The more I learn about nutrition and beauty, The more I come to understand that the secret to looking radiant is TO DO MORE INTERNALLY THEN EXTERNALLY! Meaning, eat plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables, make your daily meals at least 80% or more raw – less cooking, boiling, heating, microwaving, frying your food, –drink more water, take high quality oils as a supplement ( choose one of the following: raw coconut oil, organic olive oil, hemp seed oil, flaxseed oil, avocado).
Externally your beauty regime shouldn’t be complicated at all! I got rid of bunch of expensive creams. I used to spend crazy amount of money on commercial beauty products. Today, I replaced them all with just a few products that I found work best for me:
Raw coconut oil – Coconut oil is the best body moisturizer, occasionally I use it on my face (1 drop of coco oil is all you need for an entire face).
Raw honey – I use organic raw honey as my daily healing mask.
Cleanser – I just discovered black Japanese soap “Deitanseki Clay Soap”. I found it while visiting Morikami Japanese Garden in Miami. It deeply hydrates skin. Does not clog pores , gently cleanse face, especially the pores, with micro-porous active ingredients. Enriched with Kaolin Clay and selected Carbon Powder The Bentonite helps your skin retain its natural moisture.
Face moisturizer – I have a couple of different face creams. I switch between them all the time: “EMINENCE” Rose Moisturizer and “Dr. Perricone” Hypoallergenic Nourishing Moisturizer .
Thermal water – I wash my face with Thermal Water, also use it as a toner before applying moisturizer.
Face scrub – I love “REN” face scrub.
Clay mask – Again, “REN” clay mask is amazing. Or you can purchase any clay mask at your healthy food store.
Pineapple (you can substitute it to strawberry or papaya) – I always have a fresh pineapple at home. I use it as a peeling mask, fruit acid “eat away” dead skin cells leaving your skin looking fresh. How to use pineapple as a peeling mask: Take a piece of pineapple, rub it all over the face. Leave it for 5 minutes. Rinse. Spray Thermal water following by moisturizer or coconut oil.
My tip – If you are going to spend money on beauty product, invest it in a really good face moisturizer, like I did :)