The Grounded Sage Podcast is a gentle wellness podcast for earthy, heart-centred individuals who want to contribute to a kinder world. We'll focus on cultivating an uplifting approach to skin care, self-care, and life!
If you feel overwhelmed with all the good you want to do in the world, how to bring balance to your life, and how to bring the compassion you have in heaps and bounds for others to some of your self-care practices, you're in the right place.
The Grounded Sage Podcast is hosted by Jamie Sabot, an autumn soul living in rural Ontario with her partner and their pack of rescue dogs. She's also the founder of Grounded Sage Skincare - a small, artisan skincare company that handcrafts natural, peace of mind skincare.
With a mix of solo shows and guest interviews, this podcast will focus on how to thrive as a sensitive, caring soul without becoming overwhelmed by all the "shoulds" of self-care, skincare, beauty, activism, creativity, and more.
Monthly Chin Breakouts - how to tackle hormonal acne
In this podcast episode, I answer a question the question:
"How do I get rid of chin acne breakouts that keep coming back each month?"
Cyclical breakouts, especially those in the chin and jawline area point directly to our hormonal cycle - which includes the increase in inflammation in our body that happens at this time as well as the change in our sebum (our skin's natural oils get stickier during this time).
SKINCARE ROUTINE - Check out the full show notes for a step-by-step simple skincare routine.
To really get a handle on monthly breakouts though, you'll need to focus on internal support for your skin as well (a low inflammatory diet, etc).
HOLISTIC LIFESTYLE - Check out the skin-supporting actions and internal support suggestions that have worked for me in the full show notes over on the blog.
For further help with inflammation and breakouts that flare up due to hormonal spikes, check out the fulls show notes for links to checklists and other resources.
FULL SHOW NOTES - Available here.
Correcting Dry, Flaky Skin + How to Fade Acne Scars
In this episode of the Grounded Sage Podcast, we tackle two trending skincare concerns from our radiant rebel community: dry winter skin and acne scars.
In this episode, I answer two common skincare questions:
1) "My skin is dry and flaky no matter what I do! Help?!"2) "How do I fade post-acne scars/uneven skin tone and redness?"
Vitamin C + Probiotics Serum - fade acne scars!
See how quickly I faded a big scar on my arm here.
Apply Body Butter to legs, arms, etc while your skin is still slightly damp for the best absorption.
Use a cocoa butter-rich bubble bar to turn bathwater into a moisturizing treatment.
For dry lips, apply Lip Balm+ each and every night before bed - during the day, try out flavoured lip balm or lip rescue jelly.
Good Morning Micellar: Soothing Sea Salt
Good Morning Micellar: Acne Clarifying
Pure Amore Gel Cleanser
Wild Basil & Cucumber Oil Cleanser
Happiness Boost Body Wash
Hydrating and moisturizing clean skincare products
Don't skip using a dedicated hydrator - these products are applied after cleansing and before moisturizing. They soften skin, help lubricate our pores (so debris and dead skin cells can be purged), and are often the missing key to healthy skin when a moisturizer alone isn't cutting it. Use this quiz to find one that's right for your facial care routine. For body care, use our aloe-ver body hydrator.
Calendula Gel Hydrator
Pumpkin Enzyme Mask as an overnight treatment (applied as my moisturizer)
Balance Serum overtop - but feel free to try different combinations to find out what works best for you.
Add a serum to your evening routine to give your skin the lipids it needs to rebuild and repair. My top recommendations for correcting winter dryness with serums are:
Super dry skin: Flourish and Nourish Serum
Sensitive skin: Rosy Repair Serum
Acne-prone skin: Balance Serum
How To Check In With Your Skin's Natural Barrier
Did you know that many skin challenges can be attributed to by a weak lipid barrier in our skin? It's our skin's natural protector (like a suit of armour) and when it's down (or in a weakened state) it leaves our skin open to irritants and sensitivity. The good news is that checking our lipid barrier, and supporting it when it needs it, doesn't have to be complicated!
In this episode, Jamie talks about:
How to check if our lipid barrier is in a healthy state
How to make seasonal adjustments for autumn that support our lipid barrier
How to support your lipid barrier with natural ingredients
How to make sure you're not missing a key piece of the skincare puzzle
How to identify if your lipid barrier is down and needs some TLC
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Hormones and Our Skin
As requested from the radiant rebel community, this episode of the podcast is all about hormones and our skin - more specifically what hormonal imbalances are connected with which skin concerns, and what to focus on based on the symptoms your skin is experiencing right now.
Skin concerns covered in this episode (and how hormones are related to them):
melasma (aka "the mask of pregnancy")
uneven skin tone
sebaceous hyperplasia (small bumps that are often skin-coloured but can also take on a white to slightly yellow tint)
being prone to hives (skin allergies)
premature collagen loss or wrinkling of the skin
Topical probiotics: Pumpkin Enzyme Mask with Probiotics
Topical probiotics: Vitamin C + Probiotics Serum
Calming Surface Level Inflammation: Quick Calm Pink Clay & Calendula Mask
Podcast Episode: Supporting our skin from the inside out with Whisper from Alternate Routes
Podcast Episode: Overlooked factors that stress out our skin
BLOG: learn the real deal with acne causes & triggers.
BLOG: Hormonal Acne Explained + How the Digestive System Factors In
BLOG: The inside scoop on insulin – why spikes cause acne
BLOG: Hormonal Acne: Tips for balancing naturally
BLOG: Chin & jawline acne: the most common mistakes
BLOG: Vitamin Deficiencies + Skin
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Supporting Your Skin Through Nutrition With Krystal From Little Bird Holistics
In this episode, Jamie (the founder of Grounded Sage) and Krystal (the founder of Little Bird Holistics) chat about how you can support your skincare journey through nutrition.
A holistic approach to skin health is your best defence against skin conditions like acne but navigating the world of whole-body, healthy living can be confusing and overwhelming. Jamie and Krystal share their knowledge and experience in managing and balancing a holistic lifestyle.
Topics discussed in this episode include:
Habits, hormones, and their effect on our skin
Important information for those who are new to supporting their skin through nutrition.
Meal ideas for overall wellness.
A quick "build to suit" framework for skin-supporting meals
BROWS - "Spock brows", birth control + brows, filling brows
Microblading - questions to ask before diving in
Inflammation - and clues to know when you've triggered an inflammatory response
Advice for speaking with doctors
Mother-daughter conversations about skincare and makeup
Products from our teenage days
What skincare products work for Krystal's skin
Real mindfulness practices for busy moms
Helpful links from this episode:
Little Bird Holistics
Little Bird Holistics on Instagram
Little Bird Holistics on Facebook
Rising Moon Sisters
Rising Moon Sisters on Instagram
Radiant Rebel Facebook Group
Things that stress out our skin but are often overlooked
In this episode, Jamie (the founder of Grounded Sage) and Karla (brand & marketing manager for Grounded Sage) engage in a casual conversation about factors that stress out our skin outside of topical skincare products.
Factors discussed inhibit balance from the inside out, and while one podcast episode isn't enough time to explore all the factors that can affect a holistic whole-body approach to skincare, Karla and Jamie share how they navigate things that can take a hit on our healing journey.
Some of the things discussed included how the following things affect our skin:
Moving our body vs exercise - where the two meet, how we're finding ways to move our bodies that don't require iron clad will power or a motivational pep talk
Sleep - two different takes on how to get enough, how we're navigating changes to sleep, and what's working now (and what's worked in the past)
Toxic relationships, boundaries, and expectations - why this affects our skin, what we've learned so far, and what hope to continue to move towards within the relationship in our lives.
How skincare and beauty fads, trends and novelties affect the long term health of our skin
Seasonal living - what it means to each of us and how we work it into a skin-supporting lifestyle.