Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Essentials for a Clean Face.

Hello y'all, today I'm talking about my facial routine.  It is not anything fancy or found at the department store.  I keep it pretty simple and easy to find, aka the drug store.  Nothing I use is over twenty dollars, but if some miracle cream came out that would erase my laugh lines I'd so be in line to get it.  Being in my thirties I really try to cleanse my skin and keep it fresh, seeing as I do wear makeup on a daily basis. The products I'm mentioning today I've been using for quite some time now or even tens of years! 
Yes To Cucumbers Facial Towelettes  These are my favorite makeup and dirt removing cloths by far.  I feel like I've tried about every single one out there, and they either burn my eyeballs or don't take anything off.  These ones have a slight cucumber scent, they're soft, big and remove my makeup very easily. Around five buckaroos. Sometimes I'm so tired and lazy, the last thing I want to do before bed is wash my face.  So if that's the case I use one or two of these and follow up with my favorite toner.
Witch Hazel This is our my all time favorite toner/astringent.  I have been using this for well over a decade!  My grandma used this all the time and I looked up to her so much.  I always buy the Target brand, it is so cheap, two dollars!  It is natural and removes my makeup and impurities amazingly.  Witch Hazel doesn't contain alcohol like common astringents that dry your face out. Perfect for sensitive skin, it is also soothing for bug bites and things like that.
Burt's Bees Orange Essense Facial Cleanser This stuff is like orange gold.  It has such a wonderful smell, but I love its cleaning and softening capabilities.  This cleanser leaves my skin bright and super supple.  It is also made with 100% Natural ingredients which I love!  It's right around ten dollars and available at most drugstores.
Alba Botanica Natural Acne Dote Scrub This can be used on your face and body.  I primarily use it on my face a few times a week. It has 2% salicylic acid which helps fight breakouts. It works wonders keeping dry skin patches away and sloughing off any dull dead skin.  Using this with my Orange Essence Cleanser is my go to duo.  This brand does not test on animals so I love it.  It just under ten dollars too.
Burt's Bees Radiance Day Cream  I basically love this brand, sorry.  Their products are so well made with natural ingredients I just gravitate towards them.  I've been purchasing this face cream for a while now and I love how it leaves my skin.  The texture is thick and creamy but it goes on lightly and absorbs quickly.  It never leaves my skin greasy or feeling weighed down, I hate that.  This one is around twenty dollars, but a little goes a long way.

As I mentioned before I haven't found my holy grail wrinkle or eye cream, so if any of you ladies can recommend a great one I'm all ears!  Oh and another great thing for your face is drinking water!  So good for your skin and keeping it clear.  Thank you so much for reading.


  1. I've just started using the Alba Botanica products. I'm sad that I haven't started using them sooner lol. I've been going back & forth about trying out the Yes to cucumbers (along with the other products) because I've never heard much about them. I just may pick them up on my next trip to Target. Thanks for sharing!