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Skin-care routine: BEFORE and AFTER makeup application

Before:

•I always start with cleansing my face. Right now I’m using the Aqua Marina Lush cleanser (which I really regret buying👎🏾)
*But I also use an artisanal all-natural soap after I use any cleanser.*
•I use Witch Hazel as toner with cotton pads after cleansing💯
•Then, to make my skin extra smooth for my makeup application I mask for 15 minutes with the Cup O’ Coffee ☕️ from Lush (this leaves my skin like a baby’s bottom, and my makeup look more flawless)
•After masking I apply Witch Hazel again (I love to tone lol) and I also spray my face with the Ole Henriksen Truth facial water 💦 (the orange 🍊 one)
•I then proceed to moisturize with my Belif Aqua bomb🌊
•SPF (If I know I’m going to take a lot of sun I use the TarteGuard☀️, but otherwise I skip this step because it makes me too oily)
*the purpose of the before care is to make my skin soft and ready for makeup*

After:
•I remove my makeup with the Garnier Micellar water 💦 (this stuff is so amazing)
•I now started to use a cleansing oil after the micellar water (The Burt’s Bees 🐝 one I posted previously)
•And I cleanse my face with the same Lush product and artisanal soap
•after cleansing I like to exfoliate (right now I use the St.Ives Blemish control apricot scrub but I’m in the process of making my own scrub)
•I tone my face with the Witch Hazel✨
•and I apply the L'OREAL charcoal mask (detox and brighten😍)
*the point of the after care process is too take out all the makeup and gunk from my pores and make sure they’re squeaky clean*

I usually go to sleep after taking off my makeup so I then apply my nighttime products🌝🌚

drchellybeemd  asked:

I am reaching 30, and after using a popular (but terrible) acne cleanser for the last 10 years, I am keen to minimise sun damage and fine lines, while keeping my oily/combination skin clear. This is a lot to ask, and I have been researching myself into a massive hole trying to find skincare that is as natural and not harsh as possible. Do you have any recommendations, drugstore or otherwise??

Hi there!  I absolutely have some recommendations!  Skincare is my #1 passion, so forgive me if I get a bit excited and/or longwinded in my response.  :)

Before I get into actual product recommendations, I want to make sure that you understand your skin’s current situation.  Whenever I hear that someone’s been using the same skincare product for an extended period of time (10 years!? jeesh!) I know that your skin is probably completely different now than how it was when you first started using the product.  As you are in your late 20s, your skin is beginning to phase into an entirely different “wants/needs” category than when you were a teenager!  Specifically when talking about acne - breakouts in your teens are completely different than breakouts in your mid20s-30s. Your hormones have changed, I’m sure you have different environmental stressors, and your skin is officially in the declining stage. You mentioned that you have sun damage and lines that you need to address - so its time to get away from harsh acne products, and start looking at nourishing your skin to create optimum health!

I know that you mentioned cleanser, but I must stress that it is so SO important to develop a genuine skincare routine, especially if you are seeing breakouts, damage, etc.  Cleanser is probably the least effective product to use in order to see results - it is on your skin for a short amount of time, and it’s true purpose is simply to remove impurities, and not so much to replenish the skin with ingredients it needs.  Moisturizer and/or a serum, and SPF, are going to be very important for you.  

Cleansers by nature strip the skin of its natural oils and can throw it off balance.  Often this can cause acne, rough texture, and can accentuate signs of aging.  For this reason, I recommend using a hydrating cleanser, or a cleansing oil (massage onto dry skin and then add water to emulsify and rinse).  These will nourish your skin while removing impurities and balancing you out.  


Simple Skincare Hydrating Cleansing Oil - $9

This cleansing oil melts away dirt and makeup and leaves skin feeling soft and healthy.  Contains no artificial dyes or fragrances and contains just 6 ingredients.


Burt’s Bees Radiance Facial Cleanser - $9

This exfoliating cleanser uses the powerful antioxidants and amino acids found in royal jelly (like honey) to nourish, brighten and prevent aging in your skin.

Your moisturizer is going to be an integral part of your skincare routine.  This is where you find all of the best, most effective ingredients, and they actually have time to absorb into your skin.  Look for lightweight moisturizers with ingredients that will help correct and prevent damage, as well as keep your skin clear.


Origins GinZing Moisturizer - $28

This is one of my favorite skincare products of all time.  Origins will be a GREAT brand of skincare for you to look at, because they’re very natural, super effective, and genuinely feel good and are fun to use.  This will help repair sun damage, prevent lines, minimize your pores, brighten your skin, and make you look amazing.

Sunscreen is not very glamorous, but it’s probably the most important part of everyone’s skincare regimen.  Especially for you!  Sunscreen is the best anti-aging and preventative product you could possibly use.  If you’re skeptical, I highly encourage you to check out the extensive articles I’ve written here.


Physicians Formula Mineral Wear Loose Powder - $12

This is a convenient, natural method for applying SPF that serves a dual purpose - it sets makeup and makes your skin look airbrushed!  Just be sure to reapply every few hours.


Burt’s Bees Chemical-Free Sunscreen - $7

This more traditional form of sunscreen is entirely mineral based and nourishes the skin while you wear it.

I know this is a lot of information to absorb, but I hope that it’s helpful to you!!  It’s so important to care for your skin.  Good luck!

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I recently realized that I am 22 years old and still don’t have a “skin care routine” unless you count falling asleep without washing my face 75% of the time, and in the rare instances that I do remember to wash my face doing so with nothing but water and spite. Which in all fairness is a routine, just not a very “care” filled one. Anyway, I had this particular epiphany while standing in the bath and body isle of Target so I bought these face wash/scrub/moisturizer thingys and man oh man, is this what my face could have felt like this whole time??? You mean I don’t just have to accept my fate as a lizard woman? Mind blowing. 

Night Time Skin Care Routine🌚

Skin Care Night Time Routine

While you sleep, your skin cells are regenerating faster than throughout the day. It is important to have a skin care routine set for your sleep. This will help your skin appear brighter and healthier in the morning☀️

•Cleansing:
This should never be questioned. You must cleanse your skin before going to sleep in order to get rid of all those toxins, bacteria, and gunk your pores have built up from the day. I use the Burt’s Bees 🐝 Acne Solutions Gel Cleanser. This cleanser is great for those with oily and acne prone skin, it contains willow bark and salicylic acid to treat your breakouts and balance your sebum production.

After the cleanser, I use a daily exfoliator. Many people say you shouldn’t exfoliate every day. (I use to abide by this rule) but I recently found out the Koreans (which are widely known for their amazing skin care products and skin care obsession l) exfoliate their skin on a daily. This makes sense because the cleanser will leave dirt behind, which makes the exfoliator do its job by thoroughly dig into your pores. I use the Garnier Balancing Daily Exfoliator (grapefruit and pomegranate). This scrub is meant to be used on a daily basis, it is foamy and gentle on the skin which makes it ideal for evening/nighttime use✨
*make sure your scrub does not contain microbeads*

After this step, it is important to tone. Using a toner after cleansing will help your skin balance its PH levels (which are disturbed after cleanse) and prep your skin for moisture. This is a very essential step, no one should miss it. I use Witch Hazel as my toner, and also the L'BEL Mattifying Toner for oily skin. (Also contains salicylic acid)👌🏽

•Hydrating:

Your skin will need back the moisture you just stripped away. It is very important for you to know that moisturizing is key, it will keep your skin healthy and prevent wrinkles. Even if you are oily skin, you must moisturize! I use a hydrating face mist first, and then a water based moisturizer. (Ole Henriksen Truth Facial Water, and Garnier Moisture Surge Gel Cream)💦

•Treating

This is where the serum is put to use. Depending on your skin concerns, you should have a serum that will address these problems. In my case, I have an overproduction of oil, acne, and big pores. So, the serum I use is formulated for my concerns. If you have dry skin or dull skin, you should get a serum that is hydrating and brightening. (I use the L'BEL Perfecting Cream)💙

In addition to the serum, I also use an eye cream. I do not have dark circles or under eye bags so I’m not always loyal to this step. I do however, have dry eyelids from time to time. What I like to do is use the moisturizer as an eye cream, and added to that I use a natural oil (sometimes Argan, others Rosehip) and apply it for extra hydration. In the morning my flaky eyelids will be smooth as my butt👅

Because I have acne prone skin, I get blemishes. I took an aromatherapy class not so long ago and I learned to make my own formulas. Therefore, I created my own pimple potion. It is a mix of aloe vera juice, witch hazel, vitamin E, and essential oils that will help my pimples heal properly. I apply this directly to my blemishes❤️

Finally, I apply a small amount of Rosehip Oil🌹 all over my face. This oil has many skin care benefits that will help with acne scars, dry skin, blemishes, among other things🙆🏻 You do not have to use this oil specifically, but if you apply an oil, it must be at the end of your product application. Oil will penetrate all the previous products, but if applied beforehand, the products will not penetrate the oil. Keep this in mind!

Remember, your skin is your largest organ, take care of it!

Thoughts 09.01.2017

I’d so love, one day, to just up and quit my job, sell most of my possessions and live in a tiny house in the middle of nowhere, and just keep bees.

Just to live a quiet existence. Not quite a Burt Shavitz level of reclusion, but not worlds away from it either. A simpler existence, surrounded by nature, and a surplus of bees buzzing away. Maybe even go part way to being self sufficient.

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Eye creams are one of the best skincare products you can use and they have so many benefits for the skin. No matter your age, skin type or location in the world everyone can experience their benefits. Eye creams are generally a universal product but also come in specialized formulas for anti-aging and firming to de-puffing and hydrating. 

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I spent all my life as a wine consultant, tasting, buying and selling wine and spirits. Teaching people a lifestyle, how to live well. I was very good at this job, so much it drained my soul especially during the holiday season.
It took years of shedding my soul of marketing and public relations to see what life was about. Not until I became a beekeeper did I achieve my inner peace.
Bees came into my life four years ago as a swarm, and with this gift I became a beekeeper. Not the honey for money guy you see at the market but the passionate advocate of my winged friends. Teaching responsible beekeeping consumed my life. Finding a balance between helping them and allowing them to find there own way.
Only in the past few years have bees given me honey, wax and propolis. I received these gifts with awe and incorporated them into my life. Toothpaste, mouthwashes, creams, hair pomade, wood wax, mead, and candles to name a few. You name it and I make it.
What I learned from these products is the simplicity of life, how I wasn’t an inventor, but just exploring techniques and ingredients that were in use by common house holds less than a few hundred years ago. Where you made what you needed without a carbon footprint, preservatives and marketing machines.
Beekeeping has changed the way I live. I am far from being granola but I have a learned a respect for the planet, its inhabitants and my small part I play here. I never thought much about legacy and what it means to have the gift of life. But I can tell you I am a better person for taking a step back and looking at life from the eyes of a selfless insect.

Lip balm and rough spot suave
¼ cup bees wax
¼ coconut oil
¼ Shea butter
One or two drops of lanolin
4 vitamin E gel tabs squeezed of the contents
10 - 15 drops of essential oil

Melt everything except the E and essential oil in a double boiler. I use an old espresso milk frother dedicated for my wax melting and mixing.
Add the Vit E and essential oil of your choice at the last minute to preserve its potency.

I use only vanilla, propolis or lemongrass for my oil. You can buy metal tins, lip balm containers or use used Altoid Smalls containers.

Enjoy and live life well.