Winner of our “30 days of Natural Beauty” challenge
I asked Herdís to share with us the details of her beauty regime, which produced such stunning results after a mere 30 days. This provides a great step-by-step guide to any man or woman who is wanting more radiant, healthy skin.
“Since completing the 30 days of Natural Beauty Challenge, I feel better within myself, and my skin looks radiant and more moisturized.”
Step 1 – Seeing the beauty within
Herdís writes: I took your advice for this challenge, and started every day with a smile in the mirror and named 5 things that I’m thankful for in my life.
The oils I used during this morning ritual were:
- Abundance on my wrists
- Frankincense on my abdomen below the navel, because I wanted to even out my skin colour (I had a dark hormone line since I was pregnant)
- Then I put 1 drop of Joy on my heart
- Finally I take a deep breath of Stress Away oil, and sometimes put it back on my neck.
And yes my hormone/pregnancy line is much lighter now. My youngest son was born in March 2016, and I’ve had that line there for over a year with no change in it…..until now!
Step 2 – Cleanse, Tone and Blemish-away
I then used the ART Gentle Cleanser, rubbing it gently in circles with my fingers, and using a clean wet hand towel to gently wash it off my skin.
Once I’d finished cleansing, I put few drops of ART Refreshing Toner onto a cotton pad, and I use that over my face and neck, always in an upward direction (ie. drawing the skin upwards, against gravity).
If I noticed any areas of uneven skin tone, I applied a drop of Purification and Lavender over the top. Artemis adds: Frankincense oil is another great one for this.
Step 3 – ART Renewal Serum
Next is the ART Renewal Serum. I use just one pump, and I mix it with a drop of Frankincense essential oil.
ART Renewal Serum
…is an intricate blend of exotic orchid extract and essential oils that benefits the most delicate areas of the face. These ingredients deeply nourish, hydrate, and help maintain a youthful appearance.
Unfortunately, ART Renewal Serum is not available in some markets like Australia, because of the orchid extract.
Oh no, I hear you crying! Well, you know the saying – “Adversity is the mother of invention” (or something like that). So let’s be inventive. I would simply replace the ART renewal serum with a drop or two of Sacred Sandalwood oil from our partner farm in Western Australia. Sacred Sandalwood was released as a new oil in Australia last month….it is divine!!!
Step 4 – Wolfberry Eye Cream and Sheerlumé
Herdís writes: After the ART Renewal Serum, I use both the Wolfberry eye cream around my eyes, and the ART Sheerlumé Brightening Cream over the rest of my face, and I take time to massage my face with it.
Wolfberry Eye Cream
…Is an all-natural, water-based moisturizer containing the anti-aging and skin-conditioning properties of wolfberry seed oil (wolfberries are also the key ingredient in Young Living’s superjuice, NingXia Red). Here we are using the oil, not the pulp, so the Wolfberry Eye Cream soothes tired eyes and minimizes the appearance of fine lines.
It has a huge list of wonderful ingredients….check it out here.
Sheerlumé Brightening Cream
…Is an advanced skincare formula designed to visibly brighten and balance skin tone. And wait till you hear its ingredients – it contains two groups of ingredients – firstly, a sophisticated, proprietary blend of alpine botanicals; secondly a wonderful combination of our pure essential oils. The essential oils used in Sheerlumé include such lovelies as: Vetiver, Australian Blue Cypress, Royal Hawaiian Sandalwood, Sacred Frankincense, Jasmine, Geranium, Melissa…and even Davana Flower Oil!!!! Wow!!!!
Check out its full ingredient list here.
Step 5 – Exfoliating
Herdís writes: Twice a week I mix 1 to 2 pumps of the ART Gentle Cleanser with a half a teaspoon of coffee grounds or sugar. This makes a great exfoliator. Once I’ve used it on my face, I then cleanse my face again with ART Gentle cleanser. Then I apply the ART Creme Masque and leave it on for 1 to 3 hours.
ART Créme Masque
Suitable for all skin types, the ART Creme Masque deeply moisturizes and “tightens” our skin using a blend of Vetiver, Geranium, Davana, Roman Chamomile, Ylang Ylang and Vanilla essential oils, as well as other spa-quality botanicals. One very important ingredient is hyaluronic acid….which is fantastic at replenishing moisture in our skin. This makes our skin look younger, more supple and revitalised. Our skin feels softer and smoother, and because it’s so well hydrated, it reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
The beginning of an amazing journey….
Herdís writes: Since completing the 30 days of Natural Beauty challenge, I have tried more essential oils on my skin, blending them with coconut oil.
I have also made a body scrub with coconut oil, coffee grounds and orange essential oil that I keep in a jar in the bathroom.
A month ago I also began to use Young Living’s Boswellia Wrinkle Cream as a night cream.
I’m going to take this lifestyle further and take more chemicals out of my family’s house and my life. The next thing I’ll be tackling is my laundry soap