I’m thrilled to be writing this post in collaboration with the lovely Mikee and her blog Organicaholic, all about everything organic from lifestyle to food! Check out her post about organic hair care!
So, every woman knows how essential a good skincare routine is. A good routine can work wonders for your skin, keep it clear and smooth and protect it from aging early on. The ideal routine includes cleansing, exfoliating, toning and moisturizing. Unfortunately, so many steps requires many expensive products, and many of those products contain harsh chemicals or an unethical background. This is why I’ve created an extremely simple DIY version of the ideal skincare routine, using organic and inexpensive ingredients from my own kitchen!
Step 1: Cleansing + Exfoliating
Oil cleansing is extremely effective for dry and oily skin, because is better at removing oil. Makes sense, right? I like to combine cleansing and exfoliating into an oil based sugar scrub that leaves my skin feeling soft and fresh.
Here’s the recipe:
- Combine equal parts sugar with the oil of your choice. Jojoba oil, coconut oil, argan oil and olive oil are all great options. I prefer jojoba because it’s odorless and not too greasy.
- Add 1 tbsp of baking soda for cleansing properties
- 1 tbsp honey
- add a couple drops of any extra essential oils or scents. I like tea tree oil because it invigorates my skin and I enjoy the scent.
- Mix it all up!
- Massage onto your face using your fingertips. I love the feeling of doing it, it’s very therapeutic. And a skin care routine is a sacred ritual after all.
- Rinse it off, leaving your skin feeling soft and exfoliated!
Step 2: Toner
I prefer to use rosehip oil which you can choose to either purchase or do it yourself. Here’s a link to a great guide for making your own.
Gently press the toner onto your skin and leave it to dry. I usually focus on the browbone, cheekbones and eye area when applying it.
Step 3: Ice
Take an ice cube and gently rub it on your skin, closing up pores and sealing in the rosehip magic. The Broadway greats used to do it, so take it from them.
Step 4: Moisturize
There are a lot of natural, organic and inexpensive moisturizers that are cheap and easy to find. Here’s a list:
- Shea butter
- Coconut oil
- Cocoa butter
- Jojoba oil
- Argan oil
- Aloe vera
- Grapeseed oil
- Olive Oil
My preference is coconut oil, I end up going through jar every month!
Hope this was helpful! Now go get that glowing organic skin!