I love simplifying my life. The fewer things I own the freer I feel. When I figured out I could use products that I already used in my kitchen for my skin care, I was ecstatic. To my surprise, these products work wonderfully, too!
Mason jars are all the rage right now, and for good reason. They’re attractive and reusable and just plain awesome! I keep my new, natural skin care products in two small glass jars right on my bathroom counter top. It doesn’t get any easier than that.
Coconut Oil Moisturizer
Coconut oil is a powerhouse. I use it in my baking, for frying, to give my hair a moisturizing treatment, for my baby’s bottom, and now I use it to moisturize my face.
I scoop a little out to keep in my glass jar on my counter top and whenever I have some dry patches on my face I dab a tiny, pea-sized amount on and rub it in. The cool thing? It doesn’t leave a greasy feeling. It seeps right into the skin leaving it soft and dewy.
Baking Soda Face Scrub
We all know how important it is to exfoliate. Exfoliation removes old, dead skin cells and leaves fresh, smooth skin in its place. Well, exfoliants in the store are super expensive. I just didn’t buy them. Then I learned about using baking soda. I use it to scrub my bath tub, why not my face?
All I do is pour a small amount of baking soda into the palm of my hand and add a few drops of water. I rub the wet baking soda all over my face and let it sit for a minute or two. Then I rinse.
Make sure you try to avoid your hair because if you don’t rinse it out it will dry hard and leave white specks in your hair. Don’t ask me how I know. Oh, and I only do this once or twice a week. Exfoliating too much will leave you with red, raw skin.
I do still cleanse my skin with a bar soap and use an acne medication for breakouts. If you know a natural solution that really works, please let me know!
What does your skin care routine look like?
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