Please note that every product in this post all score a Think Dirty Rating of 4 and below so they are clean and toxic free for me!
Over the years, a lot of people have asked me how I care for my skin. Though imperfect, I have a fairly clear skin and I attribute that mostly to my genes. However, I also spend a significant amount of time caring for my skin. My skin care regimen isn’t as solid as I’d like, and so a major skincare goal for me this year is to curate skin care regimens for all seasons and all budgets.
When I thought of curating a skincare natural/organic skincare regimen, I was nervous that I wouldn’t be able to find affordable products with green ingredients that actually work. Surprisingly, switching to Organic and Natural Skincare hasn’t been as challenging as I feared. There are numerous brands and products available to choose from whether you are looking for high-end products or affordable drugstore products that actually work.
The regimen in this post is my own drugstore all natural skincare regimen which means it’s affordable for anyone looking for a great skincare regimen. I just started this regimen so I will be back with an update on how my skin responds to it. My skin tends to take a while to adapt to products but then the products seem to stop working for me after a while. So I find myself rotating products pretty regularly. These are the products I will be using for this rotation and regimen I will be following for the next few weeks.
Because I barely wear makeup, my daytime and night-time routine are pretty much the same. On the days that I do wear makeup (which is 1x/week on Sundays) I will tweak this routine a little to ensure the little makeup I apply is fully out of my skin. For the record, I have oily acne prone skin, no acne and visibly large pores in some areas.
So Here’s the routine!
Step 1: Cleansing
For my face wash in the morning and evening, I use Pacifica Kale Detox Deep Cleaning Face Wash. This wash is for oily & Blemish prone skin but this brand has alternatives for all skin types. I Rub this in a circular motion for about 30 seconds and then rinse out thoroughly with lukewarm water.
Step 2: Tone
After washing my face, I pat dry with my clean Organic cotton towel. I tone using the T.N Dickinson’s Pore Perfecting Witch Hazel (I normally use the yellow original one but I am currently suing my sister’s since I forgot mine at home). It is my go to toner and I use it every day. I have been using this for years and yet to find any toner to replace it. For this process, I wet my organic cotton round and wipe my face and neck gently but thoroughly.
Step 3: Hydrate
This process has become a must for me and can never be skipped. I spritz my face with my DIY Rosewater and glycerin spray. I have been using it for so long that my skincare routine just doesn’t feel right if I skip it. Even when I use other hydrating sprays that I have, I always use this one. I spray this generously over my face and neck and let it sit in for a while. This usually absorbs within a minute or less.
Step 4: Moisturize
I moisturize my face using the Pacifica Kale Luxe Oil-Free Multi Cream. This is for oily skin of course. I massage a small amount into my skin. I use this day and night. I often mix this with a little bit of my face oil which contains vitamin E oil, and a couple of other essential oils. My face feels so hydrated and moisture filled after each use! this process is suitable for now until I find a fairly affordable drugstore serum to incorporate.
I use a face scrub 3x/week. For my drug store regimen, I use the Acure Pore Clarifying Facial Scrub. This scrub does the job for me! I fell in love the first time I used it! On the days that I use the scrub, this process goes right after using the cleanser and before I use a toner. I only do this either in the morning or in the night but never twice/day.
I tend to do a lot of DIY Masks because I enjoy whipping ingredients in my kitchen and plastering them on my face haha. For drugstore mask and for this regimen, I use the Acure Refining Red Clay Mask. A little goes a long way. I layer it on my skin and leave it on for 15 minutes as instructed. On my Mask Days, this process comes after cleansing but before toning.
I alternate the process of scrub and mask. The scrub I use 3x/week and the mask I use 2x/week. I use the scrub on the day that I do not use the mask and use the mask on the day that I do not use the scrub. I try not to scrub and apply the mask on the same day except on the days when I do my DIY masks that hydrate and nourish my skin. This is because my scrubs and masks all tend to have the same ingredients so I feel it’s a little overdone for my skin.
So that’s pretty much it!
There are many natural drugstore products, these are the ones I have chosen after much consideration to use for my drugstore regimen. Like I said, I tend to rotate products fairly frequently and so I will always have updated regimens as I rotate products in my skincare cabinet.
This routine is simple, fairly affordable for anyone on a budget. Let me know if you will be following this regimen. Is there any natural drugstore product you absolute love? Do share!