If you’re anything like me–groggy in the morning and lazy at night–you don’t like making a big fuss over a beauty regimen. The simpler the better, the same goes for ingredients. For the longest time I was purchasing numerous skincare products for the sake of trying them out and it was not only wasting my money and time, but causing unnecessary skin irritation. I have finally established a simple, 3-step skin care routine that I swear by. My skin hasn’t been this clear since I was a pre-pubescent kid, and I’ve dealt with everything from rosacea to hormonal cystic acne. Cruelty-free + natural beauty products that make your skin glow– an ultimate win when you don’t even feel like brushing your teeth.
Good news, this only has to happen once a week. Sometimes I’ll do it twice if I’m feeling real dirty, but essentially you only need to exfoliate once a week. In the shower is easiest so it doesn’t get everywhere. As you might know I have an unhealthy obsession with the brand SheaMoisture– inexpensive, nourishing natural ingredients, cruelty-free–what isn’t there to love? For exfoliating I use the African Black Soap Problem Skin Facial Wash and Scrub since I’m prone to breakouts and have super oily/sensitive skin. If you’ve got oily skin with underlying dryness + irritation, this stuff is for you.
The cure to my rosacea– rose petals, go figure. I’ll admit my rosacea was never that bad, just enough not to need blush. This rose petal + aloe vera witch hazel helped heal and calm my skin irritation with its super gentle formula. I’ve always had sensitive skin so I’ve never been fond of toners or strong astringents, most of them had me breaking out in hives. This formula helps balance my skin and tone without drying it out or causing irritation. I use it every morning before applying jojoba oil. Also it smells like a beauty guru in the 60s, so that’s a plus.
This is more of an everyday, twice a day thing. I can honestly say I love jojoba oil more than I love breakfast (and I love breakfast). It does everything a moisturizer should and makes my life easier. Hair, skin, face, you name it, it fixes it. I was using coconut oil for moisturizing but it can be known to cause breakouts on certain skin types, mine included. Basically every morning I wake up, use my toner, then apply a dot of jojoba oil. At night, if I’m wearing makeup, I’ll take a dime size amount and rub it around until I look like a sweaty raccoon, then wipe it all clean with a warm, damp face cloth. Bam, makeup remover, cleanser and moisturizer in seconds. It’s honestly too good to be true.
What’s your skincare routine like? Let me know in the comments!