Well, I use all of them. Almost in a rotation over periods of time.
(Quick note: use the back of your nail to pull any of the products out of the jars. It’s much easier and it gives you far better control over how much you are using. It doesn’t matter if you have really long nails, or nails so short they don’t go past your fingertip.)
- on my face, arms, shoulders, mid-riff, legs and back.
- I always apply Defense all over my body if I’m out in the hot sun and burning is possible. I use it on every piece of my skin that is exposed to the sun twice a day, minimum. Don’t forget the tip of your nose, I always do.
I personally do not use sunscreen. This is in no way a recommendation for you. Everyone’s skin is unique and reacts differently. The sun is not unhealthy. When I first get to a tropical location, I am not in it all day at first. I give my skin time to build up a tolerance without burning. I pay very careful attention to my skin. I cover up, I go inside, I put more Healing or Defense on, what ever it is saying to me, I Iisten. After a few weeks, I can stay in the sun all day without the risk of burning.
- During the winter I use it daily on my hands and face to keep the moisture locked in. I developed this product when I realized that Young/Healing couldn’t stop or prevent windburn or the moisture from being sucked out when I was out on the mountain snowboarding all day. I remember getting in the car after a long, windy, cold day in Colorado and caught a glimpse of my beaten skin in the rear view mirror. Yikes! It took awhile, but I found the perfect combo of ingredients to keep my skin defended from the harsh elements.
I also use the above mentioned products in my hair after every wash. My hair is super fine and thin for reference. Be warned…using too much (which is easy to do!) will make it look greasy. After I get done putting everything on my body, I take just an itsy bit more, rub it in my palms and then gently scrunch/press it into my hair. It is the ONLY product I put in my hair. Dr. Bronner’s soap to wash, apple cider vinegar spritzed in while still in the shower, and finished by scrunching or pressing Young/Healing or Defense into it before towel drying. I actually started doing this because a customer said he used Defense to style his hair. Then another customer said they have really thick hair and started using Young/Healing to help manage it. Try it for yourself, but I’m serious about using too much!! When I first tried it, I didn’t feel like anything transferred from my palms to my hair, so I put a little more in. I was wrong. So very wrong. Start out by just using what is left over in your palms after applying to your skin and build from there. Why rub it off on a towel? Use every ounce you can!
- If my lips even feel like they are going to become chapped, I immediately put it on with a few drops of water.
- I have also been known to put this on my lips before eating really hot foods that burn. It creates a barrier that protect my skin from the burning sensation. It also soothes them if I forget to put it on first…
- If I get a cold, I immediately begin putting Nourish on really thick around my nose to prevent it from drying out and becoming sore.
- Remember, Nourish is Defense, just a different jar.
- I use this on my feet in place of Defense.
- I also put this on my face, arms and legs every so often to give a break from the usual routine. I developed this mainly so the people who can’t afford the products that provide the most effective nutrition for your skin have a truly healthy, pure option.
- Gone can be used in the same way. Although Gone was designed specifically as a make-up remover, it is more than just a makeup remover.
- I don’t wear makeup – ever. But I do use Gone in a variety of other ways.
- When my face feels extra dirty, I wash my face with it. Coconut oil is a great cleanser and the tocotrienols make my skin feel so soft and smooth!
- Speaking of washing, I make homemade body wipes with Gone as well.
- Cut up a couple old soft t-shirt into whatever size squares you desire. Fold them as small as possible. I use about 4″ or 5″ squares.
- In an 8oz glass jar, put about 1/3 of a container of Gone (adjust more or less as you desire or if using a larger jar). You can also use a flexible plastic container from your previous wipes. Make sure it was washed thoroughly.
- Using WARM water, SLOWLY drizzle in the warm water while stirring. Take a pause every so often to make sure it’s completely combined, then start adding more water.
- When the jar is almost full, slowly start adding your folded cloth squares until the container is full.
- I use Gone as a leave in hair treatment if I’ve been in the salt water everyday for extended periods (after a surfing vacation). Make sure your hair is clean and wet before applying. When I do this, I put it on pretty thick and it leaves my hair looking greasy. If you have to go out in public, just wrap your hair up.
- I make sugar and salt scrubs for my face, feet and hands.
You might be asking yourself, why doesn’t she use Soft only on her feet? Why does she put makeup remover in her hair and wipe her body down with it? People are so used to having products designed for specific areas: face, feet, and body, which is why I have a lip product, a makeup remover and a foot balm. Don’t limit yourself to just a body part. Think outside the box with all of the products. My main products, Healing/Young, Defense/Nourish, and ReNew (coming soon), were designed for specific goals of the skin. Take the time to read about each ingredient. Decide what product(s) are best suited for you. If you have any questions, please call or email us.
I want to provide options for people who cannot afford the most restorative products we have. This is something Soft and Gone can provide. People of all walks of life and of all financial statuses deserve to have a truly healthy option that is 100% toxin free.
Please remember to always apply any of my products with damp hands. It will make your jar last longer because you don’t need a lot! Unless you are using Gone as a make-up remover, definitely use that in full concentration. It really is amazing at how easily it removes the most stubborn make-up!