5 PACKABLE CLEAN BEAUTY MUST HAVES FOR YOUR VACATION

Packing is hard. Packing for a trip out of town is even harder. Making sure all your favorite clean beauty brands make the cut for your trip is also a challenge. If you’re like me, you want to pack the whole world. Last year, right before my trip to Costa Rica, I made a promise to myself to pack lighter, to be more logical about my packing and overall improve the way I pack things. Long story short, I promised myself I’d pack less, LOL. 😂  This seems minor to most, but to me it’s a big deal. I have this huge fear of not packing enough and not having clothes to fit every possible occasion or instance that may take place while on vacation. Mostly because, being a blogger means bringing along your products for styled shoots. While I’ve gotten better about packing less clothing, I’ve significantly improved in packing hygiene and beauty products too. Like with my clothes, I had to be honest with myself and really ask the infamous questions “Do I need this?” “Will I use this?”. After having a heart to heart with myself and really taking the time to address some of my packing anxiety, I’ve narrowed down my beauty products to simple 5 clean products that are small, easy to pack and don’t take up an enormous amount of space. My formula is Cleanse + Tone + Moisturize + Protect + Maintain = Five simple clean beauty products to pack for your trip out of town.

BODY BUTTER BY EARTHKISSED BEAUTY

This product is really all you need to keep your skin moisturized throughout the day. It’s thick, but very light-weight and creamy. It leaves my skin super shiny and supple to the touch. I need all day stay and this body butter always does the trick.

RAW ELEMENTS FACE & BODY SUNSCREEN 

I usually travel to warmer places for vacation and require body and face sunscreen protectant. This stuff is thick, clean and gets the job done.

THAYERS WITCH HAZEL

I pack the travel size bottle everywhere I go. FYI, you can get this from Target for a few bucks. For those who don’t know, this is a great skin toner and really is great at getting that excess dirt your facial cleanser doesn’t quite catch.

365 EVERYDAY VALUE ORGANIC SWEET ALMOND OIL

This light weight oil couples as a make-up remover and skin moisturizer. It keeps my face and body feeling super smooth and soft and gets that first grimy layer of make-up off with ease. Obviously it’s best to follow up with a facial cleanser and toner, just an FYI.

TRADER JOES SPA FACE WASH WITH TEA TREE OIL

I have not seen this cleanser in travel size, but you can always buy one of those plastic travel size bottles and squirt some in there. I’ve been using this cleanser for a few months now it truly is the bomb.com. It gets my face squeaky clean without the drying out feeling at the end.

I hope this helped.

Till next time.

Sincerely,

Deidra Marie

SWEET DREAMS WITH EARTH-KISSED BEAUTY: MY NIGHT TIME ROUTINE

So we’ve talked about skin masking and covered all you need to know about detoxing, but what about a fool proof night time skin routine. I know, I know, there are so many layers to this skin care business, no skin pun intended. Have good night time routine is crucial to optimal skin health. A long a grueling day of hitting the streets are skin is practically screaming love. Think about the toxins, dirt and dust in the air your skin comes in contact with on a daily basis. Your night time routine is where you reset the skin from a long days work and replenish during sleep time, so why not use products that make this process quick and easy and not to mention, clean.

Since cold weather in NC is here to stay and I have dry skin, Earth-Kissed Beauty has been the ultimate life saver. I keep my night time routine pretty simple for the most and I’m sharing my step by step process to a easy peezy night time routine that’s quick and painless, LOL because I don’t have time for all that other stuff.

CLEANSE

Step 1 is to ALWAYS cleanse. You want to get all that dirt and grim from the day off your body and face and any good skin care routine includes a thorough cleansing process. I typically cleanse my face and body in the shower. Adjusting the temperature to a luke warm water for face, as hot water tends to dry the face out and irritate the skin. My current cleanser of choice is the Trader Joes Spa Face Wash with Tea Tree Oil. For body I use Dove for Sensitive Skin.

TONER

Toner is the next step in this quick and easy process. I use a cotton pad to apply my toner to my face. Currently using Thayers Witch hazel Facial Toner UnscentedUsing a toner is the best way to capture any left over dirt your cleanser didn’t get and is also great for balancing the ph levels of your skin. After cleansing, ph levels are typically not balanced.

MOISTURIZE

Nearing the end of this process with restoring the moisture back into your skin. That’s where Earth-Kissed Beauty products come into play. I’m currently using and LOVING the Renewal Night Cream and Lavender Vanilla Body Butter. These have been staples in my routine since the summer and I’ll continue to keep them around because my skin is loving it.

You see, skin care doesn’t have to be stressful and reducing the amount of products I use at night has given me sweet dreams. The way my life is, less is best. My advice, keep your routine clean and simple and it’s pretty much fool proof.

Hope this info was helpful. Till next time, friends.

Sincerely,

Deidra Marie  

FALL MASKING WITH YESTO

So, I’m sure we’ve all dealt with it, yes, you know what I’m talking about, those fall skin transitions. Those transitions where your skin is not behaving the way you want it to because of the weather changes. It happens to me every year. The minute the weather starts to make it’s transition to colder days, my skin becomes really dry and parched and I notice the texture is not as clear. I also get a few blemishes if I’m not taking steps to moisturize throughout the day. I have combination skin, but in the winter, it seems more dry than anything and with all the holiday parties and holiday events, I wear more make-up than usual which can clog the pores and collect dirt build up. This year, I’m taking extra measures with my skin and incorporating a weekly mask routine to keep my skin happy and healthy as it goes from warm to cold days here in NC.

I’m sure you’ve heard me talk about masking in past blogpost. It’s definitely a new addition to my skin routine because why not. Aside from my weekly Apple Cider Vinegar and Bentonite Clay mask, I’ve incorporated the new YESto White Charcoal line to my skin care routine as well. I’m lazy, so the Yesto Detoxifying and Hydrating White Charcoal Mud Mask is amazing. I can target certain areas with this easy to use stick and bam, clean, healthy hydrated skin in no time. My favorite thing about the tomato line is that it’s specifically for dry sensitive skin and since I fit the bill, I’m winning. Masking is a permanent thing in my skincare routine this season by who wants dry, blemished skin? Not I. Other than masking, I’m making sure to do the following to keep my skin at top level this fall:

  1. Moisturize 2 times a day or more
  2. Drink at least 64oz of water a day
  3. Consume at least 4 servings of vegetables a day
  4. Oil cleanse and tone
  5. Incorporate clean beauty/cosmetics products into my daily routine
  6. Exercise regularly
  7. Sleep at least 8 hours a day

I think with these actions steps, my skin will fair the fall and winter weather transitions. Here’s to happy and healthy skin this season and seasons to come.

Stay tuned for my updated skincare products coming to the blog soon.

Sincerely,

Deidra Marie