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I have a pretty simple beauty regime:
Face/neck - cleanse, moisturise, occasional mask (not often enough some would argue). I also use mascara, foundation and lipstick on work days.
Body - exfoliate weekly, body butter/moisturiser most days, deodorant daily
Hair - shampoo and condition every two days
I wouldn't say that I am high maintenance at all.
I haven't had a lot of turn-over in the beauty product department in the last couple of months. I did run out of foundation but found another one tucked in the bathroom cabinet, so that problem was averted. For now.
This week my facial cleanser ran out, and just like that I have had to come up with a solution.
The only thing I could think of to do was make my own. I am no stranger to DIY beauty products. My sisters and I used to cook up some lovely home-made recipes straight out of the Dolly magazine back in the day. I remember mess and difficulty keeping it fresh for more than a day (thankfully we were three happy adolescents in those days so were able to use the stuff up in no time).
So as I pondering my situation and squeezing the last drops out of my store-bought, chemical containing cleanser, I came across this post by Little Eco Footprints. The honey facial cleanser. Could honey be my saviour?
Well, I tried out my honey cleanser this morning (a little drizzled on my face-washer and applied to my face) and I have to say that I was impressed! I know a single day experiment is not much of a quality study, but I am just happy that I didn't have to cook up a stinky paste to clean my face the organic way. Simple. Neat. Inexpensive. Win. Win. Win. I am going to keep it up and see what my skin thinks.
Thankfully, I haven't had to think much about the other items in my beauty product list. One thing at a time suits me much better than a complete overhaul all at once. The shampoo/conditioner combination is looking to be the next casualty, so I will have to work on a plan for them next (bicarb soda and apple vinegar anyone?)
Have you tried cleansing in honey? What are your thoughts? How about other natural hair care and/or beauty products? Share your recipes and suggestions!