Product Junkie

As many of you that know me can testify, I have a thing for products. beauty, health, apparel, wellness…you name it, I’m interested in learning more. This was one of those places I was hoping to start sharing some of my love for finding great toners, serums, moisturizers, eye creams, etc. and also start helping others that aren’t as inclined as I am to try, test, return and/or SPREAD THE GOSPEL of all things product.

The idea of Samyati – travel, wander, come together – is that we can do this within small spaces or across grand adventures. We come together in an effort to better understand wholeness, that’s our yoga, it reminds us that we are already whole on our own. As we dig deeper we learn more about ourselves. It is said ‘our body is a temple’, we host a divine spark within, let’s take care of this temple inside & out. Here we begin a journey bringing mindfulness to self-care, bringing those worlds a little closer together.

On a weekly basis I get at least one call or text, “Purv – I’m headed to Sephora can you tell me what moisturizer I should use?” or “hey Swerve, I’m going to Eva Maison any chance you could tell me about that product you love so much?”. This brings me true joy. I genuinely enjoy helping others in this area. I’m no expert but I’m definitely interested and it’s just one more opportunity for me to play. I love being able to encourage others to find what it is they seek whether it’s the best smudge-proof lipstick or how to find Salabhasana.

So, in an effort to hold myself accountable and also start putting my carefully honed skillz (yes, with a Z) to use, I’m going to start posting here – weekly – the things that fill my shelves & why, parts of my daily regimen & some other tidbits. I want to share what I love with YOU. I want you to feel inspired enough to ask questions, to learn more, so we can  best take care of ourselves inside and out.

Like I said before, I love to know about what i’m using and why. This is what inspires me to seek out and try things. I think that my youthfulness has been maintained due partly to genetics but also because I take very good care of my skin and my body. I hope to inspire you to do the same. Seriously, you can partner good skin care and yoga and you’ll look literally 21 for life (JK, that would be super boring).

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Several months ago I became obsessed with Skinny Coconut Oil Facial Oil. I’m already a fan of all things coconut but I’m super nervous about oils, particularly on my face since my pores are tiny and susceptible to clogging with impure oils. Needless to say, this was huge for me! It’s PH balanced with lavender and roman chamomile so I don’t have oily irritated skin.  FYI, I have combination skin on the regs – but the seasons change and do different things to my skin.

Words directly from their website: “Skinny Facial Oil with natural anti-microbial properties from our 100% RAW & pure coconut oil paired with calming lavender and chamomile essential oils has everything you need to cleanse, moisturize, & protect your skin”.

I most frequently use this as a nighttime cleanser. I occasionally moisturize with it. Since using this product twice-isa weekly my skin feels naturally healthier, ask my aesthetician  (she mentioned this past cold-ish Indiana winter my skin felt a little dry) I have had three appointments since and each time she’s mentioned how great my skin feels.  Plump, soft and not even a little dry. My skin is happy & healthy.

Directions: Rub a small amount of this oil in hands to melt and spread over face and decollate – avoid the eyes (especially if you wear contacts, this will be a lot less fun). Soak a washcloth in hot water, wringing out excess & hold towel on face for 30 second compress. *Sometimes I rewet the cloth to get it nice & warm to compress and wipe excess oil off.  **Follow with your favorite toner and serum then moisturize (with oil or something else).

Check it out. like it, love it or hate it – tell me about it! I’d love to hear your thoughts.

until next time friends – go (coco)nuts!

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