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Topic: I need a tried and true simple skin regimen....
Posted By: ModelessDiva
Subject: I need a tried and true simple skin regimen....
Date Posted: Feb 02 2014 at 5:56pm





Firstly I apologize in advance if this has been done recently....

But looking around my bathroom i have wayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy too many skin and hair items/products vitamins and supplements and I really want to simplify things this year.

Is there like one major skin thread? I know there are many threads on skin care but can we make one big collective thread?


I want to only use around 5 or 6 staple items for my skin..i need to get rid of all this unneeded stuff..


1. I drink aloe vera juice now (thanks to NishaEmbarrassed)...so im gonna get rid of all these other supplements and vitamins

2. I just want one face AND body soap...ive been using black soap but it is so messyDead
I need something else

3. I need one good exfoliant

4. And I need one good moisturizer...whether it be lotion or a mixture to spray on in the shower...something that's consistent


Over the years Ive tried all kinds of mixtures, serums, natural soaps, aztec healing clays, butters, lotions, all kinds of supplements, so much stuff i dont know what worked or not...lol

Thanks guysHeart










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Posted By: Meme0887
Date Posted: Feb 02 2014 at 6:02pm
U could buy the liquid black soap..I got it from coastal scents
 


Posted By: Meme0887
Date Posted: Feb 02 2014 at 6:04pm
And I liked the Neutrogena oil free moisture for my moisturizer


Posted By: ModelessDiva
Date Posted: Feb 02 2014 at 6:09pm
Originally posted by Meme0887 Meme0887 wrote:

U could buy the liquid black soap..I got it from coastal scents
 


hmm i will look for that...i havent seen liquid black soap ive just seen the bars


Posted By: ModelessDiva
Date Posted: Feb 02 2014 at 6:19pm

then again i might wanna try a different soap...black soap is kinda drying to my skin


Posted By: ThoughtCouture
Date Posted: Feb 02 2014 at 6:26pm
i basically use cetaphil cleanser (1)/moisturizer (2).  i exfoliate with the cleanser and scrubby gloves.
 
i use castille soap (3) (which i use for shaving...cleaning my makeup brushes and many many other things in my home) for my body.  and with the gloves to exfoliate.  and then moisturizer (from above (2)) and,or apricot oil (4)(which i also use on my hair sometimes.
 
so that's  4 products...
 


Posted By: mizzsandra00
Date Posted: Feb 02 2014 at 6:26pm
Originally posted by ThoughtCouture ThoughtCouture wrote:

i basically use cetaphil cleanser (1)/moisturizer (2).  i exfoliate with the cleanser and scrubby gloves.
 
i use castille soap (3) (which i use for shaving...cleaning my makeup brushes and many many other things in my home) for my body.  and with the gloves to exfoliate.  and then moisturizer (from above (2)) and,or apricot oil (4)(which i also use on my hair sometimes.
 
so that's  4 products...
 

This is similar to what I use.....until the product junkie in me awakens


Posted By: ThoughtCouture
Date Posted: Feb 02 2014 at 6:27pm
oh i also use the cetaphil cleanser and apricot oil to remove my makeup...


Posted By: ModelessDiva
Date Posted: Feb 02 2014 at 6:30pm

castille soap?

ive heard of that before...i think ive seen it at walgreens....

im gonna try that...thanks TC

and i have a new unopened pair of exfoliating gloves somewhere...i was looking for them earlier today...i have too much stuff

its spring cleaning time



Posted By: ThoughtCouture
Date Posted: Feb 02 2014 at 6:30pm
Originally posted by mizzsandra00 mizzsandra00 wrote:


This is similar to what I use.....until the product junkie in me awakens
 
yep that's why i said basically...Cry  but of course, i always can go back to basics tho, if something goes awry.  and it has...


Posted By: ModelessDiva
Date Posted: Feb 02 2014 at 6:31pm
Originally posted by Meme0887 Meme0887 wrote:

And I liked the Neutrogena oil free moisture for my moisturizer

ill look into this thanks memeWink


Posted By: ModelessDiva
Date Posted: Feb 02 2014 at 6:32pm

i love products that can be used for more than one purpose...

i def be trying that castile soap

dr.bronners?


Posted By: ModelessDiva
Date Posted: Feb 02 2014 at 6:35pm

thanks!!!!! Clap

@TC 
posts are out of order lol


Posted By: ThoughtCouture
Date Posted: Feb 02 2014 at 6:36pm

yep i use dr bronners.  but there are other brands out there.

i use it for so much.  its wonderful.


Posted By: ModelessDiva
Date Posted: Feb 02 2014 at 6:38pm

i have a dermaroller...

does anybody else use this?

i dont think im using it correctly




Posted By: smaison
Date Posted: Feb 02 2014 at 6:39pm
my regimen is tried and true; my skin is like super perfect now after battling mild acne from combination skin. but i just realized that i use a lot of products so idk if listing them would help since you're looking for a simpler regimen.

but 5 staples for me are:

jojoba oil
tea tree oil
cetaphil facial wash
clarisonic 
honey
origins clear improvement mask...i love this stuff

oh and extrashade sunscreen...that's my 6


Posted By: smaison
Date Posted: Feb 02 2014 at 6:40pm
i need to get some castile soap, i used the one with mint in it once and i was tingling all over; it was nice. 


Posted By: ModelessDiva
Date Posted: Feb 02 2014 at 6:40pm

man i had a clarisonic at some point but i dont know what happened to itSleepy


and can you explain how you use the honey and oils smaison?

face mask?




Posted By: ThoughtCouture
Date Posted: Feb 02 2014 at 6:42pm
i use tea trea oil too (many uses for self and home as well).  but not on my face...unless i have pimple.


Posted By: ModelessDiva
Date Posted: Feb 02 2014 at 6:42pm

i ordered a roll on tea tree oil stick two years ago...kinda like the oldschool roll on lip gloss

it did nothingLOL


Posted By: ThoughtCouture
Date Posted: Feb 02 2014 at 6:43pm
Originally posted by smaison smaison wrote:

i need to get some castile soap, i used the one with mint in it once and i was tingling all over; it was nice. 
 
yes there is one with tea tree oil as well.
 
i like the citrus or rose scent myself...


Posted By: ModelessDiva
Date Posted: Feb 02 2014 at 6:46pm

is the castile soap drying in any way to you all?


Posted By: ModelessDiva
Date Posted: Feb 02 2014 at 6:52pm

hmm desert essence has castile soap too...i wonder what the difference is

i used to love desert essence products


Posted By: smaison
Date Posted: Feb 02 2014 at 6:56pm
jojoba oil i use as my makeup remover and sometimes as just plain ol' moisturizer. 

tea tree oil i mix with my cetaphil facial wash to cleanse my face with my clarisonic. i also mix tea tree oil and honey for a facial mask that i use at least 3x a week; sometimes more. they both have antibacterial properties so this prevents breakouts. i also mix other mask with tea tree oil as well (but that's more products that i would have to mention LOL). if i happen to get a breakout i apply tea tree oil directly on it.

the origins clear improvement mask is a charcoal mask i use once a week to keep oiliness away and rid my skin of impurities. i cannot tell you how much i love this stuff. 


Posted By: mizzsandra00
Date Posted: Feb 02 2014 at 6:57pm
Dr Bonner Tea Tree oil breaks my skin out.....I like the rose and peppermint......I use the tea tree on my back tho.

I use Macadamia oil on my body.....and my skin loves it.....its super sensitive too......its a bit heavy for the face.....also great for hair....its really absorbs.....


Posted By: mizzsandra00
Date Posted: Feb 02 2014 at 6:58pm
Origins charcoal mask is GOAT.....like get the small tube and def try its amazing!


Posted By: nitabug
Date Posted: Feb 02 2014 at 7:02pm
Castile soap or dove free
Cerave moisturizer
neutrogena body oil
I really want a all in face product. I might just go back to basic water.


Posted By: ModelessDiva
Date Posted: Feb 02 2014 at 7:03pm

thankie smaisonEmbarrassed

i just looked up the origins clear improvement mask..so many good reviews....sounds like an amazing product!!! 




Posted By: smaison
Date Posted: Feb 02 2014 at 7:05pm
its funny, i have sensitive skin and i was so afraid that tea tree oil was going to phuck it up but i gave it a try and this ish is like my holy grail. i get mine from trader joes. 


Posted By: smaison
Date Posted: Feb 02 2014 at 7:05pm
Originally posted by ModelessDiva ModelessDiva wrote:


thankie smaisonEmbarrassed

i just looked up the origins clear improvement mask..so many good reviews....sounds like an amazing product!!! 



no problem hun. 


Posted By: ModelessDiva
Date Posted: Feb 02 2014 at 7:05pm
thanks sandra
im def gonna try the origins mask

and im gonna get the pepperment soap sounds refreshing....





Posted By: ModelessDiva
Date Posted: Feb 02 2014 at 7:07pm

although i could use the tea tree soap for my back too

im ok now but i did a detox a while ago and i got a few pimples on my backDead...and they left marks that took me a long time to clear


Posted By: ModelessDiva
Date Posted: Feb 02 2014 at 7:11pm

so i got 2 new products.. castile soap and the origins mask so far!

3 or 4 more....

i really need a bomb body moisturizer/lotion

ive been using that olay stuff...its ok not bad but not bomb either lol


Posted By: smaison
Date Posted: Feb 02 2014 at 7:17pm
for my body i use coconut oil and sometimes 100% shea butter, but mainly coconut oil; can't get enough. 


Posted By: ModelessDiva
Date Posted: Feb 02 2014 at 7:17pm
Originally posted by nitabug nitabug wrote:

Castile soap or dove free
Cerave moisturizer
neutrogena body oil
I really want a all in face product. I might just go back to basic water.

do you use this while you are in the shower nita?


Posted By: nitabug
Date Posted: Feb 02 2014 at 7:26pm
When I get out, before drying off.

I am too clumsy to do it in the shower.


Posted By: ModelessDiva
Date Posted: Feb 02 2014 at 7:26pm

i cant use shea butter...no matter where i order it from it's too heavy for my skin it ends up rubbing off on my clothesThumbs Down

i like coconut oil for my hair...for my skin....i didnt use it right im sure because it barely did anything for me....

emu oil is really good its kinda costly though for a little bottle


i think i might revisit coconut oil...maybe apply in the shower instead of after i get out

what kind do you use smaison?






Posted By: ModelessDiva
Date Posted: Feb 02 2014 at 7:33pm
Originally posted by nitabug nitabug wrote:

When I get out, before drying off.

I am too clumsy to do it in the shower.
LOL
i did almost low key slip and fall one time while trying to get out after putting some type of grapeseed oil or something on

Dead

i stopped after that 


Posted By: smaison
Date Posted: Feb 02 2014 at 7:38pm
organic virgin coconut oil from trader joes. 

how much of the shea butter are you using? yea it can be quite heavy but i use a little. i mainly use it on my feet at night and seal with coconut or olive oil and sleep with socks to keep my feet in great condition and soft. 


Posted By: ModelessDiva
Date Posted: Feb 02 2014 at 7:44pm

at first i used a lot then i started cutting it down.....and the horrible part is my skin feels really greasy while it's on....but if i take a paper towel and wipe a little..its like i never applied anything

it just sits on top of my skin and it doesn't really absorb

ive tried adding coconut oil...emu oil helped a little...i even tried it with aloe vera gel...

tried it in the shower, and after ive just gotten out

ive given up on shea butter lol




Posted By: ModelessDiva
Date Posted: Feb 02 2014 at 7:53pm
so i might be adding coconut oil to my list...this is amazing

101 Uses for Coconut Oil

  1. In cooking as a great oil with a high smoke point. Great for baking, stir-frys or as a dairy free replacement to butter.
  2. Taken supplementally for daily energy
  3. As a  http://wellnessmama.com/5673/the-only-way-i-drink-coffee/" rel="nofollow - coffee creamer when emulsified into coffee  (The only way I’ll drink coffee)
  4. On the skin as a basic lotion
  5. In  http://wellnessmama.com/4770/how-to-make-lotion-bars/" rel="nofollow - homemade lotion bars  for soft, smooth skin
  6. In  http://wellnessmama.com/1523/how-to-make-natural-deodorant-beating-the-b-o-with-natural-deo/" rel="nofollow - homemade deodorant  or  http://wellnessmama.com/4901/deodorant-bar-recipe/" rel="nofollow - deodorant bars
  7. As an eye-makeup remover
  8. As a cloth diaper safe diaper cream (just rub on baby’s bottom)
  9. In making your own  http://wellnessmama.com/2500/homemade-remineralizing-toothpaste-recipe/" rel="nofollow - Remineralizing Toothpaste
  10. To lighten age spots when rubbed directly on the skin
  11. To prevent stretch marks during pregnancy
  12. To support healthy thyroid function
  13. In  http://wellnessmama.com/1739/healthy-homemade-mayonnaise/" rel="nofollow - homemade Mayo  without the high PUFA vegetable oils
  14. To help  http://wellnessmama.com/2619/avoid-sunburn-and-tan-better-by-eating-real-food/" rel="nofollow - increase sun tolerance and avoid burning
  15. As a naturally SPF 4 sunscreen
  16. In  http://wellnessmama.com/3765/luxurious-homemade-lotion-recipe/" rel="nofollow - homemade lotion recipes
  17. To get rid of cradle cap on baby- just massage in to head, leave on for a few minutes and gently rinse with a warm wash cloth
  18. Topically to kill yeast or yeast infections
  19. As a delicious tropical massage oil
  20. It’s high Lauric acid and MCFA content helps boost metaboism
  21. A tiny dab rubbed on your hands and then through hair will help get rid of friz
  22. As an intensive nighttime facial moisturizer
  23. Mixed with equal parts sugar for a  http://wellnessmama.com/3628/luxurious-sugar-scrub-recipe-easy/" rel="nofollow - smoothing body scrub  (use in the shower)
  24. Rubbed on lips as a natural chap stick
  25. Topically, can help skin heal faster after injury or infection
  26. Directly on the perineum to help heal after birth
  27. As an incredibly intensive natural conditioner- Rub into dry hair, put a shower cap on and leave for several hours
  28. On feet to fight athlete’s foot or tor fungus
  29. In place of Lanolin cream on nursing nipples to sooth irritation (also great for baby!)
  30. Can help sooth psoriasis or eczema
  31. There is some evidence that  http://coconutoil.com/AlzheimersDiseaseDrMaryNewport.pdf" rel="nofollow - regular ingestion of coconut oil can help prevent or reverse Alzheimers
  32.  With apple cider vinegar as a  http://coconutoil.com/natural-head-lice-treatment-with-coconut-oil-and-apple-cider-vinegar/" rel="nofollow - natural treatment for lice that actually works
  33. In natural  http://wellnessmama.com/2558/natural-homemade-sunscreen-recipe/" rel="nofollow - Homemade Sunscreen
  34. In healthy brain boosting snack for kids like  http://wellnessmama.com/1779/chocolate-coconut-clusters-kid-approved/" rel="nofollow - Coconut Clusters
  35. In a filling and energy boosting  http://wellnessmama.com/1697/protein-brain-power-smoothie/" rel="nofollow - Brain Powder Smoothie
  36. Rub coconut oil on the inside of your nose to help alleviate allergy symptoms
  37. Nursing moms can take 3-4 tablespoons a day (and Vitamin D) to increase milk supply and nutrients
  38. There is some evidence that coconut oil helps digestion and may even kill intestinal parasites or yeast
  39. Mix a tablespoon with a tablespoon of  http://wellnessmama.com/go/chia/" rel="nofollow - chia seeds  for an all-day energy boost (do NOT take this at night!)
  40. Can help improve insulin levels
  41. Oil pulling with coconut oil and a drop of oregano oil helps improve gum health
  42. Can help  http://wellnessmama.com/1853/prevent-heart-disease-eat-more-cholesterol/" rel="nofollow - improve cholesterol ratios
  43. Blend a tablespoon into hot tea to help speed recovery from cold or flu
  44. In  http://wellnessmama.com/5170/bug-off-lotion-bars/" rel="nofollow - Homemade Natural Bug-Off Lotion Bars
  45. As a replacement for vegetable oils in any recipe
  46. Better for high-temperature cooking than olive or vegetable oils
  47. Can help reduce appearance of varicose veins
  48. After initial heat is gone, can help speed healing of sunburn
  49. Is an immediate source of energy when eaten and isn’t stored as fat
  50. As a natural personal lubricant that won’t disturb vaginal flora
  51. As a naturally antibacterial skin cream
  52. In  http://wellnessmama.com/5062/7-natural-baby-care-recipes/" rel="nofollow - natural homemade diaper cream
  53. As a natural shave cream and after shave lotion
  54. When used consistently on skin it can help get rid of cellulite
  55. To season cast iron skillets
  56. It’s anti-inflammatory properties can help lessen arthritis
  57. Can reduce the itch of mosquito bites
  58. Can help resolve acne when used regularly
  59. Can be rubbed into scalp daily to stimulate hair growth
  60. I’ve used in kids ears to help speed ear infection healing
  61. On split ends to de-frizz
  62. A small amount can be rubbed into real leather to soften and condition (shiny leather only… test a small area first)
  63. By itself as a great tanning oil
  64. Mixed with salt to remove dry skin on feet
  65. Can help speed weight loss when consumed daily
  66. Can help improve sleep when taken daily
  67. Can be used to speed healing of fungal infections when taken internally and used externally
  68. A tablespoon melted into a cup of warm tea can help sooth a sore throat
  69. To help sooth the itch of chicken pox or poison ivy
  70. It has been shown to increase absorption of calcium and  http://wellnessmama.com/3610/are-you-low-on-magnesium/" rel="nofollow - magnesium
  71. Internally as part of the protocol to  http://wellnessmama.com/3650/how-to-remineralize-teeth-naturally/" rel="nofollow - help remineralize teeth
  72.  Some evidence shows that the beneficial fats in coconut oil can help with depression and anxiety
  73. By itself as a natural deodorant
  74. By itself or with baking soda as a naturally whitening toothpaste
  75. For pets struggling with skin issues when used externally
  76. Some evidence suggests that the beneficial fats in coconut oil are helpful for those with Autism
  77. In  http://wellnessmama.com/3527/natural-vapor-rub/" rel="nofollow - homemade vapor rub
  78. As a safe cooking oil for deep frying
  79. A tablespoon taken before each meal can help improve digestion
  80. Can be taken in warm ginger tea to sooth heartburn or nausea
  81. As a completely natural  http://wellnessmama.com/5062/7-natural-baby-care-recipes/" rel="nofollow - baby lotion
  82. On hands after doing dishes to avoid dry skin
  83. Mixed with catnip, rosemary, or mint  http://wellnessmama.com/go/essential-oils/" rel="nofollow - essential oils  as a natural bug repellent
  84. Can be used on mom’s nipple and baby’s mouth to help treat thrush
  85. Many use it as an anti-aging facial moisturizer
  86. Use to make  http://wellnessmama.com/3112/how-to-make-coconut-cream/" rel="nofollow - coconut cream concentrate  for a brain boosting snack
  87. Can be used internally and externally to speed recovery from UTIs
  88. When taken regularly, it can help fight candida
  89. When taken regularly, it can boost hormone production
  90. Can relieve the pain of hemorrhoids when used topically
  91. Can boost circulation and help those who often feel cold
  92. On cuticles to help nails grow
  93. Rub into elbows daily to help alleviate dry, flaky elbows
  94. Add to smoothies to give them a nutritional boost
  95. Internally during pregnancy to help provide baby necessary fats for development (especially when taken with Fermented Cod Liver Oil)
  96. In any recipes where vegetable oils are used
  97. Whipped with  http://wellnessmama.com/go/shea-butter/" rel="nofollow - shea butter  for a soothing body balm
  98. One reader swears by using coconut oil to treat yeast infection. She suggests soaking a tampon in it and inserting the tampon for a few hours.
  99. Naturally clears up cold sores
  100. Ingesting  http://wellnessmama.com/go/coconut-oil-book/" rel="nofollow - coconut oil  daily can help with allergy symptoms
  101. Ingesting  http://wellnessmama.com/go/coconut-oil-book/" rel="nofollow - coconut oil  daily can increase mental alertness


Posted By: smaison
Date Posted: Feb 02 2014 at 8:21pm
yeah coconut oil is the GOAT. i mix brown sugar with it to use as a scrub and OMG!


Posted By: ModelessDiva
Date Posted: Feb 02 2014 at 8:22pm

I think one of the last things I need is to make my own lactic acid lotion for the colder/drier days...

I read about this on here a while ago...


Posted By: ModelessDiva
Date Posted: Feb 02 2014 at 8:23pm
Originally posted by smaison smaison wrote:

yeah coconut oil is the GOAT. i mix brown sugar with it to use as a scrub and OMG!

specifically brown sugar? or will any sugar work...


Posted By: mizzsandra00
Date Posted: Feb 02 2014 at 8:38pm
I like coconut oil but if your skin is really sensitive it will break up out......I get hives from it.....and I love its smell.


Posted By: ModelessDiva
Date Posted: Feb 02 2014 at 8:45pm

ive used it before on my body and it didnt break me out...it didnt do much of anything...

but im gonna give it another shot....

now i dont remember if ive applied it on my face...

im not sure i will....maybe just a drop....too much probably will break out my face



Posted By: smaison
Date Posted: Feb 02 2014 at 8:47pm
Originally posted by ModelessDiva ModelessDiva wrote:

Originally posted by smaison smaison wrote:

yeah coconut oil is the GOAT. i mix brown sugar with it to use as a scrub and OMG!

specifically brown sugar? or will any sugar work...

i only use brown sugar so i cannot say. 


Posted By: mangachan
Date Posted: Feb 02 2014 at 9:05pm
Originally posted by smaison smaison wrote:

Originally posted by ModelessDiva ModelessDiva wrote:

Originally posted by smaison smaison wrote:

yeah coconut oil is the GOAT. i mix brown sugar with it to use as a scrub and OMG!

specifically brown sugar? or will any sugar work...

i only use brown sugar so i cannot say. 


I have used regular sugar and water as a scrub for years and it works well so it should work for this.


Posted By: ModelessDiva
Date Posted: Feb 02 2014 at 9:11pm

cool cool


Posted By: ModelessDiva
Date Posted: Feb 02 2014 at 9:15pm

i might be set already!!

good thread...im cleaning out my cabinets/drawers now 

ive got to lay down this product junkie habit....this plus my shopping addiction

*faints*




Posted By: ModelessDiva
Date Posted: Feb 02 2014 at 9:23pm

im gonna try and stick to this simple regimen forever...
traveling will be so much easier

this and drinking more water...i should be good to go


Posted By: coconess
Date Posted: Feb 02 2014 at 9:35pm
I've been using castille soap for a long time.. only as a body wash though. 

if you want something multi-use id probably just do the oil cleansing method.. and use the oils+aloe as a moisturizer.. all over  

for an exfoliator use the oils as well but add either sugar (i use a rock-like sugar, forgot the name) or brown sugar.. i want to try coffee grinds. i add a lil vitamin e and honey sometimes. 

i also try to do honey/milk baths. 
i don't care for baths but I'm trying to use the rock sugar/honey/oils all over.. then get in the bath. my skin is sooo  smooth afterwards 

speaking of.. i really really need to exfoliate my face... like tonight 


Posted By: ModelessDiva
Date Posted: Feb 02 2014 at 9:38pm

i start doing the OCM every blue moon and never stick with it...

i dont know why its so hard to stick with it


Posted By: coconess
Date Posted: Feb 02 2014 at 9:40pm
me too.. I'm never consistent. 

which aloe do you drink? just straight aloe or one of those sweet aloe juices with the pulp?

I've been using it on my face.. havent noticed a huge difference.. i kinda wanna try drinking it.. 


Posted By: ModelessDiva
Date Posted: Feb 02 2014 at 9:49pm

vitamin shoppe 

lily of the desert aloe vera juice

inner fillet not whole leaf

i just drink it with anything...like tea or a smoothie...most take it with orange juice

i like the way it tastes...






Posted By: ModelessDiva
Date Posted: Feb 02 2014 at 9:53pm

i enjoy milk baths...feels nice on the skin

but now i add a little baking soda to my baths for detoxing purposes

i might switch it back to milk soon


Posted By: Lite Brite
Date Posted: Feb 02 2014 at 9:55pm
- Noxzema!

You shouldnt use it on your body, but it's cheap so who cares. It lasts forever, and it'll keep your skin pretty  (seriously!)

- I love (palm kernel) black soap, but I feel your pain, it's messy as hell. And it can be a bit drying. I go off and on with it

-I use baby oil in the shower right before I get out. You'll be soft as hell and it's cheap

-I know nobody would agree with my using Palmer's on my face, so I'll stop there LOL


Posted By: ModelessDiva
Date Posted: Feb 02 2014 at 10:07pm

i tried baby oil and it wouldn't absorb for me...just like the shea butterLOL

isn't noxzema for acne? or do i have two products confused....

i do need one product specifically for acne...i rarely get acne anymore but they come every blue moon out of nowhere...

but i spray peroxide on my face so that combats acne i think lol


Posted By: coconess
Date Posted: Feb 02 2014 at 10:09pm
i know exactly which aloe very youre talking about.. 
ill try drinking it as well.. 


i want to try bentonite clay in a bath for detoxing.. i really need it. 
my skin was soooo much softer (like everyone would just caress me like a dog cus my skin was like silk) before i started eating kinda bad and drinking a lot..  
it just feels so different now.. Ouch




Posted By: Lite Brite
Date Posted: Feb 02 2014 at 10:14pm
Naw I originally thought Noxzema was for acne too when my friend told me about it.. but it's not. I don't fool with acne cleansers, they make me break out. I used to get a monthly spot around my period, but they rarely come at all anymore

With the baby oil.. I put it on.. rub it real quick, and then rinse off. It doesn't all come off, and doesn't totally absorb, but after I get done drying off, I'm not super greasy. If I'm not too lazy to put on my favorite lotion (Palmer's cocoa butter or Gold Bond Ribbons in the can) then I'm super soft.. good for when youre not sleeping alone Wink

hmmm I never heard of spraying peroxide on the face. I need to exfoliate too like coco. I usually just use baking soda


Posted By: fckwitmeuknoigotit
Date Posted: Feb 02 2014 at 10:19pm
this is the regimen i follow, tbh. hope it helps.




Posted By: carolina cutie
Date Posted: Feb 02 2014 at 10:20pm
Originally posted by ModelessDiva ModelessDiva wrote:


is the castile soap drying in any way to you all?
Yes ma'am. Just apply a moisturizer after you use it and you'll be fine.

I used it for my scalp the other day and it always gets it squeaky clean.

I also used it to get a big set olive oil stain out of my sweatshirt after everything else failed.Stern Smile


Posted By: Lite Brite
Date Posted: Feb 02 2014 at 10:21pm
I think they do have acne versions, but I always buy one of these two just depending how I feel





It has a strong smell, but I got used to it


Posted By: ModelessDiva
Date Posted: Feb 02 2014 at 10:26pm
i use the 3% peroxide not the strong stuff

and if you spray it make sure you dont get it on any hair...eyebrows, hairline, sideburns, or hair on your head

it will lighten it A LOT lol.... think sisqo






Posted By: coconess
Date Posted: Feb 02 2014 at 10:29pm
yea i use that peroxide to lighten my hair (not natural hair) 

and to get rid of germs in my mouth.. and lighten my teeth.. (when i think about it)

i couldn't imagine it just on my face.. that doesnt seem right. 

id use tea tree oil for acne if i had it/when i get a pimple

my skin is dry though so only a tiny bit 


Posted By: ModelessDiva
Date Posted: Feb 02 2014 at 10:30pm
Originally posted by coconess coconess wrote:

i know exactly which aloe very youre talking about.. 
ill try drinking it as well.. 


i want to try bentonite clay in a bath for detoxing.. i really need it. 
my skin was soooo much softer (like everyone would just caress me like a dog cus my skin was like silk) before i started eating kinda bad and drinking a lot..  
it just feels so different now.. Ouch



wouldnt the clay clog the tub?

and yea you should do a detox and try incorporating some healthy foods in your diet again

i still eat fast food occasionally too lol...but i try to stay away from notoriously bad foods


Posted By: ModelessDiva
Date Posted: Feb 02 2014 at 10:33pm

i only use peroxide on my skin every once in a while....

not daily...maybe 3X a week

oh and i dilute it 50/50 with water..i forgot to mention that


Posted By: ModelessDiva
Date Posted: Feb 02 2014 at 10:36pm
Originally posted by carolina cutie carolina cutie wrote:

Originally posted by ModelessDiva ModelessDiva wrote:


is the castile soap drying in any way to you all?
Yes ma'am. Just apply a moisturizer after you use it and you'll be fine.

I used it for my scalp the other day and it always gets it squeaky clean.

I also used it to get a big set olive oil stain out of my sweatshirt after everything else failed.Stern Smile

wow it works good for tough stains tooShocked 

thanks for the heads up....

im sure ill be fine..ill be applying coconut oil afterwards so that will help with the dryness



Posted By: coconess
Date Posted: Feb 02 2014 at 10:37pm
Originally posted by ModelessDiva ModelessDiva wrote:

Originally posted by coconess coconess wrote:

i know exactly which aloe very youre talking about.. 
ill try drinking it as well.. 


i want to try bentonite clay in a bath for detoxing.. i really need it. 
my skin was soooo much softer (like everyone would just caress me like a dog cus my skin was like silk) before i started eating kinda bad and drinking a lot..  
it just feels so different now.. Ouch


wouldnt the clay clog the tub?

and yea you should do a detox and try incorporating some healthy foods in your diet again

i still eat fast food occasionally too lol...but i try to stay away from notoriously bad foods

idk but i have read a lot (and it says it on the container) about ppl using it in the bath for detoxing skin.. i never really wanted to try it just cus cleaning the tub seems like it would be a mess.. but yea i didnt even think of clogging. 

i still drink veggie juices and i don't touch fast food.. but i have had fried things (i used to rarely eat it), a lot more sugar than normal, and way more processed and inorganic things... 
i think the alcohol is a huge part.. i think it depleted everything good in my body.. now I'm all rough and full of toxins 
but i steeeeel wanna go get some wine or somethin right now.. 


Posted By: ModelessDiva
Date Posted: Feb 02 2014 at 10:38pm
Originally posted by Lite Brite Lite Brite wrote:

I think they do have acne versions, but I always buy one of these two just depending how I feel





It has a strong smell, but I got used to it

thanks LB

if the coconut oil breaks me out i will try this






Posted By: coconess
Date Posted: Feb 02 2014 at 10:39pm
i just remembered that i have tried the castille on my face.. 
too drying for me. 

i think i cleaned my cooch with it before once or twice too.. 


Posted By: ModelessDiva
Date Posted: Feb 02 2014 at 10:40pm

fckwitmeuknoigoit that YT guy does have some nice clear skinLOL

looks suppleThumbs Up


Posted By: ModelessDiva
Date Posted: Feb 02 2014 at 10:45pm
Originally posted by coconess coconess wrote:

Originally posted by ModelessDiva ModelessDiva wrote:

Originally posted by coconess coconess wrote:

i know exactly which aloe very youre talking about.. 
ill try drinking it as well.. 


i want to try bentonite clay in a bath for detoxing.. i really need it. 
my skin was soooo much softer (like everyone would just caress me like a dog cus my skin was like silk) before i started eating kinda bad and drinking a lot..  
it just feels so different now.. Ouch


wouldnt the clay clog the tub?

and yea you should do a detox and try incorporating some healthy foods in your diet again

i still eat fast food occasionally too lol...but i try to stay away from notoriously bad foods

idk but i have read a lot (and it says it on the container) about ppl using it in the bath for detoxing skin.. i never really wanted to try it just cus cleaning the tub seems like it would be a mess.. but yea i didnt even think of clogging. 

i still drink veggie juices and i don't touch fast food.. but i have had fried things (i used to rarely eat it), a lot more sugar than normal, and way more processed and inorganic things... 
i think the alcohol is a huge part.. i think it depleted everything good in my body.. now I'm all rough and full of toxins 
but i steeeeel wanna go get some wine or somethin right now.. 

yea that clay would be a mess..i wouldnt dare bath in thatDead
sounds like a plumbing expense waiting to happen

hmmm...do you drink a lot of water?

since the alcohol is depleting you maybe you should try to make up for it by drinking more water

it might not completely replenish you...but it should help...drinking more water is never harmful...

like after a night a drinking wake up the next day and drink a big jug of water




Posted By: coconess
Date Posted: Feb 02 2014 at 10:48pm
yea water would help.. 

i only drink like 1 bottle per day now. 
i really need to force myself to at least do 3.. 

i need to up my fish oil as well.. i used to take a few different omega supplements everyday.. i think that helped too. 
now its less and like every other day 


Posted By: ModelessDiva
Date Posted: Feb 02 2014 at 10:54pm

yea me too
we should do a drink more water challenge...

i need to start drinking much more water than i do

that aloe vera juice should help replenish you also it is full of vitamins...i have more energy and its just day 2




Posted By: coconess
Date Posted: Feb 02 2014 at 10:57pm
yea a water challenge would be great… and helpful  

id like to go back to only water, tea, and sometimes coffee… 
with the addition of aloe 
(and alcohol sometimes) 


Posted By: carolina cutie
Date Posted: Feb 02 2014 at 11:00pm
Originally posted by ModelessDiva ModelessDiva wrote:

Originally posted by carolina cutie carolina cutie wrote:

Originally posted by ModelessDiva ModelessDiva wrote:


is the castile soap drying in any way to you all?
Yes ma'am. Just apply a moisturizer after you use it and you'll be fine.

I used it for my scalp the other day and it always gets it squeaky clean.

I also used it to get a big set olive oil stain out of my sweatshirt after everything else failed.Stern Smile

wow it works good for tough stains tooShocked 

thanks for the heads up....

im sure ill be fine..ill be applying coconut oil afterwards so that will help with the dryness

It really does. It cuts oil right out.



Posted By: ModelessDiva
Date Posted: Feb 02 2014 at 11:04pm

@coco 
yea somebody should start a thread...or just the two of us can do it 

when i drank water consistently this past summer my skin went from good to heavenly

mannnnnnnnn i really didnt have to use anything but soap and water and i had such a dewy glow

i need to get back on that stats




Posted By: ModelessDiva
Date Posted: Feb 02 2014 at 11:06pm

thanks cc

i spilled castor oil on the leg of my pants recently and its still kinda visible after washing...i will be trying this


Posted By: coconess
Date Posted: Feb 02 2014 at 11:08pm
yea make the thread.

when i drank a loooot of water and ate really clean.. i didnt really use anything at all on my face.. 


Posted By: coconess
Date Posted: Feb 02 2014 at 11:14pm
how long do you guys keep the baking soda on your face?

just cus i don't feel like going downstairs.. I'm gonna use baking soda and vitamin c crystals to exfoliate in a minute cus its up here. i might add turmeric cus its right here too.. 


i usually don't use things out of the store but I'm trying this clinique moisturizer sample… i think its really helpful for very dry skin 


Posted By: ModelessDiva
Date Posted: Feb 02 2014 at 11:15pm
i just drank a big glass of water now lol

ok ill make the thread...but wait will it be a challange or just a drinking water thread?

i know theres an app for drinking more water im going to download that now


Posted By: coconess
Date Posted: Feb 02 2014 at 11:19pm
i made it…  

i called it a challenge just cus i think thats helpful lol. 

its a mind thing for me.. 


Posted By: ModelessDiva
Date Posted: Feb 02 2014 at 11:31pm
Originally posted by coconess coconess wrote:

how long do you guys keep the baking soda on your face?

just cus i don't feel like going downstairs.. I'm gonna use baking soda and vitamin c crystals to exfoliate in a minute cus its up here. i might add turmeric cus its right here too.. 


i usually don't use things out of the store but I'm trying this clinique moisturizer sample… i think its really helpful for very dry skin 

i dont keep it on

i just scrub GENTLY..and wash off..it can be drying


Posted By: Bored w/Out Me?
Date Posted: Feb 02 2014 at 11:42pm
I wanna see a simplified version of Rumbera's Reggie


Posted By: ModelessDiva
Date Posted: Feb 02 2014 at 11:52pm

^^^ lets see if we get blessed with her presence tommorow


Posted By: DiorShowGirl
Date Posted: Feb 03 2014 at 12:40am
apricot oil???? 

1. where can i purchase this from?
2. can it be applied and then wiped off or has to be rinsed off?
thx


I get home really late and too lazy to seriously clean all of my makeup off....i use clinique mup remover and avon's eye mup remover and then use Sephora's cleansing water as the last step to get everything off...


Posted By: coconess
Date Posted: Feb 03 2014 at 12:49am
thanks.. 

tryin to get over my laziness and exfoliate soon 


Posted By: coconess
Date Posted: Feb 03 2014 at 1:54am
does the baking soda bubble/sizzle when you guys use it? 

i think the one other time i used it… it didnt do that.. 

but this time i used vitamin c crystals, vitamin e oil, and water… it was really bubbling and an odd consistency.. 


Posted By: Midna
Date Posted: Feb 03 2014 at 6:36am
Lemme give this Origins Charcoal Mask a looksee Geek


Posted By: Midna
Date Posted: Feb 03 2014 at 6:43am
Originally posted by coconess coconess wrote:

does the baking soda bubble/sizzle when you guys use it? 

i think the one other time i used it… it didnt do that.. 

but this time i used vitamin c crystals, vitamin e oil, and water… it was really bubbling and an odd consistency.. 


Hun.. you're neutralizing the Vitamin C. LOL The acidity of vitamin c is what allows the C to penetrate effectively. That bubbling is the baking soda neutralizing and alkalizing the acidic vitamin c.

By using something as highly alkaline as baking soda with it, you remove its acidic properties and very likely, its ability to penetrate your epidermis effectively. Actually, you neutralize vitamin C's efficacy completely.

L-Ascorbic acid is what helps your skin, not L-Ascorbic base! You're essentially wasting your vitamin C.

What I think is a far better option is to simply exfoliate with baking soda first and after you're completely rinsed off, put your vitamin c mixture on your skin to lower the pH of your skin and help your skin regain its protective acid mantle that the baking soda stripped away.

We're actually not supposed to use baking soda nor anything highly alkaline on our skin since it removes our protective acid mantle, but I'm not gonna lie, baking soda is a freaking fantastic exfoliant and once in awhile I commit that skincare sin but make sure to reacidify my skin asap.


Posted By: DiorShowGirl
Date Posted: Feb 03 2014 at 7:01am
@MIDNA...u good...u good


Posted By: Princess_S
Date Posted: Feb 03 2014 at 7:11am
My regi is very simple. 

Cleanse with Pure African black soap or Kojic Acid Soap (I alternates these daily)
Moisterise with Neutrogena oil Free Moisturizer

(I used to use an all natural toner in between but when it finished I never got a chance to repurchase. I believe I would like to buy the toner from Sephora I posted abou tin the high end makeup thread. )

OP-you stated your black soap is messy? Are you keeping it in the shower? I keep it in my linen closet and only break apart a size for that week's use. 


Posted By: DiorShowGirl
Date Posted: Feb 03 2014 at 7:43am
WHERE is that oil thread?


Posted By: IslandSuga
Date Posted: Feb 03 2014 at 8:31am
1. Cleanser-african black soap that I liquify myself
2. Toner-green tea, apple cider vinegar and witch hazel with some tea tree oil to keep it from going bad (i make it myself)
3. Moisturizer-right now I'm using the aubrey organics one. I'm still on the hunt for an all natural one, because I'm getting allergic reactions to some non natural products now
4. Exfoliator-clarisonic mia 3 x's a week (monday, wednesday, friday)
5. Face mask (weekly)-bentonite clay mixed with honey, turmeric, and either apple cider vinegar or water
6. I want to start making some vitamin c serum and possibly use the lactic acid peel again or try the juice beauty green apple peel to brighten and fade these acne scars
7. Tea tree oil for spot treating acne
8. Sunscreen-looking for an all natural one since I'm now allergic to the conventional ones

I decided to be cute and try the Thayer's Witch Hazel as a toner and babay my face wasn't having it. As soon as I went back to my tried and true toner up above the breakouts stopped



Posted By: ModelessDiva
Date Posted: Feb 03 2014 at 9:05am

ok so last night i sprayed a little peroxide and water on my face....i have an pimple on my cheek

followed by some aloe vera gel

and right before i went to bed i found some coconut oil so i put a tiny bit of that on my face....it was a tad greasy...

but this morning my face looks so supple!! and the pimple is long gone

not to mention i drank a few glasses of water...i doubt that did anything though..too soon

yes!! Clap

ive had horrible sleeping habits for a while and its been showing in my face and under my eyes esp...so this is good news!!

coconut oil is definitely a staple from now on!!! i do believe this is what made my skin look as supple as it does!!




Posted By: ModelessDiva
Date Posted: Feb 03 2014 at 9:09am

thanks guys for the additional tips

and yea my last bar black soap is in the shower...once i use this up i wont be repurchasing

no matter where i keep it it leaves brown residue...yuck




Posted By: coconess
Date Posted: Feb 03 2014 at 9:21am
good to know midna.. 
that was my first time with that mix.. but i won't do it again 
thank you 


Posted By: coconess
Date Posted: Feb 03 2014 at 9:27am
Originally posted by IslandSuga IslandSuga wrote:


2. Toner-green tea, apple cider vinegar and witch hazel with some tea tree oil to keep it from going bad (i make it myself)

5. Face mask (weekly)-bentonite clay mixed with honey, turmeric, and either apple cider vinegar or water


i try to use green tea when i can too… its just a hassle.. but i think I'm gonna try to be more consistent with it. what differences have you seen? i know when i drank it daily (+ lots of water) my skin was beautiful.. but i wanna use it on the outside too. 

what differences do you notice with betonite clay? i was wondering if maybe my mix (i use turmeric too and whatever i feel) was stopping the properties of the clay or something.. do you still feel it sucking/pulsing? it doesnt do anything to my skin anymore imo  


Posted By: ModelessDiva
Date Posted: Feb 03 2014 at 9:37am

i just added aloe vera juice to a bottle of the naked fruit smoothie drink

i feel more alive and full of energy than coffee has ever made me feel

aloe vera juice is also a staple from now on.....i need to go buy one of those humongous jugs



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