Hydrate and Glow with Sunkissed Dream Cleansing Oil

Sun kissed Dream Cleansing Oil

If you’ve been reading The Organic Beauty for a while, you know I am huge into using cleansing oil to wash my face. This has been the biggest skincare game changer in my whole damn life.  Ditching the face wash and using oil has cleared up my stubborn breakouts, eradicated my dry skin, and helped my skin be youthful and glowing year round.  And it’s not just me! This skin cleansing method has changed the lives of so many of my clients, who’ve been battling issues like acne, rosacea, dull and dry skin for YEARS.

Skincare Good Enough to Eat!

By: Natasha Uspensky, CHHC

Botanic Organic Skincare

My mantra when it comes to skincare is: If you can’t eat it, don’t put it on your face.

Now, obviously I can’t stay true to this all of the time (sometimes a pimple requires a bit stronger action), and I’m certainly not advocating eating your face wash.  But making sure that everything you put on your skin is natural, and preferably organic, leads to not just radiant, glowing skin, but a healthy and balanced body.

I’m happy to say that at this point, about 90% of my skincare routine is pretty much good enough to eat!  And a lot of that is thanks to the amazing natural beauty line, Botanic Organic.  I’ve been using their line of all natural, unrefined products for a few months now, and I have to say, I’m obsessed.  Best of all, the whole line is totally affordable, so you don’t have to pay and arm and a leg for high quality, natural products!

Exfoliating Homemade Sugar Scrubs

Ever notice how near the end of winter your skin starts looking a little dull and listless?  Dry, winter skin causes a build up of dead cells on your skin that make the outer layer look a little less than fabulous.  Though there are a lot of good facial scrubs on the market, sometimes all those added ingredients aren’t all that necessary.. I’ve found that a really effective, super easy, and decidedly cheap option is a simply at-home sugar scrub.  I did one this morning to wake up my skin a little bit, and noticed an immediate improvement in the brightness, smoothness, and moisture of my skin, not to mention a marked shrinking of a pesky zit I woke up with.

I recommend using a raw, organic sugar of a medium coarse size (a little finer than Sugar in the Raw, but not nearly as fine as table sugar).  This size gives you a really good exfoliating effect without being too harsh on the skin.

Directions:

Just sprinkle about a teaspoon of sugar into your hand and start massaging it onto wet skin, paying special attention to your lips, T-zone, and any other problem areas.  Keep exfoliating for a minute or so, until the sugar starts to melt a little bit.  Once most of the larger pieces have melted into your skin, leave the sugary sweetness on your face for a few minutes as a mask to reap maximum benefits.  Then rinse with warm water.

For dry skin:

Mix the sugar with some olive oil for a super moisturizing scrub!

Variations:

Add some fresh lemon juice, vanilla extract, or use coconut oil instead of olive oil!

What are these amazing benefits, you might ask?  Well…

  • Raw sugar is super rich in alpha-hydroxy acids, to help your skin brighten and glow
  • Sugar has healing properties that can benefit those with skin issues like psoriasis, eczema, and acne
  • Sugar is super hydrating and absorbs into your skin very quickly, without clogging pores
  • Sugar absorbs dirt and oil from pores, and works to balance the natural oils of your skin
  • Sugar stimulates healthy cell growth and helps circulation of lymphatic fluid
  • Sugar is super exfoliating to rough patches not only on your face, but on elbows, knees, and feet as well!

Convinced??  Well then whip your sugar out of your pantry, and get your skin healthy and glowing for spring!