This guide for Natural Skincare Routine is the actual natural skincare routine that I have been using for over a year now and have seen great results.
Years ago I decided to go about my skincare routine in the same way I cared after my home. Utilizing natural remedies when able and keeping things as holistic as I possibly could. Just like I don’t want toxins in my home or food, I don’t want them on my skin or hair either. I am also a pretty big fan of any at-home beauty treatments that work! And if they are natural, even better!
Today I would like to share with you my natural skincare routine that I continue to do both daily and weekly with great success. I have noticed my skin feels better, is more even toned and I rarely have a breakout anymore (knock on wood). If you are wondering about my skin type, I have combination skin that used to get a bit more oil throughout the day in my t-zone areas. This too has improved and oddly enough by using oil to wash my skin, it somehow has gotten less oily on its own. Hallelujah!
What You Will Need
Oil washing has many benefits some of them include protecting the lipid layer of your skin, using an oil to wash helps control the oil in your skin as well as protecting the good bacteria that is on it. Oil washing is great for makeup removal and also for keeping away toxins that are widely used in facial washes. Not to mention, it makes your skin feel soft and has been known to heal acne while hydrating the skin. It is an excellent facial cleansing method to add to a natural skincare routine.
Begin by tying your hair back. Take a bit of the oil into your hand and begin massaging it into your skin just as you would a facial cleanser. Make sure to wash your neck, and décolletage area as it should be cared for as well. After the oil has been worked into the skin. Run your facial towel under hot water, wring out and wipe down your face, neck, and décolletage to remove the oil. Wring out and rinse the towel as necessary. Pat dry and apply your normal lotion or cream.
What You Will Need
1 tbsp brown sugar, salt, or white sugar
1-2 tbsp olive oil
The benefits of doing this Natural At Home Facial Once a week will help to remove dead skin cells, clean pores deeply, and give your skin a bit of extra pampering.
This at-home facial is one I do weekly to give my skin some much-needed extra love. It works as a great exfoliation facial and helps keep my skin even toned. After oil washing my face as usual. I do the natural at-home facial.
To do this you take a small tray, plate, or bowl, and add the sugar or salt. Or make a sugar scrub and store it in your bathroom cabinet to have it handy. Check out this Grapefruit Sugar Scrub here. It’s my personal favorite.
If you don’t have a sugar scrub ready and available, no problem. Just pour the 1 tbsp of olive oil over the 1 tbsp of sugar or salt. Whichever you are using. Then mix it until combined. You want it to have the appearance of wet sand. Add more olive oil if needed to get the desired result.
The first step to the weekly once-a-week facial is to oil wash the skin(above). This will help prep the skin and remove the day’s make-up or dirt. Pat the skin dry after wiping clean.
Begin with some of the mixtures in your hand and start massaging gently into your skin. Be sure to use caution as you don’t want to over scrub but lightly massage onto the skin in a circular motion. For this, I also apply this to my neck and décolletage area making sure not to press too hard as these are delicate skin areas.
To rinse, take your facial towel and run it under the hot water. Wring out the towel and wipe the mixture off. As with the oil washing, rinse and repeat as necessary to remove all the oil and bits of sugar or salt. When done, head over to a table and place a bowl of hot water on it. Lean your face over the hot water and drape a towel over your head.
The idea here is to not touch the water with your face at all but to allow the steam to work on your pours and remove excess bacteria and so forth from the skin. Set a timer for 5 minutes. I promise when you are done you will feel like you had a real facial from the spa right in your own home and with natural products.
Alternate Oils To Wash With
There are many different oils you can use to oil wash your face. I have linked and mentioned both coconut oil and olive oil. Both of which work amazingly well and those are my go-to’s. However, I find it worth mentioning other oils to use since there are so many great oils available. Another great option is Beef Tallow which is growing in popularity in both skincare and cooking with healthy fats. If you have never tried either, I highly suggest you do. No breakfast potato ever tasted so good. Not only is it good for cooking, beef tallow works amazingly well on the skin. It is great for oil washing the face as it provides a gentle cleanse along with exceptional moisturizing. All in one step. Beef tallow is also packed with nutrients that keep the skin nourished and helps to repair it.
Avocado Oil is another oil that can be used for oil washing. It has all the same qualities as olive oil but instead, the oil is derived from avocados of course. This oil is filled with nourishing elements that help remove make-up and dirt from the skin while moisturizing. It is a great alternative to the above-mentioned oils.
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