I'm not sure if it's the increased sweating from the Florida humidity, or some random hormonal change, but my skin and I have been at odds recently. Other than sensitivity to certain products, my skin is normally not even a thought for me. I wash, moisturize, and occasionally exfoliate with baking soda and move on with life. I attribute this to a diet low in dairy and free of gluten, my compulsive water consumption, and, mostly a massive amount of luck.
So it was a bit disconcerting when my skin busted out some truly gnarly high school-style breakouts again. Had I gotten gluten without realizing it? Was it that one time I ate cheese on a taco a few weeks ago? Why, why, why was this happening?!
I tried a few different products that all seemed to over-dry and ultimately make things worse.
I'd seen it before and stolen a swipe or two to use as lip balm from friends who swore by it, but hadn't ever given it a go myself. I picked it up and saw that it's not really a lip balm at all, but an all purpose skin preparation. "Hmmm, I wonder if they really mean that?" I thought silently with my head cocked to one side.
Upon further inspection I saw it was gluten free, vegan/cruelty free and only $6. So marched over to the counter to buy it thinking, "well, it's worth a try!"
That night after washing my frazzled skin and removing my make-up, I bravely smoothed on a small dollop of the salve all over my face in place of moisturizer. It felt a bit like putting Vasaline on my skin, but I decided to believe in the all-purpose skin salve whose formula hasn't change since 1895. Plus it made my face smell like a warm breeze blowing through a rose garden.
In the morning, to my surprise, I woke up to greatly improved skin! My blemishes were almost gone and my skin looked refreshed, perfectly moisturized, and was smooth as silk.
I truly could not believe this goopy salve had seemly solved my skin problems in 8 hours!
I know this all sounds too good to be true and I wish I had a before and after pic for you, but naturally I as avoiding cameras while my face was behaving like a teenager again and I really didn't think this would work. But I believe in having a few tried and true products that get the job done with little fuss and little damage to my wallet. Smith's Rosebud Salve is all of that and more.
Plus, it smells AMAZING! Smith's Rosebud Salve will be taking it's rightful place as one of my skincare staples and I highly urge you to give it a try for literally whatever ails your skin. My skin is still healing up, but I've been using Smith's daily for about three weeks and have seen an amazing improvement in my skin's texture smoothing out and breakouts quickly disappearing.
There are a couple different retailers where you can buy it (here's the list), but for ultimate ease you can order it on Amazon and have it brought right to your door!
Now what are you waiting for? Go slather yourself in this stuff, see what it can do, and let me know how it goes!
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