6 natural products to switch up your skincare regime
If you are looking for ways to incorporate more natural products into your skincare routine, then look no further.
Here I have compiled a list of natural ingredients which can be added to your routine to encourage naturally healthy and radiant skin without costing a fortune or being laden with harmful chemicals.
1. Coconut oil as a makeup remover
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Clean Beauty Swap: My favorite way to take off my makeup at the end of the day is with coconut oil. I've been using La Tourangelle's Virgin & Unrefined Organic Coconut Oil. This stuff smells divine and it really does melt off all my makeup, even the annoying mascara and eyeliner. I will apply the coconut oil to my dry face after I've warmed the oil in my hands. When I'm done rubbing the oil into my face, I will wipe the makeup away with a couple of cotton pads. Then I'll wash off the remaining coconut oil with a warm, wet wash cloth. This always leaves my face super smooth and gets off any remaining makeup. I'll follow up with my daily face cleanser to finish off the process. *Side note: I always keep some coconut oil in a separate mini jar so that I don't keep contaminating the rest of the oil in the jar (I use my Sage Spoonfuls...they can be used for more than just baby food ?). Any one else use coconut oil as a makeup remover? What is your favorite brand? . . . #missionCleanerLiving #coconutoilmakeupremover #coconutoiladdict #latourangelle #cleanbeauty #cleanbeautyproducts #coconutoil #sagespoonfuls #removemakeup
Coconut oil has to be on this list as there are so many ways you can use it. One of the ways the oil can be used is a cheaper alternative to cleansing wipes. The oil melts into your skin as soon as you apply it, seeping into the skin and providing deep moisturisation. Other skin benefits include removal of dead skin cells and is great for acne as the oil contains antibacterial, antifungal and antioxidant properties. Simply rub about half a teaspoon of oil between your fingers until it becomes liquid, and gently spread all over your eyelids, and eye area. All the makeup should start to come away instantly. Then, massage another half-teaspoon of oil all over your face in a circular motion to remove foundation and concealer. To remove the oil, use a washcloth to wipe off the oil and then splash your face with water. Your skin should feel soft and moisturised immediately afterwards. Many people have said that the oil can help lash and eyebrow growth too.
2. Apple Cider Vinegar as a natural toner
This one is really great for spot-prone skin as apple cider vinegar is antiseptic and antibacterial so will help tackle skin infections like acne and eczema. The toner works so well as it balances the natural pH of the skin, exfoliates and improves any scarring. It also feels really refreshing and removes any excess oils or chemicals which may be left on your skin after removing makeup. After you have removed your makeup, simply mix together 1 part apple cider vinegar with 2 parts water. Simple! If you want even more added benefits, instead of adding just plain water, add brewed herbal tea like green tea. Also, if you can, buy one like this one which is organic as has the 'mother' in it which means its much better for your skin. The toner is best stored in the refrigerator.
3. Aloe vera as a moisturiser or to treat sunburn
Aloe vera has been used medicinally for centuries and has been named "the plant of immortality" by the ancient Egyptians. The gel can be simply applied to the face as a non-greasy and natural moisturiser which prevents skin drying. Aloe vera also contains two hormones: Auxin and Gibberellins. These two hormones have anti-inflammatory properties and encourage the growth of new cells, meaning your skin can heal quicker with less scarring. The gel is also amazing for sunburn as it feels so refreshing and healing on your skin and can reduce the inflammation and itchiness too. You can get it here, or you can buy the plant yourself and cut it open to release the gel.
4. Oats to make a facial cleanser
Oats contain saponins, which are mild cleansing agents which can remove all oil and dirt from your skin whilst soothing irritation and dryness. This method is great for sensitive and spot-prone skin as the oats are so gentle. Simply take a cup of oats, blend them in a food processor/blender till they resemble sawdust. Then, take about a tablespoon in your hands and mix it with a splash of water or two till it resembles a paste. Then, apply this all over your skin and rub in with circular motions. After you've rubbed it all in, simply wash off and notice how soft and supple your skin feels.
5. Avocado as a moisturising face mask
There is a whole powerhouse of benefits which come with applying avocado to your skin. The oils within avocado work by deeply penetrating the skin helping to moisturise any dry flakes or patches. This is the main visual benefit of avocado, as the monounsaturated fatty acid encourages moisture, helping it be hydrated and soft. It also will provide your skin with healthy Vitamin E and C which both encourage healthy skin. Simply mash around half an avocado and apply it all over your face. After about 15 minutes, wash it off.
6. Almonds as a natural exfoliator
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Almonds are a great way of improving inner as well as outer health. They are a rich source of energy, protein and fiber. While you can get all these benefits from them upon consumption, you can also make your skin go radiant by using them directly on the skin. Plus, almonds are rich in vitamin A, and have moisturizing and emollient properties. All these wondrous benefits can give your skin natural healthy look with a radiant aura #organic #kolkatabeautyblogger #indianbeautyblogger #maearthbotanicals #almondbenefits #skincare #natural #spa #sulphatefree #parabenfree #spaproduct #almondscrub #exfoliating #sos #glutenfree #crueltyfreebeauty
You can make an almond exfoliating scrub in order to gently get rid of dead skin cells, leaving your skin feeling soft and supple. Do this around once a week to keep your skin looking in top shape. Simply ground 1/4 cup of almonds, or buy ground almonds in a pack, and mix it with some water till it forms a paste. Apply this to your face and scrub in circular motions for a few minutes, and then remove with water or a face cloth. You can also add essential oils in order to make it even more moisturising.