5 Everyday Steps to Healthier Skin

“Ugh, my face likes to act like it’s 16 again” or “I have to wear so much makeup because I have to cover whatever is going on on my face” or my personal favorite “I just don’t have as nice of skin as you to be able to wear a powder”

Being in the beauty industry, I hear it all! I’m not kidding. I hear about how a DIY hair cut that they saw on YouTube once, their favorite makeup bloggers skin routine, and how box color they slapped on their hair all went terribly wrong.

One of the top things I get asked about on a regular basis is acne and how to get rid of it. Friends, acne can stem from many unexpected causes, but I am here to string together a few things that could make all the difference for you that also have nothing to do with your skin care products.

1. Wash your pillow case– If you are a victim of your skin breaking out over and over again, it would be smart to wash your pillow one to two times a week. I know that seems excessive, but your pillow can be a harbor to residual makeup, bacteria, dirt, and oil.

2. Check your Detergents- Speaking of washing your pillow, if you have sensitive skin, you should be super cautious of what detergents you are using. Along with so many other harmful things, most detergents have artificial fragrances in them that are made up of a plethora of chemicals that manufacturers don’t even have to claim on the ingredients. Search for a Fragrance- free or toxin free laundry soap. And don’t even get me started on dryer sheets, people. Google “Are dryer sheets bad for you” and read a couple of the millions of articles that come up.

My Favorite chemical free detergent:

++ Thieves Laundry Soap ++

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With a plant-based formula, Thieves® Laundry Soap gently and naturally washes your clothes, leaving them truly clean without any chemical or synthetic residue. Natural enzymes and powerful essential oils add to the formula’s strength, leaving your clothes fresh and clean with a light citrus scent.

Primary Benefits

-The plant-based formula is free from SLS (sodium lauryl sulfate), dyes, petrochemicals, formaldehyde, phosphates, synthetic perfume, and optical brighteners

– Concentrated formula, so budget friendly- will handle approximately 64 loads with just 32 fluid ounces.

Next, let’s tackle what to replace those toxin-laden dryer sheets with!

++ Dryer Balls ++

Why use dryer balls?

-Durable: Works great with heavy loads of blankets and towels.

-Eco-and-people friendly: No more harsh chemicals from traditional dryer sheets released into the air or left on clothing to irritate skin.

-Fresher laundry: Absorbs and releases moisture evenly to reduce wrinkles and static cling.

-Budget-smart: No more recurring costs for fabric softeners and dryer sheets.

-Add 3 – 6 drops of your favorite Young Living essential oil (we recommend Lavender) to one of the four dryer balls.

Find some dryer balls Here

3. Clean your makeup brushes– Friends, I am going to get real for a second because I love ya. While doing makeup consultations for my brides or lashes for my clients, I am appalled to hear how long people go without cleaning their makeup brushes. Months and years. Gah, I can’t make this up. Can you imaging the bacteria that is manifesting in the bristles of those brushes. No wonder your skin care routine isn’t working! It’s disgusting. Yuck. Ladies, WASH YO BRUSHES.

My favorite Brush Cleaner Recipe:

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(1) 1 TSP of Young Living Copaiba Vanilla Shampoo

(2) 1 TSP of Dr. Bronner’s Pure-Castile Soap

(3) 4 drops of Tea Tree because of its anti-fungal properties

(4) or 4 Drops of your favorite oil: Grapefruit for the win!

How to Clean Brushes:

Place the Copaiba Vanilla Shampoo, non-scented Castile soap and essential oils in a small container of your choice. Gently swirl the bristles of the brush in your palm or on a brush cleaning mat like shown in this graphic. Use your fingers to gently rub the makeup residue off of the brushes. Gently reshape the bristles pack into place and allow to dry on a clean, dry cloth overnight.

4. Clean your phone- Ok, this may seem like a no brainer, but when is the last time you cleaned your phone. Think of all of the things you touch outside of your home daily and of all the bacteria and oil those things have on them from other people touching them as well. Or, think of all the places you set your phone daily. AND THEN IT TOUCHES YOUR FACE. OK, I got a little worked up there. But, in all reality, cleaning your face isn’t enough. Spray a cloth with your favorite cleaning spray and wipe that screen down.

My favorite Cleaning Spray:

Thieves House Hold Cleaner

(For any help Information on ordering, contact me or follow this link Here)

– budget friendly, ultra concentrated formula

– multipurpose- we use this one bottle to Mix every single cleaner in our home. Wood floors, counter tops, glass and mirrors, table top, bath tubs, tiles, everything thing.

– formulated with the power of Young Living’s Thieves blend without the dangerous synthetic ingredients.

– safe for everyone, including kids and pets.

5. Take care of your gut– Have you ever eaten out at a fast food restaurant and instantly regretted it. Most of these foods are filled with sugars, sodium, and a high glycemic index, which is bad for both wrinkles and acne. I’ve heard it said before that “whatever is happening on the outside of your skin is a direct result of what is happening on the inside”. The more you take care of your gut and body, the better you skin will look and feel. Check out this article Here to see what foods are great for your skin!

I hope these every day tips and tricks can benefit you and your beautiful skin!

Happy Monday, Beauties!

-Bri

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