I was tagged by the wonderful Lilly to do this popular skincare tag. I review many products and although I have favorites, I do love to switch up my routine from time to time. If you are curious as to what my current skincare routine and favorites are then keep reading 🙂
Describe your skin care routine in 5 words:
I always cleanse my skin, especially at night. I sometimes use raw honey or organic oils to remove my makeup but lately for cleansing I have been switching up between using Pai Skincare Rose and Camellia Cleanser and/or Osmia Organics Rose Clay Facial Soap.
After I cleanse I like to give my skin a little exfoliation and my favorite exfoliating cleanser is May Lindstrom’s The Clean Dirt. It’s just the best deep cleansing treatment I have ever used.
Toning is a must. I always spritz my face with either a homemade toner made with ingredients like Rooibos, Rosewater and/or Apple Cider Vinegar or use some of my favorite toners like R.L. Linden’s Thousand Petals Beautifying Mist and Pai Skincare’s Lotus & Orange Blossom BioAffinity Tonic.
Nourishing my skin is the next step after toning and for this I treat my skin to a beautiful oil. I let the oil sink into my skin and then if needed I add extra hydration by adding a light moisturizer on top or just on areas that needed extra attention, usually around my nose, cheeks and eye area. I am currently obsessed with La Bella Figura’s Modern Radiance Concentrate.
Once a week I treat my skin to an incredibly nourishing treatment using a mixture of Raw Manuka Honey and Turmeric or I indulge with masks like May Lindstrom’s The Problem Solver.
What’s your skin type?
I have to moisturize my skin otherwise it will feel dry and unhealthy. I very rarely breakout and when/if I do, it’s usually always due to stress or that time of the month. I get oily in my t-zone but usually only in the warmer months and I am prone to eczema patches, especially around the eye area. and I am a freckle-face, especially in the summer 🙂
What’s your favorite skin care product?
I am a sucker for face oils/serums and face masks My favorite oils right now are May Lindstrom’s The Youth Dew, La Bella Figura Barbary Fig Seed Oil, SkinOwl Geranium Argan Infusion Oil. For masks I love May Lindstrom’s The Problem Solver, Osmia Organics Detox Exfoliating Mask and Protein Exfoliating Mask, Sequoia Beauty Honey Berry Enzyme Mask and La Bella Figura’s Bio Active Healing Mask.
Top blemish zapper:
a mixture of Raw Manuka Honey and Turmeric. Leave it on for up to an hour and rinse off with warm water. Also: Osmia Organics Spot Treatment. When all else fails: Pure, Undiluted Frankincense Oil and/or Tea Tree Oil.
Face wipes, yay or nay?
yay and nay. yay because there are convenient, especially when traveling or when feeling lazy. nay because they are usually full of alcohol which is drying to the skin and also tend to be quite harsh. They are also not good for the environment. I think they can come in handy though so I do tend keep a few on hand usually when traveling.
Toner, yay or nay?
YAY! I love toners. I use my own DIY Clarifying Rooibos Facial Toner and I love pure Rosewater as a toner. It’s so refreshing and light.
High-end skin care or high-end make-up?
Both. though I would likely purchase a high-end skincare product over a makeup product. If your skin isn’t healthy then makeup will only emphasize that. I think skincare is much more important in the long run. With that said: I do love me some makeup products and I am a sucker for beautiful packaging, colors and clean ingredients. I have a huge makeup crush on Kjaer Weis and Ilia Beauty right now.
What’s the most unusual skin care product you’ve tried?
I think it depends on your definition of “unusual” as I know many people think I am crazy when I tell them I slather Raw Honey and Turmeric on my face or that I use Apple Cider Vinegar to tone my skin, or that I often moisturize with Coconut Oil. To me those things are not unusual at all and really make the most of sense in terms of healthy skin, but I know for many they can appear a bit strange. I honestly think the most unusual thing I’ve ever tried are chemical-filled skincare products. Looking back on some of the products I used to use, I have no idea how I put those ingredients on my delicate skin.
You’re in a pharmacy and can only pick up one item – what is it?
Apple Cider Vinegar. For an internal tonic (helps with digestive ailments and boosts immunity), for the skin (helps with breakouts, evens out skin tone, fights bacteria) and for hair (makes your hair so soft and shiny). It’s also great for cleaning. I love multi-purpose products.
Tell us your top skin care tips:
Hydrate with purified water and herbal teas. Drink your greens. Make fresh green juices or simply add green powder to your water and drink throughout the day. Make sure to de-stress your life as much as possible. Stress can wreak havoc on your skin. Always moisturize your skin to keep it looking supple and healthy. Also: avoid processed foods, gluten and dairy for ultimate glowing and clear skin. We can try as many beauty products as we like but unless you are treating your body internally, you won’t see the benefits externally.
What are your skincare tips and favorites? Do we have any of the same? Share your thoughts in the comments!
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