Thursday, October 9, 2014

MY TOP 3 SECRETS TO FLAWLESS SKIN.

After years of testing out all types of products and home remedies, I thought I'd save you the time and hassle of it all and share with you my top 3 skin care secrets to get flawless and glowing skin :)



1.) If you can't pronounce the ingredients, don't put it on your face.

Products with fancy-schmancy unpronounceable names are usually packed with harsh chemicals and toxins that kill your skin. yes i said it, KILL! Keep your skin regimen very simple and use the least amount of products as possible. Your skin is a healthy, functioning organ and it can and will heal and protect itself. Use products that are going to help it, not do it's job or destroy it. It takes time and patience to find the perfect routine for your skin, so be patient.
 



2.) Use products that work for you!

I cannot stress this enough! Using the wrong products means that your not adressing your skins issues and could potentially be adding on to the issues that you already have. If you have dry skin and are using products that contain salycic acid and benzoyl peroxide, you're not only adding on to the dryness and dehydration of your skin, theres also a possibility that you can suffer a negative adverse effect from using these products and risk developing acne. Acne is a skin condition that's caused by high levels of bacteria on the skin's surface. If your stripping away your natural oils and destroying your protective barrier by using harsh products and chemicals, your skin is in a vulnerable state and the acid mantle is completely destroyed and depleted. It has no protection and cannot function like normal, healthy skin. Because of this, it is likely to become a playground for millions and millions of harmful bacteria, thus giving you acne. Nourish your skin and build up its protective barrier with vitamin enriching oils that contain high levels of fatty acids ,repairing properties and that are also non-comedogenic so that you don't clog up your pores.



MY TOP 3 FAVORITE NON-COMEDOGENIC OILS & EMOLLIENTS.


1.) Jojoba oil - Jojoba oil is a great go-to oil for all skin types. This oil is the closet thing to the skin's naturally producing oil, sebum. It tricks the skin into believing that it has produced enough oil and overtime your skin becomes less oily and shiny-looking.



IHerb Cococare Jojoba Oil Natural Hair & Skin Conditoner - $5.87






2.) Shea Butter - The term butter may sound a little scary, but trust me it's not. Shea Butter is ideal for the winter time and harsh, cold weather. It's rich, buttery consistency will guarantee complete moisturization and supple glowing skin.

IHerb NowFoods, Solutions Shea Butter - $7.63







3.) Sunflower oil- Sunflower oil is a multipurpose oil that has a lot of benefits. I literally could go on forever listing the beneficial effects of using sunflower oil for everything (cooking,hair care, etc) but since this is a skincare post, I'll stick to just that :) Sunflower oil helps heal the skin from within and also calms irritation from dermatitis, rashes and sensitivity. It helps keep the skin calm and clear without clogging up the pores. It's definitely a miracle oil that can be used for almost everything.


IHerb Flora Organic Sunflower Oil - $8.90






TIP: Make sure all of your oils are cold-pressed. This ensures that the oil is in the purest form and all the natural and enriching ingredients are active.





3.) Listen to your skin and only your skin.

There are tons of outside sources that tell you what latest product to try or how to treat and experiment with your skin. DON'T BELIEVE EVERYTHING YOU READ! What works for someone else, may not work for you. DO NOT EXPERIMENT WITH HARSH CHEMICALS ESPECIALLY, THEY CAN CAUSE IRREVERSIBLE DAMAGE, OR DAMAGE THAT CAN TAKE A LIFETIME TO FIX ! Unless your going to a dermatologist or a professional that can physically assess your skin and prescribe you topicals with harsh chemicals in it and give you step-by-step instructions on how to properly use it, do not experiment with harsh chemicals on your own. Always seek professional advice and always be gentle with your skin. 

"Take care of your skin, you will wear it everyday for the rest of your life." - Renee Rouleau

Comment down below :)
xo Sarahi

16 comments:

  1. Lovely post! :)

    catscraftsncritters.blogspot.ca

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  2. Nice post. :) I haven't tried any of the products that you mentioned but I'll check our local store so I can try it out. Thanks for sharing your top 3 secrets. Have a nice day!

    x, shekinahjoy.com

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  3. Thanks for the tips, couldn't agree more about the listening to your skin part.

    Cathy // HELLO, CATHY

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  4. woah i just wrote everything down, i need to go shopping SOON! Thank you for the tips! Found them super useful!

    xxx

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    1. Thank you! I'm so happy that you found these tips helpful :)

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  5. Great post, thank you for sharing these tips - they were really helpful!

    Hugs from Denmark x
    Mathilde | MATHILDE JULIE

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  6. great post, an awesome read. ive been thinking about trying a face oil! you are temping me x)

    xx Sera | STARDUSTBOHEMIAN.COM
    (IG: @TheStardustBohemian)

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  7. I enjoyed this post Sarahi! I use both jojoba oil and pure Shea butter. When I try something non-bio my skin reacts badly! Hope we can keep in touch dear!
    Baci,
    Coco
    Coco et La vie en rose / Bloglovin / Facebook

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  8. wow .. these tips are on point !! thanks for sharing :)

    xoxo,
    Dee
    Slumber Talk

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  9. Lovely Post 'If you can't pronounce it don't use it' definitely is a rule I follow :)

    Serene xoxo
    www.imserenel.wordpress.com

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  10. All your posts are so useful! I love them! My personal beauty secret is coconut oil - it literally works a dream for your hair and skin and everything in-between!! Thank you for the lovely comment! Hopefully we can stay connected!

    www.chionebrasiliahardy.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Thanks Chione! you've literally just made my day :)

      Xo

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