Guest Post by Megan Porschen
It’s Spring! And you know what time that is. Time to kick some but in the gym. What
about all that sweat and dirt that accumulates on your face after a heavy duty workout?
My first bit of advice is to clean your face as soon as you wake up, or before heading to
the gym….AND immediately after working out. I personally like to wear a little mascara,
concealer to cover my dark circles, and chapstick when I go so I don’t look like a zombie.
A full face of makeup on the other hand…not so great. Why? It can clog your pores.
When it mixes with your sweat you can have a mess of bacteria on your face just
festering. Hormones are another factor entirely that contribute to our nasty little zits, but
for now I’ll talk about how to keep your skin routine simple.
What is your skin type? Normal, combo, oily, dry, or sensitive?
Depending on your skin type you’ll need to know what kind of cleanser to use. This goes
for gals or guys.
- Sensitive: use a cream cleanser
- Normal: can use a cream, foam cleanser, or mild facial soap
- Combo: use a foam cleanser
- Oily: use a clay based cleanser or salicylic cleanser that foams to remove oil build up
When looking for the right “working” products, look for organic and natural cosmetics.
A working product means that it is filled with vitamins and nutrients for your skin.
Oatmeal, shea butter, vitamins E, A, C, K, green tea, and evening primrose are great
ingredients to look for.
Caution! Stay away from drug store brands. They are formulated to be very alkaline and
strip away our much needed acid mantle layer. Not to mention they are full of fillers,
petrochemicals, and synthetic fragrance. After using them our skin can feel tight and very
dry. After using these for a long time they can even “sensitize” our skin. Sensitized means
your skin has had its natural barrier stripped away so much that it has been left vulnerable
Stick with shopping at your local health food stores for your skin care. Lindberg is a great
place to start. Or if you prefer to buy online check out the awesome
spiritbeautylounge.com and evoluebeauty.com These are thee best resources for eco
makeup and skin care. If you want to make your own, be my guest! Then you’ll know
exactly what you’re putting on your face.
Eco, Organic, Cruelty-Free Makeup Artist and Esthetician, Megan Porschen