Legalese Nonsense: I was given two Timeless Skincare products for review. All opinions, recommendations, and fantastic results are my own.
Most of us would like to minimize the chemicals and toxins we expose ourselves to, including the things we put on our skin. But if you’re like me and have sensitive or blemish-prone skin, it can be really hard to find all-natural products that your face can tolerate. Even the ones that are specifically formulated for sensitive skin often cause me to break out, so finding the right products for my skin has taken a lot of trial and error. My current skincare routine is almost completely natural, and it’s working pretty well, so I thought I would share it here in case some of the things I’ve found might also be helpful for you!
Step 1: Cleanse
I have started washing my face with water or honey in the morning. At night I use Simple Micellar Cleansing Water. While both of these options are working fine, I’m not in love with either. They don’t seem to get my face all that clean but they are good natural options. Some people have great results with oil cleansing, but I’ve never had the courage to try it 🙂 If you’ve found an awesome natural cleanser that works well on acne-prone skin, I would love to hear about it.
Step 2: Tone
If you have acne or oily skin, a toner can be incredibly beneficial. It restores your skin’s natural pH, keeps shine under control, and helps minimize pores. My absolute favorite toner to use is also 100% natural and super affordable. It’s simply a mixture of distilled water, apple cider vinegar (with “the mother”), and tea tree oil! Mix it up, store it in a glass bottle, and apply with a cotton ball once or twice a day. If acne is not an issue for you, you can also leave out the tea tree oil. Here’s the recipe:
Step 3: Exfoliate
We all know exfoliation is important, but for some of us anything that involves scrubbing can also irritate the skin. That’s why I LOVE this serum. It contains 20% Vitamin C, which exfoliates, brightens skin, and evens skin tone. I’ve tried several products to try to even out the red, blotchy areas on my face, but nothing made much difference until I tried this. I even feel comfortable going out in public without makeup, which I had always avoided because of acne scars and redness. If you have uneven skin tone or dark spots, try Timeless 20% C+E+Ferulic Acid Serum. It has been the most beneficial product I’ve added to my routine in a long time.
Step 4: Treat Blemishes (if necessary)
Most acne treatments are loaded with harsh chemicals, but the most effective spot treatment I’ve found is Tea Tree Oil. It has anti-bacterial properties that seem to stop a zit in its tracks. I just dab a small amount on as soon as I see a new blemish, and it usually keeps it from getting out of control.
It can be strong, so if it stings too much or seems to bother your skin, just dilute with a small amount of non-comedogenic carrier oil. My favorite carrier oil to use is shea butter.
Step 5: Moisturize
This can be a tough one for those of us who tend to break out easily. Most commercial moisturizers contain loads of junk that can clog pores or mess with the delicate balance of our oh-so-sensitive skin. So when I found this Timeless Hyaluronic Acid I was hooked. It glides on like silk and absorbs beautifully, leaving my skin feeling moisturized but not the slightest bit greasy. It fills in fine lines and even some of my acne scars and leaves skin feeling plump and healthy. Two drops will cover my entire face, so one bottle will last a long time. This is by far the best moisturizer I’ve ever used and I can’t say enough about it. Plus, it’s surprisingly affordable!
I hope those of you who have been searching fruitlessly for something that will work for your sensitive skin will have amazing results from some of the things I’ve shared about here. As always, if you’ve had great success with anything in your own skincare routine, please share with us!