"Meditation and yoga have both been invaluable practices for my skin, my gut, and the quality of my life in general. The skin on my face always feels and looks the most fresh when I drink a lot of water, eat a lot of greens, eat mostly unprocessed foods, and avoid processed sugar (a big-time inflammatory culprit). I think it is true for most of us that the cleaner our diet, the more balanced our skin looks and feels.
Dry-brushing before a shower has been great for smoothing out my skin, and for after-shower I am committed to 100% organic products. I have recently been experimenting with straight up oils—Dr. Bronner's virgin coconut oil and Acure Organic's argan oil are my favorites for face and hair, and Kimberly Parry Organic's sweet orange and Aura Cacia's sesame oil is my favorite for body.
My dear friend Chris of Joy Connector creates blends of body oils and delicious scrubs that feel and smell so divine I smile every time I use them. I use Juice Beauty's mascara and tinted moisturizer, whose earth-conscious initiatives are just as wonderful as their clean products. For sunscreen I use Goddess Garden Organics—I firmly believe a little beach time for sun and salt does wonders for the skin and within." -Sasha Nelson, New York-based yogi.