I just celebrated my birthday last week. While some friends and I sat down for my celebratory dinner, the waitress approached. While chatting among ourselves, the waitress overheard it was my birthday, asked my age and gasped upon finding out I had just turned 44. She then proceeded to to ask me, “What’s your secret to looking so youthful?” This got me thinking that I should be more transparent with all of you about my lifestyle and skin care routine. With that said, I have become inspired to share with you my personal top secret beauty tips!
Natural Approach to Skin Care
I have been blessed with the knowledge and expertise on how to treat my own skin issues that come up and to have a range of products on hand that I trust will do the job I expect them to do.
In line with my natural approach to skin care, I like to use a spiked Jade face roller and massage my skin thoroughly everyday. I also use my Oxylift device, and like to apply a raw honey mask three times a week. The combination of these these three routines has been keeping my skin in pretty great condition so far. Prevention is key when taking a more natural approach to aging gracefully.
Below I go into depth with what my nightly routine really looks like. This is my routine, and it works for me. During your next facial, we can discuss how you can adopt the same type of routine with the right treatment products customized just for you!
My Weekly Skin Care Routine
I do this routine once a week: in the evening, after I wash my face with Seaflora Sea foam Cleansing concentrate, I mist my skin with Hylunia’s Colloidial Silver and Lavender toner and quickly apply my special blend of oil called Clearly Radiant. This locks in the moisture from the toner. I then proceed to do the facelift massage moves, using rosehip oil or MCT oil for added slip. These moves help to tighten and tone my facial muscles and release negative holding patterns that cause wrinkles.
Then I do a quick pass all over my face with my Oxylift hand held device. This uses high frequency technology to increase circulation and oxygenate the skin, which brightens and tightens the skin surface. If I have a blemish, I would spend more time in that area, and repeat going over the area everyday with my Oxylift until it’s gone. By the time I’m done, all that hydrating oil has soaked in. To finish, I apply my cream of choice and then roll my face with my spiked Jade face roller.
Three times a week in the evening, I apply a raw unpasteurized honey mask to my freshly washed, toned skin. I whip the honey to stimulate circulation and make it tacky, then in areas of concern (like wrinkles and blemishes), I pump the honey. This helps to release fine lines, smooth the surface and clean out my pores. Honey is full of antioxidants and vitamins which makes it an excellent face mask. It is an anti-fungal and antibacterial humectant, which means it helps to disinfect the skin while hydrating by holding in more moisture. I leave the honey on for 10 to 20 mins and wash off thoroughly. I apply Hylunia intensive repair eye cream, either Seaflora Sea Therapy recovery Facial Gel or Hylunia Beyond C complex, top that with Hylunia Ultimate antioxidant cream and GWM Clarifying face oil. To finish, I use my spiked Jade face roller. The occlusive nature of the roller enhances the absorption of products and stops the evaporation of all the layered products.
I like to use my spiked Jade roller everyday to enhance absorption of my products, depuff my eye contour, brighten my complexion, tone, increase circulation and improve lymphatic drainage. Sometimes I also use my jade roller in the morning as well.
Wear Sunscreen Daily
I ALWAYS wear sunscreen, to be specific, a mineral sunscreen. No matter what, if the sun is shining or if it’s overcast, doesn’t matter. I think this has had a huge impact on protecting and maintaining my over all glow.
Sleep, Sweat, and Meditate
When it comes to my lifestyle choices, I know I need to work on on getting enough sleep, I’m a night owl. I probably get about 6 hours or less, sleep every night. Getting good quality sleep is crucial to a glowing complexion. I really need to work on this! Good thing I have taken meditation on as a new venture! I have been using the Insight Timer app daily, which I think is helping strengthen my mind and also making up for the hours of sleep I have lost.
I try to get a sweat on everyday, this not only helps to keep me healthy, it helps to keep my skin clean and clear. I prefer to do yoga and/or Pilates everyday. When you sweat, it helps to clean out your pores and hydrate the skin.
Skin Care and Nutrition
Just like when you want to lose weight and start working out, diet is the most important part of your skin care regime!!! What you eat is the most important part in achieving healthy luminous glowing skin!
I have always been very good with my diet and food choices. This might be the reason I have been able to get away with not sleeping much! I focus on eating a whole foods diet, choosing lean organic meats and plant based protein, lots and lots of fresh vegetables and fruit, whole grains, choosing natural spices and herbs to season my food and avoiding processed junk, although I will never give up Miss Vickie’s plain potato chips! Balance is key here!
I supplement with Omega 3 and 6, choline, marine collagen, digestive enzymes, Vitamin B complex and probiotics daily.
Balance with Healthy Habits
Over the past years I have defiantly been drinking too much red wine, so I have made a point of significantly reducing the amount I consume now. I had a dry January, cutting out alcohol for the month drastically improved my skin. Now I drink lots and lots of tea. Herbal teas are much more hydrating and have a number of health benefits. My favourite’s are Kukicha, green, horsetail, dandelion and nettle tea’s. I didn’t realize just how much my nightly wine was dehydrating me and dulling my overall glow. Mentally and physically.
So there you have it! This is my new normal and it’s allowing me to be the healthiest version of myself and keeping my GLOW intact! I hope that sharing my beauty and lifestyle tips will encourage you to do the same!