My philosophy about skincare and diet has always been very straight forward. Simple is best. I like to be able to identify each ingredient as whole and natural. Diet and skincare go hand in hand. What I put in my body quite visibly reflects in how my skin looks. I have struggled with my skin throughout my 20's, trying a million different products and regimes, never really feeling as though I was getting any traction. Earlier this year my Naturopath helped me identify that dairy/yogurt was partially responsible for many of the break outs I was having and blemishes I was dealing with. Since cutting yogurt out of my diet my skin has thanked me for it. On top of that, I have found a super simple skin care regimen that has improved the overall texture and appearance of my skin. Here are the three products I am using that have helped me feel more confident and beautiful in my own skin.
- Wash/Cleansing : HERBIVORE Pink Clay Gentle Cleanse Clay Soap Bar. I know, the idea of washing your face with a bar of soap is a little worrisome. But, this does not dry out my skin at all, and leaves it feeling completely cleansed of all signs of makeup. Also, this company has 3 different bars: Charcoal, Pink Clay, and Blue Clay that cater to your skin type.
- Moisturizing : Rosehip Oil. My naturopath recommended this to me after I complained about noticing signs of dryness and aging on my skin. This oil has fixed those issues I was concerned about and acts as a great moisturizer. It's light and absorbs nicely. It doesn't feel like it clogs your pores as I have found other oils do.
- Exfoliant : HERBIVORE Pink Clay Gentle Exfoliating Floral and Clay Mask. I use this 1-2 times/week. Usually in the morning before applying my makeup. It's like a mud mask. It comes in powder form, you then add a little of the powder and a little water in your hand, apply it to your skin and allow it to dry. Once it drys (and trust me you will feel it tighten) I use a warm wash cloth to take it off. My skin feels so good after using this mask: smooth, moisturized and glowing.