If you know me at all you know that I like whatever going on my body or in my body to be as natural as possible. Of course I break the rules by having sweets and fried food every now and then (that’s unavoidable). I am no expert but I thought I would share what works for me, it’s been a long journey.
MY SKIN STORY
My interest in natural products sprung around when I was 16. I like to call it my hippy days. I was vegetarian, never bought leather and cried when my father killed a spider. My skin was going through a lot. I had the worst. Acne. Ever. I was considering showing a picture but I was too horrified. I had tried every cleanser, mask and subscribed creams and pills my doctor gave me. Nothing worked. One day (about 18) I noticed my lifestyle of partying and fast food and decided it was time to change. All of a sudden I became interested in fitness and healthy eating habits. I drank loads of water and ate the healthiest I could. I noticed a gradual change in my skin. I decided to throw away every prescription cream and pill my doctor gave me because I noticed my sensitive skin wasn’t going to be fixed with chemicals. I started using a natural cleanser and kept up my healthy lifestyle. And boom. Acne was out the window.
Obviously, I still get zits all the time but it’s not half as bad as what it used to be. Personally I learned that your skin is a reflection of what you put in your body. As soon as I started eating loads of fruits and veg, and drinking lots of water my skin began to glow and look healthier.
PAI SKIN CARE
If you haven’t seen my skincare routine post you can click here. Not much has changed except for my flavor in The Body Shop products (I’m loving the coconut range atm) and most recently my face wash. By now you all know that Sunday Riley’s Ceramic Slip Clay Cleanser is my all time favorite face wash. I’ve gone through 3 bottles. It still works wonders for my skin but I was getting a bit bored. I wanted something new to make me feel excited again. I had heard excellent reviews about Pai and am so happy I tried it out. I got a box set from their website during holiday sales and have been using it for about two weeks now. The box is called the Everyday Hero Collection. It comes with a face wash, an oil, a day cream and skin cloth, all in which I describe down below. Their slogan is ‘We Understand Sensitive Skin’…and I can say from trying these products out that yes Pai, you do.
Camellia & Rose Gentle Hydrating Cleanser: I’ve never used a face wash that feels so nourishing. You put it on dry skin and immediately you can feel it working. It’s very soothing so theres no tight feeling after washing your face. I highly recommend it if you have sensitive skin!
Rosehip BioRegenerate Oil: I apply this oil every second night before I go to bed. When I wake up my complexion looks very even and my skin feels hydrated. Honestly, any skincare with rose in it attracts me because I know it does wonders for the skin.
Chamomile & Rosehip Calming Day Cream: A major problem I’ve had with my skin is redness. This day cream helps to sooth redness and moisturize at the same time. Bonus, It doesn’t leave your skin looking oily!
Dual-Effect Sensitive Skin Cloth: Exfoliation is a very important step in the skincare routine. I love that this Pai box came with a cloth. It washes away impurities and leaves my skin feeling smooth!
Switching face wash? Try rotating between your old and new so your skin can get used to something different. This helps especially if you have sensitive skin.
Drink. Water.Water can wash away bad toxins in your body. Dehydration can often be confused with hunger. When I started drinking tons of water I became aware of when I was thirsty. Looking back I probably substituted water for a sugary snack when really I was thirsty all along.
Breaking out for no reason? It could be a food allergy. I’m lactose intolerant and when I eat dairy it’s reflected in my skin. Maybe speak to your doctor and set up a plan removing certain foods from your diet and see if it helps. Honestly, when I went vegan my skin was the clearest it had ever been!