I know it’s been a WHILE since I did a “What’s on Your Face?!” post. And I do love them. They’re great for this time of year, when you’re still having enough cold weather to warrant a thick hand salve yet a couple warm days are starting to pop up here and there and you’re beginning to think about what you’re doing to do with your skin come Spring and Summer.
Moving to Florida has drastically changed my skin care routine. While it’s currently 34 degrees (F) outside at the moment, today it’ll creep up into the mid 60’s and be lovely and clear. Unlike last year, dry skin on my face (p.s. that carrot exfoliating cleanser is the JAM) hasn’t been an issue. Because the warm (humid, sticky, breathable cess pool) weather lingered for so long here (well into the end of October) I found myself scrambling to find a cleanser that would help me deal with sweat well into “Fall.” And then I finally found it. Walk through the body section at Target a beautiful black block with a red wrapper caught my eye:
YES! I’d just read an article about skin care featuring LUSH’s Coalface bar and was considering ordering one. Then this beauty caught my eye. Yes to Tomatoes charcoal bar is less expensive, it’s lasted FOREVER, and it smells pretty great too. I keep it in a little porcelain dish in my bath goods cupboard and pull it out each time I need to wash my face.
To removed make up, I usually take off my eye make up and lipstick (if I’m wearing it) with a washcloth and warm water first, then I wash with this and use the washcloth to exfoliate. I keep the Yes to Carrots Daily Cream Facial Cleanser in my shower and use it regularly there, though I’ll often bring the coal bar along depending on my skin’s needs on any given day. I’ve been using tomatoes since middle school to help clear acne. My mom used to give me the stem end to rub on my face whenever I was having a break out–they’re acidic without being overly drying or harsh on human skin. Plus the coal (check out the Autostraddle article for more on that) makes for a great oil-reducing bar that I’m using year round.
I use the Yes to Grapefruit Even Tone Skin Moisturizer any time after washing my face, especially before applying make up (which also has a sunscreen in it too, because Florida). This stuff is amazing and fairly light. Grapefruit is thought to help with evening skin tone and helps with overall skin health and protection from the sun. It’s the perfect compliment to the cleansing quality of the soap.
Which happens to be my favorite color by the way, and it matches all of my outfits. What’s not to love?
My next venture into the skin care section is in search of a face mask! There’s no LUSH here, and yes I feel very, very deprived. My efforts to procure my favorite LUSH mask have been in vain and they don’t sell them online as they have to be kept in the fridge. Stay tuned for my thoughts on finding one of those!
Note: This is not a sponsored post. I simply adore the Yes To… line and hope it might inform others about natural, cruelty-free skin care products. (They also have a few new items that look amazing!) Enjoy!