Zoe Bee's skincare regime
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.
Not to mention, I'm in my late 30's so you can imagine my skincare regime is my bible right now! Let me take you through my routine which helps me achieve 100% #skinconfidence and share my favourite products with you.
I love this Almond oil from eBay. Click here to give it a try
Oil Cleansing Method
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 sweet Almond Oil. Alternatively try Jojoba oil as this oil is most similar to the skins 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 use the toner 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. 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. I usually use acv as this helps to balance your skins 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 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.
These two together make the perfect face mask. Click here to try it for yourself!
The Coffee and Clay Scrub is essential in my skin routine. Click here to learn more
Coffee and Clay Scrub
Once a week I use the exfoliating Coffee and Clay scrub. The molasses in the sugar are incredibly moisturising. The granules are not too harsh like store bought versions. The caffeine and the almond oil is skin beautifying and reduces dark circles. This scrub also has Indian Aztec healing clay added. Check the Zoe Bee store to purchase a mini or full size 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, rum cake...try it and let me know what it reminds you of.
I use Thayers witch hazel as a toner. It has my skin so soft and clear! Witch Hazel helps you maintain an even tone and gives you an awesome natural glow. I use this one from eBay. The Cucumber and Aloe helps with inflamed itchy skin. The Rose petal water helps soften hardened skin. Both are equally effective for healing and soothing skin. Another alternative is spraying your face with organic rose water. It will help keep your skin naturally taut and youthful. After you've wiped down your face, let it air dry for a few minutes. Then you can gently massage in your cream.
The Avocado and Aloe cream's other name is nature's Botox. Check it out here!
Every night, I use my favourite night cream, the Avocado and Aloe cream as an intense overnight treatment to work it's magic while I sleep. The Avocado and Aloe has often been referred to as natures 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.
Exfoliating Peeling Solution
I've recently added an exfoliating peeling solution to my regime which I absolutely love. I use this once a week. It does have a slight burning sensation but the results are 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.
Don’t forget to use on your neck too!
The Ordinary AHA 30% BHA 2% Peeling Solution 30ml Exfoliating Face Treatment. Not the most catchy of names but I love what this exfoliating peeling solution can do. Tap here to check it out!
Lastly, don't forget to apply your Zoe Bee eyelash serum over night. It works by removing build up and bacteria blocking the lash growth. My day time look is currently Rose Quartz Cream with some eyelash serum and that's all I need! Click here to buy one