Disclosure: This post has been sponsored by SheaMoisture. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
I’ve suffered from acne since I was a teenager and now that I’m in my 30’s, I still deal with it. It’s not as bad as my teen years, but it still pops up every once in a while. I’ve tried all kind of products from cheap drugstore brands to expensive high-end brands throughout my life, but I got to a point in life where I wondered if I needed all these harsh chemicals to keep my skin in check.
I recommitted myself to healthy living at the start of the year, mainly focusing on the inside of my body, but then I started questioning myself on why I didn’t pay attention to what I was putting on the outside of my body. About 60-70% of what we put ON our skin is absorbed INTO our skin. Learning this made me re-examine all my skincare products for the upcoming winter season.
I slowly made the switch to an all-natural winter skincare routine to see if using a gentler approach would help with my acne issues and help me achieve clearer skin. Turns out, it does and I never looked back.
Most of the products in my winter skincare routine are from a brand called SheaMoisture. I’ve been using their African Black Soap Face & Body Bar for quite some time now, so I decided to check out other products from their African Black Soap line. I’ve seen it in the skincare section at my local Walmart store and have been dying to try the products since they all have clean, natural ingredients.
If you’ve been looking to make the switch to a natural skincare routine this winter, then take a peek at my current daily routine. It’s super quick and simple!
Step 1: Cleanse
After my morning workout, I hop in the shower and cleanse with SheaMoisture African Black Soap Bar Soap. I’ve been using this soap for years, and I like it a lot as it calms and clears my troubled skin.
Next, I use SheaMoisture African Black Soap and Bamboo Charcoal Body Scrub on problem areas—concentrating on my back. I saw this product at Walmart and thought it would be good to try since charcoal is one of the most popular and sought-after beauty ingredients. The scrub is designed to cleanse and detoxify problem skin. The combination of the two products has really helped clear up my back acne and discoloration that I suffered in the summer.
Every other day, I give my face a good exfoliation with SheaMoisture African Black Soap Face Wash and Scrub. I have oily skin so this product does a good job removing dead skin and impurities from my pores. All three products are key for keeping my skin clear and healthy.
Step 2. Face Mask (Bi-Weekly)
Boy do I love a good face mask, especially one that does a great job sucking up all the dirt and excess oil that my oily skin produces. That’s why I love SheaMoisture African Black Soap Clarifying Mud Mask. I apply a face mask 2-3 times a week the day after exfoliating my face. It helps clarify, balance, and soothe my acne-prone skin, too! After one use, I was sold and don’t ever want to go without it!
Step 3: Tone
Speaking of my oily skin, SheaMoisture African Black Soap Problem Skin Toner leaves my skin so soft and feeling refreshed after cleansing. I find myself using oil absorbing sheets less often throughout the day, and I get less breakouts. It has changed my skin for the better and it smells amazing, too!
Step 4: Serum
I’m still grateful to my friend for introducing me to a non-toxic Vitamin C Serum a few years back. It does everything from reducing blemishes to increasing collagen production. After using my toner, I apply it on my face and neck, concentrating on problem areas.
Step 5. Moisturize
Last but not least is a moisturizer. After a day of cleansing, exfoliating, and toning, I generously apply my personal favorite on my face and neck.
Minus the shower, my all-natural winter skincare routine takes about 3 minutes. Like I said earlier, quick and easy! Again, all the products from the SheaMoisture African Black Soap Bath & Body line contain natural ingredients and adopting this super simple winter skincare routine has changed my skin for the better.
Check out the SheaMoisture African Black Soap Bath & Body line the next time you stop by your local Walmart. Find your nearest location here.
Have you tried any of the products from the line? If so, which one(s)? If not, which one(s) would you like to try? Share your thoughts by commenting below!