skin care guides

At Kari Gran, we believe that every woman, regardless of her age or skin type, deserves an honest, easy-to-maintain skin care routine that nourishes her skin effectively with naturally derived ingredients. We believe there’s more that unites us than divides us, yet the beauty industry has been playing to our differences for as long as anyone can remember; with a new product for every little worry and formulas that treat symptoms rather than providing the nourishment that skin truly needs. Kari Gran offers women a clean, honest alternative to skin care because we believe that Mother Nature knows best when it comes to the care and feeding of our skin. We believe that the best skin care products are made with pure, simple ingredients such as organic botanical oils.

In our skin care guides, we’ll explore healthy lifestyle choices, skin care trends, current noteworthy literature, popular wellness rituals, and much more. We are committed to helping women find an elegant skin care solution that adapts to the needs of real life and places value on health and hydration over youth and perfection.

JUNE 10, 2019

Skin Care for Sensitive Skin

June 10, 2019

Skin Care for Sensitive Skin

If you experience dry, itchy, or flushed skin that is prone to redness, rashes, rosacea, allergies, or uncomfortable reactions to certain products, then welcome to the sensitive skin club. Kari Gran was a member of this club for most of her life and just like you- navigated an entire universe of products that overpromised and underdelivered. Her search for effective skincare products that her skin could actually tolerate led her to create her own skincare line. Let’s learn the facts and best practices when it comes to skin care for sensitive skin, and why those with skin sensitivity swear by Kari...

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JUNE 07, 2019

Facial Massage

June 07, 2019

Facial Massage

Here’s a little something about me you that might surprise you.  I am not a fan of professional facials.  Say what?  However, I am a big believer in DIY daily facial massages, which I do during my nightly skin care ritual.  Just like the rest of your body, facial muscles require exercise to help you keep your skin looking its best. Only 1 to 2 minutes per day to is enough to relax your muscles (though a minute or two more can’t hurt).  That’s doable, right? In a nutshell, stimulating the face muscles with regular massage has many benefits Relieves...

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MAY 06, 2019

Is It Time To Rethink Your Sunscreen?

May 06, 2019

Is It Time To Rethink Your Sunscreen?

Do you find all the talk about UV filters in sunscreens a little overwhelming?  Let’s face it - there’s a lot of information out there, and it’s hard to know what’s best for you. For instance, I find there’s a lot of “chemical confusion” surrounding the different ways to filter UV rays.  At its most basic, there are two types of filters in sunscreens: Physical (aka Mineral) and Chemical. Physical (aka Mineral) sunscreens sit on top of the skin and act as a protective barrier.  These contain either zinc oxide and/or titanium oxide.  I’m a big fan of Zinc Oxide,...

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JANUARY 15, 2019

Kari’s Double Take on Cleansing

January 15, 2019

Kari’s Double Take on Cleansing

My skin is dry…really dry (like Sahara Desert dry).  Thanks to a cranky thyroid (or lack thereof) I have super dry skin and hair.  The thought of using a double cleanse system has never had any great appeal to me. I don't feel you need multiple products to thoroughly cleanse your skin. And don't get me started on micellar water. Anyway, back to my point. Fast forward to an evening where I was using the Essential Cleansing Oil to remove my makeup and sunscreen. That day had been one where I wore more makeup than usual for photography. I felt like there...

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NOVEMBER 13, 2018

THANKSGIVING – A FEAST FOR YOUR SKIN!

November 13, 2018

THANKSGIVING – A FEAST FOR YOUR SKIN!

Thanksgiving is here, and with it comes with lots of gratitude and even more food than normal. And while we here at KG like to encourage healthful eating for best complexion results, Thanksgiving is one day we say throw caution to the wind. Do we want whip cream with that pumpkin pie? Oh yes, we do. However, the day should not be a total food guilt trip, so we went off in search of the silver lining. We found that many of the ingredients and foods we eat on Thanksgiving have powerful skin-loving properties, so chew on that as you...

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OCTOBER 22, 2018

PUMPKIN POWER: 4 WAYS TO TREAT YOUR SKIN

October 22, 2018

PUMPKIN POWER: 4 WAYS TO TREAT YOUR SKIN

Our famous Halloween icon also packs a powerful punch when it comes to nutrients, making it a winner for your skin. Here are four ways to take advantages of pumpkin properties – like alpha hydroxy acid and Vitamins A, C and E – to help your skin glow, no candle required. DrinkPumpkin Seed MilkSoak 1 cup seeds in water overnight. Hang in mesh bag to dry. Blend with 4 cups water in Vitamix. Strain into jar and squeeze milk through pulp. Keeps in fridge for 5 days. SnackRoasted Pumpkin SeedsWash raw seeds. Boil seeds in salted water for 10 minutes...

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OCTOBER 02, 2018

FOODS FOR YOUR FACE: 5 FALL SUPERFOODS

October 02, 2018

FOODS FOR YOUR FACE: 5 FALL SUPERFOODS

Here at Kari Gran, we’ve never been shy about encouraging a holistic approach to your all natural skin care regime, as truly, products can only get you so far. What you eat and drink impacts your complexion, for better or worse. With fall upon us, I wanted to share a few in-season superfoods for your skin. If they catch your eye, eat in abundance! 1. Pumpkin – These are not just for Halloween and crafts –pumpkins are rich in antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals, found in both the flesh and the seeds. Eating pumpkins can help repair sun damage and slow...

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SEPTEMBER 24, 2018

SKIN TYPES: THE MYTH DEBUNKED

September 24, 2018

SKIN TYPES: THE MYTH DEBUNKED

Shhhhh….I’ve got a secret. You don’t have a skin type. You have skin. Skin changes as you age, as the sun rises, as the season changes, as your hormones wax, as your hydration wanes, and because of a million other little things that affect your living, breathing, beautiful shell. Over the years you’ve been asked (or told) by magazines, makeup artists, salespeople, etc., what type of skin you have – Dry? Normal? Combination? Oily? – as they try and diagnose what products you should use to “treat” your complexion. Here’s my take: forget all about that. The problem is you’re...

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SEPTEMBER 17, 2018

FALL ESSENTIALS

September 17, 2018

FALL ESSENTIALS

It’s that time of year again, the wind is getting crisper, the leaves are changing color and the PSL can be found in the hands of coffee lovers everywhere. The first day of fall is fast approaching (9/22), and that means it’s time to double up on your Essential Serum. Weather and temperature changes can really do a number on your skin. Ever go from perfectly moisturized to dehydrated, flaky skin in a snap? The best remedy is simple – protect your skin and keep it moisturized. I typically suggest using one to two pumps of serum during the day...

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AUGUST 28, 2018

HAVE YOUR SPF AND EAT IT, TOO

August 28, 2018

HAVE YOUR SPF AND EAT IT, TOO

You’re probably used to thinking of SPF as something you put on your skin.  Consider another kind of SPF that you put in your body:  we call them Sun Protection Foods.  There’s a whole bunch of foods that can help fight the photoaging effects of the sun, especially the UVA rays that are present all year long, even when it’s cloudy. While we would never recommend skipping your daily use of sunscreen, making room in your daily diet for these foods can be another defense against the damaging UV rays. The good news is that you’re already probably eating a...

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