Natural Skincare Ideas, Straight from Mother Earth
Detox your beauty routine and treat yourself to these natural skincare ideas, straight from mother earth.
We all dream of having that radiating, healthy complexion that shines with vitality, right? You probably already have your own skincare routine to look your best. But did you know that many popular cosmetic products contain harmful, synthetic ingredients that actually damage your skin?
With the concept of clean on the rise, we are re-discovering the benefits of plant-based ingredients that our ancestors used for thousands of years. Mother Nature gifts us with natural skincare ingredients to heal, nourish, and transform our skin without a chemical in sight!
You can find many natural skincare remedies already in your own kitchen. Plus more and more beauty brands infuse their formulas with completely natural ingredients, sourced from the soil and sold in eco-friendly packaging.
So skip those toxic cosmetics and treat yourself to treatments from the earth. Let’s take a closer look at the best natural beauty products and toxin-free brands.
All Natural Beauty Ideas
When it comes to natural beauty, less is definitely more. We are surrounded by naturally-effective ingredients that nourish, heal, and transform skin. So what does your skin crave? Try out some of these at-home skincare ideas to achieve radiant skin naturally.
Exfoliate with this Effortless Scrub
Nothing feels better than a deep exfoliation to rejuvenate the skin and boost circulation, right? Create your very own homemade exfoliating scrub with these three simple ingredients:
Fresh ground coffee
Simply melt the coconut oil into liquid form and mix the ingredients together until you create a dry, exfoliating scrub. Apply right before your shower as a head-to-toe scrub to remove dead skin cells and promote a tightening effect on the skin—An effortless combination that gives you that youthful, silky-smooth glow up.
Apply a Heavenly Hydrating Face Mask
Treat your face to a heavenly face mask with this natural skincare recipe that can be whipped up in minutes from your kitchen essentials:
Apply generously all over the face and soak up this utterly, natural goodness. Wash after 10-15 minutes.
Banish Blemishes with Turmeric
Turmeric, the ultimate ayurvedic ingredient, has been used as a skin savior for decades. The Indian medicinal herb works wonders when it comes to skincare. With anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial, and antioxidant properties, turmeric helps banish blemishes whilst removing excess oils from the skin.
If you are prone to acne or breakouts, Turmeric acts as the perfect natural remedy. Mix a small amount of turmeric powder with fresh aloe vera to create a naturally-soothing, healing treatment. Apply directly to blemishes and wave goodbye to spots, redness, and uneven complexions.
Have you ever taken a look at the ingredients in your cosmetic bag? Often, popular brands use harmful chemicals in their ‘best-selling’ products. Toxic synthetic chemicals get absorbed through the skin, and regular use of these products poison the body and lead to health problems.
Governments don’t always regulate natural ingredients, and even if the package says “all natural”, that doesn’t make it true.
As you begin to follow a non-toxic approach to skincare, some of the key ingredients to steer clear from include:
Phthalates, found in nail polish, moisturizers, shampoos, hair sprays, known to be endocrine disruptors linked to breast cancer and reproductive birth defects in males and females
Formaldehyde, a known carcinogen
Paraformaldehyde, a type of formaldehyde
Methylene glycol, a type of formaldehyde
Quaternium 15, which releases formaldehyde
Mercury, poisonous to the kidneys and nervous system
Dibutyl and diethylhexyl phthalates, disrupt hormones and damage the reproductive system.
Isobutyl and isopropyl parabens, disrupt hormones and harm the reproductive system
The long-chain per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances known as PFAS, linked to cancer.
M- and o-phenylenediamine, used in hair dyes, irritates the skin, damages DNA, and can cause cancer
Our skin deserves better than that!
Luckily, many green beauty products are taking a natural approach, using only healthy ingredients in their formulas. Just make sure to check the label on your go-to skincare products and avoid formulas with harmful ingredients. Instead, opt for green beauty brands or homemade remedies as a natural alternative.
But having endless choices on the market makes it difficult to distinguish truly natural products. That’s why experts have done their research to make this easier.
Think Dirty: The Go-To App for Clean Beauty
Calling all health-conscious consumers! Have you heard of Think Dirty?
This go-to app gives the ins and outs of new, clean products. Discover all you need to know about brands and their ingredients with an insight into toxicity levels. You will be shocked!
One of our favorite toxin-free beauty brands? Tropic Skincare.
Created with nutrient-rich natural extracts, 100% cruelty-free, and a certified Think Dirty clean beauty brand, what’s not to love? Tropics creates a healthier, greener, and more empowered world that goes beyond beauty.
Take a look at their natural, vegan skincare range or speak with one of their independent ambassadors to discover the perfect natural skincare routine for your skin type.
Go Green With Eco-friendly Packing
As a huge THANK YOU to Mother Nature for gifting us with her true essence in every element of life, the least we can do is commit to living sustainably. Green packaging makes a world of a difference, especially in the beauty industry. When choosing your skincare products carefully select those which use eco-friendly packaging including biodegradable and recyclable materials.
Remember: Be the change you wish to see in this world....
And keep glowing, naturally!