Organic, Natural, DIY Facial Regimens!

I love ALL things natural and organic. I especially love it when it comes to facial care. There is no need for parabens, harsh chemicals, toxins, or whatever else is put into our products that no one even knows how to pronounce. Organic, natural and DIY all the way!

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I just thought I’d share with you the facial care regimen I treated myself to tonight.  I first used my cleansing facial wipes made by Simple.  I use the sensitive skin kind since I have…drumroll… sensitive skin.  I use this to get the top layer of my makeup off of my face.

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Then, I move on to my favorite(well, one of them) cleansing gels.  It’s called Vitamin C Renewal Refreshing Cleansing Gel.  Its packed with antioxidants and provides photo-aging defense.  Vitamin C is great for your skin because it promotes the growth of new cells, which keeps your skin in better condition overall.  It also lightens the skin, is sun protectant, and has anti-aging properties!  Here is the link this product on the Avalon Organic site.  http://www.avalonorganics.com/vitaminc-renewal

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Next, I gave myself a facial steam.  Tonight was the first time I ever tried this, but I got a facial last week and she told me that steaming would be extremely beneficial for my skin.  So I tried it out tonight and loved it!  It helps reduce acne (or just overall skin health) by opening up the pores and flushing out any impurities within the skin.  After I boiled the water, I poured it into a ceramic bowl and put my face directly over it.  I also added a towel over my head to keep the steam contained.  I sat there for about 10 minutes.  After the steam removed any toxins left within my skin…

I followed it with a strawberry, honey, and cinnamon mixture on my face.  I mashed up 3 strawberries, added 2 tablespoons of honey and a dash or two of cinnamon.  Strawberries contain a high amount of salicylic acid.  Sound familiar?  That’s because salicylic acid is used in many commercial skin care products.  When applied to the face, it encourages the epidermis to shed its cells more easily, while opening clogged pores, and neutralizing bacteria.  Honey is anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory.  It is also very moisturizing and soothing.  Cinnamon is also antibacterial and is beneficial to the skin because it brings blood and nutrients to the skin surface while also helping with dryness.

Let me tell you, I looked SCARY.  I left this mask on for about 25- 30 minutes.  When it was time to remove the mask, I used warm water to soften it up on my face, and then I rubbed it all over my face.  It acted as a gentle exfoliation and wash.  It felt great!  Then I washed it off and patted my face dry with a towel.

MY SKIN WAS AND STILL IS SO SOFT!  Can’t wait to do this again tomorrow! Hope you guys try this one out, I’m very happy with it.

-Jillian

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Yogi Tea Bags Words of Wisdom

Yogi Tea Bags Words of Wisdom

I genuinely look forward to drinking my Yogi Tea to read the beautiful words of wisdom that they have on each tag bag. They are simple, yet so powerful and somehow always apply to my life at that very moment.
The beauty of life truly is to experience yourself and sometimes I think we all forget that. Life is such an amazing thing. Yes, a lot of things that happen in the world are out of our control, but the one thing we have control over is our bodies and souls and what we choose to do with them. Life is way too short to ever do things that you don’t want to do or miss out on opportunities you know you need to take. Lately, I’ve been noticing that more than ever.
Uplift everybody and uplift yourself. When is the last time you’ve done something kind for another person and not felt positivity reflect back upon yourself? When you brighten up someone else’s day, your day will seem to be much brighter too! I truly believe in the amazing things positive energy can accomplish.

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