Moisturize right before going to bed unless you have oily skin, so that your skin can absorb moisture as you’re sleeping.
This is particularly vital for dry skin areas.
Looking to make the switch to a natural skin care and beauty routine? Wondering which products perform!? and where to begin Have a glimpse inside my super easy regular, targeted to prevent flaws and combat the signs of aging… obviously of course!
I am asked by A whole lot of readers for the details.
If you have been around these parts before, you will know that this is because I struggled with adult acne in my early 20s.
In this time period, I spent a small fortune on dermo appointments and skincare products, wasted countless hours orchestrating the daily battle between my concealer and blemishes, cried a lot (true story), and set a great deal of unhealthy chemicals in my head — unpleasant, kill-all-the-acne-causing-bacteria-there-ever-was compounds.
I knew I had to get these chemicals however was scared, as I learned more about wellness and body weight. What about my skin!?
Can I want these chemicals?
Paradoxically, doing a complete 180 and adopting an extremely gentle, totally natural skincare and beauty routine (along with a nutrient-dense diet, of course!) Finally let me reach the skin of my fantasies.
Nowadays, my skin care routine can also be geared towards anti-aging.
(Simply hit a landmark birthday: 30! ) )
And because I geek out on beauty and natural skincare more than anything else in this world, it seemed appropriate to eventually put a post together about beauty regimen and my skincare.
My routine is actually quite straightforward and I hope will be inspire you to go natural or try something new!
Now you might still be wondering…
Do organic skincare and beauty products really work?
Yes it was pretty hard to find without flaking beneath your eyes a mascara that lasted more than an hour.
However, as demand for safer products and the organic beauty market has increased, we all know have a ton of safe, natural, high-performing alternatives to choose from.
So no, you do not have to sacrifice beauty in the name of health or vice versa!
And many natural, non-toxic skin care ingredients like vitamin C, vitamin E, CoQ10, charcoal, and niacinamide are so effective that they’ve even reverted into mainstream attractiveness lines. And skincare techniques such as exfoliation help prevent blemishes and increase collagen production — whether you’re using a natural exfoliant or nasty-filled exfoliant! So why not choose the nasty-free edition, I say!
OK so let’s get to it!
I wash my head a day, every evening. Yes, only once every day! Over-washing your face may throw off the pH and microbiome of the own skin, each of which are crucial for keeping skin healthy and clear.
I choice between Beautycounter’s Charcoal Cleansing pub , which is great for purifying pores, also InstaNatural’s Glycolic Acid Facial Cleanser so as to not over-exfoliate my skin. That being said acid is a wonderful exfoliant which helps to both keep flaws and signs of aging away. Win win!
Exfoliation is a absolute MUST. So if you’re not doing it yet, you have to begin ASAP, my friend. As it can help to keep pores clear and stimulates collagen production. Plus, it helps makeup go on more smoothly and enhances skin texture.
Nevertheless, in regards to exfoliation, it is so important not to overdo it! Those with oily skin must exfoliate 1-2 times a week while those with sensitive or dry skin must exfoliate no more than once. And because I really do use an exfoliating face wash every other dayI exfoliate once weekly.
I like and recommend chemical exfoliants (enzymes and acids ) over granular exfoliants (scrubs).
I’ve recently become obsessed with Mountain Rose Herb’s hydrosols! They smell amazing and provide skin with the benefits of those extracts that are pure. I have honestly tried nearly all of them (embarrassing to admit!) … but adore the Lavender and Neroli most.
VITAMIN C SERUM
Vitamin C does everything. As a powerful antioxidant it increases the production of collagen helps to reduce blemishes by preventing sebum oxidation, and helps lighten dark spots.
Now I’ve tried A LOT of vitamin C serums and also my favorite is definitely Mad Hippie’s vitamin C Serum. Rather than l-ascorbic acid (that can be very annoying and oxidizes easily), it contains sodium ascorbyl phosphate, which is very gentle, much more stable, and research have found to be more beneficial for fighting breakouts and acne. Additionally, it includes a bunch of additional skin-loving goodies such as hydrating hyaluronic acid, antioxidant ferulic acid, and konjac root (which helps fade hyperpigmentation). So much to love!
It’s all about the oils, baby. Whenever anyone compliments my skin (it still blows my mind when that happens!) , I immediately blurt out « FACE OIL! » And start gushing all about it how a kid gushes on a day in the beach/their favorite exciting — you know, really fast and having an enthusiasm that is extreme.
I’ve tried dozens of different face oils over the years — I’m fascinated by the different fatty acid compositions. Their unique vitamin and mineral contents, scents, and textures. And Ibottled up my combinations and taken this years of obsessing research for you Body Unburdened Beauty Blends!
At night after cleansing, exfoliating, and toning, I very liberally employ Beauty Blend No.1. While I used to apply oils both night and day, I often use a natural CC cream during the day (see below) for some SPF policy and sheer color.
Oh good, do I really like a face mask. Two times a week I use a mask roughly — a exfoliating mask like mentioned above once each week and either a clay-based or hydrating mask based on the needs of my skin.
I will only slather on some organic raw honey if my skin is dry/irritated — honey is a natural humectant that draws and holds water to the skin.
However, I combine one of my Body Unburdened Customizable Mud Masks and the honey for the plus of clays, hydrating potent fruit and aloe, and marshmallow and herbal extracts! (Yes, I had a lot of fun formulating and testing these!)
The cult DIY All-Natural Blackhead Busting Blackout Mask can be still on rotation
While I see something starting to rear its ugly head, I stand strong and bravely scream »GO AWAY, MONSTER! » Just kidding; that’s what I tell my niece to do if we strike »monsters » while enjoying. I dab a little lavender essential oil on the blemish for a spot treatment before employing my face oil. EOs will need to be diluted but chamomile could be applied to the skin neat.
DAILY SPF + COLOR
Juice Beauty’s formulation is a bit thicker, so that I use it when I want some protection. They are both fantastic, have SPF coverage that is good, and a 1 Skin deep evaluation.
On days once I want a little extra coverage or to prevent shine, I apply 100% Pure’s Fruit Pigmented Powder Foundation on top.
I utilize 100% Pure’s Extended Concealer beneath my eyes with Super Fruits. I have pretty bad circles. So a lot of concealers look and accentuate my own saying lines around my eyes not a look that is good. This is!
100% Pure’s Black Tea Mascara. Hands down. The best. Enough said.
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I am obsessed with creamy eye shadows that give just a small bit of color and glow without making me seem like a 13 year old from 1998 (in other words, really glittery) — that they somehow create my whole face look brighter and all glowy. Small miracle workers!
And 100% Pure’s Satin Eye Shadow in Star, which I apply just to the inner corners of my eyes to brighten up them.
Beautycounter’s Satin Powder Blush is my favourite. I favor because it is easier to use if applying over face oils or a CC lotion, a powder blush over cream, and I am clearly about when it comes to beauty ease!
Ahh I really like a lip that is coloured! Even when I am a mess, it makes me feel lady-like and pulled together.
For a night out or even more appearance, Jane Iredale’s Forever Pink Lip Stain is where it as its name suggests it.
I am also a huge fan of Beautycounter’s Sheer Lipstick — that I have (and love) both Rose and Poppy colors.
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That is it! Pretty simple, huh?
My morning beauty routine just takes about 2-3 minutes with all the aforementioned goods and THAT is a gorgeous thing. I spend more time looking in the refrigerator deciding what to eat for breakfast.
And like I mentioned, it’s ironic that adopting an extremely simple, natural skincare routine was able to totally change my complexion — I used to think that I actually needed all those harsh chemicals from the products I was using, and the more the merrier. Now I know better (hell, I only wash my face once a day!) And my tears have been spent on much more important things, like the movie Up (seriously, I’d no idea it would be such a tear-jerker!!) .
Which are your normal skincare favorites? Anything in particular that’s really saved your skin? Or do you have any queries or comments? Share under in the comments!