If you are anything like I am, you are someone who wants to establish a self care routine without dedicating too much time and money. I believe that a regular routine of self-care is necessary to achieve a simple yet effective life, however this routine doesn’t have to be complicated or expensive. Most people usually only focus on health if they get sick or when they want to change a diet, but self-care is important in other ways as well. Such as taking better care of your skin, getting the vitamins and nutrients needed, and vaginal health. To some, having a routine is overwhelming and complicated but the truth is having great products can be the first step to creating a self-care routine. The goal is not to complicate your life but to add simple things to improve your overall well being.
This week I will be sharing with you some of my favorite products that I have been using that have made an impact on my self-care routine in some way. When choosing products for myself I try and look for the most natural product. Are they completely natural? No! But they come really close. Another thing I look for is affordability and access.I ask myself, Is this something that I can add to my routine without breaking the bank and can I get it quickly if I run out or need some quickly?
This is not a paid sponsorship post. I genuinely love these products and want to share them with you all in hopes of helping someone along the way.
(Use these products at your own risk)
Over the years I have tried many products and none of them seemed to work for me. Some would dry out my skin, others would leave me too oily, and don’t mention the products that left me spotty or break me out. I finally found a face wash that is natural and targets all the areas that I need. Ancient Cosmetics EVEN SKIN face wash has been one of my favorites for about a year. It is a turmeric wash that works to brighten and even out skin tones. It also helps with hyperpigmentation (dark patches or spots on the skin). One bottle has a shelf life of 6 months which makes this a product worth having due to the low cost. And for my melanin queens, this face wash will leave you GLOWING! Their website is full of amazing products so check them out and let me know if you found something that you love!
Ok, so honest truth here. I absolutely hated taking vitamins every day! Until I came across OLLY Vitamins. More specifically the multivitamin which has a blend of vitamin A, C, D, E, B’s, Biotin, and Folic Acid. These vitamins are very tasty which is great because I look forward to taking them every morning before I get my day started. Olly has many different types of vitamins that promote/target different areas of the body such as stress relief, sleep, beauty, hair, skin, and prenatal care. I do recommend that you read the labels to make sure you are not intaking multiple doses of one vitamin. For example; I wanted to take the multivitamin and the undeniable beauty vitamin but they both contained vitamins C, and E which caused some unbalance. This by far has been my best experience with taking vitamins and FYI they even have some for men and kids. Visit their site to see for yourself! These vitamins are available at Walmart and Target for convenience.
As I’ve stated before I have sensitive skin and while I have tried other soaps and products, Ivory has treated my skin and all my parts the best.
The common response I hear when I share that I love ivory is “I don’t like the smell” or “They don’t really offer a variety” Well, recently Ivory has developed even more products that I am proud to say that I use daily. They’ve created detergent, deodorant, and body wash. While I use all three I am most impressed with the body wash. It has been rebranded and I love the packaging (super cute) and it also includes a pump which makes showering seaux simple. They have added more scents that appeal to those who like a more natural/neutral smell (hint of cotton is my favorite).
I love sticking with the basics because this allows me to use whatever lotion or body sprays that I want after showering. I hate conflicting smells and scents so this is perfect for me. I urge you to check out their new and revised products. I Love them!