As I mentioned in my previous Skincare Struggles post, I have been learning more on the benefits of natural ingredients and how to incorporate them into my daily skincare regimen. My skin has been battling dryness for a few months now and with winter approaching, it is only going to get worst and so I started my research on ways to hydrate my skin again.
One of the natural ways is with the use of rosewater. Not familiar with it? Well, basically rosewater can be used in many ways for various skin concerns like dryness, dull skin, acne, sensitive skin and the list continues. (Read more about rosewater here). With so many great brand/product reviews, I decided to purchase the 4 oz. Mario Badescu Facial Spray in hopes of positive results.
In the mornings after washing my face, I like to apply some Mario Badescu Facial Spray on a cotton round and apply it all over my face. I do this every other day and so far my dryness has been under control. The rosewater is helping hydrate and brighten my skin. My oiliness has decreased a bit since too. I absolutely love how gentle and refreshing the rosewater feels on my face!
Aside from battling dryness, targeting my hyper-pigmentation is definitely next up on my list. Although I LOVE makeup, I don’t always want to wear it everywhere I go. Letting my face breathe is important but I really hate the look dark spots give off. Tea tree oil is said to help with this little issue. Found in the leaves of “Melaleuca alternifolia” (tea tree), tea tree oil has been used for years to treat skin infections such as acne and nail fungus. (Get the tea tree oil 411 here). Before giving the pure essential oil a try, I opted for The Body Shop Tea Tree Oil.
In the evening after washing my face, I apply a couple of drops of The Body Shop Tea Tree Oil on a cotton round. Lightly pressing it against my skin (not rubbing) mainly on the dark spots around my chin and the hyper-pigmentation on my cheeks. I like letting the oil sink in for about two minutes before moving on to my next skincare step. The tea tree oil has slowly been minimizing the redness and dark areas. The oil has a strong scent but fades quickly. I am really enjoying the benefits of this tea tree oil.
So far, I can honestly say the combination and consistency of incorporating these steps/products for the past 3 weeks have been extremely helpful! My acne scars are beginning to slowly fade away and do not look so textured under makeup. If you have any other suggestions, products, or natural recipes that can help target these issues go ahead and send them my way 🙂 Yayy for positive results!