What do you recommend? Where do you buy it?
Check out www.kaylala.com Skin Deep just evaluated all their products and they average a 2 (and the ones that are higher are because of lavender and lanolin).
I've always had adult acne, so I thought I HAD to have some kind of face wash. A while after going no poo, I decided to just wash my face with a cloth and water and see what happened. Well, my face didn't get any better, but it got no worse. It is just the same! So, now I just use water and scrub a little with a small round loofah. Saves me time and money. I would have never have thought it would work for me until I tried it.
This is something
so simple, and it's really helped my face become bright and clear. I cut up a lemon and rub it on my face, let it sit through the one minute 'sting' and then for about 10 more minutes, then rinse with water. Nothing could be cheaper- you can use one lemon and just cut off another slice for about four nights. I also like using a gelcap of Vitamin E, just breaking it open and rubbing the oil into my skin at night- it's absorbed and moisturized by the next morning.
Anything Aubrey Organics is amazing. Around for so many years and really dependable. I know I can always buy any product and love the ingredients without having to analyze everytime!
I buy my moisturizers and shampoos from www.bestorganicdeals.com. They have some of the best organic skin care products and they list the ingredients of the products which is great because from my years of buying organic products, some claim they are pure and organic when in fact they use preservatives and other chemicals. Good luck!!
Are you opposed to making your own? If not here is a fabulous recipe
3 parts honey
4 parts finely ground almonds (gentle exfoliant)
1 part apple cider vinegar (toner)
1 part water
few drops lavender essential oil (anti-aging and anti-acne)
Vitacost.com has great deals on natural and organic products. I like Earth Science brand for face wash and Burt's Bees carrot creme for moisturizer, although the carrot creme is fairly oily so probably not good for acne-prone, but great for those with winter-dry skin like me up here in Minnesota :)
THE OCM is really very simple to make. The reason it works is because oil cuts oil. Just use jojoba (about 60-70%), which is very much like our own sebum and helps dissolve excess, and then either castor or hazelnut (30-40%), which are both astringent oils. Then add just a bit of essential oil, whatever your preference. 1/2% is good for the face.
Apply to moist skin and massage in. Wait a few minutes, then removed with warm water.
Thank you all for your responses!! I am going to try the OCM so thank you to the ones who provided a recipe!
I also need a moisturizer for my legs and arms but again do not want something commercial. Would the OCM work for my arms and legs too? If not, I will look on some of the sites that were provided here.
I've been using the OCM method for 1-2 years now. LOVE it! I've had acne since I was 8, so that's 30 years of experience of battling my own skin. OCM had done great things for me. I still wash with an exfloaint maybe 1x's a week, but use OCM or just water most days.
I've also rubbed the said oil into my whole body for a great mouisturizing treatment, so feel free to use on your body as well.
50% castor oil - goes deep into your skin
25% jojoba - close to natural sebum
20% olive oil - good anti-axoidants
5% apricot oil - good for fine lines
I don't measure when I make a new batch, but above is the guideline I try to follow when I pour the various oils into my oil bottle.
I keep it in the shower, shmear it all over face in the shower, rub it in, do the rest of my shower routine, and then rinse off. I normally just do water and a wash cloth at night in the sink if I didn't take a bath or shower that night.