Seeking to make the switch to a natural skincare and beauty pattern? Wondering which products perform!? and where to start Take a peek inside my super simple regular, aimed to prevent flaws and fight the signs of aging… obviously of course!
I am asked by A lot of readers to the details on all of the things I put on my head.
If you’ve been around these parts before, you will know that this is because I fought with adult acne in my early 20s.
In this time, I spent a small fortune on dermo appointments and skincare products, wasted hundreds of hours orchestrating the daily battle between my concealer and flaws, cried a lot (true story), and set a great deal of unhealthy chemicals on my head — harsh, kill-all-the-acne-causing-bacteria-there-ever-was compounds.
I knew I had to get these chemicals out of my entire life but was fearful as I learned more about body and wellness weight. What about my epidermis!?
Can I need those compounds?
Ironically, doing a full 180 and embracing a very gentle, fully natural skincare and beauty routine (along with a nutrient-dense diet, naturally!) Finally let me reach my dreams’ skin.
Nowadays, my skin care regimen can also be geared towards anti-aging.
(Simply hit a milestone birthday: 30!)
And because I geek out on beauty and skincare more it seemed appropriate to put a post about my skincare and beauty regimen.
My routine is really very straightforward and that I expect will be inspire one just try something new or to go natural!
Today you might still be wondering why…
Do organic skincare and beauty products actually work?
Yes it was pretty tough to find without flaking beneath your eyes, a pure mascara that lasted over an hour.
However, as demand for safer products and the natural beauty market has grown, we all know have a ton of safe, natural, high-performing options to select from.
You do not need to sacrifice beauty!
And lots of natural, non-toxic skin care ingredients like vitamin C, Vitamin E, CoQ10, charcoal, and niacinamide are so effective that they’ve even snuck into mainstream attractiveness lines. And skin care techniques such as exfoliation help prevent blemishes and boost collagen production — if you’re utilizing a natural exfoliant or nasty-filled exfoliant! Why not choose the nasty-free version, I say!
OK let’s get into it!
I wash my face only once a day, every evening. Yes, just once every day! Your face can throw off microbiome and the pH of your skin, each of which are key for keeping skin clean and healthy.
I alternate between Beautycounter’s Charcoal Cleansing bar, which is very good for purifying pores, and InstaNatural’s Glycolic Acid Facial Cleanser so as not to over-exfoliate my skin. That having been said acid is a wonderful exfoliant that helps to keep flaws and signs of aging off. Win win!
Exfoliation is an absolute MUST. So if you are not doing it yet, you need to start ASAP. As it helps to keep pores clean and stimulates collagen production. Plus, it improves skin texture and helps makeup go on a lot more easily.
But in regards to exfoliation, it’s so important not to overdo it! Those with oily skin should exfoliate 1-2 times each week while people with sensitive or sensitive skin should exfoliate no longer than once a week. And because I do use an exfoliating face wash I exfoliate only once weekly.
I’ve recently become obsessed with Mountain Rose Herb’s hydrosols! They smell amazing and supply skin with the advantages of those pure botanical extracts. I’ve honestly tried nearly all of them (embarrassing to acknowledge!)
Vitamin C does it all. As a powerful antioxidant it helps lighten dark spots, increases the production of collagen, and is helpful to reduce blemishes by preventing sebum oxidation.
Now I’ve tried A LOT of different vitamin C serums and my favorite is definitely Mad Hippie’s vitamin C Serum. Instead of l-ascorbic acid (that can be very irritating and oxidizes easily), it contains sodium ascorbyl phosphate, which is quite gentle, much more secure, and studies have found to be more beneficial for combating acne and eczema. It also contains a bunch of additional skin-loving goodies like hydrating hyaluronic acid, antioxidant ferulic acid, and konjac root (which helps fade hyperpigmentation). So much to love!
It is all about the oils, baby. Whenever anyone compliments my skin (it blows my mind when that happens!) , I immediately blurt out « FACE OIL! » And start gushing all about it the way a kid gushes on a day in the beach/their favorite exciting — you know, really quickly and having an intense enthusiasm.
I have tried dozens of different confront oils through the years — I’m fascinated by the different fatty acid compositions. Their distinctive vitamin and nutrient contents, scents, and textures. And Ibottled up my combinations and taken this years of obsessing research for you Body Unburdened Beauty Blends!
While I used to employ oils both day and night, I often use a pure CC cream during the day (see below) for some SPF policy and sheer color.
Oh good, do I really like a face mask that is fantastic. Two times a week, I use a mask about — an mask like mentioned above once each week and possibly a hydrating or clay-based mask based on my skin’s needs.
I slather on some organic honey if my skin is dry/irritated is a natural humectant that draws and retains water into the skin.
Commonly though, I combine one of my Body Unburdened Customizable Mud Masks and the honey to the extra benefit of clays that are pore-perfecting, hydrating potent fruit and aloe, and marshmallow and herbal extracts! (Yes, I had a lot of fun inventing and analyzing these!)
The cult DIY All-Natural Blackhead Busting Blackout Mask is still on turning
When I see something beginning to rear its ugly head, I stand strong and scream »GO AWAY, MONSTER! » Just kidding; that’s what I tell my niece to do if we encounter »monsters » while playing. I dab a tiny lavender essential oil on the blemish as a spot treatment before applying my face oil. Chamomile can be applied to the skin neat although most EOs need to be diluted.
I’m obsessed with Juice Beauty’s Stem Cellular CC Cream and Beautycounter’s Dew Skin Tinted Moisturizer. Juice Beauty’s formula is a little thicker, so I use it when I need some more protection. They’re both excellent, have a 1 Skin Deep rating, and SPF coverage that is decent.
On days once I want to prevent shine or a little extra coverage, I employ 100% Pure’s Fruit Pigmented Powder Foundation at the top.
I also utilize 100% Pure’s Extended Concealer under my eyes with Super Fruits. I have pretty awful dark circles AND eyes which scrunch way way up when I grin. Thus a great deal accentuate my expression lines around my eyes — not a look that is good and of concealers look cakey. This is!
Pure’s Black Tea Mascara. Hands down. The ideal. Enough said.
I am obsessed with creamy eye shadows that give just a little bit of color and glow without making me look like a 13 year old from 1998 (in other words, really glittery) — that they somehow make my entire face seem brighter and most glowy. Little miracle workers!
My favorites: RMS Beauty Eye Polish (in just about every color!) And 100% Pure’s Satin Eye Shadow at Star, I use to the corners of my eyes to brighten up them.
The Satin Powder Blush of beautycounter is my current favourite. I prefer since it’s simpler to use if applying over face oils or a CC cream, a powder blush over cream, and I’m clearly about when it comes to beauty, simplicity!
Ahh I really like a coloured lip! When I am a mess, it makes me feel lady-like and pulled together.
To get a night out or more daring look, Jane Iredale’s Forever Pink Lip Stain is where it as the name suggests it.
I’m also a huge fan of Beautycounter’s Sheer Lipstick — that I have (and love) both the Rose and Poppy colours.
Pretty simple, huh?
My morning beauty routine only takes approximately 2-3 minutes with all the aforementioned goods and THAT is a beautiful thing. Honestly, I spend more time looking at the fridge.
And like I said, it’s ironic that embracing a very easy, natural skincare routine was able to completely change my complexion — I used to think that I really needed all those harsh chemicals in the products I had been using, and the more the merrier. Now I understand better (hell, I even only wash my face once per day!) And my tears have been spent on much more significant things, such as the film Up (badly, I had no idea it would be such a tear-jerker!!) .
Which are your natural skincare favorites? Anything in particular that’s really saved your skin? Or do you have any questions or remarks? Share below in the comments!