I am sure you have heard about companies like Revlon, Maybelline, Aveeno, dove, Estee Lauder, L'Oreal or the body shop. Many of their products have so many unknown ingredients and cost more than what you would spend in creating your own. How would you feel if you KNEW the ingredients in the products you were using were safe? Have you even thought about it?
Stop and think for a hot minute. Do you know anyone with cancer? Or anyone having trouble getting pregnant? Or anyone who has children who are behind developmentally? Or who is exhausted ALL the time? Maybe this describes you?
Removing harmful ingredients from your daily routine is not 100% guarantee that you will be free from all these health challenges, as there are many different factors involved. As a mom-I still owe it to my family and loved ones to remove harmful chemicals and do everything I can with my kids, dad, husband. Is it worth it to you to keep your family as healthy as possible?
One really simple and reliable way to have products that are safe and free from harmful ingredients is to make them yourself. Making your own products and infusing them with Young Living essential oils is a cost effective way to get premium products. BETTER products for a FRACTION of the cost.
Regular cleansing is an important part of healthy, youthful skin-but you can over do it. Dermatologists agree over washing your face can lead to irritation and lack of moisture. If you have overlay oily skin-you should wash your face in the morning and evening. If your skin is on the drier side-you should stick with once a day in the evening. Always wash your face after work outs to prevent breakouts.
Tips to getting the most of of your cleanser:
1. Take make up off before you cleanse. Most cleansers will not take off all the make up so start with an oil based make up remover. I like these SAVVY WIPES.
2. Avoid drastic temperature changes when washing your face-that whole wash your face hot and finish cold is a myth and can actually cause irritation.
3. It is a good idea to cleanse your face in the shower-mild steam can help soften hardened oils in pores.
4. Alternate your cleanser three times per week with a gentle face scrub-you can do this more or less depending on how your skin feels. The SATIN MINT SCRUB is Amazing for exfoliation. The exfoliating beads are made of jojoba beads-it's gentle, effective and refreshing.
I love the best of both worlds DIY and purchasing my own products. With so much false information out there, labels without clear ingredients and the dangers of said ingredients lurking in many of the leading brands out there-you have to trust the source. This is why I buy ALL my personal care and household products from Young Living. They are an essential oil company that has been around for over 25 years. They are the pioneer of essential oils and many companies around the world try to copy what they do BUT they are the real deal. AND they are more than just essential oils-they have over 600 products-something for everyone. With farms all over the world, a seed to seal promise and the motto of A HEALTHY HOME FOR EACH OF US, A HEALTHY WORLD FOR ALL OF US. They care about people and the planet.
I have been using the BLOOM facial cleanser, essence and lotion and my skin feels and looks amazing. These are products made from plants, the real "all natural" and you can learn more about BLOOM HERE.
What is YOUR skin care routine?