The Most Underrated Skincare Product: The Importance of a Quality Cleanser
When it comes to skincare, there's one product that often doesn't get the attention it deserves: the cleanser. As a mom who has had countless conversations about skincare concerns, I've noticed a common theme – dullness and acne. And when I delved deeper into their skincare routines, it became evident that the missing link was a good cleanser. Today, we'll explore why your cleanser is the foundation of your skincare routine and why the quality of your cleanser -matters.
Your Cleanser: The First Step to Glowing Skin
The Cleanser You Use is the Foundation of Your Skincare Routine
Your skincare routine is only as strong as its weakest link, and that often starts with your cleanser. It sets the stage for all the products that follow.
The First Step to Your Skincare Routine
Cleansing is not just about removing makeup; it's about eliminating sunscreen, dirt, and excess oil that accumulate on your face throughout the day. If these impurities aren't thoroughly washed away, they can linger and contribute to skin issues.
Importance of Proper Cleansing
If you neglect proper cleansing, you might still be dealing with acne, dullness, and other skin concerns, no matter how many serums and creams you apply. It's like trying to paint a masterpiece on a dirty canvas.
Why the Quality of Your Cleanser Matters
Not All Cleansers Are Made Equal
Unfortunately, not all cleansers are created with your skin's best interests in mind. Many contain harsh ingredients that strip your skin of its natural oils, leaving it dry, irritated, and dehydrated. Some even have fragrances that can lead to skin sensitivity and worsen existing concerns.
Ingredients in Cleansers Seep into Your Skin
You might wonder why it matters what ingredients are in your cleanser since you wash it off. The truth is that some ingredients can penetrate your skin, potentially causing harm or offering benefits. That's why it's crucial to choose a cleanser with gentle, nourishing ingredients.
The Power of Oat Cleanser
Use an Oat Cleanser
So, what should you use instead of those harsh cleansers? One of the best options is a gentle Oat Cleanser, and I'm excited to share that it's the two-year anniversary of our very own Oat Cleansing Cream.
Introducing the Oat Cleansing Cream
Our Oat Cleanser is something special. Here's why:
- Sodium Surfactin: This natural surfactant is produced by enzymatic reactions in microorganisms. It's exceptionally gentle and non-irritating, comprising less than 1% of the final formula.
- Ideal for Sensitive Skin: Our Oat Cleansing Cream is perfect for even the most sensitive skin. It's enriched with Manuka Honey and Elderberry, which not only cleanse but also help combat acne.
- Colloidal Oatmeal and Organic Unrefined Sunflower Seed Oil: These ingredients provide soothing and moisturizing benefits, ensuring your skin feels clean and refreshed after every use.
Your skincare journey starts with the humble cleanser. Don't underestimate its importance in achieving radiant, healthy skin. Opt for a quality cleanser like our Clarifying Oat Cleanser to ensure your skin gets the care it deserves. Say goodbye to harsh, ineffective cleansers, and hello to a refreshed and rejuvenated complexion. Check it out [here](insert link) and take the first step towards skincare success!
First pregnancies can be scary and the fear of birth paralyzing.
Instead of taking action, you’re overwhelmed. You can only hope that your healthcare provider will make the best decisions for you.
I wish I’d been better prepared but I didn’t know what I didn’t know. I felt like birth was just one of those miserable experiences women have to push through and endure.
Now that I’m in my third trimester expecting my second baby, I’m choosing to embrace birth with intention.
What I’m doing differently this time around:
Choosing a Natural Birth:
This felt scary at first, but I want a redemptive and peaceful birth. One where I have the autonomy to move my body into positions that support my baby’s efforts to enter the world.
Instead of letting fear take over, I’m absorbing as much information as possible. I’ve consulted with my midwife to craft my ideal birth plan. I’m also watching birth videos to get more comfortable with the experience.
I’m seeing a chiropractor to help me align my hips and back to help make the birth experience be more comfortable. I made sure to look for a chiropractor who is certified in the Webster technique to help ensure my baby is in optimal position for labor.
Pelvic Floor Specialist:
My pelvic floor specialist and I are preparing my body for birth. We’re doing exercises to learn how to relax certain muscles during delivery, strengthen my pelvic floor, and improve my postpartum recovery.
Postpartum Skin Care Products:
This time I’m not using the postpartum skin care products provided by the hospital. I didn’t know better the first time. I didn’t realize how many questionable ingredients were in those products that did nothing to support my healing process. Instead, I’ll be using my own products like the Boob Balm, Herbal Relief Body Mist, Lavender Soaking Salts, and Revitalize Postpartum Cream which I believe are the best postpartum skincare products. All of them can be found in my Postpartum Care Package.
I combine the stretching technique with the Baby Cheeks Barrier Oil to reduce my chances of tearing. The oils help the skin to become more elastic and the stretching helps the skin become more flexible. It also teaches you to release tension during intensity and allow your body to expand.
I’m incorporating strength workouts to reduce the aches and pains I felt during my first pregnancy. By working out at least twice a week I have almost completely eliminated back pain, sciatic pain, and abdominal pinching. I have been doing the Bodi Barre Prenatal workouts and absolutely love them!!
Pregnancy hormones like Relaxin cause the skin to be less firm and often lead to stretch marks and cellulite. I have been strengthening my skin’s elasticity throughout pregnancy with our postpartum belly cream: the Revitalize Postpartum Cream. It contains Lupin extract that produces type I Collagen and increases skin elasticity and firmness. I have no stretch marks. The cellulite on my legs that I had at the beginning of my pregnancy has all but disappeared.
Strengthening My Faith:
Even though I’m doing everything in my power to prepare my body and mind for birth, there is still a whisper of fear in me. I’m strengthening my connection with God to replace that fear with faith. Believing in the knowledge that I was built for birth and that I can trust in Him for strength.
Preparing and planning for birth has felt like an extra full-time job. But, I feel so excited.
I hope this empowers you to decide and take charge of your baby’s birth and motherhood journey.
I'd love to hear what you've been doing to prepare for your birth? Comment below!