How does vitamin C benefit our skin? When incorporated into your skin care routine, it can greatly reduce hyper-pigmentation, boost collagen production and reduce inflammation. On top of that, it can increase the effectiveness of your sunscreens.
However, despite the tons of usefulness that vitamin C provides, it’s hard to find products in which ascorbic acid is formulated well, in a form that is truly beneficial. On top of this, it is air and light sensitive, thus making it extremely unstable. This can make a highly promising product turn into rubbish, adding nothing to your skin routine except placebo hype.
I think I bought this one when my skin was acting hormonal. I heard about the calming effects of tea tree before and even had a small bottle of it at home for ‘breakout-emergencies’. Those of you who have used tea tree oil before know about its odour, which can be quite intense, even repellent.
Buying blueberries on our weekly farmers market today inspired me to do this blueberry cheesecake. It’s really easy to do and the taste is almost too good to be true! I mean, how can something healthy taste so delicious?
As you guys probably know I worked hard on my sunscreen game and recently purchased two new sunscreens for the body and one for the face. About one of the body sunscreens I wrote a review already which you can check out here. The facial one is called the Very Emollient Sunscreen by Alba Botanica.
I always liked the concept of mineral powder foundations. They seem so earthy and natural. When I got the bareMinerals Original Foundation as a present from my boyfriend (thanks, babe!), I was super excited to try it out.
I got into the habit of using night-oils about a year ago. My skin is more on the oily side so before knowing about the benefits of facial oils I was really scared of using them. Often suffering from breakouts I assumed that if I used facial oils my skin would produce even more grease. So instead I was stripping my skin’s natural oils through harsh face washes and alcohol-containing toners. I assumed that this was a necessary step to get rid of my blemishes. But rather the opposite effect occurred. In order to restore the natural protective layer that silly me washed away with strong cleansers, my skin overproduced talc and oil. It wasn’t until I implemented a night oil into my evening skincare routine that this overproduction of oil stopped. As my skin got enough fatty acids (the building blocks of our skin) and other nurturing ingredients through the night oil it did not need to produce more oil on top of that.