I had terrible skin on and off throughout my twenties which led to a case of melasma after my first son was born. I was desperately searching for a way to get rid of it – I tried every cream, lotion, mask, and supplement out there. Nothing worked.
I decided to stop obsessing over it and instead explored natural skincare options like oil cleansing and DIY face creams. Shea butter and argan oil became my best friends. I started using essential oils for stress and relaxation. The melasma didn’t disappear overnight, but it slowly started becoming less and less noticeable. The simple products I was using brought out a natural “glow” which was the best thing I could ask for!
I started sharing my recipes (you can find tons here) on this blog and now I get amazing feedback on how these super simple remedies are helping you all. It warms my heart.
Then on February 2, 2022 my husband died suddenly of a heart attack. Our world (me + 2 boys + 1 dog) was obliterated. Needless to say, I stopped sharing recipes and writing blog posts.
Anything to do with skincare and beauty doesn’t interest me right now to be honest. In fact, I’m interested in focusing less on external beauty and more on inner beauty – soul beauty. Because really all you need is a good facial oil, a little shea butter, and maybe some raw honey. Everything else is just marketing.
Luckily, I started running and doing yoga back in November and it’s been so helpful to continue that. It helps me mentally and physically and I would not be able to take care of my kids if it weren’t for running and yoga.
I have found a lot of comfort in lighting candles (non-toxic of course) and watching the warm golden glow while cuddled up on my couch. I even started an Etsy Shop sharing beautiful beeswax candles that might bring hope to anyone going through a hard time.