SKIN IS IN. Tips For Flawless Skin.

by
LAURYN

HI HELLO WHAT’S UP!

After our podcast with Dr. Mona Vand we decided it would be fun to collaborate on one of our favorite topics: SKIN CARE. But on video!

You know it’s good because I finally met my twin who is just as obsessed with skin. I mean, she even hit a car trying to protect her skin. I’m honestly jealous.

No really, I am actually jealous.

In this video we discuss the importance of creating a routine, MASSIVE AMOUNTS OF sunscreen, facial massage, & our favorite products. REMEMBER prevention is everything. If you take care of your skin now you won’t have to fix it later. With that:

 

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OUR SKIN CARE PREVENTION MUST HAVES


Skin always starts from the inside out & since Dr. Mona came on the podcast to talk about beauty, skin, AND wellness, I asked her for her grocery list. Here’s what she said: “This is my ‘bulk’ grocery list. I didn’t include fresh produce, apples, mixed greens, etc. The reason being, this is a big list that you don’t have to do very often, and you can keep in your house for a couple of weeks at least. The idea is that you’re never in a situation where your kitchen is empty and you have to resort to junk food. By having these things in your pantry, you will always have a healthy option. The fresh produce stuff is something you can buy on the fly, & to be honest, finding these at a farmer’s market or local grocery store is probably better quality and less expensive.”

I ASKED FOR HER VERY IN-DEPTH LIST, & SHE DELIVERED. HERE YA GO.

DR. MONA VAND’S FAVORITE GROCERIES:

Super-foods:

Maca
Cacao
Spirulina
• Organic dried green juice packets ( less expensive than green juice, and great for travel ). I like the brand Organifi.

Things I always have in my kitchen (these last a long time, so buy with your “bulk” groceries):

• Grains ( quinoa, sprouted rice )
• Spices ( turmeric, cayenne, cumin, etc )
Beans and lentils ( dry/raw, not canned )
• Nuts & seeds, raw ( hemp, flax, almonds, walnuts, etc )
• Vinegar – balsamic, red wine, and rice vinegar are my favorites
Low sodium tomato sauce
Almond butter ( raw, unroasted, unsalted )
• Fruit that doesn’t have to be refrigerated and lasts a week or more:
Apples
Bananas
Pears
Clementines AKA ‘Cuties’
Lemons / limes
◦ Frozen fruit
• Veggies that last for a while:
Onions
Garlic
Sweet potatoes
• Tea ( it lasts such a long time, and each has it’s own benefits. Always great to have on hand ):
Herbal
Green
Black
Salsa ( the best low-calorie flavor enhancer. I even use it as salad dressing sometimes )
Mustard
Nutritional yeast
Gluten-free oats
Vegan dark chocolate
• Salad dressings ( I dilute them with lemon or lime juice, so a little bit goes a longer way). Below are my favorites ):
Light Italian
Light balsamic
Vegan Caesar
Gluten-free bread ( keep it in the freezer so it lasts longer and you can always have it on hand. it tastes best when toasted, so freezing won’t make any difference! )
• Vegan protein powder ( This is a must. I recommend one scoop after any kind of weight training, and it’s also an amazing addition to a meal replacement when you’re too tired or busy to cook. My favorite brands below. )
Vega One
Vega Sport ( higher protein, better as meal replacement )
Garden of Life
Almond or coconut milk ( some brands don’t have to be refrigerated until opened, so I always keep extra in the cupboard. When your kitchen is empty and you have nothing to eat – oatmeal or a smoothie is always an option! )

Go-To Snacks:

• Crackers – brand: Mary’s Gone Crackers
• Dried edamame – brand: Crunch-A-Mame ( ‘naked’/’unseasoned’ )
• Vegan protein bars – brand: Pegan
• Raw vegan bars – these will vary, so anything with whole ingredients/no processed sugar
• Dark chocolate – brand: Lilly’s ( it’s only sweetened with Stevia )

ALRIGHT, I hope you have really enjoyed the collaborations with Dr. Mona on the podcast & on YouTube. Make sure you listen to her episode– it’s a good one.

Always fun to switch it up! AND how glowy & dewy is Mona’s skin? YOU KNOW ME, AND YOU KNOW I LOVE DEWY.

MAKE SURE YOU CHECK OUT MONA on her blog & on Instagram: @drmonavand.

Going to eat my latest obsession: lime Siete chips ( actually recommended by Dr. Mona, Melissa Wood Health, & Be Well By Kelly! ) with a cup of MY FAVORITE magnesium-filled CALM tea. Hope you’re all having a fantastic start to the New Year. Please let me know what kind of YouTube videos you want to see in 2018 on my latest Instagram so I can keep creating content you love.

Talk tomorrow,

x lauryn

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  1. Allison

    I needed this post today! I actually listened to your podcast with Mona yesterday and was thinking last night about how many good skin tips she had, so I was so happy to log on this morning to see this more in-depth post/video! Ever since starting birth control when I was like 18, my skin has been so acne prone and now that my husband and I are trying to have kids, I obviously stopped taking it and my skin has been trying to adjust to that, so I’m currently in the process of developing a new skin routine that works for me WITHOUT hormones (thank goodness). So thank you so much for this!

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  2. Aimee Colling

    Awesome tips! Wondering about malodextrin in the Light Italian dressing. I’m severely sensitive to MSG. It literally makes me pass out. This sounds similar.

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  3. Kelsey Brennan

    I tried the sunscreen you recommended and I really really liked it. Unfortunately, I had to switch it out because I realized it contains oxybenzones and octinoxate. Those type chemicals are not only responsible for massive coral reef die off, but they are bad for our skin. When they react with the sunlight, the resulting chemicals damage our natural antioxidants. https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0022202X15424960

    Consider researching this and finding a good physical blockade sunscreen that contains zinc oxide. Chemical UV blockers tend to oxidize and do weird things with our skin. This is my favourite zinc sunscreen right now. I am so sad because I really like the other one and it seems so good for the skin, but after reading a bit, I just feel like its safer to not. https://www.amazon.com/Tinted-Facial-Sunscreen-Protection-Foundation/dp/B01N81AV6S/ref=sr_1_6_s_it?s=beauty&ie=UTF8&qid=1515420655&sr=1-6&keywords=beauty+by+earth+facial+sunscreen

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  4. Kelsey Brennan

    That garden of life vegan protein is amazing. It has great probiotics and made me feel so good

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  5. Kelsey Brennan

    The calm magnesium stuff is also very anti-aging because every DNA repair enzyme needs magnesium

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  7. Erica

    Great video! Love all the tips & products. After cleansing with oil & regular cleanser, what is the order of products you use? Serum, then..? I’m confused! Could you break it down or list exactly what products in order? Thanks 🙂

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  9. Thiary

    Hi Lauryn! I found you through Dr.Mona Vand. I love love love all your content. How do you feel about birth control? I have read that it keeps you young, because it causes water retention. I feel like it’s made my hair thin out throughout the years and I have mild acne.

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  10. Sharokina Yagho

    Hey! Love your YouTube channel! I went through a binge watching session that you mentioned a great book to read about skin care or facial massage, but can’t seem to find the video again. Know what book I’m referring to?

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  11. Sam

    Great piece of information over here.
    In my point of view, Aloe Vera gel is the best remedy for flawless skin. Aloe Vera gel reduces dark spots and scars and evens out the skin tone. It also moisturizes the skin, reduces the appearance of wrinkles, and heals the damaged skin.

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