I’ve ALWAYS struggled with acne (mostly on my chin, which is hormonal), blackheads on my nose, and dry skin everywhere else. Lately though, I’ve been making drastic strides in improving my skins health and appearance!
As a licensed cosmetologist I was taught every trick in the book. This extremely expensive product claims to do this, another to do that, and all I was ever left with was skin in the same sad condition and a much thinner pocketbook.
So lately I’ve taken a different approach. No more fake ingredients or harsh chemicals. Just all natural, holistic, wholesome products, and so far it’s been incredible!
Every week I’ve been doing a mask of Indian healing clay and apple cider vinegar to draw out the impurities and exfoliate. I read about this on The Fitnessista and am so grateful!
Total cost at Sprouts farmers market : $10 and some change
To wash my face I’ve been using something that I’ve seen countless times over the years and always dismissed. Dr. Bronner’s castile soap.
Made of water and essential oils, it cleanses without over drying and leaves my skin feeling fresh. It claims to also be effective as a shampoo and toothpaste but I haven’t tried it for either as I’m pretty satisfied with what I’m using currently.
Total cost at Sprouts farmers market: $7
For a moisturizer I’ve been using a few drops of lavender essential oil mixed with pure jojoba oil.
The jojoba oil is non-comedogenic so it won’t clog pores, and is supposedly the closest thing to skins natural oils, meaning it is super easy for your skin to absorb it.
The jojoba oil was about $6
The lavender essential oil is antibacterial so it’s excellent for acne prone skin plus it smells amazing! It was however the most expensive out of everything, $12 for that small bottle, but you use only a few drops at a time so it should go a long way.
In total everything costs a little under $40, which is close to what you might pay just for a “quality” moisturizer at some high end department stores.
Do you have any skin care secrets? Ever used any of the stuff I’m trying out?