When your short on time and the kids are banging at the bathroom door, here is a quick 15 minute D.I.Y facial…
- Bring life back to your hair by combing coconut and cedarwood Hair Serum through your hair.
- Hop in the shower and mix castile and lemongrass Cleanser with oat and lemon myrtle Scrub to form a paste.
- Massage all over face and neck. Leave this on your face/neck while you do the next step. The Australian clay in the scrub mix acts like a mask to draw out impurities in your skin.
- Wash out the Hair Serum with a good quality organic shampoo / conditioner.
- Wash the paste off your face.
- Hop out of shower and apply rosehip and cucumber Serum to your face and neck.
- Finish your D.I.Y facial with a spritz of rose Floral Mist
Your hair will feel soft and thick and your skin supple and fresh. Beauty doesn’t have to take time and money.
Health happiness & beautiful skin
“By morning, my skin feels soft and the biggest noticeable difference I’ve found is that it seems to minimise my pores, giving my skin that blurred effect. After a week of use, my breakouts and bumpy texture started to clear…”
With the cooler weather creeping in, your skin becomes vulnerable to the dry air, cold winds and indoor heating. Here are our 3 top tips for beating dry skin:
- Hydrate from the inside. In the cooler weather we often don’t feel like we need to drink as much water. Keep your water intake up. Also make sure you are eating plenty of essential fatty acids (EFAs) (avocado, oily fish, nuts, flaxseed oil). EFA’s are especially good for preventing dry skin, whiteheads and blackheads.
- Try adding some Bright Skin Oil to your daily moisturiser (Cream or Serum). It’s a great way to intensify your moisturiser to remedy dry flaky skin. The added oil leaves your skin hydrated and gives you a lovely dewy look.
- Cleanse and exfoliate. Use a gentle cleanser that doesn’t strip away essential oils. Try mixing skinmade dry scrub with your cleanser and leave it on your skin for a few minutes. It acts like a mask to draw out impurities and remove dead skin cells.
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If there were only 2 things that you do to your skin each day – make it cleansing and moisturising.
There are many beauty products out there for pimples, dry skin, oily skin, blackheads, wrinkles etc. However affordability and time to apply all of these products can be a huge barrier for many people.
Keep your skincare routine simple.
Cleanse and moisturise morning and night. And when time and money permits, you can explore other beneficial products.
Cleansing your face in the morning and before bed is essential for maintaining healthy, glowing skin. The effects of not cleansing daily can cause breakouts, dry and/or oily skin, and generally a dull complexion. Cleansing is essential for:
- allowing dirt and old skin cells to be removed
- helping to remove makeup grime and bacteria
- allows the skin to breathe properly and freely
- promoting good circulation to your face
- preparing the skin to properly benefit from moisturising
Look for a natural cleanser that is pH balanced (meaning the acidity and alkalinity levels are balanced to be similar to your own skins pH levels). Your skin should NOT feel dry and tight after cleansing, it should feel clean and supple.
Moisturising your face will help you to have softer, more elastic skin, and it will keep your skin hydrated. Moisturising is essential for:
- hydrating your skin
- balancing sebum production
- preventing dehydration and dryness
- locking in moisture
Look for a moisturiser to suit your skin type. A cream is perfect for dry/mature skin and a serum for normal/oily skin. Oil blends are also great for all skin types. Oil is the most pure thing you can use on your skin and is deeply nourishing. Using a cream or serum in the morning and an oil blend at night, is a great combination to get the beautiful glow.
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Unfortunately pimples do not discriminate, you can get them at ANY age! We put together our top 5 tips on surviving a breakout:
1. Cleanse! Make sure you are cleansing morning and night. Look for a pH balanced cleanser so you aren’t removing your skins natural oils.
TIP: After cleansing your skin should feel soft and clean, not tight and dry.
2. Detoxify your skin! Exfoliate your skin every few days (less if you have dry sensitive skin) to remove excess dead skin cells and to smooth out any uneven areas. Use a clay mask or face steam to draw out impurities. Our Scrub is perfect to use as an exfoliator and mask. It contains a natural oats and ground walnut shells for exfoliating and white clay for purifying.
TIP: Try leaving a small amount of mask directly on blemishes over night to help reduce them.
3. Hydrate your skin by moisturizing day and night! For oily/combination skin look for a Serum and for normal/dry skin try a cream. Face oils are also amazing for your skin, and are the most pure way to hydrate your skin.
TIP: Use our Bright Skin Oil before bedtime for an intense hydrating treatment. Your skin will look bright and soft in the morning.
4. Eat healthy, exercise, drink water, de-stress and sleep! Pay extra attention to your diet and try some gentle exercise. Try going to bed by 9.30pm and eliminate alcohol, sugary treats and dairy (dairy can cause increased sebum production).
TIP: If you are super busy, even a 10 minute workout or walk still makes a difference to your body and mind.
5. Be gentle with your skin. Keep your skincare routine simple and always use natural products. Using harsh ‘quick fix’ products can cause long term damage
Contact us here if you have any questions.
Health, happiness and beautiful skin
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Buzzwords like “pH-balanced” are common advertising tools in the health and beauty industry. When it comes to skin cleansers, pH levels do make a difference. But what does pH-balanced even mean?
What is pH?
pH is an abbreviation for potential hydrogen. A pH number measures from 0 to 14 how acidic or alkaline a liquid is — anything above 7 is alkaline and anything below 7 is acidic. Water has a pH level of 7 – it’s neutral, meaning it has the same amount of acids and alkalis, which balance each other out.
Your skin has a pH level of between 4 – 6.5
The outermost layer of your skin (acid mantle) has a pH level of between 4 – 6.5 (it often varies in different areas of the skin). It is a slightly acidic environment in which protective species of micro flora/bacteria reside. This outer layer helps your skin retain moisture and keeps germs out.
Its important to use a skin cleanser that says it’s pH-balanced, right?
Typically soap has a pH level of 9 to 12. This is too high for your skin. If the outer layer (acid mantle) becomes disrupted, damaged, or loses its acidity, the skin becomes more susceptible to damage and infection. Washing skin with high alkalinity soaps or detergents can cause the temporary loss of this acid mantle and encourage abnormal bacterial growth and dryness in your skin. It only takes a split second for an alkaline product to degrade the skin barrier enough for an irritant or damaging detergent to penetrate, long term daily use on the skin can contribute to long term issues on all skin types such as increased irritation, acne, moisture loss, skin aging etc.
So, what type of cleanser should you look for?
To help maintain the skins outer protective layer (acid mantle), use a mild cleanser with a pH level similar to that of the skin itself. You can test your cleanser yourself with pH test strips (available from most chemists).
Our skinmade cleanser has an optimal pH level. If you are used to using a alkaline cleanser it might take you some time to adjust to using a more acidic cleanser. Over time though you will see a huge improvement in your skin.