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May 01, 2017

At this point I don't even want to know how much money I have spent on skincare during my beauty obsessed years, I think my eyes would water at the thought of it. But why do we all feel the need to spend hundreds on the newest moisturiser that just about promises to give you a brand new face. For a few weeks I decided to ditch the high end products and instead opt for a natural-do-it-yourself routine. The rules? Make all the skincare products yourself and wait for the results. Inspired by this post from the beauty bible that is Intothegloss I had a headstart with the different DIY's I could do to replace the usual suspects of my skincare wardrobe.

  • Makeup Removal: This was a hard one, I'm a die-hard Bioderma fan with the simple idea that simply nothing can remove my waterproof mascara like a micellar water can. But the solution? Olive oil. Now if you think about this, the idea of using olive oil as a makeup remover isn't really that farfetched as it's not too different from your usual cleansing oil, just a lot more natural. This is the best thing I have found to remove all my makeup perfectly, the only downside is that it is pretty messy but that's no bother if you're using it in the shower.
  • Cleansing and Moisturising: From this experience, I have learned that coconut oil is a skin care lifesaver. It's moisturizing and just as hydrating as some of my other far more expensive cleansers and moisturisers. I seriously cover my whole body with this stuff and have no regrets (and neither does my wallet).
  • Exfoliator: I was pretty early to the all-natural exoliator bus, I have been using an oat scrub for years now. Basically, take a hand full of oats, mix with some warm water and you have a scrub perfect for sensitive skin. Oats are an anti-inflammatory and mild cleanser that's easy on even the most sensitive of skins.

The effects of going all-natural are just as good as you would imagine, clearer skin that felt so much less sensitive due to removing the unwanted chemicals from my skincare routine. All in all it was a good experience, though requiring a lot more effort. I am not switching over to a fully natural skincare routine but I am well on my way to treating my skin a lot better.


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