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Skincare Ritual | Winter 2013

Wow. Is it April already?! This past winter San Diego didn’t have much of a cold season. Due to last winter being so unbearably cold on some days I was preparing myself for another cold snap. However, it was pretty mild with temperatures averaging around 73°F during the day and 55°F in the evening. They don’t call it Sunny San Diego for no reason! So this time around I didn’t have to rely on heavy creams to keep my face supple. Here’s a roundup the products that have kept my face glowing through a typical Southern California winter. Morning 1. Cleanse with Sodashi Clay Cleanser with Lime | 2. Moisturize with Odacite Beautiful Day Moisturizer | 3. Boost skin with Saya Rooibos + Aloe Face Serum | 4. Protect with a mix of Suntegrity BB Cream + Coola Tinted Mineral Sunscreen To sort of wake myself and my skin up I splash water on my face and then proceed to the rest of my routine. During the winter, a thicker cleanser is ideal in order …

Skincare Ritual | Problematic Skin

I’m in my late 20’s (Oh my gosh, I can’t believe I’m admitting to that) but still breakout as if I’m in my teens. I’ve come to terms with this dilemma several years ago but it doesn’t mean I just sit there and let myself go. My breakouts are hormonal these days and I feel that’s better than breaking out at random times for random reasons. So what do I do when I get those monthly breakouts? I’ve learned over time that the simpler my skincare ritual, the better. The following is my skincare ritual day in/day out until my skin is back to normal. Step 1 | Wash face with raw manuka honey Step 2 | Moisturize with organic coconut oil Step 3 | Apply Cell Perfecto PM Manuka honey has wonderful healing properties. It’s anti-bacterial and a natural humectant. Coconut oil has antioxidant properties, deeply moisturizes, and assists in healing. Both items can be purchased at any health food store. I purchased my honey from here but I’m sure other online outlets like Amazon sell …

Skincare Ritual | Summer 2013

Well, everyone, September is officially here! We are now three-quarters through the year and summer is over for most people. However in Southern California, summer doesn’t truly end for us probably until October. We’ve been experiencing quite a mild summer in San Diego compared to last until recently. Temperatures that were once in the mid 70’s are now reaching towards the mid 80’s. I know, we’re spoiled but that doesn’t mean it still isn’t hot! As the seasons change, your skincare routine should change accordingly. There are many out there that can use the same products year-round and not be affected by the seasonal change. Unfortunately, for me, my skin is quite sensitive to change and I must pay close attention to what my skin is telling me. As a green beauty blogger, it’s my duty to try different types of products. With all the products that I’ve been testing out, here’s what I’ve been using to help keep my face fresh this season. MORNING I begin each day with rinsing my face with water. …