As a huge proponent of natural skincare and DIY beauty products, I was mega stoked to discover that Adina Grigore, the founder of S.W. Basics, recently published Skin Cleanse, a guide to switching over to a healthy skincare regimen.
In this book, Grigore teaches us how to detox from all the nasty ingredients found in conventional beauty products (you’d be surprised how toxic they are – even in the “all-natural” and “healthy” ones) and essentially become our own apothecary by making products from scratch. It’s amazing how inexpensive, everyday ingredients that can be found in your kitchen can yield highly effective and pure beauty products – no matter what your skin type is!
I love how this book delves into diet, lifestyle, and genetics as factors that affect the quality of our skin – healthy habits are key (such as ditching sugar and fried foods). That being said, I wish this book contained exclusively vegan food and beauty recipes (there are a few mentions of fish, eggs, butter, and honey… all of which could easily be substituted). ←And I only say that because I truly believe a vegan diet is one of the healthiest (earth & animal-friendliest) lifestyle choices.
This book is a fun and easy read, and it’ll definitely help you make the transition to much healthier skin with simple tools and tips – keeping food and beauty journals, going makeup-free for a day, drinking tons of water, and making beauty products from scratch are recommended and encouraged!
OK, giveaway time! One lucky VBR reader is going to win his/her very own copy of Skin Cleanse, so peep all the deets below, and good luck! Contest is open to US residents only. xo