This year I’m switching to a natural skincare routine – using products that are both effective AND good for me.
A few weeks ago, Art of Pure held a pop-up shop at CH/LL Chicago, and I was so excited to attend. There were beauty products to play with, followed by my choice of meditation or yoga workshop – basically my ideal Saturday morning. I would also get the chance to meet boss babe, entrepreneur mama, and Art of Pure founder, Monika Joshi. But then life happened, and unfortunately, I had to miss out. However, one of my resolutions this year is to be more proactive, so I decided to reach out to see if she would be willing to meet with me, and to my delight, she agreed!
Starting a natural skincare routine isn’t easy. There are lots of products marketed as ‘natural’ that aren’t really, and there are also ingredients that read like they could be toxic chemicals, when in fact that is just the scientific term being used for something natural. Of course, quality remains king which is why products like the Aspect DR product may continue to catch your eye.
Which is precisely why I was thrilled to meet with Joshi. Art of Pure is a one stop shop, a thoughtfully curated selection of high-performing natural skin care and beauty products. Natural products have come a long way. It used to be a trade off, you either used stuff that was good for you, or stuff that actually worked. Now the problem isn’t finding a natural skincare product, but deciphering the labels and choosing one. Art of Pure can help narrow down that list for you.
In this video, I ask Monika to share some of her personal favorite skincare products, and also her advice for a day time and night time skincare routine. I even get personal and ask her advice for any aspiring entrepreneurs out there looking to quit their job and follow their passion like she did. (I’m obsessed with her answer to that question, btw.) After our meeting, I left with a few samples of most of the products we talk about, and I’ve already started using them and I really love them.
According to Monika, there isn’t only one ‘right’ way, but the most important thing about your skincare routine is to keep it up. To see results, it is important to have a ritual, and to stay consistent with it.
- Cleanse skin twice using an oil-based cleanser. Massage cleanser into skin, and remove with towel.
- Apply Serum
- Use Toner
- Moisturize (note: If serum is oil-based, you can skip this step unless you feel you need more moisture)
- Like Day Time, cleanse skin twice using an oil based cleanser, massaging into skin and wiping with towel. Try opting for a different cleanser for the second time – something like a broad spectrum CBD oil can work wonders for naturally removing makeup, reducing wrinkles and blemishes and for sending you to sleep, so it’s a triple whammy all in one!
- Apply Serum
- Use Toner
- Apply Oil blend
- Moisturize using a slightly heavier moisturizer or a balm into skin.
Check out the video to learn more and please don’t forget to like and subscribe to my channel! All of the products mentioned can be found at ArtofPure.com.