Skintervention: A Review

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If you are a regular reader of my blog you would know that for the month of November I’m doing my 2nd round of Whole30.

This round is going really well, and I’ve been trailing loads of new recipes, but I will discuss that in another post.

This post I want to tell you about the book I decided to read during my 2nd Whole30 experience. The book or guide is Skintervention by Liz Wolfe.

Liz blogs over at Cave Girl Eats.  She is also one of the hosts of the Balance Bites Podcast which I listen to every week.

If you want to purchase the book go to the Skintervention website. I purchased it as part of a paleo bundle at the start of the year, and it’s taken me until now to read it. But let me tell you it’s worth its weight in gold. I did have the intention of reading this book during my first round of Whole30 but there is only so much information you can absorb at one time.  That’s why this round I read the book so I could start implementing alternative ways to skin care.

I always knew that what I put on my skin would have an effect on my skin.  However, it wasn’t until I went paleo and I healed myself from the inside out, that it had a huge impact on me.

I have suffered from dry skin all my life.  You wouldn’t think so with an olive complexion, but alas it’s true.  Having eczema also doesn’t help.  I’ve also passed on eczema to my son 🙁 and he has it way worse than me, poor kid.

So that’s why I really wanted to dive straight into this book.  I figured I’ll be the guinea pig, I’ll try things out on me first and then try it on him.

First up was hair!

This is me with my hair freshly washed (and air dried) using the No Shampoo method.

I’m proud to say that I no longer use shampoo! Who knew it would be dead easy and also great for my hair?  Let me tell you my hair gets gross with all the exercise I do.  So it’s awesome to find an alternative (and cheap) way to wash my hair.

It’s dead easy. Want to know how? All you need are:

Shampoo: 1 tablespoon of bi-carb soda dissolved in 1 cup of warm water.
Pour it over your head and massage it into your scalp.
Conditioner: 1 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar mixed into 1 cup of warm water.
Pour over your head, yes it smells but the smell will wash out immediately.

And that’s it! You will drastically decrease the number of times you will wash your hair a week.  And this is coming from a runner, whose hair get sweaty gross on runs.

But what about skin? I mean it’s a SKINTERVENTION Guide, Matilda.  Well, I hear you.  And let me tell you what’s great about Liz’s guide is that she gives you 3 alternatives to each regime. Yes 3, how awesome is that?

Those 3 Level regimes are:

• Level 1: Simply Beautiful. These are the nourishing basics. They’re cheap, easy and simple.

• Level 2: Added Boost. These are the “extras” that are easy to incorporate, like special balms and basic homemade toners.

• Level 3: Total Nourishment. These are the “gourmet” options that make use of traditionally cherished ingredients like nourishing oils, clays and treatments.

Page 94 of Skintervention Guide

Liz Wolfe

The 3 main ingredients you will need to treat not only your hair and skin are Bi-Carb, Apple Cider Vinegar & Coconut Oil. If you are thinking, no that can’t be it, well it is.  It is that simple.  Don’t believe me?  Then get the book and have a read, and your skincare routine will be changed forever.

Have you read Skintervention? What did you think?
What do you currently use for your hair?
What do you currently use for your skin?

4 thoughts on “Skintervention: A Review”

  1. I subscribe to the Skintervention newsletter but haven’t read the book. Hearing of your hair washing has me intrigued!

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