My skincare routine has changed up a lot since I discovered the miracle that is oil cleansers, and knowing how to actually use them properly. I used to think my skin was oily, but it was just so dry that my skin produced excess oil. Over exfoliating was another skincare faux pas, but being way more gentle has improved my skin so much. So here’s what I’ve essentially been using for the past couple months:
Palmers Coconut Oil Cleanser – apply with damp hands and massage into skin, adding a little more water as you go. Also removes makeup amazingly. (note: I have no idea if Palmer’s is cruelty free or not, I bought it before checking 😮 ). I’ve used the Josie maran Oil cleanser before but wasn’t totally crazy about the price, plus i never actually used it properly I think….
Marcelle Ultra Gentle Cleanser – use a little of this to get the remainder of the oil off, and rinse really really well.
Marcelle Ultra Hydrating Tonifying Lotion – apply gently with cotton swab/cotton pad, I don’t pull it across the skin.
Palmers Coconut Oil or Josie Maran Argan Oil or PF Argan Oil – I use whichever one I have at the time, and press it into the skin instead of rubbing.
**Also about 2 x a week (sort of) I use the ExfoliKate from Kate Somerville, or just some type of physical exfoliant, like LiveClean**
I still have some skin problems like the occasional pimple, but honestly these are minor. The next thing I want to work on is improving the overall texture, so we’ll see how that goes, but I’m really happy with the improvement so far. 🙂
xox and Happy late-Halloween!! I haven’t been posting in forever, and I say this in every post (oops!). I’m very unorganized.