6 Tips to Start Your Own Natural Skincare Routine

If you have been struggling to find a natural and complete skincare routine, we get it! Skincare products can be overwhelming when you don’t know where to start. But hopefully, with our help, it will be a little easier to navigate the products, practices, and routines that best support you. Our goal is to not just coat the skin so it appears to be healthy and glowing but to truly transform it.

From dry, sensitive or just fatigued skin, we’ve compiled our go-to solutions for caring for specific skin conditions along with a simple routine to try out. We recommend letting your skin guide you. Feel it out, play with products and enjoy the process!

Step 1: Cleanse. First things first. Girl, wash your face. Rebuilding hydration starts with the first step of your skincare routine – cleansing. Remove Makeup — we recommend using this our pure carrier oils for this part! Just rub into the skin until face/eye makeup has dissolved and gently wipe away with a warm, wet washcloth (microfiber is great for a deep clean). Gently wipe away impurities + excess oil with the washcloth. No need to scrub too aggressively here — a few gentle sweeps of the face will do the trick! 

Step 2. Tone. The best way to enhance the absorption (and the benefits) of your skincare oil is by spritzing a hydrosol or toning agent beforehand. Unlike harsh astringents and harmful alcohols, hydrosols hydrate and strengthen the skin’s protective barrier. A simple spritz of this our Rose Beauty Mist allows hydration to soak even more deeply into the skin and provides much needed dry skin relief. You can also use other natural ingredients like Apple Cider Vinegar or Witch Hazel.

Step 3: Treat and Hydrate. You are unique and so is your skin. Our Blue Oasis Luxury Facial Oil offers a variety of benefits to deeply enrich dry, sensitive and acne-prone skin. This remarkable combination of with rare Blue Tansy, Frankincense, Helichrysum and Sweet Almond and Argan oil are designed to rejuvenate problem areas, support recovery and tackle dry/stress spots. Gently massage the blend into your face, neck, and decolletage – concentrating on problem areas.

Don’t forget to consider some of these aspects to keep your skin looking youthful and vibrant. 

Nutrition & Hydration: It doesn’t take an advanced degree to know that what you put into your body will show on the outside. Our bodies are around 60% water, give or take. It is commonly recommended to drink eight 8-ounce glasses of water per day (the 8×8 rule). To eat a healthy diet, you may need to make some changes. 

  • Focus on adding healthy food to your diet, rather than just taking unhealthy foods away.
  • Pack a healthy lunch and snacks for work. This lets you have more control over what you eat.
  • Don’t skip or delay meals, and be sure to schedule your snacks. If you ignore your feelings of hunger, you may end up eating too much or choosing an unhealthy snack. 

Remember that you can change your eating habits a little bit at a time. Small changes are easier to make and can lead to better health.

Sleep & Stress Management: We may sound like a broken record, but we can’t stress this point enough. Minimal sleep spikes cortisol levels, causing inflammation to increase and sensitivities to flare up. When we’re able to kick in the Parasympathetic Nervous System (it’s known as Rest + Digest for a reason), our bodies are able to focus healing energy and restorative function on repairing + rebuilding the body. Take a deep, slow breath. Feel your shoulders drop, your heartbeat slows down, your furrowed brow relaxed. The benefits are immense and immediate. So take the time to unwind, relax and catch those z’s!

Sun Damage: Spend too long in the sun, and you’re likely to end up with sun damage like wrinkles and age spots. Use a broad-spectrum sunscreen that protects against both UVA and UVB rays every day of the year. It should have an SPF of at least 30. Limit your time in the sun between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m., when UVB rays are strongest. And remember to reapply sunscreen at least every 80 minutes, and more often if you’re swimming or sweating a lot.

Hopefully, this gives you hope that natural and clear skin is actually possible – and that there are powerful, natural ways to support your skin’s health while providing a lasting solution.

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