While standing in line at the post office, a woman in front of me was attempting to seal a package, and needed a little help holding the box closed while she worked the tape. Since I was right there in line, I offered to help. She was returning a product, I won’t say the name of it; however, I will mention the product was designed to help control acne and get rid of blemishes on your face. She wasn’t happy with the results or the product.
Since the line was long, and we both had plenty of time ahead of us, a conversation ensued. This young woman asked me what I use on my face to have such a clear and beautiful complexion. Of course I giggled, not expecting such a question. I told her I use all natural products, I don’t buy any of the gimmicks advertised on the television, radio, or computer for cleaning my face. I also use this natural process to help get rid of pimples and dark spots on my face. She then proceeded to ask me what natural products I use, and if I could give her an example.
I mentioned to her how I take care of my face. I take a thin wash cloth (texture of a nice soft cotton diaper or cotton circles), lay it down, pour a little organic lemon juice on the cotton cloth, then I dip the wet cloth in a small bowl of organic sugar, splash warm water on my face and gently place the cloth lined with lemon juice and sugar, on my face. In a circular motion, I gently massage my face with the cloth, making sure to massage my cheeks, sides of face, forehead, nose, and chin (the T section) keep the lemon juice and sugar away from your eyes. Keep rubbing your face for about 60 seconds or so (you will notice the cloth will show dirt when you’re done massaging your face), then I thoroughly rinse my face with warm water, and pat it dry with a towel. You’ll notice your face will be nice and soft.
I wash my face every evening using this process just before bed. I never use any commercial soap on my face because it’s a sensitive area, it causes my skin to dry out and form bright red spots (a reaction).
Here’s a cute video I found on You Tube by Kandee Johnson called, “The Skin Doctor: LEMON TRICK”. This video explains the process of washing your face with the organic lemon and sugar. When I found Kandee’s video years ago, I knew this process would work. I started the process immediately, and my face is totally clear of blemishes, and nice and soft.
In the morning, I take warm water and splash it several times on my face to help clear the cob webs out, LOL…….then I moisturize my face with almond goats milk lotion created by Michaele, a friend of mine. Check out Michaele’s blog Sprout ‘N’ Wings Farm, it’s a great blog where she talks about her family, her animals, and her business called Sisters Five Soap & Lotion Works; where you can find awesome lotions, soaps, body butters, and lotion bars.
Finally, I would like to thank my good friend, Gail (her blog At The Farm go check out her blog…..NOW) for introducing me to Sisters Five Soap & Lotion Works. Last year, Gail surprised me with a gift of this awesome soap and lotion. Since then, I continue to order my soaps and lotions from Michaele.
Do you have a ritual for cleaning the grunge off of your face?