We all know skincare is important by now.
We’ve ditched the tanning beds, started using anti-aging products earlier, and begun to really understand how our skin reflects our internal health. In my opinion, you can use all the crazy expensive products you want but unless your internal health is in check, your skin won’t respond. I’ve listed skin products I use here but also bear in mind that eating plant-based, drinking plenty of fluids, keeping your hormones balanced and keeping my sugar intake in check are all KEY factors in skin health.
Makeup Removal + Cleansing
It all starts with getting all that pesky makeup off your face! I use coconut oil and give my eyes a good rub to get all of my eye makeup off, then I swipe over my whole face. Then I use about a dime sized amount of Dr. Bronner’s Unscented Baby Castille Soap to gently wash the oil off of my face. At first this seems pricey for face wash BUT it will last you forever, like at least 6 months if you’re only using a little each time.
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Toner + Serum
After my face is cleansed, I use a round organic cotton pad to apply some Thayer’s Witch Hazel + Aloe Vera Toner to really swipe away all the dirt and makeup. This lasts FOREVER since you only need a little. Get it here: https://amzn.to/2DyCd6G.
Then for serum – which I didn’t realize was so important until probably the last year or so. I partnered with Maelove last year and I’ve been using their serum (as a paying customer) ever since! Serum is one of those things that I consider a luxury but this serum is SO affordable compared to other options, only $28 and usually lasts be about 6 months. I use 2 drops on each area of my face and then rub it in. I probably only use a total of 10 drops every night. Get yours here: https://maelove.com
Day – apply 30 minutes before makeup application
If you’ve never heard of or used Jojoba oil, it will become your new best friend. It’s the only oil I use for day time that soaks into the skin! I use 4-5 drops for my whole face to give it a moisture boost in the morning before applying any makeup. Get yours here: https://amzn.to/2JVG0em.
Night – More expensive one and a DIY!!
The one I buy is from 100% Pure but I buy it through The Organic Bunny (check her out). I love supporting small business and she’s cares SO much about sharing beauty products with the world that are good for people, animals, and the environment. Also she has the 3 most precious dogs ever, seriously go follow her Instagram. I digress, I LOVE this overnight cream since my skin loves oils. You only need a tiny bit and it melts into your skin like a dream! I’ve definitely noticed a difference in my skin texture as well! Shop it here – $48: 100% Pure Overnight Balm.
To give longevity to my more expensive overnight cream, I also have a DIY one so I can switch off every other night! Next to each ingredient is an Amazon link where you can buy it! The ingredients together may seem a bit pricey but you’ll have enough to supplies to last YEARS.
- 2 tbsp shea butter – https://amzn.to/2PWAgGG
- 1 tbsp coconut oil – https://amzn.to/2RPPVVU
- 1 tsp beeswax – https://amzn.to/2RMFaUg
- 1 1/2 tsp rosehip oil – https://amzn.to/2RIT5dM
- 4 drops geranium essential oil – https://amzn.to/2qFRdXR
- In a clean glass jar, add all ingredients except rosehip and geranium oils.
- Fill a pot with water and place on the stove top. Put the jar into the water making sure no water gets in.
- Over medium heat, melt all the ingredients in the jar for 5-6 minutes until it’s all melted.
- Pour mixture into another bowl and let cool for 5 minutes.
- Add in rosehip and geranium oils and stir.
- Transfer the mix into a glass jar and secure with an airtight lid. Can be kept at room temperature.
I love Hum Nutrition Vitamins, but I wouldn’t use them as a sole method of skin health, other factors are still important. HOWEVER, I’ve noticed that when I veer off track of optimal health (diet, exercise, water, etc.), these vitamins have helped my skin not panic as much. These two are my favorite and I’ve been using them for about 3 months. You can use code 159A92 to get $10 off you first order at https://www.humnutrition.com.