In the past it has been a common beauty myth that you need 20 products to get a squeaky-clean face, but when it comes to cleansing, using less is more which is best for your skin. Following are some simple strategies for washing up. Adopt a more back-to-basics approach and use an all natural product with soothing ingredients.
There are many benefits associated with using all natural skincare products on your skin, from improving the health of your skin to contributing to a safer environment. Government regulations allow just about any ingredient to be used in the manufacturing of products that we use daily on our skin, nails and hair? Even though the FDA has a set of regulations and standards regarding these products, many harmful and toxic chemicals still manage to slip through the cracks. Some of the more harmful ingredients not found in all natural skincare products include Mercury, alcohol to name a few. These toxins are easily absorbed into your skin but are not easily rid of, which means that they spread through the body and can cause potential damage. So it is important to switch to all natural skincare products in order to protect yourself from these harmful ingredients
By avoiding these harmful ingredients found in regular skincare products you will help decrease your chances of redness, irritation and breakouts, along with severe allergic reactions. In addition, you are putting fewer toxic chemicals into the environment and water, contributing to a safer and cleaner environment. Artificial fragrances in many products often tend to cause headaches and sensitivity, while parabens can alter the function of the endocrine system in your body.
Soaps and gels have a tendency to dry out skin without removing the grime (i.e., you’ll still be reaching for the eye-makeup remover after you’ve washed up.). Soap is harsh, it strips the skin of very important natural oils and can increase the appearance of fine lines.
Washcloths offer gentle exfoliation and work cleansing ingredients deep into the pores. They also help remove makeup and dirt more thoroughly. At night, steep a washcloth (we’re partial to Body Tonique Luxuriant Cleanser Formula) in warm water, wring it out and apply it to your face, neck and chest to open up pores. Work the Body Tonique Luxuriant cleanser into those areas, and don’t forget your forehead and the back of your neck. (Those places are often overlooked and are prone to deep lines and wrinkles.). Wipe the cleanser away with the washcloth in a sweeping motion.
Think of exfoliations as the magic erasers that bring glowing skin to the surface. I would like to suggest and encourage everyone to exfoliate once or twice a week. Exfoliating will work wonders in keeping the skin clean, fresh and better able to receive hydrating ingredients. I would like to suggest to exfoliate before you wash your face, so your skin can properly soak up the good stuff in your cleanser and moisturizer.
A weekly DIY all natural exfoliating and hydrating scrub for your skin is best:
In the following order pour into your palm:
1 teaspoon of white or brown sugar ;
1 teaspoon of fresh, raw honey;
1 teaspoon Golden Jojoba oil, Grape Seed Oil, or Coconut oil
(For best results, purchase honey from local producers.)
Apply to skin, LIGHTLY rubbing in a circular motion, the materials with your fingertips. Rinse with tepid water and pat dry. Follow up with several mists of Body Tonique Classic for optimal hydration.
Our original Body Tonique Classic is used by people of all ages and skin types. It is a versatile and astonishing skin tonic with a unique formula with exclusive skin hydrating ingredients. It gently cleanses and repairs many skin issues such as dry skin conditions, wrinkles, age spots, acne, rosacea, redness, scarring, sun burns and thermal burns occurring in kitchen mishaps. Body Tonique Classic will not stain or spot delicate fabrics. Formulated with all natural and chemical free ingredients as Almond, Olive, Peanut, Vegetable Glycerin and Soap.
Body Tonique Classic (BTC) is the backbone of all our products, it is a lightly foaming formula that gently tones, cleanses, hydrates, nourishes and soothes the skin. Based on Body Tonique Classic, Luxuriant Foaming Cleanser by Body Tonique was the first product created, a highly concentrated formula which consists of all natural and chemical free ingredients. Almond, Olive, Peanut, Vegetable Glycerin and Soap. Luxuriant is more effective when used with Body Tonique Classic.
Eye Cream is your best friend. The delicate area around your eyes–where skin is its thinnest–benefits from extra love, so eye cream should be applied all day; especially if you are prone to puffy eyes or dark circles. An eye cream, we suggest is ‘Resilient‘ by Body Tonqiue, it is a light eye cream. I carry it in my purse and apply it whenever I need a little hydration boost. Apply eye cream using your ring finger (it’s the weakest digit, so it won’t drag at the skin), dotting from the inner to outer corner.