Are you wondering how to wash your face if you’re an outdoor girl like myself? Look let’s be honest here. If you farm or homestead or just spend a lot of time in nature (especially if you live here in the desert), your skin is dirty.
You can scrub your body, but it’s a bit trickier to clean your delicate facial skin. I don’t pretend to be some beauty blogger or anything, but I care about my skin. I want it to be soft and I certainly want it to be clean and both are a challenge when you work outdoors.
I probably spend a minimum of five hours outside everyday. Many days I spend way longer than that. The sun is beating down, I’m around dirty animals that kick up dust and the Mojave desert is infamous for its wind, which picks up dust. A lot of dust. So much dust that sometimes you have to clean it out of your ears and your crunching it between your teeth.
What I use
I have found three products that actually make my skin feel clean and that’s saying something. The nice thing is that two of the three are pretty cheap and the expensive one is only used occasionally so it lasts quite some time.
How to wash your face with Simple Micellar Cleansing Water
Simple Kind to Skin Micellar Cleansing Water was recommended on a youtube video discussing Rosacea, which I am lucky enough to have a little bit of on only one cheek weirdly enough. It’s supposed to be good for sensitive skin and a lot of people have found their rosacea went away after using it.
I’ve found that it cleans your skin well too.
I use cotton wipes and just squirt a little of the Simple Micellar water onto it and wipe my face down, scrubbing my problem areas extra well. It also takes makeup off well enough that many times I can get away with only using the Micellar water instead of makeup remover (although I have a Simple Kind to Skin Makeup Remover liquid too).
I like this stuff enough that so far I’ve purchased 12 bottles of it.
If I haven’t gotten very dirty, I can usually get away with only using the Simple Micellar cleansing water, which is nice when you are exhausted and just want to go to bed.
Burt’s Bees Brightening Daily Facial Cleanser with Daisy Extract
Burt’s Bees’ Brighting Cleanser with Daisy Extract has made all the difference in the world for my skin. It was just this random purchase I made while waiting in the pharmacy line at Rite Aid and I love it. Seriously, I love it.
Before using the Burt’s Bees Brighting Cleanser, my face felt rough all the time. I tried moisturizing it, but it didn’t really help much. I realized that it wasn’t dryness causing it, it was dirtiness.
How do you wash your face with Burt’s bees
If I scrubbed my face really well then I could get the rough feeling to go away, but more importantly, if I scratched my face with my nails, I could get dirty skin buildup to come off. Ewwww.
I knew Daisy flower extract blocked the formation of melanin. This prevents pigmentation and dark spots, which happens from sun exposure. Daisy flower extract is a safe, natural alternative for a common skin lightening chemical called hydroquinone. It is effective in skin whitening and improving pigmentation.
I really liked the sound of that and I thought maybe it would help with exfoliation too. Little did I know.
My skin felt as smooth as a baby’s behind after I washed it. No more roughness and also no dryness or breakouts. I’m telling you. I. Love. This. Cleanser.
I use the Burt’s Bees facial cleanser morning and night. Sometimes with the simple micellar water, sometimes without. Sometimes I skip the Burt’s Bees if I’m feeling lazy and haven’t gotten particularly dirty, but I can only go so long before my skin starts feeling rough again. I’ve also started to use the Burt’s Bees on my body and when I scrub it in, I get dirty skin peeling up. It works people.
How to wash your face with Cure Natural Aqua Gel
So here’s my miracle worker.
The Japanese are famous for their skin care so when I came across this exfoliant online, I decided to try it.
Cure Natural Aqua Gel Face Exfoliant claims it doesn’t use any harsh chemicals, but that it gently catches waste dead skin on the surface of the skin and removes it with a unique activated hydrogen water-based formula.
It’s $40 for a little bottle, but I’ve had mine since 2017 so I’d say it lasts quite some time!
When you scrub your face with Cure, you get these little white lint ball looking things that kind of form. A lot of people complain that it’s just the gel itself hardening up and it’s not actually skin or dirt.
That might be the case, but based on my experience, I PROMISE YOU that it is getting your skin and dirty.
When I, your local dirty farmer, scrubs my own face with it, I don’t get these little white lint ball things. I get nasty grey ones. I have also experimented with exfoliating over and over again and eventually the particles don’t form. Then I do it on a dirty spot and I get them again.
Gross, but super satisfying.
The only downside to it is that sometimes it kind of dries to your face hair and you have to scrub it off lol.
Ok but seriously. My skin feels so amazing after I use the Cure Exfoliant Aqua Gel and it doesn’t feel dried out at all. When I look at the best way of how to wash your face, breakouts is a big thing. I don’t get breakouts with this or any of the other products and my skin loves to break out. It also doesn’t bother my rosacea so it’s probably great for sensitive skin. I can literally use this every day without a problem.
My face (and body too) feels so clean and wonderful after using all three of these. In all my years farming, I haven’t found any other products that work as well to make me feel clean and also don’t cause any other problems such as dryness, oiliness or breakouts.
The products I use:
How often I use them:
I use the Simple Micellar water and the Burt’s Bees Facial Cleanser morning and night. I use the Cure Aqua Gel about once a week or as often as I need if I feel dirty/rough skin-even every day.
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