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REALLY natural, safe anti-aging skincare?

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I'll be 30 next week and my skin looks like crap.  The texture is bad and I have way more fine lines than I am ok with.  I have never had great skin and I think that genetics play a part (my mom's skin is not aging well).  I eat well, do my best to drink plenty of water, try to remember my fish oil and vitamins.  I wash with honey and moisturize with coconut oil and this seems to be the best thing right now for daily care. I do the occasional clay mask.   I'm pregnant so I especially need to be careful (though i really try to avoid chemicals anyhow).

Are there really any safe yet effective anti-aging options that aren't a chemical concoction? 

post #2 of 7

Have you looked into NYR Organic? 20 year old organic line from the U.K. Highly rated and extremely safe as far as I know

post #3 of 7

CoBabyMaker, unfortunately, I don't have an answer for this, but I'm glad you posted because I'm looking for the same thing.  Hope some people reply!

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Also wondering the same thing. I have been using the oil cleansing method with coconut oil/castor oil for a few years now.  I'm starting to notice fine lines.

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Subbing for info!

I am a great lover of coconut oil. Use it on my hair, face and body, for scars and moisturizing. I would love a good fce cream though, for the 40 plus woman. Yup...that's me :)

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I am creeping up towards 40-ish and I have pretty great skin.  Or at least I think so...haha

 

Here's my routine:

 

CLEANSING (at least once daily)

Bronner's Baby Mild Soap

Occasionally OCM, castor oil only as olive doesn't seem strong enough to me

 

TONING (rarely)

all-natural witch hazel, alcohol-free or else my face turns red and burns for hours

 

MOISTURIZING (after every cleansing)

jojoba or argan oil or combo of both applied to wet skin

 

SCRUB

sugar, maybe with a few drops of oil mixed in or sometimes just plain sugar

 

MASKS (maybe once a month)

raw honey

Redmond clay/water

 

TREATMENTS (as needed)

steam

fresh mashed strawberries and/or pineapple for all over

spot treatments are lavender oil or if it's a really deep one (I only break out now and then during AF) I will rub on some Earthpaste

 

WRINKLES (nightly)

Castor oil applied with a q-tip just along the lines  (I just discovered this recently after googling "natural wrinkle treatment".  It made a huge difference after one night, which shouldn't surprise me bc one night of castor oil packs on my heel spurs stops the pain for months.)

 

I wear only AlimaPure makeup and don't always wash it off before bed.  It never makes me break out to leave it on and usually I wake up way less oily than if I had no powder on at all.

 

If I had a money tree in my backyard, I would splurge on Purity Cosmetics brand.  Their stuff is the bomb!


Edited by blessedwithboys - 10/14/13 at 9:01pm
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I only know what works for me and it's a product line that is totally natural. This one doesn't tell fibs. It's Karen's Botanicals and if you want I can tell you where to get it. Not sure if that's permitted since I just joined the group.

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