My Skin Care Routine
Today I'm back with another natural beauty post, a topic that I'm personally very passionated and interested in. I'm in no means a beauty guru, pretty much the opposite. But I make sure that the few products that I choose to put on my skin are kind and good to me in all ways possible.
In this post I'll be focusing on the skin care I use for my face and if I'm completely honest I don't do much. The products I'll be talking about are not something I use daily, but at least a couple of times a week. The only facial skin care product I use daily is water. Keeping it basic. I ALWAYS wash my face with water in the evenings (sometimes in the mornings too), which means I do not use any kind of cleansers. As I'm not a heavy make up user it's very easy for me to clean my face. I'm also lucky to have very good skin, with only a few occasional breakout which means I don't feel like I need to cover anything up.
I currently only have three things on my bathroom shelf that I use for my face. I think it's better to be minimalistic and purchase things that are high quality and support companies that pour their hearts in creating good products. I want the skin care I use to be natural, cruelty free and vegan. I also choose organic when possible.
1. HYALURONIC SERUM
I was lucky to be given this little bottle of Evolve Hyaluronic Serum 200 from my lovely work mates when I left my previous job. This little bottle is crazy expensive for it's 50 ml - the price is little less than 40 euros. But, I do think I'll purchase it again as it lasts a long time because you don't use much of it.
You can apply this serum all around your neck and face, but I only use it around my eyes whenever I feel like the skin needs a little help. It's not like I'm afraid of getting wrinkles quite yet. I just like how this serum gives my skin a little boost and improves the skin tone.
What is hyaluronic acid? Hyaluronic acid is one of the best properties when it comes to hydrating your skin from the inside. It's one of the a vital natural substances that keeps our skin looking young. To give you a more detailed description this is how Evolve describes it: 'Hyaluronic acid helps to reduce wrinkles, making the skin look younger with an improved skin tone. We use lower molecular weight Hylauronic Acid which penetrated deeper and has more effective hydrating properties. It also increases the production of collagen'.
I also like that this Evolve's serum that I currently use has pomegranate extract in it. This is how they explain this extract on Evolve's website: 'Pomegranate extract is high in ellagic acid which helps to regulate cell turnover and strengthen the cell membrane therefore limiting water loss and free radical damage'. I feel like this is exactly what most peoples skin could do some extra help with.
2. Rosehip Oil
I like using my Rosehip Skin Treatment Oil by Flow Cosmetics whenever I get breakouts or dry spots on my skin. I simply apply a little bit of the rosehip oil every night on the pimple or the dry skin area until it has fully healed. Rosehip oil also supposed to be good for scars and sun burn, so if you feel like that's something you need help with get your hands on this oil.
As Flow Cosmetics puts it: 'Rosehip seed oil - antioxidant rich, lot of trans- retinoic acid, natural form of vitamin A as well as beneficial fatty acids that heals the skin. Rejuvenates the skin, promotes healing of damaged skin tissue, treat sunburn and scarring'.
I highly recommend finding an oil that comes with a pipet. This way it will be way easier to get out only a few drops without using excess product and you won't be making a mess in the bathroom.
3. Coconut Oil
The only moisturiser I occasionally use on my face is coconut oil. For people with oily skin it might be too heavy and oily, but for my skin type it works great as my skin easily gets dry. I also like using it as an make up remover if I feel like washing my face with water isn't enough.
Why is coconut oil good for the skin? I've read that it protects sunburn (SPF 4) and it can tackle fungal infections as well as work as an antibacterial shield on the skin. How cool! Coconut oil will also help your skin stay young and fight those wrinkles. It is also be hypoallergenic and a great option for people with sensitive skin. Coconut oil is as natural as a face moisturiser can get.
Just to put it out there, I haven't been paid or sent any of these products to promote them on my blog. I just simply love using these on my skin and I hope to inspire others to switch to a more natural life style. I promise your skin will feel so much better once it gets a break from all the nasty chemicals that can be found in many mainstream skin care products that are currently out on the market.
The skin is our largest organ and it absorbs whatever you put on it and whatever it absorbs could end up in your blood stream. That's just something I think everyone should keep in mind when choosing what skin care to use.