So, over the next little bit, I will be sharing with you short lists of the weird things I do in my day to day. Some of them might seem pretty normal to the hippie-eco set, but I hope to teach even the old hat eco-nerds some new tricks. Here we go with installment one!
Five Weird Things I Do- My Morning Routine:
1. Baking Soda and Coconut Oil Face wash
|My new face washing routine.|
|Excuse the blurry picture, but this is pretty much what it|
looks like before I combine the two ingredients.
So, I was a little resistant to trying this new technique, because I was relatively pleased with my current solution Despite my reservations, when the time came to buy new face wash about a month ago, I found an on sale coconut oil that was 1) organic, 2) in a glass jar, and 3) did I mention on sale? I decided I had to go for it! I figured, I use baking soda for everything and if this doesn't work I can use the coconut oil for cooking. How does it work then? The jury is still out. I have super, super sensitive skin so each time I switch face washes, there is an awkward period where I get small break outs, so that is still happening. Additionally, I'm not sure I've been doing it 100% right. The instructions on the website are different than the ones on the pin, which are the ones I have been following. Right now, I am using a pinch of baking soda and a very small amount of coconut oil (size of a pencil eraser) 3 times a week, then washing my face with warm water and a wash cloth the other days. My skin looks a lot healthier aside from the slight increase in blemishes. I have no dry skin and it has evened out my skin tone a bit. I'm going to give it till the end of April, and see if things clear up the rest of the way. After all, I have been exercising about 20x more than usual and falling into bed at night without rinsing my face sometimes, so it's hard to say if this is working great or not. Someone else should give it a try! Let me know how it goes. It's for sure got less chemicals and plastic associated with it than any other face washing routine I've tried. And, I feel like my face smells nice after...