With all the skincare products out now it’s pretty hard to choose just one and stick with it.
Fast forward seven months post partum, I’m noticing that my once oily skin has become a combination problem, especially in the winter. My T-zones are drier than ever. During pregnancy my skin tone was evened out and the oily skin was barely there, thank you hormones.
I aim to use all natural organic products on my skin and the babies. If I can’t eat it then I will not use it on my body. My skin regimen now includes dry brushing (a beneficial technique not just for skin), exfoliating and moisturizing with natural body scrubs and butters.
Changing how I wash my face helped mostly. I now wash with an activated charcoal cleanser, I’ll share that recipe soon, or vegetable soap at night with just a few splashes of water in the morning, spritz of rose water for toner and a cotton ball with grapeseed oil to moisturize.
The compliments are rolling in and it’s nothing short of a confidence booster to say the least.
I love the occasional visits to spas for facials. Iwi Fresh Garden Spa in Atlanta is my fav although I haven’t been in awhile. They use fresh veggies and fruits in their spa services. In between visits, however long it may be, I like to keep up the daily care.
I’ve been using all natural body scrubs for over 5+ years now and it has done wonders from a sun kissed glow to a moisturizing and refreshing feel. My favorite body scrub is the Citrus Sea Salt Scrub.
Using a citrus scrub helps to prevent skin acne, blemishes or a dull complexion. The acidic properties of lemon juice removes dead skin cells and leads to smoother skin. It works wonders as a hand and foot scrub to remove too. The results, pure magic. My skin is soft and not greasy like and it lasts for hours.
The best part, there are only four natural ingredients:
- Coarse Sea Salt
- Grapeseed oil
- Sweet Orange oil
- Lemongrass oil
I exfoliate once a week although I do use scrubs on my feet daily. Too much exfoliation can cause extreme dryness, inflammation and even broken blood vessels if done too harshly.
What’s your skincare routine?
****the opinions expressed on LCC are just that, MY two cents!****