Just a quick heads up on the skincare front, as promised!
I am still thoroughly enjoying using my Bioelements skincare routine. I remember that in the not so distant past, following a strict regime had been a bit of a pain for me and I always had to force myself to go through the steps every morning and night; however, since I started using organic skincare, I actually can't wait to wash, tone and moisturize my face. I'm not sure what it is - the smell, the luxurious feeling, knowing that I'm doing something good for myself, my skin feeling fresh and soft to the touch; probably all of the above. I'm loving it!
It's not just placebo, ladies. I've noticed some improvement as well:
- my skin is well hydrated with no dry patches in sight
- the tone of my skin is more unified and healthy
- the number of breakouts has been significantly lower (and that's without using any products containing salicylic acid or benzoyl peroxide, which were previously indispensable!)
- residual blemishes and scars have been healing much faster
- overall skin comfort has noticeably increased
I've introduced some changes to the routine I followed during the first week: currently, I'm using the All Things Pure moisturizer only at night as I find it a bit too heavy for daytime use; I apply a tinted moisturizer with SPF in the morning instead. I use the scrub once a week and supplement with Angel Face Botanicals Facial Cleansing Grains as needed (once or twice a week). Sometimes I also switch the Bioelements Calmitude toner for Angel Face Botanicals Clary Blossom toner, because I feel the latter is more effective in getting rid of the last traces of oil and dirt. I've also started to enjoy using the Bioelements Restorative Clay mask more and more; it no longer irritates my skin, just feels a bit tingly upon application, and leaves my face feeling clean, soft and smoother in texture.
All in all, two thumbs up for the new routine! I still have issues with oiliness, large and clogged pores, blackheads and redness, but knowing how awfully inflamed and congested my skin can be, I'm a happy camper. I can't wait to see further changes to my skin in the following weeks. Stay tuned for an update in another 2 weeks time! xxx