Apr 25, 2017
Dr. Marie J. Miczak
Spring is in the air! Unfortunately so are allergens, pollutants and dirt. All the more so when we are outdoors more exercising, running and walking. Sweat and natural skin oils can cause dust and debris to cling and clog pores. Here are some new, cutting edge skincare options to detox and purify.
Kampuku Beauty Bar
Developed in Japan by Dr. Ohhira, this probiotic beauty bar contains natural wild growing herbs from the Chugoku mountain region. This is really an all purpose organic soap that can be used on both the face and body. I especially like the raw seaweed and fermented ingredients which were a hallmark of La Mer Cream. Due to the traditional Japanese soap making process, moisturizing, probiotic ingredients are easily released into the skin. Non drying and very purifying, you will feel as if you are in a Japanese Chugoku Mountain Spa. Available at www.essentialformulas.com
Borghese Fango Brillante
This light pink Fango or Mud is based on the traditional Borghese Italian formulas. However, this mud has brightening properties and can be used on both face and body. Formulated with: Vitamin A and Citrus Unshiu Peel Extract, Sweet Almond and Avocado Oils. It is a semi-hard drying masque so I leave it on at the most for about 10 minutes. Perfect for dark spots and freckles. Available at most major department stores or online at Borghese.com
This is a very rich Moisture Replenishing Cream which is perfect for the early spring transition from dry to more moist weather. The calendar may say spring but the Weather Channel says otherwise! Jurlique reminds me of Embryolisse Lait-Creme Concentrate but contains more organic and natural ingredients. The Jurlique is rich in natural plant oils and contains no dimethecone. Very rich so a little goes a long way. It’s a day cream but has no sunscreen so you’ll need to be sure wear some. Check out Jurlique.com online.
Detox Your Body – Boost Your Immunity
Remember that the skin is the largest organ of the human body!
So it goes that when you purify your skin, you detox your body. The Kampuku Beauty Bar and Borghese Fango can be used on both the face and body for deep purification. Another method of deep cleansing is Dry Body Brushing. Start with a dry natural boar bristle brush to loosen dead skin cells. This also helps with lymphatic drainage and the removal of excess fluids in the body. The result is sleek, smooth exfoliated skin.
Top it off with a shower or bath with a essential oil blend like the Zen Immune Boost by Sublime Beauty Naturals. A blend like this contains these deep purifiers: Eucalyptus, Oregano oil, Cinnamon and Clove oils. Likewise this blend can be added to sweet almond oil for a soothing massage. Get the Natural Boar Bristle Brush at SublimeBeautyShop.com and The Zen Oil Box online. Stay fresh naturally with The Takesumi Detox bamboo and charcoal deodorant by KaiaNaturals.com Vegan, aluminum free and natural.
Another one of my favorite after shower treats is this collection from Sublime Beauty: Cellulite Whisperer Gel and Cream. Once you’ve dry brushed, your pores are ready for these unique formulas which contain many organic herbs and botanicals such as Butcher’s Broom, aloe vera and Ginseng. If you need to shape up quickly before shorts or swimsuit season, this is it. Check it out at SublimeBeautyShop.com
Nourish Your Skin from the Inside Out – HUM Nutrition Skin, Hair & Nail Vitamins
I’ve been taking HUM Nutrition Supplements for over a year and really enjoy them. They’ve recently added their Raw Beauty Green Super Food Powder to their line. It’s loaded with super-greens, antioxidant rich fruits and vegetables, digestive enzymes and probiotics. Best of all it mixes easily in anything and is totally delicious. Likewise the Hair Gummies are scrumptious and easy to take. See the whole HUM Nutrition line online.
Soap, Fango and Facial Cream c/o Dr.Ohhira, Borghese and Jurlique respectively.