Why do you use natural, non-toxic, and/or organic beauty products?
A couple of reasons – because our skin is our largest organ. Everything we put on our skin gets absorbed into our bloodstream so, really, we should choose our skin care the same way we choose what we put in our mouth – with as few chemicals as possible. Also – I have a small child who likes to touch/lick/smell EVERYTHING, including my beauty products. I want to feel safe in knowing that she will be exposed to as few harmful chemicals as possible.
What are your skincare go-to’s for your face?
I love the Tailor Skincare Dry Skin Routine range, which includes an oil cleanser, a natural exfoliant, a nourishing serum, and a lightweight moisturiser….oh and a clay mask which I use when I have time in between trying to juggle my daughter. If she’s awake when I have it on, she tries to smear her hands all over my face, finding it very funny.
And how about body care?
I use Dr Wood’s Raw Black Soap with Shea Butter. It’s ridiculously cheap, good quality (no nasties) and leaves my skin silky smooth….and lasts forever, mind you! This soap provides a light exfoliation, but if I want a bit more of a scrub, I’ll use some exfoliating gloves.
Moisturiser – plain ol’ olive oil! Works a treat!
Do you use sunscreen?
Occasionally, if I’m going to be out in the sun for a while, I’ll use the Badger Company ZincOxide Sunscreen – it’s more of a physical barrier, than a chemical one. Much better for the body!
Favourite natural deodorants?
I use one from ‘The Free Range’. My daughter has started doing this weird thing where she tries to lick my underarms. Thinks it’s hilarious. I think it’s odd and a little gross, but I’m glad for this deodorant when she does make contact on the rare occasion. She’s a unique snowflake!
How about haircare?
Eco-Store for Dry/Coloured Hair. I’ll VERY occasionally straighten my hair, but don’t really use any products in it. Sea water, if I’m by the beach, to get a bit of a tousled look. Seriously….last time I had a wedding, my hair prep was to go for an ocean swim in the morning, shake my hair out, and let it dry naturally. Done!
What is your daily makeup look?
I don’t use a lot, actually. A bit of concealer and mascara – Ere Perez, mostly. If I’m getting fancy, I’ll add in a bit of eye-liner and some bright lippy! Love me a good pink or orange lippy!
Tell us a little about your daily and weekly wellness rituals. How do you like to eat well, exercise, and take time out for your own self care?
I like to focus mostly on whole-foods, with minimal packaged and processed foods. Loads of veggies (I am for about 9 cups per day), a little fruit, plenty of healthy fats, some good quality protein and a variety of fermented foods to support optimal gut health (sauerkraut, full fat yoghurt, kombucha, water kefir).
Exercise-wise, I LOVE yoga and try to do it as often as possible. I’ll also walk in nature regularly. A couple of times a week I’ll throw in some more “structured” exercise, such as weights, or some high intensity interval training.
When do you look and feel your best?
After a yoga class! Well, maybe I don’t look my best then, but I feel my best. Haha!
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