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Top 12 Toxins to Stay Clear Of
Your skin can absorb up to 100% of what you put on it, so please stop using harmful, over priced products known to cause skin allergies, irritation, disrupt hormones, cause reproductive issues, birth defects and even cancer! Here are My Top 12 Toxins to Stay Clear Of: 1. Parabens A highly toxic chemical still used redly in the cosmetic industry as a preservative in skin care.  There are many controversial opinions that the molecular structure is too large to pass through the skin barrier, therefore cannot travel through to the bloodstream.  However, research proves that they indeed find trace amounts of this chemical in breast cancer tumors, therefore blowing the theory of not absorbing through the skin.  Any ingredient ending in paraben, is a Paraben; ethyl, methyl, etc   Butylene, Propylene Glycol is anti-freeze (yes you heard it correct!) used as a surfactant and wetting agent and also a derivative. 2. Phthalates (DBP,DMP,DEP) Found as a hormone disruptor linked to reproductive defects, insulin resistance and developmental problems in children.  Used to make plastic and vinyl material, soft and more flexible.                                                    Not always detectible, but most companies disguise this chemical as “fragrance, parfum” in their ingredient list.  It is best to stay away from any label that only states the word “fragrance” as it brings a potential of 100’s of unknown ingredients that are not derived from nature. 3. Petroleum Found in a multitude of products mostly as an anti foaming agent.         Found as a contaminant, toxic to organs, cancer causing and toxic to our environment and yes it is derived from the stuff we fill our cars with.                It hides behind many names, such as Petrolatum, Xylene, Toluene, Mineral oil, Liquid paraffin    PEG (polyethylene glycols) are other derivatives.  4. Silicones (siloxane, methicone) Used to make a product smooth and silky.  Used a lot in eye creams, to give it that silky feel.   Another endocrine disrupter and reproductive toxin.  It is also the leading cause of milia under the eyes- as it causes clogging of pores. 5.DEA (Diethanolamine), TEA (triethanolamine) and MEA (monoethanolamine) “ames” ammonia compounds used to adjust PH.  Scored a whopping 10 on the EWG toxic report!  Can cause allergic reactions, irritant to eyes, skin and lungs.  Known to severely dry hair and skin 6. Benzoyl Peroxide Found in almost every acne product on the market today because of its “pimple” drying factor.  It is also linked to cause skin bleaching, inflammation and rosacea with prolonged use.   It produces toxic effects through inhalation and is well known as a skin, eye and respiratory irritant, let alone known and proven ingredient linking to tumor growth. - I HATE this stuff! Melaleuca is just as antibacterial and effective in drying pimples, without the toxic effects. 7. Sodium Laurl Sulfate (SLS) and Sodium Laureth Sulfate (SLES) Harsh cleansing agent and found in over 90% of personal care products that foam.  Another ingredient that when being handled, protective gloves, eyewear and face masks are worn.. hello!   Disrupts skins natural acid mantle causing excessive dryness.  In oily skin this is counter productive, as it sends a message to the brain to make more oil. 8. Aluminum Toxic metal that mimics estrogen in our body and disrupting to our endocrine system.   Meaning, our body thinks this is estrogen and sends a message to our brain that it has enough and not to make anymore, causing all kinds of hormone related concerns,  Aluminum is found in most deodorants and please consider how close it is to your lymph nodes. 9. Hydroquinone Melanin disruptor, often used to treat hyperpigmentation and know to cause a skin condition called Ochronosis, which causes the skin to harden and get dark.  It has also been said to cause cancer and is banned in Europe, even in low doses. 10. Sunscreen chemicals These chemicals function as a sunscreen agent, to absorb ultraviolet light. These chemicals are endocrine disruptors and are believed to be easily absorbed into the body. They may also cause cellular damage and cancer in the body.  Common names are benzophenone, PABA, avobenzone, homosalate and ethoxycinnmate. 11. Bismuth oxychloride Found in some Mineral Make-up.  Gives that candle light glow to the skin.  It may be a mineral, but not one found in the earth, as it is a byproduct of lead and copper processing used as a binding and bulking agent.  Clogs the heck out of your pores. 12. Phenylenediamine (PPD) and friends Not related to face and body products, but since I was a hairdresser (way back when) I feel the need to tell you-Every permanent hair color out there (unless it is Henna) is derived from Coal Tar.. there is no going around it!  Even if it is ammonia free and PPD free, it still contains similar synthetics and/or another derivative- with a different name.  In order to alter the pigment in your hair, a chemical change has to happen and so far there really is not a natural alternative.  Sorry, I keep looking!     There are Teas and Herbs out there that can help add luster to your color.. contact me for any help. Other names of PPD: p-Phenylenediamine or paraphenylenediamine, 4-phenylenediamine, phenylenediamine, p-diaminobenzene, 4-aminoaniline, 1,4-benzenediamine, 1,4-diaminobenzene

Your skin can absorb up to 100% of what you put on it, so please stop using harmful, over priced products known to cause skin allergies, irritation, disrupt hormones, cause reproductive issues, birth defects and even cancer!

Here are My Top 12 Toxins to Stay Clear Of:

1. Parabens

A highly toxic chemical still used redly in the cosmetic industry as a preservative in skin care.  There are many controversial opinions that the molecular structure is too large to pass through the skin barrier, therefore cannot travel through to the bloodstream.  However, research proves that they indeed find trace amounts of this chemical in breast cancer tumors, therefore blowing the theory of not absorbing through the skin.  Any ingredient ending in paraben, is a Paraben; ethyl, methyl, etc   Butylene, Propylene Glycol is anti-freeze (yes you heard it correct!) used as a surfactant and wetting agent and also a derivative.

2. Phthalates (DBP,DMP,DEP)

Found as a hormone disruptor linked to reproductive defects, insulin resistance and developmental problems in children.  Used to make plastic and vinyl material, soft and more flexible.                                                    Not always detectible, but most companies disguise this chemical as “fragrance, parfum” in their ingredient list.  It is best to stay away from any label that only states the word “fragrance” as it brings a potential of 100’s of unknown ingredients that are not derived from nature.

3. Petroleum

Found in a multitude of products mostly as an anti foaming agent.         Found as a contaminant, toxic to organs, cancer causing and toxic to our environment and yes it is derived from the stuff we fill our cars with.                It hides behind many names, such as Petrolatum, Xylene, Toluene, Mineral oil, Liquid paraffin    PEG (polyethylene glycols) are other derivatives. 

4. Silicones (siloxane, methicone)

Used to make a product smooth and silky.  Used a lot in eye creams, to give it that silky feel.   Another endocrine disrupter and reproductive toxin.  It is also the leading cause of milia under the eyes- as it causes clogging of pores.

5.DEA (Diethanolamine), TEA (triethanolamine) and MEA (monoethanolamine)

“ames” ammonia compounds used to adjust PH.  Scored a whopping 10 on the EWG toxic report!  Can cause allergic reactions, irritant to eyes, skin and lungs.  Known to severely dry hair and skin

6. Benzoyl Peroxide

Found in almost every acne product on the market today because of its “pimple” drying factor.  It is also linked to cause skin bleaching, inflammation and rosacea with prolonged use.   It produces toxic effects through inhalation and is well known as a skin, eye and respiratory irritant, let alone known and proven ingredient linking to tumor growth. - I HATE this stuff!

Melaleuca is just as antibacterial and effective in drying pimples, without the toxic effects.

7. Sodium Laurl Sulfate (SLS) and Sodium Laureth Sulfate (SLES)

Harsh cleansing agent and found in over 90% of personal care products that foam.  Another ingredient that when being handled, protective gloves, eyewear and face masks are worn.. hello!   Disrupts skins natural acid mantle causing excessive dryness.  In oily skin this is counter productive, as it sends a message to the brain to make more oil.

8. Aluminum

Toxic metal that mimics estrogen in our body and disrupting to our endocrine system.   Meaning, our body thinks this is estrogen and sends a message to our brain that it has enough and not to make anymore, causing all kinds of hormone related concerns,  Aluminum is found in most deodorants and please consider how close it is to your lymph nodes.

9. Hydroquinone

Melanin disruptor, often used to treat hyperpigmentation and know to cause a skin condition called Ochronosis, which causes the skin to harden and get dark.  It has also been said to cause cancer and is banned in Europe, even in low doses.

10. Sunscreen chemicals

These chemicals function as a sunscreen agent, to absorb ultraviolet light. These chemicals are endocrine disruptors and are believed to be easily absorbed into the body. They may also cause cellular damage and cancer in the body

Common names are benzophenone, PABA, avobenzone, homosalate and ethoxycinnmate.

11. Bismuth oxychloride

Found in some Mineral Make-up.  Gives that candle light glow to the skin.  It may be a mineral, but not one found in the earth, as it is a byproduct of lead and copper processing used as a binding and bulking agent.  Clogs the heck out of your pores.

12. Phenylenediamine (PPD) and friends

Not related to face and body products, but since I was a hairdresser (way back when) I feel the need to tell you-Every permanent hair color out there (unless it is Henna) is derived from Coal Tar.. there is no going around it!  Even if it is ammonia free and PPD free, it still contains similar synthetics and/or another derivative- with a different name.  In order to alter the pigment in your hair, a chemical change has to happen and so far there really is not a natural alternative.  Sorry, I keep looking!     There are Teas and Herbs out there that can help add luster to your color.. contact me for any help.

Other names of PPD: p-Phenylenediamine or paraphenylenediamine, 4-phenylenediamine, phenylenediamine, p-diaminobenzene, 4-aminoaniline, 1,4-benzenediamine, 1,4-diaminobenzene

Monica Peters
Your MALA Morning Ritual
rit·u·al         ˈriCH(o͞o)əl/ a religious or solemn ceremony consisting of a series of actions performed        according to a prescribed order. I take much pride in formulating perfect blends to fit each and every lifestyle and skins needs, being mindful of every ingredient that will be helpful to YOU! It is with this care that I hope you take the time for yourself to not only reap the benefits of all the fresh ingredients, but also creating a ritual that will deepen your connection with each floral scent and take you on a mini mediation of self care and love. Below is a morning Cleanse Ritual that I hope will find you well and at peace to start your day with good intentions! Before you get started: * Take the Time to Breathe deeply with every step, allowing yourself to be                 present and awake. * Each Personalized MALA formulation is mindfully hand crafted with your desired scent profile to give you an extra aromatherapeutic experience. * Use warm comfortable water and/or a soft washcloth for rinsing ritual  * To give you an added home-facial experience, fill your basin or a bowl with warm water and add 4-5 sprays of your Hydrosol Mist or 1-2 drops of (organic) essential oil- use this water for your rinsing. * It is also very important while you are reflecting in the mirror, you are affirming good thoughts and lots of self love  Step One: Cleansing- Add a dime size of Facial Cleanse into palm with a bit of warm water or Hydrosol and rub your hands together to mix, cup hands over nose, Breathe in 3 deep breaths, massage products into face, neck and décolletage, using upward circular motions for one minute. Step Two: Rinsing- If you have filled your basin or a bowl with warm water, use washcloth or hands to wash off Facial Cleanse.  Step Three: (De) Compress- using your washcloth, rinse off excess cleanser and ring out water.  Place warm washcloth over your face and breathe in 2-3 deep breaths. The warm water helps with opening pores and assists with deeper cleansing.  Dip washcloth into water, ring and repeat breathing steps 2 more times. Exfoliation- (1-2 times a week) Sloughing off dead skin, deep dirt and oil can only be done through exfoliation.  But that doesn’t mean with harsh scrubs, chemicals and brushes that can scratch delicate skin and harm skins natural protective acid mantle.  Abrasive techniques over time cause skin irritation, sensitivity, inflammation, and even rosacea.   Our Gentle jojoba beads Exfoliating Scrub is gentle enough to keep everything intact while being a very effective, which also encourages cell regeneration- an anti-aging must! Step Four: Apply a dime size of exfoliant to palm and massage into face and neck, using gentle, circular motions, keeping away from the eye area.  1 minute. Repeat Step Two, rinsing well to make sure all product is removed, making your final rinse with fresh warm water. Moisturize! Now that your skin is well exfoliated, it is more receptive to absorb all beneficial and active ingredients from your serums plus added hydration from your moisture cream. If you have an array of my Treatment Serums, you can customize what your skin is in need of for that day.   For specific areas to be treated, it is best to apply serums to those areas first. i.e. hyper pigmentation, spot acne treatment, then moisturize on top. Step Five: Apply a pea size of Moisture Boost Créme to palm and add 1-3 drops of Treatment Serum.  Mix well with finger and rub hands together for another inhalation, slowly massage into face, neck and décolletage, using upward gentle strokes. Final Step: Mist face with your favorite Hydrosol Mist while getting in one last positive affirming breath. Now your skin is fresh and awake as well as your brain receptors and calmed nervous system.  You are ready to start your fabulous day with good intentions, bliss and beauty!  

rit·u·al

        ˈriCH(o͞o)əl/

a religious or solemn ceremony consisting of a series of actions performed        according to a prescribed order.

I take much pride in formulating perfect blends to fit each and every lifestyle and skins needs, being mindful of every ingredient that will be helpful to YOU!

It is with this care that I hope you take the time for yourself to not only reap the benefits of all the fresh ingredients, but also creating a ritual that will deepen your connection with each floral scent and take you on a mini mediation of self care and love.

Below is a morning Cleanse Ritual that I hope will find you well and at peace to start your day with good intentions!

Before you get started:

* Take the Time to Breathe deeply with every step, allowing yourself to be                 present and awake.

* Each Personalized MALA formulation is mindfully hand crafted with your desired scent profile to give you an extra aromatherapeutic experience.

* Use warm comfortable water and/or a soft washcloth for rinsing ritual 

* To give you an added home-facial experience, fill your basin or a bowl with warm water and add 4-5 sprays of your Hydrosol Mist or 1-2 drops of (organic) essential oil- use this water for your rinsing.

* It is also very important while you are reflecting in the mirror, you are affirming good thoughts and lots of self love 

Step One: Cleansing- Add a dime size of Facial Cleanse into palm with a bit of warm water or Hydrosol and rub your hands together to mix, cup hands over nose,

Breathe in 3 deep breaths, massage products into face, neck and décolletage, using upward circular motions for one minute.

Step Two: Rinsing- If you have filled your basin or a bowl with warm water, use washcloth or hands to wash off Facial Cleanse. 

Step Three: (De) Compress- using your washcloth, rinse off excess cleanser and ring out water.  Place warm washcloth over your face and breathe in 2-3 deep breaths.

The warm water helps with opening pores and assists with deeper cleansing.  Dip washcloth into water, ring and repeat breathing steps 2 more times.

Exfoliation- (1-2 times a week) Sloughing off dead skin, deep dirt and oil can only be done through exfoliation.  But that doesn’t mean with harsh scrubs, chemicals and brushes that can scratch delicate skin and harm skins natural protective acid mantle.  Abrasive techniques over time cause skin irritation, sensitivity, inflammation, and even rosacea.  

Our Gentle jojoba beads Exfoliating Scrub is gentle enough to keep everything intact while being a very effective, which also encourages cell regeneration- an anti-aging must!

Step Four: Apply a dime size of exfoliant to palm and massage into face and neck, using gentle, circular motions, keeping away from the eye area.  1 minute.

Repeat Step Two, rinsing well to make sure all product is removed, making your final rinse with fresh warm water.

Moisturize! Now that your skin is well exfoliated, it is more receptive to absorb all beneficial and active ingredients from your serums plus added hydration from your moisture cream. If you have an array of my Treatment Serums, you can customize what your skin is in need of for that day.   For specific areas to be treated, it is best to apply serums to those areas first. i.e. hyper pigmentation, spot acne treatment, then moisturize on top.

Step Five: Apply a pea size of Moisture Boost Créme to palm and add 1-3 drops of Treatment Serum.  Mix well with finger and rub hands together for another inhalation, slowly massage into face, neck and décolletage, using upward gentle strokes.

Final Step: Mist face with your favorite Hydrosol Mist while getting in one last positive affirming breath.

Now your skin is fresh and awake as well as your brain receptors and calmed nervous system. 

You are ready to start your fabulous day with good intentions, bliss and beauty!

 

Healing InfoMonica Peters
How to Detox Your Skin and Get Off Your Prescriptions Safely and Effectively
There are a lot of you out there that have been using Retinols in one form or another and are concerned about toxicity out-weighing the results you are achieving.  Well, for someone who has seen first hand what the damage has done over the years, I 100% agree with your concerns.  Not only are certain Vitamin A creams and oral prescriptions toxic to the liver, they also disrupt and harm your natural production of melanin.   Vitamin A creams also causes constant sloughing of surface skin, which ends up stressing the top layers, resulting in irritated, inflamed skin.  Rosacea is at an all time high these days and yes a lot has to do with diet, but a good percentage is caused by stressed out skin tissue that goes beyond the stratum corneum, our outermost skin layer. The skin is the largest organ and a reflection of what is going on internally.  Every skin condition is a symptom of something going on inside the body.   Prescription drugs and chemicals only put a band-aid on what your skin is trying to tell you.  Whether it being as simple as cleaning up your skin care products to all natural, diet or emotional stresses, these are all potential culprits to why you have a reoccurring skin issue in the first place. Your body works in conjunction with your eliminating organs, constantly cleansing and purging out metabolic toxins from within the skin layers and the body via, liver and kidneys.  So keep in mind that you may experience some skin “detoxing” while switching over, but it will be well worth it in the long run-          I promise! I have had many clients successfully get off their retinols and I hope these tips will be helpful!  Whether you want to ween yourself off of your creams and/or orals slowly or just go cold turkey- I think I will leave that decision up to you, you know your body best!  Weening may take a bit longer, as your body and skin will still need to work out the toxins before completely regenerating.  Keep products to a bare minimum and find a healthy alternative to replace your retinol cream.  If you were using Vitamin A for acne and oily skin, find a spot treatment like a melaleuca serum or grapeseed, jojoba and lavender oil are very light weight and close to your own natural oils, therefore tricking your skin not produce more. Never ever use harsh cleansers that make your skin feel dry.  These types send a message to your brain to produce more oil and the end result being an oil slick within an hour or two. Use gentle cleansing products!  If you can tolerate and like oils, I would stick with Jojoba or Grapeseed.  Organic and cold pressed to remove make-up.  I also have a wonderful Gel or Lotion Cleanse, for those who prefer a lighter feel. Use an alcohol free toner, hydrosol, aloe or witch hazel mid day as a blotter to help keep oil at bay. Eat clean whole organic foods.  No, you really don’t need to go on some radical cleanse and starve for a week- unless that is your thing!  As long as you are eating mindfully and eating 95% of the time whole organic foods and mostly veggies, your body and skin will love you for it.   JUICING, JUICING, and more JUICING!  This is my secret clear skin potion.  I can clear any breakout patch and see a big difference within 2-3 days when I juice.  1-2 juices a day with healthy meals.   You can find healthy veggie juices in most health food stores and thankfully juice bars are popping up everywhere too.  I am a bit addicted :) Vita Mix is the greatest blender for juicing your own, with a plethora of wonderful, drinkable recipes online.  But any blender or juicer will do. Juicing and drinking lots of water are essential to the detox process and help the body get rid of toxins much faster. Good Fats = Glowing skin Get enough good fats in your daily diet.   Fat does not make you fat, really!  Healthy oils like coconut, olive and avocado, nuts, seeds, avocados are all essential to build healthy cells and brains and regulate hormones. Vitamin B’s (B complex) A deficiency in vitamin B1-12 can exacerbate acne and I believe a very important vitamin to take on a daily bases.  It is also known to help calm the nervous system when taken every day. Vitamin D 3 is vital for cell growth, skin repair and free radical fighter Zinc for those with acute acne and good to use while detoxing, as it is a powerful anti-oxidant.   Magnesium Antioxidant and essential amino acid helps calm stressed skin and nerves, promoting restful sleep when taken at night.  Natural Vitality makes a CALM powder (drink) that contains your daily dose.  It is also great to take Magnesium (I take M. orotate) one week before my period to help with cramps and PMT.  Make sure to stay away from excess sugar at that time too! Probiotics, cultured, fermented foods are the key to gut health, clear beautiful skin and overall wellness.   Make sure to get these in your diet every single day. Gluten, sugar, processed dairy, and everything processed are all culprits to digestion (gut) issues- so steering clear of these while detoxing will also do the body good. Your skin regenerates itself every 28 days or so, so be a bit patient, clear glowing skin will happen! Stick with a simple skin regime until your skin is clear. Cleanse, moisturize and a good spot treatment should do the trick. If you have inflamed skin, you may need a healing slave or only use one oil product, it depends on the severity of your condition.. I can certainly help with that too! Be good to yourself and be happy!  Your emotions and how you feel about yourself is another vital key to a healthy skin body and spirit.  Read soul lifting books, meditate, exercise, do what you love to do <3 Feel free to emil me with any questions or concerns: malaapothecary@gmail.com Here are Some of My Favorite Resources: Mala for safe, organic and custom blended skincare.. of course :) https://avivaromm.com has a great newsletter with loads of health tips and recipes https://www.cleanprogram.com/cleanse  Health tips, recipes on Clean eating and I love their protein and green powders. https://www.floliving.com  Great tips on how to get your hormones back in check http://www.foodmatters.com  More health and wellness information  http://www.ewg.org/skindeep/ Check your current cosmetic products for toxicity 

There are a lot of you out there that have been using Retinols in one form or another and are concerned about toxicity out-weighing the results you are achieving.  Well, for someone who has seen first hand what the damage has done over the years, I 100% agree with your concerns.  Not only are certain Vitamin A creams and oral prescriptions toxic to the liver, they also disrupt and harm your natural production of melanin.   Vitamin A creams also causes constant sloughing of surface skin, which ends up stressing the top layers, resulting in irritated, inflamed skin.  Rosacea is at an all time high these days and yes a lot has to do with diet, but a good percentage is caused by stressed out skin tissue that goes beyond the stratum corneum, our outermost skin layer.

The skin is the largest organ and a reflection of what is going on internally.  Every skin condition is a symptom of something going on inside the body.   Prescription drugs and chemicals only put a band-aid on what your skin is trying to tell you.  Whether it being as simple as cleaning up your skin care products to all natural, diet or emotional stresses, these are all potential culprits to why you have a reoccurring skin issue in the first place.

Your body works in conjunction with your eliminating organs, constantly cleansing and purging out metabolic toxins from within the skin layers and the body via, liver and kidneys.  So keep in mind that you may experience some skin “detoxing” while switching over, but it will be well worth it in the long run-          I promise!

I have had many clients successfully get off their retinols and I hope these tips will be helpful!  Whether you want to ween yourself off of your creams and/or orals slowly or just go cold turkey- I think I will leave that decision up to you, you know your body best!  Weening may take a bit longer, as your body and skin will still need to work out the toxins before completely regenerating. 

Keep products to a bare minimum and find a healthy alternative to replace your retinol cream.  If you were using Vitamin A for acne and oily skin, find a spot treatment like a melaleuca serum or grapeseed, jojoba and lavender oil are very light weight and close to your own natural oils, therefore tricking your skin not produce more.

Never ever use harsh cleansers that make your skin feel dry.  These types send a message to your brain to produce more oil and the end result being an oil slick within an hour or two.

Use gentle cleansing products!  If you can tolerate and like oils, I would stick with Jojoba or Grapeseed.  Organic and cold pressed to remove make-up.  I also have a wonderful Gel or Lotion Cleanse, for those who prefer a lighter feel.

Use an alcohol free toner, hydrosol, aloe or witch hazel mid day as a blotter to help keep oil at bay.

Eat clean whole organic foods.  No, you really don’t need to go on some radical cleanse and starve for a week- unless that is your thing!  As long as you are eating mindfully and eating 95% of the time whole organic foods and mostly veggies, your body and skin will love you for it.  

JUICING, JUICING, and more JUICING!  This is my secret clear skin potion.  I can clear any breakout patch and see a big difference within 2-3 days when I juice.  1-2 juices a day with healthy meals.  

You can find healthy veggie juices in most health food stores and thankfully juice bars are popping up everywhere too.  I am a bit addicted :)

Vita Mix is the greatest blender for juicing your own, with a plethora of wonderful, drinkable recipes online.  But any blender or juicer will do.

Juicing and drinking lots of water are essential to the detox process and help the body get rid of toxins much faster.

Good Fats = Glowing skin Get enough good fats in your daily diet.  

Fat does not make you fat, really!  Healthy oils like coconut, olive and avocado, nuts, seeds, avocados are all essential to build healthy cells and brains and regulate hormones.

Vitamin B’s (B complex) A deficiency in vitamin B1-12 can exacerbate acne and I believe a very important vitamin to take on a daily bases.  It is also known to help calm the nervous system when taken every day.

Vitamin D 3 is vital for cell growth, skin repair and free radical fighter

Zinc for those with acute acne and good to use while detoxing, as it is a powerful anti-oxidant.  

Magnesium Antioxidant and essential amino acid helps calm stressed skin and nerves, promoting restful sleep when taken at night.  Natural Vitality makes a CALM powder (drink) that contains your daily dose.  It is also great to take Magnesium (I take M. orotate) one week before my period to help with cramps and PMT.  Make sure to stay away from excess sugar at that time too!

Probiotics, cultured, fermented foods are the key to gut health, clear beautiful skin and overall wellness.   Make sure to get these in your diet every single day.

Gluten, sugar, processed dairy, and everything processed are all culprits to digestion (gut) issues- so steering clear of these while detoxing will also do the body good.

Your skin regenerates itself every 28 days or so, so be a bit patient, clear glowing skin will happen!

Stick with a simple skin regime until your skin is clear.

Cleanse, moisturize and a good spot treatment should do the trick.

If you have inflamed skin, you may need a healing slave or only use one oil product, it depends on the severity of your condition.. I can certainly help with that too!

Be good to yourself and be happy!  Your emotions and how you feel about yourself is another vital key to a healthy skin body and spirit.  Read soul lifting books, meditate, exercise, do what you love to do <3

Feel free to emil me with any questions or concerns: malaapothecary@gmail.com

Here are Some of My Favorite Resources:

Mala for safe, organic and custom blended skincare.. of course :)

https://avivaromm.com has a great newsletter with loads of health tips and recipes

https://www.cleanprogram.com/cleanse  Health tips, recipes on Clean eating and I love their protein and green powders.

https://www.floliving.com  Great tips on how to get your hormones back in check

http://www.foodmatters.com  More health and wellness information 

http://www.ewg.org/skindeep/ Check your current cosmetic products for toxicity 

Healing InfoMonica Peters