In the age of endless availability of information, we don’t really have any excuses not to educate ourselves about the world we live in. What this vast resource provides is the opportunity to learn as much as we can about everything we do and everything we surround ourselves with so that we can make the best decisions for ourselves. One of the most important components of our day to day is what skincare regimen we decide on, and with good reason - the products you put on are absorbed into your skin and immediately affect your health. If you’re one of the many who desire to create a minimalistic and holistic way of taking care of your skin, we suggest giving the all natural girl’s guide to skincare a try.
Do your research.
Like we said, there aren't really any excuses not to be 100% informed about whatever it is you're putting on your skin. As a general rule of thumb, if you can't pronounce the ingredients, it's probably something you want to read up on to see if it's harmful to your skin.
Whether it be the amount of ingredients in your product or the amount of products you use, less is definitely more when it comes to natural skincare. Swap out a harsh makeup remover for something more simple, like the Jane Iredale Magic Mitt.
Wear less makeup.
This one can be particularly difficult, especially because experimenting with makeup can be such a blast. However, if one of the reasons you're trying to go au naturale with your skincare is because you have sensitive skin, chances are it could really use some air.
Invest in the right brands.
Certain companies pride themselves on their devotion to remaining as organic as possible while still providing effective results. One of our favorites is Eminence, which is so good for you that they say you can actually eat it (though we advise against it - it'd be a pretty pricey snack). Another is Earthly Body, a brand that contains zero sulfates, parabens, artificial dyes, with a healthy dose of essential oils that are great for your skin. If you haven't heard of the Earthly Body Miracle OIl, that's a great product to start with.
Try items that are already in your pantry.
Anyone who's spent five minutes on Pinterest is probably familiar with the skin benefits of your favorite food items. Manuka Honey, for instance, is one of the best natural detoxifying face masks you can find (and what do you know? It's literally only one ingredient). Turmeric is another root associated with numerous health benefits, including inflammation reduction.
Posted by Sadie Upwall
Project Manager and Editor for the best little beauty business in town.