Skin care routine

Any basic skin care routine consists of 4 steps,which will be mentioned followed by suggested products for oily and dry skin and following these steps is crucial to get radiant and glowing skin:

FIRST STEP: CLEANSER 

Cleansers for oily skin :
                                              NeoCutis Exfoliating Skin Cleanser, $30
Neutrogena Oil-Free Acne Wash Pink Grapefruit Facial Cleanser, $7
                      La Roche-Posay Micellar Water Ultra No-Rinse Cleansing Water, $20
                                  Drunk Elephant Beste No. 9 Jelly Cleanser, $34
Cleansers for dry to normal skin:
                                        Carapex Botanical Facial Cleanser, $17.77
             La Roche-Posay Toleriane Hydrating Gentle Face Wash Cleanser for Normal to Dry Sensitive Skin, $14.99
                                                       Clinique Liquid Facial Mild 6F37 Soap, $25.13
                                  Vichy Normaderm Daily Deep Cleansing Gel Cleanser with Salicylic Acid, $18.00

SECOND STEP: TONER

Toners for oily to normal skin:

Pappermint toner, Instructions for a DIY: 1 Cup of Fresh Mint Leaves + 1 Cup of hot Water, Steep for 5-10 mins, Pour your tea, Allow remainder to cool, Soak cotton ball and gently apply to face.
Or if you prefer buying your organic pappermint toner just visit rootpretty.com and buy their organic pappermint toner, $ 18.00

Toners for sensitive skin:

Rose water toner which you can get from burt’s bees for $11.00 www.burtsbees.com

THIRD STEP: SERUM

Serums for oily skin:

                                                                      Kypris Clearing Serum, $67
                                                      Mizon Original Skin Energy Hyaluronic Acid,  $11

Serums for dry skin:

                                                             Mario Badescu Vitamin C Serum, $45
                                                 Boot No7 Protect & Perfect Intense Advanced Serum, $17

FOURTH AND FINAL STEP: NIGHT CREAM 
Night creams for oily skin:
                                                 Andalou Naturals Argan Stem Cell Recovery Cream, $18

                               Herbivore Botanicals – Organic Moon Fruit Superfruit Night Treatment, $58

Night creams for dry skin :
                                               Peter Thomas Roth Water Drench Hyaluronic Cloud Cream, $30
                                           First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Cream Intense Hydration, $37

Please share with us any experiences you had with skin care products whether it’s positive or negative.

Jojoba oil review

Jojoba oil is the liquid produced in the seed of the Simmondsia chinensis (Jojoba) plant, a shrub, which is native to southern Arizona, southern California, and northwestern Mexico.

As many beauty products have become so expensive and sometimes ineffective, switching to natural products might be the best thing you could do for your body for many reasons, natural products are affordable and their effects show during a small period of time but of course never forget to do a patch test just to make sure you’re not allergic to the product you’re about to use .

Benefits of the Jojoba oil:

  1. Jojoba oil could be highly beneficial for any types of hair, you can add it to your hair mask routine and you can also add a few drops to your conditioner which would go a long way, it also helps with fixing the damaged hair when combined with coconut oil and eruca oil and your favourite hair mask or simply apply the oils overnight and wash your hair in the morning if you prefer using them without any other products(you might need to cover your hair to avoid having oil patches on your pillow in the morning), you can also use it after showering to help with untangling your hair and giving it a healthy looking shine.
  2. It can also be used by men to keep their beards healthy and smooth and shiny, because self care is gender neutral.
  3. It can also be used to control oily skin, from my own experience having an oily skin and using oils like jojoba oil and sweet almond oil isn’t as bad as it might sound, i used to think that it was weird using oils on my skin but i was proven wrong, applying jojoba oil on a freshly washed face at night controls your oily skin and helps a lot with the oil control, rubbing it on the parts of your face that tends to be shiny like your forehead and nose will give wonderful results. surprisingly Jojoba oil can help reduce oiliness. This is by modulating the sebum production.
  4. Jojoba oil works in several ways to stop acne formation. First, it acts as a deep cleanser.
    Secondly, Jojoba oil has antibacterial properties that help control bacterial growth it acts as an anti-inflammatory agent, soothing the irritated skin. When used regularly, Jojoba oil can control acne.
  5. It can also be used to fix chapped lips: You need equal quantities of Jojoba oil and pure beeswax. To make a small quantity, melt 2 teaspoons of beeswax over a double boiler and add 2 teaspoons of Jojoba oil. Mix well and take it off the heat. You can add natural flavors by mixing in a few drops of peppermint or lavender essential oil. Allow to cool in a small glass container.
  6. You can also use jojoba oil for dry feet and hands it helps with soothing the skin.

the aforementioned ways to use the oil and recipes are just the writers own experiences and opinions so please remember that not all skin types are the same and don’t forget to test the product or the recipe on a small part of your hand to make sure you’re not allergic and that it suits you.

please share with us your opinion whether it’s positive or negative.