My Skin Care Routine — November 2011

Hey every­one! I did two oth­er posts on my skin care rou­tine back in Jan­u­ary and April, and I fig­ured it was about time to do anoth­er one since some things have changed. Since stick­ing to a 100% paleo/primal foods for about 4 months now (instead of half-ass­ing it for the 2+ years), my skin has become even eas­ier to man­age. As a result, I don’t do as much to my skin, and my rou­tine is more casu­al. Good times! (By the way, are you on the Epic Beau­ty Guide Face­book page yet? I post exclu­sive tips and info on there…just so you know…nudge nudge.) {SKIN CARE} CLEANSER. Fil­tered water, $ for the fil­tra­tion sys­tem** A must-have. Peo­ple with sen­si­tive skin may find that water irri­tates their skin or makes their face red – how­ev­er, it is not the water itself, it is the chlo­rine and all the bits of allow­able chem­i­cals (VOCs, THMs, pes­ti­cides, etc.) in city tap water. Chlo­rine dries out the skin, makes hair brit­tle, and can exac­er­bate asth­ma and eczema. So I show­er in fil­tered water, I drink fil­tered water, and I use fil­tered water to wash my face.** I soak a soft face cloth in warm water (def­i­nite­ly warm, almost hot) and press it on my face for a min­ute or so, then gen­tly wipe my face with the same wet tow­el. I don’t scrub. Not only does it feel good and is super relax­ing, it also gen­tly removes any dirt and any excess oil. I have found that water is all I need (note that I don’t wear make­up — if you wear make­up,...

Me Without Makeup

Hel­lo every­one! I real­ize that I haven’t real­ly shown much of myself yet, but I’m gear­ing up to start my YouTube videos (my chan­nel has been up, but no videos…grumble grum­ble) and I took a pic­ture of myself (which is weird, I’m a bit embar­rassed) to show what I look like up close, not just hang­ing out on a beach sev­er­al yards away. 😛 So here I am, no make­up, fresh­ly washed haha with noth­in’ on my face, and absolute­ly no pho­to edit­ing either so you can see the remain­ders of my under-eye cir­cle veins (that’s what I get for being so pale) and some of my lit­tle freck­les. Tee hee. Any­way, ran­dom post and not much sub­stance, but I have a won­der­ful set of tips com­ing for you tomor­row, and a few love­ly reviews com­ing down the pipe! All my best, ~Stephanie...