Hi Three to Five Tribe! Today I want to switch things up a bit and instead of focusing on nutrition, I want to focus on another area of health and wellness – skincare.
Why You Should Care About Skincare
Did you know your skin is your largest organ? Yep! Your skin absorbs everything you put on it, for better or for worse. Whatever you put on your skin eventually finds its way into your bloodstream and ultimately ends up in your liver where it is processed. Crazy, right? What’s even crazier is that many of the creams, lotions and serums we put on our face daily are laden with synthetic ingredients and chemical compounds, some of which are hormone-disrupting and cancer-causing. Yikes! Bottom line, synthetic skincare products can really mess with your health. What’s a girl (or guy) to do?
Ditch and Switch
My intention is not to frighten anyone, instead, I urge you to start thinking of skincare like you do your food and nutrition. Think about it: Whatever you eat will eventually show up on your skin and whatever you put on your skin will eventually end up in your body. Makes sense though, right? So what can you do to protect your skin health and your overall health? Read your labels like you do your food and ditch and switch! Ditch the synthetic topical creams and lotions that are laden with chemicals and switch them for all natural products like Amara Marie.
Meet Amara Marie
Who is Amara Marie? Amara Marie is this beautiful baby girl whose grandmother and aunt united to start the natural skincare company that shares her name. Amara Marie is on a mission to provide safe, natural skincare options to women across all generations and in every stage of life without compromising their health. This is what Amara Marie is all about after all – unfolding women’s unique beauty with products they feel good about using and a mission they can support and believe in.
I was first introduced to Amara Marie this past November and have been an avid user ever since. Although I love all of Amara Marie’s products, I do have a few favorites I want to share with you today.
Peppermint Lip Butter
One of my favorite Amara Marie products is the Amara Marie Peppermint Lip Butter. Made with ingredients you can actually identify, the Peppermint Lip Butter is the perfect staple to stash in every coat pocket, purse, gym bag, car cup holder and desk drawer. The peppermint essential oil adds a burst of freshness that will awaken your senses with each and every application. Fair warning though, it’s incredibly addictive!
Activated Charcoal Bar
Speaking of addictive, I am absolutely addicted to the Amara Marie Activated Charcoal Bar. Activated charcoal is totally having a moment in the health and wellness world right now and for good reason. Activated charcoal has the amazing ability to draw out unwanted substances within the body and that includes our skin. If you are looking for a gentle, yet effective deep clean, I highly recommend the Activated Charcoal Bar. A word of warning: Activated charcoal attracts everything, both good and bad, so be sure to use sparingly (1-3 times a week depending on your skin).
Handcrafted Goat’s Milk Bar Soap
If you are looking for something a little more lighter, there is the Amara Marie Handcrafted Goat’s Milk Soap Bar. Made from the goat’s milk of pasture-rasied, ethically-treated goats (happy goats are healthy goats after all, right?!) Amara Marie’s handcrafted goat’s milk bar offers a soothing clean for both your face and body. The best part, goat’s milk is super beneficial for your skin. Got (goat’s) milk?
Tallow Beauty Balm
Did you know you can use fat for more than just cooking? You can actually put fat on your face! It may sound crazy, but tallow closely matches the fatty acid profile of our skin cells. (Crazy, right?!) Instead of slathering on the synthetics, cover your face in Amara Marie Facial Beauty Balm. If you still aren’t sure about putting fat on your face, Amara Marie answers your all of you tallow-beauty questions here.
Soothing Body Butter
The Amara Marie Soothing Body Butter is similar to the tallow beauty balm for your face, but instead (you guessed it) is for your body. I love this stuff. Not going to lie, I feel like I am buttering up a Thanksgiving turkey when I put this on (don’t worry it smells nothing like buttering up a turkey), but it’s so worth it. My skin loves it and feels fully hydrated and moisturized each and every time. I never feel like I need multiple applications like I did when I used synthetic lotions.
Vitamin C Anti-Aging Serum
I saved the best for last. The Amara Marie Vitamin C Anti-Aging Serum is by far my favorite Amara Marie product. This Vitamin C Serum evens and tones skin, helps reduce scarring and pigmentation and ultimately leads to a smoother appearance while diminishing fine lines and wrinkles. It’s basically the fountain of youth in a bottle.
If you want to learn more about Amara Marie, head over to their website, follow them on Instagram @amaramariebeauty and sign up for the newsletter. (I highly recommend signing up for their newsletter as they send out great deals, discounts and new product updates). Believe me, you won’t want to miss anything Amara Marie. If you have tried Amara Marie, let me know what you think and if you haven’t well what are you waiting for?!
Keeping my skin healthy, three to five Amara Marie products at a time,