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How Many Chemicals Are You Wearing?

When I first started Lemongrass Spa in Colorado sixteen years ago, I met Susan Roll, who was in the process of finalizing the SkinDeep Database on the Environmental Working Group’s website. She was so passionate and educated about the toxic load that personal care products had in the marketplace that she made it her life’s goal to educate and insist upon safer products.  It was her mission to demand that skincare companies fully disclose their ingredients in products. Since the FDA does not regulate skincare and makeup, no one was watching what large cosmetics companies were hiding in their products. Come to find out, many of those companies were not concerned about the toxicity of their ingredients and many of those so-called ‘safe’ ingredients were in fact being absorbed into skin and wreaking havoc on the health of Americans. 

Once SkinDeep and other organizations began testing and reporting toxic ingredients, consumers have demanded healthier options. This consumer demand has shifted the way brands are formulating and it’s been an incredible movement to watch over the last decade.

With the data published by the EWG, the Cosmetics Ingredient Review, the Breast Cancer Prevention Partners and the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics, we put together a handy guide the illustrates some of the toxic ingredients that might be lurking in your personal care products and cosmetics.

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Some of the worst offenders according to experts are sunscreens.

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Skin Rejuvenation is Just a Scrub Away

Wouldn’t it be nice if Mother Nature allowed us to just shed our skin every season? Well the good news is we can! Our skin goes through natural seasonal changes, with dry skin being a common battle in winter and summer months. Drinking water is one way to keep our skin hydrated, but it is also important to exfoliate. This helps to nourish the skin and create cellular turnover, which rejuvenates the skin. With as little time as it takes to blow dry your hair, you can get your skin in perfect shape for any season with exfoliation!

The perfect product for exfoliating skin is body polish. Applying a polish to your body is like using a natural loofa. The exfoliating action comes from sugar or salt blended with natural oils.

LaVMintBlog.jpgLavender Mint Body Polish is the perfect blend of essential oils, natural oils and sea salt that gently exfoliate and heal dry skin. Espresso Body Scrub contains sugar, organic coffee grounds and shea butter, plus it’s packed with antioxidants that improve circulation and increase detoxification. Lime Splash Body Polish gently exfoliates with sugar and hydrates skin with mango butter and avocado oil all while pampering your senses with the zesty lime and orange essential oils.

You want to apply your exfoliating treatments on clean dry skin working it into congested areas, like the thighs and upper arms, using gentle, circular motions. Don’t forget drier areas, like elbows, knees and feet. Gently remove scrub with a clean damp cloth and pat dry. Any oils left behind will keep skin hydrated so no need to thoroughly rinse or remove product. Apply moisturizer after to seal in the natural oils and enhance hydration.

scrubblog.jpgFor the skin on your face, choose a gentler exfoliator; salt and sugar could be too aggressive for delicate skin. Opt instead for Hydrating Facial Polish or Detoxifying Charcoal Facial Polish with smooth jojoba beads and anti-aging ingredients to revive dull skin, improve elasticity and boost luminosity.

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Spring Clean Your Skincare Routine

Regardless of your skin type, the transition from winter to spring is important to understand as temperatures warm up and your exposure to sun increases. To look your best this season, you’ll also want to make some adjustments in how you treat your skin. Here are our top 4 suggestions!

Tone and Hydrate

To give skin the adequate moisturizer it deserves, preparing your skin to draw in the benefits of your skincare products is key. After cleansing, be sure to balance the pH levels adequately with a hydrating toner. In the summer using aloe-infused skincare is very helpful after exposure to the sun. Rose Water Facial Mist combines cooling aloe with refreshing coconut water to hydrate and soften. If you’re prone to redness or sunburn, your first line of defense is to apply the Prebiotic Facial Mist to restore skin’s good bacteria so that it will heal itself quickly and regenerate new skin cells. Used twice daily, the Rose Water Mist or Prebiotic will cool you down and quench dryness.

Soak up a Serum

Modify your routine with a serum filled with antioxidants to keep your skin bright and smooth. Look for ingredients like Vitamin C, hyaluronic acid and peptides because they are active worker-bees for the skin.  

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Skip the Post-Workout Shower - How to Go From Sweaty to Sassy!

Studies show working out jump-starts your metabolism, improves mood, increases energy and reduces stress. But fitting in a workout can be tricky when your day is filled with a 9-5 job, carpool, errands, midterms and spa parties and showering post sweat is not always an option. Here are the products to keep in your gym bag for freshening up post-work out when you’re on the go, but still want to look your best!

Face Wash – Removing bacteria and dirt is a must after finishing your sweat, so that pores don’t get clogged. Our Facial Bar Soaps are great for on the go. Simply run water over the bar soap, lather in hands, massage hands over face and rinse thoroughly with water.

Dry Shampoo – Our natural powder formula absorbs sweat and oil, while also adding texture and style. Enhanced with tangerine essential oil, the Dry Shampoo will leave a fresh citrus aroma to your locks.

Deodorant – This one is a no brainer! Deodorant helps absorb moisture, neutralize odor and combat bacteria. Our Natural Deodorant Spray dries quickly and is perfect for on the go, in a travel friendly spray bottle.

TIP: We recommend applying the Natural Deodorant Spray pre and post workout.

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Spoil your friends with a Galentine’s Themed Spa!

Red roses, a box of chocolates and a romantic candlelight dinner are all iconic Valentine’s Day traditions. This year why not try something outside the box and get your friends together for some spa time that’s fun and affordable! Here are five theme ideas to give you inspiration.

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Bring out all the red décor, heart-shaped bowls and red balloons to set the tone for your festive event. As your guests arrive, greet them at the door with a single red rose with a quote or verse tied with raffia or ribbon to the stem. Invite them to enjoy a hand spa at the kitchen sink with a display of Sugar Petals, Passion Punch and Grapefruit Bergamot Body Polishes and the Organic Nail Balm applied to their nails. Once they’ve experienced the hand spa, encourage them to sample Body Icings, the Healing Balms and handcrafted soaps displayed on red chargers on the dining room table or in the center of the living room on your coffee table.

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Shape Up Your Skin in the New Year

The New Year is here, which mean it’s time to make those resolutions! While many of us will be focusing on a new diet or workout regimen to get our bodies healthy, it’s also important to make sure your skin is in shape. Following a weekly facial skincare ‘workout routine’ can help refresh and recharge, keeping your skin looking and feeling it’s best. To help you out, we’ve developed a no-fuss 15-minute routine for you to follow!

Step 1

Start your skincare workout by cleansing thoroughly with a healthy dose of prebiotics in our Prebiotic Facial Wash.

Why it works: Prebiotics work by feeding the skin with healthy bacteria, which encourages regeneration of skin. Washing your face daily will remove impurities that have built up as a result of pollutants, bacteria and sebum.

How to use it: Cleanse skin morning and night by applying a dime sized amount of wash to wet skin, massage gently creating a light lather, and rinse well.

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5 Products You Can’t Live Without

Busy parents, students on the-go and jet-setting retirees all love an indulgent, pampering spa treatment, but we were on a mission to find out the day-to-day items people just can’t live without. We asked our community of consultants, made up of women and men from all over the country, what Lemongrass Spa products are their favorites. While many said “everything” or “it’s too hard to pick”, there was a common thread among respondents: everyday, multiuse products top their list. Here are the five can’t-live-without Lemongrass Spa products you should try.

  1. Healing Elements Balm

It’s no surprise Healing Elements Balm (or “miracle in a jar”) is the number one can’t-live-without product! With various uses, such as diaper rash crème, relief for bug bites and skin rashes, and on the spot blemish treatment, Healing Elements has been the number one selling product for five years straight.

“There are too many reasons to list why Healing Elements is my top product” - Laura B. from New York

“It’s the saving grace with my kiddos for every little thing.” - Ashley S. from New York

“It treats everything having to do with skin.” - Elizabeth S. from Georgia

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Fall in Love with Fresher, Cleaner & More Natural

Click here to browse the entire catalog

Two years ago I set a goal for Lemongrass Spa to eliminate phthalate-free fragrances in all our products while continuing to offer a diverse collection of scents. In July, at our annual conference, we unveiled our fresher, cleaner and more natural than ever product line where we have completely eliminated all non-natural fragrances, and my goal of reformulating existing scents and creating new ones with essential oils, botanicals and plant extracts is complete. Everything you see in the new fall catalog and beyond will incorporate only natural and organic scenting, setting us apart from hundreds of retailers and dozens of direct sellers who continue to use fragrances with questionable constituents. Today you’re going to take a tour through our stunning lifestyle inspired collection of skincare, makeup, essential oils, bath and body care products.

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6 Hot Tips for Transitioning to Summer Skincare

Summer’s hotter temperatures means your skin is exposed to sun, sea and chlorine, which can zap moisture, cause irritation or induce breakouts. Making small changes to your skincare routine can help maintain a flawless complexion all season long.

Tip #1 Lighter Moisturizer

You wouldn’t wear your wool socks to the pool, so don’t carry your rich moisturizer into summer. Keep skin hydrated without losing the anti-aging benefits of your face crème with the Overnight Rehab Crème or Green Tea Antioxidant Serum. Mineral Makeup Primer is another excellent choice that can be used by itself or under your makeup.

BONUS: Our Overnight Rehab Crème is on sale right now for $24, save $3!

Tip #2 Exfoliate

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Year in Review 2017

2017 overflowed with exhilarating new products, a flurry of special events, the release of an inspiring book, thousands of new followers and more consultant award recipients than ever before. Take a road trip down memory lane as we celebrate our 2017 Year In Review!

Products

untitled shoot-003.jpgThe launch of the Detoxifying Charcoal Skincare line topped the charts as one of the most popular collections in the company’s fifteen-year history. Selfie photos featuring Facial Mask and exfoliating Facial Polish hit Facebook and Instagram feeds with glowing reviews. To serve our customers even more effectively we introduced Customizable Skincare Kits starting at just $46 to accommodate every budget.

The introduction of innovative new products was evident in our spring and summer lineup with the introduction of three new essential oils. The Energize Blend, Eucalyptus and Sweet Orange organic essential oils were greeted with enthusiasm by customers and consultants alike. For springtime cleaning these citrus and herbal oils have been popular choices with our loyal followers.

In the fall, a caffeine-infused lineup of coffee bar products got everyone charged up. The Espresso Body Scrub, Latte Hand & Body Bar Soap and Cappuccino Vegan Lip BBody Scrub, Latte Soap and Cappuccino lipbalm1.jpgalm featured organic oils and fair-trade coffee beans. In celebrating our 15th anniversary we offered a throwback from our early catalog: lip balm in slider tins. Dreamsicle, Root Beer Float and Cappuccino feature a hydrating, vegan formula.

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When Lemongrass Spa Products opened it’s doors no one would have predicted it would become the successful community of thousands of health minded people it is today. There was no ribbon cutting, no confetti falling from the sky or even any helium balloons when I founded the company on that July day in 2002. On a shoestring budget I made bath crystals, room spray, body polish and a handful of other products in my home and through word of mouth, sold them to neighbors at little gatherings. The Lemongrass Spa Lady became my nickname and with two babies in tow my hectic work-at-home life quickly became even busier! My goal was to book at least two events a week in order to make the car payment, cover the insurance and buy groceries while my husband, Bryan, commuted down to the city of Denver. Little did we know that this little cottage business in Bailey, Colorado would become our livelihood and our family’s venturesome future. As we reflect upon fifteen incredible years, here are some of the company’s milestones.

2002 Lemongrass Spa Products began with 24 items. Pink Grapefruit is the first scent we sold; it came in Bath Crystals, Body Polish and Hand & Body Lotion. Our slogan, “made by hand for your body” was on the front cover of the 8 page catalog, prinKaren2003Clara1.jpgted with an ink-jet printer. 

2003 Heidi’s mother, Karen, relocated to Bailey and began working at Lemongrass Spa and also helped the Leist’s take care of their daughters, Emily and Clara. 

2004 Bryan resigned his IT position to work full time with Heidi at Lemongrass Spa Products, becoming the company President and accounting officer.

2005 Product labels changed from being printed by hand using an ink jet printer to a professional label company.

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12 Summer Survival Beauty Hacks

Beat the heat and stay fresh, clean and natural with these makeup and body care hacks.

  • For the smoothest legs before a night out or big event, use Body Polish as a pre-shaving treatment, by applying and exfoliating your skin with the polish, then rinsing off the sugar and using the excess oils as a shave cream. Try Pomegranate, Midnight Orchid, Pink Champagne or Coconut Lime Vanilla.
  • Stop lipstick from bleeding by lining the outer edge of your lips using Neutral Concealing Stick and blend outward with the Foundation Concealer Brush.
  • Run out of lip balm? Grab your Organic Skin & Nail Balm or Nursing Balm and apply to lips after a day in the sun.
  • Don’t let your Sheer Minerals Makeup melt away! After applying your mineral makeup, set with a few sprays of Mineral Setting Spray then use the Blending Sponge and Matte Veil, Pink Veil or your Mineral Foundation to dab away any oil or shine.
  • Keep Eye Liner Pencil from smearing by lightly dusting Matte Veil or Pink Veil under the eye to absorb sweat and hold the line in place.
  • Make your Hydrating Body Spritz do double duty to freshen skin and hair! Tame frizz by spraying a couple squirts on your hand and gently smooth hair. Plus, use Hydrating Body Spritz as a detangler after swimming. Try Coconut Cream, Strawberry Lemonade or Grapefruit Lily. Refrigerate for a fragrant, refreshing mist.
  • Sooth razor burns with Healing Elements Balm, Prebiotic Facial Mist or Organic Skin & Nail Balm.
  • Tone down a red nose from sunburn with Green Corrector Concealing Stick first, apply foundation next then use Honey Glow Bronzer instead of blush.
  • Sweat stains are the pits! Try one of these 3 natural stain removers. Avoid use with delicate fabrics like silk, and patch test a small area of dark colored fabric to ensure treatment won’t bleach garment.
    • Soak the stained area in vinegar. Whites and light colors: use equal parts cold water and vinegar. Dark colors: use equal parts warm water and vinegar. Rinse and let dry before laundering.
    • Cut a lemon in half and rub cut side on stain, squeezing little juice into the stain. Air dry and apply more as needed. Wash as normal.
    • Sprinkle baking soda on stained area. Allow to dry and brush off baking soda. Repeat as needed until stain fades. Wash as normal.
  • Keep Mineral Setting Spray in a cooler or the refrigerator to cool, hydrate and freshen your face throughout the day. Perfect for a BBQ or other outdoor event.
  • Cool a sunburn by applying Prebiotic Facial Mist first followed by Whipped Body Butter once mist has soaked into skin.

Let us know your warm weather beauty hacks in the comments!

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Pack These 6 Summer Travel Essentials

School’s out, sun is shining and adventure awaits! Packing can be stressful, and suitcase space is a precious commodity. We’ve made packing easy with a collection of travel sized TSA-friendly containers. Headed out on the open road or catching a ride on a plane, toss these items in your bag before being whisked away for that warm-weather holiday.

Carry-On Tip: place all liquids (in 3.4 oz. containers or smaller) in a clear plastic quart-sized bag, packed at the top of your bag, for easy access.

Lotion & Spritz Pair

Skin will stay refreshed and hydrated! Purchase a Pick-A-Purse with four scents you can’t leave-home-without and add a complementing Hydrating Body Spritz from the Body Spritz 5 Pack.

Sunscreen Sport Stick & Bug-A-Boo Insect Repellent

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Pampering Moms for Mother’s Day

Thank Mom for all she does by showering her with lavish skincare and mineral makeup. Lemongrass Spa offers an assortment of fresh, clean & natural beauty gifts for all the MOMS in your life.

Pamper Mom with one of our limited edition gift sets.

*Limited edition gift sets available through May 2, 2017 at 12 pm MT/ 2 pm ET

Mother’s Day Pink Duo Save $2 

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How to Treat Dry Skin

Before you can properly treat dry skin, you need to know what's causing it. Here are common reasons people experience dry, itchy skin along with some simple solutions.

Some people have a dry skin ‘type’ and will be more prone to dryness because of that. If you’d like to determine your skin type, click here. Another reason for dry skin is that it can be a condition of environmental factors such as heat, cold or wind. The last couple of ways you can develop dry skin is by using the wrong products for your skin type and there may be a lack of essential healthy fats in your diet. All of these factors can cause your skin to feel tight, look dull and become inflamed. This causes redness and irritation. The great news is when dry skin is treated correctly, it will be healthy without any negative side effects.

If you are born with dry skin (meaning you have little to no visible pores) maintaining a daily moisturizing skincare routine is essential. Dry skin produces little to no sebum, which acts as your skin’s physical protective barrier, allowing skin to become vulnerable. This can lead to chapped, red, sore, tight and uncomfortable skin. By having a moisturizing skincare routine every day you are adding that protective barrier back to your skin, leaving skin looking and feeling healthy. Lemongrass Spa Products provides excellent skincare products, such as gentle cleansers, like the Lavender Goat’s Milk Facial Soap, to avoid stripping the skin and powerful oils in both the Organic Anti Aging Serum and Green Tea Antioxidant Serum as well as the Gentle Face Crème and Face Crème with Botanicals to provide the protection it needs to look its best.    

Environmental factors and using incorrect products for your skin type are all considered conditions. This addresses everyone who does not have dry skin as his or her skin type but still experiences dryness. Unlike your skin type, which cannot be changed, conditions are things that can change daily and effect the way your skin appears. For instance, you could have an oily skin type but live somewhere with extreme heat or cold during certain times of the year. Due to these environmental factors, you could start having symptoms of dry skin. The treatment for dry skin is to apply the right kind of nourishing oil. To correct this condition, simply add Organic Anti Aging Oil Serum to your routine during the specific times you are experiencing these conditions. Skin might become dry while traveling on beach vacations, ski trips or sitting on an airplane. What you want to avoid if you experience dry skin (but do not have the dry skin type) is changing your entire routine. If you change your skincare routine over to products that are made for dry skin, which is a common tendency, eventually they start breaking out from adding and over-using too much oil to their daily routine. This is why making sure you are using the correct products for your skin type at all times instead of changing to a different skincare routine is important. This same method is also applied to dry skin that experiences breakouts. You do not want to change your skincare routine to one for oily/acne prone skin when you experience a couple blemishes. In the long run this will cause your skin to become even more imbalanced and stripped. You simply want to spot-treat the breakouts with either diluted Tea Tree Essential Oil or Detoxifying Charcoal Face Mask . Making these simple changes can treat the different ways in which skin can become dry.  

Healthy eating and self care are the most important and effective ways to keep skin in its best condition. If your skin type is dry, consulting with a nutritionist about adding healthy fats into your diet can tremendously improve any type of skin problem. Also keep in mind that certain medications and hormone imbalances can also cause dry skin. If you feel like you are experiencing dry skin due to either one of these issues, I recommend consulting with your doctor.

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5 Anti-Aging Ingredients You Should be Using

Nature offers a bounty of botanicals to nourish, heal and thrive. We’re constantly reminded the importance of fueling our bodies with proteins, vitamins, minerals and fatty acids to maintain health, and what we feed our bodies effects the appearance of our skin. Aging is an integral part of life, but feeding the skin directly plays a key role in reducing the visible signs of aging in the skin.

Free radicals are produced through both natural processes and environmental stimulus and cause cells to breakdown over time, leading to signs of aging such as wrinkles and sagging skin. Antioxidants are anti-aging heroes sent to destroy free radicals and maintain skin’s elasticity, boost natural skin regeneration and reduce the signs of aging.

Here is a list of anti-aging superstars you should be using daily:

Argan Oil

Packed with vitamin E, essential fatty acids and antioxidants, argan oil works to improve texture by strengthening the bonding structures in skin, and improves appearance by fading dark spots. Argan oil seals in moisture, balances oil production and won’t clog pores.

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At Lemongrass Spa, we want to pamper you at home with luxurious body care products, but we realize a pampering session isn’t typically part of an everyday routine. Multiuse products save time and money plus are a great way to reduce waste and de-clutter your living space. The following five products can replace everything from hair styling products to basic skin-restoring ointments.

1. Healing Elements Balm

Available in Glide on Stick, 2 oz. jar and 6 oz. Family Size

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It’s no wonder Healing Elements is our #1 selling product and at the top of this list. Zinc oxide and calendula have been studied for their healing abilities on skin conditions such as wounds, burns, ulcers and rashes and are used (separately) in medical-grade ointments. These two therapeutic ingredients paired with the soothing combination of apricot, jojoba and almond oils plus shea and mango butters, make Healing Elements your go-to for minor skin irritations. Healing Elements can be used as a night crème for dry, blemished or aging skin that may need a little extra care. It also doubles as a hair conditioner and styling product; use a dime-sized amount of Healing Elements to soften and control curls.

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Skincare Tips for Men

Men’s grooming and maintenance habits are not always at the top of the list to talk about when discussing elaborate skincare routines. However, when I was in school, a teacher made a statement that has made a huge impact on how I view skincare as a whole. She stated that “Skin is skin is skin.” Meaning whether you are male or female, oily or dry, or all types of different skin tones, all skin needs basic care and can benefit from a daily routine.  It ensures the skin stays healthy, nourished and youthful. Men’s skin experiences issues such as irritation from shaving, acne, dry or oiliness and also aging. Below is a four-step simple skincare routine geared towards men using products from our Men’s Essentials and Private Reserve collections. Our Private Reserve line is scented with notes of sandalwood and musk using safe phthalate free fragrance. The Men’s Essential line is an all essential oils blend of spruce, birch and sandalwood. You can share this information with any man in your life when gifting him any of our men’s products.

Step One

Cleanse the skin with either our Men’s Essentials Cleansing Gel or Private Reserve Bar Soap. The cleansing gel soothes and calms irritated skin, but is good for all skin types, and the Private Reserve Bar Soap is an all in one cleanser for face and body.

Step Two

If you are planning to shave, apply our Men’s Essentials Shaving Crème formulated with shea butter and aloe for the smoothest shaving experience.

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Pampering Parties for Moms

 Let’s be real here - mom does it all. She manages the house, soothes skinned knees and cuddles away the nightmares. Ask any mom when she last took time for herself, and she’ll probably say "Time for me? What’s that?" 

Most moms can’t get away for a spa weekend, but you should carve out, at least, some time from your busy life that’s just for you and your friends too!  At a Lemongrass Spa Party, whether you’re a mom, wife, grandma or a ‘mom-to-be’ we know that most women love the gift of pampering. Our Mother’s Day themes and bundles are designed with all sorts of goodies that moms especially love healthy and natural!

Here are a few entertaining party ideas to pamper those special women in your life.

Smoothies and Smooth Skin

Feed your skin inside and out by sipping antioxidant packed smoothies for smooth summer skin.

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Keep Mature Skin Young, Bright and Healthy with Sheer Minerals

Hello Natural Beauties,

Recently I have seen many questions regarding more mature skin and its appearance with powdered mineral makeup. To this topic, I can speak with a bit of experience. A few precious months away from the big Five-Oh, I can tell you that I, like some of you, cannot wear the powdered minerals by themselves. Living in Colorado, my skin tends to be on the dry side and the powder alone can make my skin appear a little less youthful than I would like. I would LOVE to have the wrinkle and fine line free skin of my youth, but alas, those days are in my rearview mirror. However, hydrating and smoothing out the appearance of my skin with the Lemongrass Spa’s line of skin care and Sheer Minerals cosmetics is instrumental in keeping my skin healthy, moisturized and youthful.

Here are ten keys to keeping more mature skin looking young, bright and healthy:

  1. Dehydration is a wrinkles best friend. Drink plenty of water, herbal tea and juice.
  2. Pore Cleansing. When pores become congested with makeup, dead skin cells and dirt, they can appear larger and disrupt the smooth appearance of the skin. Using Microdermabrasion Crème and our clay-based facemasks once a week, as well as a daily toner, can cleanse and tighten the pores resulting in a smoother more youthful surface.
  3. Nightly Serum regime. I cannot express enough the difference I have seen in my skin since I began using the Organic Anti Aging Oil Serum. It has been astounding to see the change from dull and dry to bright and supple.
  4. Eye makeup remover. Pulling and stretching the skin around our eyes to remove makeup can damage the very delicate skin. Be gentle around this area that is so prone to damage. Use our emollient rich Organic Eye Makeup Remover for a dual-purpose eye makeup remover and vitamin rich healing moisturizer.
  5. Primer OR BB Crème. I wouldn't recommend using both since the BB crème acts as a primer serum and foundation in one and can create a little too much "slip" for your blush and eye color to stay in place. The last thing you need is to look like you are melting.
  6. If the BB Crème is not enough coverage for you, you can use both the powder and the BB Crème for a flawless finish. You can also combine your mineral foundation and your primer for the same effect. I like to tap a little bit of the powdered foundation into my Minerals Mate Mixing and Application Tray and then pump a small amount of BB Crème into a separate spot on the tray. Using my Kabuki Brush, I dab the brush into the BB Crème and then dip it into the powdered foundation and blend in a circular motion on my face. They blend beautifully and create a nice, light matte coverage without the tendency to "crack" in the wrinkles and fine lines.
  7. Onward and upward. Whatever you are putting on your face after the foundation, blend UP. Whether its eye shadow, blush or bronzer, defy the effects of gravity by blending color upward.
  8. Highlight to create a dewy look. Whatever blush or bronzer you have applied, mix it with a couple shakes of White Diamond Eye Shadow and dust on the prominent areas of your face (forehead, nose, cheekbones and chin) for a youthful sheen.
  9. Ending on the same note I began, hydration: Use your Mineral Setting Spray frequently throughout the day. Bring your makeup and skin back to life with a spritz of setting spray multiple times daily. It brightens the look of your makeup as well as moisturizes and plumps the skin. Neroli is also a fantastic anti-aging ingredient for the skin.
  10. Smile!! Nothing looks more youthful than a bright, welcoming smile. 

 “The beauty of a woman is not in a facial mode but the true beauty in a woman is reflected in her soul. It is the caring that she lovingly gives the passion that she shows. The beauty of a woman grows with the passing years.” Audrey Hepburn

Shelley

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