I always take any makeup (vegan,organic and following list on EWG) I wear off every night and follow up with a cleansing, exfoliating, moisturizing routine. Before my quick, cool water shower I dry brush. I follow up all my at home skin care with a monthly facial. The trick is to find a facialist who agrees with my philosophy. It is a relaxing and renewing hour. Thanks for these products Alicia. I hope you can keep expanding on your line.
First I wash my face with cruelty free, paraben phalate free Gud body wash, then use homemade facial toner on my face, then eye cream and finish it off with Everybody Loves Carrots Tomato Face Moisturizer. I'm told quite often that I look 10 yrs younger than I really am, and I feel it too because I eat a Kind diet! ;-}
My skincare advice: vegan diet, drink lots and lots of water per day (at least 10 8oz glasses), wash your makeup off every night, moisturize (I do this twice a day during the nasty winter months her in Saint Paul), exercise, and sleep at least 7-8 hours every night. Skin glows if you can keep a good balance of these rules :)
My skin improved when I started eating vegan, but not completely. Someone told me that a little apple cider vinegar every day might help. That did help some, but I still have some lingering trouble spots. Being sure to wash and rinse my face really well every morning and night has also helped tremendously.
My beauty tips are: Water, sunscreen, and coconut oil! My body lotion, and nighttime face "cream," is a jar of organic coconut oil. It sounds crazy, I know. It seems like putting oil on your skin would give you pimples and awfulness, but actually it makes everything better! I have chronic blackheads on my nose and otherwise my skin is very combination and also a bit sensitive, and the coconut oil (and a more of a plant-based diet, but even before the diet, the coconut oil) have made a huge difference! Coconut oil is a bit expensive, but it lasts forever, so actually it is cost-effective.
Follow a kind diet. Wash skin with cold water and a gentle cleanser. Don't use too much moisturiser. Only use foundation when necessary, let your skin breathe. Always keep makeup wipes handy for a quick fix - but make sure to clean skin properly as soon as you have a chance. Coconut oil is so good for your skin!
My theory has always been to put the least amount of anything on your face. Let it breathe! I use a moisturizer on my face after showering, but that is it. I am always looking for good moisturizers with all natural ingredients, but it's hard! Would love to try Alicia's. My skin is super dry in the winter, so a good lotion is important! Also, a good vegan diet helps immensely ; )
I recently tried Origins skincare and it made my face break out. I know ii is mostly organic and natural ingredients, yet i went back to my Neutrogenia, but the natural line. I would love to try the Juice Beauty.