Who doesn’t want glowing, radiant skin? While few are born with it, almost anyone can have beautiful skin by incorporating a variety of good habits when it comes to your skin care routine. Beyond applying trendy creams and lotions, nurturing your body with healthy habits will have a direct impact on the health of your skin. Using natural products, without harsh chemicals, can also enhance your skin’s appearance.
A complete skin-care regimen includes daily, weekly, monthly, seasonal and annual treatments. If you aren’t sure where to start, we’ve compiled our favorite natural skin care tips so you can establish an effective skin care routine at home:
DAILY Skin Care Routine
Use a gentle, natural cleanser to remove makeup, dirt, and oils before bed and when you wake up in the morning. We know face washing seems like a no brainer, but with the right methods you can prevent premature sagging and wrinkles. Perfect your technique with these simple instructions.
You should gently exfoliate your skin two or three times per day. Dead skin cells stick to follicles, causing clogs and a dull appearance. Our Facial Brush Skin Cleansing System can gently remove impurities from your skin and stimulate skin renewal. Our Face Brush comes with four brush heads, a gentle face brush, medium face brush, body brush, and pumice stone, to keep your skin healthy from head to toe.
A gentle toner is an optional step to clear makeup remover residue, heavy sunscreen, and any traces of a cleanser that may have been left behind. The right toner can also help the rest of your skin care products work more efficiently.
Apply a natural moisturizer geared for your skin type to slightly damp skin. The moisturizer will lock the water into your skin, keeping it hydrated and soft.
Spot Treat Blemishes
Notice a pimple coming up? Spot treat blemishes with a little Tea Tree oil. You may need to dilute this before applying directly to your skin.
Take a few minutes each morning to sit quietly. Meditation can calm the mind and reduce stress. When the body is stressed, it releases cortisol which can increase your skin’s oil production and cause pimples. Stress can also cause fine lines and wrinkles on your face.
Take a Warm Shower
Lukewarm water is the optimal temperature for your skin. Extreme water temperatures can irritate your skin. Use gentle hydrating cleansers to keep skin soft and supple.
Do you drink the recommended 8 glasses of water per day? Water keeps you hydrated and flushes toxins from your body. Make your own detox water by adding fruit, herbs, and/or cucumber to a pitcher of water and letting it steep. Detox water helps detoxify your cells and gives water a pleasant taste.
Get plenty of sleep
It’s called beauty rest for a reason: lack of sleep can cause skin to look sallow and dull. Skin produces collagen while you are sleeping, which cuts down on wrinkles. A good night’s sleep also reduces puffiness under the eye area. Are you unable to wind down at night? Read our blog post 21 Sleep Hacks to Help You Get More Rest.
Eat to Support your Skin
There are certain foods that help repair your skin, allow it to regenerate, and keep that healthy glow. Lean proteins and vitamin C help your body produce collagen. Dark leafy greens, brightly colored vegetables, and fruits are full of vitamins and anti-oxidants that help keep your skin vibrant and able to fight off damage from free radicals. Add in healthy fats, such as Omega 3s and olive oil, to keep skin hydrated and appear younger.
WEEKLY Skin Care Routine
Once a week, treat yourself to a face mask or scrub. You could buy one but it’s easy to make your own from ingredients that you probably have in your kitchen. Save yourself a little money with one of these DIY recipes.
Before or after your facial, give your face a well-deserved massage. A facial massage can increase circulation, reduce puffiness, and help you relax.
Melt away stress and keep your scalp healthy with a scalp massage. You can use a scalp oil for this or use dry fingers. Pay extra attention to your temples, the back of your scalp, and neck.
Exercising most days of the week at moderate intensity can benefit your skin, as well as your heart and overall well-being. Increased circulation keeps your skin vibrant and helps clear cellular debris away. It also reduces stress which can show up as lines on your face and exacerbate any existing skin conditions.
Sweat, dead skin cells, oils, and residue from hair products and body lotions transfer to your sheets and pillowcases. Keep your skin healthy by changing your sheets and pillowcases once a week.
Clean Makeup Brushes
Product residue, oils and bacteria can build up on your makeup brushes. Each time you use a dirty brush, you risk a breakout of pimples and other skin damage. Clean your brushes weekly like a pro with these tips.
MONTHLY Skin Care Routine
Twice a month, soothe cracked heels and soften hard skin with a DIY pedicure. Our Callus Remover Foot File quickly and painlessly buffs away dry skin and hard calluses. For easy step-by-step instructions read our blog How to Give Yourself a Manicure and Pedicure at Home.
Conditioning Hair Treatments
Keep hair shiny and healthy with monthly conditioning treatments. Hydrating thirsty strands will restore luster and add body. You can make your own hair mask with one of these DIY recipes.
Eyebrows frame your face, so keep yours looking neat and groomed. Our Stainless Steel Tweezer Combo has a slant tip and a point tip tweezer to keep your eyebrow game strong.
SEASONAL Skin Care Routine
Switch up your Skin Care Products
Warmer weather calls for lighter products, like lotions and serums. In colder weather, skin needs to be protected with richer creams and emollient products.
Give yourself a Spa Day
Give yourself a little TLC and relaxation with a DIY Spa Day. Get the pampering you have been craving without breaking the bank. Take a couple of hours or make a day of it with our step-by-step guide.
Trim your Hair
Hair should be trimmed every 3 – 4 months to keep it healthy. To maintain your style, shorter hairstyles will naturally need to be trimmed more often.
Treat yourself to a Massage
Sometimes, you just need to treat yourself to a professional massage. The relaxing benefits can’t be beat and the massage increases blood circulation to help your body remove debris from your cells.
ANNUAL Skin Care Routine
Get a Checkup
Even if you’re healthy, make sure to schedule your annual physical to review your overall health with a primary care doctor. To secure the long-term health of your skin, don’t forget to see a dermatologist who can map your moles and watch for any suspicious changes.
Healthy habits and a comprehensive skin care routine will help you see the skin you’ve always wanted.