Labor Day Weekend: How to Look After Your Skin

It’s the Labor Day weekend run up! Whatever you have planned, we thought it would be nice to share with you a dedicated skincare regime reminder, in case you are giving yourself that all important beauty regime indulgence. However, it’s not just Labor Day specific: every woman should dedicate a set amount of time on their daily skincare routine. One of life’s greatest challenges is to find the perfect product for your skin type…


This is where SkinStore’s essential skincare products have come to the rescue. To save your research troubles, here are a few Labor Day inspired weekend tips on how to treat your skin with our top cleansers, exfoliators, toners and moisturizers from our expert brands. So sit back and make some beauty plans!

1. First thing’s first: cleanse!

We all know Jan Marini products are the way forward, due to the excellent reviews from customers, beauty bloggers and skincare specialists alike. For us, it’s the cleansers that win us over. The Jan Marini Bioglycolic Facial Cleanser is a powerful cleanser which helps soften and hydrate the skin, whilst maintaining soap-free and non-irritant ingredients.

Glycolic Acid is a key ingredient in this cleanser which helps form a non-irritant substance, making this product suitable for all skin types. The Acid works as a follicular cleansing support system which helps to resurface and revitalize the skin.

Another recommendation is the gentle Boots No.7 Beautiful Skin Foaming Cleanser – for normal to oily skin. This is a great seller all over the world, mainly because it is super easy to use, lathering up a soft, moisturizing foam which removes all impurities. In one quick step you can achieve fresh, soft and silky smooth skin.

Known for its rich foaming and moisturizing capabilities, coco-betaine is an essential ingredient towards the overall miracle of how this product works. With the support of ingredients such as coco-betaine, the combination with the foaming Witch Hazel helps tighten the pores, whilst having the capability to maintain moisture to the skin. If used daily, you’ll be able to achieve your shine-free complexion with the soap-free formulation. Now you can see why cleansing is so important!

2. Exfoliate

After a daily cleanse, it’s important to add into your skincare regime a second step of exfoliation atleast twice a week. Removing dirt and impurities from the skin is a necessity towards achieving healthy and fresh skin. One particular recommendation from us is Christie Brinkley’Authentic Skincare Complete Facial Exfoliating Polish.

This exfoliator is unique as it also works as a cleanser to balance the skin moisture. The scrub works its sole purpose of removing dead skin cells to help enhance your existing healthy skin we so strongly strive to maintain. Brinkley’s exfoliator also helps to unblock pores, proving your skin to become more responsive to soak up following skincare products such as your toners and moisturisers.

How to use:  For a majority of exfoliators it is required to wet your face with warm water in order to open up the skin pores. Gently massage into the skin in a circular motion and pat dry to finish.

Exfoliating your face is just one step, as it’s important to include your body too! Treat your entire body from top to toe with AHAVA’s Smoothing Body Exfoliator. This product is great to smooth over the skin, especially if in a hurry. Simply massage onto the body in circular motions, rinse off, then you’re good to go!

Not only will this help improve circulation, the rich-texture to the exfoliator will leave the skin feeling refreshed and radiant.

A Few Age-defying Ingredients

  • Date Kernel: exhibits anti-aging properties and has a significant anti-wrinkle effect.
  • Grape Seed Extract: a compound which protects, heals and enhances the appearance of the skin.
  • Moroccan Argan Shells: helps stimulate the skin surface and lift away dead skin cells.

Tip: Follow up your exfoliation steps with your daily toner and moisturizer coming up…

3. Tone

A great product to use for that crucial toning step is the Dr.Hauschka’s Clarifying Toner. We find it’s an ideal toner for demolishing blackheads, as well as helping to recover skin that suffers from any blemishes or red flushes.


  • Anthyllis: in the words of Dr.Hasuschka, Anthyllis “Provides the stimuli needed to guide all skin conditions to a balanced, healthy state, while revitalizing processes of cleansing and renewal.”
  • Calendula: an anti-inflammatory which helps keep the skin smooth and soft.
  • Echinacea: treats skin damage, i.e. sun-related skin damage.

A second favorite of ours is SkinMedica’s Rejuvenative Toner. This one is known and loved for its effectiveness when it comes to removing excess oil and impurities from the skin. SkinMedica is known for its excellence in scientific skincare products, and this toner is one of the brands hero products for providing a protection pH balance. We personally love it for it’s superb balance of antioxidants and botanical extracts, giving it a fresh, natural scent.

As this toner prides itself with providing a protective pH balance, it’s suitable for all the skin types. From skin irritation, to dryness, to acne – the pH level of the skin refers to how acid or alkaline it is. This toner is packed with a concoction of key ingredients which help keep a perfect pH balance to the skin, enabling a reduction of irritable skin and enhancing a smoother, healthier skintone.

4. Moisturize

Moisturizing is the most commonly used skincare regime people use to help keep skin young, supple and striking. However, it is important to apply your cleanser, exfoliator and toner beforehand to get maximum results for your skin. Obagi’s Hydrate Facial Moisturizer isn’t an ordinary facial moisturizer – it contains Hydromanil which retains water and provides moisture to the skin. This forms a long-lasting hydration for all-day moisture protection to the skin.

Let’s kickstart the list of ingredients with Tetrahydrodiferuloylmethane – just because it’s one of the longest words in the world! On a more technical note, states that it “blocks the synthesis of skin discoloration by inhibiting tyrosinase, an enzyme that catalyzes the production of melanin.” Often seen as an antioxidant, this formula therefore helps recover aging spots.

Also containing Bisabolol, this powerful ingredient is renowned for restoring suppleness to the skin, helping rehydrate and repair damage to the skin. Due to its high panthenol concentration, this ingredient contains anti-irritant and anti-inflammatory properties, providing a skincare friendly formula. The combination of ingredients in this moisturizer forms a gentle, hypoallergenic and non-comedogenic – a formula which creates a moisturizer that is suitable for all skin types.


For those with normal to dry skin, AHAVA’s Daily Moisturizer is a popular choice  as it provides a powerful long-lasting boost of hydration to the skin. The natural moisturizing factor drenches the skin with skin-loving nourishment. leaving the face feeling highly refreshed and soft.

This product is great as its non-greasy from the element of Isopropylmyristate, further enforcing why the product is suitable for normal to dry skin.

Key Ingredient: Allantoin originates from an extract from the root of the comfrey plant which helps soothe and soften the skin.

For Dewy and Hydrated Skin, we love Cellex-C’s Oil-Free Moisturizer. Packed with a concoction of ingredients, this oil-free moisturizer leaves skin supple, dewy and hydrated. As it’s highly non-greasy and non-comedogenic , this moisturizer is recommended for those with a more normal to oily skin type.

Botanical Extracts

  • Calendula: used as an anti-inflammatory to reduce swelling.
  • Plankton: provides a deep moisture to the skin.
  • DMAE (dimethylaminoethenol): renowned for its instant effects on the skin; this extract helps tighten pores and brightens the skin, creating a smoother skintone.

To summarize our Labor Day weekend skincare tips, we can’t stress enough that it’s all down to giving your skin what it is suited too. Identify your skin type, treat it with the complimenting products, and fresh, glowing skin will be yours! Look after your skin continuously with the best cleansers, exfoliators, toners and moisturizers, and enjoy the weekend!

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