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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5 Skincare mistakes you might be making

5 Skincare Mistakes You Might Be Making | elodiebeauty.com

Are you someone who’s had the same skincare routine for decades? Those tried and true habits you’re doing on a daily basis might actually be all wrong. I have 5 skincare mistakes you might be making that, when remedied, could make a world of difference on your skin.

Have you been making any of these 5 skincare mistakes?  

  1. Applying moisturizer on dry skin
  2. Using oil exclusively as a moisturizer
  3. Popping red, inflamed pimples
  4. Applying eye cream or spot treatments on last
  5. Exfoliating in the morning

Watch the video to find out why these are mistakes and how you can remedy them!

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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3 ways to treat and prevent dry hands – Video

3 ways to treat dry hands | elodiebeauty.com My hands always seem to be dry in the winter no matter how much lotion I apply! How about you? Unfortunately, for those of us in the Northern hemisphere, the cold dry weather isn’t going anywhere for a while. There’s a few things you can do though to help treat and prevent extremely dry hands.

  1. Stop using Sodium Laureth Sulphate (SLS) products

    Avoid using hand soap that contains SLS, which can strip skin of its natural oils and make dry hands worse. Instead, use a hand soap that contains plant-derived surfactants. Avalon Organics is one of my favourites, and is cost effective too! (Tip: soap that contains rosemary and citrus essential oils will be more astringent –and therefore more drying– than other scents like lavender and vanilla).

  2. Apply lotion before putting on gloves

    Before you put on your winter gloves, slather your hands with a rich hand lotion. This will allow time for the lotion to really penetrate and prevent moisture from evaporating into the air. Bye, bye dry hands!

  3. Use a DIY Sugar and Olive Oil Scrub 2-3 times per week

    A DIY sugar scrub is an easy way to exfoliate dry flaky skin and moisturize all at the same time! All you need is 1TBS of white sugar + 1TBS of olive oil. Over the sink, massage the oil and sugar into your hands for a minute or so. Rinse off with warm water and follow up with a rich hand moisturizer. Do this 2-3 times per week before bed!

Watch the video for all tips to treat dry hands!