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Notebook: Body
In what ways do you best support your healthy skin?

There is so much more that can be done to support your beautiful skin aside from just what you put on it. Taking care of our body in many ways, such as staying hydrated, consuming a well balanced diet and getting enough sleep are all key pieces to having healthy, happy skin. Share with us some of the ways you keep your skin at it's best.

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Nicole T 1675540705

January 31, 2019 - 2:46pm

I use a mixture of castile soap and full fat organic coconut milk as a body wash; it’s very nourishing and naturally exfoliating, wiith no harsh chemicals or additives.  Then I add essential oils (depending on season, skin needs, fragrance).

Gail S 1269367461

January 31, 2019 - 12:20pm

Because I have eczema and rosacea but I LOVE to garden and be outside, I’ve made up a great face and hand serum at a 3% dilution of EO of frankincense, myrrh, lavender, rose geranium, vetiver, patchouli, and ylang ylang, and carrier oils of jojoba, sweet almond, and apricot kernel!! I can’t live without it!!! And it actually causes my pores to be smaller!! So cool that I sold one to a gal who had her teen son use it on his face and it cleared his acne to the point he went off all RX!! ;))

JoyStJohn

January 31, 2019 - 11:56am

I make my own comfrey-calendula salve using coconut oil, beeswax, and another oil (last time I think it was olive oil) with lots of yummy essential oils, too - - something healing - - always include lavender at least. I’m hard on my skin from gardening to rough-housing with kittens! And this salve helps everything heal faster. It’s absolutely fabulous for chapped lips, too. I’ve pretty much moved over to using it instead of any other moisturizer. I supplement - - pretty seriously! - - my vitamin D because I’m stuck inside for work. I’m a stickler for NUTRITION.

Ruthy S

January 31, 2019 - 7:37am

I have found Eucerin very helpful. Do it in AM. Also use ROC with sunscreen when going out. NO smoking and I have never used soap on my face

Pam L 610771453

July 1, 2018 - 9:25am

I recently discovered charcoal, more specifically - charcoal cleansing bar soap.  It makes my face feel clean and “normal”.

Jayne C

May 20, 2018 - 3:37pm

I’m experimenting with sesame oil. Have used avocado oil, which I do like. Made my own body butter with coconut oil and shea butter. I loved the feel and the ease of using it, with no perfumes to react to, but heard about sesame oil being perfect in absorbability and moisture retention.

Denise R 498586288

June 28, 2018 - 5:00am

I use Ivory soap and water then natural coconut oil. Have for years, and a lot of people tell me that I have young looking skin.

Susan M 689479438

May 6, 2018 - 4:11pm

I don’t do a lot. Moisturize daily, sometimes twice. I splash water and then gently use a face cloth.  I would like to look into charcoal soup.  I’m getting older, 58, so need to perhaps take more care.

Linda R 107363713

March 15, 2018 - 4:23am

Holistic healing, earths medicine. Love.

Linda R 107363713

March 15, 2018 - 4:19am

I love coconut oil. ;)

Linda R 107363713

March 15, 2018 - 4:15am

Clean mind body and soul. Good start.

Carolyn S 1367891960

March 3, 2018 - 10:26am

I have very dry skin and in the winter it is just a million times worse! Thankfully we are headed towards spring so it is getting better. I love using a body oil after the shower (coconut, avocado, sweet almond). Right now I am using a product called Medicine Mama’s Sweet Bee Magic which is a combo of olive and avocado oils, beeswax, honey, and royal jelly and that has REALLY helped my dry skin heal after this ridiculous winter. (They sell it online @ Costco which is a much better deal than buying it on amazon) Proper hydration and moisturizing of my skin is the #1 way I take care of my skin. I feel so gross when my skin is dry, flaky, CRACKING AND BLEEDING (this happens to my hands in the winter especially), etc. I also try to drink a lot of water (this is a struggle!). I plan on purchasing some frankincense essential oil and using that on my face and neck as well. I love the process of moisturizing my skin, applying oil or lotion/body butter/balm all over. It is a relaxing process for me, helps me feel like I am taking care of myself, and really helps me sink into my feminine energy. Another thing I like to do that is not solely for skin health but overall health is eating healthy fats! I can tell my body craves them so I should probably add more into my diet on a more consistent basis.

Melissa M 1911234384

March 3, 2018 - 8:26am

I love using tea tree oil on my oily/period days :)

BumbleBrie

March 3, 2018 - 7:12am

I don’t really do anything, save for brushing my teeth. I try to the eat & drink healthily, and I try to drink my coffee decaf after @2 in the afternoon.

Kim B 1238661621

March 3, 2018 - 5:56am

To keep my face & skin healthy, I drink at least 48 ounces of water a day. I limit my caffeine, sugar and sodium intake and I try to eat good fats (avocado, almonds, etc.), Whenever I wear makeup, I make sure to remove it promptly and use a charcoal detox soap one a week.

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