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    Just wondering what is a good moisturiser is from a primal/healthy prospective?
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  • #2
    anything without petroleum byproducts, mineral oil, PUFA oils, phlatates, etc;

    most contain ingredients harmful to your endocrine, so it's best to minimize and just use natural food based products.
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    • #3
      For years I have washed with either honey or nothing but a facecloth. I used coconut oil on my face to moisturize, but I am horrible at moisturizing constantly, it's usually as I'm getting out of the shower.
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      • #4
        Most of what you use on your skin is not absorbed by it, skin care remains on the surface of your skin, and chemicals aren't bad. That said, if you want natural products, I'd go with aloe Vera gel in summer and a heavier duty oil in winter, like jojoba and argan for the face and coconut or sesame for the body. I've tried sweet almond and olive oil and they're both way too sticky.
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        • #5
          I wash my face with baking soda 2-3 times a week and moisturize my face with CO daily.
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          • #6
            Extra virgin olive oil... warm a few drops between your hands vigorously first and only use enough so that your face doesn't feel tight. If you use it straight out of the shower, it absorbs into your pores better. Feels and smells so nice. I use it before bed and then do witch hazel in the morning to remove excess oil and impurities. Cheap, easy, luxurious.

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            • #7
              I'm another in favor of coconut oil and baking soda. I use them together a couple times a week, and coconut oil alone to moisturize occasionally (be VERY sparing, a little goes a long long long way, something I learned the hard way.)

              Also works great on body and hair. =)

              I hear honey makes a good base for masks and blackhead suckeroutters, haven'tr tried it yet, but since I began the baking soda routine the blackheads in my nose (my last stubborn bad skin item since starting primal) are clearing up nicely.
              yay!

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              • #8
                Coconut oil and/or shea butter. I use shea butter for deeper and longer moisturizing but it's kinda heavy to use on the face.
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                • #9
                  You Have Food On Your Face! | Crunchy Betty

                  She has awesome recipes for homemade skin care.

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                  • #10
                    i too use EVOO, lovely stuff

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                    • #11
                      Thanks everyone!!
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                      • #12
                        I use oil cleansing a few times a week, coconut oil under my eyes and aloe for the rest of my face. (I find that coconut oil all over is too greasy for my skin type and causes pore clogging). I also use coconut oil on my lips instead of lip balm.

                        For oil cleansing I use a mix of - coconut oil, olive oil, grapeseed oil, jojoba oil and castor oil. There's good info online on proportions for different skin types if you search "oil cleansing method"
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                        • #13
                          I'd go for Derma e products, I've recommended their products to many patients (I've been a medical aesthetician for 10 years). I use several of their products.

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                          • #14
                            I usually don't do anything to my face, but I tried a corn white vinegar a few weeks ago and it stung like HEO. And then I had minimal breakouts, even during my stressed periods (I get a few pimples when the stress increases on my otherwise clear complexion), and when I tried the rinse last week, it did not sting at all. I hope I did not kill any good bacteria on my face, though

                            As a side note, I've been using the shampoo and conditioner as a trial at a local gym, Equinox, and the supposedly great amino acid-based shampoo and conditioner totally dried my hair out. MY HAIR BARELY MOVES ON ITS OWN. Very annoying :/ Going back to my citric acid now.
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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Damiana View Post
                              Most of what you use on your skin is not absorbed by it, skin care remains on the surface of your skin, and chemicals aren't bad. That said, if you want natural products, I'd go with aloe Vera gel in summer and a heavier duty oil in winter, like jojoba and argan for the face and coconut or sesame for the body. I've tried sweet almond and olive oil and they're both way too sticky.
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                              This is what I do every couple of days:
                              http://cavegirleats.com/2010/12/29/cleansing-redefined/
                              I use jojoba oil after.
                              I used to need to moisturise all the time, as my skin felt so dry, now it feels amazing.

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