Store-bought skincare is just more fun and convenient, period. There’s a reason why we rush to Sephora or the nearest drugstore to get our hands on new products. They’re easy and not perishable. After my mask treatments, I wound up having to eat my fair share of avocado halves (not that I’m really complaining).
Also, it is time-consuming to have to mix your own formulas. On most nights, the Oil Cleansing Method seemed like a chore, especially with my busy schedule. It was definitely more of a production than just slapping something from a bottle onto your face. I can’t tell you how many times I came home after a late night of boozing and cruising, just dreading the process. Way too high maintenance.
After the month was up, I ditched most of my “natural” routine, but I have returned to the tomato toner, and I’m happy to report it still works great. I’m also still using the leftover shea butter mix as a body moisturizer (I haven’t even bought a new my jar of beloved Palmer’s Cocoa Butter!).
But, in the end, if you want to go all-natural, make sure you have the time and patience to do so. For those who do, I salute you.