Our skin. It’s often the bane of our lives. Breakouts. Greasy patches. Dry skin. Unwanted hair. The list is endless. I mean, that’s not even a complete list of reasons why we are so hard on our skin. Everyone has their own problems with their skin. It’s how you deal with it that counts. When it comes to skincare, it is best to keep it simple. If you start overloading your skin with lotions and potions, well, in short, it’s going to make the problem a whole lot worse.
Cleanse, tone, moisturize
When I said taking it back to basics, I wasn’t lying. Most people moan about their skin yet don’t even follow this simple advice. What’s worse is we are all guilty of not sticking to it.
When it comes to cleansing, if you have sensitive skin don’t use a harsh product; opt for something gentle, like a foaming wash. On the flipside, if you suffer from dry skin (like me), a scrub is your perfect shower companion for silky smooth skin. Of course, it’s not just your facial routine you need to bear in mind; the rest of your skin needs love too. Use shower butter, scrubs and foaming washes to ensure that your skin is getting the love that it deserves.
Once you have cleansed the skin, it’s time to tone. Use a body oil to tone and moisturize in one go. Coconut oil is a perfect ingredient in the kitchen but did you know it’s a great natural oil to remove dirt from your skin to leave it with a gorgeous glow!
Keep it natural
Natural products are the best kinds to use so that your skin doesn’t get clogged up. Natural oils are a beauty cupboard staple. Nut oils, in particular, are perfect for both hair and body – and they’re inexpensive too. Flower oils, such as rose and lavender, are ideal for your facial routine as they are delicate. You won’t irritate the fine skin around the eyes, thus preventing further damage. What’s more, rose oil, in particular, is a natural anti-inflammatory so if you’re prone to breakouts this type of oil will calm and soothe. Remember that oil doesn’t suit everyone, you will have try different products before you discover your go-to. For more on natural and cruelty free beauty follow my friend and fellow blogger, Megan over on carriedbyfoxes.com – she’s been teaching me lots of new exciting things!
Defuzz, the easy way
Hair removal is often a problem for our skin. With so many options out there it can be hard to decide. There’s shaving, waxing and laser hair removal . Defuzzing has got to be the worst part about being a woman. But, hair removal doesn’t have to be a problem. Always remember to use light and gentle creams after removing hair to ensure the skin is calm. Angry, red skin is never a good look.
What simple skincare suggestions do you have? I’d love to hear about them.