Oil is not Your Enemy!

oilbottlesWhen it comes to skincare, the word “oil” scares people, especially for those with excessive oily skin. They associate the word “oil” with “bad”.

But, here’s the thing. Oil is not your enemy.

Forget what you think you know about oil and your skin. Truth is, our skin must have an oil balance to stay healthy, happy and younger looking.

But yet, women go to extremes to rid their skin of oil at all costs. And what they don’t understand, is when they do this, they strip their skin of healthy, natural oils.

When the skin is stripped, it goes into panic mode, and compensates by creating even more oil, and this is what clogs pores, causes acne and leads to a host of other skin issues. Yikes!

So, how do you know you’re getting the right oil balance for your skin?

Get to know your skin type

You’re probably thinking, “That’s easy! I already know my skin type”. But do you really? Just because you had oily skin when you were 16, doesn’t necessarily mean you have oily skin today.

In fact, it’s not uncommon to have 3 different skin types throughout your lifetime.

Why? Because as we get older, our skin naturally loses the ability to create moisture. When this happens, we have to compensate by using the right facial products to restore moisture to our skin.

If you’re not so sure what your skin type is, no worries! There’s a simple way to find out for sure.

All you need to do is wash your face first thing in the morning. Don’t exercise or do anything that might make you sweat. Also do your best not to touch your face. After 2 hours, take a good look at your skin in the mirror.

If it feels clean, but not tight, and if you don’t notice any shine, then your skin is normal. If it feels dry and tight, and you don’t see any shine, your skin is dry. If your skin looks oily on your forehead and nose, but looks and feels dry on your cheeks, you have combination skin, and finally, if it looks oily everywhere, you’ve got oily skin. 

Now that you know your skin type today, you need to be sure the skincare products you’re using are right for that type, and you’ll then be able to create that perfect oil balance.

Thoughts? Comments? Enter them below and let’s get the conversation started!

 

 

 

This Might Make You Toss Your Concealer Forever!

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Before creating KmS Mineral Essentials, I believed as so many do that products with natural ingredients aren’t as effective as those that contain synthetic ingredients.

I’m happy to have since been proven wrong, and after my latest experience, couldn’t be more thrilled!

My biggest skin concern (until now) has been the dark brown spots on my face that came from sun damage and the Thyroid medication I’ve been taking over the past few years. These marks would easily bleed through my foundation even when I would layer my concealer. I was completely frustrated!

Then something pretty amazing happened. They gradually became lighter and now they’re nearly gone!

So, what changed?

A few month back, I changed the formulation of our Time Rewind Anti-Aging Serum, so women could have what I call a “one stop shop”; a complete serum in one. Little did I know it would change everything!

I then committed myself to using this new formula every single day for 3 months. I would have been happy enough to experience a 50% visible difference in the appearance of these ugly, brown spots. To my surprise however, it lightened these spots so much I found myself less concealer if I used it at all!

So, what ingredients did I add to make this a game changing serum? I added CoQ10, DMAE and Vitamin E; which together work to greatly reduce the appearance of dark spots and sun damage with continuous use. Honestly, I wouldn’t have believed it if I didn’t see it for my own eyes!

Are you covering your spots like I was for years? Are you spending big bucks on concealer to do it? Don’t just cover them, lighten them while preventing new ones from popping up with KmS Skin Essentials new Advanced Time Rewind Facial Serum. It just might make you want to toss your concealer!

For a limited time, I’m giving away free deluxe samples of this incredible serum. Get yours today by sending an email to
beautifulskin@kmsmineralessentials.com and entering the words Free Time Rewind Sample in the subject line.

Tell me what your experience has been whether positive or negative when using a product with all-natural ingredients below. I’d love to hear all about it. And if you loved this article, there’s plenty more where it came from! Subscribe below and get a fresh new article sent to your inbox every week. It’s awesome, and better yet, it’ s free!

 

It’s getting cold out there. Are you layering?

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If you live in the States you’re probably switching out your summer clothes (or at least thinking about it) for fall and winter. I shudder at the thought this year with our move from Florida to Michigan. I’m seriously gonna miss my flip flops!

As much as I love this time of year, I find it rather frustrating to plan what I’m going to wear because the temperature can change drastically from day to day, and sometimes even hour to hour. That’s why it makes more sense to layer your clothes instead of reaching for that wool sweater right off the bat.

So what does this have to do with your skin?

When the seasons change, the needs of your skin can change too. You’re gonna find the moisturizer you used last summer just isn’t cutting it anymore. Why?

If you spend a lot of time outdoors this time of year, your skin will become drier because it’s exposed to the cold and wind. And if you spend most of it indoors with the heat running like I do, your skin will dry out because turning the heat on removes moisture from the air and your skin. 

And, here’s where the layering comes in.

If you find your skin feeling a little tighter than usual after using your moisturizer, you’ll know it’s getting drier. Before switching completely to a new moisturizer, try using a facial serum like KmS Skin Essentials Advanced Time Rewind underneath your moisturizer both morning and night. The Panthenol (Vitamin B-5) ingredient in this serum is moisture binding, and keeps your skin plump and hydrated.   

If you find your skin still needs a little more moisture, try layering the serum with a moisturizer containing extra emollients like KmS Skin Essentials Essential Moisturizer before going to bed. It’s concentrated with Vitamin E, Grapeseed and Organic Jojoba Oil that completely nourishes and protects dry, parched skin. 

Dry skin tip: If you notice your mineral foundation looks a little drier than normal after layering with serum and moisturizer, try using KmS Mineral Essentials Select Botanical Foundation. Our customers with dry, aging skin love it’s soothing, moisturizing formula that locks precious moisture in place.

How do you switch up your routine when it starts to get cold outside? Please share in the comments below.

 

The Best Things In Life Aren’t Always Pretty

african black soapI remember hearing about Black Soap some time ago, and was finally able to try it recently when I was given a sample. I must admit, the look, scent; the WHOLE presentation of it didn’t excite me. Then I tried it after noticing a breakout under my chin, and it forever changed what I knew or what I thought I knew about this amazing soap!

Black soap, aka Dudu Osum Soap originates in Africa, and is created with a blend of dried plantain skin, palm leaves, cocoa pod powder and kernel oil. This odd looking soap is known as a natural skin remedy for acne and oily skin but can be used on every skin type. Plantain skin contains a natural source of vitamins A, E and Iron, and is the major contributor to the effectiveness of this soap. The Cocoa Pod (the shell of the cocoa fruit) promotes healing of skin conditions like Eczema and Psoriasis.

I immediately knew we needed to add it to our skin care line and am pleased to announce the debut of KmS Skin Essentials Organic Black Soap Facial Wash! What I really love about this soap is it deeply cleanses without stripping the skin of essential oils, or leaving a sticky residue, and leaves your skin feeling clean, refreshed and oh so smooth from the very first time you try it! As with many of the products we offer, our Black Soap is a multi-use product. 

The Benefits:
* Can be used on all skin types, even dry, flaky, aging skin
* Improves the overall texture of the skin
* Promotes healing of Acne, Eczema, Psoriasis and relative skin conditions
* Significantly lightens sun spots and hyperpigmentation after continuous use
* Effortlessly removes facial makeup
* Multi-tasks as a body wash or shampoo
* Benefits against premature facial lines and wrinkles

I’ve learned 2 things after this amazing find. There is value in the simplest things and the best things in life aren’t always pretty!