Everyone asks for my skincare routine so I share it here!
After years of using the wrong products that damaged my sensitive skin, I finally found a routine that works for me.
I follow my golden rule with every step: The secret to beautiful skin is reducing internal and external inflammation.
In this post, I review my skincare routine to help you optimize your skin, health, and wellbeing!
1. Skin Probiotic
Every morning when I wake up, I take a probiotic to get my gut prepared for the day.
A healthy gut = healthy skin. Plain and simple.
I’m currently taking Skinesa which is a skin probiotic with strains of healthy bacteria that have been proven to improve skin quality and eczema symptoms.
You can check out their probiotics here.
2. Fish Oil
Next, I take fish oil to increase my Omega-3 fats to reduce internal inflammation.
I took this BalanceTest from Zinzino to measure my Omega 6:3 ratio.
Health problems can stem from an imbalance of Omega-6 to Omega-3 fats.
This imbalance can cause inflammation with too many Omega-6s and not enough Omega-3s.
The average American has a 20:1 ratio when a healthy ratio is 2:1!
Most of my clients score in the unhealthy range of 20:1 – 25:1!
I took the test and got a ratio of 5:1 which is above average.
To improve my ratio, I take Zinzino’s BalanceOil which is the best fish oil that I’ve found.
3. Allergy Pill
Next, I take this allergy pill to prevent histamines from worsening my eczema.
Histamines act as chemical mediators in acute inflammation.
This inflammation can be triggered by environmental allergens (grass, cat hair, pollen, etc.) or even from food.
As part of an immune response to foreign pathogens, histamines are produced by white blood cells to fight them off.
My body is overly sensitive to this immune response, and I can get eczema easily.
To prevent my skin from itchiness and inflammation, I take this allergy pill most mornings.
Next, I make a smoothie with collagen inside to strengthen my gut lining.
Did you know your gut holds 70% of your immune system?
Remember guys! A healthy gut = healthy skin.
Collagen is also the most abundant protein in the skin, making up 80% of your skin!
Collagen improves elasticity and thickness of the skin and can prevent wrinkles from forming.
I’m currently taking this best-selling collagen by Ancient Nutrition.
5. Mud Mask
Before taking a shower, I put on this mud mask to detoxify my skin.
The mask helps to calm my skin and reduce any visible inflammation.
I’m currently using this mud mask by New York Biology and love it!
The ingredients inside include jojoba oil, shea butter, aloe vera, and vitamin E which are all great for the skin.
6. Coconut Oil
When I take a shower, I avoid synthetic ingredients and only use coconut oil for my face, body, and hair.
Coconut oil has been linked to many benefits including reducing inflammation, keeping the skin moisturized, and thickening your hair.
The medium-chain fatty acids found in coconut oil also possess antimicrobial properties that can help treat acne and protect the skin from harmful bacteria.
Harsh chemicals in everyday products like cleansers, shampoos, conditioners, body washes, and laundry detergents can damage your skin and hair.
I’m currently using this organic coconut oil from from Nutiva.
7. Almond Oil
After my shower, I moisturize with almond oil that matches the pH level of my skin.
Almond oil has been used for centuries to treat dry skin conditions, including eczema and psoriasis.
Almond oil is a great carrier oil to dilute the concentrated essential oils in the next step.
I’m currently using this almond oil from Now Solutions.
8. Essential Oils
Next, I put on essential oils that have been proven to reduce inflammation.
Essential oils have been used to relieve skin symptoms for centuries.
Studies show that essential oils like lavender and frankincense reduce the inflammatory chemicals involved in skin symptoms.
I’m currently using this frankincense oil from Handcraft Blends.
Lastly, I put on Cerave cream to protect my skin barrier.
We lose about 1.5 cups of water in our skin as it evaporates during the day.
This transepidermal water loss (TEWL) causes dryness of the skin and itchiness so it’s important to protect the skin barrier.
Itching the skin can transfer bad bacteria from your hands and fingers into the skin causing inflammation.
I’m currently using Cerave that contain 3 essential ceramides which protects and strengthens the skin barrier.
10. Glycolic Mask
At night, I use a glycolic mask to exfoliate the dead skin cells that build up during the day.
Glycolic Acid is a key exfoliating ingredient that helps boost new skin cells and smooth the texture of skin.
This mask also contains turmeric and aloe vera which contains powerful anti-inflammatory properties.
Vitamin C is an important antioxidant that also supports collagen production.
I’m currently using this glycolic mask from InstaNatural and love it.