PLUS Alisa shares her favorite beauty product picks!
Balanced hormones are the ultimate beauty secret.
For years I suffered with painful cystic acne and eczema and I came to learn that no amount of wonder potions and lotions would help. My problem wasn’t only skin-deep, I had to get down to the root cause and heal myself from the inside out.
The state of your hormonal health is intricately linked to how you look. When you’re at optimum health, and so optimum fertility, your beauty gets a big boost.
Let me share some fun, and surprising, facts with you:
1) Women who are at their fertile peak are seen as having more attractive facial features. A woman’s face is in fact more symmetrical when she is ovulating.
2) During peak fertility a woman’s lips and cheeks become naturally colored with blusher-like pink as blood flow ups under the skin.
3) Due on subtle changes to a woman’s scent and voice, men are more attracted to women with fertile cycles.
Fascinating, right? Seems like there’s lots of us who’ve been looking for beautification in all the wrong places.
Tweetable: Beautiful Skin comes from Balanced Hormones #Flobeauty
So, how to get these natural benefits of balanced hormonal health that your body so wants to give? How can you become this sexy cycler with super-hot window of major attractiveness every month?
With Flo Living’s 5 Step Countdown to Boosting Your Beauty in just 5 Days!
Follow these steps to get glowing skin, glossy hair and revved-up hormones.
Your skin is your largest elimination organ. When your liver isn’t breaking down the toxins as it should, this is where they show up as acne, eczema, rosacea and too oily or too dry skin. Not to mention dull, lifeless or greasy hair.
The key to beautiful skin and hair doesn’t come in a bottle. It is, on a fundamental level, improved liver detoxification.
Here’s how to make this happen.
Think about all those lotions and potions and how long they take to (not) work, according to the ads. This 5 Step Countdown is going to give you real and fast results in less than a week.
Step One: Wake up and drink one liter of filtered water and add in an Emergen-C Electro Mix, or, if you prefer, the equivalent in coconut water.
Step Two: Make yourself my Skin Detox Juice: 2 T cilantro, 1 green apple, 4 stalks celery, 2 strawberries and a little squeeze of lemon juice.
Step Three: Buy yourself a nice, organic salt scrub or make your own with kosher salt, olive or coconut oil, and your favorite essential oils. You’re looking to both exfoliate and moisturize to help your skin balance itself out and decongest.
Step Four: Start taking a good Calcium D-Glucarate supplement daily. This is the strongest support for liver detoxification that works especially well for those with estrogen dominance (a common cause of the most common hormonal acne – found on the chin and jawline).
Step Five: Cleanse your beauty cabinet and cosmetics bag. Throw out anything containing endocrine-disrupting phthalates (look for the acronyms DBP, DEHP); sodium lauryl sulfates and ether sulfates (SLS and SLES); parabens (including methyl, propyl, butyl, and ethyl); anolamines (DEA, TEA, MEA), and petrolatum or petroleum jelly.
Was that your whole beauty stash gone? Eek! Not to worry. I want to share with you my personal favorite beauty product picks.
Alisa’s Beauty Picks
Daily: I only use aloe vera gel on my face to moisturize, in the morning. It’s a natural exfoliator, an anti-inflammatory, and it keeps moisture sealed into your skin. I have sensitive skin so this works for me, but if you have dryness issues try the Raw Coconut Cream from RMS Beauty.
Alba Botanica has a wonderful daily detox foam cleanser in its Good & Clean line.
Weekly: Naturopathica has two face masks that I love – the Pumpkin Purifying Enzyme Peel and the Sweet Cherry Brightening Enzyme Peel. They are so clean and fresh you could literally eat them!
Cosmetics: I recommend Jane Iredale if you’re prone to oily skin as it’s mineral based or RMS Beauty’s range if you have normal or dry skin as it’s all coconut oil based and so moisturizing you won’t even need to add in another product to your beauty regime.
I use an aloe-based hair shampoo like Shikai Everyday Shampoo twice a week. I have very curly hair so less washing is right for my hair type. However, if you have straight hair you might need to wash more frequently.
If you have oily scalp, don’t reach for those harsh drying shampoos! Instead, take some Arm & Hammer baking soda and rub it into your wet hair on your scalp before shampooing in the shower. You will have the squeakiest clean scalp ever!
Dandruff is just another sign that your liver is failing to process toxins, so don’t be tempted to use a harsh chemical shampoo to resolve this as it will only give your liver more toxins to deal with. Try an apple cider vinegar rinse before you shampoo instead (before you shampoo, so you don’t smell like a salad later!).
Good things come in threes:
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Just a tip: I use apple cider vinegar (one apple cider vinegar for two parts water) after I shampoo and my hair doesn’t smell like vinegar at all once it’s dry. It’s just shiny and soft!
What about a decent sunscreen daily moisturiser. I use Oasis Apple a day. Is there something natural?
Hi Alisa, I love your advice on staying away from these beauty products full of chemicals that disrupt the endocrine system. For me, that was one of the first steps I took to work on my endo, and besides helping with the pain, it helped enormously with the way my skin looks. In winter, when it is dry, I love to make a face mask out of honey and coconut oil. It is very hydrating and leaves my skin feeling amazing, and looking far less dry!
Ramya Kiran says
Awesome advice on cleansing and maintaining clear skin. Please can you advise the names of the products which are available in the UK as many products listed above are not available in the UK apart from Jane Iredale and Shikai.
Great article can’t wait to try these suggestions. What do you consider a good calcium d glucarate supplement?
Jen pujo says
Just wondering about the detox juice – are you juicing or using vitamix comparable blender?
Step 3 of your 5 step plan talks about making a salt scrub with kosher salt, olive or coconut oil, and favorite essential oils. Do I use equal parts of each? Do I need to add essential oils? If so, what are some of your favorites?
I love the idea of clean cosmetics and have tried repeatedly to find good ones – thank you so much for your recommendations!!
What, if anything, do you recommend for sun/UVA/UVB protection as these foundations do not contain any?
Hey Kate, such an important question. I personally wear hats in the sun and if I need sunscreen (which I don’t use often) I make sure to get one that is a physical block like Badger without the nanoparticles. Unfortunately alot of sunscreens are endocrine disruptive. Maybe I’ll do an article on this for you! xo Alisa
I have the same questions posted by the others. Can you please answer them for us? Thanks!
what kind of aloe vera do you use?
Megan Hays says
I’ve dealt with oily hair for a long time. I’ve tried everything to reverse it, including the baking soda and apple cider vinegar. The thing is, during my past two pregnancies my hair is super clean and I never have a problem with it. Then a few months postpartum it returns, I also have psoriasis on my scalp which goes away when I’m pregnant. Why does this happen? And what can I do to get my clean hair back?
Jessica Riggs says
Thank you so much for this! Do you use a styling product on your curls? I just love the way your you style it – it looks so natural!
Natasha Kalina says
Is the Skin Detox juice to be put through a juicer or a blender?
Hi! Does anyone have a hormone-safe conditioner (for long and straight hair) to use after the Shikai shampoo mentioned in the article, or the one by Mother Dirt? Also, when I use pure coconut oil (only on the length of the hair), my hair gets stuck together, so I don’t know if anyone has a good tip against that- I’d love to keep using that oil because it’s cheap and healthy! 🙂
only on the length of the hair
thank you for the wonderful article.Can I do this everyday or only for a couple of days?