So, I recently received the following email from one of my regular clients, and I thought I’d share it with you guys in case you’ve had similar issues:
My skin was so great after a sauna treatment I had a few weeks ago. I’ve been slathering on lotion (Cetaphil) to try and maintain the results, but now I’m finding that I’m having terrible breakouts and have lost that lovely, glowy skin that I had right after the sauna. I am using your cleansing oil in the evening and organic soap in the shower. Please give me a prescription to get my good skin back!
Dear Georgia Girl, (Georgia girls are my favorite!)
First of all, STOP using Cetaphil! I know that doctors and skin care “experts” and dermatologists recommend it, but it is poison, (in my opinion) and it is NOT good for your skin! It is recommended so often because it does not contain any fragrance, but it DOES contain propylene glycol and sodium laurel sulfate, which are documented skin irritants. Also, consider what is does NOT contain, which is any anti-oxidants to combat free radicals, or any omega fatty acids that would actually, well, moisturize your skin. My recommendation is that you try moisturizing with straight coconut oil for a few weeks, until your skin is back in balance. Just rub a tiny amount between your hands to liquify and apply it as you would any face lotion. For extra glowy skin, I would also try doing a scrub with water and baking soda, followed by a steam treatment using the essential oil of your choice, (I like sweet orange, it makes my skin extra dewy), once a week. I think this will help tremendously! Let me know how it works and if you have any other questions. Also, please send a picture of your beautiful skin once you are back to normal:)
Y’all, just because it’s recommended by experts, doesn’t mean it’s good. Read your labels, do your research. Be your own advocate for beautiful skin. Use the same logic as you do with the food you eat. If you can’t pronounce it, don’t put it on your face! If you have a question about your skin, feel free to message me and I’ll do my best to help!