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Natural Skincare

Natural Skincare

I had the pleasure of seeing my girlfriends from High School last night. We live across four different states now but were able to meet in our New Jersey hometown. It’s been XX years since we graduated… ;) Lol. My friend Gina complimented my skin, which was quite a gift coming from a beauty like herself. I do have a very easy, natural skincare routine that I wanted to share.

I’m blessed to come from a family with beautiful and oily skin – which is one of the main reasons our skin stays glowy. But for the most part, I approach my skincare routine with the aim of protecting and nourishing my skin with natural ingredients, instead of multi-ingredient laden moisturizers:Wear a natural moisturizer with sunscreen daily (be sure to apply to your face, neck and decollete)

Wear a floppy hat and sunglasses when at the beach or in the sun for extended periods of time (though I enjoy getting 15 minutes of full sun a day, for the vitamin D and mood benefits. The rest of the time I prefer shade)

Drink lots of water

Enjoy an organic vegetable smoothie on a regular basis

Take an L-proline vitamin for collagen production and to strengthen and repair ligaments (this vitamin helped me reverse an old yoga knee injury)

My nighttime routine is to wash my face with Black Ash Soap, and then gently apply organic Castor Oil or Vitamin E Oil over my face, neck, and decollete

Though I started using Eye Cream at 18 (ha!), in recent years, I simply use the natural oils all over my face, including on my eye area. I find that they work better than most anti-aging creams

Lastly, I use a rose quartz gua sha to sculpt my jawline and cheekbones and a roller to gently massage my face, assisting in lymphatic drainage, leading to a less puffy appearance.

Face Sculpting set

My main goal is to protect and hydrate the skin. I hope this natural approach, commonsense to skincare will help me to have healthy, beautiful skin as I age.

Here’s to healthy, joyful aging for all of us! What is your skincare routine?

Please consult with your health care practitioner before trying the suggestions in this post.