5 Tips To Improved Skin Care

Your skin is the first thing that people notice about you and that is why a proper skin care regimen is so important. There are many products that claim to help improve skin tone and promote a flawless complexion, but the truth is that there is no such thing as instant results.

By Stéphanie Dion

Are natural products better than commercial ones? Well, there is a matter of preference as well as how your skin reacts to different products. However, an effective skin care regimen is one that is done consistently over time before results will begin to develop.


Exfoliating 1-3 times per week will help to remove old skin cells, dirt, oil, and leftover products from your skin. This will prepare your skin to absorb all the goodness in the other products.


At Altus Advantage, we have two types of products to exfoliate your skin. We propose a soap for your face, with yogurt and cacao. The lactic acid from the yogurt and the cacao grains will offer a gentle exfoliation, leveraging the properties of the natural products.


For your body, we have individual body scrub bars for one or two uses each, that you rub on your skin. It will lather, exfoliate and moisturize your skin. No need for preservatives, perfect for sensitive skins.

Avoid Constant Sun Exposure and Tanning Beds

In addition to being dangerous where health is concerned, these may also lead to early signs of aging. Everyone loves a suntan, but there is no reason to sacrifice your skin or your health in order to achieve it.

If you are in a position where you need to be in the sun frequently, make sure to wear sunscreen of at least SPF 30. If you do want to look tan, (let’s be honest, who doesn’t?) and a self-tanning lotion.

Before applying the lotion to your entire body, apply it to a small test area just to make sure there is no irritation.

Chapped Lips

If your lips have a tendency to become chapped, using a natural chapstick will help keep lips hydrated and happy. Pro tip: purchase a value pack to always have one handy!

Hydrated Skin=Happy Skin


Dry or cracked skin can be very unbearable. Keep a small container of body butter to moisturize on the go! And make sure to use lotion after bathing, especially on parts where the skin is roughest: elbows, knees, and heels.

Don’t forget to drink water, without water, it does not matter how much you moisturize your skin, it starts from within, with water. 

If you don’t like water, try it with a squeeze of lemon, some strawberries, blueberries or a stick of cinnamon. The goal is to find a way for you to drink enough water for your skin to be healthy.

Know Your Skin

Everyone’s kin is different. When trying out a new item, make sure to apply a small portion to one area of the skin before, just to make sure you do not have a reaction.

Also, always read the label! You never know what is hiding in certain products. Taking a few extra minutes in research is totally worth having the skin you love. 

The information in this article is to be used for informational purposes. It should not be considered as or used in conjunction with, professional medical advice. Consult your doctor prior to beginning any skin care regimen or if you have been diagnosed with any disorder involving the skin.


In conclusion, your skin will reflect the care you give it. Water is key, products that your skin loves, will help.

There are at least five reasons why you should consider using handmade soaps instead of commercial.

Stéphanie Dion

Stéphanie Dion

Stephanie has been making soap and other bath and body products since 2008. She is a mother of two young adults, with one that has experience food intolerances and skin reactions to chemical products. These conditions started a path toward more natural products and lifestyle, while working full time and managing a small business.

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