I shared a piece of text about my skin a while ago, and I would like to thank you guys for the sweet comments you left - posting this made me realize that you're never alone, in anything. <3
My skincare routine has been completely natural for a few weeks now. I still use makeup and I won't stop doing that in the upcoming few years: my skincare routine, however, is fully natural and that works perfectly fine for now. The 3 products I use most are coconut oil, honey and aloë vera. I'm going to tell you how I use these products in this blogpost - so make sure to keep on reading if you're interested.
I use coconut oil for almost everything. If you don't like the scent of coconuts, make sure to purchase the odorless kind - but I love how coconuts smell so I use extra virgin coconut oil to hydrate my skin (and to smell like a coconut macaroon).
Removing makeup: take a little bit of coconut oil and apply it to your face. Remove the black mess that's left with a wet washcloth.
Day/night cream: coconut oil works well as a substitution for your daily moisturizer and it doesn't irritate my sensitive and red skin. It can be a bit greasy for underneath your foundation, so make sure to apply it a long time before you start putting on your makeup so it can sink into your skin - or just apply a very thin layer.
For other dry spots: coconut oil doesn't only do its job on your skin, but it works everywhere. I regularly put a little layer of coconut oil on my elbows or nails to sooth them.
I used to use aloe vera on a daily basis up until a few years ago, and when I accidentally killed my plant I forgot about the skinny wonder plant. When recently someone told me about how she loves using aloe vera, I instantly hopped on my bike (okay, not instantly but you get me) and visited a plant store to purchase a new green friend. I use aloe vera in the evenings right before I go to bed and áfter I applied coconut oil, as some kind of second caring mask I leave on during the night. I remove a leaf from the plant and cut it horizontally and rub the juicy insides on my face. I do not love the plant's scent but it works wonders.
When I felt like using a face mask in the past (because that feelings sometimes just creeps upon you), I opened my big cabinet filled with aggressive scrubbing creams and went with the most terrible one I could find. I currently use a product that's completely different: honey. Whenever my face needs it I run to the kitchen and open up a big jar filled with sticky honey, smear it all over my face and leave it just there for about 20 minutes. The advantage of using honey as a face mask is that when it drips, it's not a problem: you can eat your face mask (yep). What's even better is that removing the mask is a lot easier than you might think: it indeed is sticky but it's not very hard to remove if you use a wet washcloth.
Do you use natural products on your face? I'd love to know - let me know in the comments.