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How to: Keep Your Skin Glowing and Refreshed

Updated on October 28, 2014

First Step; Cleansing

The first thing you need to do for your soon to be smooth and supple skin is start with a blank canvas. In other words, wash that face! Wash your hands before this step (all the dirt and germs you may have picked up during the day will counteract all of the cleansing!), and make sure you have your face wash handy. I like to start with warm water only, just to open the pores and get the skin prepped and ready for the cleansing. Pump a little into your hand (I like Olay Regenerist daily regenerating cleanser; it's creamy and also has little beads in it to help scrub away all of the dirt and dead skin), about a nickel sized amount, and rub in circular motions over your face. Ahhhh, feeling better already! Rinse with warm water and blot dry with a clean towel.

Next Step; Exfoliating and Removing Excess Makeup

This next part may seem a little weird, but it has made my skin glow ever since I started using this method! Grab some baking soda out of the cabinet and shake a little bit into the palm of your hand. Add a couple drops of water, just enough to make a paste, and GENTLY apply it to your face. If you rub too hard, you will end up looking like you got sunburned and it doesn't feel too great either! I use small circular motions especially around my nose, forehead, chin and cheeks. Try to avoid the eye area the best you can, this skin is too sensitive and thin to be scrubbed on. I like to leave it on like a mask for about 10 minutes... You don't have to do this if you are in a hurry! There will be some slight tingling, so if you don't feel comfortable leaving it on too long, this is your cue to go ahead and rinse with some lukewarm water and pat dry with a fresh towel. Don't rub! We still need a little moisture for the next step.

Next, take about a quarter sized amount of coconut oil (I know, you're thinking its going to clog your pores, but it won't!) and rub it around in your hands to warm it for a few seconds. Then gently swirl around your face, concentrating on your eyes (keep 'em closed!), neck, and forehead. When you feel like you have covered all of your areas, take a clean, damp washcloth and GENTLY wipe the oil off your face. It's an all natural makeup remover!!! Who knew? I love this because my skin stays nice and smooth all day, AND it smells like an Almond Joy ;)


What to buy...

Natural face cleansing tools
Natural face cleansing tools
Clean face, happy face!
Clean face, happy face!

Next Step; Moisturize that baby soft face!

Stay tuned for my next article, which will show you my favorite ways and products to keep skin moist, pimple free, and clear of those little tiny wrinkles we all grow to know and hate around the late 20's! One day you have clear and smooth skin, and the next you see some teeny little forehead lines that *gasp!* won't disappear!!! AAAAAUUUGGGHHH! I'll give you a hint to the biggest little wrinkle preventive ever... sunscreen!


See you next time!

Makeup free and I could still show my face in public (well, sorta)!

Pre-wedding prep this past September... take  note this is BEFORE my morning beauty routine!  But behind that cup and scary hair I have clear skin :)
Pre-wedding prep this past September... take note this is BEFORE my morning beauty routine! But behind that cup and scary hair I have clear skin :)

Clear and Beautiful Skin

Clear skin, Beautiful skin, Natural Skin Products, Simple Step Process for Glowing Skin

Scrub A Dub!

Clean bathroom, clean bod, my mother always used to say!  Even if you scrub yourself down with soap, it defeats the purpose if you're drying on a dirty towel or step on a dirty floor.
Clean bathroom, clean bod, my mother always used to say! Even if you scrub yourself down with soap, it defeats the purpose if you're drying on a dirty towel or step on a dirty floor.

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'Research shows that a persons blood pressure drops when they pet dogs, particularly if it's a dog they know and love. Dog petting has also been shown to improve immune function and ease pain, or at least the perception of it.'
'Research shows that a persons blood pressure drops when they pet dogs, particularly if it's a dog they know and love. Dog petting has also been shown to improve immune function and ease pain, or at least the perception of it.' | Source

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