[Monoi Age-Defying GLA Hydration Natural Monoi Flower Facial Unisex Cream 2oz with Pure Monoi Flower, Jojoba, Borage Oil, Damascus Rose. Our renown Monoi de Tiaré Night Cream gently formulated to deeply nourish all skin types.]
Spring 2022 is one month away! I am so looking forward to seeing blooming flowers again! Springs colors, bold, soft, bright, and floral blues make me smile, which brings me to 2022's Trending Skincare Guide. Although some trends predict many will be opting for more bright and brilliant colors after being locked away during the pandemic, there's a counter-trend going on at the same time. It's the "less is more" and Clean Beauty Movement. Many are ditching their expensive chemically laden liquid soaps in favor of old fashioned handmade artisan soaps. People are returning to sustainability and health.
More and more people are thinking about "the what" and "the why." What are they using (or not using in many cases)? What are they eating? What are they drinking? And why? Which are great questions we can all ask ourselves. Why are you putting this or that in your mouth or on your body? Are you considering the long-term effects? Longer life? Better health? Thinking of skincare as a kind of "food" helps us understand more about maintaining our health in the long run. How one treat the body and mind today will have results for the future self. It's wise to listen to our higher self.
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Our skin tells us secrets. Listen and observe what your skin is trying to tell you. Does it need more water? More cleansing and exfoliating? More Moisture? If you see dry, cracked skin, it may mean that you are not eating enough fats in your diet. Too much oil may mean you want to cleans with a gentle bar soap 2 times a day. Certain oils in soaps and face care have special oil balancing properties. Avoiding oil is about avoiding the wrong kinds of oil both in skincare and in the diet. Healthy fats are olives, coconut, avocados, almonds, flaxseed, or evening primrose oil, which are also high in vitamin E and great for protecting cells, including skin cells.
The idea of fats being "bad" or unhealthy is about too much animal fat and fried or hydrogenated oils (fats). When we balance some healthy non-hydrogenated (not heated at high temperature) oils with greens (plants), we get the best of both worlds-ie: good brain function, better hormones, balanced moods, happier thoughts- as food has a significant impact on our physical as well as mental health. So, what about skin?
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Interestingly it's the same with our skin. The following ingredients like olives, coconut, avocados, almonds, flaxseed, or evening primrose oil, which are also high in vitamin E, as mentioned above are included in all of ME AND A TREE SOAPS and SKINCARE because they are beneficial for exfoliating the dead skin while moisturizing and conditioning the skin in a balanced non-greasy way. As you can see Me and a Tree do not use oils that go rancid fast (and are cheaper) such as sunflower seed, corn oil, or genetically modified oils such as canola. We choose the longer shelf life oils (Sweet Almond, Cold Pressed Olive Fruit, Avocado, Borage, etc) that are non irritating and more beneficial to the skin. They are more expensive but they make a bog difference.
We also add natural green living medicinal plants such as Borage Flower, Monoi de Tiare Flower and Tamanu Oil, Aloe Vera, Damascus Rose, Geranium, and more flowers, and clays from the earth. Why? Because the skin is the largest organ in the body and requires stimulation and fortification to function and look healthy. Skin operates similarly to an internal organ by creating a barrier while filtering and protecting us from toxins. If we overburden our organ system, we get dis-ease.
A smart start to enjoying the trend of the Clean Beauty Movement is by selecting cleansers that are both natural and that won't rob your skin of its helpful oils by drying it out too much but will rinse away deep pore dirt and dead skin. The finely ground texture of coffee beans make them perfect for exfoliating the skin daily because they stimulate the skin and gently dissolve away dead skin/excess oil without being too abrasive on the skin. Studies have shown significant increases in overall skin smoothness and quality when exfoliating with a coffee ground cream. Adding other plants like sugar, borage, primrose, Vitamin E, and Vitamin C creates a gentle natural fatty acid that helps gently dissolve skin and dirt so that the oils included in the cream exfoliator can penetrate and balance the skin leaving it smooth and supple. Caffeine helps tighten the skin and is often used for thighs, face, arms etc.
Start cleansing with more ethically responsible ingredients formulated for natural vegan skincare, and feed your skin instead of harming it. By using exfoliating, sustainable, gentle ingredients, your skin will give up the dirt while staying conditioned and healthy. Avoid harsh chemical detergents (like borax which is natural but very drying for the skin), which produce cracks that cause signs of aging. Liquid cleansers are notorious for this. Using a gentle bar soap that lathers naturally avoiding additives like propylene glycol and sodium lauryl sulfate is an excellent way of enjoying more healthy, clear, and vibrant skin. Acne is not difficult to control as long as you are mindful of what you are putting in your body and what you are putting on your body day after day.
We all want to look and feel our best. The small things we do daily make the most impact over time. That is why I wanted to share the latest skincare trends for Springs 2022. We enjoy keeping you up to date on how simple natural ingredients used daily have a beautifying effect on spirit, mind, and beauty. So this Spring, enjoy the trend of choosing Clean Beauty & Cruelty Free.
We believe the best and most straightforward way to enjoy life and health is through wellness -which is always in style.
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