Skincare Routine - JanessaMann.Com

Skincare Routine

Skincare Routine - JanessaMann.Com

I recently had to restock some of my skincare favourites, so I decided I should post my current skincare routine. My skin is pretty sensitive so I can’t change up products frequently. I get a bit of hormonal (or chocolate-induced!) acne as well as some dehydrated patches.

Face Mask – Nutriganics Smoothing Mask from the Body Shop
Super helpful at getting impurities out of my skin. I often put it on before my shower, and then exfoliate it off.

Cleanser – MUJI Mild Oil Cleanser
Super great, gentle cleanser!

Exfoliator – cleanser and my washcloth
I tried a sample of one of First Aid Beauty’s exfoliators, and I would love to buy it, but it’s a little pricey.

Toner – apple cider vinegar and water
I just poured those into an old Body Shop bottle. It’s super gentle (and cheap!) and I just use it on a cotton pad.

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Serum – The Body Shop Drops of Youth Concentrate  When I was searching for the link, I got worried that it was gone. Nope, just re-packaged. I didn’t feel the need to search out a serum, but I got sucked in to the store’s buy 2 get 1 sale, and I’ve been happy with the results.

Moisturizer – MUJI Moisturizing Milk
A really nice, light moisturizer.

Sunscreen – Ombrelle
The only sunscreen that doesn’t give me a rash on my face. So, yeah, I use it regularly.

Heavy moisturizer – shea butter
Sometimes I get little patches of dryness, or as a reaction to something, so I put shea butter on.

Acne treatment – tea tree oil
So good for you!

May Favourites - JanessaMann.Com

May Favourites

May Favourites - JanessaMann.Com
Product Favourites

This month I didn’t have too many new product favourites, but I will share with you the wonderful things I did love.

Aromaforce Lavender Essential Oils – In the fall I bought an essential oil diffuser because I had read that lavender can help with insomnia.

Neutrogena Body Clear Body Wash pink grapefruit – So necessary when you work out a lot, super helpful for bacne. The biggest issue with working out.

Marc Anthony Nourishing Argan Oil of Morocco 3 day smooth – I don’t do much to my hair, but when I do blow-dry it I like to use a smoothing cream so it looks nice. This argan oil cream makes my hair super smooth and beautiful when I apply it before blow-drying. However, it doesn’t do much if you just put it in and then let it airdry.

Thursday Plantation Tea Tree Medicated Gel for Acne – Tiny, expensive tube, but cleared up the bacne I had really quickly in time for the wedding I went to recently. I’ll probably keep it on hand for when I have a bad breakout, but for cost effectiveness I’ll just use tea tree oil every day.

Squish Strawberry Rhubarb – I discovered Squish in the fall, and love their candy. They’re based in Montreal and are gluten-free, use real fruit extracts, no artificial colours, no-GMOs, and are fat-free. These are perfect to make me feel like I have a strawberry rhubarb pie with me right now.

Lush Aromaco patchouli deodorant – I’ve used this deodorant for years. I love the smell of patchouli, and unless I’m working out and going somewhere afterward, this is strong enough to block out any B.O. I keep mine in a small plastic container to keep in the moisture, and one $5 block can last me for a whole year.

May Favourites - JanessaMann.Com
Our herb garden

Check out what’s in our herb garden!

On Saturday, Nic and I got to check out an Olympic Lifting class, run by his friend Winston, at CrossFitYKV. It was a lot of fun learning snatches and cleans, and I look forward to incorporating some more of those movements into my powerlifting routine. At the end of the main workout, Winston said, “let’s do accessory work now.” For Olympic lifters, their accessory work is squats and deadlifts. That’s my main as a powerlifter. I squatted less than I normally would, but Nic and I were definitely sore on Sunday. I’d definitely recommend that gym, it’s BEAUTIFUL.


DIY Yoga Mat Spray with Essential Oils!

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Ever hated how your yoga mat smells after a nice long hot yoga session? Now you can solve that!

DIY Yoga Mat Spray with Essential Oils - TheCraftyMann.Blogspot.Ca

All you need is a little spray bottle (mine’s from a travel toiletry kit from Dollarama), tea tree oil to clean, an essential oil of your choice, and water.

Put water in the spray bottle, and then about 20 drops of each oil, depending on the size of the bottle. The tea tree oil will kill bacteria, and the essential oil will scent it nicely. I have lavender for my air diffuser, so I used that.

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