How To Begin An All-Natural Skin Care Routine

Posted on: 6 August 2016


There are plenty of cleansers and lotions on the market that are designed to moisturize your skin and leave it feeling fresh. Unfortunately, these products also contain chemical ingredients that aren't so good for the body. These ingredients can also be irritants to anyone with sensitive skin. Instead, individuals can begin following their own all-natural skin care routine, which will achieve the same results without any negative side effects. 

Sugar Scrub

It's a great idea to exfoliate the skin once a week to remove any dead skin cells so that the healthy cells can make their way to the surface. This is easily done by making a sugar scrub. Simply mix together 1/2 cup of organic sugar, 1/2 cup of olive oil, and the liquid from one vitamin E capsule. Rub over the skin while in the shower and then wash clean. 

Homemade Bar of Soap

Creating your own bar of soap may sound hard, but it's actually straightforward and quite fun. Grate 8 ounces of castile soap into a microwave safe bowl. Heat using 20 second increments, stirring after each 20 seconds. Once the soap is melted, add 10 drops of lavender essential oil and 2 ounces of oats. Stir until combined and then pour into soap molds. Set the molds aside for a few hours so they can set and you're all done. 

Facial Toner

Individuals who are interested in giving their face an additional cleansing using a product that shrinks pores will love this homemade facial toner. Pour 1/2 cup of organic witch hazel in a glass jar. Add 1/2 cup of fresh rose petals. Set the jar aside for 48 hours and then strain out the petals using a coffee filter. The remaining liquid is your new toner. 

Moisturizing Lotion

After a good cleansing, your skin will benefit from some added moisture. To create a moisturizing lotion at home, you'll need a double boiler. In that boiler melt down 1/2 cup or almond oil, 1/4 cup of coconut oil, 1/4 cup of beeswax, 1 tablespoon of shea butter, and 10 drops of chamomile essential oil. Stir and pour into a glass jar. Once the lotion sets, you can begin using it. 

Face Mask

Consider adding a face mask to your regimen if you have a little bit of acne. To make the mask mix together 1/3 cup of plain organic yogurt, 2-1/2  tablespoons of Manuka honey, and a small mashed banana. Spread the mixture over your face and let it sit for 20 minutes before rinsing it off. 

Feel free to experiment with these recipes by swapping out one essential oil for another or for substituting coconut oil with olive oil. There are unlimited combinations that will work just as well and you may find that you prefer one ingredient over another. For more tips, talk with a skin care professional.