SEBUM PRODUCTION BEFORE YOUR MENSES

Allyson Welch

If you are a woman with a period there is hardly a chance you haven't experienced the pre-menses breakout.  It’s so common, and most of us do the exact opposite of what we should do meaning we squeeze, poke, pick, dry out, etc. Here is a little background on what is going on in your body and why the [almost predictable] breakout.   The average woman's menstrual cycle is about 28 days and during this cycle hormones shift and change before and during menstruation.  Initially, the predominant hormone is estrogen for the first half of the cycle and then the second half...

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SELF-CARE AND SCENTS

Allyson Welch

Most self care products contain some type of fragrance or scent that has been added for the consumer’s pleasure.  The range is huge and oftentimes the term “fragrance” refers to a host of other things which may be harmful.  However, scientifically proven, a fragrance or scent from essential oils can change your mood, lift your spirit, give you clarity, help you relax .  In these stressful times, we need to be finding ways to help ourselves sink deeper into gratitude, peace, relaxation, etc.  Here are some aromas that can really boost your mood!  Lemongrass’s refreshing scent makes it a valuable...

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OUR SKIN BARRIER'S IMPORTANT ROLE

Allyson Welch

What is a skin barrier? It is the outermost layer of your skin that defends your body against a constant onslaught of environmental threats such as pollutants, smog, dirt, chemicals, and other irritants, while simultaneously protecting your body’s critical water balance.  When your skin barrier is compromised you will see that in your complexion with uneven skin tone, overproduction of sebum, breakouts, irritation, dryness, among others.  But good news...there are several ways you can manage keeping your skin hydrated, balanced, and healthy.  We weaken the barrier through an ecosystem of factors- diet, toxin exposure, pollution, water intake, sleep deprivation, etc. ...

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LIFT, SCRUB, HYDRATE, PROTECT

Allyson Welch

The essence of good skincare applies to a 4 step process- lift, scrub, hydrate, and protect. Painting over the problem [with makeup] doesn't correct blemishes, enlarged pores, uneven complexion, sun and age spots, etc.  You have to treat your skin like a piece of wood furniture.  Let’s say for instance that you set a wet glass on a wood table and the condensation left a ring.  You cannot just paint over it; you have to strip it, sand it, and then re-stain/ seal it.  Same goes for your skin.  Let’s do a deeper dive. Lift: This is particularly important for...

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COMMON MISTAKES PEOPLE MAKE IN SKINCARE... AND BETTER ALTERNATIVES

Allyson Welch

People have varying degrees of knowledge of how to care for their skin.  The expectation should not be that you are an expert but here are a few pretty common mistakes people make that can easily be supplemented with something else. Using food as treatments  Applying mashed up foods topically such as egg white, bananas, blueberries, papaya, pineapple, etc. are not necessarily going to hurt you but they [likely] will not help you.  For example, pineapple contains the enzyme Bromelain in it; however, when you apply it to your face in its raw form you are receiving very little benefits...

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WHY THYRST BEAUTY IS FOR ALL SKIN TONES

Allyson Welch

Why are Thyrst Beauty products great for all skin tones? First of all, it was formulated for EVERYONE.  The product line does not discriminate against any skin tone or color, and furthermore, skin type.  There are many products that are formulated for specific skin types, tones, and conditions; however, generally speaking, there are more products out on the market that do not apply to all skin tones [and they may be advertised like they are]. Below is a list of toxic ingredients that should not be used in personal care products and how we have combated that with a healthy...

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