I love trying natural skincare products; discovering a great new cream with a fantastic natural scent, watching my skin improve without the use of nasty chemicals–it’s all so much fun. But let’s not forget how fun it is to find your own skincare right in your kitchen! I’m not suggesting we toss out all the pretty fluffy stuff us girls love. Heavens, no! I enjoy it too much myself. But sometimes it’s a good idea to discover the simplest and healthiest of ways to do things, even when it comes to taking care of your complexion.
I call it “conducting research”, but really I’m just messing around, with the excuse of sharing it with you later. Yesterday my “research” involved smearing honey all over my face, then washing it off with warm water. I had a zit. I had a zit. It disappeared within hours after the honey trick.
This morning I tried a baking soda scrub, which I thought would be pretty harsh but the end results were very nice indeed. It’s probably not something you want to do every day; maybe once a week, but again, just a little warm water and a sprinkling of baking soda exfoliated like a charm and brought color to my face without any intense scrubbing on my part.
I finished up the exfoliation by using a little organic coconut oil as a light moisturizer. My skin feels great with no tight, dry itchies. Coconut oil is very light, not greasy and sticky like you may be thinking. The smell is wonderful too, if you make sure you have fresh coconut oil, which is important.
Will you confuse your skin by jumping around from kitchen cupboard to professionally made natural face care? No. Skin isn’t that easily fooled by mix and match products. So have fun with your face care! Enjoy the results of natural skin solutions, whether you bought it from your favorite “green” company, or you whipped up a little something right in your own kitchen. Either way, it’s a great way to show off your glow!