Want to make the switch to natural skincare? I'm sharing WHY you should and how to do it without spending a million dollars!
Thank you to Simple Sugars and the Motherhood for sponsoring this post.If you've been following along with me on social media, then you know about my natural skincare and natural makeup experiment. Let me explain. For the last few months, my skin has been AWFUL. It was probably a combination of not the best eating over the holidays, travel, poor air quality here in LA, and a mixture of products that I tried or tested. Whatever the cause, my skin was dull and broken out. It looked tired and worn out. And the worse it looked? The more I tried DIFFERENT products to try to find a solution. And you can guess what happened. My sensitive skin freaked out.
So, I decided I just had to stop. My skin had been exposed to too many chemicals. I needed to go cold turkey. At the urging of a friend, I decided to try using only natural makeup and natural skincare products for 30 days. To be honest, I was apprehensive. I couldn't IMAGINE natural beauty products being as effective. I'm 34 days in. I've discovered some amazing products (in fact, I'm working on a massive natural makeup guide along with a natural skincare product guide).
Why Switch to Natural Skincare?
My skin is extremely sensitive. So, it made sense that the more chemicals I exposed it to…..the more it freaked out. Our skin is the largest organ in our body, and obviously skin care products are absorbed when applied. So I started to think, if the outside of my body was freaking out…..was the inside freaking out too? My goal? On a basic level, to allow my skin to detox from the chemicals and toxins I had exposed it to. And my long term goal? I wanted to see if I noticed extra benefits from using all natural skincare and beauty products.
Natural Skincare Products: Simple Sugars
So, what did I actually use? That's what you want to know, right? One of my struggles in terms of skin care products has ALWAYS been finding a scrub that exfoliated without irritating my sensitive skin. Just as I was starting to dip my toe into the Natural Skincare pool, Simple Sugars sent me an email. The more they told me about their product line, the more excited I was to try it out.
Simple Sugars is an all natural skincare line that is formulated for people with sensitive skin. It's make with pure ingredients (and bonus, they smell AMAZING). Simple Sugars creates facial scrubs (I tried both the avocado and green tea facial scrub), body scrubs (I loved the pink grapefruit body scrub) and foot scrubs. These natural scrubs gently exfoliate and moisturize, in fact I was able to skip body lotion after using the body scrub! These products are gentle enough for daily use, even on sensitive skin like mine. I used my facial scrub each morning on clean skin, and loved the effect it had. My skin cleared up, it looked brighter, and I found that my other products (primer, etc) applied more evenly.
What Happened AFTER Switching to Natural Skincare Products?
So, what happened? Over a month in, and I'm a total convert. My skin is clear, not at all irritated, and I love the effect my facial scrub has. I'll be sharing a TON of info about my makeup routine, etc….but it's safe to say…..I'm not going back. I love how EFFECTIVE these products are, without requiring a ton of toxins or chemicals.
If you are interested in trying Simple Sugars products…..you're in luck. Founder Lani Lazzari will be hosting a special Facebook Live event on March 16th at 8 pm Eastern Time. Why is Lani amazing? Because she started Simple Sugars as a solution to her OWN skin troubles. Lani suffers from eczema and had a hard time finding effective products to use. Enter her amazing line, a little help from Shark Tank (yup, she's a Shark Tank Success), and now you can find Simple Sugars online and in over 700 retail locations.
I got to see her speak recently, and it was AMAZING. Be sure to tune in to Lani's Facebook Live for more info about her products.
And if you just can't wait to try out Simple Sugars? Use code LGCRAYSS to get 10% off any order!
Simple Sugars cannot and does not make any claims about the benefits or potential benefits their scrubs may have for those with a medical condition like eczema or psoriasis since their products have not been studied in randomized clinical trials for the treatment of these conditions. They do not, in any way, guarantee results.