It's time to discover a new all-natural skin care routine with only 5 steps!
If you have been following me since the beginning of my wellness journey, you know about my skin story. After discovering a few major details about conventional skin care products my lifestyle changed drastically. At first I felt sickened by the facts on traditional skin care companies that has been right at our fingertips this whole time. Was I truly just a naive adolescent or was the willingness to lather chemicals on our body so mainstream that people don’t educate about other options.
A little nervous about sharing with other people at first, but this isn’t about selling to your friends. It’s truly about making my loved ones aware. I have created the Essentially Well community because I’m appalled when reflecting on my first twenty-five years of unknowingly using harsh chemicals, years of poor health choices due to being an unintelligent consumer like many others, and lastly feeling betrayed by traditional beauty companies that advertise, or should I say brainwash, women and young girls to only know the traditional way. I may not be able to change the past but I can make a difference for my future and hopefully for others. Now aware of the health conscious path to self care, I am filled with gratitude that I have stumbled into this lifestyle. It’s time to spread the truth about ingredients found in personal care products because there is a much better way.
Decades of using toxic skin care products can be a health hazard which is why I am so passionate about sharing. I not only want to take care of my health but I want this as an option for you too because it’s actually so simple.
For years, companies have been using chemical ingredients in products due to the The Toxic Substances Control Act of 1976. The TSCA basically grandfathered in around 63,000 to 100,000 chemicals that were on the market at the time! When “grandfathered in” provisions of an old rule continues to apply to some existing situations while a new rule will apply to all future cases, which happens without any testing and unregulated. Under the TSCA manufacturers were able to protect their trade “secrets” that allow companies to keep their ingredients a secret, in this case chemicals, parabens, fragrance, volatile organic compounds, and sodium laureth sulfate (SLES). All ingredients known to be a toxin to our body so yes, when I mentioned feeling completely disgusted earlier, this is why.
Due to TSCA and the grandfathered-in ingredients, for decades women have been applying hundreds of chemicals to their body everyday, even in just the first hour of waking up. I know that when I am getting up and ready for work in the morning, I use the most personal care products and then makeup before heading out the door. Although we may seem “fine” on the outside, toxic accumulation and bioaccumulation is caused from repetitive exposures of a chemical and that produces toxicity to the body even though a single exposure may not.
I remember feeling stuck in a place that I couldn’t get out of with irritated dry skin, acne, eczema and redness. I had no control over the desired clear and moisturized skin, even though I thought I was buying the “best” products on the market due to the expense. Unfortunately, I knew very little about personal care product ingredients and what it really meant to buy quality products that support your body. Even after a few dermatologist visits and still no luck, I found essential oils at the perfect time in my life.
I immediately started to look at wellness in a different way when I realized the amount of exposure I had put myself in over the years to harmful ingredients. Maybe, just maybe there are reasons why people are starting to feel a certain way when older. I began questioning-- is this how we are supposed to be at that age? Now, I believe we have a choice in how we age. I often hear people say things like “run down”, “tired”, “sluggish” or often “dealing” with other issues and sometimes can’t seem to find the root of the cause. Are these things just the underlying issues that we deal with on a daily basis as a result of what we allowing in our home and putting on our body? I realized that instead of normalizing the old way of thinking, why not share about better choices and healthy lifestyle choices that make a big difference especially since it is known that over time from repetitive use, chemicals can accumulate in our cells and disrupt normal function in a systematic way. To me, it’s time for change in the way we see beauty, products, and health.
I hope you see from my last few posts that our skin is like a sponge. It’s absorbing about 60% of all things you put on it so it’s important to consider what’s coming in contact, whether applying good things such as essential oils or harmful toxic chemicals. When using traditional products the toxic chemicals allow free radicals to interact with our cells which have been associated with many diseases and they are also linked to aging. I started looking at products in the same way that I see issues affecting the body from other lifestyle choices, such as smoking or lack of physical activity. Our cells and organs are implicated through every choice we make including the type of personal care products we are applying.
Even though I have struggled with my skin and finding the right routine, I can personally tell you when I found Young Living I finally found products that work and support a healthy lifestyle. The moments when essential oils actually support your body to do things that it’s supposed to do naturally is truly empowering. With that being said, using one essential oil for supporting one issue is not the way it works. To be honest with you, it’s about using a variety of essential oils consistently, which is why I am grateful for Young Living and everything they offer for the chemical free home.
Washing your face and beauty sleep, are these two things connected?
Now, let’s actually talk about taking care of our skin. If you were just thinking that you’re going to avoid all the chemicals by simply not washing your face, that’s obviously not the best practice for your hygiene in mind. Even in the most tiring situations when going right to bed seems a bit easier than stopping in the bathroom for a quick wash, please go wash your face! There are a few things I want to unfold with you about skin, washing your face, and sleep.
Have you heard people talk about getting their “beauty sleep”? Well, I think we need to consider what’s really happening while we sleep because I’m pretty sure there may be some truth and science behind the old saying. From my undergraduate interest in the body’s physiology and currently being blown away by Rhonda Patrick, Matthew Walker, Ben Greenfield’s podcasts, I’m continuously learning more more about the importance of sleep. My hope is to share a simple understanding on a few processes occurring during sleep that might help you see why the older and wiser version of myself will never go to bed without taking care of my skin again.
To help you get a better understanding about skin, I like to imagine our skin as a large filter or even as a coffee filter. I absolutely love my coffee in the morning, but after the coffee sits there all day it certainly changes in appearance. In the morning, the coffee filter is nice and crisp which is similar to our skin. Yet at the end of the day, our skin is more like the filter after the coffee has been made; saggy and wilted. As a physical education teacher and a person on the go all day, I can even notice those changes happening throughout the day too.
Our skin experiences these changes due to being in a defense mode all day through the daily exposure to free radicals and even the sun too. During the day, the skin does an amazing job filtering out external environmental factors like dust, oil, smog, sweat, pollen, and even make-up. In the process of all this, it creates a magnetic field that almost is to attract all of those pollutants, and all of that is just sitting there in your skin, literally clogging up pores. By the end of the day, I personally feel the layer coating my face. In order to keep our skin aging in a healthy way these things need to be cleared away from the skin before you go to sleep.
Now onto this idea of beauty sleep. It only makes sense that you need to clean off the skin before hitting the pillow, but it’s also more important that the skin is clean because of sleep. Our body, an amazing machine, works naturally to support rejuvenation while we are sleeping. During sleep our body works to repair the body, which includes replenishing skin cells and building new collagen because of natural processes occurring, such as increase blood flow to the skin. In addition, melatonin production is also increased while sleeping, melatonin is known for the antioxidant properties important for healthy aging. Sleep has really peaked my interest lately after finding out the benefits from Matthew Walker, he has several podcasts recordings where he dives into the subject of sleep with popular names including Joe Rogan, Rhonda Patrick, and Peter Attia. Quality sleep allows the body to settle into the parasympathetic nervous system allowing the stress response to suppress which are all important for supporting the immune system and repairing any daytime damage.
If you simply do not wash your face before heading to bed then your accumulating junk on your pores and robbing your skin from all the oxygen to allow the replenishment to happen. If you don’t wash your face, your filter remains clogged and your skin cannot effectively repair overnight which will all cause skin to age faster. Not only is your body on your side for your skin care, but I have found several natural products that will support the entire process of replenishing skin cells. Using them at night will allow nocturnal blood flow to increase absorption of these supportive ingredients. Since there is so much rebuilding occurring at night and the cells are naturally exfoliating while you sleep, all the dead cells are on top of your face when you wake. It’s just as important to wash your face in the morning to give your skin a fresh new start.
The new and all-natural, 5 step skin care routine:
These products and recipes are some of my first steps that I took to change my life. My journey began right here through transitioning to an all natural, plant based skin care regimen. When I was struggling with my skin and fed up with options, essential oils fell into my life at the perfect time. Lavender, Purification, and Frankincense gave my skin relief after only three days of using them directly on specific spot locations on my face. Since that moment, I believed in essential oils and completely dove into the idea of using them for everything. I actually discovered that essential oils and this 5 step skin care routine is more effective than years of expensive traditional products.
Step 1- Makeup Remover wipes
Step 2- Facial Wash
Step 3- Facial Toner
Step 4 -Facial Serum
Step 5 - Facial Moisturizer
Step 1: Makeup Remover Wipes Recipe:
To start the cleaning process I use these makeup pads in the evening. I love wearing my Savvy Mineral Makeup but these help remove my eye make up nicely so that nothing lingers after a good first wash.
Here is what you need to make Bye Bye Makeup Wipes:
4 oz glass jar
24 Cotton rounds
1/4 Thayer’s Witch Hazel
2 Tablespoons Jojoba Oil or Coconut Oil
2 Tablespoons Distilled Water
2 Tablespoons Castile Soap (optional, I use a little splash of the soap)
6 Total Drops of Essential Oils - I use essential oils such as: Lavender, Tea Tree, Geranium, Frankincense, and Purification in my Bye Bye Makeup Remover Wipes.
Instructions for Makeup Remover Wipes:
First I stack cotton rounds into the 4 oz glass jar and set aside. I would say I use about 24 cotton rounds which is about 3 weeks worth. In a separate mixing bowl, add desired essential oils and other liquid ingredients then swirl to blend together.
Pour the mixture over the cotton rounds slowly in the glass jar. Please make sure you pour slowly, so many times I get impatient and pour too quickly making the mixture over flow the top of the jar because the cotton isn't absorbing the mixture. I hate when my essential oils spill, so just take your time and pour the mixture in the jar then press down on the cotton rounds and continue to pour again. Keep doing that until you notice the mixture is completely poured in the jar. Then I let it sit for a while before I use the wipes, I like to let the mixture soak into all the rounds in the jar for a night.
To store them properly, I would keep in a cool place and keep them sealed tight. I always try to use these before the 2-3 week mark just in case they start to dry out or seem less fresh.
Step 2: Face Wash
The official first step of the cleaning process. There are a few great options for face wash. I have used several of these and alternate them into my skin care routine, find what is best for you and your skin. It’s also nice to have options because Young Living often has items that are out of stock due to sourcing, knowing that no matter what you have at your house you can make awesome products to support you skin. Here are some ideas for you to use in your skin care routine.
# 1- Young Living Orange Blossom Face Wash:
I feel confident in recommending the Orange Blossom Face Wash because it was the product of my success story. Truthfully, the first face wash that wasn’t harsh on my sensitive face. Since I started with Young Living it was actually reformulated to be even better and the new formulated product was released at the 2018 convention with all skin types in mind. It honestly was the best cleanser I ever used with really incredible ingredients. One of the ingredients that I educate my friends about is Methylsulfonylmethane or MSM, it’s an ingredient really great for skin strengthening and overall wellness. There are actually several other Young Living products that use MSM, even some other soaps and lotions. It’s an ingredient that I look for to support my skin. These products get me excited because MSM is an naturally occurring ingredient that helps our body rid off free radicals. I found this article to help explain more about MSM:
Orange Blossom Face Wash is also a gluten free face wash that contains Chamomile, Algae, Aloe Vera Gel which support acne, aging, lightening blemishes, and moisturizing skin, everything that my sensitive skin needed at the time. You will also notice it also includes Gingko which is great for anti-aging, and its known to be a natural sun protectant, anti-inflammatory, and rich in vitamin E which supports healthy skin.
With Orange Blossom Face Wash your skin is going to feel so soft and actually clean, this soap maintains skin’s natural moisture barrier. Something that my skin was earning but my old products really dried me out. Orange Blossom Face Wash is going to remove the dirt and oil from pores, reduce surface oils and oily skin too, which is exactly what skin needs from a cleanser.
Remember a little goes a long way. You can use this directly from the new dispenser bottle or dilute into a new foaming bottle. In a 2 oz foaming soap dispenser fill the bottom ¼ inch or ½ ounce with Orange Blossom Face Wash, then fill remaining portion of the container with water.
# 2 Orange Blossom Charcoal Bar Soap
Orange Blossom Charcoal Bar Soap is currently is my favorite soap that Young Living offers, this soap was released at the 2018 convention along with a few more new Orange Blossom products that I am going to go over. I was so excited for these new products because of my strong connection to the Orange Blossom Soap. When I finally found a product that actually worked for the first time in 25 years, yet didn’t cause terrible feelings on my skin I was truly thankful I found Young Living. Knowing this bar soap would have similar properties I knew it was going to be a great product.
The charcoal bar soap specifically supports your skin to pull out the dirt and impurities without stripping the skin’s moisture barrier due to the charcoal. It actually pulls out dirt and impurities leaving my skin soft and smooth. One reason why I really like the bar soap is that it’s suitable for any skin type and I can use the soap on my entire body too. I actually feel that the bar soap continues the everyday control even better then the Orange Blossom for my skin right now. I like to alternate the foaming soap with the bar soap throughout the week.
# 3 - Young Living Base Soap:
Buying the Young Living Base Soap is a great alternative to castile soap. If you like to make DIY recipes and do things yourself, this base soap is a perfect natural, chemical free soap to have on hand at your house. There are so many uses and you are able to add any essential oil to the recipe to truly support your body in ways that you need personally.
To make face or body soap with Young Living Base Soap:
In a 2 oz foaming soap dispenser fill the bottom with ¼ inch base soap
Add 5-6 drops Essential Oils
Fill remaining with water
# 4 DIY Face Soap
If you only have your Premium Starter Kit and your ready to ditch the chemicals, all you need is Doctor Bonner’s Castile Soap and your oils. You can get castile soap at any many local stores, I typically order everything from amazon.
To make face soap or body soap with castile soap:
In a 2 oz foaming soap dispenser fill the bottom with ¼ inch castile soap.
Add 5- 6 drops of essential oils then fill the rest of the container with water
# 5 Satin Facial Scrub
The Satin Facial Scrub is a water-based exfoliant that is really good for all skin types. It features jojoba oil, mango seed butter, MSM, aloe, peppermint essential oil, apricot seed powder, and raspberry fruit extract to minimize the appearance of pores and invigorate dull skin. The scrub has a fresh scent and invigorating feel of Peppermint Essential Oil.
Satin Mint Facial Scrub is unlike many exfoliating scrubs because it gently exfoliates skin cells with Jojoba Seed Oil, a carrier that is most similar to your skin sebum. I actually use jojoba oil in a lot of my skin care products, such as my makeup remover wipes because of this reason. The jojoba oil beads actually burst and they are perfectly spherical. Unfortunately, some scrubs you see on the market are not gentle and they actually damage your skin. Some of these traditional products are apricot because its shards of shell which is actually not soft, it puts pressure on your skin and makes micro tears. When the Jojoba oil beads burst into spherical shapes they are absorb in your skin.
I like using the exfoliation once or twice a week and alternating it into my schedule. I avoid using this scrub every day because it could be too much exfoliation for my skin cells. I use this directly from the bottle, no need to make a new product here because only a small amount is needed to cover the entire face, remember a little goes along way.
Step 3- All Natural Facial Toner
Each step of the skin care routine is important in a specific way, I find the toner to be one of the most interesting of all the steps. Washing obviously clears the external pollutants from the filter but a facial toner is probably the quickest step in the skin care routine that is often underutilized. I have learned that the facial toner is the final step of the cleansing process for your skin, with three important functions to support healthy skin.
The first function of using a toner it to help remove the last bit of things that were not removed from actually washing the face. These facial toners also function to reestablish the pH of your skin. Everyone has a natural skin pH where cells are happiest to function as a protective barrier but when you wash your face the pH is actually interrupted. Normally skin will work hard to reestablish the pH naturally but when using one of these facial toner skin doesn’t have to work harder than it needs too, allowing pH to return to balance faster.
Lastly, a facial toner strengthens the connections between cells. Our skin cells are built like a brick wall with intercellular junctions, called desmosomes that provide strong connection between cells. With all the cells and desmosomes, they create a strong defense protection but it's your skin. It's not impenetrable so this leads back to the big problem with tradition products full of toxic ingredients things. These ingredients can penetrate that “brick wall” barrier but a toner takes our skin cells and pulls it together. A natural toner will tighten the intercellular gaps and it creates an additional layer of protection from external pollution.
A toner is going to do just that - tone your skin! After spraying the toner on my face I actually feel like it immediately tightens my skin. For something that only takes a few seconds to not only make but also use in the skin care process, it’s certainly a step that I don’t want to miss. Adding a toner to your routine will balance the pH, tightens the gaps of your skin cells, and make it so that things don't penetrate you as easily.
# 1 - DIY Rose Spray Toner :
In a 2 oz glass bottle with atomizer
1 oz. Thayers Rose Infused Witch Hazel
1 oz Rose Hydrosol
5-6 drops of Essential Oils.
# 2 - DIY Apple Cider Toner
Along with Thayers Witch Hazel and Rose Hydrosol, Apple Cider Vinegar is a natural antiseptic and has antibacterial properties. It will also naturally correct the pH of the skin when it becomes altered from washing the skin or applying makeup. It is also a natural exfoliator and breaks up dead skin cells. I really found that my skin reacted well to both of these recipes.
To make your apple cider toner:
In a 2 oz spray bottle with atomizer
1 oz of Braggs Apple Cider Vinegar (or less if you do not want it as strong)
1 oz of Thayers Witch Hazel
Add 5-6 drops of essential oils.
Here are some ideas for which essential oils to add to your facial toner, I typically pick only two and add three drops of each, totaling 6 drops in my toner recipe. When it comes to skin care, too much of a good thing can be problematic. You do not need to have more then 6 drops of essential oils in your toner.
Lavender- supportive of skin, calming and soothing
Frankincense - supporting aging skin and pigmentation
Geranium - supportive of all types of skin
Manuka - supports acneic skin
Helichrysum - supports wound repair, support rejuvenation
Gentle baby - blend that supports healthy skin (use only in the evening due to photosensitivity in the sun, avoid in sunlight)
Tea Tree - supports acneic skin
Step 4 - All Natural Facial Serum
# 1 Hyaluronic Acid Serum:
Talking about this facial serum makes me so incredible happy to share about skin care. I hope after reading this you understand everyone can afford quality skin care! There is no need to spend a lot of money on a facial serum once you have this recipe!
In 2017, I fell in love with this hyaluronic acid serum recipe because of how much support my skin received, not just my face but my upper chest and arms too. I apply this serum on my face to my fingertips. I use my hyaluronic acid serum basically on my entire upper body because at the time of just getting started with essential oils I was struggling bumpy, dry, irritated skin.
I share this one recipe with many friends and family because of how simple it is to make something so wonderful for your skin health. When finding this community, I actually found that taking care of your doesn’t have to cost a fortune and quality skin care products are actually affordable for all women to use, as it should be. When I was growing up, I often found myself buying products based on price and choosing not to buy certain products because I couldn’t justify spending the dollar amount on skin care. Then even more disappointed now looking back at the age where I was able to buy expensive “good” products that I thought would work yet just made things worse. Because of Young Living, I love the fact that I can create quality, natural products that support my skin and are so affordable!
I am not lying when I tell you, this hyaluronic acid serum is so affordable and truly amazing. I only buy one 16 ounce container of hyaluronic acid powder from amazon for about 16 dollars, and with that one container I enough powder to make my facial serum for what it seems to be a lifetime. The recipe below will show you that you only need 1/8th teaspoon of the powder and then water for your new serum! I’m still using my first container that I bought in 2017, that’s even after hosting skin care classes too.
I think what really makes this recipe so incredible for our skin care routine is actually understanding how hyaluronic acid functions in our skin cells.
Hyaluronic acid is something that's found in your body naturally so it’s something that our body will recognize. There are many cells in the body that will contain hyaluronic acid but largest amounts are cells found in skin, hair, eyes and connective tissues. Although, as we age the ability to produce hyaluronic acid will deteriorate over time, just another reason to use it in our skin care. Young skin with elasticity contains much more hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid nourishes cells and collagen which are vital to healthy smooth skin. Collagen is the structure and shape of the skin, I know that Rhonda Patrick uses collagen peptides to support the body too.
How does hyaluronic acid nourish the cells? The molecules in hyaluronic acid are known to be hydrophilic molecules meaning they are water loving and attracted to water. As hyaluronic acid penetrates your skin cells and it grabs onto over a thousand times its weight in water. It actually holds onto water like a vice inside your skin. When applying the hyaluronic acid serum, its pass through skin and holds on to all that moisture so less cells are fighting for moisture. The ability to bind to water and retain the moisture will actually plump up and rejuvenate skin cells. Think of it as bubble wrap that it goes into your skin, it plumps up skin cells and hold on to the water which ultimately will support with the aging process-- things like fine lines, wrinkles, and healthy rejuvenation too.
With these qualities and the fact that the molecular structure is so small, actually makes hyaluronic acid the powerhouse of the skin care routine, in my opinion. Hyaluronic acid and essential oils have a very small molecular structure, which are similar to the structure of our own cells. Essential oils are lipid soluble so they are similar to the structure of your own cells too. When you combine that with your serum, the powerful ingredients actually get pushed into the skin and because the molecular structure is so small, it pushes them into the deepest layers of the skin where you want the good things to happen.
Your skin has multiple layers that have different functions. The topmost layers are the ones that exfoliate off the fastest. The layers that are down lower are constantly moving up as new healthy cells. As new layers move to the top layers, it’s going to show on your skin. You want to proliferate these top layers and you want to take these new cells that are in the deepest layers and give them all of the good skin supporting essential oils and ingredients to help replenish and rejuvenate them.
The more often your cells are turning over, the more regeneration that happens, the more the new cells are encouraged to come up to the skin, ultimately the better your skin is going to look. I use this skin care routine and these products to encourage cell turnover.
With that being said, it's going to take a little bit of time to see results I immediately noticed a difference with how my skin felt because I was using drying products, the moisture was noticeable immediate. Some things will change within a couple days, but it takes about 28 days for deeper layer cells to move up to the outer layers for an adult. Children and babies actually turn over cells much quicker, about 14 days. Unfortunately, when we are older it's about 28 days which is why we need to support our skin cells move up to the top while also nourishing them. Keeping the deepest layer hydrated and supported with essential oils, your skin will see a healthy cell turnover.
Hyaluronic acid serum is the powerhouse because it takes those ingredients and the small molecular structure drives it into our deepest layers of skin which is where the change is going to happen.
How to make your Hyaluronic Acid Serum:
You will use a 2 oz glass dropper bottle for this recipe.
First start out by using 2 oz of ice cold water in a mason jar with a lid.
Add ⅛ teaspoon of hyaluronic acid powder to the cold water by lightly sprinkle Hyaluronic acid powder over ice cold water.
Cover with lid and shake vigorously until the mixture is blended, although it may clump a little and that is ok.
Pour the blend into glass dropper and add 5-6 drops of essential oils.
I use my most supportive essential oils for my skin in the hyaluronic acid serum, because I want these essential oils to get to the deepest layers of my skin. These are all essential oils that support aging skin.
Sandalwood and Royal Hawaiian Sandalwood
Step 5 - All Natural Moisturizer
I buy Young Living moisturizers to use as my final step of the skin care routine. Any of these moisturizers are well worth the investment because truly, a little goes a very long way with all Young Living products. I use less than a pea size amount to cover my entire face which make these products last for a long time. They’re also not like commercial products that have a lot of fillers so you don't need to use more to make it work.
The last and final step to skin care routine is not meant to penetrate those deep layers like the serum. Moisturizer is actually supposed to sit on top of your skin to seal in all of that goodness down below. These products are going to moisturize the contents on the outer layer of our skin. You specifically want to use moisturizer at night because it's going to prevent transepidermal water loss, because skin gets dehydrated at night. Although if dehydration occurs cells are not going to repair as frequently. Moisturizer allows this hydration to occur and allow all other functions to be supported.
Lastly, I learned one more important tip to support your skin. When applying any cream or serum to your skin use your ring finger because it's your weakest finger. Other fingers could tug at your skin and cause damage. By using your ring finger, the moisturizer will be applied gently. All you need is a little pea size dab on your ring finger, and then massage into face and neck. Massage throughout the face because you need to stimulate the circulation in your skin for all the good stuff to happen.
# 1 - Boswellia Wrinkle Cream - helps build collagen, hydrating properties, minimizing shine and reducing appearance of fine lines. It has Boswellia which is frankincense, also very good for skin care.
# 2- Orange Blossom Moisturizer - A vegan friendly option that improves appearance of skin, soothes, calms, and softens. It’s non-greasy, non-irritating, non-comedogenic and hypoallergenic moisturizer that controls excess oil and shine. You can use as a prep for makeup in the morning too.
# 3 - Sandalwood moisture Cream - A moisturizer that contains myrrh, sandalwood, rosewood, lavender and rosemary all supportive of healthy skin. It is an ultra-hydrating moisturizer that contains MSM which is a naturally occurring, plant-based ingredient which softens the skin and promotes elasticity.
# 4 - Lavender Hand and Body Lotion - I personally enjoy using this lotion as a final step to my skin care routine. It’s infused with lavender essential oil and other plant-based ingredients that act as a protectant to moisturizes for long-lasting hydration.
Like many other things in our body, skin operates on the premise of a use it or lose it too. If you don't take care of it, it will start to diminish over time. If you start to take care of it and use quality ingredients, collagen will start to build back up. To support healthy aging there are many things we need to do, but we need to do things consistently. A quality skin care routine can support how you feel about taking care of yourself. It all starts with these 5 simple steps. I hope you enjoy finding using these recipes as your skin care routine. Back in 2017, I was personally educated about these options and they changed my life drastically. Before then, I had no skin care routine. I found so much relief from a variety of these products that I explained and I believe in each and every one of them.
I find freedom in these skin care recipes, no longer dependent on mainstream products and they have allowed me to take my skin care into my own hands. I have a variety of these ingredients and products at my house, meaning I get to choose how to care for my skin every day. As a women, each part of the month is so different. I find it empowering to be able to change my products and choose essential oils to use in the recipe based on how my skin needs support at any point. When sitting down to make each of the 5 steps, I only take about 5 minutes to complete all 5 steps. Each and every step is cost affordable and so simple that I no longer can imagine anything other than a natural, chemical free way to skin care.
I hope this has helped you see where you can make simple changes in your skin care regime.
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