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My Organic Skin Care Routine

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Today I'm sharing all of my favorite organic skin care products! These are the products I have either repurchased several times or are new to me and I am just loving. 

 

Speaking of organic skincare...have you detoxed your own beauty bag? Check out my tips here! 

 

Links to products are below the video. 

 

PRODUCTS MENTIONED:

Everyday Cleanser: http://amzn.to/2ziBqmR

Oil Cleanser: http://shrsl.com/p55x

Facial Wipes: http://shrsl.com/p562

Makeup Remover: http://shrsl.com/p563

*Luxury Toner: http://bit.ly/2BBkyK8

Orange Toner: http://bit.ly/2zi3Ope

Hylauronic Acid Serum: http://bit.ly/2zZiD1x

Blue Tansy Serum: http://bit.ly/2hryMBx

Maracuja Oil: http://bit.ly/2AH3AGn

Rosehip Oil: http://shrsl.com/p56k

Facial Peel: http://shrsl.com/p56l

*Pregnancy / BF Safe Facial Peel: http://bit.ly/2Bojx5A

Facial Scrub: http://bit.ly/2nGPHoZ

Mask: http://bit.ly/2BBlFcM

Summer Skin Essentials

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Summer is here, which means my skin is being exposed to tons of sun and heat. I've partnered with The Choosy Chick to bring you my new favorite summer skin care essentials to help our skin survive the summer. 

1. This summer's most revolutionary new product is Kari Gran's Three-Sixty-Five Serum. This lightweight serum packs a mineral based SPF punch to allow for fun in the sun. Most of my favorite foundations do not contain SPF and I love that I can use this as skin care (not an extra step) and still be able to wear my favorite makeup all summer long. 

2. My toning mist obsession continues with Hollybeth Organics Marigold Toner Mist. This invigorating and refreshing toning mist is formulated with simple, yet effective, ingredients and is especially great for oily skin. 

3. Moisturized legs are a necessary step to wearing shorts. I've been loving the Acure Dry Body Oil Spray in the coconut scent. It (naturally) smells like the beach, and doesn't leave my limbs feeling greasy. 

4. Here in Wisconsin, we have mosquitos the size of tiny birds. Bug repellent is necessary for any evening activity and Badger Anti-Bug Balm is the best. It is free of toxic and stinky chemicals, but powerfully packed with bug repelling essential oils. It is also a solid balm in stick packaging (like deodorant), so there is no mess! 

Use the code LNL for 10% Off your order at thechoosychick.com

Morning Skin Care Routine - Osea Malibu Review

Morning skin care to me means refreshing and gentle products that prep my skin well for makeup and for the day. I've really been enjoying the OSEA Malibu line lately, especially for summer mornings.  

The Cleansing Milk is a silky, creamy liquid that gentle rejuvenates my skin without leaving it feeling stripped. The Sea Vitamin Boost is life. I can't stop gushing about it. It's that incredible. Their Atmosphere Protection Cream is a lightweight moisturizer, with a hint of geranium, that preps the skin for makeup. It's not greasy or heavy, at all. For the full review, watch the video below. 

 

3 Secrets To Glowing Skin

Hello, beauty! It's time to get your glow on, because glowing skin is always in. Have you bought into this myth that your skin is the result of what you put on it? All the lotions and potions in the world will not transform your skin. 

WHY?

Glowing Skin Comes From Within. 

If you've signed up for my email newsletters, you've already received my 5 Nutrition Tips to Glowing Skin. If you haven't, you're going to want to pick that up at the bottom of this post. 

In regards to diet, it is essential to stay hydrated! Drinking an adequate amount of water each day is essential for plump, glowing skin. Another huge piece of the skin puzzle is to avoid dairy. There is no other sure fire way of getting breakouts and acne than a dairy binge!

It is also essential to detoxify. If you can't get the toxins out of your body, they will come out in your skin. There is no where else for them to go. The best way to do this nutritionally is to eat a plant based diet. I'm talking veggies at breakfast, lunch and dinner. The fiber from all the fabulous vegetables and fruits that you are eating will help escort those toxins right out of your system. 

In last place comes finding skin care products that work well for your skin. My current favorite skin care routine is:

Aleavia Cleanse 2x/day

Ko & Humble Passion Fruit Seed Oil 2x/day

Juice Beauty Green Apple Peel Sensitive 2x/week

Acure Brightening Scrub 1x/week 

Products Worth The Hype

You know those times when you hear about an amazing beauty product and get so excited to try it, but then you buy it and are underwhelmed. Here are the products that I think are totally worth the hype they get. 

Beauty Blender
Real Techniques Brushes
Juice Beauty Green Apple Peel Sensitive
Josh Rosebrook Lift
100% Pure Body Scrub
Schmid'ts Deodorant Lime Bergamot
Lily Lolo Mascara
Beauty counter Tint Skin
Alima Pure Satin Matte Foundation
Bite Beauty

A Beginner's Guide to Choosing Green Beauty Products

I am passionate about getting all you beauties transitioned to using healthier, less toxic cosmetics. In this video, I'll tell you why you need to, what those toxic ingredients are doing to you, and easy ways to find healthier (but equally high performance) products.

Learning how to choose Clean Beauty products can be really confusing if you're just starting out. Did you know that your skin is your largest organ and absorbs up to 64% of what has been put on it within seconds? That is so scary once you know how dirty your favorite makeup and body products are.

 

Sadly, the US only bans about 11 toxic chemicals from being using in our personal care products. Europe bans over 1300!

 

So where should you start?

 

The first thing you need to know is that you should not grab a pretty, shiny box that claims to be "natural". There are no regulations regarding using the word natural.

 

To start, you'll want to avoid these chemical bad guys:

 

1. Parabens. Parabens are preservatives that keep harmful microbial growth from occurring. BUT. They are known to throw off your endocrine system (by mimicking estrogen) and they are also carcinogens. 

 

2. Phthlalates - Phthalates are plasticizers which are also endocrine disruptors and carcinogens. They've also been linked to birth defects. These are often found in nail polish and hair products. 

 

3. Oxybenzone. Oxybenzone is a chemical sunscreen ingredient that is linked to birth defects and disrupt the endocrine system. Look for sunscreens that use zinc oxide or titanium dioxide instead.

 

4. Synthetic Fragrance / Parfum / Perfume. Fragrance is a catch-all term that can mean a toxic chemical cocktail of up to hundreds of chemicals that are combined to create one signature scent. Many of these chemicals have never been tested for safety! They are also extremely irritating, in addition to being endocrine disruptors and carcinogens.  Look for products that use pure essential oils to create their signature scent instead. 

 

5. Petrochemicals. Petroleum based products are typically used as thickeners or emulsifiers to make your products spread across the skin a bit easier. Once again, these bad boys can be contaminated with (or be) carcinogens, and they tend to be just kind of yucky on the skin. 

 

6. Sulfates. These are antibacterial or emulsifiers. However, they tend to be highly irritating, cause organ toxicity and are very drying. Look for these in hand soaps, toothpastes and hair products. The most common versions are Sodium Laurel Sulfate and Sodium Laureth Sulfate. 

 

If you're looking to learn more about choosing Clean Beauty products, be sure to check out my course, Clean Beauty Academy.  Click here to learn more about Clean Beauty Academy.