Hello darlings, I’m Autumn. I don’t know about you, but I don’t like to spend a lot of time & money fussing with fancy products that don’t work. But I love skincare. Love it. And lately I’ve been trying to simplify my life, and finally figure out what makes my seemingly-always-upset skin angry and maybe start having a less complicated start to my day.
Even with my angsty skin, I totally love makeup. It’s super fun and I like to experiment with different looks, but there comes a time in a girl’s life where they realize they’ve been in the same routine since their scene queen days (which was totally not me *avoids eye contact with you.*) With the sun getting stronger every day the idea of melty makeup just sounds gross and impractical.
So here is a list of more natural products that are less about covering, and more about helping the best of you as a woman to shine, which is pretty much what Juniper James is all about.
I’m totally not an esthetician, just a girl who figured out what works for MY skin with a bit less chemicals & expense. Feel free to let me know what works for your skin when it starts to get hotter!
1. 10% BENZOYL PEROXIDE.
It literally changed my life. And I kid you not, it’s $5 or under. Anything else is for teenage acne, and this also doubles as a help for blackheads. Just makes sure you pair it with a strong moisturizer as it can dry your skin a bit.
2. BAKING SODA.
As a scrub (use gently!) and as a mask on your blackhead problem areas. If you leave a thin layer on your shiny areas during the day it also helps to naturally knock out shine and deep clean at the same time. Whaatttt.
3. LEMON + BROWN SUGAR.
This is my jam for multi-use exfoliant cause lemon has natural lactic acid (God why do I know that??) and the brown sugar melts a bit with the heat of your skin.
4. MEDLINE REMEDY NUTRASHIELD LOTION WITH OLIVE.
It’s no-joke recommended to people who have dry skin from snowboarding but it’s the only moisturizer that’s ever worked for me: it’s super crazy strong but olive helps control oil so there’s no shine when it dries. AWESOME.
5. BOOTH’S TAHITIAN MONOI OIL
It’s like coconut oil but it’s more non-comodogenic (this means it won’t make your skin gods unhappy.) And it smells like a freaking island. An island on your face. Also works on rough knees and elbows.
6. CETAPHIL FACIAL SOAP.
I will never use anything else ever again. My skin will revolt against anything with an ounce of glycerine. This is more like washing your face with a hug.
8. DRINK MORE WATER.
Seriously. However much you drink isn’t enough.