Which is why I turn to my well-worn copy of Way Bandy's "Designing Your Face" - which never fails to get me back on track. Way was one of the first to promote "natural" skincare with the use of oils, apple cider vinegar, and aloe vera gel.
He wrote this years before the acids, lasers, retinol - and you use ingredients from the kitchen. Try this for a week. I promise you that you'll be absolutely amazed!
Evening: Clean the skin with a thin layer of unrefined, cold pressed avocado or olive oil. (When I'm wearing make-up, I cheat by using Bioderma Micellar water to remove my make-up first). Use damp cotton pads to remove. Next, massage one tablespoon of plain, natural yogurt into the skin then remove with warm water. Follow with a light scrub of corn meal. Then..the magic masque!
1/2 egg yolk (NO WHITES!), one teaspoon of yogurt, 1/2 teaspoon of honey and a dash of cornstarch. Apply everywhere - including eye lids - and leave on for at least 15 minutes. Rinse with warm water. Then follow with another rinse using a basin of water with an added two tablespoons of apple cider vinegar.
Use no cremes at night. If you're VERY dry, use a bit of avocado oil.
Morning: Spritz with mineral water and allow to air dry. Use fresh lemon on any blemishes. Allow to dry. Apply a "pure natural protective skin lotion" to your face. Allow five minutes for absorption then blot.
Try this formula for a pure lotion:
2 tablespoons sesame oil
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 tablespoons avocado oil
2 tablespoons olive oil
2000 I.U. Vitamin E
100,000 USP units Vitamin A
When I tell you that on morning #1 your skin will glow like you've never seen it glow, believe me!
Then go out to Amazon and get an old copy of his book and follow his design for applying make-up.
And write to me and tell me how many compliments you get!!