HOW TO USE BOTANICAL SKINCARE FOR ROSACEA

How to use botanical skincare for rosacea in your everyday life

MORNING RITUAL

1. Splash your face with warm water, wipe with a clean cloth

2. Once a week, gently exfoliate using the Botanical Exfoliating Powder. (See more on how to use the exfoliating power in the next section.)

3. Abundantly spritz Pure Flower Water (hydrosol), wipe excess with a cotton ball. Spritz again, let it air dry

4. Apply Aloe & MSM Serum

5. Follow with 6 to 8 drops of face oil. The oil should penetrate. If it doesn't, you may have put too much

6. If your skin needs extra hydration, or protection against harsh elements such as extreme cold, follow by applying a pea size of balm of your choice ex: Blue Goddess Extreme Hydration Balm

A NOTE ON WASHING YOUR FACE

When healing rosacea, overwashing your face can do more harm than good, as it will damage your skin barrier.

Most days, it will be enough to rinse your face with warm water and follow using the Pure Flower Water as a "toner": spritz abundantly, wipe with a cotton ball, spritz again and let it air dry.

Avoid foaming agents and harsh cleansers that contain a long list of unpronounceable ingredients.

EVENING RITUAL

1. Remove your makeup using 8 to 10 drops of Skin Blessing Face Oil

2. Spritz Pure Flower Water, let it air dry

3. Apply Aloe & MSM Serum

4. Follow with 6 to 8 drops of your favorite face oil, such as Calm Skin Calendula, Appease or Radiantly Clear

5. For extra hydration, spritz Pure Flower Water again and press into your skin. Inhale deeply...

If your skin needs extra hydration, swap your face oil for a balm such as the Appease (Anti-Itch) Balm

HOW TO REMOVE MAKEUP USING A GENTLE FACE OIL

1. Massage 8 to 10 drops of Skin Blessing or 1/2 tsp of balm on a DRY face. Balms, such as The Appease Balm, are incredibly effective at removing makeup.

2. Wipe makeup off using a cotton pad or Kleenex

3. Rinse with a warm, wet cloth

*Repeat step 1 to 3 if you still have makeup coming off, you want your skin to be completely clean

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IMPORTANT CONSIDERATIONS

If your skin is very inflamed, please consult a holistic esthetician, dermatologist or doctor.

Always patch test before using a new product.

Adjust the recommended routine based on your skin's need.

If you were NOT using natural skincare prior to using Journey to Glow's botanical products, your skin may go through a "purge". Hidden (or not so hidden) chemicals or symptom suppressing pharmaceuticals can be very harsh on the skin barrier. Please be gentle with yourself (and with your skin) as you transition to a more natural lifestyle.

Give your skin time to adjust to a new skincare routine and start slowly if your skin is very reactive.

Skincare alone will not heal rosacea. To heal your skin, you must address inner inflammation.

Please reach out if you have any questions hello@journeytoglow.com

HOW TO USE THE ROSACEA DEMODEX SYSTEM

5-Step Rosacea / Demodex Botanical Skincare System

Taking care of your skin can be a ritual of self-love if you bring intention to the process. It’s an opportunity to breathe deeply and send love to your skin. Your thoughts and feelings have tremendous influence on your cells — be discerning and use this moment as a healing ritual.

Make it a ritual:
1.Breathe deeply & centre yourself
2. Massage your skin with love
3. Watch your self-talk: how are you talking to yourself or your skin when you look in the mirror? Be kind to yourself, friend. Your cells are listening…

Step 1: Botanical Cleansing & Exfoliating Powder

I suggest using the Botanical Exfoliating Powder 3 times a week to start. If you currently have Demodex breakouts, use the Botanical Exfoliating Powder daily, either as an exfoliant or mask. Once your skin is back into balance, use it once a week or when your skin needs a gentle exfoliation.

HOW TO USE:
Add about a teaspoon of powder in the palm of your hands and spritz a bit of hydrosol or purified water until you have a consistency that's easy to apply to your face. You can also mix the powder honey if you want to make a mask.

If your skin is very inflamed, gently pat the powder mix on your face, leaving it on for a few minutes so the botanicals can get to work. If you feel like your skin could benefit from deeper exfoliation, massage the powder gently.

Rinse abundantly with lukewarm water.

**If your skin is too inflamed or reacts to the powder, wait to use it once your skin is calmer. The radiantly Clear Face oil and Aloe MSM should help.

*You do not have to wash your face every morning! If your skin feels balanced, skip the washing part and instead spritz the Soothing Flower Water and wipe excess with an organic cotton pad. Spritz again then wait for it to be absorbed.

A NOTE ON TAP WATER: Tap water coming from cities or town is filled with chemicals as it is “filtered” using fluoride and toxic chemicals which can disrupt your skin’s microbiome (and your health). Consider using an additional filter to remove toxic chemicals from your water — especially drinking water! Learn more about toxic chemicals in water and its impact on your health: https://journeytoglow.com/52

Step 2: Soothing Flower Water

On a clean face, spritz the Soothing Flower Water (hydrosol) abundantly on your face. Inhale deeply, it smells divine! Allow to dry before applying the serum.

Step 3: Aloe Vera & MSM Serum

Apply half a pump of Aloe Vera & MSM Serum to your face. You can also blend it with the Radiantly Clear Face Oil.

Step 4: Radiantly Clear Demodex Essential Oil Blend

Apply directly on breakouts or areas of concern.


*If your skin is sensitive to essential oils, please patch test first or opt for products in the Calm Skin collection.

Step 5: Radiantly Clear Face Oil

Apply 6 to 8 drops on clean skin or mix with half a pump of Aloe & MSM

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Frequently asked skincare questions

Can I use the Demodex Rosacea System AM and PM?

Yes. Please see examples of AM / PM rituals higher on this page.

Can I alternate between face oils?

Yes. You may alternate between Calm Skin Calendula, Appease or Radiantly Clear depending on what your skin needs in the moment.

Do I need a face oil if I'm using a balm?

A balm can replace a face oil. Adding one on top of the other is doable but may feel a little too heavy depending on your skin barrier, your skin's needs and the current weather condition.

Use a balm to protect your skin barrier during harsh weather condition such as extreme cold.

Evening is also a good time to use a balm as it may feel a little heavier for some people.

Balms and oils are equally amazing for face massage or Gua Sha.

Does the Radiantly Clear Botanical Powder wash my face?

Radiantly Clear Botanical Powder gently exfoliates but is not meant to be used as a daily cleanser or make up remover.

The Radiantly Clear Botanical Powder is meant to act on the "terrain", your skin microbiome and help nourish it back to balance.

If your skin is very inflamed, gently pat the powder mix on your face, leaving it on for a few minutes so the botanicals can get to work. If you feel like your skin could benefit from deeper exfoliation, massage the powder gently.

**If your skin is too inflamed or reacts to the powder, wait to use it once your skin is calmer. The radiantly Clear Face oil and Aloe MSM should help.

***You do not have to wash your face every morning! If your skin feels balanced, skip the washing part and instead spritz the Soothing Flower Water and wipe excess with an organic cotton pad. Spritz again then wait for it to be absorbed.

Which product should I use to remove my makeup?

Use a gentle face oil such as Calm Skin Calendula or Skin Blessing. (By the way, all our face oils are gentle!)

HOW TO REMOVE MAKEUP USING OIL

1. Massage 8 to 10 drops of Skin Blessing on a DRY face

2. Wipe makeup off using a cotton pad or Kleenex

3. Rinse with a warm, wet cloth

*Repeat step 1 to 3 if you still have makeup coming off, you want your skin to be completely clean

HOW TO USE

THE APPEASE COLLECTION

APPEASE BALM: Gently massage a little more than pea size to clean skin. A little goes a long way.

I suggest applying after using the Soothing Flower Hydrosol which balances the PH of skin.

APPEASE OIL: Apply 6 to 8 drops to a clean face or areas of concern.

Mix the Appease Anti-Itch Face Oil with the Aloe MSM Serum for added soothing benefits.

The oil can be used on face or body.

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HOW TO USE CALM SKIN CALENDULA

HOW TO USE THE BALM:
As a makeup remover: put a little more than a pea-sized amount in the palm of your hand, rub your hands together — inhale the blissful aroma — and apply to a DRY face. Rinse with a warm cloth. Repeat if necessary.

As a balm day or night: put a pea-sized amount in your hand, rub your hands together — inhale the blissful aroma — and apply to a dry face or after spritzing your favorite hydrosol.

As a body butter: slather on this luxurious balm after a shower/bath and feel the blessings of Calendula on your body. You can, of course, use it on dry hands or feet.

HOW TO USE THE OIL:
Morning or night: add 5 to 6 drops in the palm of your hand, press your hands together — inhale the blissful aroma — and apply to a dry face or after spritzing your favorite hydrosol by pressing the oil gently onto your skin. Breathe deeply.

Apply your face cream or sunscreen over the oil if you'd like.

On a wound or cut: clean it first then apply a few drops to speed healing.

HOW TO USE THE FLOWER ESSENCE:
Put 5 drops under the tongue 5x a day. You can also add it to water, teas, coffee, or directly on your skin. Flower essences work energetically (emotional, physical, and mental bodies).

HOW TO MAKE A HERBAL MEDICINE TEA:
Add 1 heaping tsp of herbal tea to a strainer, pour hot (not boiling) filtered water over it. Steep for 5 minutes or longer (it will not taste bitter…!) Never use unfiltered tap water, the water must be pure.

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HOW TO USE BLUE GODDESS ANTI-REDNESS

How to use the Blue Goddess Balm:
In the morning, melt a pea-sized amount (by rubbing in the palm of your hands) into fully wet skin immediately after cleansing or after a generous spritz of pure hydrosol. Double your portion for an overnight Gua Sha treatment, giving extra love and care to areas of sensitivity and delicate eye contour.

Embodying a deep shade of sapphire blue, one may call upon the energetic qualities of the Blue Goddess to help communicate the needs of your skin. All you have to do is close your eyes, inhale the aroma (5 deep breathes usually do the trick), and ask a clear question such as: "What is my skin trying to communicate? What does she need right now? How can I take better care of myself?" And listen...

The Blue Goddess Balm can also be used as a full body hydrating balm, for a massage, on dry / cracked feet, hands, on the stomach when you have your period (blue tansy is calming and soothing for cramps) or to rub on your chest before sleep.

How to use the Blue Goddess face oil as a roll on:
Embodying a deep shade of sapphire blue, one may call upon the energetic qualities of the Blue Goddess to help communicate the needs of your skin. All you have to do is close your eyes, inhale the aroma (5 deep breathes usually do the trick), and ask a clear question such as: "What is my skin trying to communicate? What does she need right now? How can I take better care of myself?" And listen...

HOW TO USE THE BLUE GODDESS ANTI-REDNESS FACE OIL

Roll on one (or all) areas of the face that needs tender care or roll on your hands, inhale deeply and massage into your face while reciting your favorite skin-soothing mantra.

Other uses:
The Blue Goddess Face Oil can also be used on the stomach when you have your period (blue tansy is calming and soothing for cramps) or to rub on your chest before sleep. If you love working with essential oils when meditating or doing your pranayama, use this oil on a chakra of your choice or roll into your hands than inhale deeply.

ALWAYS PATCH TEST BEFORE USING ESSENTIAL OILS

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HOW TO USE

SKIN BLESSINGS

AS A MAKEUP REMOVER
*Apply to a DRY face

1. Gently massage 8 to 10 drops on your skin to dissolve makeup
2. Wipe excess with a Kleenex or face cloth (face towel)
3. Finish by wiping / rinsing any leftover oil with a warm (wet) face cloth
4. Optional: Mist the Soothing Flower Water and wipe with a cotton pad to remove any leftover oil or make up
5. End by abundantly misting the Soothing Flower Water as it will gently balance the PH of your skin

AS A NOURISHING FACE OIL
Massage 6 to 8 drops unto clean skin
You can also mix the oil with Aloe & MSM Serum

AS A LUXURIOUS BODY OIL
After a shower, do not towel dry. Keep some water on your skin and massage a few dropperfull of Skin Blessings

*Using oils to remove makeup will eventually stain your face cloths. While I'm all for sustainability and using cotton pads / Kleenex as little as possible, eventually you'll have to change your face cloths if they are stained. Using a small piece of Kleenex extends the life of your face cloths.

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HOW TO USE FLOWER ESSENCES

Put 5 drops under the tongue 5x a day. You can also add it to water, teas, coffee, or directly on your skin. Flower essences work energetically (emotional, physical, and mental bodies).

Feel free to start an entry in your journal as you work with a flower essence. It may take a day or 2 weeks to feel a shift. Tune in and notice thought patterns shifting without having to “work” on them. That’s the magic of flower essences.

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HOW TO USE THE AMOUR MOON BALM

AS A MAKEUP REMOVER:

Put a little more than a pea-sized amount in the palm of your hand, rub your hands together—inhale the blissful aroma— and apply to a DRY face. Rinse with a warm cloth. Repeat if necessary.

AS A BODY BALM:

Put a small amount in your hand, rub your hands together — inhale the blissful aroma — and apply coming out of the bath or shower. On dry skin, you may want to use just a little to avoid feeling “oily”. You can, of course, use it on dry hands or feet.

During your moon cycle: massage on your belly and/or lower back.

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