As you know, I love Lush. My entire skin care routine up until recently was all Lush products, but it stopped working when I moved to Colorado. I'm not sure if it was the dry air or added stress, but my already troublesome skin has been freaking out. So, I've been experimenting with products and think I've found the right cleanser and moisturizer, but I need a toner. As much as I'd love to keep buying toners to try, I'm on a budget and my recent adventures in DIY-ing have inspired me to make my own.
Thanks to Pinterest, I came across this skin brightening toner. It seemed to be a good option because it evens out your skin tone, minimizes pores and reduces blemishes. My skin is sensitive, but not too oily. I have some acne scaring, so this should help with that too.
This toner was very easy and inexpensive to make, here is what you need.
1/2 cup lemon juice
1 cup of water
2/3 cup of witch hazel (you can get a large bottle of this at any drug store for less than $6)
Plastic bottle or jar
All you need to do is juice the lemons and then mix all of the ingredients together into your plastic bottle. So far, I love this toner. It makes my skin feel clean and refreshed.
So, now, here is my current skin care routine that I use both in the morning and at night -
1. Clean & Clear Deep Action Clean Cleanser - This does an amazing job of really cleaning my skin without drying it out. Another good (and 96% natural) option that is similar to this is the Say Yes to Carrots Daily Cream Facial Cleanser.
2. Homemade skin brightening toner
3. Desert Essence Thoroughly Clean Oil Control Lotion - I really like this moisturizer because it makes my skin feel clean! It hydrates and reduces blemishes with tea tree, lavender and tea tree oil.
Other products that I love and use a couple times a week -
1. Herbalism from Lush - This product really unclogs pores with out irritating your skin. When I feel like I need an exfoliant, I use this.
2. Grease Lightning from Lush - This is a great spot treatment for when you have a large blemish. It actually uses tea tree oil and witch hazel.
I definitely plan to try more DIY products in the future and will let you know if these products continue to work for me.
What is your skin care routine and are there any products you love or have made?