You read right. I knew that Manhattan apartments were funky, but this is on a whole other level. What seems like a normal pantry is a small stand up shower hiding in my kitchen. Ironically, this inspired my newest post. Keep reading for some major skin care hacks!
Among your produce, greens, and sweets, there are some great skin product substitutes I have discovered. I know that every prestigious magazine and beauty influencer will tell you that you need to spend a pretty penny on your skin care regime. But, I am here to tell you, that is FALSE. I’d rather spend a fortune on shoes, not lotions and potions.
Every great tale has a back story…
A while back, I got an extreme allergic reaction on my face, to a new product I was trying out. For months I was breaking out all over my face, and especially on my cheeks and chin. I eventually had to go to the dermatologist to be prescribed a fix for the construction site that was my face.
After this turn of unfortunate events, I wanted to detox my skin care routine from all of the extreme chemicals and reactive toxins that were in EVERY off-the-shelf product. After consulting with skin expert and practicing aesthetician, Mara Tsoronis of Shafer Plastic Surgery & Laser Center in NYC, I learned there are some great product substitutes hiding in your pantry!
Coffee Grounds & Honey as a natural exfoliant. $11
Take todays K-Cup and scrub away the day’s troubles.
Green Tea Toner. $3
Brew, cool and GO! I add a few drops of tea tree oil ($8) for added antibacterial properties!
Coconut oil as a makeup remover/ moisturizer. $10
As a hair mask, to cook with, and now as a facial moisturizer. This product is truly 1000 uses in 1. Use with a damp cotton pad to remove eye/ facial makeup. NEVER buy 9 dollar makeup wipes again.