Diet and a cleansing lifestyle can drastically transform your skin, but when the products being used topically are counteracting your effort, the results may not be dreamy.
Many of the skincare products on the market today, whether sold at the counter of your favorite department store, or purchased from an infomercial, contain ingredients that irritate the skin. This is also true of “Natural” products. Instead of truly helping our skin, we find ourselves living in quite a paradox– taming sensitive skin with irritants, reversing aging with chemicals, and trying to heal blemishes with harsh ingredients.
For years I struggled with my skin. If I could have written a note to my younger self, I would have told her to first change her diet ASAP.
And then I would have told her to toss those skincare products out the window.
Before discovering the Naturopathica Skincare line a few months ago, I was frustrated by all skincare products. Unlike some women, I do not collect a variety of “product.” I like simplicity. I want something I can wash my face with, and something to use as a moisturizer. I am a busy lady. I have a bustling and sometimes hectic day. Sometimes I don’t get enough sleep. Sometimes I stress over little things, and… more often then not, it shows on my skin. I want results without chemicals, or irritants.
The skin is the body’s largest organ. It serves as a backup organ to the kidney and the liver and it is a means of releasing unwanted toxins through the pores of the skin. A cleansing lifestyle will stir up unwanted debris and bring them to the surface. This becomes apparent when the skin becomes congested.
I am very particular about the ingredients I place on my skin. As promised, and after trial and error, I have created my own Skincare Regimen.
I like the ingredients. I like the results.
My Favorite cleanser is the Naturopathica Aloe Cleansing Gel. I use it morning and night. It is cleanses the skin of impurities without stripping away it’s natural oils. It leaves the skin feeling fresh, without feeling depleted. It is perfect for sensitive skin, or any skin in my opinion.
- According to the website: 99% of the total ingredients are from natural origin. 51.51% of the total ingredients are from organic farming.
After cleansing, I will use an enzyme peel, once or twice a week. I love peels. They make me feel feminine and special.
My absolute favorite product, the Pumpkin Purifying Enzyme Peel is a delight. Pumpkin gently exfoliates the skin, while enzymes work to breakdown dead skin cells. After rinsing, the result is a smoother, and less congested surface. After repeated usage, tiny but consistently clogged pores have all but disappeared across my chin– something I was starting to think impossible without eliminating an irritant from my diet.
My Recommendation: When you can, enjoy this peel in a warm bubble bath. I never tire of the enticing and fragrant aromas that this results-driven pumpkin peel has. Relax. Unwind. This is a real treat– during and after!
Can I have two favorite products because I fell in love with the Calendula Essential Hydrating Moisturizer over the holidays. As someone with “sensitive” skin, I have always disliked moisturizers. As I have aged, I realize the value of keeping the skin protected and hydrated is of paramount importance. While a diet should be hydrating, the weather, climate, environment, stress, and social gatherings (indulgence) can not only cause dehydration but also create inflammation.
The moisturizer is appropriately named after Calendula, an herb used topically on slow-to-heal wounds, mild burns and dry skin. I cannot tell you how much I love this product. It is deeply hydrating, without leaving behind a touch of unfavorable, or oily residue. As far as inflammation, I was absolutely astonished at the remarkable decrease in any redness after my first use. If you wear makeup, this moisturizer will provide you with a smooth and even canvas. If you don’t want to wear makeup, well this just might be your new best friend.
I use the hydrating lotion after cleansing, in the AM and PM.
- According to the website: 100% of the total of the ingredients are from natural origin,
58.915% of the total ingredients are from Organic Farming
What are your favorite products? How about natural solutions you have come up with? What works for you? Are there certain “natural” ingredients that irritate your skin? What is your skin type?