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5 Natural Beauty Hacks You Need to Try

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In a world filled with chemicals, natural is always better. This is especially true when it comes to things that we use on our body. There are countless beauty products out there, but if they do more damage in the long run or if you have sensitive skin, they probably aren’t the best idea for you.

Sparkling Water Facials

For this, all you need is sparkling water. There are no additional soaps or creams for this hack. Simply fill a bowl with the sparkling water, take a breath, and dip your face in it. The tiny carbonated bubbles offer several benefits like clearing dirt out of pores, firming skin, and best of all it is ideal for all skin types since the only ingredient is water.

DIY Cleansing Pads

Cleansing pads can be expensive, so this saves money as well as helping your skin. Depending on what you like and what you have on hand, you can create a variety of cleansers. One of the more popular ones combines apple cider vinegar with water. Apply this to your face with a cotton ball and use moisturizer after. Your skin will be refreshed after every single use and super clean talk about a win-win.

Use Natural Makeup

Natural makeup can help you enjoy your beautiful look, without worrying about chemicals that might affect your skin. There are plenty of options that are also easy on your skin if you have to deal with sensitivities. It is also easy to remove, making your bedtime routine easier and simpler. Just wash off with soap and water, and voila! You are done!

Add Essential Oils to Skincare

You can also add essential oils to your skincare routine. Not only will they help your skin smell wonderful, but they can also clarify your skin and reduce the appearance of blemishes. doTERRA recommends adding one or two drops of cedarwood to your toner or moisturizer for added clarifying.

Get Tan Without Risk

The sun-kissed look is always amazing, but with tanning beds increasing your risk for skin cancer exponentially it can be hard to achieve the look during the winter months. Rather than buy expensive self-tanners that often leave you looking a bit orange, whip up your own version with only lotion and cocoa powder. The lotion will be darker in the bowl than on your skin, so experiment in small areas of your skin to find the right shade.

There are so many natural ingredients used in commercial beauty products that most people aren't aware they can use. Natural products are not only better for our bodies, but better for the environment as well and when we make our own beauty supplies we know exactly what went into them. Be beautiful and confident because you have the power to do it yourself.

How to Stop Your Next Breakout Before It Begins

If you’re prone to breakouts, you may be using a daily facial cleanser, hoping to get rid of your pesky acne. However, what if you could stop your breakouts before they even began? To prevent your next breakout, be sure to follow these three tips for acne-prone skin.

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Always Remove Your Makeup

This is a must. A cardinal rule of any skincare regimen. Always, always, always remove your makeup before going to sleep. Not only can leftover makeup clog pores; it can also rub off onto your pillowcase, which creates a breeding ground for more dirt and germs to fester. This means that even if you remove your makeup the next night, you’re basically still covering your face in old, dirty makeup as you sleep. It also helps to use an all-natural, sweat-proof foundation that won’t leave behind residues or leave irritating chemicals.

Try using an oil-based or micellar water cleanser before bed. For an added glow, follow up with a night cream such as Nu Skin Clear Action night treatment for acne-prone skin.

 

Moisturize After Cleansing

You may shy away from moisturizers because you don’t want to make your skin “greasy”, but by not moisturizing your face, you’re actually doing more harm than good. Dry skin will produce more natural oil, which will clog your pores and cause breakouts.

For this reason, it’s recommended to always moisturize after you wash your face. Try a lotion treated for your type of skin, whether that is oily, dry, or sensitive. If you live in a sunny area, don’t forget to use lotion with a bit of SPF coverage.

 

Detox Skin from the Inside Out

Perhaps the most important step on the path to clear skin is to clean your skin from the inside. Processed foods, alcohol, and dairy can all contribute to skin breakouts, yet this can vary from person to person. Try giving up one type of unhealthy food at a time for a period of several weeks to test whether it clears your acne. 

 

You never know how many toxins you carry in your body which are poisoning your gut and your skin. Drink water everyday and be sure to wash up every night and morning for clearer, cleaner skin. Be sure to be proactive when it comes to skincare, and always treat your body right. When you do your body good, it always repays the favor.

#CanvasPrep: Turmeric for Bright Skin

Hey there mavens!

Checking in with you today to share some CanvasPrep beauty tips! You probably know already how important skincare is, maybe even more important than the makeup you use (aghast!). With my beginnings in esthetics, it's important to me that I give you the keys to bringing about your most beautiful face and then adding lovely, non-toxic makeup to that mix for dazzle and pizazz :-).

With that in mind, I'm sharing my latest segment on KTHV, Channel 11 where I talk about the virtues of Turmeric. You know, the yellow spice, that stains like crazy? Well it's absolutely wonderful for your health and is especially awesome for your skin.

Check out the video below (by clicking on the picture) where I give a super simple recipe and talk about some of it's great qualities. I've added this mask once a week to my spring skincare routine and I'm loving the results. Let me know if you try it!