My Skincare Routine
We all want clear, glowing skin. I struggled with acne for the better part of the last 7 years. It's hard when you just feel like you'd rather wear a paper bag than go out in public because your breakouts are so bad. It took me a while, but I found my perfect skincare routine that beat the acne I struggled with for years and continues to fight it while also benefitting my health and costing about $25. Here are some of my greatest tips and tricks and play-by-play of how I changed my skin!
- WASH WITH WATER. I take a washcloth every night, soak it in hot water, and take off all of my makeup.
Taking off makeup at the end of the day is obviously a given, because we all know makeup breaks skin out. But I have found that foaming soap and face washes have been a huge part of my poor skin in the past. The chemicals used to give you that "squeaky clean" feel are poisonous for your skin, and they strip your natural oils.
- APPLY FRANKINCENSE ESSENTIAL OIL. Put a few drops of Frankincense on a cotton ball/pad and apply all over your face.
HERE is my favorite Frankincense Oil by Radha Beauty. It's only $18 for 4 fl. oz. and the first bottle I ever used lasted me about a year! Frankincense has helped with my skin texture, my acne, and my wrinkles. It's also really great for your brain! Helpful in reconnecting/repairing neurons. (PRIME FRIENDLY)
- APPLY VITAMIN E SKIN OIL. Put a nickel-sized amount in your palms and massage into your face and neck.
HERE is my favorite Vitamin E Oil by Derma-E. It's only $9, SCORE! This particular one also has Safflower Seed Oil in it, which works really well for sensitive skin. It's important that you buy a Vitamin E oil with a high IU (14,000 IU is really great) because it is more concentrated and penetrating. I have tried a few different kinds, and this one is definitely my favorite, and more affordable than most.
- SLEEP. Beauty rest, duh. In the morning, you won't have to do a thing with your skin! It'll be clean and moisturized and ready for makeup!