skincare routine

Have you recently taken a look at your skincare products and you’re like ” I definitely need a cleanse in the products I use on my skin” ? Why? Probably because you did a thorough research recently on how unsafe certain skincare ingredients are. Furthermore you came to realize these Ingredients in your products aren’t that safe? Could it be in your cleanser, serum, moisturizer, hair products, makeup and what have you? You’re not alone in this. You definitely need a cleanse. Go for it! Create an ideal organic skincare routine for yourself!

Trust me, the last thing in your mind will be to use skincare ingredients that are toxic. They will get absorbed in your bloodstream to give you complications in the future.

Toxic ingredients to watch out for:

  • Triclosan
  • All forms of parabens
  • Formaldehyde
  • Synthetic fragrances
  • Petrolatum
  • Sodium Laureth Sulfates
  • Siloxanes
  • Dibutyl Phthalate
  • DEA -related ingredients
  • Coal tar dyes: P- phenylenediamine and colors listed as “CI” followed by five digital numbers
  • Hydroquinone.
  • Check more of these harmful ingredients

Studies report that 1 in 8 of the 82 skincare ingredients used in personal care products are industrial chemicals. These include, cancer-causing agents, pesticides, reproductive toxins, and disruptors of our hormones. Click here for a related article on essential nutrients for glowing skin.

Creation of your own Ideal organic skincare routine would be a great choice you’ll never want to trade for anything. Because this could mean your life! your health! Below is a sample to check out for if you would want to have an Ideal organic skincare routine.

Cleansing

cleansing of the skin

facial cleansing

Your Ideal skincare routine starts with cleansing of your skin. What is the purpose of cleansing? To remove impurities, excess oils, dirt from your skin. Firstly, you would want to look out for organic skin products with the natural pH of your skin.

Most of all, you don’t need a complex skincare routine. A simple but effective ones works great!

Look out for Ingredients such as Aloe vera, neem and oils like tea tree are anti-bactericidal and have great cleansing properties. This will work great on acne-prone skin. Ingredients with honey, glycerin, lavender essential oils or chamomile also works great with sensitive skin because it doesn’t irritate or strip out skin’s natural oil. In general, skin cleansing should be done twice a day. In the morning and in the night before bedtime. 

Tone

Skin toning

Toner

An Ideal skincare routine includes toning of the skin. Toners serve as re-balancing the skin’s pH after your cleansing with an alkaline cleanser. The toners we use serve more to refine our pores, soften our skin, and balance sebum production depending on each and every skin type. Look out for toners rich in Neroli oil, witch hazel and aloe vera mist if your skin is dry. You can also substitute for calming  rose water toner. 

If you have an oily skin, Look out for mild toners with rosemary which is anti-bactericidal and also helps to balance the natural sebum of the skin.

Hydrate

Is dry skin and dehydrated skin the same? No. Our skin needs proper hydration , that is increasing the amount of water in our skin cells, which in turns gives us a radiant and youthful complexion. Well hydrated skin keeps wrinkles and fine lines at bay. Keep your skin well hydrated by drinking at least 6-8 glasses of water everyday, make a combination of fresh aloe vera gel free from preservative, rose water and a lightweight botanical oil. A great way to layer the products is to apply water based first as they easily penetrate the skin and then seal in moisture with an oil.

Moisturize

Moisturizing the skin

Moisturizer

Because of differences in skin types, some people will need more moisturizer than others. No matter your skin type and the skincare routine you want to build, moisturizer plays a good role in it. If you have dry skin, no doubt you’ll need to moisturize more. If your skin is oily, you might favor serum and use moisturizer as needed. Look out for oils specifically for your skin type. Some oils appear to be heavier than others. 

For Oily & Acne prone skin- 

Your oily skin will thank you for these awesome oils! Grapeseed oil is a non-pore clogging, plus neem, jojoba, hazelnut and argan oil naturally keep acne in check.

Anti-Aging face oils

A combination of these rich and fragrant jojoba oil-based moisturizer soothe and moisturize even the driest skin while working great as antioxidants. You can also make a rich blend of facial oil using pumpkin seed oil, chia seed oil,  blackberry seed oil, blueberry seed oil, broccoli seed oil, sunflower seed oil, coconut oil and black cumin seed oil. 

If your skin is sensitive, make a genius blends of these oils for your face and skin.

Sunflower oil, sweet almond oil, jojoba oil, evening primrose oil, grape seed oil, apricot kernel oil, avocado oil, lavender essential oil, geranium essential oil and helichrysum oil.

Special treats

facial mask

face mask

This final part of the ideal natural skincare routine is using facial mask as needed. Using the right mask for your skin type. Exfoliate regularly with mild natural exfoliant with less ingredients and protecting yourself from the sun everyday. 

I’m very excited you’ll really love and benefit greatly from this article like I do. Please share with a loved one who would love to switch to organic skincare and create their own ideal skincare routine using organic ingredients.
Don’t forget to comment your favorite skincare routine using organic ingredients.

xoxo, Carly