Natural Skincare/Health Favorites

Hi friends! It’s been so long since I’ve posted on this blog, but here’s to more consistent posting..

It’s winter! I’ve been experiencing more dry skin and chapped lips, unfortunately. Here are some products that I really like to use(in any time of the year, actually) for my skin & body:

Heritage Brand Rosewater

I’ve used both the rosewater and rosewater & glycerin before. I like to spray this all over my face as a toner, morning and night. After cleansing my skin at night, I spritz my face to tone and soothe my skin. In the morning, I don’t cleanse my face but simply give it a couple splashes of water and spritz with the rosewater. I buy my rosewater at Whole Foods, in the largest volume they sell(best bang for your buck).

Acure Brightening Facial Scrub 

I’ve used this scrub for at least a year and love the natural ingredients in it! It gently exfoliates my skin and I just love how natural it is. Also, it does NOT use plastic beads which a lot of exfoliating scrubs use(btw Obama recently signed a bill banning microbeads in products, which pollute our oceans and end up in animals stomachs).

Dr. Bronner’s Castile Soap

This soap has a million uses, which you can find on google. I mainly use this as my bodywash. It’s a concentrated soap, so I dilute it with water(1 to 1 ratio) into a small bottle that I keep in the shower. A couple squirts of this on a Salux bath cloth and I’m good to go. The cheapest deal I’ve been able to find is at Trader Joe’s which sells a large bottle of the Peppermint scent for about 12 bucks. You can find other scents of Castile soap at other stores such as Target, Sprouts, Whole foods, etc.

Salux Bath cloth

This Japanese bath cloth saved my life(and my back). Sorry if this is TMI but I have had back acne for a LONG time and which I struggled to control. Then I started using this bath cloth and castile soap on my body and back. It’s helped immensely.

Trader Joe’s Enrich Moisturizing Face Lotion(SPF 15)

This is a tried and true face lotion for me. I’ve been using this every day for the past 3 years of so. I have no other face lotions to compare this to, as I’ve only ever used this, but it works really well for me. My favorites about this lotion are the price, SPF, physical sunscreen ingredients, and it’s non-comedogenic. LOVE LOVE LOVE. (But I’m open to trying other face lotions with SPF, so if you have any recommendations of a natural face lotion w/SPF please comment below! I know it isn’t the most natural face lotion on the market.)

100% Pure liquid eyeliner in Black Tea

I’m not a makeup person at all, but I’ve been growing more interested in it lately, specifically natural makeup. There’s so many natural makeup & skincare brands out there, but one that I’ve been using is 100% Pure. This eyeliner is pigmented using black tea(isn’t that super cool?). I’m pretty bad at applying liquid eyeliner but I’ve learned how to apply this eyeliner pretty well after a couple months. It stays put all day, is waterproof, and I can feel good about not putting chemicals near my eyes. I also bought some other goodies from this company on Cyber Monday and can’t wait to try them out.

Yes to Coconuts Lip Balm

A simple tube lip balm with a coconut scent. Between this and the coconut scented EOS lip balm, I can’t choose a better one but love both. Lip balm is a must in the winter! (And yes I’m obsessed with coconut scented things thanks to my brother haha).

Products that I need suggestions of are a good hand cream, as I have the worst dry skin on my hands 😦

Well that is it folks!! Wishing everyone a happy new year!

 

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