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Empowering Yourself Through Self-Care | Why a Good Skin Care Routine is Important for this Busy Gal

BeautyNatalie Kay
green skincare

with banyan tree essentials

In spirit of International Women’s Day, I felt it appropriate to share with you a bit of my current self-care routine since I’ve always believed in order to take care of others, you must first take care of yourself. I don’t know about you, but I notice a huge difference in my attitude and energy when I take a few extra moments to myself everyday. For me, those extra moments always entail a great skin-care routine. Being that skin is the largest organ of the body, I’m very careful with what I put on it. After all, it’s tough to have a productive day if you have those little annoyances of break outs, itches and overall discomfort. Clear skin has also given me confidence, and when you have meetings, photo shoots and a platform in front of thousands of people, it’s nice to not have any skin worries.  

Why I Love Banyan Tree

Skin Care that Works: To say I’m impressed is an understatement - I’m actually genuinely obsessed. Their Day Cream & Night Cream I added into my routine a few weeks ago, and my skin has shown noticeable improvement. Not that I had a ton of concern to begin with because I try to take good care of my skin inside-out, but usual little blemishes I had have come to a halt. Most importantly though, my skin is softer than it has ever been before. I owe it all to these creams! 

The Scents: I have yet to use a Banyan Tree product that doesn’t take me mentally from home to spa in an instant. From their essential oil sets to their Jasmine skin care line, each product has an incredible scent. 

Economic Opportunity: With each amazing scent comes a story. Banyan Tree works with artisan communities around the world to create their products. In their Pride of Craft book, you can learn more about the makers behind the collections. 

Commitment to Sustainability & Health: Banyan Tree products are cruelty-free, free of parabens and are made with responsibly-sourced materials.

 My Daily Routine with Banyan Tree

Mid-Morning Routine

1. Thai Chamanard Shower Gel: I’m a morning shower person, and I like waking my skin up to great scents and lots of moisturizer. This shower gel is great for gentle removing of built-up dirt and oils, and the Vitamin B5 helps relieve your skin of inflammation while stimulating cell regeneration. A great whole body pick me up for your morning! 

2. Thai Chamanard Body Lotion: Another product to jump start my day is this lotion - especially with being pregnant, I am constantly moisturizing. The body lotion works much like their day cream {which I'm excited to get to next} in that the hyaluronic acid restores your body’s natural compounds to help treat and prevent fine lines and wrinkles. The cogon grass root extract is a wonderful source of potassium, as well.

3. Jasmine Rice Day Cream: Like I mentioned before, their creams are worth every penny. I highly recommend you add them into your own self-care routine. The ingredients jasmine rice ferment filtrate and acacia gum work together to tighten skin and increase resilience to wrinkles. I put this on every day before my makeup, and my skin feels instantly softer. 

End-of-Day Routine

1. Jasmine Rice Facial Foaming Wash: Time to wash that long day off your face, and I can totally see how this foaming wash won a Harper’s Bazaar Beauty Award for Best Brightening Cleanser. By using this every night, your skin will become brighter and softer each day because of the combination of jasmine rice germane filtrate {slows down signs of aging} & sodium PCA {moisturizes skin from within}. 

2. Jasmine Rice Facial Toner: After using the foaming wash, this toner helps trap in all the moisture and stimulates new cell growth. It’s been years since I’ve used a toner, and I’ve been missing out! 

3. Jasmine Rice Night Cream: Right before I go to bed, I finish the day off with this amazing night cream. And like what I said about the day cream, I think everyone needs to add this into their routine ASAP. It’s a cream I’ve recommended to my family and friends because it has been difficult for me in the past to find one I’ve been 100% set on. This is a winner! 


Where to Purchase

You can find this entire collection in their online shop - here -

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