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Summer Skin Care Tips

Protect, Hydrate, and Glow, Summer
 Skin Care Tips
Seasonal Light Moisturizer

Protect, Hydrate and Glow

During the Summer Season, it’s important to have proper protection to ward off skin ailments as well as to prevent premature aging of the skin, wrinkles and sunspots. Read our Summer Skin Care Tips below.

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Formulate Eye Cream

How to Formulate Eye Cream

Formulate Eye Cream

How to Formulate Eye Cream

When formulating an eye cream, first, you need to know how to use an eye cream. You only need a small drop of eye cream. Pat the cream into the skin around the eye. It is best to apply the cream with your pinky finger because the skin by the eye is very delicate so you want to be very careful. You do not want to tug on it, instead try tapping lightly. Tapping tells our skin to wake up. 

Second, in formulating an eye cream, is to understand the purpose of an eye cream. The purpose is to lessen dark circles, reduce puffiness, reduce the appearance of fine lines, firm the skin and add a hydrated effect to the skin around the eye. There are ingredients to add to your formula to address these needs.

The skin by the eye is thin and delicate. An eye cream is developed to be light and smooth in texture and not tug on the skin when applying the eye cream. A facial cream may work as an eye cream depending on the lightness and the ingredients in the eye cream.

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Organic and Natural Certifications for Cosmetics

Organic Certifications

The market for natural, green, eco-friendly and “organic” cosmetics has grown in popularity. There are many programs and organizations that can provide organic or other certifications for your cosmetics.

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Organic Seal

Organic Cosmetic Labeling

USDA Organic Label

Should you get your Natural Cosmetics Organic Certified?

Advantages:

  • Clearly shows your products contain organic ingredients
  • Sets your natural products apart from others
  • Be recognized and earn customer’s trust
  • Can market to those who purchase organic cosmetics
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Spring Skin Care | Refresh, Renew and Revive Your Skin

spring skin careSpring Skin Care | Refresh, Renew and Revive Your Skin

Now that it’s Spring, it’s time to think about changing up your skin care routine. In winter, our skin becomes very dry and moisturizing is key. Our skin is always changing so for our spring skin care, it’s important to reassess what our skin needs for the current season.┬áSpring is all about refreshing, renewing, and reviving our skin. Read on for some tips for spring skin care. Watch Joan’s video on fresh skin care here.

Exfoliate

In winter, our skin becomes duller and dryer. A gentle exfoliate is great for spring to revive your skin and brighten up your complexion. Exfoliating removes the top layer of dead skin cells and encourages cell regeneration by allowing new skin cells to come forth. You only need to exfoliate a few times a week and make sure that you are using one that is gentle on your face. Grains are excellent to use as an exfoliate. Oats are great for all skin types and are very soothing and moisturizing. Make your own oat flour by grinding oats in a blender or food processor.

Easy, DIY Oat Exfoliant

1 tbsp of Oat flour

1 drop essential oil (pick your favorite essential oil for skin care)

Combine oat flour and essential oil into a small bowl or in the palm of your hand. Add in a little water or your favorite hydrosol/flower essence and mix to make a thick paste. Gently massage onto your face and rinse off with warm water. This is great to use in the shower- just keep a small jar of grains for easy use.

Tone

Toners are excellent to add into your spring skin care routine as they soothe, hydrate and refresh your skin. There are so many ways to make a simple toner by using hydrosols/flower essences and herbal extracts.

Moisturize

Typically in spring our natural oils in our skin start to come back into balance after a dry winter and we no longer need the deep moisturizing from winter. However, a good, light moisturizer is still important to keep your skin hydrated and glowing.

Fresh Skin Care

Spring is a great time to make your own fresh skin care, like the Easy, DIY Oat Exfoliant above. Many fresh ingredients in your kitchen can easily be used to cleanse, exfoliate, tone and moisturize your skin.

Watch the video with Joan on some of her tips and secrets for fresh skin care

from the recently revised ebook, Fresh Skin Care From the Kitchen and Garden, has over 25 recipes using fresh fruits, vegetables, nuts and seeds, plant oils, and plant-based milks and yogurts.

Other Skin Care Resources

Check out our other ebooks with resources on making your own skin care products:

How to Make Your Own Natural Facial Products

How to Make 47 Herbal Extracts for Body, Hair, Skin

Aromatherapy: Essential Oils for Body, Hair, Skin

How to Make Flower Essences for Body, Hair, Skin