You may be surprised to hear this but the truth is that I no longer wash my face.. and haven't for many years to support my skin's transformation.You might be thinking...what?! How can this be true? Isn't this video above all about how to facial care products!?
The truth is that I want the facial products to work optimally for your skin and from experience I know what worked BEST for my face. I used to suffer from inflamed red skin, cystic acne, eczema patches all over the corners of my nose, allergic skin reactions (hives and itching were a regular occurrence), and reddish bumps on the back of my arms. It made me feel less confident and frustrated. It seemed like no matter how much money I threw away on the most expensive, high end products, I still couldn't correct my skin. In fact, the more I spent, the worse it seemed to get! I complicated things and naively thought that a bigger price tag a fancy name brand meant better results.
I started to educate myself and learned that those "high end" brands were made with poor ingredients, chalked full of garbage (toxins and other fillers too difficult to pronounce). I realized I was paying top dollar for the label, marketing and extensive overhead costs that big companies have to shell out. The smallest part of what I was actually paying for was the ingredients used... How backwards does that seem??
So, first I started buying natural products with healthy ingredients and noticed a skin improvement. Not too long after that, I started to formulate and test my very own recipes made with the most premium ingredients Mama Nature has to offer. I got really good at perfecting the recipes and before long my skin was 100% different than it used to be. I didn't take pictures of my face when it was at it's worst and so the picture above doesn't showcase the true skin change.
Flash forward to today and I have not purchased a product for my body or my face in years and I now no longer have ANY of my previous skin issues, unless I occasionally indulge in dairy (which triggers acne).
The Facial Ritual Kit, is the end result of what worked for me. Using this kit is the trick to effectively break the viscous cycle of stripping your facial skin of all the healthy oils with harsh face washes, followed by your skin then having to respond by producing an excess amount of oil to make up for it.
I use to think that simply washing my face with water in the morning would mean I would have even worse skin conditions than I was already suffering from. Interestingly enough, when I started to rinse my face with warm water in the morning, followed by simply applying the Facial Toning Elixir and Organic Facial Serum, my skin dramatically improved! ..and I mean big time! It is like it literally became younger looking and feeling.
Allowing my skin to rebalance itself required letting the natural producing skin sebum to do it's thing. Applying a harsh morning face wash can strip your skin of the healthy amount of sebum and then kickstart that viscous cycle leading to acne and/or dry skin.
I still do use (about 2 times a week) a very gentle and hydrating skin cleanser as a base to mix the masks and polishes when I apply them. This is called the Hydrate & Cleanse (mask & polish base). Other than that, it is plain old warm water with a wash cloth for me followed by the Facial Toning Elixir and Organic Facial Serum in the morning and before bedtime. If you are worried about how to remove your makeup (and any excess dirt and grime) effectively at night time, I suggest removing as much as your can with a warm wash cloth and then applying a few dabs of coconut oil to the mascara residue around your eyes. Then spray the Toning Elixir onto a cotton pad and gently rubbed across the entire face, neck and eye area. This very effectively tightens pores, removes dirt, excess oil, all makeup and leaves the skin with a luminous glow. Follow this step up with a couple drops of the Organic Facial Serum and Bam! ...Radiant & Glowing Skin!
Check out the Facial Ritual Skin Kit here!