Revitalising Feel Good Ritual with Dr.Hauschka

January 19, 2015

I love products that make my skin look and feel amazing. My skin takes a beating when I have back to back shoots so it’s important for me to take the time out when I get home from a shoot to pamper my skin no matter how tired I may be.

I’ve recently started using more plant based products on my skin and this Dr.Hauschka limited-edition Revitalising Feel Good Ritual kit is the perfect way to pamper my skin with a thorough deep cleanse.

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There are three Dr.Hauschka Intensive Care sets: The Revitalising Feel Good Ritual, Harmonising Feel Good Ritual and lastly the Regenerating Feel Good Ritual. Each set comes with:

  • Clarifying Steam Set
  • Clarifying Clay Mask
  • Facial Mask suitable for your specific skin condition
  • A small porcelain bowl with a mask application brush

All sets retail for R350 in selected outlets.

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The ritual begins with a deep cleansing using the Clarifying Steam Bath which opens your pores and relaxes your skin. The witch hazel helps to stimulate the circulation in your skin.

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Next mix your Clarifying Clay Mask with a few drops of water. The Clay Mask will deep cleanse and decongest your skin. The medicinal clay and witch hazel in the mask bind with the skin’s metabolic products to help clear your skin of any impurities for a clearer complexion.

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TIP: Place a cool slice of cucumber over your eyes while waiting for your mask to dry and do some affirmations.

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Lastly apply the Revitalising Mask which revives and refines. It suggested leaving it on your skin for 20min but I used it under my day cream as my skin was in need of some serious hydration after a week of back to back shoots.

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Excuse the scary no make-up picture of me but I wanted to show you how amazing this product is. It evened out my complexion and left my skin feeling like a baby’s bottom.

So here’s some good news, I have one of these spectacular care sets to giveaway, all you got to do is follow the directions below:

1.) Make sure you following both My Life in Pink and Dr.Hauschka South Africa on Facebook.
2.) Share this link on Facebook. > http://goo.gl/RMV0ip
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3.) Leave a comment on this post which one the three Intensive Care Sets you would like to win:
– Revitalising: Leaves the complexion smooth and even.
– Harmonising: Restores the skin and evens the complexion. 
– Regenerating: To smooth and firm skin that has lost its elasticity. 

Competition closes in 2 weeks. Good Luck

xxx
EJ

Part 1: My Skincare Beauty Tips

April 30, 2014

I’m super pedantic when it comes to my skin, I guess it’s partly because I’m a model and partly because of the way I grew up, but a good skin routine is of upmost importance to me.

A couple of my readers have mailed me asking me to share my skincare routine and what products I use for my skin so I’ve decided to do just that in two parts. Today I’ll share my skincare tips and tomorrow I’ll share my skincare routine.

I’m often being told what great skin I have and get asked what are my secrets, the fact is I never used to have clear skin. I struggled for some time, at one stage my skin was so bad I dropped out of modelling, stopped seeing my friends and spent most of my time locked up at my parents house. I was so embarrassed and every time I caught a glimpse of myself in a window reflection or in the review mirror of the car I would burst out crying. My skin was bad! My whole face was covered in heavy ache and I kept squeezing the pimples hoping they would go away but I just kept making things worse. After seeing the dermatologist and changing my products my father put me of a strict raw diet and threw away my make-up products which were clogging my pores. About six months after that my skin was pretty much brand new and I discovered a part of myself I had never known, a confident me. Having troublesome skin is not easy and it’s because of that that I am so pedantic about my skin now days. We only have one face, may as well treat it right.

Firstly I’d like to start off by saying that what works for me may not necessary work for you, the best advice I can give to you all is to go see a recommended skincare professional, such as a dermatologist. I have dry skin so the products that I use would not suit you if you had oily or combination skin types.

Secondly I chop and change my products around after I have finished using one, I don’t like my skin to get dependent on one specific facial wash or cream.

Thirdly if you can afford to treat yourself to a facial/deep cleanse once every 6-8 weeks then do. My favourite place to go for a facial is the Quantum Spa at the Radisson here in Cape Town. If you can’t afford it, do your own one at home. Boil a kettle and pour the hot water into a big bowl, put your head over the bowl and cover yourself with a towel and allow the steam to work it’s magic for about 10min. Once you’ve done that rinse your face and exfoliate, then put a face mask on (I’ll recommend some face masks tomorrow) and finish off by moisturising.

And lastly if there are some things I can stress more then anything it would be the following:

1.) Drink water… lots of it!
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2.) Stay out of the sun and always, always wear sunblock, no matter what the weather is like.
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3.) Stop smoking. Yes those terrible little sticks that you so dependent on, cut it out your life.
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4.) Alcohol is extremely dehydrating and bad for your skin especially the one’s high in sugar like your cocktails. Try cut back on your alcohol consumption as much as possible.
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5.) Coffee… say bye to your coffee and hello to herbal teas.
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6.) If you have a pimple, don’t squeeze! You’ll just make a mountain out of a molehill.
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7.) Try green juicing. It’s one of the best things I have ever done to clear my skin.
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I know these all sound like the typical things you’d hear from your mother, but trust me, simple changes like this make a huge difference on the skin. Try it for a month and you’ll see the changes.

xxx EJ

Read part two tomorrow where I’ll be sharing my skin routine with you and what products I use. 

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