Every market, every organic conference, it never fails…someone always asks me, “What do you use on your face?” While I’d like to point to a miracle product, the answer is a bit more complex.
I have been lucky my whole life to have clear skin – yes, even through those hormonal teen years. And yes, I do religiously use our Organic Facial Oils every. single. day. Despite extremely sensitive skin, they revived my glow from the shriveled depths of dry, cold Colorado winters.
But what I really want to tell people is that healthy skin starts with a healthy diet. It doesn’t matter how expensive or “scientifically proven” the creams you put on your face are if you’re not giving your body the nutritional building blocks for vitality.
Every day, I consume tons of fresh fruits and veggies, lots of water, and of course extra virgin olive oil. Pure, extra virgin olive oil contains tons of antioxidants, Vitamin E, and healthy fats for our body to glow from the inside out.
Building on the foundation of healthy organic diet, free of processed foods and toxins, yes, it does matter what you put on your face. I think there are a lot of people paying twice as much for organic foods and still putting harmful chemicals on their skin. And our skin is our biggest organ!
As I was researching the skincare industry before we launched our facial oils, one study suggested that as many as 1 in 5 beauty products are linked to cancer! Not to mention, the first two ingredients in most store-bought beauty products are water and glycerin, which are pretty useless.
Stephanie Tourles, the herbalist, esthetician, and holistic skincare expert who formulated our facial oil blends has said,
“If you want to have beautiful, healthy skin for life, then you’ve got to stop slathering it with crap (and stop eating a diet full of crap – that’s a given) – plain and simple. Pardon my frankness, but that’s the truth. Let me explain why I say this . . . and I deliver this message during every presentation that I make about skin and body care: Your skin EATS!”
And once we eat clean, drink water, and stop putting junk on our face, makeup becomes obsolete, even the”all natural” brands. We no longer have to spend our precious dollars and time to hide behind a veil of powders and foundation. So paying a little more for good food and high quality skincare really pays off.
Take care of your skin from the inside and you will shine!
For more info on the ingredients in our Essential Facial Oils, read here.