Tips and FAQs

7 Tips on nourishing your skin from the inside!

Glass of water

1. Drink plenty of water

At least 64 oz. in addition to any other fluids you drink.  This cannot be emphasized enough.  It is the most important thing you can do for your health!  Plus, lines and wrinkles are much more noticeable when your skin is dehydrated.

Healthy Salad

2. Eat a minimum of five servings a day of fruits and vegetables.

They are loaded with all kinds of nutrients – especially vitamin A, B-complex vitamins and vitamin C which help to build, repair and maintain skin cells.

Nuts

3. Eat healthy fats

Such as salmon, avocado, nuts, seeds and of course –coconut!  Not only are they anti-inflammatory, they help give your skin a softer, more supple texture.

Whole grain bread

4. Eat whole grains and legumes

They provide a wide variety of minerals and antioxidants.  They are also good sources of fiber which helps your body utilize water more effectively.  Ditch foods made with processed grains.  They are often high in sugar and/or salt and unhealthy fats.  The various “filler” ingredients in them cause our bodies to be more toxic.

Sleep

5. Get plenty of sleep

At least 7 hours a night.  There is a reason they call it “beauty sleep!” Our bodies do most of their building and repairing while we are asleep.

Exercise

6. Exercise!

Move around at a moderate pace several times a day to keep your blood circulating so that it can deliver all the great nutrients you have been eating to your skin.

7. If you smoke, please stop!

Your body tries to get rid of the majority of the toxins in cigarette smoke through your skin – need I say more!

 

Please note that skin problems rarely originate in the skin.  They are usually a sign of imbalance inside the body.  That can occur due to nutrient deficiencies, toxins, food allergies/intolerances, etc.  See a nutritionist to get to the root of the problem because no amount of lotion is going to fix it!

~ Medina

 

Frequently Asked Questions:

1. Why do you recommend keeping my products refrigerated until I am ready to start using it?

A:  They are not intended to have a long shelf life.  Our products behave more like a food than a cosmetic. It is all about keeping them as fresh and natural as possible.  They will stay fresh in a sealed container in the refrigerator for up to six months.  Once you are ready to start using then just keep in on the counter.  They will keep nicely for about 6 weeks, or more.  After that they may start to discolor a little, but it does not change the character of the product at all.

2. What should I do if my product separates?

A:  Separating can occur if the temperature at which the cream is stored fluctuates.  We do not use strong emulsifiers, like bee’s wax, so the consistency is not always perfect. Not to worry, it is very easy to fix!  Warm up your product just enough to get them to be little bit thinner liquid.  The fastest way to do that is to put in microwave for 15 seconds on 10%. Shake or stir thoroughly.  You may need to do this a couple of times. Voila, problem solved!

3. Does Face Food work well on sensitive skin?

A:  Yes!  We have had many satisfied customers tell us that it works better than anything else they have ever tried – including the high end products.  Rock on Mother Nature!  (See our testimonial page!)

4. Why do my products liquefy in warm weather?

A: In very warm temperatures your products will liquefy – a natural occurrence due to the coconut oil, which is one of the main ingredients. Coconut oil is normally solid and white, but temperatures over 75 degrees it is a clear liquid. Your products will work the same on your skin whether they are a thicker cream or thinner consistency! If you prefer them thicker, just stir or shake and refrigerate for an hour or two.

5.  Do any of your products have natural SPF?

A:  Yes!  To a certain extent they all do.  Please see our ingredients page for details about the natural SPF in Aloe Vera, coconut, avocado oil and carrot seed oil.  The only product that we advertise as having SPF is our Body Balm with natural sunscreen.  Given the proportions of the ingredients, we can only give an estimate of the SPF as being between 20 and 30.