Fun fact: our skin is our largest organ. This means that taking good care of our skin is crucial, as our health and well being relies on it. The market has tapped into this need, and as a result there is a wide range of beauty and skin products out there. However, that doesn’t mean they all serve you well. Conventional skin products are often filled with chemicals, which are harsh for the skin and can impact our health when absorbed through the pores.
The point of a skin-care routine is to improve our health, not sabotage it. So it’s time we begin interrogating the products we use. This means reading labels and making sure that what we put on our skin is natural, organic and cruelty-free.
The good news is that you can take care of your skin without relying on toxic ingredients and products. The even better news is that you can have a completely natural routine that is inexpensive. There are loads skin care remedies and ideas to ensure that your skin will be glowing and healthy.
1. Keep that face moisturized!
Moisturizing your face is really important, especially during these cold winter months. The best way to keep your skin nourished is by using natural and organic oils. The possibilities are endless, but some of the best ones would have to be coconut, sweet almond and rosehip oil. A bottle will last a long time and your skin will be silky smooth.
2. Use a gentle sugar scrub to exfoliate.
Exfoliating ensures that you remove the dead cells and deeply cleanse your skin. Off-the-counter products often carry lots of toxins and are harsh on the skin. No need to put yourself through that. Instead, give this easy and natural scrub a try. First, choose your oil–this can be olive, sweet almond, jojoba or rosehip oil. Then mix in your oil of choice with sugar (both in equal parts). And finally comes the best part: a few drops of tea tree oil. Gently apply to your face, massaging in circular motion. Do this once a week and your face will be happy!
3. Tone with rose water.
You have to try this trick! Go out and buy yourself a bottle of rose water. It’ll be your favorite toner to date. Use it before bed, and in the morning after your wash your face. It’ll smell heavenly and make your face so happy. Also, rose water is a good way of reducing under-eye puffiness and dark circles. Soak your pads in some rose water goodness, place on your eyelids, sit back and relax.
4. Keep it healthy from the inside out.
The health of our skin is so connected to our overall well being. So make sure you’re giving your body what it needs. Drink lots of water. Eat your fruits and veg to give your body the nutrients it needs. Avoiding dairy and packaged food is a great way of improving your skin too!
5. Look for organic and natural cosmetics.
There’s no point in doing all the right things and then applying cosmetics that are filled with harsh and toxic ingredients. This is when you want to seriously start reading the labels. Opt for natural and organic make-up brands that prioritize your health.