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When it comes to skincare, natural or not, lots of women have their favorite products that they tend to stand by, finding it hard to switch to the more natural solutions. Why? Old habits often die hard, and, when it comes to the face (the most visible area of the body), many of us simply aren't willing to test out something new that, let's face it, might not work. And that's the problem.

You see, many of our treasured go-to products that we have been using, day in and day out, since we were teens may no longer be serving the needs of our skin. Not only has our skin evolved since then, but so has our awareness of just how, honestly, bad many of the ingredients in those products are. It's time to throw nostalgia to the wind and try out some products that are not only good for your skin, but your body too.

Skim this list of This, Not That products and even kitchen remedies, then try out a few on your skin. I'll bet you'll be happy with your new greener skin care regimen.

Pore Refiner

Instead of This: Clinique Pore Minimizer

Kitchen: Cucumber. Slice a cucumber into thin slices and place them on areas of your face where your pores are enlarged. Let them sit for 10 minutes as you relax.

Why? Cucumber contains amino acids that cool and refresh the skin and tighten pores.

Or Buy: Eminence Organic Blackberry Pore-Refining Serum


Instead of This: Clearasil

Kitchen: Lemon Juice and Honey

Why? Lemon juice and honey have astringent and anti-inflammatory properties that help clarify and tighten your skin and pores. Before going to bed, use a cotton ball and apply lemon juice on your face. Upon waking up in the morning, wash your face with warm water.

Or Buy: Burt's Bees Natural Acne Solutions with Salicylic Acid derived naturally from Willow Bark Extract.