Happy Tuesday Beautiful!

I don’t know about you, but I had so much fun watching the Oscars on Sunday night.  Even if you missed the show or went to bed early (for which, I’m sure your skin is thankful for the beauty sleep), you’re likely to have seen some images from the biggest event of award’s show season.  Of course I love watching such talented men and women get recognition for their work, but to be honest, my favorite part of the night is the red carpet.  I have prepped many celebrities for red carpets with my signature Lift & Shine Facial so I love to watch award show’s red carpet to spot those that I’ve had the pleasure to work on their skin.  In general, this year many celebrities took fashion risks, favoring trendy designs over classic gowns.  Both high-necked dresses and gold gowns were plentiful, each with their own unique twist.  My favorite looks of the night had to be Hailee Steinfeld in a high-neck semi-sheer gown by Ralph & Russo and best actress in a supporting role winner Viola Davis in a gorgeous red gown by Armani Prive.

Besides the great fashion that made it’s way down the red carpet, there was another element that every single celebrity was flaunting: flawless, glowing skin.  From their heads to their toes, every inch of skin showing was even-toned, unblemished and gleaming.  However, the way that celeb’s teams help them achieve this look is typically by using toxic beauty products.  They may look camera ready on the outside but in actuality, they are pouring carcinogenic ingredients onto their largest organ, their skin.  Because I got such great feedback from all of you when I posted my Clean Beauty Guide, I wanted to put together another Clean Guide for Hair and Body Products.  If you’ve already traded your toxic facial skincare routine and beauty products for clean ones, it’s time to ditch chemical-laden hair and body products too.

Shampoo & Conditioner – Yarok Feed Your Volume Shampoo & Condtioner | Deodorant – Agent Nateur Holi(Rose) N4 Deordorant | Hair Mask – Rahua Omega 9 Hair Mask | Body Wash – Plant Wake Up Organic Body Wash | Body Oil – Maya Chia The Revitalizer Supercritical Body Oil | Hair Oil – Captain Blankenship Mermaid Hair Oil | Body Scrub – Herbivore Botanicals Coco Rose Body Polish

 For a more specific list of swaps you can make by going through your bathroom shelves and ridding yourself of the unnatural stuff, check out this handy list for body products and this one for hair products.


 

Using clean products at home is essential for the health of your skin and your total body.  However, an at-home skincare regimen is not enough to truly look red carpet ready.  In order to truly rejuvenate and nourish your skin, it’s important to come in for a professional facial at least every four weeks.  Think of it like this: you exercise and eat healthy everyday to stay well, but you still go to the doctor regularly for check-ups.  It’s similar with skin maintenance — there are certain things, such as extractions and microcurrent treatments, that can only be performed properly by a licensed esthetician.  I suggest booking appointments for the next few months ahead of time so that you work them into your schedule, making you less likely to go a month without a facial.  Your skin will definitely thank you and you’ll be well on your way to gleaming like those on the Oscars red carpet.

What was your favorite Oscar’s Red Carpet look?  Have you tried natural hair and body products?  Let me know if try out my recommendations and how they make you glow without doing damage to your skin!

I would like to thank you so much for reading and so generously sharing!  It’s always wonderful sharing these amazing tips with you all!

With all my love,

Cecilia

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