How to find the Perfect Sunscreen for your Skin Type

The Best Natural Sunscreen for Each Skin Type

Sunscreen can be tricky. We all know we should be wearing it everyday (right?), but finding the prefect sunscreen for your skin type that sits well with makeup AND feels good on your skin can be tough! Since I only work with natural products it’s even harder to find a good mineral sunscreen that doesn’t leave your skin looking chalky.

I joined with well.ca to create a video detailing my top sunscreen choices for every skin types and tone.

FOR DRY or NORMAL SKIN 

ThinkSport Everyday Face Sunscreen for normal to dry skin

FOR OILY SKIN

FOR SENSITIVE SKIN

FOR YOUR BODY

ThinkSport all natural water resistant body sunscreen

FOR LIGHT COMPLEXIONS

FOR DARK COMPLEXIONS

AFTER SUN CARE 

Let’s not forget about our skin after it’s had too much sun! Vitamin C (a super antioxidant) can help combat free radical damage, which can cause hyper-pigmentation, fine lines, and skin cancer with repeated exposure. A great way to get this into your skin care is to apply a Vitamin C serum before you go out into the sun. It’s also a good idea to slather on a Vitamin C and fatty acid rich oil like rosehip or seabuckthorn to help soothe, moisturize, and nourish sun worn skin. 

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DIY Superfood Face masks to detoxify and brighten

DIY Face Mask with well.ca | elodiebeauty.com Boost your skin with spirulina, kale, and berries!

You may have tried spirulina, pomegranate, or kale powder in your morning smoothie, but have you tried it a face mask? A few years ago I became obsessed with using dehydrated super food powders in my face masks. They are easier to use, super versatile, and have a longer shelf-life than fresh fruits and veggies.

I recently joined with well.ca to film some of my favourite face mask recipes.

Watch the video: 

Detoxifying Super Green Mask

  • 1 TBS spirulina
  • 1TBS kale powder
  • 1TBS green clay powder
  • 1-2TBS fresh aloe gel

Perfect for clarifying oily and acne prone skin (avoid if skin is sensitive or very dry)

Brightening Super C Mask

  • 1TBS camu camu powder
  • 1TBs pomegranate powder
  • 1TBS raw honey
  • 1TBS full fat greek yogurt

Perfect for hyper-pigmentation and dull skin (note: lactic acid in the yogurt may cause sensitivity for some skin types)

Anti-Aging Berries & Cream Mask

  • 1TBS mixed berry powder
  • 1TBS raw honey
  • 1TBS full fat greek yogurt

Perfect for dry and mature skin types, or to revitalize dull, flaky skin 

Try these at home and let me know how you like them! Take a photo and tag me on Instagram DIY super food face masks with well.ca | elodiebeauty.com

Herbal Face Steam for Oily, Dull, and Dry Skin

Herbal Facial Steam Screen Shot Whether you’re dealing with major pore congestion or your skin needs some extra care, an at-home DIY herbal face steam is just what the doctor (or esthetician!) ordered!

Top 3 Benefits of steaming:

  1. Softens dirt and oil that’s hardened and built up in pores
  2. Stimulates circulation, bringing oxygen and nutrients to the skin
  3. Super relaxing and uplifts mood as you breathe in the herbal infused steam

Here’s what you need:

  • large heat proof bowl
  • large towel
  • boiling water
  • herbs and essential oils (see below for recipes)
  • time (to chill ooooout!)

Herbal Face Steam for Oily/ Acne Prone Skin

  • 1-2 sprigs of pine (use your old christmas tree or wreath!)
  • 2-3 whole, dried bay leaves
  • 1-2 tsp of whole cloves

Herbal Face Steam | elodiebeauty.com

Herbal Face Steam for Mature/ Dull Skin

  • 2 sprigs of fresh (or dried) rosemary
  • 1 TBS of green tea leaves

Herbal Facial Steam for Dull Skin | elodiebeauty.com

Herbal Face Steam for Dry/ Sensitive Skin

  • 1-2 TBS dried chamomile
  • 5 drops of lavender essential oil

Chamomile Herbal Face Steam for Dry Skin | elodiebeauty.com

How to Steam:

  1. Cleanse your face
  2. Fill a heat proof bowl with boiling water
  3. Add your customized herbs and essential oils
  4. Drape a towel over your head and the bowl, trapping the steam
  5. Sit for 5-10 minutes, breathing deeply (avoid steaming for too long since heat can dehydrate the skin)
  6. Dip a cloth into the (cooled!) water and tone your skin with the herbal-infused ‘tea’. If you wish, you can save the water in an air tight container in the fridge for a few days to use as a toner later.
  7. Follow up immediately with your serum, moisturizer, and/ or oil.

DIY Herbal Face Steam | elodiebeauty.com

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How to Apply concealer the right way

The right way to apply concealer | elodiebeauty.com Concealer can leave you looking flaky 

As we age, our skin becomes more and more dry. This is mainly because of hormonal changes and a decrease in oil production. Since the skin under the eyes is naturally thinner, it’s the first area of the face to be get dry and wrinkly (*sigh*).

To make things worse, when we apply concealer the dry flaky skin and fine lines can become even more obvious.

How to cover dark circles and get a flawless under eye: 

  1. Always prime the under the eyes with a hydrating serum. This ensures the area is plump and moist, without adding greasy oils. Try: Consonant’s HydrExtreme 
  2. Apply a natural, alcohol-free foundation as a base to help prime and even-out the skin tone. (Many foundations and concealers contain alcohol which will dry out the skin even more!) Try: Sappho’s Essential Foundation (I use ‘Leisha’)
  3. Using a brush (or your fingers!) apply a small amount of colour corrector on the darkest areas. Try: Fitglow’s Eye Bright
  4. Starting at the inner corner, apply a creamy concealer in an upside down triangle shape under your eye (don’t apply a full sweep of colour under your whole eye area, this will make you look like a racoon!) Use your finger to gently pat it in. Avoid smearing it around. Try: Alima Pure’s Cream Concealer (I use ‘Pearl’).
  5. Finish off by applying a little bit of concealer on your eye lid to even out the skin tone.

Watch the video to see the step by step!