Calm Your Troubled Skin

I tend to struggle with hormonal breakouts, and while I’m working with my dermatologist to get rid of them permanently, I’ve been on the hunt for a natural product that can help soothe my troubled skin.I love using face masks, but because my skin is so sensitive, I have a hard time finding masks that are gentle enough.

Make Your Skin Glow 

I’ve spent a lot of time trying out different “calming” skincare products, and I finally found a mask by Simply Shay that I absolutely love. Their Lavender + Chamomile mask is soothing, and helps reduce redness when an unwanted breakout appears.

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What’s Inside?

This mask contains ingredients suitable for sensitive skin. Lavender is used soothe, and reduce inflammation, while chamomile has antibacterial properties that help to diminish breakouts. Kaolin Clay is another key ingredient in this product, which helps to purify, and detoxify your skin by drawing out impurities. This mask also contains oatmeal which is another anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant.

If you have sensitive skin, suffer from breakouts or even eczema, products that contain oatmeal are made for you! What this mask doesn’t have: synthetic fragrances, synthetic dyes, glutens, and GMOs.

How to use: This is a powder mask, so simply mix with a liquid of choice to create a paste like substance. (normally 1 teaspoon is enough) Simply Shay’s website recommends mixing this with yogurt, or Aloe Vera gel, however I typically just use a small amount of filtered water. I have been using this mask once per week.

Anti Aging Magic 

Another product I’ve been loving from Simply Shay is their Adzuki + Rice Exfoliator.  This is a non-abrasive exfoliator that is gentle enough for those who have sensitive skin. This product has quickly become a favorite of mine.

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Adzuki Beans are rich in vitamins and minerals, and are commonly used in Asian skincare. These magical beans contain a natural foaming property that help absorb excess oil to unclog your pores.

Rice Bran, which is also used in Asian skincare, helps to even your skin tone by reducing the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and acne scars. Rice bran contains Vitamin B which helps with new cell production, and slows down the aging process.

How to use: Simply pour a small amount of the exfoliant into your hand, and mix with  a couple drops of filtered water. Rub the mixture on your face in circular motions for about a minute or so before rinsing. Because this is such a gentle exfoliant, I use this product twice a week. I’ve linked each product below, and they are incredibly affordable. Give them a try, and let me know what you think in the comments below! (P.S. they are now offering free shipping, use code FREESHIP50 at the checkout)

Lavender + Chamomile Mask: $12
Adzuki + Rice Exfoliator: $8

 

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