Ever since I was a teenager, I have struggled with acne. Eventually, I became frustrated by dermatology medications that made my skin increasingly dry, red, and oily. I also realized that many of the beauty products I was using contained chemicals that were aggravating my skin even more. I set out on a journey to care for my skin more naturally. After extensive research, I threw out all my old skincare products and adopted a new, simple beauty routine.
Please note, I am not a doctor and these may not work the same for everyone. Always listen to your own body!
I use coconut oil as a lotion and chapstick alternative to smooth dry skin and lips. It’s also great for applying to skin to ease sunburn symptoms.
Shopping Tip: Buy your coconut oil from the cooking aisle, not the beauty aisle. It is much cheaper to buy it there! I buy a large container for cooking and then I transfer a small amount to a mason jar for beauty purposes. There are also travel-sized packages which are great to keep in your travel-kit, purse or car.
Doctor Bronner’s makes a great all-purpose wash that is mainly made out of oils (coconut, olive, jojoba). I prefer the baby formula which is unscented and has fewer ingredients. With a simple mixture, this can also be used for household cleaning!
This is a great versatile product to keep on hand. I use it to treat cuts and to soothe bug bites. This can be purchased at most health foods stores.
My favorite brand is Law Beauty Essentials! This product is made in the USA, with no animal testing or harsh chemicals. I love that they offer unique colors like blues and grays.