So, this is the official start of a new, weekly series on Babyassface. The series will be called, “Jenny has no "income" right now, only "outgo", so she’s going to start smearing random stuff on her face to see if it’s a good skincare product”.
There’ll be some method (and research) to the madness, as well as lots of cruising grocery store aisles and digging around in kitchen cabinets. (Yes, I did think of using Comet as a facial exfoliant, but I won’t go there.)
The following product was recommended on thegreenbeautyguide.com. It’s a rather brilliant idea. Apparently, the author’s mother used to use oranges on her face, as a facial toner.
Since it’s not too expensive and I can always drink it, if it doesn’t work out, I’m already loving it.
Orange juice contains Alpha Hydroxy Acids. According to an article in “Journal Watch Dermatology” (see how well researched this is), “Treatment with Alpha Hydroxy Acids (AHAs) appears to decrease wrinkles and reverse the changes caused by chronic sun exposure.”
Alpha Hydroxy Acids have also been proven effective for treating dry skin, acne, liver or sun spots, as well as loosening and removing dead skin cells.
Citrus fruit juices are also a natural astringent, so OJ tones and tightens as well.
I bought some Tropicana Pure Premium 100% orange juice- not from concentrate, no sugar added. (I guess that’s the product I’m reviewing?) I then doused a cotton ball with it and wiped it on my face.
(Thankfully, my skin is about as sensitive as Mickey Rourke’s luggage-like visage, so I can do anything to it, without it revolting.)
From now on OJ is going to be a staple in my morning ritual. Pour some in a glass. Pour some on my face. And I'm ready to go.
First Crisco, now orange juice, Bon Appetit, want to buy some ad space on my skincare blog?