How To Establish a Natural SKIN CARE Routine
There are plenty of ways you can incorporate natural products to establish your own skin care routine.
Here are some suggestions.
This very natural product with its antibacterial, antiviral, antifungal and antioxidant properties comes with a host of other benefits - strengthening the underlying epidermal tissue, removing those dead skin cells and protecting your skin from sunburn.
As well as your skin, it can be used on your hair to moisturize and nourish.
Tea Tree Oil
Tea tree oil's volatile essential oils come from approximately 230 different plant species, almost all of which are native to Australia. The oil has 100 different chemical components and volatile hydrocarbons that are considered aromatic.
Apple Cider Vinegar
This inexpensive natural skin care product can help to kill off bacteria in the skin as well as clearing skin problems (caused by gut issues) while at the same time, cleansing the skin and helping to prevent acne.
Raw honey is one of the best natural sources of nutrients, enzymes, vitamins and skin-boosting acids. Raw honey is unheated, unprocessed and unpasteurized (unlike most honeys available in grocery stores) meaning that it is able to keep all of its nutrients intact as they’re not destroyed by processing.
Honey can be used as facial cleansers even on sensitive or mixed skin types. Take half a teaspoon, warm between hands and spread on face gently, leave on for 10 minutes before rinsing with warm water and pat dry. To use it as an exfoliator for dry winter skin. Achieve this by adding two cups of honey to a bath, soak for 15 minutes, then add one cup of baking soda for the final 15 minutes.
Use real Himalayan or Celtic sea salts in homemade facial masks, toners and scrubs - along with skin-boosting ingredients mentioned above such as coconut oil and raw honey. Natural salt contains anti-inflammatory properties to soothe skin and calm breakouts, remove dead skin cells and irritation, balance oil production - and help the skin retain moisture levels.
Make your own homemade scrub by mixing two teaspoons sea salt with four teaspoons raw honey, then apply the mix evenly to clean skin, rub it gently, let it stand for 15 minutes and rinse. Use several times per week to prevent clogged pores and help with cell turn-over and renewal.
An ultra-moisturizing fatty fruit, avocados contain vitamins A, D and E to penetrate the skin, helping to soothe sunburn, boost collagen production and treat age spots. Whip up a homemade avocado face mask with fresh avocado combined with essential oils, honey or a carrier oil (for example jojoba oil) to replenish hydration and leave skin feeling fresh and renewed.
Lemon Essential Oil
This is one of the most versatile essential oils to have in your bathroom. Mix with a carrier oil like jojoba oil and massage into your hair to boost shine before washing and rinsing.
Native to Morocco, argan oil is rich in vitamin A and vitamin E, various antioxidants, omega-6 fatty acids and linoleic acid.
This is one of the most widely used carrier oils.
Other Natural Skin Care Tips
A healthy diet, plenty of good quality sleep, regular exercise, lowering those stress levels and drinking lots of water can certainly help with skin care.
Lastly, if you still suffer from acne and frequent skin problems: start eating lots of leafy greens and consider giving up gluten, sugar and dairy.