Healthy Skin on the Inside & Out Giveaway
So often you see beauty companies promising clear beautiful skin with a step-by-step cleansing routine. Indeed, non-toxic makeup and skin care products go a long way toward reducing the inflammation of the skin itself as well as the toxic chemicals absorbed and processed by our bodies, but what is often overlooked is the impact that our inner health plays on the outward health of our skin.
Healthy Skin on the Inside and Out can be achieved if we pay close attention to our bodies. Using herbs and supplements like Sun Potion’s Ho Shou Wu and TOCOS, Medicinal Mushrooms, and Collagen to balance our hormones, keep our detox pathways open, and our gut health optimal are just a few ways we can assist our bodies from the inside. TOCOS are known for gentle detoxification assistance, and similarly, collagen is known for working to repair and heal leaky gut, a common culprit of acne.
Reducing the amount of toxicity in our lives by eating organic non-GMO foods and removing any common allergens from your diet can work to relieve the amount of inflammation in your body. Similarly, exercising and incorporating movement to get your body sweating and your lymph moving can allow your body to express its glow from the inside out.
Ideally, your skin tone, clarity, and texture will be healthy and balanced for the age that you are and if not, use your skin irritations as a symptom with lots of information regarding the health of your inner systems.
Using face mapping to locate the potential source of your acne can give you clues as to what organs or systems might be congested and need a little extra support.
In addition to supporting your body from the inside with a thoughtfully targeted selection of supplements, using non-toxic organic makeup and beauty care products is crucial. It only takes about 60 seconds for our skin to begin absorbing chemicals into our bloodstream. If you’re new to swapping out your beauty products, you don’t have to ditch everything at once, (unless that’s an option for you) just stay focused on the goal of reducing the toxicity in your life and swap things out one by one.
Everything that we do to create inner and outer beauty must be approached consciously. 5-20 minutes of meditation a day can lift our spirits and calm inner inflammation. Quelling inflammation in our bodies and inducing a calm thoughtful mind brings outer radiance straight from the inside! Be kind to yourself, be patient with healing your skin, and stay the course. Approach everything you do holistically and trust the gifts of nature!
Supplier of one of the highest quality collagen supplements on the market with tried and true sustainably sourced ingredients. The collagen used in Vital Proteins peptides is not only grass-fed and pasture raised, it is also sustainably sourced from New Zealand, Brazil, and Hawaii.
“Collagen is the most abundant protein in the body ensuring the health and vitality of your skin, hair, tendon, cartilage, bones, and joints. These natural peptides are highly bio-available, digestible and soluble in cold or hot liquids.”
Many people report longer thicker hair, more supple and glowing skin, and stronger thicker nails when taking collagen regularly. We love to add it to our teas, coffees, and smoothies!
We are giving away:
A Santa Barbara based company that supplies sustainably sourced and high vibe herbal supplements and tonics. The beauty from the inside out giveaway includes two of their best skin and rejuvenation products, Tocos, short for tocopherols, and He Shou Wu, a cold-water extract of the wild crafted root from “Di Tao” region of China.
He Shou Wu is a traditional Taoist Herb and Jing Tonic. It is traditionally used as a rejuvenation herb and food for nourishing beauty and longevity.
From Sun Potion, “Regular use of this herb may tonify and nourish the hair, skin, nervous system, sexual center, the spirit, and primary life force.”
TOCOS are raw rice bran solubles. Yes, they are gluten free. They contain a bio available source of vitamin D and E and may promote healthy skin and connective tissue as well and facilitate the removal of toxins from the body.
In my personal experience, TOCOS is very potent. It tastes like powdered ice cream, its absolutely delicious and very addicting. It is creamy and perfect for adding to teas, dessert, hot chocolate, or smoothies. Your skin will thank you!
We are giving away:
After a few months of testing and checking out all of their products that interested me most, I realized that Beautycounter was a company that I could absolutely stand behind. I was not only ready to support them from an ethical perspective, but I was excited to begin incorporating their products into my skincare and makeup routine every day! *If you want to read more about Beautycounter and check out other products I recommend, click here!*
If you already know about Beautycounter and want to take a look around their website and maybe do some online shopping, click right here.
What has Beautycounter already done?
- They’ve banned more than 1,500 ingredients, setting a new health and safety standard—all while ensuring their products actually perform well.
- Decades of studies indicate that serious health issues (including, but not limited to thyroid and adrenal problems, food allergies and GI conditions like celiac, cancer, infertility, asthma and learning disabilities) are on the rise, and due in some part to our ongoing exposure to toxic chemicals—whether it’s in the shower, on our commute, while we eat lunch at a local restaurant, or when we clean our kitchens at home.
- Each and every single Beautycounter product is rated between 0-2 on EWG’s Skindeep database, which is THE go-to resource for product safety.
- Beautycounter has developed a rigorous ingredient screening process, looking for data on skin irritation, carcinogenicity, reproductive toxicity, and more.
We are giving away:
Avocado oil is the base of this moisturizing lip conditioner. It has been to designed to sooth and soften lips with peppermint and rosemary oils.
This Lip Shine is a grand slam. It can be worn every day, alone on your bare lips for healthy shine or over your favorite lip color for added oomph. Oh, and it isn’t sticky- it just gives your lips the perfect and subtle shine.
Mushroom juice? What on earth is it and why are we drinking it?
There are TWO ways that incorporating these types of products into your diet can benefit you right now and long term:
- Support and strength for your immune system through the mushrooms’ adaptogenic qualities
- 2) Anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties
Medicinal mushrooms are adaptogens, which means they help re-balance your immune system and body. Mushrooms can help us better adapt to stress, balance hormone levels naturally and sleep better. They are also anti-inflammatory which means they help lower inflammation inside our bodies. By doing so, we have a better chance of avoiding chronic disease and living long & healthful lives.