Wednesday, September 14, 2011

what i put on my skin

 i've been so inspired by other blog ladies posting about the skin care products and makeup they use, so i thought i would do a post about the things i like to use for my skin. (and maybe a part 2 for makeup, soon)
i try to use as many natural homemade (and cheap!) products as i can.


 honey soap: i love natural soaps for face and body wash, and honey is amazing! it has antibacterial, antioxidant, and moisturizing properties.  (price: free! made by my sister)
apple cider vinegar: i started using this as toner, after reading this post by vanessa, of the velvet bird. i like using either this vinegar, or witch hazel. (price: $4.45 from here)
coconut oil: i use this as a moisturizer. it's really good for your skin, not to mention your whole body. and it smells very delicious. (price: $12.76 from here, and one jar will last forever)
boots brand expert anti-blemish night moisturizer: at night i like to add on some of this moisturizer along with my regular coconut oil. the boots expert line isn't all natural, but has some natural ingredients and is a good price. this moisturizer has willow bark and aloe in it. (price: $5 from target)
boots brand expert sensitive hydrating eye cream: i also use this eye cream, the skin around my eyes gets super dry, and it works well for me. (price: $7 from target)

baking soda: as a facial scrub! it works really great, and is so so cheap. (price: around $1-$2 from the grocery store)


what skin care products do you use? i love finding out about any new beauty secrets!

10 comments:

  1. looooved this post - i feel so inspired to try honey soap and baking soda! I use the apple cider vinegar toner too :) thanks for sharing!

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  2. Thank you so much for sharing! There are so many products out there, it's confusing to figure out what would be the best to use for my skin. I like to use all natural when I can, since I have very sensitive skin. I am definitely going to try all of these now! :)

    p.s. The photos are so lovely! I love how everything is so pretty in little glass jars!

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  3. I use baking soda as a natural shampoo but have not tried it as a facial scrub, must do that. Is there anything I should know about it or is it just add water and apply?
    I also use apple cider vinegar as my "conditioner" but not as a toner.
    Coconut oil is so good for so many things, glad you pointed that out as well. I use olive oil as a moisturizer right after my shower also.
    This isn't skin care but...I'm getting ready to make a lip/cheek stain out of beets, so I'm pretty excited to see how that turns out.

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  4. Everything looks so pretty and organized in the little jars! I love the idea of baking soda shampoo/facial cleanser. Homemade recipes for skin care and beauty are my favorites :)

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  5. These look like some great products, I just love the natural ingredients.

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  6. how do you use the baking soda, just throw it on with some water or hoo what? and will it dry my skin out??
    brenders.

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  7. I love natural products too. I reccommend alepo soap. It smells divine and can also be used to wash your hair. I also love the whole history and tradition of making this soap. Check it out. :-)
    Btw, i really like your blog and your crochet work. I feel highly inspired. :-)

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  8. i just use the baking soda with water, it doesn't dry my skin out, just is a really fine scrub. but it might be different for different skin types!

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  9. I've been making small circle scrubbies out of cotton yarn in place of cotton balls too and I love them. I love the boots line - i especially like their old school milk facial cleanser and rose toner. I

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