20 April 2018

How to Apply Your Skincare Products

I know what you’re thinking: “I know how to apply my skincare products!” But do you really?

Many of us assume we are applying our skincare correctly if we are applying them at all. I know many of my followers are busy moms, so if you get around to washing your face and applying skincare you’ve won at the day!

But there is no point in applying it if you don’t apply it properly. It won’t absorb properly, it’ll sit on the skin, or it’ll end up clogging pores and causing breakouts. So let me help!

Your skincare is meant to be applied from thinnest to thickest. The thinnest products are usually the most vitamin-rich. Take serums for example. All of the nutrients your skin needs are hidden in your serum. If you don’t apply it first, oil-heavy moisturizers will block your pores from absorbing any serum.

Here is the correct order to apply your skincare products:

1. Cleanser - Wash away toxins, dirt and make-up and prep skin for products.
2. Mask - Deep clean pores and remove dead skin cells to reveal more radiant skin.
3. Toner/Mist - Using a cotton pad soaked in toner, gently glide the pad all over your face and neck. Similarly, spritz a fine layer of mist all over your face and neck. Let dry before moving on to the next step.
4. Serum - A little goes a long way. Apply serum to your finger tips, and rub both hands together. Gently massage the serum all over, in a circular motion until completely dissolved.
5. Spot treatment - Treat imperfections before applying moisturizer.
6. Moisturizer - Moisturize following spot treatments, as spot treatments are often overdrawing and added moisture will stop the treatment from overdoing and irritating skin, but will still allow it to do its job.
7. Oil - Since oil is the thickest product, it should be applied last. It will seal in the first 6 steps of your routine and ensure your other products get to do their job. Oil is also an added layer of moisture - something I believe even those with the oiliest skin can't get enough of!

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06 April 2018

Why I Chose Beautycounter

It’s been 2 months (yesterday) since I joined Beautycounter and the results have been overwhelming.

At first I was quite skeptical of even my own ability to share my love of a company with people as most MLM companies get eye rolls and backlash. Trust me, I get a lot of eye rolls and backlash, especially on Facebook, but it’s my love and trust in these products that keeps me going.
So why Beautycounter?
Well, many of you know that I try to live a clean, healthy, but balanced life. I am quite particular about what I eat, mostly due to food sensitivities and the impact my diet has on my skin, and am neurotic about physical activity (6 days a week or else!). When relaunching my yoga and wellness business after a 3-year hiatus I wanted more to offer my clients beyond the mat. The yoga practice goes beyond the mat and includes diet and self care practices which exclude toxins, whether they are from food, environment, personal care products...

I started out as a Beautycounter client before joining as a Consultant. I actually thought about becoming a Consultant for a year before finally making the plunge. For me, it is less about making extra money and more about educating and providing my clients, friends and family with safe products they can trust.

With Beautycounter you don’t need to read the label. I know that their team of experts have done the research and have omitted any ingredients they know to be harmful or have long-term heath effects. For example, we recently launched a new line-up of safe, long-lasting lipsticks which were testing 3 times for heavy-metal contaminants such as Lead, which can often be found in the pigments used in cosmetics. Yes, they tested then 3 times before they hit the market!
There are so many clean brands out there, trust me I try ALL of them. Many of them are amazing or having a few amazing products in their line-up. But what I love most about  Beautycounter is the consistency of quality in their products. I haven’t been let down by any of them. Of course some are simply not suited for my skin type, but there is a product in their lineup for every. single. one. of my needs—now if they can just get a men’s line already so I can get Tyler to switch!

If you think you'd be interested in some of what Beautycounter has to offer, check out the Beautycounter site here, and follow my VIP group on Facebook for updates on new products, sales and more!
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