Last fall I posted my Miracle Skin Care Routine and I was recently talking about it with one of my students (hi GC!). It occurred to me that it’s probably time to give y’all an update. Yes, I am still using apple cider vinegar to cleanse my face. When I wrote about it last fall I didn’t think it could get any better, but it DID! My skin is still clean and soft! For the first time in my entire life I have clear skin! The Mr. even agrees with me, that my skin is better now than it was when we were in college. It seems like a little thing to be thankful about, but I don’t care; I still am so thankful!
- First to remove my makeup, especially eye makeup, I use extra virgin olive oil on a cotton ball. Yes, this comes from the same bottle I use for the kitchen, I just put it in a little 3 oz. bottle I got from Target.
- To moisturize my face, I no longer use moisturizer per se. Instead I use coconut oil; a little bit goes a long way (Yes, again another kitchen product in my bathroom).
- Of course I still will have a hormonal flare up here and there (typical regions for hormonal flare-ups are on the lower cheek/jaw line and chin). To quickly, and painlessly, clear-up a break-out, I dab a little Tea Tree Essential Oil on the area of interest 2x a day. The Tea Tree EO will clear up a break-out within 24-48 hours.
I know you must be thinking, “She just added 3 different oils to her face!” You’re right, I do. And get this: my skin is naturally oily! I was skeptical at first too, but the types of oils I’m adding are good for my skin so I don’t over dry or over moisturize my skin. The Tea Tree EO is actually more of a drying oil, and coconut oil & EVOO are too large to seep into my pores. So all three of these oils are beneficial for my skin without clogging up my pores (non-comedogenic).
So there ya go, my face system updates that I’ve been using for over a year now to keep my skin healthy and clear.
What are y’all using to keep your skin clear?
Do you have kitchen products on the cosmetic shelf in your bathroom?