The best skincare you already have in your kitchen
Updated: Apr 15, 2020
Its Sunday! Sunday is my favorite day to prep my skin for the week ahead. I love doing face masks, putting on serums and lotions and then getting a goodnight rest.
When it comes to skincare, I love to use natural based products. I feel like most people who have some type of skin concerns, are geared towards having some kind of skin sensitivity-whether that be dry, oily, acne, rosacea, you name it. I feel like there are so many products out there aiming at every single skin concern its hard to pick one to stick to, because you want to try everything. But I prefer to keep things clean and natural. Those are the best things to use on your skin. Most beauty products contain more harsher chemicals rather than helpful ones. With simple ingredients you know what you're putting in your skincare. Here is what a typical "Sunday Skincare" Routine would be for me using natural products.
Step 1: Coconut Oil
Coconut Oil is great for taking off makeup or any product that you might have on your skin already. Before applying a face mask, I like to make sure my skin is clean. So I'll take about a teaspoon of coconut oil and warm it in my hands and smother it all over my face. This takes off everything and it exfoliates and moisturizes. Not to mention, it smells amazing. This is the same thing as using an oil based makeup remover like the Clinique take the day off balm. And its cheap! Coconut oil is $10 on amazon. You get a huge tub, you can use it for so many different things. Its great really.
Step 2: Turmeric Mask
You guys know how much I talk and rave about this mask. If you follow me on social, then you already know this mask is the holy grail for everything. Mix a little plain greek yogurt with turmeric, add some honey if you want a moisturizing effect. Apply and leave it on for 30 min. This is the cure for everything. It helps acne, scarring, uneven skintone. Turmeric has curcumin which is an anti-inflammatory. It lowers swelling. Turmeric is great for crohns disease, joint pain. stomach pain, bronchitis, you name it. Its just perfect for everything.
Step 3: Cleanser
A face mask lifts impurities, it does not clean your skin. It's important to know that. After washing away the face mask, use a cleanser on your skin. I use either Dove Soap, or the Grown Alchemist Hydra-Restore cream cleanser. These are all natural products and great for sensitive skin.
Step 4: *optional Exfoliator
If you still have some flakiness, which can sometimes tend to happen, mix some honey and brown sugar to exfoliate all the dead skin after cleansing. This exfoliator is great because it gets all the dead skin off and it doesn't dry it out completely.
Step 5: Toner: Toners hit skin with a small amount of hyrdation and they help product absorption. There are so many toners out there that you can use, but as for natural ones I love rosewater and witch hazel. Mario Badescu has both, they are cheap and amazing. It leaves your skin plump and glowy. Also if you dilute apple cider vinegar with water and use it as a toner that way, that can also help remove dark spots and makes a a great natural toner.
Step 6: Apply any creams that you use.
This is when I apply any acne creams I have or moisturizer. Unfortunately I have yet to find any natural acne creams thats actually help reduce cystic acne, but I have heard that turmeric creams help as well. Thats something to try if you haven't yet!
Hope this helps you incorporate some natural skincare products into your routine and by doing so, I hope you save some money!