How To Create Your Skincare Routine

   I was back and forth about writing this post because i felt like there are so many post out there already about skincare routines.  I wanted this post to be helpful to someone thinking about a new skincare routine or changing something within their current regimen. So im not going to share my regimen but help you determine how to create your own.
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The basics
   First you should have a cleanser, toner, and moisturizer that is used twice a day. Cleanser is to remove any dirt and oil from the skin. Toners are made to restore the skins ph level, which helps to prevent acne. Last but not least, moisturizers are to hydrate the skin.
The extra
   Second you’ll need a mask to use once a week. A mask helps to remove white/black heads and any dirt hiding in your pores.
   Exfoliators slought away dead skin cells leaving your skin smooth. These can be used 1-2 a week. Be careful with very gritty exfoilators and with pressing hard because this can cause micro tears on your face. This can cause skin irritation and acne breakouts.
Tools
   Cleansing brushes are used to give your face a deep clean and can be used with any cleanser. These are great to have. I use one i got from cvs and love it!
   People with oily skin should not stay away from oils as it will help regulate your own skins oil production.
   Are you having trouble trying to figure out what kind of skin you have? After cleansing your face at night, going to sleep, then waking up, how is your skin (normal, oily, dry)? Well thats what type of skin you have.
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   As some of you may already know from previous posts i make my own natural 3-1 facial cleanser. I love it and have been using it for a while now. This for me is the best product I’ve ever used for my face.  So if some of you are thinking of incorporating natural ingredients into your skincare routine here are a few tips to get you started.
>   Jojoba oil is a great oil to start with because it is the closest to your skins natural oil.
>   Lemons or lemon oil is a good from fading dark spots and is a ph regulator.
>   Oatmeal has saponins which help cleanse and moisturize skin.
>   Coffee can be used a mask or exfoliator to minimize lines.
>   Milk and Yogurt have lactic acid which is good for controling acne while smoothing the skin.
>   Charcoal pulls toxins out of the pores. This can be used in a cleanser or a mask.
Cleanser, toner, and moisturizer all in one and for less than $10.
For years I have used so many products I can’t even count or name them all, trying to find the perfect product for my face. I have oily, acne prone skin and most acne products i use either don’t work or work too good. What i mean by working too good is that they clear  up and prevent acne , but they dry my face out so bad. My face will get so red and irritated and that was not going to work. I have even tried different regimes like using that product every other day along with a normal skin cleanser on my off days. I feel like whatever I tried just didn’t work for too long for me.
Sooo with some research I looked into natural products, their benefits and applied that to what i need for my skin. With that i came up with this amazing product that is a cleanser, toner, and moisturizer all in one.
Mix
1/2 cup plain yogurt
1/2 cup dairy milk
10 drops lemon oil
5 drops jojoba oil optional
This amount last about a week. After that dump the rest and start fresh to eliminate bacteria growth. Also do not put water into this mixture.
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Let me say it works wonders for my skin. I could tell a small difference after just 3 days of use and even more the longer I use it. I do not have breakouts as often, unless it’s female hormone time, and oil production is under control.
The yogurt and milk are dairy which have lactic acid in them. This is used to smooth skin and slought away dead skin cells.
Lemon oil acts as the toner, restoring ph levels and because it’s an oil it becomes a moisturizer as well.
The jojoba oil is your moisturizer. You can add this product or simple use the lemon oil. If you do choose to add another oil I recommend this one because it’s close to your skins natural oil.

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