My Top Skin Care Tips

Feb 7, 2012 by

Skin Care Tips and Secrets


It’s been a while since I’ve done a beauty blog post, and today while I was doing one of my regular beauty routines I thought, hey it’s time I share some more beauty secrets with my readers :). Make sure you also check out my post on ” Secrets To Healthy and Glowing Skin ” and ” Secrets To Shiny And Healthy Hair “, you will find more advice there to complement the tips I am sharing below.


You’re skin will show me what you eat!


It always and I mean always starts from the inside. Your skin reflects your exact eating habits. If you eat lot’s of sugar and processed foods your skin will look dehydrated and you will notice fine lines and wrinkles around your eyes, because sugar eats your collagen.  You can buy the most expensive skin care in the world with the best promises, but if you’re eating junk food, not drinking enough water and not getting enough sleep, no product will ever help your skin to look healthy. Water and vegetables daily is the secret to get that healthy glow!


The best natural exfoliator


I bet your grandma knows that one – baking soda. Baking soda is a must have! I use it to exfoliate my face every day, it’s gentle and effective. If you are sitting down, I would love to reveal a big secret – I use baking soda to exfoliate under my eyes as well. What?! That’s right! The area under your eyes needs exfoliation just as much as the rest of your face, baking soda is perfect for that. I know that Cleaopatra used baking soda in her beauty regimen daily, of course back then it was’t called baking soda, but that’s what she used. I personally been using it for years, and it’s still one of the best products especially for the price.


My Favorite Anti-Aging Face Mask


I started doing this mask 2 to 3 times a week before bed, and I can tell you that my skin loves it. I use Seaweed and raw honey ( you can buy the sheets of seaweed in any supermarket, blend it with a bit of water ). After you blend the seaweed you will have a very funky looking mixture, add raw honey and apply it to the face for 20-30 minutes. It smells like seaweed, but the results will give you a very firm and glowing skin. Nothing beats natural face masks!


No need to collect skin care products


Sometimes I watch some of the youtube beauty bloggers and I am just amazed at how much money goes into some of those skin care regimens. Multi – step systems, serums, creams, more serums etc. I can personally tell you that I’ve tried everything, and all those multi-step systems such as the right cleanser, toner, serum, day cream, night cream etc, it’s all just marketing, it will give you the same result if you were just to buy one good quality product. Find 1 amazing cream that works for your face and that’s all you need. Look at the ingredients not the promises. I recently found a holy grail of a product, It’s expensive but it replaced everything else in my skin care routine, so the price adds up evenly. It’s absolutely hands down the best skin cream I’ve ever used, there is one ingredient that I am not too crazy about but the results help me ignore it. The first time I applied it, I knew it was love at first sight ( message me if you want to know what it is ). I even stopped using foundation makeup since I’ve been using this cream, that’s how good it is. Notice I am not wearing any makeup in the picture above.


As I been going about through life I’ve learned that going back to basics always works, that means trying to stay away from chemicals in our skin care as much as we can.  Because dyes, parabens, preservatives get absorbed by our skin and in the long run they only make things worst.  It seems nearly impossible to find a product these days without some harsh chemicals in it, but I definitely try my best to keep things as natural as I can.  I make all of my own face scrubs, body scrubs and face masks. I use grape seed oil and coconut oil as a body moisturizer and I give my self a facial once a week ;).  I think it’s very important to take care of our selves as much as we can, because we only have one body in this life, it’s not like you can migrate into a new body and skin when you get tired of old one LOL.  My best friend always says – ” My body is a temple and I worship it ” –  ( I love that saying 🙂 )



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  • Dear Tatianna,
    To say that I have very sensitive skin is to say nothing, it’s a huge problem for me to exfoliate my face even with natural stuff coz my face reacts immediately by appearing red spots which go away soooo slowly, so I shoud be super cautious with skin care. After having read about baking soda, I’ve decided to give it a try after all. Guess what, it worked for me so good, at last I found an exfoliator which doesn’t irrites my skin. So I’m extremely grateful for your tip!

    • Tatyana,

      It makes me so happy to read such an amazing comment. I am so happy to be able to help someone else with my advice. I’ve been using backing soda for so many other things as well, I add it to my toothpaste and it whitens my teeth, I just love backing soda, it’s an all purpose product and it costs under a dollar.

      I’m glad you found your exfoliator!

  • Di

    Here it is.. your secret weapon – seaweed mask as you promised.  Thank you for this recipe. But i’m very curious about baking soda.  How do you use it? You just mix it with water and apply on your face and eye area? 

    • Hi Di,

      I wet my face, then place a good amount into my hands, start applying onto my face in circular motions adding a bit of more water as I go along, when you begin to add more water you will feel the little grains on your face. I just love how my skin looks like afterwards 🙂

      • Di

        Thank you Tatianna. You look amazing in this picture above. So fresh and cute))

  • WorkItOutYourself

    You made me really curious, Tatiana about that cream… can you tell it ? I only use natural products, from shampoo to toothpaste, I tried many of them. Even though many of them claim to be organic and 100 % natural, that doesn’t mean it’s a match for one’s skin, so you have to keep looking for the perfect match.

    • Hey :),

      The one that I am using at the moment is not organic so you might not like it ( normally I always use organic, but for this cream I made an exception ). But since you only use organic I would like to recommend something that I think you will totally fall in love with ( and it’s completely organic and just incredible ). It’s actually compared to the cream I am using now, but it’s more then half the price it’s Dr. Hauschka Rose Day Cream ( I wrote a post about it while back here is the link to the post with a picture of it ). When I am not using my expensive cream I use Dr. Hauschka it’s made with 30 roses per jar and it totally smells like it, it just smells like a fresh rose – I love it. The ingredients are perfect as well no parabens, or dyes just essential oils, just lovely. It’s a perfect for the winter but I use it in the summer as well. There is a special way of using it also, you have to press in into the skin and you only need a small amount. If you still want to know about the other cream I will send you an email :), ( I just realized you also have a blog 🙂 ).

      • WorkItOutYourself

        Hm…I always wondered about Dr Haushcka’s products, because I saw them everywhere at the health stores, but they seemed a bit pricey. I will look online for a better price. I looked on their website at the ingredients, they seem to be all plant derived and everybody praises their products.
        You’re so right when you say that rather pay a bit more and get something that works for you than get 7 cheaper things, that would end up in the trash can eventually.
        If you don’t mind sending it to me :), I am just really curious :D. ( ).
        I do have a blog, I just started recently writing in it , to keep a better track of my workouts. Maybe I will put some recipes sometimes ( I like cooking and exploring new recipes ).
        I think I will go to Whole Foods and try some Dr Haushcka there, sometimes they have testers 😀

        • Yes definitely do that, the only problem with testers is that they can be old sometimes and they don’t smell the same. Look on ebay, you can get a far better deal there ( that’s where I always got my Dr Hauschka cream ), but make sure you get the original German version, it’s just a little bit better ;). I know for sure you would love it!

          I will send you the email right now.

          • WorkItOutYourself

            I got my Dr Hauschka stuff today :). They also sent me some samples of some of their other creams and masks. I hope they get along with my skin :D.

          • Yay!!! I’m so happy you got it cause I also ordered my love the rose day cream as well, now waiting for it :). Tell me how you like it, I’m pretty sure it will agree with your skin cause their stuff is just awesome!

          • WorkItOutYourself

            Wow, Tatianna, I am really impressed with these products. I feel silly for not even trying them for all these years. I got the cleansing milk as well and it is so gentle and so hydrating and they all smell so good and real, plus, I really like the fact that they’re in glass bottles. Thanks so much for recommending them to me !

          • You are always welcome:) glad I could help.

      • laurie

        I just read this Tatianna and I would love to know what you are using. I am trying to get rid of all my products and just use one or two that are worth it. I figured I could give that a try..If you could email me at, thanks!

  • Should I ever try that face mask out, Tat, you’d have to pay me a lot of money to post a picture of it! 🙂

    BTW, you are a woman that looks excellent without makeup! 

    • Thanx Marco :),

      Funny thing you mention the face mask, cause my original idea was to take a picture with the seaweed mask on, I looked so funny, like I had poo on my face, LOL – so I skipped it!

  • Hi there :),

    Thank you so much I can’t wait to try it. I do love skin oils even if it’s for the face :). I love exploring new products, thank you thank you :).

  • WorkItOutYourself

    Hi Fitnessnut :). Good to hear from you :). Oh dear, even the skin type we have seems to be the same. I am the type of person that if I eat cheese or chocolate you can see it on my face the next day :(. I have never tried Dr H before and I am pretty impressed ( for a 2 days use so far ). I tried Aubrey organics and as much as other people say it’s fantastic, it really didn’t work for me. I tried Burt’s Bees, pretty much the same thing, Beauty without cruelty, Kiss My Face, Nubian Heritage/Shea Moisture ( they really have great soaps and body lotions ) and probably others that I forgot about. I am very particular about choosing something that’s completely natural ( I even tried making my own stuff ) just because my skin is so sensitive. I don’t think I heard about Oceana, but thank you so much for sharing about it, I will look for it and keep it on the list . 
    Haven’t heard about Origins either…are they completely natural ? When you say they were about the same, you mean they worked well for you ?  

  • WorkItOutYourself

    Also…would you mind sending me an email at I would like to ask you some things if that’s okay.

  • jt

    Gonna try that mask!! And the baking soda!! 🙂 My skin is veeeeeery sensitive too, like Tatyana’s, and a bit dry too. I’ve been trying a lot of products like yourself, some have worked for a while, others nothing at all. 
    What’s worked for me lately is applying pure aloe vera gel when my skin is too dry and sensitive as a “base” then a moisturizing cream when the former is completely absorbed. I use the moisturizer alone when my skin looks fine and not too dry. And this cream has never made my face go red or itchy (even some expensive ones did that to me), and it’s really cheap! Great finding there, only Spain-based brand and perhaps nothing really special, but it does it for me 🙂

    • Sounds interesting 🙂 What kind of Brands are Spain only?  I love to find brands of different countries 🙂

      • jt

        This cream I’m using is Babaria , their website is . It’s the kind of brand you can find in the beauty section of a supermarket, cheap but have found that not necesarily bad, at all! I have found that they have less chems or bad chems in general than other popular brands like Nivea and they have this natural approach and they don’t test on animals. A jar of about 50ml can cost like 4€ only (well depending on the active component, the aloe vera is one of the cheapest).
        Yesterday I did the baking soda thing, my skin did feel a bit itchy but just for a moment, but it took away a lot of residue off my nose! 😀 After that, I used a toner as you recommended, I have this Clinique one that dries up my skin too much even though it claims it doesn’t, but used this cheap one I bought some time ago by Lixoné (another Spanish brand) , a rosewater tonic . It has a natural rose aroma and usually anything with an aroma makes my face go wild, but this one doesn’t 🙂 They also don’t test on animals, that’s a big yes for me in terms of choosing a brand 🙂

        • Thank you for all this info Jt, I’ve seen this brand before here in US.  By the way I love rose water as well, I’m trying to find the right toner at the moment and you reminded me of this rose toner :).  Gonna go buy one today :).

  • luluchoice

    omg I really want to know the cream you are talking about .. can you send the name to me please ? :)))

  • If you can get a hold of Ren Skincare – – defo give them a try!.. They are also an organic natural brand with absolutely no nasties in their products – ie: No synthetic fragrance, petro-chemicals, sulfates, synthetic colours and parabens. Everything smells amazing too 🙂

    I did go to the Dr Hauschka website to check out the no creams on at night and just a toner or something. I tried that last night and used only organic rose water which is the cheapest thing ever…(i use – as well as some of their carrier oils <3) and I will check back in a week or 2 to update on how my skin is adapting to withdrawing night creams!

  • Marmalou

    Thank you for sharing! i’m definitely going to try this facial mask 🙂
    Just one little question: what are the seaweed/honey proportions? And so true about the sleep. Haven’t slept enough lately and hate to see thAT face in the mirror. Little sleep no more! )

  • Yamil

    Very true, great post

  • Salina Oraz

    Hi Tati,

    Amazing blog, amazing stuff, thanks so much for sharing! you mentioned some absolutely unbelievable cream, can you share what it is? I’m crazy about creams and natural cosmetics, I think everybody should take care of their bodies from the inside & outside.

    I’m moving away from marketing products (although I must admit its hard!, i do love 1000th tubes & bottles in bathroom). so please share with me what is that cream?

    Cheers xxx 🙂

    • Hey sweetie, the cream I was talking about her was La mer. But I don’t use it anymore because I found out they test on animals. Right now I just stick to everything by Dr. Hauschka.