Zoe Bee's Beetox
In this world of growing popularity in 'fixing' whatever it is we don't like about ourselves, it's become even more important to make sure you take care of what you already have and give your skin everything it needs to flourish. After the birth of my daughter, I was really struggling with post natal depression. Luckily, my husband was really supportive, and when he noticed I was having a particularly tough day, he would send me upstairs with a cup of tea and run me a bath. These little breaks really helped me realise that taking at least an hour a week for self care is so important. Those moments eventually turned into what is now called my weekly 'Beetox' which has been loved by many all over the world. An hour to de-stress, unwind and show yourself (and your skin) some love x
Water does not dissolve the natural oils or wastes coming from your pores. In science, “like dissolves like,” so oil is truly the only thing that will naturally dissolve oil!
The products we buy over the counter are usually loaded with harsh detergents that not only dissolve your oils/wastes, but also suck the living life out of your skin. The oil method is a lot gentler and equally as effective when it comes to cleansing. I use Jojoba oil as this oil is most similar to the skin's natural oils, so it's a lot lighter. Every evening, I massage my face with the oil for 2-3 minutes. I then rinse with a hot wet flannel and repeat the process. This is called double cleansing. After using the hot wet flannel, close pores with cold water. In the morning, I just splash my face with water and spritz my face with rose water which I recommend below, followed by a Zoe Bee cream.
You can also try dry oil cleansing. This method works best for dry skin types. Massage oil into your dry skin for 2-3 minutes. Rather than rinse with water, instead gently wipe away the oil with a dry flannel. Repeat this process twice. Try both methods and see which one works best for you.
Indian Aztec Healing Clay Mask
I apply this mask once a week. This is my absolute favourite clay brand. Aztec Secret Indian Healing Clay deep cleanses skin pores, removing dirt and impurities, lifting out poisons and toxins stored in the epidermis; pimples and blackheads are absorbed into the clay bed, resulting in accelerated healing and nourishment of the skin. The skin is clean, refreshed, and alive. You can see and feel the difference. It comes as a powder, which you can mix with water, aloe vera water or apple cider vinegar.Buy Now
I usually use apple cider vinegar as this helps to balance your skin's PH. If the apple cider vinegar makes your eyes feel watery, then use water instead. You only need to use a small amount of powder, the pot lasts for up to a year. When it is applied to your skin, you feel it 'pulling.' This is because the mask pulls everything to the surface. When it has been rinsed off, you see and feel a massive difference. I use two wooden teaspoons of clay, slowly pour in the liquid and keep stirring till you have a smooth consistency. Your face may be slightly red afterwards but that will fade after 20 minutes. This mask is the ultimate skin 'reset' and helps to prepare skin for healing.
Top Tip: Try not to use a metal spoon as they affect the negatively charged ions in the clay while wood or bamboo do not.
Coffee & Clay Scrub
I like to use the exfoliating Coffee and Clay scrub twice a week. The molasses in the sugar are incredibly moisturising. The granules are not too harsh like store bought versions. The caffeine and jojoba oil is skin beautifying and reduces dark circles as it gets the blood flowing. This scrub also contains clay which draws out toxins. Check the Zoe Bee store to purchase a 200ml jar. This scrub can be used on both the face and the body. I recommend using it in the bath because once you get started, it can get quite messy. You can even leave on as a mask. Apply in small amounts to damp skin. Massage well, and leave on for up to ten minutes. This scrub smells amazing. We've been told it smells like Jaffa cakes, smarties, Christmas cake...try it and let me know what it reminds you of.Buy Now
Most traditional toners can dry out, strip and irritate your skin. I like to get back to basics and keep it simple. Rose water is created by using a thousand year old method of distilling rose petals with steam. I love using rose water because of how multi-talented it is. Along with being anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial and reducing redness, it's also a natural antiseptic, contains powerful antioxidants and even enhances the mood. There are two ways to use Rose Water. Firstly, you can spray directly onto your face and wipe away any residue with a cotton pad before applying your moisturiser.
Secondly, you can spritz your face, wait a few minutes before applying your moisturiser and then continue to spritz throughout the day for added hydration and freshness.
Exfoliating Peeling Solution
I've recently added an exfoliating peeling solution to my regime which I absolutely love. I use this once a fortnight. It does have a slight burning sensation which is totally normal for this product. I found the results to be amazing. Perfect for all skin types. This is an exfoliating solution which helps to reduce blemishes, even out skin-tone, lift blackheads and whiteheads and give your skin a better texture. You can choose to use this or the clay mask for an intense treat for your skin.Buy Now
Every night, I use my favourite night cream, the Avocado and Aloe Cream, as an intense overnight treatment to work its magic while I sleep. The Avocado and Aloe has often been referred to as nature's Botox, and for good reason. The Aloe Vera increases collagen production, and is well known for firming and tightening skin. All the ingredients are known to help fight against wrinkles, dark circles, blemishes and scars. If you find you struggle with getting your beauty sleep, you can replace the Avocado and Aloe Cream for the Amethyst Quartz Cream. Click here to find out why this is a top pick for lovers of a good night's sleep.
Lastly, don't forget to apply your Zoe Bee Eyelash Serum overnight. It works by removing the build up and bacteria that's blocking the lash growth.
My daytime look is currently Rose Quartz Cream with some eyelash serum and that's all I need!
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