Skincare Routine For Oily/combination Skin Using Homemade Natural Products by Claire Plunkett - Musely
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Skincare Routine For Oily/combination Skin Using Homemade Natural Products

posted in Skin & Body
04/19/2015
  • I always had good skin, but now in my late twenties, my skin has become extremely problematic. I have spent a fortune trying every product available to fix my skin, but noticed that it was only getting worse.

    I have come to realise that all the chemicals in the products for my skin type do more harm than good, and you end up in a skincare cycle that costs a fortune but doesn't fix the problem.

  • I decided I wanted to eliminate all chemicals from my skincare routine, with the hope that my skin would return to its original state.

    I will show you what products I use now on my skin which are way more affordable and really easy to make.

  • Firstly, make up remover:

    I use coconut oil. Organic, extra virgin, 100% raw coconut oil.

    This stuff is amazing. It removes even my heavy waterproof eye make up easily!

    I just rub the oil on my face. It lifts the make up off of my skin. I then just rinse it all off in the sink with a face cloth and warm water! So easy!

  • Next I use a home made face scrub.

    My face scrub is made from coconut oil, white sugar, and the juice from a lemon.

    I rub this into my face and neck, and then remove at the sink again with warm water and a facecloth.

  • The next step is a homemade toner.

    I mixed together 2 tablespoons of Apple Cider Vinegar, with 2 Tablespoons of water. I dip a cotton pad into this solution and rub on my face, careful to avoid the eye area.

    (Please do a patch test on a small area first, to make sure your skin can tolerate this solution. If it doesn't, dilute it with more water and build up a tolerance to it first)

  • To moisturise I use Grapeseed oil.

    I have found that this alone does not provide enough moisture to my skin. So I use it in two ways.

    In the morning, I mix a drop of oil into my moisturiser, rub together and apply it to my face.

    At night time, I apply my moisturiser first, then use the grapeseed oil like a serum afterwards to seal in the moisture.

    I am still on the look out for a natural moisturiser that suits my skin, so for the moment I use one from the La Roche Possay range.

  • The grapeseed Oil also works great on the eyes. Just dap some oil on the eye area to eliminate dark circles!

  • This routine is working well for me so far. My skin certainly feels happier and is definitely breaking out a lot less. It also feels less sensitive. I hope to see major results after another few weeks of this skincare routine.

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