I used to never wash my face and I never got a blemish. In high school I wore a lot of makeup, never took it off and never used any cleansers on my face. How I never broke out is beyond me but after high school, I started to really have problems. This is my routine for how I keep my skin healthy.
The first thing I do every morning is wash my face. I have very oily skin with large pores and if I skip a day you will notice right away. It took me a very long time to find something that I actually liked, controlled the oil and was vegan or at least cruelty-free. But when I found something I liked I stuck with it.
I love this brand so much. They are vegan and make some of the best of the products I have ever used. Their Indian Coconut Nectar is my favorite scent in the entire world. I want everything to smell like that. Okay, enough about that, let's talk about this face wash. It is lightweight, smells amazing and leaves my skin soft and fresh all day. I read their Kale Detox face wash is great for oily skin so I plan on trying that next but this one has been a game changer for my skin.
When I did start to wash my face I didn't know that you needed to tone and moisturize too. I was a very clueless person. When I finally realized you needed to tone I turned to something all natural and amazing for your skin, Witch Hazel. I love this stuff but then I tried something that was so perfect and amazing and I have been using it for years now.
This stuff is probably the best thing to ever happen to my skin. I love the way it smells, the way it feels and the way it really helps my skin. I always forget to wash my face before bed so sometimes I cheat and just wipe my face down with some of this and it makes it feel so much cleaner. Yes, I need to start washing my face at night too, I know. I barely remember to brush my teeth before bed!
For the longest time, I was under the impression that oil would make my skin worse. It makes sense. You don't want more oil on your oily skin but it turns out that is exactly what you want. You face will make excess amounts of oil for a lot of reasons but the biggest one is that your face is dry and it is creating more oil to take care of the problem. You give your skin good oils regularly then it calms down on the oil production! A year ago I started making my own face oil to be used as a moisturizer and it has been terrific.
This oil was a recipe I came up with after a lot of research. I change it up every once in a while but I stick to the basics. When I first made the oil I used coconut oil but that actually caused more breakouts. It isn't a good oil for oily skin. Then I switched to almond oil, which is what I show in the original picture and recipe, but it is still pretty heavy for my skin. Now I make it with jojoba oil and I have noticed a difference. Jojoba is better for oily skin so I would 100% recommend that over almond oil. Play around and see what you like.
Those are the products I use in my daily routine. I have noticed a huge difference in my skin since I started this routine. Routine is key though so make sure whatever you are doing you do it every day. You want your skin to get into a rhythm and really absorb everything it needs to be it's best. Keeping a routine and using the right products will take some time but I promise it will be worth it.