Category Archives: Skin Care Tips
Let’s face it – every Mum loves to be pampered.. and what better gift is there for Mother’s Day than the gift of naturally beautiful skin?
We’ve scoured through our range of skin care and hand-picked the most luxurious and pampering anti-ageing products we can think of, just in time for that special day!
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This luxurious roll-on serum is a God send for fine lines and dark circles, containing brightening rose hip oil and the cult barbary fig seed oil, which has an incredibly high concentration of vitamin E and linoleic acid, making it wonderful at lowering oxidation damage and restoring youthfulness. This wonder-serum also contains green coffee to increase circulation and get to work on those pesky dark circles.
This beautiful botanical blend does exactly as its name suggests – it effectively restores the complexion to bring back that youthful ‘glow’ that can fade with age. A host of powerful cold pressed seed oils bring healing, sun-protective and cell regenerating properties, without clogging pores or causing greasiness. Among the hit list are vitamin E-rich cranberry and grape seed, rose hip and seabuckthorn to build collagen, hemp, raspberry and calendula. What a beauty!
Naturally scented with the beautiful aroma of rose otto, this beautifully gentle facial cleanser is perfect for mature, dry and sensitive skin types. Calming and hydrating, it also contains aloe vera, coconut oil and vitamin E to soothe and repair. Perfect for Mums!
Every day we receive skin care queries from natural beauties looking for savvy skin care advice. We share them on our blog so that you, too, can benefit from other customers’ questions – because we’re all in this together!
If you have a skin care query or just need a ‘skin care check-up’,
get in touch!
* Names have been changed for privacy.
Hi Eve Organics!
I was hoping you could recommend a regime for me – I suffer from acne but it seems to be hormonal because when I go on the pill this helps. I get the blemishes on my t-zone forehead, chin) and sometimes my cheeks. I find that commercial acne products can be too drying, while some organic products can be too rich. I cleanse, tone & moisturise twice a day, use mineral makeup and exfoliate with a mask once a week. I have had microdermabrasion twice which seemed to help, but I think my routine needs a shake-up.
Thanks for your help,
Thank you for providing that information – I would love to help you on your journey to naturally beautiful skin!
Most acne is hormonal, and what you’ve described sounds like typical hormonal adult acne. It seems as though you’re treating your skin quite well; it just needs some ‘balance’ and routine. You said that commercial anti-acne products can be too drying – this is precisely the problem with the majority of anti-acne skin care, it’s just too harsh. It usually works at clearing acne in the short-term, because the ingredients are so drying that they strip the skin of oil. However, this is never a good idea long-term, and it doesn’t solve the problem.
Hormonal acne is exactly that – hormonal. No topical skin care product (commercial or organic) is going to ‘fix’ the problem; it needs to be addressed from the inside out. Hormonal acne in women is generally caused by an excess of ‘androgens’ – a type of male hormone (which women have too.) There are various ways of tackling this problem – one is taking medication (such as anti-androgenic contraceptive pills). But there are also dietary changes you can make – both dairy products and refined carbohydrates work to increase the level of androgens in the system; so cutting out or reducing your intake of these foods can be beneficial. Click here to read our blog post about the link between diet and acne.
As far as your skin care goes, the idea here is to balance sebum production gently, and encourage the skin to regenerate and repair itself. If you’re finding some natural skin care too rich, then you probably have normal/combination skin – so you need to use skin care designed for this.
I’ve written out a complete regime for you, including a cleanser, toner, moisturiser and mask. You don’t necessarily need to use all these products together, and you should find that incorporating even one or two of them into your routine will make a difference; but I wanted you to have a complete regime to refer to.
Cleanser = Gourmet Body Treats Kukui Mint Cleanser
This cleanser is designed for combination skin types. It will help to balance oil production and unclog pores without drying the skin. It contains chamomile oil to calm, peppermint and lavender oils to balance sebum production, and willow bark extract and vitamin B5 to combat acne.
Toner = 100% Pure Mint White Tea Tonique
Soothing and refreshing, this toner will help to tone the complexion, reduce the appearance of enlarged pores and prepare the skin for moisturisation. It contains soothing aloe to reduce redness, tea tree and sage to balance and purify, and calendula to calm an angry complexion.
Moisturiser = Oz Goddess Balancing Moisturiser
This moisturiser is hydrating but not at all oily or greasy. It leaves a beautiful matte finish, and is ideal for combination skin types. It contains shea butter to hydrate without clogging pores, and lavender and neroli oils to balance. This is actually the moisturiser I use myself.
One of our best sellers, this wonder produce is fantastic at balancing the complexion, purifying oily and acne-prone skin types, and reducing the appearance of enlarged pores. It contains a host of gorgeous ingredients, including rose petals, organic neem powder (renowned for its anti-acneic properties), oatmeal to soothe and clay to withdraw impurities.
I would suggest that you follow your current routine; that is, cleansing, toning and moisturising twice a day, and using the Mokosh Face Cleansing Powder/Mask once-to-twice a week for 15 minutes.
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Drinking your two litres of water a day is crucial to a beautiful complexion – skin cells, like other cells in the body, are composed primarily of water; so optimum hydration is essential to optimum skin health. This is even more necessary when you’re working out and losing fluid through perspiration – so make sure you have plenty of water with you whenever you hit the gym.
- Start with a clean slate
Acne and other skin conditions are caused by blockages in the sebaceous glands. Sweat can contribute to the build-up of bacteria on the skin, which is why acne often appears in areas such as the back, chest and armpits. You can’t stop yourself perspiring when you work out, nor would you want to – sweating releases toxins and is a sign that you’re getting the most out of your workout! What you can do is to ensure you go to the gym with a clean, clear face – that is, makeup free and freshly cleansed; so the sweat has nothing to ‘mix’ with to cause this build up of bacteria.
- Clear the area
Breakouts are often caused by hair on and around the face – so make sure that your hair is out of the way when you’re working out. Tie it up or use a hair band to sweep it off your forehead, and try to avoid touching your face while working out. This also applies to your workout towel – if you’re using your towel to wipe off equipment after use, make sure you have another, clean towel to use on your face and body so that you’re not transferring bacteria unnecessarily.
- Wear the right gear
Breakouts and heat rash can be avoided – or at least discouraged – by wearing the right clothing to the gym. Choose pieces that are made of breathable cotton or sweat-absorbing fabric to allow your skin to breathe and keep it looking beautiful.
Just as the body loses fluid during a workout, so does the skin – so it’s important not only to replace fluids internally by drinking water, but also to hydrate the skin afterwards. The harsh air conditioning in gymnasiums can also contribute to dry skin – so be sure to apply moisturiser when you step out of your post-workout shower.
Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you will undoubtedly have seen the word ‘Acai’ somewhere recently.
Acai berries are the fruit of the Palm Acai, native to the Amazon region of South America. High in energy, they have been used as a food source for the peoples of this region for hundreds of years.. but a recent appearance on Oprah thrust them into the spotlight, and into public consciousness. And with good reason! Acai berries truly are a superfood, and are fantastic for the complexion as well. Read on to see what they can do for you and your skin!
What’s so special about Acai?
- Brimming with antioxidants
Alongside cacao, acai berries are the highest known source of antioxidants in the world.Antioxidants combat free radicals in the body, which contribute to the signs of ageing.
A 2006 study conducted at the University of Florida showed that acai extract prompted a self-destructive response in up to 86% of leukaemia cells tested in-vitro.
- High in essential fatty acids (omega-3, omega-6 and omega-9) and amino acids (the building blocks of proteins).
- High in vitamins (particularly A and E – making it an extremely beneficial ingredient in skin care), minerals and fibre.
How can Acai help my skin?
Flavanoids – great for inflammation caused by acne
Phytosterols – promote collagen production
Essential fatty acids and amino acids – help to facilitate skin cell regeneration and repair
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