Allow me to confess something. . .I don't do much to my skin, but it's the thing I get complimented on the most. In all honesty, my Mom had beautiful skin and my Dad also has beautiful skin so genetics are at play. But, studies have proven that we can change the effects of our genetics by creating and following a daily regimen. This is why I was scared that my lack of a daily regimen would disrupt my favorable skin genetics. Growing up my skin was just okay. I didn’t know how to properly care for it because every time I would try to use products that the other girls I knew used, I would break out. I discovered very early on that I had sensitive skin but I didn’t know how to care for my largest organ. It wasn’t until I turned 29 that I finally found a routine that worked for me - making my own natural skincare products.
In 2013, I started making the products in my tiny bedroom in Mount Rainier, Maryland with two Tupperware containers and a spoon. I used to volunteer at Glut Food Co-Op, which was right up the road and I received store credit. I used the credit to purchase fruit, veggies, shea butter and coconut oil. Coincidentally, the base of my products for the Darilyn Tyrese Collection are shea butter, coconut oil and other essential oils.
My goal with the Darilyn Tyrese Collection is to create an online marketplace that lends itself to my holistic brand. In 2018 I am presenting products and services dealing primarily with natural skincare, holistic plant-based consulting, speaking, blogging, workshop facilitation and I’m also working on a book!
Let’s never forget that topical products are fab, but your routine trumps any product that you could ever use. The lack of dairy in my diet and the increase of water-rich foods in my routine has a lot to do with the appearance of my skin. Dairy is extremely inflammatory and removing just one form of dairy from your diet will improve your skin and lessen the tummy aches that you have experienced. Additionally, refreshing foods like cucumbers, oranges and spinach provide the necessary hydration and vitamin C that your skin needs.
The cold weather is here to stay for a while, so we must prepare our skin with heavier butters, oils and creams. My line is the perfect complement to the winter season. Give it a try!