There is no greater advice than to remain present in your day-to-day life; to thrive; to live in the moment. The same can be said of skincare. All-too-often we are in search of products to retain our vibrant youth, to fix our trouble zones or to correct some fatal flaw. Many products claim to clarify, lighten, tone-you get it- and the list goes on! More often than not, these ‘secret’ beauty weapons are chalked full of chemicals, preservatives and other harmful, not-so-fresh ingredients. So instead of dreading the future, why not thrive in the present with our fresh, plant-powered beauty hacks. By using fresh ingredients, both inside and out, your skin will be sure to take on any of life’s present challenges. Check out our list of must-do, in the moment beauty tricks sure to make you and your skin shine from now until…
PRO TIP 1 | YOU ARE WHAT YOU EAT
Here at DR, we are firm believers that what you put on your body is just as important as what you put into your body. So needless to say, the BEST thing you can do for your skin starts with your fork. Or smoothie cup. The skin is a reflection of the foods we feed it. There is nothing more present, than the importance of what goes into our bodies. Nourish it with fresh vegetables, greens, fresh fruits, nuts, seeds, whole-grains, legumes and it ALL shows on our skin. Processed foods and animal products don’t deliver anything living or rejuvenating back into the skin. So, eat as close to nature, consuming a high whole-foods diet. These foods will deliver hydration and skin-nourishing and rejuvenating fats, vitamins, and minerals to keep you glowing from the inside out.
PRO TIP 2 | FRESH FACED
Live in the moment-especially when it comes to your skincare! Using fresh ingredients and doing at home face masks is the way to clear, radiant skin. The same principle applies, the more direct and fresh the ingredients are the more impact and benefit your skin will reap. Some of our favorite fresh DIY face masks to try at home include: a fresh mango, mashed strawberry, or fresh pineapple face exfoliator. Rub the inside skin of any of the listed fruits directly on your face, leaving the fruit acid AHAs on for a few minutes, rinse, and bask in all your smooth-faced glory. Another fav, is a aloe juice and honey concoction, sure to quench the skin all while disinfecting pores from the inside out. This one is great for anyone with really dry or sensitive skin! Mix equal parts fresh aloe sap and honey, rub onto skin, leave on for 10-15minutes, and carpe diem the day.
PRO TIP 3 | OIL UP
Surprise! Oil is good for your skin , not bad. Many vegetable oils are old-school ways of moisturizing the skin that we have long been ignored. We can't be the only one who heard stories of their great-grandmother lathering her hands up with olive oil and then wearing cotton gloves to bed. You can actually cleanse and purify your face with coconut oil or slather it all over after a nice warm shower. Same with sesame oil, olive oil, rose oil, argon oil, macadamia nut oil, whichever you chose, go with a smell you prefer. Ditch the years of listening to old-wives tales that oils clog pores ad equals breakouts. On the contrary, whether you have oily or dry skin, using natural oils evens things out. Leaving skin either less oily or more naturally moisturized. Many new formulations and skin care brands are integrating skin-protecting oils because they WORK! Try argan or sea buckthorn oils on your face if you want to start with a light lipid that wont leave a sticky residue.