A Compliment, Thanks to Kari Gran
The other day I was eating lunch with a friend when she put down her fork, looked at me and said: “I need to ask, what are you doing to your skin. It looks so flawless.” Now for any skin obsessed woman out there you know that is a compliment like no other. OK, unless of course someone said “you look great in that bikini.” I am not a flawless beauty, in fact I believe my best asset is my personality, which I have worked much harder on than my skin. So when someone gives me a compliment like that I pay attention.
I have been working with KG for a little over a year. In that time I have cleansed nightly (I have missed a few), with the cleansing oil and then I have followed up with the Essential Serum and Hydrating Tonic. Kari’s recommend routine seems to be paying off. Now here’s the thing to note. I am consistent with the product. I have never, ever, ever been consistent with my skin care routine in the past. Taking care of my skin was akin to washing a sink full of pots and pans. Now, not so much. I do believe that the consistency is half the battle. That said the KG product keeps me interested in taking care of my skin. I actually look forward to the ritual.
When I first met Kari I remember her singing the praises of essential oils. In my mind I rolled my eyes and thought “yeah right,” recalling memories of an oily adolescence. But the more time I spent with Kari and listened to her philosophy the more intrigued I became. So I tried it. And now, here, a year later I am getting compliments on my radiant skin and feeling proud to be 50. So with that I am going to explain a bit about oil-based cleansing. I hope you too will find the KG products as well suited for you as they have been for me.
Although oil-based cleansing is a new approach for many in America, it has been used by various cultures around the world for centuries. It provides a luxurious alternative to many detergent-based products designed to strip oil from the skin without replenishing it – succeeding only to signal the skin to make more oil.
Facial cleansing oil operates on the principle that “like attracts like”. Applying healthy, plant based oil on the skin and steaming it away draws out grimy oils from within, while still maintaining the skin’s natural balance for soft and supple results. Important to note, Kari Gran products are not made from mineral oils or petroleum products, which suffocate skin and clog pores – beauty products with these ingredients are never a good idea.