For the past two years, I've been slowly transitioning from my usual skin care products (full of toxins and parabens) to more natural, organic based cosmetics and skin care. I've always battled skin issues like acne, eczema and rosacea but in the past few years, those issues have only gotten worse. I've worked on my health by eliminating dairy and gluten and feel a whole lot better, but I still battle my skin issues. I knew that finding a natural skin care regime would help my skin to heal and would reduce my symptoms. It is definitely a work in progress - I'm always trying new products to see what works best with my fussy skin. I wanted to share some of the products that I've fallen in love with and have helped to transform my skin from being red, dry and irritated to plump, dewy and bright.
Finding a cleanser that removed all of my makeup at the end of a long day but did not strip the oils from my skin and irritate my sensitive skin was hard to find. This is hands down my favorite skin cleanser. It is so gentle yet cleans so much dirt and makeup from my face. After a long day, my skin feels so soft and clean after using this cleanser. You don't need to use a lot - a small amount goes a long way. I use this twice a day to keep my skin clean and fresh.
The name of this product says it all - super soothing skin stuff. That's exactly what it is! I've struggled with irritated and dry skin and this cream is always a go to for me. It turns any dry patch or eczema flare into calm, soft skin almost overnight. You don't need a lot - just a little bit goes a long way. It's also great on dry winter hands and summer feet. I cannot live without this stuff!
3. Logona Naturkosmetik Blush
Finding natural cosmetics has been a challenge for me. I heard about this beautiful, natural blush from skin guru, Joy McCarthy. I purchased it online and have since fallen in love with it. I use it almost everyday to compliment my fair skin. It goes on beautifully and does not irritate my skin. Other blushes would leave my skin dry and filled with little bumps. This blush feels great going on, lasts all day and comes in 3 lovely colours.
4. Holistic Vanity's Comforting Camellia Oil
As a sufferer of rosacea, I often find it difficult to find products that won't irritate my already sensitive skin. Holistic Vanity has come out with an entire line dedicated to rosacea skin! My favorite product from this line is their Comforting Camellia Oil. I use it everynight to help moisturize and soothe my skin. It smells great, and my skin loves it! It sinks in and overnight, transforms my skin - calming it and bringing down any redness that I might have. This is my must have before bed! Love this oil!
5. Pure & Simple Purifying French Clay Mask
Just thinking about this mask makes my skin happy. I use this nutrient rich clay mask at least once a week to help purify my skin, reduce oiliness and help with blemishes. Once I've washed my face at night, I will put a good layer of this mask on and just let it sit for 10-15 minutes. After I wash it off, my skin looks calmer and clearer - it's just happier. If I have a nasty pimple, I will put just a dab of this mask on the spot before going to bed and when I wake up, the spot is noticeably smaller and less red and puffy. Do yourself a favor and spoil your skin with this amazing mask.
I can't say that the battle with my skin has ended, but these products really do help keep my major issues at bay. I feel good knowing that I'm putting natural, organic products on my skin. I used to suffer from such dry skin but now I feel like my skin is dewy, soft and glows from the inside. Switching to more natural products is not an overnight task - it takes time. Try switching one product at a time and see how your skin likes it. Not every product is right for everyone so you really need to listen to your skin and find the products that will make your skin sparkle!