Have you ever not washed your face before bed and awakened to a bunch of little pimples? Probably.
Have you ever eaten a bunch of French fries, chocolate, or junk food and had your skin erupt in an epic breakout in the next day or two? Who hasn’t!
The relationship between your skin and your body is symbiotic, mutually reliant, and interdependent.
It’s important to realize that the foundation for healthy, radiant skin starts on the inside.
Your skin is the largest and fastest-growing organ of your body and accounts for 6 to 10 percent of your body weight.
All of your cells require good nutrition, proper hydration, oxygenation, and detoxification to thrive. What you put on your skin is just as important as what you put in your body.
With this in mind, healthy skin can be achieved by making positive, well-considered choices in relation to your mind, body, and spirit.
In addition to your skincare regimen, you want to pay attention to additional factors that can contribute to healthy skin.
Factors That Can Contribute To Healthy Skin.
- Sun exposure
- Eating habits
- Environmental pollutants, and more …..
All of these factors combine with your genetic makeup and overall wellness to comprise the health of your skin.
And while skincare products can help combat and correct some of the inherent issues and skin conditions, it is best to think of healthy skin holistically, as part of a completely healthy you.
After all, a healthy you is a happy you. Keeping that in mind, let’s take a look at the simple things that make the recipes in this book decadent, healthy, and inspiring!
Throughout this app, you will find many recipes that call for fresh fruits, vegetables, herbs, and flowers. Just like the food you eat, these natural skincare ingredients are best used when fresh.
Fresh ingredients are at their peak of vitality, and plants that are picked at their peak and used immediately will contribute their nutrient-rich vitality to the recipe.
You’ll also find superfoods in quite a few of the skincare recipes due to their high concentrations of vital phytonutrients that greatly benefit your skin.
But no matter which recipe you make, remember that fresh is best!
Make the Right Size
You’ll find both single use and large batch recipes throughout the book.
Most of the single use recipes are made with fresh, perishable skin food ingredients and are intended to be used immediately.
The larger batch recipes can be made ahead of time and used in your daily facial care routines and weekly home spa rituals.
You’ll also find a variety of recipes that make multiples, such as the Bath Fizzies and Body Butter Bars that you can creatively package as party favors and gorgeous handmade gifts for your loved ones.
Natural and Organic
Organic is a lifestyle. The recipes you’ll find throughout this app allow you to create your own natural and deliciously scented products in your own home.
So, when shopping for the ingredients, keep the quality of the final product in mind. Your creation will only be “organic” if the raw materials you source are organic.
Unfortunately, if the ingredient isn’t organic, then you can almost guarantee that it was grown with synthetic fertilizers and pesticides and/or is a genetically modified ingredient.
I make conscious choices to limit my exposure to manmade chemicals in our environment, and I encourage you to do the same.
I am a firm believer in the benefits of organic farming for our food and water supply, for our skincare products, and for the overall health and well-being of our planet Earth and all of her inhabitants.
Aromatherapy and Herbal Skin Care
Many of these skincare recipes will benefit all skin types, and others are intended for specific skin types and conditions.