Natural beauty. Organic. Vegan. Eco-Friendly. These aren’t buzzwords in the beauty industry, they are musts. Finding a better way to upgrade beauty from testing on animals and keep the people who love makeup and skincare feeling good about it.
It is almost unfathomable when we think about only a few hundreds of years ago, ladies faces were painted with lead, and poisonous fruits merely because they looked good.
Over a period of time, you can lower the number of chemicals that you use on a daily basis. Some of the chemicals that we use on a regular basis are of course absorbed into the skin and may have a negative impact on you long term. But by making a few small changes your skin, hair, and nails with thank you for it.
For nails, you can swap to water-based nail polish, and you’ll see a difference very quickly.
Here is a short natural beauty routine that might help you on your way to being a bit of an earth goddess.
Start with your usual routine, it might consist of one or more of these items:
- Face mask
- Hair mask
- Spot treatments
Here is a great starting point:
For exfoliation, if you have oily skin, you might have a go-to product that you know removes that excess. While you are transitioning, you might not love the results but once your skin has purged all of the nasties it will be in much better condition. Sea salt and almond oil will gently remove impurities without stripping the natural protective oils on the skin. If you have combination skin, a homemade sugar scrub will be perfect. Dry skin needs some extra care so think about a softer sugar scrub with added oils.
Cleanser for oily skin can use a castor oil mix. ⅔ castor oil and a ⅓ olive oil. A reusable cotton cloth will be a perfect partner for this. Combination skin will love a combination of ¼ castor oil and ¾ sweet almond oil. For dry skin, castor oil is likely to have an adverse effect so a simple cotton pad and some coconut oil should work perfectly.
For moisture for dry skin, organic shea butter is a super simple and effective option. Normal and combination skin can get away with a small dab of the coconut oil. And, for oily skin, you won’t need to add moisture as often when you a light layer of coconut oil is perfect, and for toning a diluted apple cider vinegar is great.
You can support your newer natural routine will some supplements too. Magnesium as an anti-inflammatory, and to help improve your metabolism. Melatonin to enhance sleep and naturally banish dark circles and lackluster skin. Biotin will help support healthy skin, nails, and hair too.
Of course, it goes without saying that if you are treating your outside to natural beauty, you should treat the inside better too. Fruits, veggies, and plenty of water is a must also.