Thoughts on Skin Cleanse by Adina Grigore
I just finished reading Skin Cleanse by Adina Grigore, founder of S.W. Basics, and have a few thoughts to share with you! I posted a photo on Instagram when I first began reading the book and had quite a few people asking my thoughts on it. Now that I am finished, I thought it would be nice to write up a quick review for anyone thinking about reading it in the future.
I'll start off by saying that I was really excited for this book before even purchasing it because I am a big fan of S.W. Basics. I only use natural skincare products, as does Cody, and we've cut out as many chemicals in our home as possible (cleaners, laundry detergent, food, etc.). But, I'll explain a little more detail on that in another post. So, what I am trying to say, is that I didn't start this book with the intention of it completely changing my entire routine, since we already live a fairly (chemically) clean life.
With that being said, I LOVED the book. She explains the root cause of most skin problems and gives detailed steps of how you can work to improve your daily routine (through both products and diet). I loved the fact that she gives recipes for various skin care items to try out at home! That is something I have been wanting to try out, but never knew where to even begin.
I also have a little confession. Since being in the hospital last January, I rarely wash my face with cleanser and just as rarely use face lotion. This is a secret I have been keeping since I started doing it because I always thought it went against the number one beauty rule we are all taught growing up: soap (cleanser) kills germs and cleans. As a former beauty blogger/vlogger I felt like I was going against everything anyone had ever told me or that I had ever told others. But honestly, my skin has looked 50 times better in this last year than in my entire beauty product-filled life! It was such a relief to read that this (more or less) is something that she actually recommends!
The entire book focuses on the fact that everyone's skin is different, so no formula, routine, or remedy is going to work for everyone, which I love!! I've always felt so strange about the fact that my skin didn't really have a type, didn't react well to any product I tried, and couldn't be fixed by wearing makeup. I truly thought I was the only one.
Well, I ditched the makeup and most skincare products, and a year later, my skin has never been healthier! When I do use products, they are completely natural, and that is what Skin Cleanse is all about. I can't recommend this book enough!
Have you read Skin Cleanse? What are your thoughts and experiences? What book should I read/review next? Let's chat in the comments below!