Hello good people!!! Today I wanted to share some basic things I do to take care of my skin. As always there’s a background story to what I’m about to share…. ALL MY LIFE (really since puberty) I’ve struggled with acne and I also have very sensitive skin. Everything breaks me out! Over the years things have gotten better in some ways and worst in other ways. After having son, I’ve noticed my skin and hair are not the same (I’ll talk about my hair journey on another day today we’re talking about the skin!!!)Recently I’ve noticed that my breakouts were more severe and my face was dry. I talked to my mom and she gave me some advice and then I started researching ways to take care of my skin naturally. After much research on the properties of different oils and how they help your skin I decided to try some things out. Olive oil is the best carrier oil to use in anything from hair-care to skincare the benefits are AMAZING. I’ll get into the benefits in just a bit for now I will tell you what I’ve been using.
Twice a month (beginning and middle of each month), I use a lemon and honey face mask which brightens the skin naturally and gives it a natural glow. For this mask you need 4 teaspoons of lemon juice and 2 tablespoons of honey. I apply the mask on my face and leave on for 15 minutes. I then rinse my face with warm water and continue with my skincare regimen.
For my facial wash I use two thing a black soap from a company called yes to tomatoes. The soap is really great, but it dries my face out, so I couple it with an honey and olive oil face wash. For the honey and olive oil face wash you need 1 teaspoon of honey and 1 teaspoon of olive oil mixed together. I leave the face wash on for a couple of minutes. Next, I take a hot(not super hot) facecloth and put it on my face. When the facecloth is cool I wipe my face and repeat this 2 more times. I use my face wash twice a day.
Olive oil helps to nourish and clean the skin. It is infused with nutrients and antioxidants like vitamin A and E. It penetrates the skin moisturizing it and protects it as well. Honey has antibacterial properties in it that help to fight acne and pimples. Honey also retains moisture. Honey rejuvenates the skin and keep it looking young and fresh. Honey slows down the ageing process and prevents wrinkles.
After applying my face wash, I use an olive oil and castor oil acne scar treatment moisturizer. For this treatment you need 2 teaspoons of olive oil and 1/2 teaspoon of castor oil. After blending the two oils together I apply it to my face and leave it on for 5 minutes. I then rinse with warm water.
I already listed the benefits of olive oil, but castor is just as beneficial for your skin. Castor oil works to restore and rejuvenate the skin while acting as a conditioner. I also use this treatment twice a day.
After the scar treatment, I use just olive oil as moisturizer. I apply this at night before bed! Since changing my regimen my skin is not as dry and I can see the benefits of using natural products on my skin.
What do you think?????