Theresa LeGarie

Beauty Secrets for Radiant Skin

Nature and Nurture are key elements that we find make the difference in keeping our skin happy and healthy. And it starts at age 20 and then by the time we are 50 we will see what we have created. So start young with these tips and stay on tract. You will be grateful for your discipline and love. But just in case you are a late bloomer, no worries, at least take to heart my suggestions and notice all the positive results that will blossom.

Follow a Good Skin Care Routine

A regular skin care routine with products that you trust and are free of heavy chemicals will provide a good canvas in which to secure the foundation. If you do not already have skin care products of this quality   click here.

Follow Up With High Quality Makeup

For too long the cosmetic industry has gotten away with releasing products laden with harsh, toxic chemicals. This is a problem given that the average woman uses 12 personal care products each day.
You deserve better. 

At its core, clean beauty is beauty without compromising by putting harsh and toxic ingredients on your skin. It requires being informed about what’s on an ingredient label and choosing cosmetics that are in line with your standards. The difference between regular beauty products and clean beauty products comes down to the ingredients.

Clean beauty products are free from potentially harmful ingredients such as parabens, petrochemicals, and synthetic fragrances just to name a few. They are made with plant-based ingredients, responsibly sourced, and humanely tested. Clean beauty is natural, toxin-free beauty, plain and simple. Clean Beauty is here to stay.
Here is my recommendation for a high quality clean beauty cosmetic line. 
Below are some Savvy favorites for when you are choosing a no-makeup look or full-blown glamour.
  • Liquid foundation: What used to be a pipe dream among clean beauty enthusiasts is now a reality! Liquid foundation in 13 gorgeous shades with a dewy finish and buildable coverage? We’ll take ten, please.
  • Liquid concealer: Cover up spots, fake a good night’s sleep, and hide blemishes with our easy-to-blend formula. This liquid concealer won’t crease, cake, settle into fine lines, or flake. We know it sounds too good to be true; but trust us, it isn’t.
  • Volumizing Mascara: I wish my eyelashes had less volume, said no one ever! This all-natural mascara is formulated to build volume with every application for the full lashes of your dreams.
  • Eyeshadow palettes: Discover our Eyeshadow Palettes—four rich shades in a pressed-powder formula that will keep you looking gorgeous anywhere you wear it: from the Met Gala to preschool graduation.
  • Makeup remover wipes: When it’s time to remove your makeup, look no further than our naturally derived Savvy Minerals Makeup Remover Wipes. They are moisturizing, gentle, and effective. Bonus: no rinse required!
The Savvy Minerals® makeup line: The NEW Standard in Clean Beauty™. Savvy products are non-toxic, vegan friendly, ideal for sensitive skin, and formulated without ingredients like parabens, petrochemicals, and synthetic fragrances—in a word, clean! Not only that but Savvy Minerals also leads the industry with our high-performance makeup, making the switch to clean beauty products that much easier. 

Get Good Quality Rest, Eat Right, Stay Hydrated, Exercise 

Sleep Protects the Skin
You probably know that you need seven to nine hours of sleep a night to feel your very best the next day. Some people call this "beauty sleep" which is not a myth.

“The value of sleep with regard to beauty is that it gives your skin time to rebuild itself,” said Karin Olszewski, RN, of Samaritan Plastic, Reconstructive & Hand Surgery. “All day your skin is a barrier that protects you from light, pollution, germs, dryness, wetness and more. When you sleep, your skin has a chance to regenerate and get ready for tomorrow.”

Eat RightNutrients for Healthy Skin

  • Healthy Fats. This is how your skin gets its "glow." Too little fat in your diet can make your skin wrinkled and dry.
  • Protein. Your body turns the proteins you eat into building blocks called amino acids and reuses them to make other proteins, including the collagen and keratin that form the structure ...
  • Vitamin A. ...
  • Vitamin C. ...
Stay Hydrated
Our skin is the body’s main defense against external factors like pollutants, micro-organisms, and UV rays.  In order for our skin to effectively reflect and release toxins and other harmful elements, we need to focus on improving and maintaining skin hydration, which is key to maintaining skin’s strength and structure. It is a good rule to drink 1/2 your bodies weight in oz's of water. Excellent for just our skin but also our overall health. 

Exercise for Healthy Skin
Regular exercise is one of the keys to healthy skin. 
Anything that promotes healthy circulation also helps keep your skin healthy and vibrant," says dermatologist Ellen Marmur, MD, author of Simple Skin Beauty: Every Woman's Guide to a Lifetime of Healthy, Gorgeous Skin and associate professor of dermatology at Mount Sinai School of Medicine. 
By increasing blood flow, exercise helps nourish skin cells and keep them vital. "Blood carries oxygen and nutrients to working cells throughout the body, including the skin," says Marmur. In addition to providing oxygen, blood flow also helps carry away waste products, including free radicals, from working cells. "You can think of it as cleansing your skin from the inside." 

Stay away from the Sun

If you want to protect your skin health a good rule of thumb is to limit sun exposure. This will protect skin health and prevent skin cancer. So best to avoid  prolonged time in the sun, and choose to be in the shade rather than in direct sunlight. Wear protective clothing and sunglasses, and use sunscreen between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Sunscreen is especially important at that time, when the sun’s rays are most intense. Here is an excellent Mineral sunscreen. It will protect your skin, and  protect the earth.  Having a natural sunscreen you can count on means more fun outdoors without worrying about sunburn or the intrusion of toxic chemicals into your bloodstream.

Mineral Sunscreen SPF50 | Young Living
Gary Young formulated a special blend of skin-loving essential oils for this sunscreen. It includes 100 percent pure Helichrysum, Lavender, Myrrh, Carrot Seed, and Frankincense.

This over-the-counter sunscreen is lightweight, fast-absorbing, and provides your skin with added protection from UVA and UVB rays.
Adults and kids alike get powerful sun protection, free from harsh chemicals.
Developed to provide a non-greasy finish, Young Living Mineral Sunscreen can be used under your Savvy Minerals by Young Living® makeup.
Unlike most chemical sunscreens, our Mineral Sunscreen is reef safe. That means the formulation we use doesn’t contain chemicals such as oxybenzone and octinoxate, which cause coral bleaching. Similarly, our non-nano formula means that coral cannot ingest the zinc oxide particles in our sunscreen.
This sunscreen is sweat- and water-resistant for up to 80 minutes, so your workout or time at the pool is well protected.
Like we mentioned before, this mineral sunscreen formulation is made with pure, naturally derived ingredients and is free of avobenzone, oxybenzone, retinyl palmitate, parabens, phthalates, petrochemicals, PABA and 1,4-dioxane, UV chemical absorbers, artificial colors, and synthetic fragrances.
We’re very proud that this sunscreen has the Skin Cancer Foundation’s seal of approval for daily use.
Our Mineral Sunscreen was dermatologist reviewed to smooth onto skin without a white residue. No more blue tinge or white cast to your zinc sunscreen!