Skin tips from a professional

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 I am so passionate about skincare. There is so much misinformation out there. Because of all the misinformation that I have seen out there, I would like to let you in on some skincare tips from a skincare professional. 


Here they are:

1. Don't always trust labels. 

I had a client tell me that they use Johnson's and Johnson's because their parents did and, therefore they should. I highly disagree with this for many reasons but the main reason is that skincare is a science and research evolves so that we can understand skincare better. Another reason is that as years progress, big companies often change recipes of their products; however, they don't have to report the changes in their products- only in The US. Use products that suit your skin, not because you were grandfathered into them. 


2. If your make-up is giving you a rash, discontinue using it

I have overheard a lot of women say that they are so used to having rashes from their skincare. With the development of make-up, there is no need to use foundation that is not suited for your skin. Rashes are a sign that your skin is irritated, listen to it. Speak to a make-up professional to find the right foundation for you. 


3. Ease up on the exfoliation. 

Some of you may have heard me say this but I am adamant about it. Our skin has a natural rejuvenation process that occurs over 28 days, so there is no need to exfoliate more than once every two weeks. When you do exfoliate more than this, you are irritating the second layer of skin that is revealed during the exfoliation process. As a result, breakouts and rashes can occur because the second layer of skin has not had time to be ready for exposure. Give your second layer of skin time to adapt to its surroundings. 

4 Dos and DONTs about skincare


I get asked so many questions about skincare and skin. To be honest, I entered into the skincare industry, as the owner and CEO of KindGirlco., because of my love of the human body. 

A lot of feedback that I have gotten is that there is little-to-no information on the skin, which is why I went back to school to study skincare. I wanted to find out more about the skincare industry and what these products are doing to our skin. 

These are just a few things that I would like to share with you:


1. DO wash your face in the morning and at night.

Regardless of recent evidence that has shown that it is better to keep your makeup or grime on at the end of the night, to avoid drying out your skin, I highly recommend washing any unwanted toxins off your face when you wake up and before you go to sleep. You don't want any bacteria or germs to interfere with your skin cellular reformation. 


2. DON'T use products that have many ingredients in them. 

Just like with anything else, you want to simplify what you put on your skin. I see what I put on my as skin food and, just like food that we eat, the simpler food we eat, the better. That's why in our product line, we don't more than 5 ingredients in our products. This also reduces your chances of having an allergy breakout and, if you do, you are more likely to figure out what caused it. Scientific evidence has also shown that simpler product lines promote skin cellular growth because the nutrients are absorbed better into the skin.


3. DO use oil based products. 

One of the reasons why I got involved in skincare is because I had developed eczema and rosacea. I am also a hot yoga teacher and needed to wash twice a day- this, I thought was drying out my skin. However, after my studies, I found out that it was the products I was using that were drying out my skin. I had been using products that were water-based- which is not hydrating on the skin. Water, H2O, is great for internal moisture but not for external moisture.


4. DON'T confuse natural for organic. 

I am a firm-believer in organics, particularly with skincare, as what we put on our skin is absorbed into our bloodstream. Unfortunately in the US, there is no regulation on natural so it can mean anything. However, once a product is labelled organic, it must be organic. Meaning that it has seen only 2% chemical processing, if any at all. Even if it doesn't have certified organic; if it is labeled as such, it must be organic. Simplify what you put on your skin by choosing organic.

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