Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Coconut Vanilla Oil GIVEAWAY!!!

We're giving away our newly released Coconut Vanilla Oil (4 oz)!  
 Coconut, avocado & grapeseed oils are perfectly blended and infused with aromatic vanilla beans to form the ultimate moisturizer.  All 3 oils are easily absorbed and are great for  the skin and hair.  Use Coconut Vanilla Oil to seal in moisture and add a lustrous shine to hair or massage into skin to moisturize and add a luminous glow!  The blended scents of organic coconut oil and vanilla beans is simply heavenly! 

As with all of our products....this oil is 100% natural, vegan & cruelty free!

Ingredients: cocos nucifera (coconut oil), persea gratissima (avocado) oil,  vitis viniferia (grape) seed oil, vanilla planifolia (vanilla)bean

To enter, simply leave a comment below and share our facebook page.  YES, it's that simple!  The contest will end November 3rd at midnight and the winner will be announced on November 4th!

Good luck!

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Saturday, October 5, 2013

Sharing My Regimen....

So a couple of days ago I shared a post on how to find the best products for your skincare regimen.  Today, I thought I'd share the products I use and my routine.  

For starters, I have extreme combination skin,  My t-zone is very oily and the rest of my face is awfully dry. Like everyone else with oily/combination skin, I've tried a million and one over-the-counter products to try and combat the oil.  WASTE OF MONEY! If I notice the oil or dryness becoming too much, I'll correct it with the Oil Cleansing Method.  The page recommends a combination of oils for my skin type, but I've found that using this method with plain old extra virgin olive oil is perfect for my skin :)  Again, I use this method when my skin seems to be abnormally oily or dry (maybe every other month or so) just to balance it out.  

The products I use regularly are of course from my product line, Eva Jenae Naturals.  Daily, I cleanse twice a day with Liquid Black Soap followed by moisturizing with just a drop of Coconut Vanilla Oil.  I love the way organic coconut oil smells and makes my skin feel!  There's a subtle glow that doesn't make my skin feel oily or heavy. I know a lot of people steer clear of putting oil on their face and do their best to strip the oil from their skin, but that's a big mistake.  Our skin produces oil naturally, and when we strip the oil from our skin it only produces more oil.  The trick is to try and work with your skin's natural production of oil.  

Weekly, I make it a point to take a few minutes to relax and give myself a facial at home with Eva Jenae Naturals Revitalizing Facial Kit.  It includes everything you'll need to give yourself 10 spa quality facials at home: 
  • Exfoliating Face Wash to cleanse and exfoliate
  • Detox Clay to remove toxins from the skin and pores
  • Facial Oil to nourish and rejuvenate from within the skin
  • Instruction Sheet
  • Measuring spoon
I recommend steaming your face for at least 5 minutes between exfoliating and using the detox clay in order to open your pores.  It allows the clay to better cleanse your pores. I've done the facial with and without the steam and there is a noticeable difference.  There are a few ways to steam your face, but I like to simply boil a pot of water and hold my face above the steam with a towel over my head. (Sometimes I'll add a few drops of peppermint essential oil to the water if I'm feeling stuffy or add some chamomile leaves for a soothing effect.)  If your face is burning you are too close to the steam! Please don't burn yourself!  

My routine is not time consuming and doesn't require going out and spending a ton of money on products that counteract one another.  It's simple....and I realllllllllllllly like simple ;)  



Friday, October 4, 2013

Find YOUR Skincare Routine!

The quest for the perfect facial products and routine plagues millions of women and men around the world! We are bombarded daily with commercials and overflowing aisles in the grocery store with products promising to end all of our skin woes.  Before getting caught up in the madness take some time to get to know your skin and the basics of tailoring your routine.

  • Know your skin type and be aware of skin issues (acne and allergies for example). Blindly buying skin products without knowing your skin type can be counterproductive and discouraging. 

    1.  Normal skin is not oily or dry and has an occasional blemish or outbreak.  Wash and moisturize twice daily, use a spot treatment for blemishes when necessary, and exfoliate once or twice per week.  
    2. Dry skin feels tight and may be flaky in some areas.  Due to a lack of hydration, dry skin may also look rough or bumpy.  Wash twice daily with a gentle cleanser that won't strip your skin followed by a deep penetrating moisturizer.  Exfoliate once per week with a gentle exfoliate if your skin can tolerate it.  
    3. Oily skin is more prone to blemishes and is visibly shiny.  Those with oily skin should wash twice per day to keep pores clear, exfoliate twice per week and use a very light moisturizer. Refrain from washing your face too frequently to remove oil!  This can actually cause your skin to produce more oil.  Once in the morning and then again at bedtime is enough.   
    4. Combination skin is just that- a combination of more than one skin type.  Your nose, forehead and chin are usually oily while the rest of your face is usually normal. Cleanse twice per day, exfoliate twice a week, and use a moisturizer suitable for both skin types.
  • Keep your hands out of your face & stop popping your pimples ! I know it's tempting, but our hands easily transfer blemish causing bacteria to our faces. The scar you'll leave is far more unsightly than the pimple. Use ice to subdue inflammation and apply apple cider vinegar or witch hazel to dry it up. 
  • Don't switch all your products at once! Introduce one new product into your regime at a time and allow your skin to adjust.  You won't know what is working/not working if you switch everything at the same time.
  • Be patient with your routine!  Once you know you have the right products give your skin a chance to respond to them.  It is not uncommon for your skin to react negatively at first, but this will subside once your skin adjusts to the new products.  
  • Your routine is YOUR routine! Don't try a product just because it worked for someone else. Your skin is unique and should not be compared to another individual's.  Do what works for your skin! 
Until next time....