The best face care is the natural way!
I am very conscious of taking care of my face now that I am 30. If you want to check out what I use in my daily routine it can be found on my post for my favorite chemical-free face care brands. There are plenty of products out there that contribute to wonderful skin care for your face, but what if you can’t afford them? There is something you probably have on hand already that can be used for basic natural face care.
DIY Make-up Remover & Face Wash:
One of the simplest face washes I have ever used was coconut oil. I have used a lot of different cleansers, washes and make-up removers but nothing worked as perfectly as this. The best part is, it can double as a very efficient make-up remover as well! Start by rubbing a very small amount of coconut oil in your hands until it melts and then use all over your face. Rinse off with water. This is the purest way to cleanse your face! The coconut oil brings so much moisture to your skin that you don’t even need to add lotion after.
Note: Using unrefined, virgin coconut oil for skin care is highly recommended.
DIY Exfoliating Scrub:
It’s very important to exfoliate your face, but sometimes a good brand can be too costly and you end up skipping this step in your routine. If you need an alternative try baking soda! All you need to do is combine baking soda with equal part water until it forms a paste. Apply gently to your face in circular motions. You can leave on for a couple of minutes or rinse off with warm water right away.
Note: Do not over-use the baking soda since it can be harsh on your skin. Make sure you don’t rub too vigourously and do apply moisturizer afterwards so your skin can soak it in!
Sometimes less really is more!
Both of these will help clear up your skin and prevent break-outs. The baking soda can minimize pores while the coconut oil can help diminish fine lines. If you go this route for basic natural face care you will also save money by the simple fact that these two products last for a loooong time. You don’t have to use much of either- just a pea to dime size amount goes a long way! There is a reason most face care products have these listed among their ingredients. Why don’t you try taking it back to the basics and giving your face care routine a more natural approach?
My favorite brand of coconut oil to buy is Nature’s Way. Make sure you get an extra virgin kind!
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That’s so cool, I never knew coconut oil could be used as a facewash!
Love this! Thanks for sharing!!
I use coconut oil all the time for eye remover but never thought to add baking soda. My one friend uses it to brush her teeth though!
You should give it a try! I use it in my hair too, but haven’t tried the toothpaste yet.