I have been modeling for the past six years and have gone through a host of beauty regimes to keep my skin fresh, healthy, and clean. I have very fair, sensitive, and dry skin, so I do my best to combat sun damage
, blemishes, and irritation.
Over the years I have changed my beauty products to natural and organic brands, which has tremendously benefited my skin.
I was once known to use such horrible products as that well-known acne system for sale on TV (starts with a “P”…) and Glycolic acid, I can’t even tell you how bad that stuff was for my teenage skin!
Today, my secret potion is simple: organic cured sesame oil.
There are a variety of companies that offer pure organic sesame oil, but I prefer the brand Skin Dharma. Made in small batches, this sesame oil is a natural antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and antibacterial. I use the sesame oil on my face after washing in the evenings and on my body after showering. Rich in Vitamin E, it leaves my skin glowing and hydrated. Sesame oil also makes a great massage oil, as it is detoxifying, promotes soft skin, lubricates muscles and joints, and increases flexibility, all while alleviating pain, depression, anxiety, and boosting the immune system.
I have been using sesame oil for over a year and I am always pleased when a makeup artist guesses that my age is seventeen, as I am much older than that! In the modeling industry age is a big factor and by using sesame oil I am able to maintain that ever popular “youthful” look. Sesame oil is a simple beauty secret that was too good not to share!
About Our Contributor: Ariel Clay was born in Northern California, where she was instilled with a respect for the environment and a drive to protect and preserve it. In her late teens Ariel entered modeling circuitously through a photo shoot about Yoga, which she has been practicing since she was 13. Educated in International Relations and Spanish language, Ariel has a broad understanding of the effects of environmental degradation on people’s everyday lives. She believes that beauty does not need to compromise the world around us. Ariel strives to change the fashion industry by supporting and promoting brands that are socially and environmentally responsible and works towards creating a more respectful and aware industry. As an eco-model, Ariel has been fortunate to work with designers, stylists, brands, and photographers that share her same vision for natural beauty and environmentalism.