Something that I have struggled with since I was a teen is having a clear complexion. I am naturally very fair and my skin is very sensitive to almost anything. I've tried tried everything, and here I am at 23 years old finally coming across a product that has actually benefited me. I've tried it all: no make-up, oil free moisturizers, oil free foundations, hypo-allergenic washes, and I've found that I just need to have a good balance. Taking care of your skin is a lot more than just washing your face; it's about what you put in your body and it's also about what you put on your body!!! I've even tried the whole coconut oil thing...and my face definitely didn't need that either. What I have found is that staying hydrated, minimizing my sugar intake, eating healthy and moisturizing has given me a well balanced complexion. I thought using a good toner would solve the issue, but it only dehydrated and irritated my skin more. Especially in the winter months when my skin is already getting beaten-up, adding more chemicals only resulted in break-outs and uneven complexion. I don't have perfect skin, I have a lot of minimal scars from break-outs, and when I don't wear make-up it leaves me feeling a little self conscious, I've learned to deal with it. I've also learned the importance of hydrating my skin.
I've always been a fan of using natural products, and when I was looking for a new moisturizer last month I really wanted it to be worth my while. I came across Ashana.B Paris, a French Luxury brand, based in Paris (my favorite place on earth!!!) offers a wide variety of vegan and organic skin care and hair care products. I love that everything is made from an all original blend of raw vegetable butters and oils ( Aloe Vera, Shea butter, Olive and Baobab oils). Glowing skin which has quickly become my favorite facial cream and it has been so effective for my complexion. I have been using it in the morning right after a shower as well as a little bit at night. A little goes a long way. I have noticed that my pours have shrunk (good sign-right?!) and my skin has become a lot more eve, and I have a nice healthy glow. Not only that, but I also don't have that oily feeling you get when you get home from a long day, and wonder why you look like you just made a visit to the frying pan and your eye-liner is like on your nose anyways, the face moisturizer is very light, and feathery and acts as a nice base for my make-up.
The older I get, the more I realize that stress, weather, and sleeping can really leave a lasting impression around your eyes and skin. I ALSO know that green tea and lots of water solves many world problems, and taking care of your skin is very important. I don't want to keep treating my body as a lab experiment, which is why I have moved away from using harsh elements. It makes me feel good to be good to my body.
Although I was only seeking a moisturizer for my face, I also tried out the travel size body lotion of Ashana.B Beauty Treasure collection made from Shea and Mango butters and Sesame and Baobab oils, I really like how clean everything felt, and it rid of that scaly/dry skin feeling you get from the winter month
Does anyone have any other suggestions for living a more holistic life? I've always tried to keep things as simple as possible? I am really trying to move away from drug store products. Feel free to visit Ashana.B Paris, and if you use the code "Ninaw" you will receive and additional 15% off of your purchase.
Stay you xoxo