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Video Series: Why Do I Still Have Acne? Cause #3

In our video series “Why do I still have acne when I follow an awesome skin care routine?“, you’ll find out the 7 factors that might be causing acne even though you’ve got your skin care routine under control. We’ll go over quick tips for healing the most common root causes of acne! In this video we cover internal cause #3: allergies & sensitivities.

Don’t have an awesome skin care routine? Or you’re not sure? No problem! We’ve got a work sheet to help you out! You’ll find it here.

Want even more info on internal causes of acne? Right this way…

Stay tuned to the blogfan page, or youtube for the next video in the series! :)

 

P.s. the jingling in the background is my rescue dogs ;) They always get excited when they hear me talking because they think I’m talking to them haha.

Q&A: Combining Detox and Acne Prone Kits

question for battyHi Batty,

I’ve just recently received my Acne Prone Kit along with some of your other great products! I’ve been doing the Detox for 4 weeks now and I must say, although my face has some hyper-pigmentation going on, I definitely feel like the Detox did what it was supposed to.
So now that I’ve finished with the Detox I wanted to know how I would incorporate the following items that I bought below into my daily routine:
  • Acne Prone Kit which includes:
    • Dry Clay Mask
    • Patchouli & Grapefruit Facial soap
    • Tea Tree Facial Nut Scrub
    • Patchouli Facial Moisturizer
  • Hydra Healing Skin Rescue Gel
  • Hydration Mist

* I also still have the items that came with the Detox Kit. This includes the Primer Facial Moisturizer.

 What I’ve been doing for the past week is the following: 
  • Patchouli & Grapefruit Facial soap,  Hydration Mist, & Patchouli Facial Moisturizer in the AM
  • Tea Tree Facial Nut Scrub, Hydra Healing Skin Rescue Gel, & Patchouli Facial Moisturizer in the PM
  • Dry Clay Mask at least once a week.
So far the results I’ve seen have been amazing!
The two issues that I’ve dealt with for awhile now are Hyper-pigmentation marks and  cystic acne (not too frequently, but at least 1 or 2 new pimples show up every week to 2 weeks – so my face is never completely clear). The reason why I’m inquiring on how I should set up my daily/weekly routine is because I read the chart on your “Customize Your Skincare” page and it seems as though I would fall under the “Acne Prone and Currently Experiencing Breakouts” and “Acne Prone: Post Acne Repair” section of your chart. Therefore, I’d like to get the appropriate products for my skin (although the products and the routine I’m using now are working very well for me!). I also wanted to know if the Skin Support serum would be right for me? And would I need it if I already have the Hydra Healing Skin Rescue Gel?

batty's answer

Hi There!

Thanks for your email.
 
First, I’ll address combining two skin care kits…..
 
I’ve received this question before from another customer (about switching and/or combining kits) and I do have an in depth answer to share. But first, I’ll tell you the quick answer which is to follow the kit cards .. so basically, stop using the Detox Kit and switch to using the Acne Prone Kit. You’ll want to do this when you’ve run out of one of the Detox Kit products (otherwise just continue to use the Detox Kit until that happens). For the more in depth answer (including how to incorporate add-ons into the kit routines), head over to this blog post.
 
I should note that after using the Acne Prone Kit for 3 weeks, you can start combining products from both kits into your routine. For example if you find your skin responded better to the charcoal soap than the P&G soap, feel free to start using the charcoal soap again as your AM cleanser. Same goes for any of the other products in the kits.
 
Secondly, the hydra products plus the routine you mentioned…
 
You’re using the hyda products perfectly – after washing your face and before your moisturizer! 
 
I would suggest however, perhaps switching things up just slightly with your cleansers (because you mentioned hyper-pigmentation & cystic acne). Using both the PG and the tea tree scrub in the same day is what should be switched up. If you use the PG in the AM, use something super mild in the PM (the Pineapple Facial Scrub would be best for hyper-pigmentation + cystic acne. In fact, some customers have had better results with the pineapple facial scrub than the tea tree facial scrub. The charcoal soap would be another option). And the reverse as well – if you plan to use the tea tree scrub in the PM, use something milder in the AM. You see, there’s anti-bacterial properties in both the PG and the tea tree scrub, and while that’s a super important part of keeping acne at bay, you only need one anti-bacterial product in your routine per day. Other examples would be the Skin Support Serum and the Cystic Acne Mask. 
 
I should also note that the tea tree facial scrub can be a bit too abrasive for super inflamed cystic acne, or sore irritated breakouts. If you feel that your skin is sore, inflamed, or you experience an episode where a lot of cystic blemishes are present, use one of the milder scrubs (the mild jojoba facial scrub or the pineapple facial scrub), or the charcoal soap, or rub the PG soap bar on to a face cloth, until your skin calms down. 
 
THIRDLY…. Re: “I also wanted to know if the Skin Support serum would be right for me? And would I need it if I already have the Hydra Healing Skin Rescue Gel?” 
 
The Skin Support Serum and the Hydra Healing Gel are two very different products – one is anti-bacterial (the serum), the other is not. One is hydrating, calming, reduces hyper-pigmentation, the other (the serum) does not. One helps to support your body’s ability to balance hormones (the serum), the other does not. It’s really like comparing apples and oranges – one doesn’t negate the other – however the Hydra Gel is a great product to have in your routine due to your current concerns (so definitely continue to use it!). I would suggest holding off on the Skin Support Serum since your routine is working so well, and perhaps working in the Skin Support Tea into your routine plus doing what you can to address internal causes/triggers of acne. For help with that, check out this post (re: scroll to the answer section and check out the internal aspects), this post, and this post (for dosages of zinc plus extra info, check out the tips/suggestions section of the letter to acne sufferers). 
Fourthly, just a couple of notes….
 
1) The Acne Repair Kit sounds like it would be perfect for you (especially if you use the Hydra Gel and/or Hydra Mist with it, as well as working an anti-bacterial product into the routine a couple times a week). Just something to think about when you start to run low on your current products. You can check out the routine for it here to see what you think. 
2) I’m not sure if you’ve seen this video or not. In it I talk about acne scars, but it’s highly relevant to hyper-pigmentation (as that’s how a lot of us experience post acne damage). If you haven’t seen it before, it might be worth checking out.
I hope that helps!

lovebatty purple

Weekly Recap: March 16th to 23rd

Here are just some of this weeks photos from my Instagram feed – that’s where I post these pictures during the week.

To see previous photo recaps, check out the “My Week So Far” tag.

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Customer Review: ‘Clean Slate’ Natural Black Mascara

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WHAT MAKES BATTY’S BATH MASCARA SO AWESOME?

Batting an eye has never felt so natural (literally) until now! No more racoon eyes. No more droopy lashes. No more clumpy messes. Even though our eyes are one of the most sensitive areas on our body, drug store mascaras traditionally are some of the most heavily chemically contaminated products available on the beauty market. Finding a natural mascara can be tough, especially one that does everything you expect in a mascara.

Batty’s Bath ‘Clean Slate’ Mascara doesn’t just give you volume and length; it restores and conditions your lashes to a healthy state with Vitamin E. Consider it a fresh start! It won’t smudge or budge, crease or weigh down your lashes. It stays put and will do so until you’re ready to wash it off (which of course it does without having to use harsh makeup removers). Sensitive skin and eyes? No worries, we’ve formulated it with extra care to make sure that even contact wearer can use it!

What’s the secret? It’s not really a secret at all! We formulate using rice powder, a well-kept, ancient beauty trick. Not only is rice powder an all-natural alternative to Talc (most commonly used in drug store brands), it provides a buildable thickening agent for longer, fuller lashes. Rice Powder also give our Clean Slate Mascara its smooth application, helping you avoid those nasty clumps.

Cherie sent us this wonderful review of the ‘Clean Slate’ Natural Black Mascara

Thank you for the speedy delivery!!! OMG – the mascara is amazing!! I thought I had found a good all natural one, but yours takes the cake!! Love the packaging the wand and the mascara itself made my lashes look wonderful!! full!!! & great coverage!! :) I should have ordered a few more.

Thanks for the great review Cherie!

If you’d like to know more about many benefits of using Batty’s Bath ‘Clean Slate’ Mascara click Here.

Want to read other reviews or write your own review on this product? Click Here.

lovebatty purple

 

1st Free Shipping Day Aftermath & Thank You!

Spring Free Shipping Day Parcels

Hey Radiant Rebels!

I just wanted to take a quick break from packing orders to say a super big THANK YOU to everyone who placed an order during our 1st free shipping day of the year! There’s no doubt that lots of you stocked up lol. (pst.. if you missed the free shipping day, check the shipping info page at ShopBattysBath.com for the next one!)

Thanks to LOTS of help from Momma Batty and Boyfriend Batty, I’ve only got about 30 more orders left to pack tonight (that aren’t shown in the picture). The great news? ALL orders that were placed last week – including all the ones that came in on Friday and Saturday will be shipped out tomorrow! Canada Post is in for a surprise ;) hehe. Oh, and just a little note: I manually update order statuses so don’t worry if you don’t get a shipping notice tomorrow – if you ordered before the end of the day on Saturday, your order is going out the door tomorrow (and you’ll get your shipping notification as soon as I can get it updated) :D

If you’ve been checking out the online shop over the past two days, you will have noticed that several of our best sellers are sold out. Ya’ll took me by surprise with the number of orders that came in on Friday lol! Not to worry though! I’ve already ordered the ingredients to restock and will whip up batches of your favs as soon as the ingredients arrive!

Now back to the shipping room!
Have a great night everyone and thanks again :)

lovebatty purple

P.s. Lucy has inspected the parcel and has given her paw of approval! The only thing she’s not sure about is the sound of the camera lens lol.

Video Series: Why do I still have acne? Cause #2

In our video series “Why do I still have acne when I follow an awesome skin care routine?“, you’ll find out the 7 factors that might be causing acne even though you’ve got your skin care routine under control. We’ll go over quick tips for healing the most common root causes of acne! In this video we cover internal cause #2: digestive & gut issues.

Don’t have an awesome skin care routine? Or you’re not sure? No problem! We’ve got a work sheet to help you out! You’ll find it here.

Want even more info on internal causes of acne? Right this way…

Stay tuned to the blogfan page, or youtube for the next video in the series! :)

 

P.s. the jingling in the background is my rescue dogs ;) They always get excited when they hear me talking because they think I’m talking to them haha.




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