Replacing your cosmetics with natural ingredients 🌱 is an easy way to make sure you’re taking care of your skin.
There are so many products out there that contain ingredients that just aren’t great for putting on your face, including the common lanolin and mineral oil.
But you may be asking why it matters if your skin care is natural?
Using too many of the common chemicals found in cosmetics can often clog your pores and encourage ageing, rather than nourishing our skin with vitamins and moisture.
And the things you want are vitamins and moisture. 🍊
You want to give your body healthy food that is natural and full of vitamins, so why wouldn’t you feel the need to do the same for your skin?
Acne, scarring, discolouration, irritation and dryness are often easy to take care of, just with a little thought into the cosmetics you buy.
So how would you replace your skin care with natural ingredients?
Start by cleansing your face with a natural oil.
SPF and makeup can be stubborn to get off your skin, so you need to be gentle and use a product that does the job well.
That’s where coconut oil comes in!
Just take half a teaspoon of coconut oil and massage it into your skin to break up dirt, makeup or anything clogging your pores.
Then rinse off with warm water.
After a full day of being out, you want to go ahead and double cleanse to remove all product and then to make sure you clean your bare skin.
Next, use an acidic toner to exfoliate your skin.
Exfoliating with a scrub is far too harsh for the delicate tissue on your face, so you need to use a gentle acidic toner to get rid of the dead skin cells instead.
You can go ahead and choose an acidic fruit, such as 🍋 lemon, and dilute the juice to make your own toner.
Another alternative is to use diluted apple cider vinegar.
Balance out the pH of your skin with rose water. 🌹💧
Hydrating your skin is so important to make sure it can heal, as well as prevent signs of ageing.
And after using something so acidic on our skin, we need to rebalance the pH.
So what do we use?
Rose water has a whole list of benefits and makes an amazing hydrating toner that can soften your skin with only a few sprays.
It works great for all skin types, enhances the cosmetics that you already use and is rich in vitamins that are important for great skin.
Then finish off your skin care routine with a moisturiser.
Keeping your skin hydrated means it’ll be healthier, look less dull and tired and it’ll have a more ‘plump’ appearance that makes you look younger.
Plus, your skin can’t heal itself when it’s not being nourished!
So by moisturising, acne and scarring will start to even out and disappear.
You can use a small amount of your favourite oil, such as rosehip, a diluted essential oil, or a coin size amount of aloe vera gel to hydrate your skin.
Take it a step further and try out an all-natural clay facial once a week.
Mix a teaspoon of any facial clay with water until it forms a paste you can put evenly on your face.
Then leave it to set on your skin, but not fully dry!
When it dries it actually starts pulling moisture out of your face rather than nourishing it and leaving your skin hydrated with its natural oils.
So once the mask goes tacky, wash it off with warm water and finish off with your natural toner, a spray of rose water 🌹💧 and your favourite moisturiser.
Natural ingredients are an easy way to prevent signs of ageing, balance out your complexion, even out discolouration and give you completely clear skin!
And all you have to do is think about what you’re using and swap it.
Plus, what’s better than knowing what you’re using on your skin?
You don’t want to risk damaging the delicate tissue on your face – in the short term, or long.
And nor do you want to use a load of chemicals, including parabens and mineral oils.
So once you start choosing what you use and what you don’t use in your cosmetics, you’ll be surprised by how healthy your skin looks.