The skin is your largest organ.
Whatever you put on it, goes in it. Harmful chemicals that are applied topically via your cosmetics can permeate the skin, get into your blood stream and from there, into your entire body. Over time, they can accumulate, damage your cells, harm your organs and disrupt your endocrine system. In short: The type of products you use (soap, shampoo, lotion, makeup, and yes, sunscreen!) highly matters.
One could say my skin is a loose cannon.
Seriously, one minute it’s fine, the next not so much! In fact, it is so unpredictable that whatever it needs in terms of moisturizing, balancing, clarifying, declogging, exfoliating, brightening, soothing, repairing and/or nourishing – it changes almost on a daily basis. And although I have been making a conscious effort to cut down my product stash to where my bathroom cabinet no longer resembles the inside of a small to medium size apothecary, I really don’t think I’ll ever get to be the girl who is known for her bare minimum skin care routine. Humph!
Fresh Organic Beauty
When Om Aroma & Co recently contacted me regarding the launch of their Mini Beauty Serum Trio* I was nothing short of excited! Not only have I become quite the serum and face oil connoisseur/snob/junkie, I also love everything travel size.
Due to the nature of my job, I am “homebound” most days and the extent of my travel mainly consists of trips to and from school, activities and birthday parties (cue the violins!). Yet I am still obsessed with anything that comes in perfectly portioned miniature packaging that has me dreaming of chic weekend getaways rather than the everyday headache known as the pickup line.
One might wonder why I, of all people, would give anyone time saving advice.
Quite frankly, I hate being rushed and totally suck at getting ready quickly. Sure, vanity is involved and all the double cleansing, dry brushing, face masking,
IG checking may have something to do with it but to be perfectly honest – I also just love spending time in the bathroom. It is my little sanctuary where the small people living in my house can be locked out of if necessary so I can enjoy some peace and quiet and temporarily obsess over things like pore size rather than tamper tantrums.
The Healthy Haus turns one today.
It’s been a whole year since I published my first blog post and have to say – I cannot believe it!