Tips for Skin and Makeup

Tips with Dry Skin/Make-up

  1. Try dry brushing. Learn the technique here.
  2. Many people have continued using their regular products (shampoo, conditioner, deodorant, soap) for everyday use with the exception of lotion. Many lotions have oils in them, so be sure to check the ingredients.
  3. You can try a manufacturer by the name of Alba (click here to buy). Alba has an oil-free moisturizer with aloe and green tea and an eye gel with green tea. No oils. Check out all our oil-free skin-care products here:
    Aloe and Green Tea Oil Free Moisturizer Aloe and Green Tea Oil Free Moisturizer
    Made By: Alba Botanica
    $13.56 for 3 oz
    Certified organic aloe vera, green tea antioxidants and oil-free humectants absorb instantly to replenish essential nutrients and protect skin against dehydration for a soft, healthy, luminous complex… More Info >>>

    CamoCare Camomile Oil Free Toner CamoCare Camomile Oil Free Toner
    Made By: Abkit
    $7.96 for 4 oz
    Camomile Oil Free Toner. Plus Alpha Lipotene Antioxidant. Tones & Tightens Banishes Blemishes Reduces Shine. For combination to oily skin. This unique oil free toner contains one of nature’s most beau… More Info >>>

    Oil Free Facial Moisturizer Oil Free Facial Moisturizer
    Made By: Beauty Without Cruelty
    $11.96 for 2 oz
    BWC Oil-Free Moisturizer restores and supports proper moisture balance with light, oil-free humectants and aloe vera. Organic aroma-therapeutic essential oils and vital botanical extracts replenish a… More Info >>>

    Sun SPF 18 Chemical Free Oil Free Sun SPF 18 Chemical Free Oil Free
    Made By: Alba Botanica
    $7.96 for 4 oz
    UVA & UVB Sun Protection – SPF 18 Chemical Free / Oil Free Formula.Do you spend time outdoors? Do you have extra sensitive skin? If so, this moderate sun protection is right for you. This natural, … More Info >>>

    Vitamin C Rejuvinating Oil Free Moisturizer Vitamin C Rejuvinating Oil Free Moisturizer
    Made By: Avalon Organics
    $16.76 for 2 Oz
    Rejuvenating Oil-Free Moisturizer with Vitamin C will energize your complexion with improved circulation, clarity, tone and texture. This nourishing blend of certified organic botanicals, soothing pla… More Info >>>
  4. Mineral oil is a possible remedy for dry skin. However, mineral oil is considered controversial because it is a petroleum-based product, and is actually a byproduct of refining oil. Due to this fact, the molecules are too large to be absorbed by the skin. This point is what creates the controversy: the oil becomes a layer over the skin and can clog pores. If you are not bothered by this fact, you can use mineral oil for the protocol because it will not be absorbed by the body and add oil to it. Since the mineral oil becomes an additional layer on the skin, it keeps the skin mosturized. Dr. Simeons recommends using a tiny bit of mineral oil (i.e. baby oil) on damp skin, then towel dry to remove the excess. One alternative to Dr. Simeons method is to mix sea salt with baby oil to make it into a thick body scrub. Scrubs remove dead skin, leaving skin smooth and soft like a baby. Use it on the driest areas for relief (elbows, knees, heels, etc.). Like any scrub, make sure you rinse well, removing all residue. You can follow the scrub with soap if you’d like.
  5. Another means of exfoliating dry skin away is by soaking in a very hot bath for as long as possible. Then, take a loofah and scrub your skin. Like the scrub, this method removes all the dry dead cells and your skin should be noticeably softer.
  6. You can buy a pair of exfoliating gloves to remove dry skin (available at Bath and Body Works). For added moisture use your regular soap to create a nice lather and rinse well.
  7. If you do not want to use mineral oil, try petroleum jelly. Vaseline Lip Therapy works for dry lips and petroleum jelly seems to relieve dry cracked elbows and knees. Don’t use the creamy kind (it has added ingredients which are not allowed on the protocol), only the jelly.
  8. A great way to create soft skin is to use baking soda and mix it with a protocol friendly face wash at least 1-2 times per week. Find a face wash that does not contain glycerin. One product that has gotten great reviews is Purpose liquid face wash. You can buy Purpose Gentle Cleansing Wash at your local grocery, drugstore, or retail store (Wal-Mart, Target, etc.). Click here to read the reviews.
  9. You can prevent dry skin by using a shower filter. These remove all of the chemicals (like chlorine) from the water, providing you with a clean water source.
  10. An Aubrey’s product, “Aloe Vera,” contains vitamin E and grapefruit seed extract and nothing more. You can put it into a spray bottle and spray your lips, face, neck and elbows periodically or upon waking and before bedtime.
  11. For those who cannot live without make-up, we have compiled a list of cosmetics that have been used by others on the protocol without adverse weight loss. To begin with, Dr. Simeons said no cosmetics other than lipstick, eyebrow pencil and powder may be used without special permission. We are assuming special permission means the good doctor looked over the ingredients. Here are some brands we believe would be approved by Dr. Simeons: Alchemist Apprentice, mineral cosmetics (eyeshadows) from Aromaleigh, Serious Skin Care (a HSN brand), Bare Escentuals, Bare Minerals, and Smoky Mountain Minerals.
  12. All Arbonne products have no chemicals or animal by-products, making them safe to use on the protocol. Many have used the Shampoo and RE9 products daily (with the exception of the moisturizer, which *might* cause a stall), as well as the sea salt scrub (twice a month, just in case). To find out more, visit here.
  13. Many people find that acne becomes a problem while on the protocol. Think of the acne as a great sign that fat is being released and your body is getting rid of the toxins trapped within. To clear the skin, use the typical products of acne wash and deep cleaning pore strips.