Thanks to everyone who responded to our #AskTata Instagram post with a beauty or skincare question – they’re all so excellent and useful for people of all skin types and ages. So, we thought we’d put them all in one public place where we could answer each one. We’ll still be running our #AskTata campaign on Instagram regularly – so if you didn’t get a chance to ask Tata your beauty Q this time, no worries. There will be another one soon!
@Missjuliadk – Great questions! The best foods to eat for glowing skin are avocado, organic raw nuts, blueberries and raspberries, apricot and melons, and dark, leafy greens. Best foods to avoid are processed foods, foods with refined sugar, coffee (can dry out the skin), and fried foods. As for your 2nd post, try using our Resurfacing Mask when those breakouts arrive (or just before you think they’re coming), to fight inflammation and reduce blemish-causing bacteria. Hormonal blemishes can be pretty difficult to control, but drink lots of water, avoid the foods above that I mentioned, and make sure you are managing stress well at that time to keep the breakouts at bay.
@sheridanfrench – Hey, great question, you are in a classic situation! I’d start with a cleanser that will multitask as a moisturizer and age-defier… our Regenerating Cleanser is the way to go. It will exfoliate, soften, brighten, and keep moisture intact which is key for fighting wrinkles. Then, an age-defying serum. This will keep fine lines at bay and boost elasticity and skin resilience. Our Rejuvenating Serum is perfect. Then, the eyes!!! Our Restorative Eye Creme is super key for minimizing dark circles, and fighting fatigue around the eye area. It’s a best-seller and one of my faves. Then a face oil like our Replenishing Nutrient Complex to lock in moisture, give skin a glow and soften. Smells so lovely too. Do this every day, 2x a day, and stay hydrated! xo
@amyschnitzel – Keratosis Pilaris is a chronic condition that is difficult to totally eliminate but easy to control with the proper amount of exfoliation, like with gentle scrubs, softening moisturizers and oils or with glycolic acid treatments. Out of our line, I recommend our Revitalizing Body Oil, which is antibacterial, softening, nourishing, and is great for re-texturizing and balancing the skin!
@Ilbest – Radiance! That’s definitely what we’re all looking for every day 🙂 The key is to exfoliate daily (with a gentle exfoliator; for example a Clarisonic daily would be too much). Every day the skin produces dead skin cells and staying on top of that buildup is the key to keeping the skin looking glowy. Our Regenerating Cleanser is amazing at making the skin glow because it exfoliates while preserving moisture. When the skin is properly moisturized, it reflects light in a way that dry skin doesn’t, and it looks radiant. Be sure to give your skin proper moisture with a moisturizer like our Repairative Moisturizer or a face oil like our Replenishing Nutrient Complex!
@stephaniegeorgianni – Face oil is perfect for you. Some people with oily skin are hesitant to use an oil but they keep sebum production in check and bring skin back to a happy equilibrium, plus it’s healing and will reduce blemishes. Our Replenishing Nutrient Complex is perfect for you!
@mnmsd416 – The Rejuvenating Serum. It’s our hero product and always has been; it delivers amazing results and is perfect for both preventing signs of aging, if you’re young, and treating existing signs through all ages. It’s been called a “life changer” by Vogue Magazine and for good reason. Check it out!
@t94lee – Our Resurfacing Mask is really our best bet for fighting breakouts as they happen, and keeping the skin soft, glowy and fresh. Breakouts are so tough… make sure your diet isn’t promoting them (with refined sugar or fried foods), be sure to sure to hydrate properly to flush out your system, minimize stress, try Zinc, Spirulina or Fish Oil supplements, which can all help. But of course, before trying a new supplement, always talk to a doc. Try a healing product like our Replenishing Nutrient Complex to heal existing spots or scars!
@thezenbaby – Congratulations on the upcoming wedding!! To be sure your skin is perfect and glowy, use our Resurfacing Mask twice a week in the two weeks leading up to the wedding, and use it a day or two before the wedding itself, to leave the skin soft and radiant – skin that is well exfoliated always looks the best under makeup. For a regimen that delivers soft, glowy skin, I’d recommend our Regenerating Cleanser, Rejuvenating Serum and Replenishing Nutrient Complex – and Eye Creme, to fight under-eye bags and shadows. It’s an amazing combination. Your skin will glow guaranteed 🙂 xo
@mrsthomas1115 – this is a great and really important question. Cleansing is probably the most important thing, but be sure to use a cleanser with no soaps, sulfates or detergents, which will strip your skin and make it look dry and tired… our Regenerating Cleanser gives the skin an immediate glow and polishes to soften the skin, plus it doesn’t dry the skin out and leaves it feeling fresh and moisturized. Then, an age-defying product that is a real multitasker, like our Rejuvenating Serum. The combination of these 2 takes just 1 minute and will work wonders.
@thereseprosche – I start the day with a big fruit smoothie with lots of berries plus coconut water, apple, carrot and melon juices, and for lunch I usually have a salad with fish or meat or a pasta dish – whatever we have handy. Usually the same goes for dinner. I’m a really easy eater, and I believe in eating whatever makes you happy and appeals to you… but always going for Organic, preferably local and as fresh as possible. My mid-afternoon always includes a little dark chocolate treat and some herbal tea!
@miss_e_robinson – Absolutely our Resurfacing Mask! Use the mask twice a week in the two weeks leading up to the wedding, and use it a day or two before the wedding itself, to leave the skin soft and radiant – skin that is well exfoliated always looks the best under makeup. For a regimen that delivers soft, glowy skin, I’d recommend our Regenerating Cleanser, Rejuvenating Serum and Replenishing Nutrient Complex – and Eye Creme, to fight under-eye bags and shadows. It’s an amazing combination. Your skin will glow guaranteed 🙂 xo
@samantharoswell – That is a great idea! We hadn’t thought of that yet. Have you tried our Restorative Eye Creme? It has a lot of the same neuropeptide technology as our Rejuvenating Serum and Elixir Vitae to smooth out fine lines and fight signs of fatigue.
@olyitsa – I love this question. I’m inspired by so much 🙂 Primarily by my mission and the mission of my company, which is to create healthy, totally natural and pure products that give women the gorgeous skin they’ve always wanted, and therefore improve their lives and help people be their happiest, best selves. That really sums it up! As for your 2nd Q, I recommend the following: Regenerating Cleanser for an age-defying daily clarifying cleanser, the Rejuvenating Serum as a multitasking treatment, the Repairative Moisturizer for moisture, the Restorative Eye Creme, and Replenishing Nutrient Complex.
@shappyshop – For fine lines, definitely our Rejuvenating Serum or Elixir Vitae – both are amazing age-defying multitaskers and have the latest line smoothing technology–neuropeptide ingredients that help smooth skin. It gives the skin an instant glow and really minimizes pores, I think you’ll love it! xo
@thecuratedhouse – Hi Sarah! Sunscreen will be out in 2015 🙂 thanks for waiting patiently… we are working on it and it’s going to be amazing. As for melasma, we aren’t working on anything specifically for this condition but our Concentrated Brightening Serum would definitely help with dark spots and discoloration, as it tackles all forms of hyperpigmentation in the skin and addresses the entire cascade of events in the skin that leads to a dark spot or dark area!
@lion_k92 – I had no idea I wanted to be a beauty entrepreneur until I realized that I couldn’t find the skincare products that I was looking for anywhere in the world. I wanted real results, with zero synthetic chemicals, and I figured I had to make it myself. It really became my passion – I wanted to solve this problem!
@izzyrizz – Thanks for the love Kevin 😉 you have great questions… oversized pores are tough but our Resurfacing Mask is a game changer. Also, exfoliate daily to keep the daily buildup of dead skin to a minimum, since that can really contribute to blackheads. Our Regenerating Cleanser is best for that. xo!
@sbpeesh – So glad you love the Love Potion! I do too. I think hair products are in the future… but probably not within the next year. But it’s great to get that feedback, so thank you! As for help in the chest or any body area that needs some support, dry brushing is great for boosting microcirculation and supporting the collagen structure of the skin, plus our Boosted Contouring Serum works anywhere on the body and lifts and firms all areas. I particularly love to use it on my neck and jawline area. xo!
@anummufeed – I think your best bet is to exfoliate regularly to reduce the possibility of those blackheads of forming, by clearing the surface of dead skin… and try the Resurfacing Mask to minimize pores overall.
@jessicaaakaitlyn – Problematic skin with no obvious cause can be so tough! Managing stress is a natural next-step, or making sure your regimen involves products with natural salicylic acid (like our Resurfacing Mask) to fight bacteria. Our Replenishing Nutrient Complex is great for healing existing blemishes. Hope this helps, xo!
@lizthegreenspirit – Exfoliate daily to reduce the buildup of dead skin cells, and use the Resurfacing Mask weekly. It’s super effective at minimizing pores!
@lizzyhnolan – Yep! Stay tuned in 2015 for SPF! 😉
@frenchgirlnyc – Yes, you’ve hit on one of my main philosophies – internal skincare is just as important as your external regimen! Your diet, sleep, stress, hydration all plays a huge part. I don’t think keeping your hair away from your face makes too much of a difference, unless it is super-unclean!
@ohmissmarie – I think it depends on you specific skincare needs, as our products are wonderful for skin of all types and races. As for new-mom skin,
I’d recommend restorative products that support an overall balanced complexion for complete hydration and glow! Our Refreshing Cleanser, Rejuvenating Serum and Replenishing Nutrient Complex might be perfect for you. Congrats on motherhood! xo
@adioritz4 – Great questions, and the answer is yes, people who begin to use our line usually notice a difference in the radiance, vitality and texture of their skin within a few days of consistent use. The skin immediately looks healthier and more youthful. We’ve had so many wonderful testimonials from people who are so happy with the results and who have never seen it before with any other skincare. It’s worth a try! Our product that is best for dark circles is the Restorative Eye Creme. It has an ingredient called Eyebright flower that literally brightens those dark spots, while boosting microcirculation that can cause that dark stagnation. Try doing a light eye massage as you apply the Creme to boost flow in the area and wake the eyes up. xo!
@sam_wise9 – I’d recommend sunscreen and a hat to protect your sensitive skin, plus the Concentrated Brightening Serum is our main treatment for spots. That is really our only product that addresses hyperpigmentation, and it’s a general age-defier as well so it will keep your skin looking gorgeous and youthful for the long-term!
@eantequera – Here are a few ideas: eat foods that are high in nutrients and minerals that promote firm skin, like berries, Brazil nuts, and pomegranate juice. Exfoliate with dry-brushing which boosts microcirculation which can help with firmness, and stay hydrated with lots of filtered water. And of course exercise is a must. Our Boosted Contouring serum is amazing to firm the body, but as it’s a small bottle it might not be best for a large area of the skin. Our Fortifying Body Lotion strengthens and tones as well with Gotu Kola and lots of antioxidant ingredients!
@leelaspics – Try our Resurfacing Mask just before the outbreak arrives and then during it, to reduce redness, irritation and as a spot treatment. Our Replenishing Nutrient Complex is super effective to reduce scarring, it’s a super healing facial oil and makes a world of difference. Definitely try it!
@monicamcilroy – I start my day with my children! Waking them up and greeting the day together is the best way to get energized. My first meal is a big fruit juice smoothie blend that we make at home. For my skin, I use my Regenerating Cleanser, Hydrating Floral Essence, Elixir Vitae, Repairative Moisturizer and Replenishing Nutrient Complex, which sounds like it would take forever but it’s really just 2 minutes. Then I head to the office and my day begins. My nightly regimen is the same, but I include my Restorative Eye Creme as well.
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