I made a HUGE mistake about 2 months ago. I decided to try a new line of facial products instead of my homemade, super-simple regime. I don’t know what I was thinking.
During my teens and 20’s I was plagued with large black heads, very oily and acne prone skin. I tried every product on the market and even sought out a dermatologist’s assistance as a last resort. My acne was never severe but enough to resist typical OTC treatments.
Fast forward to 2015 (I’m now 37) and I took my now flawless complexion for granted.
I don’t know why I have such a tendency to complicate matters. My skin was perfect. I had no complaints since switching to my 3 step homemade & natural beauty routine a few years ago, YET I ditched what was working to try a pricey, natural based, essential oil packed, line of facial products.
The disappointment was almost immediate but I kept using it. My blackheads reappeared, I started breaking out, my face become like a dry, cracked desert landscape. My skin no longer glowed.
I convinced myself that it was just an adjustment period and kept on using it for 45 days before I had ENOUGH.
At some point I started to panic that since I am getting older, and although my complexion is nearly wrinkle free, I needed to use products to help combat aging. Perhaps I am a little more vain than I want to admit. However, having skin that is dry and dull isn’t healthy. And isn’t going to prevent wrinkles for sure.
I really didn’t realize how amazing my skin was using my 3 step natural beauty routine until I abandoned it. I not only had buyers remorse but my skin also looked awful.
Within just a few days of ditching the new products and switching back to my 3 step homemade & natural beauty routine, my glowing, radiant, flawless skin was back!
Here’s My My Secret to a Flawless Complexion; 3 step Natural Beauty Routine:
Step #1: Mud Mask – Once or twice a week I apply a think layer of Redmond Facial Mud Hydrated Clay to my skin in the morning to help clarify, tone and deep cleanse my skin. In fact, I’m writing this post while my mud mask is drying.
Step #2: Cleanse with Tallow – Yes, you read that right. I cleanse my skin with Tallow – Whipped Tallow Cleanser that I make at home to be more specific. I’ve tried many different oils for cleansing and none of them work nearly as well as Tallow since it’s the most similar to the oil that our skin makes.
I put on a thick layer of my Whipped Tallow Cleanser before I get in the shower, leaving it on to steam while showing, washing/steaming it off with a wash cloth right before I get out. I don’t cleanse my skin every day since I don’t shower everyday – I shower when I’m dirty. In between showers, I just splash my face with water then follow with my toner spray.
If at any time my skin feels a little dry or tight, I just use a little of my Whipped Tallow Cleanser as a moisturizer. I also use my Whipped Tallow Cleanser as a make-up remover, it dissolves it beautifully.
Step #3: Tone with ACV: I lightly mist my skin with my Homemade Skin Perfecting Spray Toner after cleansing, after my mud mask or anytime in between. It helps to minimize pores and smooth out any imperfections.
For just pennies a day, my complexion is flawless using my 3 step Homemade & Natural Beauty Routine. Having a flawless complexing isn’t about expensive lotions, potions and complicated routines, it’s about working with your skin in a natural way and sticking to what works.