In a few days I’ll be turning 45 years old.
Usually numbers don’t phase me but 45…it hurts a little.
I usually get the “You look 28 years old.”
Not lately, though. It’s more like “You look 35!” I guess it’s better than looking 45? And what does 45 look like anyway?
I totally agree with J-Lo’s beauty secret. Sleep is everything!
I always considered myself a natural beauty for the most part. I don’t use foundation and a lot of makeup (I don’t really know how~my 11 year old knows more about it than me!), I use soap on my face (I get muscle-tested at my favorite herb shop), and don’t buy tons of creams or beauty supplies. And if I buy a product, I get my phone out and scan it with Skin Deep to see if it’s safe.
I like to keep things as basic as possible.
It’s enough for me to shower each day (ha, and I’m not kidding about that!).
BUT (and it’s a big BUT), I am realizing that I need to do better with taking care of my skin. Or at least incorporate a beauty routine that is free of crazy chemicals PLUS quick and easy to use.
Really quick, Pangea Organics is an eco-friendly company that goes by the motto: “Nature has everything our skin and bodies need.”
These eco-friendly products have essential oils and tons of healthy ingredients such as seaweed, gogi berries, and even adzuki beans.
Ashley sent me the most beautiful gift: Skincare Discovery Kit
I got the dry to sensitive skin one because I used to have rosacea and I seem to always break out on my cheeks when trying something new.
Here’s how it works:
Step 1: Facial Cleanser (made of Calendula & Blood Orange): I washed my face with this light, cleanser and immediately felt my skin perk up.
Step 2: Facial Scrub (made of geranium with adzuki beans and cranberry): I loved this scrub! I felt the dead skin cells fall off and the scrub smelled delicious. I felt so clean!
Step 3: Facial Toner (made of Rosemary & Sweet Orange): I misted my face with the toner, and bam! It smells divine as well as brightened my skin. I have been spritzing it randomly during the day (not sure if that is the drill but I love the calm it brings me not to mention a glow).
Step 4: Facial Cream (made of Red Mandarin with Rose): I used the cream by patting my face and neck. It felt light as air. I’m really not into heavy creams so this one worked well for me. Although, within a few hours I have a few red blotches on my cheeks. I typically don’t do well with moisturizers and creams on my face so I’m not surprised.
Step 5: Facial Mask (made of matcha tea, acai and gogi berry): I will only use this once a week (as directed) but I did use it 2 days in a row during Spring Renewal because I loved how it made me feel; as if the toxins were sucked out and I was left with hydrated (and supple) skin. Yahoo!
I really enjoyed the Pangea products, especially the lightness and the way my skin felt-CLEAN. I’m in love with the mask and toner so those will be staples in my routine. Fo’ sho’! Looks like I have a new beauty routine!