In a world of air-brushed marketing and flawless celebrities, there are thousands of skin creams, lotions and sprays promising to make your skin look forever camera-ready. When it comes to such products, women believe they need to buy expensive manufactured products in order to look their best – after all, you get what you pay for, right? In fact, women spend thousands and thousands of dollars on facial products – even up to $300,000 over a lifetime, a survey indicated.
Marketing agents all over the world want you to believe that in order to have beautiful skin you need to apply chemical products to them. It is extremely common for these products to contain cancer-causing chemicals such as parabens, perfumes, dyes, preservatives, formaldehyde, and more. They promise you a younger, unblemished face and wrinkle free skin. They promise to protect your skin from the sun. It’s all marketing – trust me, I ran a graphic design business for 15 years. They want to sell you an idea, not what actually works for your skin.
The truth is that putting all of these chemicals into your skin can lead to long-term damage. For example, research has shown that many sun protection creams actually lead to skin cancer. Such sunscreens were promising to protect you and now they actually cause cancer. In the United States, facial products are barely monitored for safety. Even children’s lotions and creams are filled with cancer-causing chemicals.
What’s the best way to get healthy, glowing skin? It starts from the inside out – meaning, what you put in your body will eventually help or harm your skin. If lots of processed food makes your skin look dull and highlight every wrinkle and blemish, imagine what lots of fruits and vegetables can do! In fact, research shows it is possible to reverse the signs of aging with your diet.
Besides what goes in your body, what goes on your skin is an important factor as well. If you want skin that will look better for longer, you want to stick to the all natural oils and creams that nature has given us. Here are three of my favorite options for doing so. Please note that it is important to use these products from a high-quality brand. Any product, if manufactured poorly or containing other additives, will not have the same impact as a clean, high-quality product. I give suggestions for my favorite brands in each section.
If you want to dive deeper into how to transform your skin naturally, I have bundled together my two online courses that go into extreme detail on how to do so in the Super Skincare Package.
The oil extracted from the jojoba plant naturally contains collagen, sun protection (SPF of about 4), antioxidants, vitamins, and more. The composition of jojoba oil is extremely similar to your body’s natural oils to moisturize your skin and hair, making it the perfect way to seal in moisture and protect from damage.
Jojoba oil* is easily absorbed by the skin, forming a protective shell around cells to prevent them from losing moisture. Jojoba oil is also fantastic for hydrating the skin, and the antioxidants in the oil help reverse aging and heal skin blemishes and wounds. This oil is also a fantastic carrier oil for essential oils, which can also greatly benefit your skin (see below for some of my favorites).
Here are some wonderful ways to use jojoba oil:
- Before going in the sun as a protectant and after sun exposure to repair any damage
- Skin moisturizer
- Prevent and heal cracked heels or flaky skin
- Soothe irritated, itchy, or inflamed skin
- Fight eczema
- Speed the healing of skin wounds
- As a makeup remover
- Preventing razor burn and as an aftershave
- Moisturizing dry hair and regulating oily hair
- Calm frizzy hair
- Eliminate dandruff by adding a few drops to shampoo and massaging onto the scalp
- Prevent athlete’s foot
- Prevent and fight fungal nail infections
- As a lip balm to heal chapped lips
- And more!
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Nilotica Shea Butter
This particular shea butter is from East African shea trees – a different variety than the most common shea butter, which is extracted from West African shea trees. Nilotica shea butter is creamier, softer, and has a lighter, pleasant aroma. It also contains some antioxidants and has anti-inflammatory properties, delivered by fatty acids into the skin.
There are a number of great uses for niloteca shea butter:
- Skin moisturizer and evens out skin tone
- Hair moisturizer & prevents dandruff by rubbing on the scalp and hair
- Soothe eczema and psoriasis
- Prevent and lessen the appearance of stretch marks
- Soothe diaper rash
- Lessen the signs of aging
- And more!
Essential & Carrier Oils
Essential and carrier oils are the very essence of an herb or flower, in a bottle. They carry extremely potent healing and medicinal properties and can have an important role to play in natural skin care or a healing journey. Essential oils carry a high vibration that transfers through its uses. Carrier oils are used to help transfer the benefits of an essential oil into the skin, and also have immense healing properties of their own. Carrier oils can be used in combination with essential oils or by themselves for skin care. Below are a few essential and carrier oils to assist in creating vibrant skin without the chemicals! I prefer the brand Primavera from Goddess of Spring, as they have a careful and clean manufacturing process that creates a high quality product. If you wish to order from Goddess of Spring, you can use my coupon code amberbodilyhealth for a discount at checkout.
LAVENDER ESSENTIAL OIL
This oil is lauded for its stress-relieving properties, which are such an added bonus to its capabilities for boosting skin and hair health! Lavender is anti-bacterial, antimicrobial, and antiviral, making it perfect for healing infections, wounds, and burns. Lavender can also be helpful for acne, as it can penetrate the skin and fight the underlying strep bacteria that causes acne. It helps stimulate blood flow, which can help a variety of conditions but in particular helps nutrients reach the skin and assists in great skin tone. When used properly, lavender can also soothe eczema and psoriasis. Lavender essential oil is also perfect for adding to epsom salt baths, which can simultaneously improve the skin and relax the body. This essential oil typically needs to be diluted with a carrier oil when used directly on the skin (tip: jojoba oil is a great carrier oil). Lavender has also proven effective against lice and hair loss.
CARROT SEED ESSENTIAL OIL
Sweet and earthy, carrot seed essential oil carries anti-aging properties and fights wrinkles due to its antioxidant content. It also helps tighten skin and can help fight skin cancer. Carrot seed can help soothe eczema, psoriasis and rashes. It also increases lymphatic flow and purifies the blood, which can help clear up acne and blemishes on the skin. Did you know a sluggish liver can contribute to skin problems? Carrot seed oil helps detox and rejuvenate the liver, assisting in not only skin health but overall health. This essential oil stimulates cell growth and regeneration, which can help make the skin look and feel younger for longer with consistent use. Combine carrot seed oil with a carrier oil and massage onto the face after cleansing.
ROSE HIP SEED CARRIER OIL
Rose hip seed oil is packed with antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals, making it extremely nourishing and hydrating for the skin. Known for its anti-aging properties, rose hip oil also a master moisturizer and minimizes the appearance of wrinkles. It also evens out skin tone and lightens dark spots and scars on the skin. Worried about those varicose veins? Rose hip seed oil can help. This carrier oil can also soothe burns, soothe eczema, acne, and psoriasis, relieve sunburn, improve hair and nail health, and even boost the immune system due to high amounts of Vitamin C (which can help your body fight bacteria that may cause skin issues). When combined with any other oil, rose hip seed oil strengthens the healing properties of the other oil. For example, if you add lavender to rose hip seed carrier oil, the benefits of the lavender oil become stronger. Tip: rose hip seed oil is great around the eyes for improving dark circles, wrinkles, or flaky skin.
How To Learn About Natural Skin Care
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Goddess Glow is an online course with all the information you need for 30 days to better, brighter skin! Struggling with acne? Scarring? Redness? Eczema? Or just wanting to reinvigorate your skin? This class is for those looking to renew and revitalize their skin from the inside out.
What will you learn in Goddess Glow?
- The best foods to incorporate into your diet for fresh, glowing skin
- Essential oil combinations that rejuvenate the skin after winter
- Product prowess: how to avoid toxic chemicals in the cosmetics aisle
- How to get rid of acne, scarring, redness, and more
- The best skincare tips using simple, clean ingredients
- And more!
Want to go more in-depth about the skin and the face? This course is for you.
In the Face Rejuvenation Course, you will learn:
- Which areas of the face correspond to different areas of the body
- A specific treatment to heal those areas
- Foods, teas, and supplements for healing and restoration of the face and body
- In-depth look at essential and carrier oils for healing the face and body
- And more!
The Super Skincare Package
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Have a blessed week!