout the day, facial sprays and tonics are for everyone. Our facial tonics at boscia provide amazing benefits and disperse a fine spray, great for your everyday skincare routine or for freshening up makeup throughout the day. Find our top reasons to spritz your skin below!
Introducing facial sprays. These quick fixes are the key to elevating your skincare ritual. Today, many facial sprays go beyond hydration to now contain treatment for both instant and lasting results. Our Clear Complexion Tonic prevents and treats congestions and breakouts in the skin in a spritz. Following cleansing, spray tonic onto skin and continue with your usual skincare routine and makeup if desired. Balancing Facial Tonic boosts the efficacy of your treatments by prepping skin and balancing the skin’s surface. Both of our tonics contain our signature Botanical Blend. In this liquid form, the Botanical Blend treatment penetrates the skin quickly and delivers results instantly – thus, always use tonic immediately after cleansing. Spraying throughout the day will continue to treat the skin while adding controlled hydration for clear, healthy skin.
On set, many makeup artists keep a brush in one hand and a facial spray in the other! For flawless foundation application, misting is a must. Our tonics should be used prior to skincare and makeup application to enhance your look. Spritzing a buffing brush or Beauty Blender prior to use with your complexion product not only allows for smoother application, it also treats and hydrates the skin to give a plumped and healthy look. This will work to sheer out the product while infusing skincare elements into your application. Our tonics provide a cushion between makeup and skin, preventing the dreaded “caked” look. Our Balancing Facial Tonic is a favorite among the boscia team because it benefits any skin type and imparts a radiant glow to skin.
Mochi Hada means “baby-soft” in Japanese. At boscia, we take pride in developing skincare to help you achieve mochi hada skin. Our Balancing Facial Tonic hydrates and evens skin tone, while our Clear Complexion Tonic gently eliminates breakouts and regulates oil production. Both of our tonics work to prepare and prime the skin for your usual skincare ritual by creating a perfected, balanced canvas. For mochi hada skin throughout the day, spray tonic onto skin to refresh and rehydrate the skin.
How do you use facial sprays? Share with us below your favorite ways to spray throughout the day!
Think you have everything ready to go for college this year? You may have checked off your list the essentials for dorm living but do you have what you need to take proper care of your skin?!
College life is going to get busy and that will make it easy to develop poor skin care habits. Our biggest suggestion is to establish a solid skincare routine – These 4 simple steps won’t take much time away from your studies or social life and they will keep your skin in tip-top shape:
Never hit the sheets with your make up on
As tempting as it may seem to face plant onto the bed and pass out after an all-nighter studying or long night out, be sure to cleanse your face first. One of the worst things for your skin is to sleep with your makeup on. Your pores will clog and the environmental toxins and excess oil built up from the day will sink into your skin. You may not see the effects at first, but over time, this will create dull skin tones, breakouts, and wrinkles. Make it a routine to remove your makeup after brushing your teeth and this will become like second-nature to you. We recommend using our Makeup-Breakup Cool Cleansing Oil; it will wash away even the most durable waterproof makeup to gently cleanse your face.
Keep your face protected daily
This is a non-negotiable step in your skincare routine because it serves as the best preventive measure to maintain healthy complexion overtime. While you may not see an instant benefit now, the long-term payoff is worth the extra step. When using sunscreen daily you are protecting your skin from damage by UVA and UVB rays that can result in wrinkles (or even skin cancer) down the road. Try using our Oil-free Daily Hydration Broad Spectrum SPF 15 which serves as a moisturizer to hydrate skin with added SPF to prevent skin damage from the sun.
Battle blemishes by eating a balanced diet
We’ve all heard the term “the Freshman 15” when those extra pounds pack on from all the tempting choices in the dining halls. The late night pizza runs with friends may sound tempting, but it’s important to be taking in as many fresh, whole foods as possible and drinking lots of water. We especially encourage you splurge on berries which are packed with antioxidants, Vitamin C, and Vitamin E to help skin boost collagen production. Drinking water as your primary beverage each day will also help to flush out toxins from your skin and body! If you are eating healthy and still having problems with acne, we suggest trying out any of the products from our Clear Complexion Collection. Mostly all the products contain Willow Bark, a natural salicylic acid that neutralizes acne-causing bacteria without over-drying or irritating the skin.
Learn the beauty behind quick touch-ups
When you’re running around from class to the gym and squeezing in time to socialize at the hottest events on campus you can’t expect your skin to stay fresh all day long. We suggest using any of our Blotting Linens to blot away excess oil that builds up throughout the day. You can also maintain a picture perfect complexion by giving your face a quick re-touch with our B.B. Cream Broad Spectrum SPF 27 PA ++ (it even comes in a lighter shade). And if you stayed out too late the night before, don’t forget to apply our All-In-One B.B. Eye Brightener SPF 20 to get rid of dark circles and instantly brighten the under-eye area!
There is no need for a complicated routine to maintain healthy skin – these 4 quick and easy steps will do the trick! Remind yourself that you are worth the extra minutes of pampering ;)
xo – boscia
At boscia, we take masking very seriously! With an abundance of options for every skin condition, we try to narrow down the options to achieve maximum results. One of our top picks for masking?
Hydrogels typically come in two pieces to ensure a better fit on your face. Created from high-grade medical material used to address injuries, hydrogels enable maximum absorption of skincare benefits. Due to their unique and advanced technology, the barrier between the hydrogel and one’s skin encourages essence to absorb properly.
What makes a hydrogel mask more favorable than a sheet mask?
Sheet masks typically come in a paper or cotton form. Paper sheet masks provide lower absorption levels and tend to stay moist for only 15 minutes. Cotton sheet masks may stay moist for up to 20 minutes, and cling to the contours of the skin better than their paper counterparts. However, neither form delivers results like those of our hydrogel masks. We love our hydrogels because they remain moist for thirty minutes or longer! This guarantees maximum absorption benefits.
How are our hydrogel masks different from other hydrogel masks?
Our hydrogels saturate in an essence to treat your skin concerns. Many companies infuse their treatments in their hydrogels – we found saturating our masks delivered benefits more effectively. With the noticeably thicker consistency of our hydrogels, you receive optimal moisturizing benefits and the two-piece design ensures a customizable fit.
Which hydrogel is right for you?
For a brighter complexion loaded with skin-firming Sake, try our new Sake Brightening Hydrogel Mask and our Sake Brightening Hydrogel Eye Masks new for wide-awake, fresh under-eyes. For oil control and keeping breakouts at bay, enjoy our Green Tea Mattifying Hydrogel Mask. For your cleanest, tightest pores yet, we recommend the Charcoal Pore-Minimizing Hydrogel Mask. Last but not least, a mask to treat dryness and rehydrate the skin after a long week – our new and beloved Tsubaki Oil Deep Hydration Hydrogel Mask.
Have you tried any our hydrogels? Which is your favorite? Let us know!
Although pesky breakouts may seem random, they typically link back to specific causes. Using our face chart, identify your problem areas and follow our suggestions for treating them!
The forehead tends to break out due to stress, or inadequate amounts of sleep. If you don’t make drinking water a habit, you may also experience blemishes in this area. As a general rule, health experts advise consuming half of your body weight in ounces of water daily. Meaning, if you weigh 120 pounds, you should ideally drink 60 ounces of water a day. Avoiding sugary and caffeinated drinks can also improve skin conditions in this area.
boscia’s Rx: Tsubaki Deep Hydartion Sleeping Mask
The T-Zone area includes some of the forehead area and the area down the nose. This visually creates a “T”, thus the name. Breakouts in the t-zone can trace back to eating too many salty foods, and not enough fruits and vegetables. Experts also suggest excessive consumption of dairy and alcohol can contribute to congestion in this area. Typically, cleaning up snacks choices and opting for less salty, more nutritionally balanced choices will help alleviate acne in this area.
boscia’s Rx: No Pores No Shine T-Zone Treatment
Have you ever tried a new product, only to break out the next day on your cheeks? Often times, the cheeks indicate sensitivity to ingredients or products we use. Another cause of breakouts in this area can stem from phone usage – yes, your cell phone! Cell phones typically carry a lot of bacteria from daily use and can cause breakouts upon contact with the face. A major hidden culprit of acne in this area can often occurs in our sleep. Pillow cases coated with hair products, skin products and sometimes fragrance can easily irritate the skin and cause bacterial breakouts to this sensitive area. Ensure you wash your pillowcase frequently, and do not sleep in makeup!
boscia’s Rx: Balancing Facial Tonic
BLUE: Chin and Jaw
Breakouts occurring around the chin and jaw typically results from hormonal changes in the body. You may find that closer to that time of the month, your skin goes haywire. The heightened level of hormones during this time of the month can frequently translate into uncomfortable acne on the chin and jaw area. Ensuring proper cleansing, keeping hands away from the face, and using a spot treatment can help eliminate and treat these blemishes. For extreme cases, many physicians will suggest birth control to regulate unruly hormones if the breakouts persist.
Where do you tend to breakout? What is your favorite way to combat blemishes? Let us know!