Will a skin detox help me with my problem skin?

When it comes to skin care, we tend to skim through information until we see a keyword, or two, that hits close to home. For me, it was the words “oily” and “blackheads” that always caught my eye. No matter where I was, or what I was reading, those lit up like Vegas neon signs, and the blinders immediately came on to anything else in my near presence.

One of the biggest learning curves for me when it came to natural skin care is that knowledge is power. The more I learned, the better I understood how skin operates in general, including my own. I was able to connect dots that previously weren’t even there to begin in my mind and appreciate what my skin was trying to communicate with me.

Why do I bring this up?

Just like at the start of my journey, we see newcomers jump to targeted routines all the time without doing the detox. They see those terms like “acne” and immediately assume that’s their starting line. While all of our skin care products will naturally detox your skin over time, it can take MUCH longer when you’re not using products that contain detoxifying ingredients. This also leads to seeing results at a much slower pace, because those targeted ingredients have to fight their way through the chemical build-up and congestion that hasn’t been taken care of from the start.

Now with that being said, Your journey is YOURS and YOU control it!

The reason for this blog is really two-fold.

  1. We want you to succeed, and the sooner we can help you get there, the more joy it brings to your life and ours. As discussed in previous blogs, a skin detox is like hitting the reset button on your skin when it’s in a confused state (most often caused by using chemical based products, flip-flopping your routine and internal factors). When our skin is in a chaotic state, it reacts in ways we don’t appreciate. BUT, when we take the time to calm down our skin and allow it to breathe, it reacts much more pleasantly to targeted ingredients and our desire to help it.
  2. This is the kicker! Time and time again, we’ve heard from Radiant Rebels, with reactive skin, who NEVER leave the Detox Kit. Why? It’s because the trigger for their breakouts was in (major) part due to the past products that had previously been built-up in their pores. Whether it’s acne, rosacea, congestion, oily skin (you name it), the chance for the skin to relax and stop fighting the chemicals it was being forced to put up with, was enough for it to start behaving.While we’ve seen some amazing stories come out of the Detox Kit, not everyone can expect this type of result. Acne and other skin conditions also come with an assortment of using the right products and root causes that need internal attention too, but what you can expect is to see your skin jump start into a healing state.

Think of it as a mood change for your skin. It’s suddenly found the drive to start bettering itself, kind of like discovering the willpower to hit the gym; the big results happen when we start doing physical activity (consider this your targeted routine). Although you’re taking action by performing the detox, this is really what we like to think of as the “motivational period” for your skin. It needs to rebuild trust in your choices and accept your help. At the same time, when we start working out, we notice some immediate results; Our energy levels start increasing, clothes start to loosen, and we simply feel happier. The same goes for our skin. It will be calmer, happier and more readily willing to accept targeted, natural products in the future. So while you may not see your blackheads or acne completely vanish during the detox, what you will notice is a “bully-free” zone, in which everyone is willing to work together and where petrochemicals and debris aren’t kings (and queens of course) of the castle anymore.

Don’t believe us? Here’s what a few Radiant Rebels had to say about their experiences with the Detox Kit!

“As a 25-year-old, I had very dry, tight, red, somewhat wrinkly skin. I had regular acne on my forehead, as well as regular and cystic acne covering every inch of my chin and jaw. Anyone with dry skin AND acne knows this struggle, with no solutions. When the description says to hit pause, not look at one more product, it is true. TRY THIS. Give THIS system a shot. It is more expensive than I would normally spend, but I tell people now that it is the best self-care decision I have ever made. I stopped wearing any makeup on my skin as recommended and already ate veggies and grains, etc., so I think that definitely helped. I am at 3 weeks with the Detox Kit and although I am experiencing a tiny breakout from a messed up routine last weekend, my skin has become so clear, and dare I say almost pretty. It is hardly red; all my red scars are fading. I am not one to exaggerate, but my skin is SO soft and feels a bit firmer too. I am so happy and grateful to Batty for making and sharing such wonderful products that back up all of her knowledge!! I am no longer ashamed of showing my face, it has truly given me so much happiness. If you want a change and have only been met with disappointment, seriously try this!!” – Morgan

“I received the full-size Primer Facial Moisturizer (now referred to as Daily Detox Moisturizer) and Charcoal Soap from my sister-in-law about a month ago. They are by far the most awesome products I have ever used. With that idea in mind, I decided to order the Detox Skin Care Kit. The products did wonders to my skin. Within the first few days, I noticed that my cystic acne healed up nicely and my skin texture got smoother. I have been using the kit for almost three weeks now. To be honest, I have seen major improvement with my problematic skin and am very happy about it. I can’t wait to start using the Acne Prone Skin Care Kit. Thanks for making these awesome products.” – Podnicha

“I have never loved my face. I have always been self-conscious about its unpredictability, but this kit has certainly changed that!!! I am so in love with this kit, and I am so thankful I made the purchase. I noticed changes right away and I am noticing more and more as I continue! 5 stars!” – Candace

“Sorry for the lengthy review, but this Detox Kit has been life-changing for me. If you’re feeling skeptical about trying this kit out, take a little read. 

I have had acne since I was 12. I’m 28 now and have been using benzoyl peroxide for years. My skin tone has been a pasty pink color due to irritation and product, on top of my cystic acne, oily skin, and scars. This is the first time I have tried any natural products because I didn’t know natural product to treat acne existed. I figured all the dermatologists I have visited in the past were showing me the ONLY way to keep my acne under control. Which were harsh chemicals that gave me more problems.

I have just finished a one month routine with the Detox Kit and couldn’t be more pleased. Just a few days into the routine, I noticed my skin start to calm and heal. All the products in this kit are gentile, made my skin feel clean, balanced, and made my skin less oily. And most importantly, I had only a few mild pimples appear during the detox- nothing compared to what is typically normal for my skin. My skin has not been this clear and healthy since I was a kid. 

My only regret is that I didn’t try a natural approach to treating my skin earlier. I am so thankful I stumbled upon Batty’s products. I don’t think I could have found myself in better hands than hers. Truly. Thank you, Batty!” – Whitney

Want to read more? Click HERE!

In the simplest of terms, no matter your skin condition, we always recommend starting with a skin detox. At Batty’s Bath, we don’t believe in complicating skin care and would never include this in our line if there wasn’t a method to our “batty-ness”. If you’re ready to take on a skin detox of your own, we’d love to have you join us for our 30 day Community Detox Challenge. Sign up HERE!

With Love & Radiance,

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You’ve made the decision to switch things up. It’s been year’s in the making, but you’re finally ready to make the jump into using natural skin care products (and likely looking to naturalize other areas of your life too).

All we have to say is – YIPPIE- Welcome aboard… and breath!

We know how overwhelming it can be to create an upheaval in your cupboards, but we can also tell you that it doesn’t have to be an overnight process (unless that’s what you want of course), and you don’t have to do it alone. As seasoned vets at the natural game, the Batty’s Bath team is here to support you through the process.

Let’s start by chatting about what we mean when we’re referring to toxic products!

Essentially, do the products you’re currently using contain ingredients harmful to your body? Whether they cause hormonal imbalances, are carcinogenic (cancer-causing) or pore clogging, these kinds of ingredients do more harm than good. The longer they’re used the more damage they leave in their wake, but it’s never too late to make a change!

It will take time to get to know what each of those crazy names on a label mean, but you’ll be surprised how quickly you’ll learn your way around an ingredients list with a little know how.

Here are a few places to get you started:

  • The most commonly referred to list of ‘bad-for-you’ ingredients is called the Dirt Dozen. HERE is a great guide by the David Suzuki Foundation, to help you learn to identify these ingredients on labels
  • In addition to the dirty dozen you’ll want to avoid the following
    • Benzoyl Peroxide
    • Salicyclic Acid
    • Alcohols
    • Products containing plastic scrubby beads
  • Another great tool to use when out-and-about is the EWG Skin Deep Database. It makes searching products really simple and provides you with a safety rating that helps you feel confident in your decisions. You’ll want to aim for product with a rating of 1 – 3 (the lower the better)
  • If you regularly experience breakouts (or have started to experience them after trying a new product), take your product check-up one step further and use this handy flowchart to see if the product(s) you’re using may be the cause of your breakouts.

Now- the products you’ve got all seem to pass the test, but your next task is to determine if you’ve got a balanced routine that includes all four major steps: cleanse / exfoliate / hydrate / moisturize.

Each one of these steps in crucial to maintaining healthy and balanced skin. We also recommend a weekly booster or two to take your routine to the next level. These can be masks, serums, mists, etc.

If you’ve discovered that your routine is missing one or more of the above steps, you’re in luck. We have three very simple quizzes to help you determine which products are best suited for your skin’s needs

There’s also some handy tips for picking a booster on our Routine Builder Worksheet!

On the other hand, if you’ve now found your cupboards are completely void of any products or you’ve just simply decided to start with a clean slate, we’ve got an awesome solution for you.

Since we’re in a brand-new year, why not start with a brand new you by doing a skin detox? We make the process super simple with our Detox Kit and we even have a Community Detox Challenge on the horizon!

Sign up to join the challenge HERE!

Once subscribed, you’ll receive an email that directs you through your next steps. Be sure to join the Radiant Rebel Facebook Group too. You’ll be going through the actual detox process (step-by-step) with the entire Batty’s Bath team and other Radiant Rebels who are facing the same challenges as you! When we’re done, you’ll be left with a clean skin slate where real healing can begin, free of toxins, build-up, and congestion.

You’ve taken a huge step into setting your skin up for success. We’re so excited for you and this new journey you’re on. Just remember- you got this!

With Love & Radiance,

Signature VA Karla

 

 

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Charcoal CP Soap - handmade cruelty free natural soap by Batty

By now we’re sure you’ve likely heard about our upcoming Community Detox Challenge. We’re getting ants in our pants while we wait for our start date, but we suspect that a few of you are on the fence about participating, so we thought it may help to have a little chat and answer some questions that may help to get you pumped-up and ready to JOIN US!

If you’re not quite sure what a skin detox is, give ‘What is a skin reset & do I need one?’ a read.

Q: I’ve already set a bunch of goals for myself for 2017! Why should I do the Detox Challenge too?

A: First off- WAY TO GO! Having goals is one of the best ways to make sure you’re setting yourself up for success. This is also the EXACT reason we’re doing the Community Detox Challenge! We’ve even laid the groundwork for you and will be providing you with everything you need to make sure this goal is super achievable!

As for the reasons you should participate? It’s really based on your personal skin care goals. A little while back we did a blog called “Do You Need to Detox Your Skin?”. Give it a read to find out if any of the reasons align with what you’re hoping to achieve in 2017.

Q: I suck at sticking with goals / challenges! How can I stay motivated?

A: Let get real for a minute… how many of us truly suck at this? I know I try to set resolutions every year, and minus a couple key ones from over the years, they always fall through the cracks when life gets back to normal and chaos takes over my calendar.

We set-up this challenge in a way that even the least goal-oriented of us can achieve success. You’ll be supported all the way through. Even if you happen to fall off the wagon, we’ll be there to get you back on track- no judgment, just encouragement! You will be provided with easy-to-follow instructions that make the process crystal clear. We’ll also be live on Facebook 4 days a week on the Radiant Rebel Facebook Group to help you with any questions, challenges or things you’re curious about.

All you have to do is SIGN UP and order your Detox Kit.Detox Skin Care Kit

As a guideline: If you live in Canada (minus the Territories or extremely rural areas), we recommend ordering your kit one week in advance in time to start the Community Detox Challenge with us. If you live in the US or those remote areas of Canada, we recommend two weeks for shipping. If you don’t happen to order in time, don’t fret. You can join us whenever it arrives and adjust your dates accordingly.

Q: My schedule is nuts! Am I expected to report for duty every day?

A: Absolutely not! This challenge is designed to provide you with as little or as much support as you need! Make of it what you want- the ultimate goal is to give you a clean slate to work with in the next steps of your skin care journey. We all have busy schedules and won’t be taking attendance.

On the other hand, if you feel like you need the extra support, we’ll be here to work you through it. Best part is, you’ll be going through it with us! The whole Batty’s Bath team will be doing the challenge, as well as a loving bunch of Radiant Rebels. You’re bound to meet someone with similar skin concerns as you (someone you can bounce ideas, questions, and challenges off of).

The Radiant Rebel Facebook Group also helps provide some accountability for those of you who feel you need the push. We want to hear how you’re doing and will be checking in a few different ways to make sure you’re not feeling totally lost. If you have a friend who may be interested in taking the challenge, it’s always good to have a sidekick to conquer a goal with.

Q: Nothing else has worked for my skin. Why is this any different?

A: Great Question! This is one of the most common concerns we see from people who are new to Batty’s Bath. Our Detox Kit is quite unique to the industry, but we assure you there’s a purpose…

We continually switch up products to try and find some sort of magical skin potion, but ultimately, we end up confusing our skin causing complete chaos. This is especially important if those products you’ve been using contain chemicals and toxins that only add to the damage.

Remember- a skin detox is the starting point for your skin’s healing. It’s meant to clean up and calm down your skin in order to provide a fresh start. When our skin isn’t inundated by our routine, it stands a much higher chance of tackling those skin concerns … and doing so with success!

Our Detox Kit is designed specifically to do just that! No fillers, chemicals, unnecessary steps or harmful ingredients. It contains only the ingredients and products you need. It’s a balanced routine that tackles all four essential steps of any skin care routine (cleanse/exfoliate/moisturize/hydrate) without complicating things. When you’ve completed the challenge, you’ll be the proud owner of a new beginning and your skin will be ready to take a more targeted approach. Many Radiant Rebels never even move on from our Detox Kit because the results are that great and was exactly what their skin was asking for!

 

Now that we’ve got that out of the way, we can’t wait to see you on launch day (January 28th, 2017).

This is the first time we’ve offered a challenge like this and we’re super excited to be offering a new experience for all our Radiant Rebels. Here’s to a new year and a new you!

With Love & Radiance,

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how do I make sure my pores are clear?

Unless you happen to have microscopic vision, it can be tricky to know just how clean your pores actually are! What we see on the surface is only one part of the whole story. Breakouts are a good way to have some idea of the state of our pores, but what about when our skin is calm and not reactive? It’s not always the easiest to tell or know what’s going on below the surface, but here are a few tricks you can use to help ensure they’re fully functioning.

  1. Make it magnetic! Certain natural ingredients are known for their abilities to draw out impurities. They’re like magnets for dirt and debris inside of your pores. The two most common ingredients are active charcoal and green mineral clay. They can both be commonly found in facial masks and are good to use once a week for the ultimate purge of pore impurities.
    • Active charcoal: Think of active charcoal like a giant paper towel or microfiber cloth. Once activated, its strong absorption powers attract dirt and oil to the surface, making them easy to wash away. The abilities to draw out impurities deep in your pores is what makes this ingredient a popular choice for detoxing products like our Active Charcoal CP Soap and Charcoal Detox Facial Mask.
    • Green Mineral Clay: Similar to active charcoal, this rich mineral clay is known for having a natural negative charge that works to attract toxins and impurities from your skin. Thanks to its mineral composition it also helps to improve skin’s tone and texture, as well as reduce inflammation found in acne breakouts and other skin conditions. You can find clays like this in a number of our products, such as the Wet Clay Mask, Dry Clay Mask, Daily Detox Facial Moisturizer and more!
  2. Lubrication is key! It’s important to note that we don’t simply shed skin on the surface. Your pores will naturally shed dead skin cells inside as well, and they aren’t always the easiest for our pores to push out on their own. Making sure your skin is well hydrated is crucial; it helps to ease the process by providing a ‘slip’ for impurities as they’re being pushed out.Not sure what type of hydrator your skin is asking for? Take our Hydrator Quiz!
  3. Keep up the momentum. Masks are great, but once you’ve done a good cleaning of your pores, providing it with a low dosage of clay can help to maintain a balanced state. Using a product, like our Daily Detox Facial Moisturizer, will continue to draw out those deeply lodged impurities over the long term and prevent new ones from causing blockages and congestion.
  4. Sloughing off is a good thing! A commonly missed step following a facial mask is exfoliation. You’ve just spent some quality time drawing all of those dirty bits to the surface, and we’d hate to see them revert back into hiding. Often times, these impurities are mixed with sticky oils from our skin, and without a gentle exfoliation, they’ll cling on for dear life and wreak havoc. Regular exfoliation will also help to ensure that those dead cells on the surface are being removed before they block off the entry ways to our pores. Just remember that the key to exfoliation success is to focus on the application. Aim to exfoliate with a light touch over a longer period of time. This will help ensure you’re getting rid of the bad without causing harm to your delicate facial skin.
  5. Purge the Petro! Avoid products that contain petrochemicals like mineral oil and parabens. Not only are they hormonal disruptors and carcinogenic, but they also create a “plastic-wrap” like layer on our skin that’s hard to break through. In order to support our skin’s natural functions, we need to be able to get through this barrier and deliver important ingredients (not to mention allow the bad stuff out). CLICK HERE to learn more about petrochemicals and our skin.

Hopefully, you’re feeling a little more in the “know” about pore cleansing now, but if this still feels a little overwhelming, we’ve got a simplified solution for you too! Essentially, everything we talked about in the above steps can be achieved with our Detox Kit. It takes the thinking out of the process and provides you with an easy-to-follow routine that will have your pores in tip-top shape.

Best part is… we have our 1st ever Community Detox Challenge starting at the end of January! By signing up, you’ll receive support from other Radiant Rebels and the whole Batty’s Bath Team. We’ll all be here to help you navigate any challenges, provide some encouragement and share some tips and tricks along the way. We’ve even set up a special Facebook Group for those taking part, where we’ll be focused on all things detox related.

You can JOIN the Detox Challenge HERE.

We’re looking forward to starting 2017 off with a clean slate and hope you’ll join us for the fun!

With Love & Radiance,

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What

A skin “reset”… what does that mean? It’s not a simple as hitting the restart button on your computer, but it is super achievable!

More commonly known as a skin detox, this process refers to the removal of built up junk in our pores. Think of your pores as a system of sewer drains (not the prettiest image I know, but stay with me). They are one of the ways our body flushes toxins, hormones, and other secretions out of our systems. From time to time, they can get ‘clogged’ just like any other pipe, especially if we are using chemical based ingredients that our pores can’t push along without some help. When the backup gets bad enough, our skin becomes inflamed with the stress and we start experiencing breakouts. The pores try to push it out, but the clog won’t allow for a gentle release.

That’s where the skin reset comes in. Using a specially chosen group of naturally based ingredients, we’re able to clean the ‘pipes’ and regain a productive flow. One of the most common ingredients used in this process is activated charcoal. Think of it like a magnet. It draws the build up to the surface of your skin where we can clean them away. Certain clays, like Kaolin can also draw out impurities. This process takes time, especially if we’ve been using chemically-laced products for a long time, but once complete, our skin experiences a restoration in productivity.  As an added bonus, beneficial ingredients are also able to get in where they are able to get to work!

So how do I know if I need one?

The easiest answer to this questions is if you haven’t done one before, chances are it’s a good time! This is especially true if you’re using products that contain unnatural ingredients.

Still not convinced? Here’s a more specific list of reasons to do a skin reset:

  • You’re using naturally based products, but you’re not seeing progress towards your skin care goals. It’s likely that the products you’re using don’t align with what your skin needs. You may have seen initial progress, but it’s been a giant plateau since.
  • You’re under a lot of stress. Our body produces extra hormones when we’re under stress. Hormones can produce a sticky oil that can contribute to clogs keeping debris and dead skin cells locked inside our pores.
  • Sebum (an oil produced naturally by our bodies) is a good thing, but when made in excess (think: oily skin), it leads to congestion. It hardens in the pores and voila- you’ve got a clog!
  • Mentally you’re ready for a life changing overhaul. In order to be most successful in these types of goals, our bodies and minds need to align. Give your skin the chance to rejoice in this new found determination.

Want a deeper explanation for any of the above reasons to do a skin detox? Give Do You Need to Detox Your Skin a read.

Determined it’s time for a skin detox? Well then, I’ve got awesome news for you! This January we’re hosting our first Community Detox Challenge. It’s the perfect opportunity to reset your skin, with the support of the whole Batty’s Bath team as well as other Radiant Rebels who will be experiencing the same challenges as you! We’ve even set up a special Radiant Rebel Facebook Group for the magic to happen!

We hope you’ll join us! We’re all looking forward to giving our skin a fresh start in 2017.

With Love & Radiance,

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3 ways to start your skin off right in the new year - natural skincare with Batty

A new year is upon us which means I t’s the perfect time of year to reflect on how far we’ve come and set new goals in place. If you’ve got skin care goals in mind, we want to make sure you’re setting yourself up for success, so let’s go!

  1. Hydrate: We like to think of this as a trifecta approach when it comes to making sure we’re hydrating our skin; inside, outside and allSkin Support Tea around!

Inside: We don’t feel like we need to remind you about making sure you’re getting enough water in your diet, but if you’re anything like me, you prefer something with a little flavour. Good thing we’ve got out Skin Support Tea. It’s got just the right amount of herbal goodness to make any glass of water tasty!

Outside: We talk about it all the time, but making sure you have a hydrator in your skin care routine is a key step in building that radiant glow. Finding that healthy balance between oil and water in your skin helps to set a steady path for healing.

Not sure which hydrator you should be using? It’s simple to find out! Just complete our Find Your Perfect Hydrator Quiz.

All Around: Old Man Winter sure is greedy when it comes to stealing the moisture in the air during the cold months. Having a humidifier in the rooms you spend a lot of time can save your skin from becoming the next victim of Old Man Winter’s thirst.

By the way- mechanical humidifiers are wonderful, but they don’t need to be expensive and complicated! Simply placing jars/bowl of water in dry warm areas of the home is all it takes. Check out THIS adorable idea Batty put in place a few years ago as her humidifier.

2. Protect: Now that we’re supplying our skin with some hydration, let’s keep it there where it belongs and is most useful. In order to do so, your best bet is by protecting and replenishing your lipid barrier. The oils found in moisturizers creates a protective seal, keeping water in and harsh environmental stresses out. Here are some suggestions for each vulnerable area of the body…

Lip SticksFace: Be sure to stay on top of your moisturizing routine, especially during the winter months. When our skin starts producing excess oil, it’s often because of a leak in the hydration through our lipid barrier. The oil produced is our body’s way of attempting to seal the leak. Thicker moisturizers in the winter offer that extra TLC, lipid replenishment, and protection.

Lips: If I had a dollar for every time I’ve had a dry, cracked lips… well, I’d be rich, or at least be able to afford a nice holiday somewhere warmer. However, now that I better understand the needs of my skin, the days in which my lips on are fire are fewer and farther apart. During the winter months, I ensure that anything I put on my lips will only help, not hurt, and I make sure to do so with consistency. I’m particularly fond of the Lip & Body Jelly to get me through rougher patches and The Body Balm anytime I plan to be outside. Thankful, I don’t have to settle though either when I’m craving a little colour in my life. Both Batty’s Lip Gloss and Lip Sticks are formulated with ultra-moisturizing properties.

Body: While exfoliating regularly during the winter will help rid your skin of dead cell, make sure you’re not forgetting about the rest of your body when protecting your skin during the winter. Covering up is the best and most efficient way to protect against the elements. Your hands are put through a lot each day, which makes them extra vulnerable. Don’t forget the mitts when leaving, especially if you’re susceptible to cold weather eczema flair-ups. Body Balm will also be your best friend when dealing with dry knees, elbows, feet, and any other dry patches you come across.

3. Reset: Sometimes the best course of action for our skin is to match it with what’s happening in our mind to create a united front. With the dawn of a new year, we often find ourselves ready for a fresh start, so why not let our skin join the party with a detox!

What’s even better is that you don’t have to do it alone! We’re hosting a Community Detox Challenge in January to provide you with the guidance, support and encouragement to achieve a fresh slate for your skin. Our Detox Kit supplies you with everything you need to rid your pores of dirt, debris and our NEW Radiant Rebel Facebook Group will give you a place to chat with other Radiant Rebels going through the same experiences and challenges as you. Of course, the Batty’s Bath team will there to guide you through the process too!

Sign up to join the challenge HERE!

Now, go! Take on the new year with the best of your rebellion and radiance in hand! Set forth on a journey of self-love and empowerment. We can’t wait to hear all about it!

With Love & Radiance,

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Decided to give some new skin care products a try? The New Year always seems like the perfect time to bring new things into our lives. We feel energized, want to start fresh, and are eager to get going.

HOLD UP! Can we have a quick chat before you hit the go button?

We’re all for trying new products when your current ones clearly aren’t providing your skin with what it’s asking of you, but there are a few things you may want to know before making the change.

There IS a difference between what you want and what your skin needs!

Often, what we want out of our skin is considered more of a long-term goal, while what our skin needs, is where our immediate attention should be.That’s not to say a long-term goal isn’t a fantastic thing to have. The problem lies in the fact that we often ignore what our skin’s asking us for NOW and blindly reach for what we expect down the road.Before you hop in the shower to start testing, take the time to listen to your skin and assess how it’s currently behaving. Then take a closer look at the products you’re using/considering to see if they’ll truly align with your journey. We want to make sure you’re opening the cap to a new you – not the lid to a can of worms! Not sure if your products and skin are in agreeance? Our Routine Builder is just what you need!

Do you need to hit the reset button?

If you’ve been in what feels like an endless cycle of putting false hope in new products for some time now (or simply put, using chemical-laden products), chances are it’s time to bring the gerbil wheel to a halt and start anew. By introducing new products at this time, you may only be adding to the mess causing further complications. How do you start fresh? By doing a skin detox. Luckily for you, we have a Detox Kit that provides you with the products you need and an easy-to-follow routine. Not sure if a detox is what you need? Check out THIS blog!

Detox Skin Care Kit

Watch out for those irritants!

This is especially crucial for those of you with sensitive skin. Certain ingredients have a tendency to cause more harm than good and can send our skin into a downward spiral. Be sure to give the ingredients a good look over for things like alcohol, detergents, fragrances, overly abrasive scrubs, and petrochemicals. All of these are cause for concern. They can strip the skin, cause inflammation or clog our pores.If you need some help determining if your products can cause issues, use THIS FLOWCHART to determine which will stay and which you should be saying goodbye to.

Life check!

When our bodies are under stress (from being over worked, extreme emotion states, lack of sleep, etc.) our bodies can produce different hormones that don’t play nicely with new products. It may be time to put a short hold on trying new products until things find a calmer playground. Another environmental check you’ll want to consider is the changing of the seasons. During this time, the weather isn’t the only thing changing. Our skin tries to adjust to meet the new challenges Mother Nature sets out for us. Make sure your new products align with the demands of the season. Luckily, we’ve set our 4 detailed guides to help you better understand your skin’s needs during these times: Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter.

Did you really give the last products a chance?

One of the easiest ways to throw our skin to the wolves is by constantly changing products. Modern marketing tactics promise us quick and easy results, when in honesty, our skin needs time to understand new products and accept their help. We confuse our skin with the revolving door and it has a hard time knowing which way is up.If your products contain only natural ingredients, but you haven’t allowed a proper amount of time for skin and the products to become acquainted, consider holding off for a minimum of 3-4 weeks before introducing new players to the game.

Change can be a wonderful thing, especially when it leads to you sharing your radiance! If it’s time to explore some new products – maybe build a new skincare routine – starting with a clean slate is the way to go! Check out our fresh start detox kit or take advantage of our free routine building resources here.

Until next time, love deeply and scrub gently,

Love from Batty

 

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