natural skincare tips

✨Hoe Tips✨ Skincare Ed.

1. Find products for YOUR specific skin type. Look into ingredients like salicylic acid (for normal/oily skin) or glycolic acid (for dryer/aged skin) and see how they affect your specific skin type. Don’t just do Proactiv or whatever bevause everyone else does it.
2. Kinda goes with no. 1, but look at the ingredients in whatever you’re putting on your face. Labels like “paraben free” are typically better for your skin. Look up ingredients you aren’t sure of, and make sure they aren’t notably corrosive chemicals.
3. Do a swatch test on your wrist or forearm for all skin products before putting them on your face. If the product irritates the skin on your arm, DO NOT put it on your face.
4. Do a mask once a week to really clean out your pores (cheap ones can be found at Target, Walmart, or your local pharmacy).
5. Drink lots of water, and eat fresh fruits.
6. MOISTURIZE DAILY. Even if you have oily skin (there are moisturizers specifically made for oily skin types). Moisturizers with SPF are a bonus for extra protection.
7. Shower/wash your face with lukewarm/cooler water. Hot water can dry out your skin immensely.
8. My skincare routine order: remove makeup, facewash, exfoliator, mask, toner, acne/spot treatment, moisturizer/spf
9. Never ever ever sleep with makeup on
10. Coconut oil and other essential oils can be great for your skin, but they can also clog up pores if you have an oily skintype. Bear that in mind.
11. Try to buy skincare products of the same brand, or at least that have similar ingredients. Mixing the wrong brands/chemicals can cause acid burn on your face (which from personal experience hurts like a bitch and takes a while to heal.)
12. Witch hazel is a fantastic all natural toner
13. For more acne prone skin, try to find a moisturizer with salicylic acid for that extra defense. Clean and clear ($8 at any drugstore) works wonders
14. Don’t pop your pimples ever (but if you do, make sure to only pop the whiteheads)
15. Those tiny black dots on your nose are supposed to be there. They’re pores, not blackheads, and should be cleansed regularly. However, you should still have those little pores on your nose visibly. Stop tryna get rid of them.
15. Touch your face as little as possible
16. Change your pillowcases often, especially if you sleep on your front
17. Every few months, change up the brand of your skincare products. The oils and bacteria on your skin eventually adapt to the products you use, and they stop being as effective
18. Some brands of birth control can actually double to clear up your skin
19. Wash your scalp and hair often, especially if you have acne on your hairline
20. Relax. Skin can be severely affected by extreme stress levels
21. Swap out your heavy foundation for a light BB cream on casual days. BB cream is more protective and moisturizing for your skin, and still offers natural coverage
22. Look for makeup products with SPF. These products can moisturize and protect your skin from sun damage while still keepin ya face beat
23. Always moisturize and prime before putting on makeup, to make it last longer and to keep your pores clear despite layers of foundation, concealer, powder, etc
24. Splash/spray some rose water onto your face before moisturizing. This both tones and hydrates your face to really lock in moisture.
25. Don’t go overboard with the amount of products you put on your face. Sometimes, less is more.

✨Thats all for now hoes enjoy ya clear skin✨
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• 100 Days of Productivity - Day 27/100 •

// rosehip oil //

This serum changed my skin.

I had combination skin - super oily, so I washed it twice a day, but washing it would create dry patches that would become super irritated.

Buying this changed everything! I use four drops every morning that I work into my skin after washing my face. My face feels firmer, looks brighter, and seems more elastic. Now I can wash my face twice and I ~never~ have dry patches! It has also reduced my red patches I sometimes get on my skin.

It blows my mind that I don’t have combination skin anymore. My skin feels amazing all day, and it’s made me feel so much more confident. For $10, it’s definitely affordable as well.

My Skincare hacks

#1 Vegan soaps- are 👌🏾 (ie oatmeal, Shea and black African soap, tomato soap, papaya soap,)

#2 Mix Rose Water and Tea tree for toning and cleansing- add bit of coconut oil in the night for moisture

#3 Oatmeal masks- are great for exfoliating and improving texture

# 4 Tomato masks- are great for hyper-pigmentation

# 5 Lemon Water- drinking lemon water in the morning before eating detoxifies your body

# 6 Minimising dairy and meat intakes helps

# 7 Drinking tons of water helps

Products that I use

-Freeman Charcol & Black Sugar Polishing Mask
-St Ives Exfoliating Scrub
-Lavender Soap from Lush
-Moringa Oil/ Coconut Oil

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aloe! i love her 💕 i use aloe every so often, usually when i have deep and inflamed acne because it reduces inflammation a lot. i’ve only ever used fresh aloe and i recommend it 110%! i know it can be difficult to find in many places, but i purchase aloe leaves (is that what they’re called?) from my local mexican supermarket. i just cut slices like the picture and use my fingers to get out the gel and spread it on my face. once it dries it tends to leave white residue, so i only apply it at night. one last thing, fresh aloe does have an unpleasant scent!

Skin Care Tips #1

All of us want flawless skin. Women and men. We want our skin to be good and sometimes our skin has other plans. Maintaining a healthy skin care regimen is a must.

What can affect your skin:

- Food

- Products

- Sleep

- Activities

- Water intake

- Stress


Tips for healthy skin:

- Drink more water. Water helps maintain skin moisture, elasticity, and skin tissue. It depreciates wrinkles, aging and skin disorders.

- Drink less coffee, artificially made juices, and alcohol. It will take away skin moisture. Alcohol causes Vitamin A deficiency, which will make your skin unable to combat radicals.

- Eat more fruits and vegetables. Some fruits and vegetables has a great source of water. All of the fruits and vegetables has minerals, vitamins, antioxidants, etc. You can’t go wrong with this combo.

- Clean your pillowcases on a weekly to monthly basis. A dirty pillowcase can cause breakouts. We don’t want that.

- Be more active. Exercising is not only beneficial to the body. It will release toxins from out of your body.

- Get enough sleep. Sleep deprivation can hinder your skin and causes early aging.

- Clean your makeup brushes often.

- Wash your face twice a day. One time in the morning, and one time at night.

- Do NOT drink soda.

- If stress, do therapy activities . For example: yoga.

- Avoid too much of sugar and salt. Sugar causes inflammation, and salt will retain skin moisture.

- Take a makeup break. Let your face breathe and rejuvenate.

- Don’t allow chlorine to be on your face. Chlorine drys out your skin. Invest in a shower filter.

- If you breakout, don’t pop it. It will cause inflammation and bacteria to enter into your skin. Do natural treatment like a masque.

Message us if you have any questions about skin care, what we recommend, and solutions.

Good Health = Good Life

witch tip

lavender oil is seriously such an investment because here are some of the things you can do with it (please feel free to add your own tips!)

  • enhancing ability to see past the veil (ie: spirits, ghosts)
  • help you sleep
  • FADES ACNE SCARS
  • brings happiness (if you like the smell)
  • helps reduce dandruff
  • works really well with bath magic!!
Easy, cheap, and Effective DIY moisturizer

This face mask is my favorite mask to use when my face is really dry or needs extra moisture.  It also helps reduce the appearance of acne. It’s easy to do and has great benefits. This mask is just  Bananas.

Here are the benefits of incorporating bananas into your beauty routine:

·         Amino Acid

·         Vitamin C and A

·         Potassium

·         Vitamin A

·         Zinc

·         Antioxidants

Instructions:

1.       Wash face

2.       Cut off a piece of a banana and rub it on face

3.       Leave banana on for 30 minutes

4.        Rinse face

quick tip for great skin

your blood is the carrier of all the nutrients to all the organs in your body. increasing your circulation by exercise = more nutrients to your skin cells = healthier skin cells that can do their job properly (less acne, more raw materials for things like collagen, elastin, antioxidants to help neutralize free radicals). exercise also increases lymph circulation to help remove toxins and pollution that may cause free radical damage and lead to acne/aging/inflammatory skin conditions.

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My skincare routine or How the Korean 10-Step Skincare Routine can be Modified for Dry Skin with Non-Toxic products

1. ✨Oil based cleanser: Pumpkin seed-shea-Corn oil mix (provides skin with emollients which will help the skin retain moisture for longer while easily breaking down makeup)
2. ✨Foaming cleanser: Dr. Bronner’s Lavender Castile Soap: With gentle foaming action, the coconut oil (!) based cleanser relieves pores of any residual dirt.
3. ✨Exfoliator: Pearlessence Charcoal & Neroli Face Scrub: Every 3 days, I use this to extract the build up of any oils or pollutants from the air.
4. ✨Toner: Apple Cider Vinegar: It restores the skin’s pH in case other steps and/or the environment have disrupted it. I use the cap for the dilution. I pour in one drop of ACV and fill the rest of the cap with water to reduce its strong acidity. (Sometimes I use the LUSH rosewater face mist as well here)
5. ✨Essence/Eye Cream: Rosehip oil: It reduces wrinkles (and dark spots) and plumps the face with moisture. I’m not too concerned with wrinkles so I mainly take this step as a moisture and vitamin boost. This oil has many antioxidants, fatty acids, and vitamins E, B-carotene, C, and A.
6a. ✨Serum: Shea Moisture Spot Correcting Serum: Other than moisture, my skin problem is hyperpygmentation (on the sides of my face–note: it has noticeably improved with this routine). This improves whatever sunspots and dark spots without using a harmful skin brightener. A little bit goes a long way!
(6b. ✨Face Mask: Sheet Mask or LUSH Mask of Magnaminty: I do this step on days that I use the exfoliator. Right now, I am using a lavender sheet mask which is really soothing. I usually just use whatever looks good (and has good ingredients!).) 7. ✨Moisturizer: Body Shop Honey Body Cream or Oil Mix from step 1: The cream is for nighttime and the oil is for daytime. This step is essential for my dry skin because it locks in all the good stuff from the products before, makes a barrier from pollutants, and, obviously, moisturizes.

(8. ✨Sunscreen: Alba Botanica Facial Sunscreen: It will not clog your face and does not have any harmful active ingredients!) N.B. this routine contains a few comedogenic products because my skin is more dry than acne prone. Shea and coconut oils do not cause blackheads on my skin. The oils/products can be substituted. Also I suggest less moisturizing products for normal to oily skin

5-Minute Healthy Strawberry Frozen Yogurt

Yield: 4 servings

Prep Time: 5 min

Ingredients:

4 cups frozen strawberries
3 Tablespoons agave nectar or honey
½ cup plain greek yogurt
1 Tablespoon fresh lemon juice

Directions:

Add the frozen strawberries, agave nectar (or honey), yogurt and lemon juice to the bowl of a food processor. Process until creamy, about 5 minutes.

Serve the frozen yogurt immediately or transfer it to an airtight container and store it in the freezer for up to 1 month.

How I Use My Indian Healing Clay

I use this mask about once a week, or whenever my skin needs a good, deep cleanse.

I mix this product up in a ziplock bag, because otherwise it makes a mess. I take about a tablespoon and a half of the powder, one tablespoon of raw Apple cider vinegar, and then I mix in about 3-4 tablespoons of water. You can make the vinegar and water equal parts, but I personally think that vinegar is just too harsh for my face, so I like to dilute it with water.

Once it turns into a paste, I put the mask on as a spot treatment, over any pimples or areas of skin where my pores feel clogged. I leave it on for 20-25 minutes.

When you’re taking this mask off, make sure to NOT do it over the sink, because you do not want this thick clay clogging your pipes.

I love this mask because as soon as I get a little pink bump on my skin, I put this over it and it brings the pimple to a head immediately.

While using avocado directly on the face is a popular natural beauty treatment, many people have found that just eating avocado regularly can do wonders for their complexion. Avocados are rich in healthy fatty acids, vitamins and antioxidants that can improve your skin from the inside.

Here’s one of our favorite recipes: Creamy Avocado Pasta, Yum!

Avocados add a silky consistency and cheese-like richness to this dairy-free pesto recipe. Ready in only 15 minutes!

Ingredients
 • 1 large bunch fresh basil
 • 2 ripe avocados
 • ½ cup walnuts or hemp seeds
 • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
 • 3 cloves garlic
 • ½ teaspoon fine sea salt
 • ½ cup extra-virgin olive oil
 • Ground pepper to taste

Preparation
Strip basil leaves from the stems and add to a food processor along with avocados, walnuts (or hemp seeds), lemon juice, garlic and salt; pulse until finely chopped. Add oil and process to form a thick paste. Season with pepper and toss in pasta. Enjoy!