Friday, November 24, 2017

Natural Skin Care (Only $1!)

I've hit that age where skin care is a priorty. It's so important for me to have clean, smooth, hydrated skin. To be honest, I have never had any major skin issues. It's pretty normal for me to experience hormonal breakouts and breakouts from stress. (Thank you school.) But a few months ago I began noticing dry patches on my skin. I do have dry skin in general but nothing a cleanser and a moisturizer can't fix. These dry patches were so terrible that no moisturizer did me any justice. When I applied makeup it looked horrendous! Therefore, I began wearing makeup about once a month, so I could focus on the condition of my skin. From research I found one of the best, most natural ways to conquer my skin issue. ALOE VERA!! I will say skin care can be pricey but this plant does wonders and you can find it at just about any grocery store. I get mine at a hispanic grocery store for only $1!
(photo off google)

What is it? Aloe vera is a plant species that contains a gel full of vitamins, enzymes and amino acids that can treat the skin. (It has various benefits but I'm focusing on skin benefits.)

How do I use it? I cut off a little piece from the plant and open it up so I'm able to use the gel. I rub it on my skin (am & pm) in circular motions and leave it on for about 20 minutes. After it dries I like to rinse it off with water and dry my face with dapping motions. I do leave it on at night about twice a week. After rinsing it off, my skin feels so fresh and smooth! Once I've rinsed it off I like to moisturize but I know some people like to leave it on as a moisturizer.

How has aloe vera helped my skin? For starters, my dry patches have disappeared!! I'm finally able to wear makeup without worrying about the crazy patches I had going on. I like to pick my face, resulting in minor scaring :-) and since I've started using the aloe vera gel they have faded. The appearance of redness and discoloration has lessened. My skin has brightened and smoothed my skin. I always get complimented on how radiant my skin is.