Skin care can be costly only if we allow it to be. I have very little I use on my skin and other than the dryness that I experience during the winter months, I am happy with the result. How much do I spend a year? Less than $20.
Our skin is our largest organ. It needs to breathe just like our lungs. By putting chemicals on my skin I am blocking it from doing its job which is to protect the inner organs from the outside elements. I want my skin to breathe and yes even sweat. With this in mind, I try to follow the rule of not using anything on my skin I wouldn’t put in my mouth to eat.
I wash my face with hot water. If I am experiencing dry skin during the winter months I use a honey and raw sugar scrub to moisturize and heal the skin. I use just enough sugar to make it gritty. Apply to dry skin, massage in, then rinse with warm water and cotton cloth, old t-shirts work well. The honey is a natural healer and helps restore the vitality of the skin.
If I’ve been in the wind or sun for too long I use a little aloe gel from one of my plants before retiring for the night. Just break a tip off an aloe plant and rub it over your skin, by morning my skin glows, and looks so healthy it amazes me still.
If I have a break out, yep even at almost 50 years old I still find an occasional pimple, I use aloe. I apply a little aloe on the area when I first feel it forming under the surface, before its noticeable to anyone. The aloe reaches deep down and cleans the pore so it never reaches the visible stage.
Even though I have very light skin, I have never used sun screen, but take care after being in the sun to spread a little aloe on areas that have been exposed to the sun. I would rather put something healthy on my skin after sun exposure than to have the sun bake chemicals into my body through my skin.
I still use a body wash that is made from a vegetable soap, but am looking for a recipe which uses natural ingredients, anyone have a good one, I’d appreciate it if you could share it with me? What do you use on your skin?