I finally decided to get serious about it and I started small. I still haven't gotten to natural make up yet but that will come eventually. First I should tell you that I have awful skin. I have dealt with acne for about 20 years. And now I am dealing with acne and wrinkles - I mean, come on. Of course every acne treatment out there is so drying and I went to the dermatologist a lot and asked what I could do and she told me to get on birth control and when I refused because I don't like synthetic hormones - hence you know, the reason I am looking for natural things, she told me to take antibiotics. I finally got through to her that I wanted something more natural.
She said what she recommended was to switch to organic dairy products. Well, I hadn't done that yet because organic dairy is expensive. I finally did although I don't drink milk, that much anyway, or ever actually. Still I was having lots of flare ups. I finally decided to just go for it and try some natural face wash. I chose Kiss My Face and my skin has cleared up tremendously. It is not perfect by any means and I still have problems but it is far better than it has been in a long time.
I buy it from Vitacost. I use the face wash, the toner (which does not burn!), the eye cream and the moisturizer (they have a few different ones). I started with the kit to try it out but that does not come with the toner so I bought that too. I also have been using their shampoo. I haven't tried their conditioner but I plan to try that next.
As far as soap, I have just recently purchased bar soap from Goats Milk Stuff. It is a small, family owned business that I am happy to support. I have been using the tea tree oil soap on my face since I ran out of my facial cleanser and it has worked wonderfully too. Check them out!
I have been using Kiss My Face's Castile soap for shaving my legs. It is made with olive oil so it leaves your skin very, very smooth. Let's just say it is husband-approved.
Moving on (aren't you glad), I wanted to announce my winner from Monday's give-a-way.
Thank you all for entering my give-a-way. I appreciate all of you who read my blog. I really, really do. Now, without further ado the winner is:
Jen, I will be e-mailing you soon with more details.
If any of you use all natural products, please leave me a comment and let me know what you like because I would like to try more products. If you have tried natural make up, I would love to hear about that too. I have tried the mineral make up but I didn't love it.