As becca wrote about a few weeks ago, sometimes our skin problems are because of our products, not our skin. After years of using over-drying or hyper-oily products, I've begun moving toward skin care products with more natural ingredients*. There are lots of books and websites with recipes for making your own natural face wash or scrub, but honestly I don't have the time for it. If I can't throw it on my face immediately when I stagger into the bathroom, my face isn't getting washed. (Gross, I know.) Lately, I'm in love with the ease of Yes to Cucumber! Face Cleanser Towelettes. They have a light, clean scent and feel like I'm washing with invigorating spring water. Even my husband likes them. But wipes don't get the down and dirty, so once a week I use St. Ives Apricot Scrub. It leaves my skin fresh and glowing. At $5 and $3 respectively, these two products provide a great and inexpensive natural face routine.
Here are a few more face washes and scrubs with natural ingredients:
Burt's Bees Orange Essence Facial Cleanser $8
Zia Natural Skincare Moisturizing Cleanser with Soybean $18
Kiss My Face Start Face Wash $12
philosophy purity made simple face wash $20
Mountain Rose Herbs Facial Scrub $18
Ole Henriksen sugar scrub $38
*More natural, less chemicals. I'm not necessarily looking for chemical free, vegan or organic products.