So Fresh and So Clean – Skin Care Tips

As promised in my “Be a Drug Store Beauty Dropout” post last week…coming to all Food Babe readers from my lovely bathroom – Check out this “off the cuff” video to learn all about my skin care regime from day to night! And yes – I am in my PJs again.  I live in them when I am not at work during the week.

Remember these important points when considering changing your skin care regime:

Food Babe’s Skin Care Video Notes:Your skin is your largest organ!  What you put on your skin, is absorbed into your blood. Nurture it, be kind to it, and most importantly LOVE it!

  1.  Have you tried searching for the products you use on EWG’s cosmetic database cosmetic database?  I did a few months ago and was saddened to learn one of my favorite shampoos was a 9! WTF! Needless to say – I didn’t buy another bottle.
  2.  Try to pick products that are all below a rating of  3 on the EWG cosmetic database
  3.  Check all your products individually for safety.  Don’t assume if you use a certain brand, your product is safe.  Many companies have products across the spectrum from really safe and natural to horribly deadly.
  4.  If you find out that some of the products you use are harmful, go ahead and use them until they are gone and then replace them with new safer products.
  5.  When in doubt, use natural oils on your skin.  Sesame is considered one of the best because it contains several vitamins and minerals, has been known to fight skin cancer, is naturally antibacterial and when it is absorbed in your blood stream it can prevent migraines, diabetes and hepatitis.  My favorite reason to use sesame oil – it’s a natural sunscreen and protects your skin from chlorine in a pool, radiation, and air pollution!
  6.  Vote with your dollars!  Stop supporting companies that are harming the environment, your family and most importantly your own body with crazy chemicals!
  7.  Unscented products are best – when you use perfume, do you spray 10 different kinds on your body at once? Seriously, this is really important – buy everything unscented and then scent yourself with natural fragrances created from mostly plants.
  8.  What works for me, may not work for you – there are so many great natural products available now, you WILL find some that suit you.  It might take you some time navigating through the “old” world of natural beauty!  God knows, I’ve been through several trials and errors.

So…. Where in the world do you find the products I mentioned in my video?

You can get them at most natural health stores – but you can also save a ton of money getting them here on the internet!   Online shopping is a must once you find a product you like. I like to buy my favorites in bulk, so I never have to worry about trying to find them or running out.

Note – if you use the online shopping links provided, Food Babe will get a small kickback, which will be used for future funding of the site and continuous education to share with all of you!

Here are all of the product details…

When I Wake Up:

First thing in the morning before I put on my contacts – I use unscented Kiss My Face hand soap

Then after I drink my hot water with lemon and organic coffee, I brush with Dessert Essence (Please note – I don’t use Tom’s anymore because of fluoride) and head off to my morning exercise

After I get back – I use the unscented hand soap from Kiss My Face again to clean my hands from all the exercise equipment I touched. I do not use the cleaners that the gym provides because they are toxic.

Then I jump in the shower, where I lather up with Kiss my Face Pure Olive Oil Soap

Then I proceed to shave with unscented Kiss My Face Moisture Shave

On my face I use McBride Beauty Wheat Germ and Avocado Replenishing Night Cream during the day because my skin tends to be dry, however they make a day cream too if your skin is more oily!

Night Creme

To moisturize my body I use a combination of Avalon Organics Hand and Body Lotion Unscented with Aloe and Sesame oil – I put about a 1/8 cup of oil into the lotion.

Sesame Oil

During the Day:

If I find myself getting dry from the super air conditioning in my office I use Kiss my Face Olive My Body balm on any area, including my cuticles and lips

Before Bed:

I ALWAYS wash my face before going to bed. I use Avalon Organics CoQ10 Facial Cleansing Milk to clean most of the makeup off my face, if I have heavy eye makeup on, I will use a little Sesame oil on a cotton ball and swipe my eye lids as well. Don’t spend a fortune on eye makeup remover, just use a natural oil.

Then I hydrate again with McBride Beauty Night Cream and my special mixture of lotion on my hands, elbows and knees

:)

Next it’s time to sleeeeep! Good Night!!!!

Hair & makeup specific posts to come soon!

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76 Responses to “So Fresh and So Clean – Skin Care Tips”

  1. Meggie Sophia

    TOOTHPASTE: I’ve been using baking soda for about 3 years now, disgusted with all the brands out there. Maybe if I grind up some calcium carbonate tablets…? lol But that wouldn’t taste any better.

    FACE SCRUB: If you have tender skin, rosacea acne, sensitive skin, oat flour is the way to go, and really cheap. It’s so gentle it doesn’t feel like it’s doing anything, but it’s working. Just watch.

    Corn flour is more “scrubby” and good for normal skin. Add coconut oil and honey.

    I’ve been using baking soda for 3 years on normal skin, and yes I’d like to use something else, but I’m clueless….?? I love finishing off my face with coconut oil.

    I am not happy with Kiss My Face. Read the ingredients. I was disappointed

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  2. Dana

    Hi,
    Thanks for sharing all this great information. When I looked for the Mcbrides facial moisturizer mentioned above I cannot seem to find it. I do notice Sears carries this product with a similar name….CAN you please tell me if this is the same or as good of a product?
    Nature&’S Gate Night Cream Avocado – 2 Oz
    http://www.sears.com/shc/s/p_10153_12605_SPM7364493703

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  3. burcu

    Mcbride night cream ingredients list says it has retinol palmitate,xantam gum, tetrasodium edta and citric acid. Is it still safe to use?

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  4. Joy

    I cannot find the exact McBride cream you talked about here but found this
    http://www.mcbridebeauty.com/pages/pages/repair.html

    However it says “natural” but not organic and cannot find info on EWG’s skin deep. Also has this ingredient in it: Tetrasodium EDTA a preservative that’s made from the known carcinogen, formaldehyde and sodium cyanide.

    I am looking for a moisturizer for day and night. Right now I am not using anything and in the winer it wasn’t the best idea but I rather be a bit dry than wear scary stuff LOL I’ve gone w/out make up for a year (and I really, really miss Mascara). Tried making my own, that was a disaster!

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  6. Julie

    McBride Beauty – can’t find it anywhere! Where is it? Any other recommendations? Thanks!

    Reply

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