Perfect Skin, My Go-To Guide for Skin Care
This post is sponsored by all of the opinions expressed are my own.
There are a variety of reasons I approached Soveral about becoming a brand ambassador. To start, I have been using their products for years and have had fantastic results. The other reason is because I support the entire company philosophy. I try to live by a wholesome, healthy philosophy, especially when it comes to health and skin, and admire their holistic approach.
I believe that health and good skin start from within. I remember going to the dermatologist as a teen… he told me that diet and environment had nothing to do with the way my skin looked. I was immediately suspicious – even at a young age it did not seem reasonable. Fortunately, it seems the more science progresses, we learn that what we ingest and our environment has a significant effect on our health.
Alexandra Soveral is highly educated. She has her Bachelor Honours Degree in Philosophy of Science with an extra module in Biochemistry, BTEC Anatomy & Physiology, ITEC (International professional practitioner) in Holistic Therapies and ITEC & BTEC Advanced Chemistry of Essential Oils. What impresses me as much as her credentials are the fact that she works directly with clients. I like knowing that the person who is creating the products actually helps real clients, hearing about their skin problems and understanding what is effective in treating them. I want to learn as much as possible about taking care of my skin. So, naturally, when it was announced that she was writing a book, I reserved a copy so I would receive it as soon as it was released.
Perfect Skin is an incredible resource for anyone who has skin problems or wants to learn more about the skin. It covers everything about your skin from your genes, the mind-skin connection, hormones, sun, acne eczema, acne, rosacea, psoriasis and cosmetic treatments and procedures. In Chapter 4, She even has a contributor, nutritionist Deborah Ives, weigh in on gut health and the importance of the digestive system.
The book also provides a few recipes that support overall health and wellness. This is an excellent soup to prepare after the holidays or whenever you need a little detox:
Savoy Cabbage Soup
1.7 litres of water (1.8 quarts)
pinch of salt
pinch of cayenne pepper (add a tiny pinch and add more if you want since it is very potent)
2 garlic cloves
1 white onion
1 small chunk of ginger, peeled and sliced into thin strips
2 large carrots
1 medium Savoy cabbage, hard stalks removed and leaves cut into fine strips
Enjoy reading, friends!