Something about getting older, maybe more wiser? I don’t know what it is but now everything I come in contact with, I want to be able to read all the ingredients on the label. Is that too much to ask? I think it is because of what I see on a daily basis. I am now just transitioning over to less chemical laden products. A lot of us forget that our skin is our largest organ and you systemically absorb a lot of the products that are slathered. So here are a few of my favorite hippie girl products as I like to call them.
I know I already talked about this product but I can tell you I took the ultrabland 30 day challenge. Nothing on your skin for 30 days besides this and it was a total game changer. I have combination skin and most acne type products really dry it out, which then forces oil glands to ramp up and then hello new/more acne. My skin completely cleared up after switching to this plus it is so soft and no more dry patches around my nose. There are thousands of glowing reviews on Lush, this product is the real deal.
I started this Summer having really crazy flare ups on my chest and back with breakouts. Probably because of being sweaty teaching back to back barre classes…..oh and FL is a million degrees. I tried everything and nothing seemed to get rid of it. I mean I even went to the dermatologist and she tried to give me 4 different products, two of which were antibiotics. I finally picked this up at Trader Joe’s or find it on Amazon here. Two solid weeks of putting it on my chest and it is almost completely gone. Tea tree oil has natural anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties. You can mix it with water to clean surfaces in your house as well without harsh chemicals. It’s kinda like the “Windex” of my big fat greek wedding.
When I was also trying to get my skin under control, I picked up this lotion. It has zero scent and ingredients you can actually read. Very soothing with aloe vera. I slather this everywhere, my face, hands, elbows. It is very gentle but effective.
I’ve mentioned this one forever ago but it is still my number one go to spot blemish product. Put this on the minute you see anything surfacing and it will be gone by the morning. It is legit. Plus, it doesn’t dry out your surrounding skin. This little jar has lasted me over a year. A little goes a long way.
Now I know the Swell bottles are all the rage but that price tag is just a tiny bit ridiculous. Jenn had told me about this water bottle and I picked it up on Amazon for half the price of the Swell bottle. I am a total believer. You can flip it upside down and it doesn’t leak. It keeps your water cold for 12 hours, like in the FL Summer car and still cold. I have been creeped out lately drinking out of plastic water bottles, especially when they get hot. Best part about it. You know what I’m going to say. It fits in my cup holder in my car. Grab it here on Amazon.
Best for last. Okay, I know I gushed over the Lush deodorant bar but I will tell you……if you ever applied it after shaving…..it was not pleasant. Hello burnville. Ashley had posted about this PiperWai natural deodorant a little while ago and she sold me when she said it didn’t burn after shaving when you put it on. I was like….sold! So, I did a few snaps (@meetatthebarre) on this the other night. You feel like a straight up hippie. It is a grey paste but I promise it rubs on clear. It smells really clean and fresh. It doesn’t burn and the best part. IT WORKS. I went for a run tonight and it was H O T hot out. This deodorant held its ground. No problems. I just feel so much healthier now that I am not rubbing aluminum into my under arms every single night which is so close to your axillary lymphatic drainage system.
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Alright tell me what are your favorite new products that you are digging? Are you finding yourself gravitating more towards the natural products? Would you ever try natural deodorant if you knew it worked? How do you use tea tree oil? Follow me on Bloglovin || Follow my looks along on Instagram || Get my latest blog posts daily to your email here || Pin along with me on Pinterest || Like Meet @ the Barre on Facebook || Check my latest tweet here