About Face

10:58 AM


After many months of slowly switching over to a more natural skin care routine, I have finally found one that works pretty well, so I thought I would share! I have combination skin, it can get a little oily around my hair line, and dry around my nose. With a little testing, and trial and error, I found some good products that are relatively cheap. 

Makeup Removal- I shower at the end of the day, and the first thing I do is remove all of my makeup (aka, whatever is left after it wore off throughout the day). I use a little bit of coconut oil for this. I just put a little bit on a cotton ball and gently rub it over my eyelids/brows/lashes. It works very well!

Face Wash- I either wash with a tiny bit of the lavender Castile soap, or with plain ol' baking soda. 

Face Scrub- I tend to use this mostly in the morning, but sometimes I will use this coffee ground + cocoa scrub at night if I forget to in the morning. I use this about 2-3 times per week. 

Toner- I use this apple cider vinegar toner that I make myself. Cheap, easy, and it works wonders. 

Acne Treatment- For zits (yeah, I still get those) I dab a bit of tea tree oil on problem spots. The zit will dry up, usually pretty quickly. 

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Moisturizer- I put a small amount of coconut oil on my face for a moisturizer, if need be. It is a super light oil, so it doesn't leave my face feel coated at all. Sometimes I just dab a little on the dry spots, and that is it. 

Under Eye Care- This is the only product that I haven't done a DIY on yet, mostly because I really love this stuff. It is Burt's Bees Royal Jelly Eye Cream. I can't even remember when I bought this, because a little bit goes a long way, and I have had this tiny jar for ages. It is probably expired for all I know, but whateves. It works great. 

That is it! Pretty simple, for the most part. Since I use so many of the same products in my hair, and in the lotion I make, this routine is pretty cheap for me. I also love the fact that with a little bit of research, I found what really works for my skin, thanks internet! 

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  1. This is so great! I love that you use such natural products. They work so well!

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  2. I think I will try my coconut oil as a makeup remover. I bought it to use more as a face wash/moisturizer but was finding it wasn't quite enough to clean my face. I think if I try what you're doing and just use a little to wipe off the makeup it might work better. And I LOVE tea tree stuff!

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  3. I really love all the natural products you put on your face. That soap is one my favorites!

    xo
    Rachel

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  4. I'm currently trying using nothing on my face and seeing what happens! If I do go back to skincare then I do think I will take a natural approach like you :) x

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  5. Oh..I love Burt's stuff, too. Great to hear how you use cocoa nut oil, as well.

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  6. Yummy! And I love reading this post about all this natural stuff for skin care.

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  7. I need to try that toner! I have never used a toner before.

    xx

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  8. Since I was about 15 ish I have been a bit obsessed with facial care. I've tried lots of different products out and lots of things failed. I have quite oily skin so I like to balance that out. Mostly trial and error (mostly error haha), but in the last few months I think I've found some good products and got a good routine down. I've not tried more DIY/natural/simple products though, maybe this is the next stage :)

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  9. it's fabulous you use natural items. i need to do that more.
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  10. You've got a great system worked out for yourself. I don't wear makeup very often but if I do I use coconut oil to remove it too. It works really well though I have to admit that I get a bit of it in my eyes and it makes my vision blurry for about an hour after. I like Dr Bronner's castile soap and I like olive oil soap for my face. I use Val's Veggie Bar.
    xoxo

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