Sunday, February 9, 2014
One popular post from 2013 was the post on my eco-friendly beauty routine, believe it or not. Funny considering that this is a home design blog, right? I've received a bunch of questions on everything from the products I posted about, as well recommendations for more. so I figured I'd follow up with beauty talk part 2.
This lotion is supposed to help even out skin tone and reduce hyper-pigmentation. I've been using it about a month and a half along with the vitamin C below. The scent is not my fave, but the lotion seems to work, so that's what matters, right? It received a 2 on EWG's Skin Deep database, so pretty safe, I'd say.
This is an all natural mineral deodorant. I've used it for about 6 years now and it's great. I prefer the roll on, over the stick, but they both work equally well. I apply it right after a shower. One thing to note, you have to apply it before you sweat. It won't help you if you're already perspiring.
When I was pregnant I had a facial at a eco and prenatal-friendly spa. They used a vitamin C serum to help reduce pigmentation/spots from the sun (and pregnancy). Vitamin C is safe during pregnancy and this one is organic and all natural. So I now alternate using this and the resurfacing lotion (above) underneath my moisturizing lotion. I haven't decided which one I like better.
During my facial they also used a papaya enzyme mask to help with exfoliation. I love this one. I keep it in the shower and throw it on first and wait until the end to scrub it off with a damp washcloth. My skin is super soft afterwards. I try to use it twice a week.
I'm loving this lotion right now. I use it on my legs after I take a shower. For some reason my legs get super dry and if I don't use a good lotion, my skin itches. This takes the itch away. Thank you very much.
This is the only nail polish I use. It's toxin free, which is so important because nail polish is one of the most chemical-ridden thing you can put on your body. And your nail beds absorb it right in. Yuck. I even bring it with me to the nail salon, they think it goes on great too. There are many, many colors and if you sign-up for emails on their website, they offer great deals and free products. Their nail polish remover is fab too!