Reclaim Your Youthful Skin In 4 Easy Steps

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I miss my old glory days. My skin was always on point. It was flawless, soft without a dark circle or fine line in sight. After marriage, a few kids, and the big 4-0 knocking at my door, my skin looks tired, dull and drained! My self confidence seemed to blow right out the window. I decide this was going to be my year to reclaim my body, my skin & my health. I know I will never be that 21 year old woman again, but I’m ready to embrace my matured beauty starting with my skin, and that means following a routine.

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Curing Cystic Acne During Stressful Times

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These are definitely strange and stressful times we’re living in right now. In our state, COVID-19 has everyone quarantined in their homes. Unemployment is high, grocery stores are pretty cleared out, and everyone is feeling stressed. My job let us know that we’d be off of work indefinitely until it was safe for the school district to resume. My husband’s employer did the same. In addition, less than three weeks prior, I lost my father. Basically, with all the combined stress, my skin started to explode in painful cystic acne.

At the store, my usual cleanser was gone and impossible to find online. I was desperate for a solution! Signature Clear had really good reviews, so I was excited to give it a try.

I have to admit, the idea of rubbing a product with oil all over my cystic acne made me very hesitant. But, I decided to be brave and trust the process. I highly recommend trying the Acne Clearing Bundle. It’s everything you need, and it gave me a chance to try each of the products. For me, the Acne Clearing Bundle worked harmoniously to clear my breakouts.

First, I started with the Magic Melter by taking a pea sized amount and warming it up in the palm of my hands. Then, I rubbed the Magic Melter over my face, avoiding eyes. Lastly, take the dampened muslin cloth and wipe off the Magic Melter from the skin. You may also repeat this process. I love this stuff because it really “melts” away the makeup, oil, and impurities from my skin. My skin looks and feels very clean!

Next, I recommend following up with Magic Oil. Apply a few drops to your hand, rub together in palms, and apply to your face. Concentrate especially on the areas with heavy breakouts. This hydrating oil helps clear acne and strengthens your skin against bacteria. Magic Oil removes makeup, cleanses skin, moisturizes, and doubles as a makeup primer!

The oils in Signature Clear products are ranked very low on the comedogenic scales, which prevents them from causing breakouts. The oils bring balance and nourishment to oily skin. Signature Clear is made from natural ingredients such as hemp, manuka, and black currant oils. There are never any fragrances, fillers, or preservatives.

Signature Clear is a nourishing and natural approach to cystic acne. Even with life’s stressful moments, I like having a natural solution that not only heals my cystic acne, but it hydrates and improves my skin’s texture.

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Is This Best of VOLITION Kit a Must Try?

VOLITION Best Of Kit Products

While I love being able to try new beauty products, I often hesitate when it comes to testing out new skincare products. Whether it’s a new or new-to-me brand, I’m wary about how my skin may react. When I find something that works, I remain loyal for a long time – or until something else comes along that works better. With that said, I couldn’t help but jump at the chance to test out some top products from the brand VOLITION

Front of Best of VOLITION Kit Box
Back of Best of VOLITION Kit
VOLITION Kit Products in the packaging

The Best of VOLITION Kit

The Best of VOLITION Kit is “nature’s gift for dewy, bright skin.” In the past, I ran like Forest Gump any time I saw the word dewy because my skin can get a little oily. Inside the kit are three full-size products:

  • Snow Mushroom Serum Water Serum for age-defying hydration
  • Celery Green Cream for pore minimizing moisture
  • Turmeric Brightening Polish for face and body

What’s helpful, the back of the box has information about the products, the ingredients, and how to use them. This comes helpful for people not familiar with the brand, products, or what’s in them. You should always be informed about the products you’re using.

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VOLITION Celery Green Cream
Opened container of VOLITION Celery Green Cream
VOLITION Snow Mushroom Water Serum
top cap of the Snow Mushroom Water Serum
Snow Mushroom Water Serum opened with the dropper

Best of VOLITION Kit Review

I enjoyed using these products. The packaging is excellent, and I would place it on my vanity. The products do have a scent, but since it’s not the synthetic fragrance that I’m allergic to, I didn’t have any issues. If you’re like me and sensitive to scents, you should be okay with these.

Both the serum and cream are a thinner consistency that absorbs into the skin beautifully. After several uses, I noticed a little shine to my skin, we’re in winter so it’s a little on the dry side. The polish is your typical skin polish, except it’s not rough on the skin. I’ve used it a few times and not once did my skin get irritated because the grains were too harsh. I may have finally found a face and body polish that’s gentle to use on my ultra-sensitive skin!

I haven’t been using these a long time, but I do like how my skin’s reacting to them. Please note that no matter what brand I use, my skin doesn’t react as quickly to skincare products as others. It usually takes more than a month before I notice a difference.

If you’re in the market for new skincare to try, I do recommend this kit. It’s a great way to try the top-selling products at a discounted price. This kit retails for $70 ($100 value), and you can pick it up online or in stores at your local SEPHORA. If you sign up for e-mails on the brand’s website, you can get 15 percent off your first order, making this an even better deal!

Repair and Protect Hair and Skin from the Harsh Summer Weather

One of my lease favorite seasons is summer. I live in the South and it’s always 100+ degrees, even late into October. The heat damages my skin and leaves me a sweaty mess. This does not bode well for my naturally oily skin.

The application and re-application of sunscreen and make up leaves my skin clogged and looking rough. The scorching sun usually leaves me with redness and burns. Because of this, I am super careful with the products that I apply to my skin.

Detox and Correct Skin after Harmful UV Rays and Chemicals

good4u skincare

Clear Your Skin – Tox-Block & Cleanse Supplement detoxes the liver which, in turn, detoxes chemicals from the skin and blood stream. Supplements are easy to swallow and do not have a weird taste. When taken twice per day, skin improves by reducing redness and inflammation.

-Milk thistle – supports the liver in its hard work of processing chemicals and toxins
-Curcumin – a bioactive component of turmeric, with anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties to offset stress, soothe and calm
-N-Acetyl-Cysteine (NAC) – counters toxins and inflammation
-Alpha-Lipoic Acid – helps prevent cell damage and restore levels of vitamins E and C

Clear Your Skin – Decongest Fruit Enzyme Creme Mask After a long day of sweat and make-up running down my face, I like to give my pores a nice deep clean without striping my face and causing damages. The cream is nice and provides cooling relief in the dead of summer.

-Organic Aloe Leaf Juice – soothes irritation and inflammation, taking on the two main causes of skin redness
-Organic Pineapple Enzymes – gently sweep away dead skin cells to smooth texture, clear pores, and add glowOrganic
-Papaya Enzymes – reduce redness and spotchiness, exfoliate, tone, and help cool blemishes

Clear Your Skin – Resurfacing 1% Retinol Serum I use this at night to repair my cells after hours of sun exposure. It leaves no greasy feel and is perfect for recharging skin at the end of a long day.

-Retinol – supports skin elasticity and renewal, helps address the look of scars, fine lines and wrinkles
-Calendula – speed healing of minor blemishes, bring calm and balance bacteria
-Organic Aloe Leaf Juice – soothes irritation and inflammation, taking on the two main causes of skin redness

Keep the Little Ones Protected Too!

bye bye tangles

Bye Bye Tangles contains shampoo, conditioner, and a tangle free hair brush. My daughter has course, curly hair and it is a nightmare trying to brush out the knots. Little Green is safe and has pure ingredients that relive tangles with ease. The scent is lovely and my daughter loves that she has her own designated shampoo and conditioner.

kid safe sunscreen

Blue Lizard Sunscreen for babies and kids is REEF SAFE and contains no added chemicals making it safe for delicate skin AND our delicate planet! The sunscreen goes on smooth and absorbs into skin quickly without leaving a greasy residue. Easy to apply and features characters your children will love.

Find other great items to protect and repair your skin. We LOVE reef-safe sunscreens as well as options for sensitive skin!

Holistic Skin Care For Him And Her

Skin 2 Skin Care - Holistic Skin Care For Him And Her
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As I approach middle age, skin care seems to be on my mind more and more. I don’t suffer from rashes, reddened areas, acne or overly oily skin. But, I have definitely noticed that it looks duller, is drier, and a little less elastic around my eyes. Also, thanks to a few sunburns back in the day, I do have some uneven skin tone to manage.

Increasingly I am paying attention to skin care regimens that offer a more holistic, natural approach to their product line ingredients and more eco-friendly manufacturing practices. I find it interesting that most skin care products are marketed to women, as though men don’t care about their skin. Well, maybe they don’t. But, I love that Skin 2 Skin offers a product line geared to human skin — all skin, regardless of skin type, gender, or age. Pretty cool, I think.

I tried a few of their products and I have to say that I found myself really consistently using them. I know. Surprised me, too!

I’ve bought many skin care products over the years, but after a few uses I often get lazy or forget I even have them. A recent afternoon spent cleaning, purging, and organizing my bathroom ended with a trash bag full of stuff — including a couple handfuls of those frangrance inserts from magazines, broken hair bands (why did I KEEP those?), nearly empty lip gloss tubes, and unsurprisingly more than a few old beauty products that got lost in the endless mounds of creams, cleansers, toners, hair masks, makeup, etc. that a bathroom can accumulate over time.

But, the Skin 2 Skin products are the only ones that I use consistently enough to garner a place on top, in full view, right next to the sink. And since I like a pretty minimal look in that area, that is really saying something.

Also important, they contain no parabens, sulfates, phthalates, or other harmful ingredients. They are certified vegan and cruelty-free. 

Here are the items that I’m using:

Skin 2 Skin Care - White Tea Face Wash

White Tea Face Wash, Hydrating Daily Cleanser – This one is used more than all the rest. White Tea is one of my favorite scents, hands down. It just has a clean, fresh smell that invigorates me. Which is why I also regularly buy the White Tea scent of liquid hand soap to have on hand for the million times a day that I seem to use it! 

One of the few makeup items I use daily is mascara. I hate a face wash that smears it around and requires multiple applications to get it all removed. This one gets it all the first time, with no lingering mascara residue to deal with.

Skin 2 Skin Care - Enzyme Renewal Mask

Enzyme Renewal Mask – As much as I love the daily cleanser, this one is just as great a product. It exfoliates and smooths my skin, leaving it feeling fresher and newer than before. Additionally, it also helps reduce redness and discoloration. And it contains antioxidants and vitamins to moisturize and hydrate skin. 

I don’t do spa days, but I have had facials at those home parties like Mary Kay and Avon or whatever and the way my skin feels after using this mask is very much like that. It feels like I’ve pampered myself, for sure.

If I had to choose only two items to have, the daily cleanser and renewal mask would be my choice. The other three I’m getting ready to talk about are great, too, though. So, you decide for yourself based on your skin’s needs which ones would be in your top two.

Anti-Sagging Renewal Serum – Featuring the PepStem4 Ultra-Lift™ Complex of Tripeptides, Dipeptides and Stem Cells, this one is astonishing in its ability to take the slacking skin on my forehead and, to some degree, under my eyes and make those vulnerable areas feel firmer.

It has really firmed up my forehead skin that seemed like it was starting to feel a bit less fixed in place. Like, you know when you wipe sweat off your forehead when it’s hot outside? I was starting to notice that instead of the skin staying firmly in place like when I was younger, it seemed like the skin wanted to drag with my hand a bit. This helps with that. Ditto under my eyes, where I’ve noticed in recent years that when I wipe under them with my finger that the skin wants to come along for the ride.

Revitalizing Eye Gel – I’m starting to get sagging under my eyes sometimes, occasional puffiness, and the beginnings of crow’s feet. In addition to helping reduce the appearance of aging this product just gives the skin around my eyes a much younger, healthier, tighter appearance overall. It’s really an amazing eye gel. Again, I’ve tried all kinds, but Skin 2 Skin is my favorite — by far!

And since my eyes and lips are the best features of my face, in my opinion, this eye gel might (on second thought) give the renewal mask or the daily cleanser a run for the money on being one of the two I’d keep if I had to choose. 

Aging Intervention Cream – Even if you weren’t interested in any of the previous cleansing or firming products mentioned, this would be the one I recommended as a basic, daily item that everyone could benefit from. Every one of us has to be out in the world daily, so everyone’s skin is affected by environmental factors ranging from sun exposure to pollutants. If you only try one Skin 2 Skin product, this one should be it. It’s a deceptively simple daily moisturizer that features a dizzying array of benefits.

It not only moisturizes, but also will reduce fine lines and wrinkles, reduce the occurence of blemishes, has anti-aging benefits, and supports overall more youthful and glowing skin. 

Seriously, there are too many awesome ingredients and skin issues that Skin 2 Skin products address for me to be able to do them any justice without droning on and on and on. But the gist is that they are a “science-based, natural plant powered formulation infused with essential nutrients, plant stem cells, multiple anti-oxidants and peptides” to not only renew skin and give it a more youthful appearance, but also to repair damage. — Source: Skin 2 Skin Care website

Skin 2 Skin Care - White Tea Face Wash - Enzyme Renewal Mask - Aging Intervention Cream - Revitalizing Eye Gel - Anti-Sagging Renewal Serum

Take a few minutes and click on the links for each product yourself to see information about what scientific formulas are in each product, and which plants are used in formulating each one. This is an extremely impressive (and multiple award-winning) brand. You will be as impressed as I am, I promise!

What is your biggest skin issue? Would any of these products help you address it?

Holistic Skin Care For Him And Her

Holistic Skin Care For Him And Her

Holistic Skin Care For Him And Her

Holistic Skin Care For Him And Her

Hand Cream That Hydrates For Cold Weather

Hand Cream That Hydrates For Cold Weather

 

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I’ve always been a warm weather type of person. Sunshine and warmth speak to my soul. However, for most of my life, I’ve lived in a very cold state. The winters in Michigan can be brutal! This winter, we’ve had a state-wide winter emergency due to the cold and snow. Our local school district has had over six snow days so far! Ugh, I’m so over this cold and heaps of snow. I’m freezing and always needing to slather on loads of hand cream…. [read more]

Will These Eczema Therapy Products Help Calm the Skin?

Kamedis Dermatology in Packaging
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I’ve done a few reviews on products that are meant to help treat those with Eczema. I recently had a major breakout with the Eczema and it’s even spread to other parts of my body, which is frustrating.

Kamedis Dermatology Eczema Therapy Products

I’m still on the hunt for products that are truly going to help the itchiness, and the red irritated skin. Not to mention, it’s extremely dry in the areas that I had the Eczema outbreak. What I’m looking for is something that could replace my prescription steroid and truly help heal and calm the skin.

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Natural Products For a Better Quality of Life

Natural Products For a Better Quality of Life-Healtop Clear Face Care-Good Earth Organic Tea

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I believe that when we take care of our bodies, we are repaid with a better quality of life. That’s why it is crucial to use and consume products that are natural, organic, and wholesome…. [read more]

Moisturize Yourself With Moroccan Rose

Tree Hut: Moisturize Yourself with Moroccan Rose

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There are some ingredients and scents that irritate certain people’s nostrils–and, when involved in skincare products or lotions, those pungent or sickly-sweet scents can often get all the more overpowering. Meet Tree Hut’s Moroccan Rose Collection–one of the only skincare collections that I’ve ever found to smell both subtle and (no exaggeration) delicious!

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Treat Your Skin To Luxurious and Cruelty-Free Skincare

Treat Your Skin To Luxurious and Cruelty-Free Skincare -- TwinMedix

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Transparency is the new trend; throughout modern society, people are endeavoring to learn more about what they’re eating, what they’re wearing (did you know that, according to a recent mindbodygreen article, one fast-fashion T-shirt “uses 700 gallons of water” to be made?!), and where their trash is going (check out The Story of Stuff for more on that subject). The beauty world is also following this trend by heading down the vegan and cruelty-free road. While “vegan” does not necessarily mean perfect, its “cruelty-free” partner is usually the tagline that actually sells me on a product.

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