Amazing face wash routine!

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I've tried a few mineral foundations and to be honest, I'm not sure if they're causing breakouts for me. A few times I wore them, I got pimples in places I usually don't. This includes Meow...ironically, it's the only makeup I've found a match to my "paper-white" skin so far.
If this routine continues working this good, I'll give them another try...
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Also, as someone with oily, acne-prone skin, I would caution people to NOT use shea butter on their faces! I used shea butter last autumn as a moisturizer and within a week I had blackheads, white heads, and painful cystic acne all over my face, and my skin felt greasy and clogged no matter how little I used.
Originally Posted by opera_curls
OperaCurls, what was the source of your shea butter, and was it *pure* and unrefined? Your experience surprises me. But there are a lot of packaged "shea butters" that are actually full of coconut oil, mineral oil, perfumes, etc. Shea butter is considered noncomedogenic, so it should not clog pores or cause breakouts. On my skin, it doesn't feel greasy at all -- it absorbs very quickly and leaves my skin feeling very soft but not at all greasy/oily/sticky, etc.
But there are a lot of other pure oils that are also noncomedogenic and considered excellent for the skin and useful for skin problems of all kinds. A lot of NC people buy oils from Garden of Wisdom and Mountain Rose Herbs.

This link from the Long Hair people has a ton of good info on various oils and their properties, and the GoW and MRH sites have more, too:

http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/...e&articleid=66
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Detangle and leave-in: Sally's GVP Conditioning Balm -- I found my HG CO!
Seal with camellia oil
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RozettaStone, the shea butter I bought was the "pure" stuff from Terressentials, nothing else added to it. Since then I've found that my skin loves japanese camelia oil as a facial moisturizer. Thanks for the link!
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Products: Suave Coconut condish, Giovanni Direct Leave-In, FSG or KCCC, AfroVeda Shea-Amla Cream
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Rozetta -- I completely agree that not all mineral make ups are equal. I hadn't tried jane iredale's yet, but I've seen several reports saying that it is the best for people with ultra sensitive skin. I hadn't tried it yet, I saw the $46 retail price and kinda choked. I usually would have just dived right in and bought it, but I swore I was going ot try and find something cheaper, not more expensive. LOL. I'm such a product junkie. really good to know about ebay, I might be looking that up!

I hadn't heard that about shea butter. ooh I would love some of that scented with lavendar (my new scent trip).

Thanks
Originally Posted by goobernut
Have you considered Meow Cosmetics? Their mineral makeup is very affordable, non-irritating, and there are over 80 foundation shades to choose from. You can also buy color samples for $1 each before committing to a big jar of foundation. http://www.meowcosmetics.com/

Also, as someone with oily, acne-prone skin, I would caution people to NOT use shea butter on their faces! I used shea butter last autumn as a moisturizer and within a week I had blackheads, white heads, and painful cystic acne all over my face, and my skin felt greasy and clogged no matter how little I used.
Originally Posted by opera_curls
I agree with both of your comments: big love for MEOW, and horrible experience with unrefined shea on my face no matter how little I used or how I applied it...my body loves it, though...
Sorry to guano, but how do you apply Meow foundations? The few times I tried, I found they had very little coverage..
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Goal: Wavy and clumpy waist length hair
I thought I'd give this a try. Have you any idea how hard it is to get goats milk off the shelf in the UK? So I'll have to use ordinary moo cow milk instead.
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Re: Meow, it depends on which formulation you use. I've recently started using it (after totally giving up on all other mineral foundations) and I use the Flawless Feline, which has the most coverage. They have a concealer, but I find it does very little - just the foundation covers better for me.

I just apply it like any other mineral foundation, reapplying and building it a little on the spots I need it.
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Last edited by auntnett; 08-07-2009 at 08:42 AM.
I started using this method not long after this thread was started (I think) and I absolutely LOVE it! I have dry skin and right away I could tell that my skin loved it. In 2 or 3 days I was able to see a difference in my face. It was not as dry and I swear my pores shrunk.

My skin has gotten clearer and more moisturized. Thanks so much for posting this. By the way, I use EVOO as the last step.
Hi Jess,

Thanks so much for sharing this face wash routine! I've been using it for about two or three weeks now and my oily semi-acne prone skin is loving it!!!!

I do have a few little things that I add or do slightly differently. Here's what I do:

I use crisco as makeup remover, hey its cheap and does a great job. I know it sounds weird but I did hear a dermatologist recommend this for sensitive skin, since it doesn't have the usual irritants many the skin products marketed for women do, such as scent etc...

I did at first use just a mixture of some ground, and unground oat meal and non-fat powdered milk (its what I could afford) mixed together I keep in a jar. I reread Jess's original post and realized I'd forgot the ground flax seeds, no prob I ground them and added them to my dry cleansing mixture jar. I make a little paste of about 1 tsp of the dry mixture into the palm of one hand and drizzle in some warm water making a paste. I gently scrub this onto my skin and leave for about five minutes. This dries to a mask. Just rinse off with warm water.

Then, I use a ACV and green tea toner I made. Using a cotton ball apply toner to skin, then remoisten the cotton ball and squeeze toner onto palm then dip finger in honey to wet palm and mix together and smooth over my face. Now, I follow up with a small dab of EVOO.

I love this skin routine, its helped my skin so much and even made the large pores seem smaller and helped to lessen a couple of slightly darker skin discolorations on my face. Thanks again for the kickbutt skin routine!!! This one is a winner for me

Hugs!

Nora
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LI= Herbal Essence Hello Hydration,VO5 Moisture Milks.
DT= JC WDT, GVP KPAK

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Oooooo, I can't wait to try this!
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Crazy-picky hair; likes some oils and proteins, but not others, can tolerate some glycerin.

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Co-wash: Suave/Vo5/TJ Refresh
Rinse out & Leave in: Suave Tropical Coconut/Garnier Triple Nutrition
Gel: Herbal Essences Set Me Up/Aussie Tizz No Frizz
questions about this, the rosewater part.. i remember when i was young my grandmother made some by boiling rose petals in water then adding glycerin, would this work? Or is that step even neccessary. Also could i use regular powdered milk or is the goats milk required? I got my flax seeds, honey & oatmeal just need the other two to get it started !
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Leave In| Curl Rehab, Bee Mine Luscious Balanced Moisturizer, CJ Smoothing Lotion
Moisturize|Oyin Hair Dew, CR Moisture Milk
Gel| Kiss My Face UMG, Trader Joes Aloe Vera, KCCC
Sealants| Aloe Juice, Whipped Shea, Cocoa & Mango Butters, Castor, & my Peanut Oil Blend =)

Am I doing something wrong? I am only using a tiny bit of honey (maybe a drop that's about half the size of my pinky nail) and mixing it with the rosewater...my face feels slightly sticky and it's been almost an hour later. Is this too much honey?
Thanks much!
Mo
I still use the oatmeal scrub! However, I had to stop using the rosewater because it actually irritated my skin. Looked it up on the internet and some places claim its soothing, others say its a potential irritant. I guess on me it was an irritant. ugh.

Best scrub ever though.
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questions about this, the rosewater part.. i remember when i was young my grandmother made some by boiling rose petals in water then adding glycerin, would this work? Or is that step even neccessary. Also could i use regular powdered milk or is the goats milk required? I got my flax seeds, honey & oatmeal just need the other two to get it started !
Originally Posted by Reeky
You can google recipes on making rose water but it's pretty easy to find. A few use regular powdered milk with great results as well.

Am I doing something wrong? I am only using a tiny bit of honey (maybe a drop that's about half the size of my pinky nail) and mixing it with the rosewater...my face feels slightly sticky and it's been almost an hour later. Is this too much honey?
Thanks much!
Mo
Originally Posted by mosuna
If I don't use an oil moisturizer over the honey my skin stays sticky too for a few hours.

I'm so happy curlies are still trying this! 8 months and my skin is still happy. Off to go blend some more mix...I'm all out
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I could've sworn I replied to this post already....ok.... here we go again!

I'm so excited to try this all natural face wash routine, i'm going to Whole Foods during my lunch to pick up flax seeds, rosewater, and raw honey! I'm wondering if I could sub the EVOO for coconut oil? I am planning on buying some for my hair anyway and I'm trying to be a little cheap **blush**
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Ok, I decided to get jojoba oil instead. I saw the coconut oil in whole foods and it looked more like a thick white cream (i'm not familiar with coconut oil consistency). Plus I read somewhere that jojoba oil is good for acne so I will be giving it a try tonight!


Funny story- I asked for jojoba oil at whole foods and the woman looked at me like I had three heads before pointing out where it was. I was looking up more information about it just now and realized that i've been pronouncing it wrong!

I asked for "joe-joe-ba" oil, when it's really "oh-OH-ba" oil! no wonder the woman looked at me like that!
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Last edited by Nicky791; 08-18-2009 at 11:54 AM. Reason: added a funny story
Um, actually, it's "ho-ho-ba", LOL - j's are pronounced with the H sound in Spanish, as in jalapeno . . . .

Yes, coconut oil is a solid cream - don't think it would be suitable in this wash or for the oil cleansing method. Jojoba is supposed to be closest to our own natural oils so should be a good choice.
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Current Main Rotation: MG217 medicated or Aim2Health 'poos for scalp, YTCarrots or Elucence cond., Spiral Solutions Protein & Deeply Decadent Cond., CJCCCC reg or lite, KCCC, Giovanni LA Hold Hair Spritz + lots more, sporadically

HG Method: Super Soaker + Smasters-ing, brief upside down diffusing w/360o diffuser then clips/clamps & air dry. Newly gray - stopped my henna glosses!

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I could've sworn I replied to this post already....ok.... here we go again!

I'm so excited to try this all natural face wash routine, i'm going to Whole Foods during my lunch to pick up flax seeds, rosewater, and raw honey! I'm wondering if I could sub the EVOO for coconut oil? I am planning on buying some for my hair anyway and I'm trying to be a little cheap **blush**
Originally Posted by Nicky791
Um, actually, it's "ho-ho-ba", LOL - j's are pronounced with the H sound in Spanish, as in jalapeno . . . .

Yes, coconut oil is a solid cream - don't think it would be suitable in this wash or for the oil cleansing method. Jojoba is supposed to be closest to our own natural oils so should be a good choice.
Originally Posted by auntnett
LOL, and apparently I cant spell! that's what I meant to type "ho-ho-ba"
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I'm going to try this as well. I finally got my order from vitacost and made the mixture. I just did my face. The scrub feels great--not too sure about the honey or oil. But then again I'm not used to it

I'll update once I know how its working and if I have to tweek it at all!
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Has anyone ever used meadowfoam seed oil and have any comments on how it feels on skin versus the other commonly used oils?
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