A New Year a NEW YOU! With the start of a new year it's a great time to reflect and decide whether you need to make some lifestyle or routine changes. Its also the perfect time to review and switch up beauty regime.
What's in your makeup? What's in your skincare? Do you have some makeup free time?
Using World Organics organic and natural makeup is kind and gentle on my skin, it doesn't clog my pores and it certainly provides a healthier less toxic option of makeup. Even still I enjoy going #makeupfree to give my skin a breather and a break. The #nomakeup trend has certainly gained popularity too over the last year! Just don't forget to look after your skin with moisturiser and if course sunscreen if you're out in the sun.
I find the World Organics Nurture SPF 30+ sunscreen great for your face as its so easy to apply and doesn't leave you greasy or white!! Its quick and easy-to-use as comes in a handy roll up dispenser stick. Its an organic sunscreen protection with the added benefit of moisturising and nourishing from the lovely ingredients of organic Coconut Oil and organic Shea Butter. It's been formulated to cater for children, toddlers, babies and any other delicate sensitive skin like your face. The smaller size means its great for popping in your kids school bags, your handbag or even your car. It's made with 71.5% Organic Ingredients and 100% Natural Ingredients.
What about your skincare - have you checked out the ingredients? Are there any nasties? Has it been ethically made? Has it been tested on animals?
A recommended skincare regime would include a face cleanser, an exfoliant, a toner and moisturiser(s) - ideally high quality organic and natural. First start with a gentle Cleanser to remove any makeup and grime from the day. I use World Organics Everyday nourishing organic Carefree Cleansing Milk designed to cleanse and balance without stripping away your face’s natural oils or create irritations. The organic Evening Primrose Oil and Shea Butter help ensure the skin’s optimum lipid levels are maintained and the scent of sweet Orange and Lemon essential oils are not only beautiful but also help to lift your spirit. It's made with 86.4% Organic Ingredients and 99.6% Natural Ingredients
Gently exfoliating your face once or twice a week or up to 3-4 times a week if you have dry skin, helps remineralise the outer skin layers which also helps with with acne or dull skin. I use World Organics Everyday Bamboo and Shea Exfoliant it's a creamy, nourishing organic exfoliant that refines pores and leaves your skin beautifully radiant. The addition of bamboo particles is not only great for the environment (bamboo is a wonderfully renewable resource), but it's also great for those with sensitive skin who want to experience the benefits that a high quality natural exfoliant can provide. Its made with 76.55% Organic Ingredients and 99.6% Natural Ingredients
Using a good facial toner also plays an important role in assuring you have a healthy and clean appearance. Toners help to balance the pH level of your skin. pH levels are an indication of the acidity level of your skin and are measured on a scale of 0 to 14, with 7 being the most neutral level. Having a balanced pH level means your skin is less prone to oiliness and infection, creating a more vibrant and smoother appearance.
Toners provide hydration to your skin, which is essential to maintaining elasticity, smoothness, moisture and a more youthful appearance. Proper skin hydration reduces the signs of aging skin and provides an effective base for the applying your makeup. You'll also use less moisturiser if your skin is hydrated.
Toners also work to remove environmental toxins and other chemical residues from your skin. This helps your skin to look brighter and healthier, and long-term benefits may include less acne, less severe acne scarring and fewer wrinkles.
I use the World Organics Rose Revival Toner from the Replenish Range. Its a gentle and hydrating organic toner that helps restore moisture and improve skin texture and tone. Made with pure, certified organic rose hydrosols, it is a delightful treat for all but the most sensitive skin types. Its made with 96.22% Organic Ingredients and 99.6% Natural Ingredients. I have also used the Everyday Freshly Free Facial Toner which has a lovely refreshing soothing scent from the Ylang Ylang and Aloe Vera
As you "mature" there are benefits from adding a few extra easy steps to your skincare regime! In the morning I apply a little of the gorgoeus World Organics Wonder Lift Serum before moisturiser, taking care to avoid the delicate eye area. It's a luxurious, anti-aging organic serum designed to revitalise and tone tired skin. Rich in supercritical extracts and bioactives, the serum also benefits from the skin softening properties of Lotus Flower and the rejuvenating qualities of Rose Attar Oil. A little goes a long way and guess what my husband really enjoys using it too! Shhhh dont' tell him I told you!!
Rose Attar Oil helps to promote replenishment and luminosity of the skin and is effective in treating broken capillaries, wrinkles and stressed skin. “The Miracle Plant”, Aloe Vera has soothing, emollient and antibacterial properties which help heal skin disturbances, promote new skin growth, and counter the effects of aging. Aloe Vera stimulates cell growth and as such enhances the restoration of damaged skin. It moisturises the skin because it has a water holding capacity which offers a cooling and protective effect. The use of a supercritical extract of Lotus Flower compliments the Rose Oil as it provides skin softening qualities, as well as anti-inflammatory and antioxidant benefits. Its made with 90.95% Organic Ingredients and 99.2% Natural Ingredients
You can use the Wonder Lift Serum morning and night though I prefer to go for the treasured liquid gold of the Rose Attar Face Oil at night. Its a replenishing organic face oil that has been created to penetrate the skin and help reduce the signs of aging. Luxurious and deeply nourishing, this face oil includes Rosehip and Jojoba Seed Oils, which help promote skin suppleness and restore essential lipids. At the same time, a combination of six Ayurvedic supercritical extracts of herbs and flowers help restore and enhance the skin’s tone and luminosity. A little goes a long way and its defintely worth the investment. It's made with 78.08% Organic Ingredients and 100% Natural Ingredients
Back to moisturisers! Both men and women can find many benefits in using high quality facial moisturisers each day. Moisturising your face will help you to look and feel younger, you will have softer, more elastic skin, and it will keep your skin hydrated. All of these things are important if you want to make sure to look as young as you can in the years to come. You should only be using a moisturiser that is specifically made for the face. There are moisturisers for both men and women with different formulas. Ensure you choose a moisturiser to suit your skin type and age.
I predominantly use the World Organics Heavenly Rose Moisturiser from the Replenish Range as it works well with the Wonder Lift Serum and the Rose Attar Elixir Face Oil. It's a luxurious organic face moisturiser designed to promote replenishment and encourage luminosity in the appearance of the skin. Ideal for those with dry, mature, or combination skin types it contains a trio of supercritical oils: Rose Attar, Amla and Lotus that encourages luminosity in the appearance of the skin. At the same time, an extract of BoerhaaviaDiffusa provides anti-inflammatory and regenerating properties, helping to tone, balance and reinvigorate the skin. It's made with 81.3% Organic Ingredients and 99.6% Natural Ingredients
Sometimes I do mix up my moisturisers if I feel my skin doesn't quite need the full richness of the Heavenly Rose moisturiser. In this case I'll use the Everyday Honeysuckle day moisturiser and the Everyday Evening Primrose Moisturiser at night.
The area around your eyes is very thin and delicate and should be treated with care whether you're cleansing or applying makeup. Always taking care not to pull or rub the area too hard. This delicate area around your eyes, including eye sockets and eye lids doesn't need moisturising and with careful application of an eye cream in the right places it will travel a little inwards towards your eye anyway.
I have found using the wonderful Revival Eye Cream great! It's is a rich, anti-aging organic eye cream that has been formulated to decrease puffiness and dark circles around the eyes, as well as minimise fine lines. Full of the nourishing qualities of organic Aloe Vera and Shea Nut Butter, the eye cream also benefits from the addition of healing supercritical extracts such as Lotus Flower, Shatavari, and Amla, which not only help to soften and balance the skin, but also provide anti-inflammatory and antioxidant benefits.
For best results, gently pat a little of the eye cream on the tip of your ring finger around the outer area of your eyes morning and night. Start at the lower end of your eye brow and ark around to half way along your cheek bone. Anything residue remaining on my finger tips I gently apply around any other areas prone to wrinkles like around your lips It's made with 78.62% Organic Ingredients and 99.6% Natural Ingredients
You can tailor your skincare regime to suit your own skin type and age requirements. This can change thoroughout the year too especially with seasonal changes. If you are interested in a World Organics regime I can help you with your selection.
Enjoy your time of reflection and change for your new year and new you and how it feels to look after you and your skin. Go on give yourself some pampering you're worth it!!
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