Sunshyne's Skin Regimen

Monday, December 07, 2009

My skin regimen is pretty simple and only consists of 3 products.

I use the Cetaphil cleanser for oily skin (since I have acne prone skin) twice a day (morning & night). This cleanser is very gentle and mild on my skin. It doesn't leave behind that harsh dry feeling.


The baking soda is used as a mild exfoliant (gentle enough to use daily). I exfoliate with a teaspoon amount every night to remove dead skin cells, which gives my skin a nice healthy glow.

I then mix my baking soda with a quarter size amount of the Cetaphil cleanser, which then looks like this↓↓↓

I proceed to wet my face with warm water to open my pores, I rub the mixture in-between my palms and then apply it to my face (rubbing in a circular motion for 1 min). Below is a pic of me about to rinse with cool water :-)

I pat dry with a towel and move on to moisturizing!

For about 2 months now, I've been using Shea Butter as my one-and-only moisturizer. I must say that it R E A L L Y agrees with my skin. My dark marks are slowly fading, my skin carries a nice glow plus it's very soft. I use a tiny amount twice a day after cleansing.

This is the final result. Check out my "fresh-face" photo below. Excuse my eyebrows, I'm growing them out!
Just to re-cap, I use the Cetaphil Cleanser morning & night, I mix the Baking Soda with the Cetaphil cleanser in the night only, and I moisturize with Shea Butter morning & night. That's it!!

Sunshyne

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25 comments

  1. you have beautiful skin! i need to get back to using baking soda to exfoliate. thanks for sharing!!

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  2. MY SKIN REGIMEN HAVE 2 PRODUCTS. UNREFINED AFRICAN BLACK SOAP AND UNREFINED SHEA BUTTER. I WAS MY FACE IN THE MORNING AND NIGHT WITH THE BLACK SOAP AND I DONT DRY MY FACE JUST APPLY MY SHEA BUTTER ON MY DAMP FACE. THEN I PAT DRY. IM NOTICING MY SKIN IS EXTREMELY SOFT AND MY FACE IS CLEARING UP WITH A BEAUTIFUL EVEN AND GLOWING SKIN TONE.

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  3. You mentioned you have oily skin yet you moisturize with shea butter. That doesn't clog your pores? I have acne-prone skin too and I'm scared to try it, but if it works for you I might give it a try. Where do you find unrefined shea butter?

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  4. Where do you get the shea butter

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  5. Hi Sunshyne! I too just recently started using shea butter as a facial moisturizer and I love it. My skin regimen is pretty simple as well except I just discovered a really great masque that I've incorporated into my regimen. Check out my review on it here
    http://thebeautyxchange.blogspot.com/2009/12/mineral-from-dead-sea-c-plus-masque.html

    I'll have to try the baking soda sometime, baking soda has so many wonderful uses - incredible. Great tip!

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  6. Wow! amazing. I myself also using shea butter on my skin and hair and i am seeing great results, especially on my feet and hair. So i deceided to start selling shea butter mix. If anyone interested check out my website at www.sheabutterskincare.webs.com Amazing product. Love it.

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  7. interesting! i never thought to use baking soda to cleanse my skin. i just use african black soap & apricot scrub to cleanse and pure cocoa butter to moisturize. slow results but it works!

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  8. Do you use a sunscreen, if so, which one? Your screen looks great! Thanks for sharing.

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  9. Does cetaphil remove make-up?

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  10. Ive been using shea butter as a moisturizer for a few months and love it. Cheap too.

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  11. Never thought to use baking soda on my face? Cetaphil is a good, gentle cleanser and I've got that same tub of shea butter. Seems like a good idea that I'd like to try. Thanks very much for sharing!

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  12. Thanks for sharing Sunshine :) I always thought you had great skin.

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  13. You said you have oily skin yet you moisturize with shea butter. Does it leave your face a greasy feeling. I have an oily skin so even if i put powder, i will be oily after 4 hours so i'm a litle scare of using shea butter on my face

    Thanks

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  14. Tried baking soda and cetaphil last night and my face feels amazing. I don't have oily skin or any other skin issues so I plan to do it at least 1x a week. I will continue to use the cetaphil, though. Thanks for sharing. I used my fave Nadinola cream afterwards. I love it.

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  15. I have all these products on hand right now lol. I most def will try your methods. Thanks

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  16. Never tried this but I think I might. I also have some dark spot that I hope will smooth and fade by using this technique. I'll let you know how it goes.

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  17. when i tried the baking soda and my cetaphil cleanser the first night was okay then the second night i got what i think might be some sort of burn due to the baking soda. hmm not sure where i went wrong but my skin is still trying to heal

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  18. @ Sewdope- thank you!!

    @ Kimmy8188 - Hey Kimberly :-)Wow!! That's great. Shea Butter is the best.

    @ Katrina - Yes I have normal to oily skin and no shea butter doesn't clog my pores. I got my shea butter at my local beauty supply store.

    @ Anonymous - I got it from my local beauty supply store

    @ The Beauty Xchange - Thanks for the suggestion. I'll check it out.

    @ Marcia - I'm glad you like it too. Shea butter mix? sounds nice...I'll take a look :)

    @ MissAnnaBanna - Yes, baking soda is a great cleanser and exfoliator. You should try it sometime.

    @ Anonymous - No I don't use sunscreen. Shea butter has sunscreen properties.

    @ Anonymous - Yes, it does remove make-up.

    @ Keedah - I LOVE IT TOO!!! :-)

    @ Dhiane - Your welcome my dear.

    @ Anonymous - Your welcome! thanks for the compliment. I've tried my best to clear up my skin and so far this regimen is the best yet.

    @ Manune - No greasy face here. I only use a small amount. I wear make-up as well. The shea butter gives a nice glow..not an oily face.

    @ LaQT - Aww that's awesome!! Thanks for sharing that with me.

    @ Hair and Beyond - Please try and let me know how your skin reacts.

    @ LaTonya - My dark marks are fading because exfoliating removes the dead skin and the shea butter heals it and fades the dark marks.

    @ Attayah - A burn? maybe you were too rough or your portions (of the cleanser and baking soda) were a bit off. Have you ever used baking soda on your skin? Maybe it's just the initial reaction since your skin is not used to it. Give yourself 1-2 weeks to see if it clears up.

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  19. hey sunshyne

    i am sooo shocked
    because that is the same exact skin regimen i use
    i cleanse with the cetaphil oily skin cleanser 2x/day
    i use my st.ives apricot scrub 2x/week
    when i am really lazy however, i mix my cetaphil with baking soda at night
    i am soo glad i'm not the only one who does this
    i also used african shea butter on my face but only at night time which was A-MAZING!!!
    i stopped using it because i started using vitamin e oil, which is said to clear up dark spots and blemishes so i will see how it goes

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  20. for dark spots i use ambi and it doesn't really look like its working

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  21. Really good technique!
    i've tried it and loved it^^

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  22. @ Attayah. I haven't had any burning issues, but I knew from the moment I used this that this is not something I need to do on a day-to-day basis for my skin. I do it 1-2x a week and I have noticed a difference in my skin. I don't think my skin is sensitive but if I would I have tried this every day then I probably would've been burned too. I've varied the amount of baking soda I use and it still seems the same. I use just Cetaphil on the days I don't add the baking soda. If you should decide to try again. Don't do it back to back and see how that helps.

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  23. Hi everyone glad to see that your skin is looking geat but I keep hearing about the oily skin what about dry skin i need help please someone help me and i also have very dark spots what r some good products for me to use

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  24. How does the African Shea Butter do with removing or fading out your dark marks? Or does the exfoliating do most of the dark mark removal? I have REALLY sensitve skin so I am scared to try new products on my face but I am dying to get rid of these dark post acne marks

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  25. I have sensitive dry skin which prone to excema and currently in remission from psoriasis.
    I've been using sheabutter on my face for a good while now and while I might now and then try some other concotion, i always go back to Sheabutter either on it's own it in a mix.
    I' currently trying baking soda+seaweed+oats as my exfoliant, even with a few drops of essential oil, it stinks :-) but has been effective, scars left by some stress-spots have faded.
    I've got recipes and other on my blog at www.nieriu.com/nieriublog
    @Sunshyne, enjoying reading your blog:-)

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