SKINCARE & MAKEUP

SIMPLE BASIC SKINCARE

Simple Skincare Basics

SIMPLE SKINCARE BASICS

Basic Skincare Routine simply made. Skincare is unique and intricate. Sometimes it takes a lot of trial and error to reach our desired skin health. But often, if we keep it simple, it is much easier to dial in.

Materials

  • Skincare products
  • Cotton pads
  • Q tips
  • Face Towels

Instructions

    SIMPLE SKINCARE BASICS. Skincare is unique and intricate. Sometimes it takes a lot of trial and error to reach our desired skin health. But often, if we keep it simple, it is much easier to dial in.

The Basics– Cleansing, Moisturizing, Extras

1. Cleansing – In most cases, use a gentle cleanser. Above all, do not go to bed with a foundation on as it will clog your pores. (Cetaphil Gentle Face Cleanser, Neutrogena Ultra Gentle Daily Cleanser, Dr. Hauschka Soothing Cleansing Milk, Drunk Elephant No.9 Jelly Cleanser)

2. Moisturizing – Likewise, use a gentle moisturizer. (Cetaphil Gentle Moisturizer, Koh Gen Do Spa Gel, Mario Badescu Buttermilk Lotion, NAPCA Mist Life-flo for Face, Body & Hair)

3. Eye creams - there are many different types of creams for various conditions. Some I like to use are Mac Fast Response Eye Cream, Drunk Elephant C-Tango™ Vitamin C Eye Cream, and Clinique All About Eyes.

4. Blackheads - Try diluted tree oil, apple vinegar, or witch hazel for a few days. Apply with a Q-tip or cotton pad. 

5. Exfoliate - Use a gentle scrub or exfoliator 1 to 3 times a week. However, be gentle. If any irritation occurs wait until it is completely healed before using again. (Dermalogica Gentle Cream ExfoliantAlba Botanica Hawaiian Facial Scrub, St. Ives Fresh Skin Apricot Scrub)

6. Toner - If oily or breaking out, you may want to use a gentle toner like Witch Hazel or Glycolic Toner

7. Dryness - Instead of moisturizer use an oil. (Emu Oil, Koh Gen Do Macro-Vintage-t3-premium-oil, or Drunk Elephant Virgin Marula Luxury Facial Oil.

8. Mask: Use masks as needed. For example, clay masks work well for pores and oil. Try Aztec Healing Clay.

9. Retinol: Use retinol as needed, usually 2-3 times a week. For instance, I use Miracle of the Sea by our dermatologist Dr. Eric Lewis back in Beverly Hills – he is amazing!)

Notes

This is a simple skincare routine that only covers the basics. As there are many types of skin and skin conditions it is best to research products and if necessary, consult a dermatologist and a facialist if needed.

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LOVELY SKIN OIL FOR THE FACE & BODY

Lovely skin oil for the face & body is an excellent choice as a moisturizer. As we get into winter, you might find your skin is getting a bit dryer. I have combination skin (that is, let’s say mature, lol), and the oils are a perfect solution for me. Oils for the face and body can keep your skin soft and velvety. I love skin oils for my face, neck, hands, and body. I love the way they absorb quickly into the skin. For a most lovely face oil that seeps flawlessly into the skin, I recommend Koh Gen Do Macro Vintage Skin oil.

Koh Gen Do Macro Vintage Skin oil

Another excellent face oil is Drunk Elephant’s Virgin Marula Luxury Facial Oil. Dr. Hauschka Neem Nail & Cuticle Oil works wonders for your nails and cuticles.

Drunk Elephant’s Virgin Marula Luxury Facial Oil

Dr. Hauschka Neem Nail & Cuticle Oil


EMU oil is my go-to for super dry spots on my face, hands, and hairline. Also, for my hands, I discovered an excellent treatment when prepping sweet potatoes with olive oil, brown sugar, salt, and pepper. I massage the leftover oil mixture onto my hands, leaving them soft and smooth. Coconut oil is the perfect moisturizer for the body and feet.

VISIT MY BLOG ON GREEN SMOOTHIES AND SKINCARE!

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