Friday, May 24, 2013

my secret beauty products

i have acne.
and it's not pretty.  in fact, there are many days that i don't even want to look in the mirror.
i've tried everything there is to try, and nothing has seemed to work...
until now!

let me introduce you to my new favorite beauty products

#1: baking soda
this stuff is a-m-a-z-i-n-g!
baking soda can be used for so many things.  not only can you use it for baking and cleaning, but also for skin care.
i use it once a day (in the evening)
i pour about 1/2 a teaspoon in my palm and wet it until it becomes a paste.  i make sure my face is wet, and i gently scrub in circular motions all over my face, paying extra attention to my trouble areas.  i leave this on for about 2 minutes.  it stings a little, but that's how you know it's working.
how much did i pay for this awesome skin care product? 

#2: coconut oil

best stuff ever!
like baking soda, you can use coconut oil for just about anything. 
i use this once a day (in the evening after washing and exfoliating)
i rinse my face in cold water to close my pores, and pat it dry with a clean towel.
i then take about 1/2 a teaspoon of coconut oil and rub it between my finger tips to soften it.
i apply it all over (like a moisturizer) 
and there is no need to wipe off the excess oil.  your face will soak up what remains.
i keep it on overnight and rinse it off in the morning.
price paid:

my face is finally starting to look even, and the acne scars are fading!
i still get the occasional pimple, but nothing too horrible.
i was at the point where i was willing to try just about anything, so i did my research, found out about these two beauties, and i have never been happier :)


  1. so proud of your face, sister friend!!
    i guess i should get the baking soda out of my fridge (for the smellies) and put some on this face of miiiine.

  2. Baking soda?? I'm intrigued! But it oddly makes sense. I might have to try that.

  3. That is awesome! I've never had acne but I'm definitely keeping this in mind. And I'm always up for a nice exfoliater!

  4. I'm totes trying the coconut oil thing tonight, since I bought a jar and it's just been sitting there haha


  5. Never would have thought to use baking soda. Can't wait to try it out! My forehead tends to break out and I have been looking for a remedy!

  6. I have never heard of using either of these, thanks for the suggestions! I get tired of trying a bunch of things that don't really do what they say they will!

  7. I heard about these on Pinterest. Coconut oil, baking soda and apple cider vinegar seem to do just about everything.

  8. Great idea! Beats paying $40+ at Sephora!

  9. Good idea!like your blog
    I'm new follower!



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