So here’s a divergent topic to hit this blog, beauty products. After accidentally coming across a YouTube beauty tutorial on Pinterst I was instantaneous interested by the technique and art behind a well dressed face. Although still young, I think this new draw has come by noticing the face in the mirror is no longer 19. I wore a lot of eye makeup in high school and early college, but once I started eating raw and living more naturally I left the black eyeshadow for a more natural look. The difference now and when I was 19 is my skin is no longer perfect. Stumbling across the beauty tutorial gave me a new appreciation for makeup and how it can be tastefully worn.
Tiny tangent coming…Google (you sneaker) caught on to my YouTube viewing pattern and somehow knew I was interested in natural products. Like a helpful creep that it is, Google began advertising Tarte cosmetics every time I was on a site with ads. Thank you…? Not too long after I opened the flood gates on high-performance natural beauty products I became more interested in skin care. While living raw I used only edible products on my skin like olive oil. Despite washing my face every morning and evening it just didn’t feel clean.
After so many review videos I learned that the key behind flawless complexions is not well applied foundation alone, but rather healthy smooth skin. Smooth skin makes a much better canvas for that foundation. I wondered about myself buying makeup, but I down right laughed when I couldn’t stop watching Clarisonic reviews on YouTube. Anyone who really knows me knows that gadgets and trinkets are not my thing, but I confess before you now that I own a beauty gadget…and LOVE it!
Wrapping this up, here is my newbie skincare routine and the products I’ve enjoyed assessing.
I wash my face with Dr. Woods black soap. It’s cleansing while gentle on my skin. I pat my face dry with a clean towel and then liberally apply Burt’s Bees Radiance Day Creme. My skin has been dry now that the weather is cooler, so I apply extra virgin cold pressed olive oil where needed. That’s it!
I use a small cotton cloth (cotton round/square works, too) and olive oil to remove as much makeup from my face. I use a second cloth to go over my eyes, because some eye makeup just won’t budge without oil. I then rinse my Clarisonic Mia in warm water, apply Dr. Woods black soap to brush head, and clean my face. Then I rinse my face clean and pat dry. Next I apply a liberal amount of Yes to Tomatoes moisturizer and olive oil where needed.
On occasion I’ll wear olive oil or coconut oil as a mask just to soak in all the goodness of those oils. When it was hot and humid I liked using Aloe Life Skin Gel along with my moisturizer. Whenever I feel a spot coming on I dab a little of this doodle (aka tea tree oil) and it usually takes it down or heals it quickly. Lastly, I’ve tried a few samples like Alba Botanica Hawaiian Aloe and Green Tea Moisturizer and Derma e Hydrating Day Crème with Hyaluronic Acid and would give a better crack at them, but I reallllly like the REN Hydra-Calm Global Protection Day Cream. Send me a gallon!
There are so many (too many) skincare products I’d like to try and makeup, which is a beast of it’s own, and there will be more where this came from. Maybe one of these days I’ll be brave enough to show my actual skin…face…on this blog :]