I am a big fan of giving my skin lots of love. I’ve been this way for most of my life (you can read more about my story here) and I know that because I care for my skin, I see the results I want. Whether that be decreasing dry skin in the winter, getting rid of unruly sweat bumps in the summer or reducing the tiny lines that I’ve started to see on my face in the past few years- it makes me feel good to know that what I do is creating change.
I spent most of January implementing self care. Since it’s been so COLD (we all know that winter is my least favorite!) I don’t have much desire to get out and about at night so I spent my evenings taking care of myself. My routine has gone something like this: a long warm bath with calming essential oils followed by an elaborate face routine, putting my phone away by 8:00pm, then ending the day with a warm lavender neck wrap and some herbal tea. Doing this certainly helped me to focus my attention and decrease daily stress and I think winter is the perfect time to put a little more effort into taking care of yourself.
Happily, I started using a new line of True Botanicals skin care- their Renew Collection. Previously I used the Basics Collection and it turned out to be my favorite line that I have ever used (and I have used A LOT of products)! The Renew Collection is based on the idea of reducing aging and I feel like it’s never too early to start preventing the skin from aging. It took a few days for my skin to get used to the products, but I really, really love them! I used the Nutrient Mist and Pure Radiance Oil before putting on my makeup and it goes on so smooth and beautifully. I feel confident in my skin all day without feeling oily.
The Hydrating Cleanser is one of the best cleansers I’ve ever tried. It removes makeup while really nourishing my skin. I typically only use it in the evening and will just splash my face with cold water in the morning and spritz some of the Nutrient Mist on afterwards.
I’ve been using natural skincare for the past four years and I feel like my skin is in the best state it has ever been. I went from using a charcoal soap bar followed by a basic moisturizer to using products like these and I honestly feel like my skin is so happy! I believe that when we use skincare that is free of chemicals, we allow the skin to react in a positive way with the natural ingredients. After all, our skin is the largest organ on our body and certainly doesn’t deserve to be coated in harmful chemicals.
I recently stumbled upon another all natural makeup line that I’m really loving! Kjaer Weis is an organic, luxury makeup company that focuses on creating beautiful makeup that is built to last. Their containers are re-fillable and are just as they said: beautiful. I’ve used the Pressed Powder and Lip Stain and really enjoy them.
You know I’m passionate about being the healthiest version of myself and I feel like I’m not able to accomplish that without using the best, natural skincare. Our skin is a showcase of who we are and should be treated with love and so much care.