Your skin is incredibly fragile, especially this time of year, regardless if you tend to be a dry, oily or combo type of girl. And because it covers every inch of you – the seasons can take a toll on how you look and feel, inside and out. I recently discovered a few products that will keep you feeling clean, clear and beautiful year-round. I’m curious to find out which one interests you most…(p.s. there’s a giveaway at the end).
Kinetic Energy Cleansing®
Pictured above, Nion Beauty designs skincare tools with negative ion technology which gently cleanses skin, removes impurities and bacteria – improving radiance and the look of aging. I personally use the Opus Luxe, a 3-speed facial cleansing tool with silicone treated with silver (known to have antimicrobial properties), along with Opus Body, a larger silicon brush for a full-body glow. It’s super easy to use, bathtub safe and also has a massage setting. And lastly, Opus Renew, the under eye masks supercharged with negative ions increase blood flow to treat dark circles, scars and imperfections. They’re great for travel and can be used multiple times! You can find out more info HERE!
Natural, Aluminum-Free Deodorant
If you’re like me and have tried any of the natural deodorant products on the market, you’ve been highly disappointed, and well…smelly. Buy my friend (and photographer!), Jasmine swore I would LOVE Ohmygaia. I had my hesitations on the reality of it actually working – since my life includes chasing after 2 busy little girls, long runs, and a few vacations recently in 100+ degree heat. Needless to say, I put it to the test. Well, I’m more than pleased to say – this is it. This is the good stuff. The founder, Wendy, has created the BEST natural deodorant you will ever find.
Ohmygaia uses all natural, paraben and aluminum free, organic ingredients. With a special formula of organic thai arrowroot powder, organic african shea butter and essential oils, there are a variety of scent options including unscented, coconut, vanilla, cherry almond, along with leather and lumber jack for the fellas. There are 15 scents in all and here’s the best part…they’re only $10 and they really last. This is a reminder to take care of every inch of your skin (even the underarms)!
Ohmygaia also offers beard oil, fragrance oil and combo packs. And if you’re feeling lucky I’m giving a jar of the Coconut scent away (enter at the end of the post)! You can find out more about Ohmygaia HERE!
Bulgarian Rose is packed full of skin-quenching properties including antioxidants, antibacterial, anti-aging, anti-viral, acne reduction, stress reduction, hormone balancing…and has even been known to be an aphrodisiac. Lime & Lotus Organics sent me their most popular product – Signature Bulgarian Rose Daily Face Cream. I started using it right after my trip to Arizona because my skin was thirsty. Made with shea butter, Bulgarian rose essential oil, rosemary essential oil and coconut oil it is a perfectly balanced formula to nourish skin naturally. It eliminates dry patches, redness and facilitates skin cell rejuvenation and tone. I’m pretty smitten with it – so much that I crave washing my face at night just to put it on. As I mentioned before, with the changing seasons our skincare routine can fluctuate, however, I definitely see this as a product that can easily be used year-round.
You can learn more about Lime & Lotus Organics HERE and something to note – they have a 60 Day Money Back Guarantee!
I’ll be honest, I struggle with keeping a regular food diary – but when I do, it’s pretty remarkable to see how closely related my food, mood and skin condition are related. I know for a fact when I consume dairy, especially cheese, my chin breaks out. Like within 8 hours. And I get an upset stomach…which then leads to being grumpy. Sure I still eat cheese…but I try to limit it when I’m feeling responsible (#pizzaismypitfall).
So my challenge to you is if your skin, mood or overall wellbeing are feeling a bit off – keep track of everything you eat (and drink!) for the next 24 hours. It’s funny (or not so funny) to see how things add up one bite at a time.
And I definitely recommend you check out Typesetter for darling notepads (perfect for a diary)! I’m obsessed with everything palm right now so I also ordered the print below to add a little tropical flavor to my bedroom. Nothing like some pretty little inspo! You can check out the entire shop HERE which includes items as low as $3.50, in addition to custom design options!
GIVEAWAY! Enter below to win a jar of Coconut Paraben & Aluminum Free Deodorant from Ohmygaia!
Cheers to keeping that glow!
*Photos by Jasmine Klein Photography
Disclosure: I was graciously provided product in exchange for this post. The opinions expressed here represent my own, which I take great pride in providing pure honesty…because I’m OBSESSED with sharing the Good!