Your body is your temple and it should be treated accordingly. We all (usually) take such good care of our material possessions, cars & houses but do you take the time to look after yourself? Besides eating correctly & exercising, we should also be taking care of our skin, hair, nails, etc. I thought I would use this blog post to share with you my ultimate must have beauty products. My philosophy when it comes to beauty products is natural all the way. Your skin absorbs roughly 60% of what you put onto it topically into your bloodstream – food for thought.
H20 – Top of the list, in most cases this costs nothing at all. Drinking 2-3L of water a day helps to flush toxins from your body, nourish your organs, speed up your metabolism & clear skin. If you struggle with guzzling your h20 set yourself alarms on your phone, mark your water bottles with times that they need to be drank by, add some Green Tea X50 (I love the raspberry flavour) or revisit my blog post for more tips.
Sunscreen – This should be a no brainer for absolutely everyone, yet so many people still don’t use it. Not only do UV rays enhance your chances of melanomas & other cancers they greatly speed up the aging process. To stay young and youthful apply a SPF 30+ sunscreen every morning, incorporate it into your daily beauty routine. Rub it on anywhere that will be exposed during the day. If you’re worried about it making your skin oily
or clogging your pores opt for a dermatologist developed sunscreen I use Sun Protect by Omniderm Sunscreen from my dermatologist. If you don’t have time to slather it on everywhere at least concentrate on your face, neck, decolletage and arms.
Coconut Oil – For $8 (roughly) you can buy yourself a jar of organic cold pressed coconut oil & this little beauty is such a versatile product to have in your bathroom cupboard. Coconut oil is a wonderful body moisturiser as it doesn’t clog pores, a great hair mask (use once a week for shiny luscious locks), the perfect lip balm for cracked lips & it can even be used as a deodorant if you’re feeling particularly adventurous.
Rosehip Oil – It doesn’t matter what brand, this oil is a miracle worker for anyone who has acne scarring, winkles or stretch marks. I swear by rosehip oil, it instantly makes your skin feel softer & after a few weeks of use gives your skin a wonderful healthy glow. I use Trilogy rosehip oil which retails for $29.95 + postage online. Alternatively you can purchase it at Priceline stores.
Lip Balms – Aside from coconut oil I have two other favourite balms that I apply to my ‘pout’. Lucas Paw Paw ointment – one tube of this is never ending I swear, it’s natural, australian made & also has a multitude of uses and for $3.99 (+ postage online) it’s a beauty bargain. My other go to chapstick is Burt’s bees conditioning lip balm which provides 4 hours of moisturisation and again is all natural, it’s a little steeper in price at $6.95 (+ postage online) but it’s worth it in my humble opinion.
Frank Body Scrub – A recently new product to the beauty market. Frank Bod is an amazing coffee based body scrub packed with essential oils and minerals that leaves your skin feeling like pure perfection! It also targets cellulite & stretch marks (among other things). Rub a dub dub ladies and gents for $14.95 it’s a steal. Purchase yours at www.frankbody.com (free postage in Aus).
Young Blood Mineral Make-up: Natural – tick. Minerals – tick. Coverage – tick tick tick. I swear by this foundation, it doesn’t clog your pores & it leaves you with flawless glowing skin. There’s no need for concealer either, simply use a concealer brush & cross hatch the powder over any spots you may have and they disappear before your very eyes. My dermatologist put me onto Young Blood and I couldn’t be happier with it. My skin no longer gets break outs and if you have a big night and happen to fall asleep wearing it it’s not a big deal! Apparently the minerals are larger than your pores so they won’t be absorbed into your skin. One 10g tub of this lasts me 4-5 months and I wear it everyday, not only is it great for your face but it’s great for your wallet. Purchase Young Blood loose mineral foundation for $62.00 + postage online.