I often get a lot of compliments on my skin and it compelled me to share my cleansing regimen. It’s really no secret and is quite easy. Never have I had to struggle with "problem skin". (I wish there was another term for it) However, my skin is sensitive. Whenever summer peaks around the corner I get “heat bumps”, a hormonal pimple here and there before/during my cycle, and my body rejects any high fructose, carbonated drink right onto my face!
A couple of years back I purchased my very own Clarisonic Mia 2 brush after seeing celebrity stylist, June Ambrose, share it on her Instagram. I immediately searched for reviews to see if it was worth $150… yea, I know! A little pricey, but with so many great stories, I ended up purchasing one for myself. You only get one body; you must invest in it and take care of it. I’ve been using this jewel ever since! Initially, I would cleanse my face with the Mia 2 twice daily, but now I use it about 3x a week. I rinse my face with warm water, apply my facial cleanser and gently scrub my face in circular motions with the brush. There's a high and low setting for the speed of the brush, and it alerts you when to move on to another area of your face. Brushes are encouraged to be replaced every 3 months. ( I just bought a pack of four for the year).
My Husband and I faithfully cleanse with St. Ives Apricot scrub. A few months ago I purchased this Uhh-maayyy-ZING liquid African black soap from Naturel Lyfe Essentials! It leaves your face clean without the dry, tight feeling. You only need a few drops to form a nice lathering to deeply cleanse your skin. Naturel Lyfe Essentials also has 100% refined whipped shea butter. I usually follow up with a small amount of the coconut mango shea butter as a moisturizer.
Coconut oil is the natural woman’s go-to for everything! My line sister actually passed this particular rule of thumb on to me. Don’t let a facial breakout come from something so simple like forgetting to remove your makeup before bed. Grab your jar of coconut oil and cotton balls. The makeup comes off easily without harshly irritating the skin.
Water, water, and more water! Aim for eight to ten 8oz. servings of water a day. There’s not much solid research that states drinking lots of water can make your skin “glow”, but there are studies that have proved lack of water consumption (dehydration) causes skin to become dry, flaky and be more prone to wrinkles. I must admit that I’m not a fan of drinking water, but adding lemons, cucumbers, mint, strawberries, etc. to my water helps a ton with consumption.
In a nutshell: drink water daily, remove makeup before bed, and have a routine of cleansing and moisturizing your face. Take care of your body and it will take care of you! Remember, 1 Corinthians 6:19 reads, “Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own”. Be blessed & be encouraged!
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