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19.11.14

SO FRESH SO CLEAN




Unfortunately I was not always blessed with great skin and I struggled for years with trying to find the right cleaners, toners, moisturizers, and spot treatments, but nothing seemed to ever fully work. Although I am a strong believer that your diet plays a large role in the condition of your skin, I am also a big advocate of sticking to an all natural skin care regimen.

These are my go to products - Let me know if you guys know any MUST HAVE natural skin products, I'm always looking to try something new!


STE. ANNE'S GEL CLEANSER (morning/night)


Ste. Anne's skin products are all made in Canada, are synthetic free, and are made of 100% pure botanicals which are locally grown in Ontario. Their gel cleanser contains pink grapefruit which acts as a mild astringent to help clean and purify your skin. The cleanser is great because unlike a lot of chemical cleansers it doesn't leave your skin feeling tight after use.


STE. ANNE'S CLARIFY FACIAL SERUM (night)

The 'Clarify' serum contains botanicals which help 'clear and release impurities that are clogging the skin'. I use the serum every night after washing my face with the gel cleanser.

STE. ANNE'S DAY CREAM (morning)

This everyday moisturizer is perfect because it is light enough to wear underneath your make up during the day. I ABSOLUUUUTELY ADORE (yes that was a completely irrelevant 'It Takes Two' reference - sorry I couldn't help it) the rose and geranium floral waters in this day cream as they contain healing compounds which soothe any unwanted redness in my skin.

ORIGINS GINZING EYE CREAM (morning)

For WHATEVER reason (whether it be my awful habit of over salting all of my food or not getting enough sleep) I seem to always wake up with the PUFFIEST eyes... Because I don't wake up early enough to hold cold spoons under my eyes every morning for 20 minutes, I have had to look to alternative solutions. Origin's GinZing eye cream INSTANTLY brightens dark circles and makes my unfortunate puffiness disappear within the blink of an eye!


ORGANIC APPLE CIDER VINEGAR (night)

Ok I know what you're thinking, 'the only thing that vinegar should be paired with is a basket of french fries' - but I SWEAR that apple cider vinegar is a miracle cure when it comes to pimples! After doing numerous Google searches, I learned that our skin is naturally acidic. The natural acid protects our skin from dirt and bacteria and when we slather our faces with chemical soaps and creams, that natural acidity becomes disturbed, and therefore our skin becomes irritated. Dabbing a cotton ball with a small amount of apple cider vinegar on a pimple restores the natural acidity to your irritated spot and kills the bacteria leaving you spot free within no time!

ORGANIC VIRGIN COCONUT OIL (night)

So for all of you who don't already know, I am a self-professed coconut oil ADDICT! I have one jar in my kitchen and one jar permanently in my bathroom. The amount of health and beauty benefits are INSANE and never ending, but for the purpose of this post I will focus solely on it's skin benefits. Coconut oil contains saturated fats and vitamin E which soothe and hydrate skin, it also contains capric and lauric acid which act as a disinfectant to remove all impurities, and furthermore coconut oil has long been touted as nature's anti-aging miracle. I rub a nickel size amount of coconut oil on my face and neck every night after using my gel cleanser and serum. I know putting oil on your skin is probably a terrifying thought but I PROMISE you nothing but clear radiant skin will ensue.
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