Happy Leap Day!

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Happy Leap Day!

Happy leap day! Tis that extra lucky day (or believed to be extra unlucky by some) that comes every four years to keep us in sync with the solar / seasonal year. It actually takes the Earth 365 days, 5 hours, 48 minutes and 46 seconds to complete its orbit (around 365.25 days), so an extra day is added to the calendar to keep us in tune with that additional time.

Spring Inspiration

And who doesn’t appreciate additional time? No matter what your superstitions about today may be, an extra day on the calendar gives us all a little bit more life to live! And with spring just around the corner, what better time to be inspired by the beauty of the Earth. The flowers will be blooming, the trees will be in color again, and nature will be in full swing as everything comes back to life.

Natural Ingredients

Did you know that all of HollyBeth Organics’ ingredients come from flowers and trees? From camellia, rose, geranium, sunflower, jasmine and lavender, to avocado, carrot and pumpkin, all of our certified organic products are made of the Earth’s finest natural resources. Want to read more about the ingredients HollyBeth uses to create her skin care solutions? Check out our Ingredients page to discover more about what goes into her products.

Now go out there and seize the (extra) day!

Know Your Skin Type

HollyBeth Luxury Rose Geranium Face Moisturizer

 

Many factors play a role in the condition of your skin, including hormones, climate, and age. It is important to recognize the state of your skin in order to find the right products to restore balance.

Dry Skin

Skin feeling dehydrated, tight, and flakey? You are experiencing dry skin, which indicates a lack of moisture. Overexposure to cold or heat, excess use of cleansing products, or a natural result of aging can leave your skin dehydrated. Go for hydrating cleansers and thicker moisturizers, while avoiding heavy toners and chemical-based products that zap oil production and dry out the skin.

Check out HollyBeth Organics’ Rose Geranium Face Moisturizer, the perfect face hydrator for those in need of extra moisture.

Oily Skin

Prone to a shiny t-zone area? Your body is over-producing sebum, on oily substance made by your sebaceous glands to protect against dryness. Hormone changes or exposure to heat may be responsible for oily skin. Go for lightweight products that won’t clog pores and natural ingredients like grapeseed that help regulate oil production. Try to avoid over-cleansing, as this can dry out the skin, encouraging your sebaceous glands to secrete more oil to compensate for the loss of moisture.

Try HollyBeth Organics’ Marigold Bergamot Dry Oil, a lightweight dry oil that quickly absorbs into the skin to restore balance and reduce oiliness – its antiseptic properties help fight acne as well!

Sensitive Skin

Notice your skin gets splotchy, irritated, or itchy when you change your beauty routine or experience a new environment? You may have sensitive skin, which can be caused by an allergy or reaction to extreme weather. Keep track of what irritates you and steer clear of products with foreign ingredients. Go for organic products with natural ingredients and keep it simple.

Use a cleanser like HollyBeth Organics’ Marigold Foaming Cleanser. It is gentle on skin while combating oil and removing makeup (and like all HollyBeth Organics products, it is 100% USDA Certified Organic!).

Most of us will experience all of these skin conditions, so make sure to maintain balance with the help of the right products.

The Quest for Clear Skin

Skincare products for treating Acne

 

The Path to Clear Skin

I figured at my age acne was a thing of the past, and that one of the perks of getting older would be saying goodbye to breakouts forever. Wrong! At age thirty-something, I still have to deal with random pimples popping up; however, with age comes wisdom, and in all my years of battling blemishes, I’ve come to discover less is more and natural is better.

In My Teenage Years

Chemical-based products promising fast results dominated my bathroom shelves. I wanted that zit gone as fast as possible, so I piled on the benzoyl peroxide and salicylic acid, horribly drying out my skin, even badly burning it at times. My skin never reached a healthy balance, for it was in a damaging cycle of oily, broken out, then severely dry, due to my over-use of harsh drug store products.

As I Approached My Twenties

I decided to let the professionals give it try. Upon the orders of my Dermatologist, a strict regimen of prescription-strength topicals and anti-biotics would be the best course of action to conquer my acne. Though both solutions provided semi-successful results, my doctor required routine blood tests and visits to make sure there were no damaging side effects from the treatment. Kind of a scary give and take, right? I knew this would only be a short-term solution.

Now In My Thirties

I’m focusing on long-term, healthy solutions to skincare. Heavy chemicals and medications were only suppressing my skin’s needs, not nourishing them! I discovered all-natural, organic products brought my skin back to life, clearing away my blemishes and giving me radiant skin. Finally, I don’t have to dry out my skin to have a clear, glowing complexion, thanks to HollyBeth Organics’ blemish-fighting Marigold Face Kit.

Each Marigold Face Kit comes with HollyBeth Organics’ Marigold Foaming Cleanser, Marigold Toner, and Marigold Bergamot Dry Oil. Marigold /Calendula oil’s antibacterial, healing properties calm acne and skin irritations with Vitamin A compounds. These Calendula oil-based skin solutions cleanse and balance the skin with powerful anti-oxidants and detoxifying essential oils such as sandalwood, grapefruit, and lavender. Your skin will find perfect balance, feeling soothed and refreshed while staying moisturized, clean, and protected.

Trust me, I’ve been on the clear skin quest for decades. Let go of chemicals and embrace organic. Your skin will thank you!

HollyBeth's Beauty Tip #3 Dry Oils

Dry oils are perfect for oily and dry skin… yes… oily skin because, the oil is immediately absorbed by the skin, not greasy and much lighter than creams.  A staple in beauty regimes around the globe but just now becoming popular in the US dry oils are wonderful for your hair and face like our hair and body silk.  If you don’t believe me – ask our customers who are in love with our Marigold Bergamot dry oil perfect for those with acne and oilier skin and swear by it.  Oh and did we mention that we won lucky #7 in the top for 2012 by Organic Beauty Talk?

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HollyBeth's 2013 Beauty Tip #2 Cleansing

Gentle cleansing is the key for any skin. Whether you have rosacea or acne or normal skin, harsh cleansers and scrubbing too hard can increase irritation and strip the skin of vital lipds. Never wash or rinse with hot water as this can exacerbate skin irritations always use lukewarm or cold water. Our foaming gentle castile-based-cleanser is available in two different formulas for your skin, chamomile and marigold. Castile soap is gentle on skin, and hypoallergenic. With the added benefits of organic essential oils HollyBeth has created an effective and soothing cleanser that cleans skin thoroughly without stripping it of moisture and dehydrating.

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