We wanted to give an update on where we stand now with our skin, face products, skin care routine, etc.
***UPDATE*** Check here to see our latest face update
The things we are about to mention have been working for us lately, we are starting to see results, slow but happening (we hope they can help some one else)
A quote that has helped us get through some of our really tough days with our skin
How we are NOW clearing up our acne/poor skin?
We mentioned before that we like to use apple cider vinegar (ACV) on our face. we basically use ACV to clean our face instead of a regular toner. we put some apple cider vinegar on a clean cotton swab and rub over our face, gently. yes it burns some and our eyes water, but it works and we feel it is a great natural face cleaner.
When do we use ACV?
We use in the mornings. we do not wash our face in the mornings instead we just use ACV. followed by a moisturizer. if we wear makeup during the day, we sometimes do apple cider vinegar again at night after washing our face
How else do we use apple cider vinegar?
we use it in salad dressings. we use it to bake with (making our own buttermilks). most recently started to add a teaspoon to a cup of warm water in the morning to start our day. and we are going to try to increase our warm ACV water intake throughout the day to see how our bodies like it.
What is our face routine?
first – we really try to have a daily face routine. and if we get off the routine we notice problems. so traveling definitely puts a toll on our skin care routine.
second – we try not to over wash our face. wait a minute you are telling me if I have acne I am not supposed to wash my face? not exactly. what we are saying is that you can wash your face but don’t over do it!! we now only wash our faces at night and just do AVC in the morning.
third – we are trying a new a face care product line that a reader recommended. we are looking forward to reporting our thoughts on the products here soon.
fourth – we increased our omega 3 intake. watching our ratio of omega 6 to 3s. more on that soon promise – it has been a very huge learning curve for us.
what else do we use to help with acne that is more natural and gentle for the skin?
- Coconut oil – we wash with it from time to time, especially if we wear makeup. it does wonders.
- Joboba oil – another great oil we use almost daily. we put the oil on at night for a moisturizer. skin loves it.
- Neem oil- so great for the skin! we feel this really helps calm our skin from inflammation, we like to use it as a spot treatment.
- Castor oil – great to mix with coconut for cleansing the skin, great for makeup removal.
- And Tea tree oil – only used for spot treatments. helps dry up those large pimples.
we know there are a ton of girls (and guys) that struggle with breakouts, acne, etc. we are all here to help and support one another. so please no negative comments on this one, as this is one of the hardest things for us to talk about and deal with.
like we mentioned earlier that we are starting to see improvements in our skin, and we feel what we are now doing from skin care routine, to our stress levels, to the few vitamins we are taking, and the omega 3 intake all have helped. we will continue to share our findings and what works for our skin.
we wanted to share what we have been doing lately because we have been loving it. we have been feeling good with our new routine. we are more hopeful! optimistic! and really believe in what we are doing. as we are seeing results.
Twins Question: what are your favorite ways to use Apple Cider Vinegar? do you use ACV in baking? have you ever tried ACV in water before? tip: drinking a cup of AVC water before a meal can help with any digestion. have you tried any of those other natural products on your skin before? if so, which ones do you like?
till next time,