DISCLAIMER: I’m not going anywhere deep with that title.
I recently started a new skin care “regime”, that makes it sound so serious- as if I am really careful and regimented with how I treat my face- I’m not. My motto with skin care has always been whatever is cheap at the drug store followed by religious use of moisturizer (again, whatever was cheapest at the drugstore). Here is what I have been doing nightly…..
From somewhere I received a free sample of Ponds wet cleansing cloths. They sat unused under my bathroom sink for months. I had tried those wipe off cloths before and hated the sticky feeling that was left on my skin. When I finally pulled these out I feel in love! The cleaned ALL of my makeup off, they work really well on liquid eyeliner. The best part was NO sticky residue. My face is damp after using them, but once it dries it feels clean- no over drying either. Added bonus, less than $5 for a months supply at Target!
I found a pin on pinterest for how to make your own astringent (something I haven’t used since high school), but the pinner promised it would shrink pore size and clean out icky black heads (now, who is above that? Not me!). So I gave it a try. I use 2 parts water to 1 part cider, I keep it in a mason jar and use a cotton ball in my face. It stinks, it stinks a lot. It stinks a little less after it dries, I try to be considerate of my bedfellow and make sure it’s dry before I climb into bed.
After a few days of doing this I noticed my skin would be really dry in the morning and my regular drugstore moisturizer wasn’t cutting it anymore. I remembered when my mother was extolling the virtues of coconut oil to me a few years ago she suggested using it as a moisturizer, so I pulled some out and tried it. It WORKS, I use a very very small amount (akin to 1/8tsp). I let it absorb into the skin before I put on any makeup, and oh how my makeup looks even better on my skin now! The only downside to using coconut oil as a moisturizer is that it does not have SPF in it…which is vital here in the land of the infernal sun. My foundation has a SPF, but with as good as my skin looks these days I’ve been skipping it! I need to find a good lightweight SPF soon…any suggestions?
The best part of all these skin shenanigans is that my face loves me, every day is a good skin day! I have always had oily skin, but NO MORE! My skin is clear, my pores smaller and no more oil slicks across my face!! Hence my burning desire to share the love with all of you!
Ponds Cleansing Cloths + Apple Cider Vinegar Astringent + Coconut Oil = Beautiful Skin
Do you have any beauty secrets to share? My hair is a mess, would love some hair tips!