I am super excited to share another post on my (almost) plastic free lifestyle. Like the previous one, it will be all about cosmetics. I will share a posts on an (almost) plastic free every day life and an (almost) plastic free kitchen sometime soon too. And of course there will be more on (almost) plastic free cosmetics too.
Anyway, let’s talk today’s post. I want to share with you my everyday face care – what I use to clean my face and what I use to treat and nourish my skin. I am using the products that I show you in his post on an everyday basis.
Here is an overview of what I use
To clean my face:
To nourish my face:
A balancing fluid as my day care
I use coconut oil as a make up remover and nothing else. It works great for mascara. Coconut oil usually comes in a glass jar, hence, without any plastic. You can apply it to your fingers and rub of your eye make up with your fingers – or you can use washable cotton pads. I do no longer use the conventional cotton pads because I simply find that it is way too much trash. The washable cotton pads work as good as any conventional cotton pad, the fabric is super soft and gentle to your skin and the pads can be washed at 90 C. They are produced under fair conditions in Peru and made from organic cotton. They truely are a great alternative if you want to produce less trash!
When I am done removing my eye make up with coconut oil, I am washing my face with my much loved kongy sponge and a black soap. I wrote about kongy sponges and about black soaps earlier (between others in my Summer Favorites). The kongy sponge really is a great little treat to my skin and works like a soft peeling. I usually apply some black soap foam first and leave it on my skin for about a minute. I then use the sponge to massage the foam into my skin and wash it off thereafter. When you use a kongy sponge make sure to hang it somewhere to dry. I ruined my first one in like a week because I was not careful enough hanging it every day to dry. It went moldy in just a week after I let it sit on the bathroom tiles for a couple of nights. I was more careful with my second one which still lasts perfectly and works a looks great.
Concerning the black soap that I am using – there are sooo many great options out there. Go for the ones which are organic and which comes wrapped in paper so that you can avoid the plasic.Check the ingredients to make sure you can relate to all ingredients and that there are no mineral oils or chemicals. I love between others the Dead Sea Mud soap from Nablus and of course the black soap from Tanamera.
When my skin is clean, I like to take care of it with a cream, an oil or a fluid. I do not use too many different products when it comes to nourishing my face’s skin, because I do not want to overwhelm it (also, I tend to get impurities when I use a lot of different products). During the day, all I use is a simple balancing fluid from Primavera which helps reduce and control excess oil and aids to help maintain elasticity and control oil production and leaves my skin with a soft, matte finish which is just what I want during the day.
At night I prefer richer products. I still love my MiBella cream that I have been reviewing for you in detail back HERE. Some nights I feel like using the cream and other nights I prefer using a face oil, like the neroli cassis one from Primavera. The oil seals in natural moisture using essential fatty acids, smoothing, softening and strengthening skin, plus the apricot kernel oil in there revitalizes and nourishes to help retain elasticity, the jojoba oil helps protect against moisture loss and the fig oil helps prevent premature signs of aging due to dehydration. When my skin feels dry, I also like to use the face oil as a day care, but usually I use it at night.
Well, and that’s it already! As you can see, my routine is not yet 100% plastic free, as I am using products which come in glass but have a plastic lid. I am okay with it, since it definetly is a loooooot less plastic than what you usually get your products in. Nevertheless, I will be looking for more alternatives which comes without plastic at all, and of course I will keep you updated with what I find.
And now I am curious about yor routine! Is it similar to mine? Do you use a lot more products? Or less? Do you know the products I am using and maybe use themm to? I would love to know!