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June Book Club: Skin Cleanse


Wow…is today really June 1st? It totally crept up on me! The month has started and that means it’s time to move on from Better Than Before—a book I LOVED and will be sharing some thoughts on soon—and start reading something new. My pick for June is Skin Cleanse: The Simple, All-Natural Program for Clear, Calm, Happy Skin. Who doesn’t want that?

With summer just weeks away, we’re all no doubt hoping to spend more time by the water and less time in front of the mirror. In the warmer months especially, less makeup is better. But wearing less makeup is a hard thing to do if our skin isn’t behaving, am I right? Here’s the promise of this book, straight from the back cover:

Breakouts. Dryness. Redness. Oiliness.

If you’re like most women, you’ve been on a never-ending quest for perfect skin—or even just good skin—since adolescence. It’s a frustrating pursuit to say the least, filled with one disappointing (and expensive) miracle solution after another. Why is it so hard to get good skin?

Adina Grigore, founder of the organic skincare line S.W. Basics, would argue that getting clear, calm, happy skin is about much more than products and peels. Or, rather, it’s about much less. In Skin Cleanse, she guides readers through a holistic program designed to heal skin from the inside out.

We tend to think of our skin as a separate entity from the rest our bodies when in fact it is our largest organ. The state of our skin is a direct reflection of what our bodies look like on the inside. So Adina’s program begins as any healthy regime should: with the basics for full-body health. That means eating plenty of fresh, whole foods; drinking more water; getting blood pumping and oxygen flowing to your cells through movement; and giving your skin a chance to repair and regenerate by resting.

From there, readers are challenged to a skin cleanse that requires going product-free for twenty-four hours. Once detoxed, Adina then shows us how to overhaul our beauty routine, how to carefully add some products back in, and even how to make our own products at home, with advice and targeted solutions for specific skin conditions such as acne, dry skin, oily skin, and more.The secret to beautiful, stress-free skin is simple: it’s an inside job.

Who’s reading with me?

(Water bottle is by BKR, towel is Nate Berkus for Target)


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    June 1, 2015 at 12:31 pm

    I just recently finished this book- the part that helped me the most was the total detox from ALL skin care products. I stopped using my moisturizer (so so hard!) and it turns out that was what was causing me to break out! I also love her holistic approach that discusses how what we eat affects our skin- I’ve been cutting way back on dairy. Definitely recommend this book!
    This Side of Paradise

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    June 1, 2015 at 2:09 pm

    I preordered that book and read it within a couple days. I loved it. She sells her products at target now! While they are more expensive. I think they’re worth it.

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    Kari Berdelle
    June 4, 2015 at 8:43 am

    I will definitely be reading this with you! Good pick!!

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