Top Three Picks for Skincare

OY-L Face Wash
OY-L Face Wash

The new year is quickly approaching and it is time to start thinking about our New Year Resolutions.  This year, we’ve decided to commit to healthy, youthful skin.  This is a resolution we can stick to!  While there are so many different elements that affect our skin, we are starting with our daily skin care regimen.  Here are our top three picks for skin care systems:

For The Purest:

OY-L

OY-L is an all natural skin care line with a  mission to provide beauty without secrets.  OY-L does not test on animals and uses only natural ingredients like Aloe Vera Juice, Avocado Oil, Beeswax, Evening Primrose, Hempseed Butter, etc.  To see what ingredients they use, click here. OY-L skin care regimen is available for oily, dry, normal and combination skin types.  Here are some of our favorites from OY-L:

OY-L Face Wash is enriched with Manuka 20+ honey, OY-L face wash is made for daily use. It helps cleanse, purify, soothe and restore. Try it once and you will be devoted to it for a lifetime. Give the bottle a quick shake and one pump and you’ve got the perfect honey-oil mix. Rinse with cool water and pat dry.

 

OY-L Face Wash
OY-L Face Wash

 

OY-L Facial Mist OY-L’s facial mist appears to calm irritation and brighten a dull or dry complexion. Keep it in your purse, at your desk or in your gym bag for a quick blast of hydration.

OY-L Hydrating Facial Mist
OY-L Hydrating Facial Mist

 

OY-L Face Cream is empowered by squalane which is a highly effective emollient and anti-oxidant.   OY-L face cream rapidly absorbs into your skin to deliver age-defying antioxidants, helping to promote skin renewal. Apply to face and under eyes morning and night after washing and toning.

OY-L Face Cream
OY-L Face Cream

 

For All Skin Types:

Tres Leches- Skin Care System:

Milk is an excellent skin maintenance system that will continually facilitate new skin cell generation, exfoliation, and moisture retention. The Maskara Skin Care System includes: Milk Cleanser, Milk Toner, and Milk Moisturizer.  The set includes a complimentary set of 3 Microfiber Cloths!

MILK Cleanser
MILK Cleanser

MILK Toner
MILK Toner

MILK Moisturizing Cream
MILK Moisturizing Cream

 

For Aging Skin:

Redefine Regimen Rodan + Fields

Minimize the appearance of fine lines, visible pores and loss of firmness with this three-step routine. Defend against and reduce the visible signs of aging for noticeably firmer, smoother, younger-looking skin.

“This is my favorite and the line I use.  After using this product my skin felt firmer and more hydrated.  The Overnight Restorative cream is the best!” – Libby

Redefine Regimen Rodan + Fields
Redefine Regimen Rodan + Fields

 

How will you commit to your skin this upcoming year? Let us know if there is a skin care product you can’t live without. And, join in on the fun at Nearly All Things, we’ll be sharing more secrets on different ways to keep your skin looking its best in 2019 through healthy eats, smoothies and more.  Nearly All Things….for busy moms who want to stay in the know about beauty, fashion, fitness, and so much more….you know…Nearly All Things 😉

 

Book Review: The Beauty of Dirty Skin

The Beauty of Dirty Skin, the Surprising Science of Looking and Feeling Radiant from the Inside Out by leading dermatologist Dr. Whitney Bowe is a must-read for anyone looking to slow down the aging process and improve their skin’s appearance.  Not only will you learn which foods, actions, and products may be impeding your skin care, but more importantly, you will learn why.

In her book, The Beauty of Dirty Skin, Dr. Whitney Bowe explains the interrelatedness of our gut, our mind and our skin. Research over recent years has been telling us that what we put in our mouths matter. In this book, you will learn the science behind our gut and how that plays a role in our skincare.  In her three-week plan, you will learn how to attack skin issues, through improving your gut’s natural biome and how to take simple, actionable steps to clear your mind and diet for better, and clearer skin.

Although the scientific explanation can get a bit lengthy at times, we found it useful for understanding why you need to change your approach to skincare.  Once you get through the science behind this , she divulges want you really want to hear – what you should eat, what type of vitamins you need to take, proper skincare products, how to exercise and why you need to meditate. Some of the information Dr. Bowe presents may already be familiar to you, but there is so much more to learn from this book.

Both of us loved this book and we think you will too. Here’s what Ashlee had to say:
Listen, I have tried it all… seriously.  I love her plan.  It made me feel like I could really do this.  SO, I am.  I know you are thinking you have to give up all those things you love but I promise you can still have chocolate, just have the right kind.  You can still have wine maybe not as much as you like or I like but it’s reasonable.  You can still have good food, just cut out the stuff you already know is not good for you.  I won’t lie and tell you its a cake walk – but is it doable?  Yes!
Ashlee, inspired by the book is currently on day 8 of the program and will report back when she’s finished to let you know how she feels, if it changed her skin for the better, if her mind is more clear,  and if she lost any weight (an added side bonus of this program!).
Here’s what Libby had to say:
I’m always reading articles and books on how to improve my health, stay fit and how to improve my skin as I age.  This book combines all of those topics and showed me what I was missing, especially when it comes to the importance of probiotics for my gut and in  my skincare line-up.  I am following Dr. Bowe’s advice and have already seen improvements to my skin.  I’m really excited to have this book as a reference for vitamins, advice on probiotics, recipes, and natural masks that i can make at home to combat specific skin issues. 
The beauty of this book is that it finally gives us what we are all looking for  – a manageable way to take care of our skin for the long haul.  The book will be released April 17th, 2018.  You can preorder it from Amazon here. 

 Join us on this journey to a healthier gut, mind, and skin. Come back and post when you are finished reading it. We’d love to hear from you!  Also, our posts for the next several weeks will include some cool things we learned from this book and associated product reviews.  Make sure you follow us so you don’t miss out!   We will also be posting a give-away of The Beauty of Dirty Skin on Instagram – so follow us there if you aren’t already. 

About the author:  Dr. Whitney Bowe is Medical Director of Integrative Dermatology, Aesthetics & Wellness at Advanced Dermatology, P.C., in addition to being a distinguished research scientist and a thought leader in her field. She is one of the most in-demand dermatologists in America and has lent her expertise to programs like Good Morning AmericaThe Rachael Ray Show, The Doctors, and Dr. Oz. She and her work have been featured in publications including the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, Allure, InStyle, VogueElleReader’s Digest, and O, The Oprah Magazine.

Look Younger with this Active Hydration Serum

Sounds like a scam doesn’t it?  When Ashlee told me to try Active-Hydration Serum by Rodan + Fields, I was skeptical.  I was in need of a night cream and an eye cream, so I bought those from Rodan + Fields first.  After using them for a while, I was really happy about my results but Ashlee kept telling me how much she loved the Active-Hydration Serum – I believe she used the term “liquid gold”.  So, I finally tried it.  After one use my skin looked better than it had in a long while.

Rodan + Fields Active Hydration Serum

I should also add that one of the reasons I was skeptical was that I tend to break out when anything oily touches my face.  After using this product (and others in the skincare line) for a little over a month, my skin is clearer than ever.  With the Active Hydration Serum my skin has a dewy look and feel.  It really hydrates my skin.

Why do I sell Rodan and Fields? well for one because they have products like this one.  This is a game changer, this hydrates better than any other product I have tried.  It makes your skin look as if you have flooded your body with water.  It makes your make-up look amazing and lines on your face are blurred.  The other products also speak for themselves.  I have tried countless products, spent lots of cash and not really noticed a change.  You will notice a change.  I promise and if you don’t you can return your products no problem.  So if you are interested in dewy hydrated skin, start here with this product and see for yourself.  Contact me with questions or orders.  – Ashlee

For more on Active Hydration Serum and other Rodan + Fields products click on the image below.

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Beautycounter – Skincare Without All the Chemicals

We’ve all heard it before – the skin is our largest organ.  So, it’s imperative to protect it from the damaging rays of the sun.  But, what about protecting it from the products we use everyday, maybe even multiple times a day?  Have you ever really looked at the ingredients on the label of your favorite face cleanser, moisturizer, or even make-up?

Let’s start with some shocking information.  According to the FDA website, “Under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act, cosmetic products and ingredients do not require FDA approval before they go on the market.” – SAY WHAT???

Apparently the onus is on us….OR a conscientious company like Beautycounter.

Beautycounter Charcoal Cleansing Bar
Beautycounter Charcoal Cleansing Bar

According to Amy McNamara, Senior Manager at Beauty Counter, “Beyond offering high performing and lux products (we have partnered with Goop, J Crew and others), we won’t compromise on the safety of our ingredients. No one should have to choose between safety and beauty. In case you are not aware, the FDA bans just 30 ingredients from personal care and cosmetic products. In the EU, they ban over 1,400 ingredients from use!  As such, we have created a never list that includes over 1,500 ingredients that Beautycounter will intentionally refrain from use in all of our products. This list includes carcinogens, endocrine disruptors, allergy irritants or simply those that haven’t been tested for safety. ”

So naturally, when Amy asked if I’d be willing to sample some of the Beautycounter products, I jumped at the chance.  I currently am using the Nourishing Cream Exfoliator and Rejuvenating Day Cream and couldn’t be happier.  The products smell wonderful and they are making my skin look bright and refreshed.  I will be definitely be trying more products from Beautycounter in the future!

Beautycounter Nourishing Cream Exfoliator

Don’t just take our word for it, read the Goop article,  “The Dirty on Getting Clean”.

And, if you’ve tried Beautycounter products, be sure to comment and let us know your thoughts on the product.  Remember sharing is caring!