Hey there beautiful,
First off, I want to start by saying; you are perfect just as YOU are.
You, yourself, are the only being that can radiate your true light and your TRUE being on this earth. So I want to encourage you to live this as naturally as you can.
My mission on this earth is to lead by example and inspire every other being along the way. So if I don't share this, then I am not achieving my true purpose here and that won't serve me OR you.
For the past five or more years, I have been gradually transitioning myself, my husband and our home into a natural, non toxic environment and this is something I have been so passionate about doing, whilst empowering those around me to do the same.
One misconception I receive the most is one that I get from men and women and it is the thought around beauty. These questions or comments arise from those who may be a little skeptic about the lifestyle we embody and the lifestyle I embrace. The most common questions or statements that come up are:
"How can you wear makeup if you don't use chemicals."
"I can't get the same look with natural makeup//products."
"It's easier to go any buy products as I don't have the time to make my own."
"All beauty products that work have chemicals."
Blah. Blah. Blah.
And I call BULLSHIT!
It's NOT hard. It's SO FUCKING SIMPLE.
I think its harder going out and testing and trying over and over again, whilst spending copious amounts of bullshit high $$ on products that don't serve our skin OR health.
Being a man or women using synthetic chemicals//toxins//additives//preservatives..... ALL THE CRAP on AND inside our bodies is NOT good for our health, our skin or the future humans we wish to bring into the world. These synthetic substances are slowly killing millions of people globally and I want to empower this to change!
What does synthetic mean?
The definition of synthetic is; a substance which has been formulated or manufactured by a chemical process, and has chemically altered a substance which was derived from a naturally occurring plant, mineral or animal source.
Let me ask you this; Do you think its harder to switch your chemically ridden products to natural products OR to slowly kill the cells in your body by applying chemicals to it day in, day out?
I know that I will chose switching to natural products again and again and again.
By switching to natural products such as plant extracted mineral powder, natural plant made blush, plant powered concealer, mascara, eye brow shadow, lipstick, nail polish the list goes on, I have noticed a dramatic difference to my appearance by nourishing my skins natural state and health.
I have noticed that the pigmentation that once shadowed my under eyes is non existent. The small but large clusters of pimples that covered my skin are now just smooth, healthy looking skin.. because the build up is gone. My skin can finally breathe easily, because it is only being covered with plant magic and it is thriving again.
So, would you like to know how and what I'm talking about? How and what I changed to allow my skin to thrive and radiate again? To look well naturally? To naturally FEEL radiant too? To feel comfortable in my own skin, with or without makeup.
Well here goes;
To me, this was one of the easiest transformations EVER! Knowing that I was switching my blemish and pimple riddled skin for glowing, radiant skin. I said YES from the very beginning of my decision. So I switched from products such as MAC, Estee Lauder, Napoleon Perdis and the likes to the brand I will NEVER turn my back on; INIKA Organic, who cover all bases.
Find Inika products here; https://www.inikaorganic.com/
*Tip; they also sell in some Myer stores and a lot of health stores!!
Other brands I have tried and liked are; La Mav, Nude by Nature, Bare Minerals
Being someone who has had troubled skin from a very young age (I mean, from about 10 years old) I have tried a lot of products over time and was even prescribed to antibiotics AND birth control to 'try' and fix the problem. Although, as I grew older and wiser, I knew these were simply just band-aids and were not naturally helping, only making the root of the problem worse. Antibiotics and birth control don't only create the band-aid effect for a couple of weeks or months, or years... they slowly destroy our insides and cause major issues too our bodies, mainly the gut which is the root of most skin, weight and mood issues.
Since switching to basic, natural and mainly homemade options using essential oils, my skin is now the most radiant it has EVER been and I am proud to say that is because I have nurtured it and allowed it to breathe naturally.. like it has always wished for.
A brand that has been on the very top of my list for many years now is; Mukti Organics.
My daily skin routine is very basic, but one that I would like to share with you.
*[Please note I have oily/combination type skin and prone to breakouts if I use products that are heavy//chemically ridden]
+ Morning; I rinse my face in cold water only and pat dry, following with a light spray of my homemade facial mist made using filtered water with 4 drops each of Lavender, Frankincense and Juniper Berry Essential Oils in a 30ml amber spritz bottle.
+ Night; When in the shower I wash my face once with the Mukti Organics Balancing Foaming Cleanser, followed by my homemade facial mist when out of the shower. Once dry, I use the doTERRA Salubelle Essential Oil Blend that is made up of oils such as Rose, Helichrysum, Frankincense, Lavender, Myrrh, Sandalwood etc. I place a small amount under each eye (on the bone) and on my smile lines and continue to rub the remanence over my entire face and neck.
For a very long time I have only ever used oils on my skin for moisture. Although before becoming smitten by skin loving essential oils, I was quite basic and only ever used Extra Virgin Coconut Oil to moisturize my body. It wasn't until I noticed that the coconut oil was a little too thick for my body and started clogging my pores that I started searching for something lighter. It was then I discovered Organic Sesame Oil. Sesame oil is rich in essential fatty acids and helps to maintain the integrity of skin tissue while restructuring and moisturizing the skin.
I create my moisturizer daily by using; 2 TBS Organic Sesame Oil + up to 5 drops Essential Oils of choice and lather my body lovingly after my shower.
*Some of my favourite essential oils for skin are: Frankincense, Lavender, Geranium, Clary Sage, Bergamot.