After dragging my feet for a long time, I finally made the switch to 100% natural skincare products. The transition process was not easy (read what happened when I first gave up my synthetic moisturizer here), but I ended up finding some natural products that my skin loves and that are environmentally friendly in both their ingredients and their packaging.
- I start the morning by splashing lukewarm water on my face repeatedly until it feels awake, refreshed, and saturated with moisture. I pat my skin dry with a towel.
- Then I spray Herbfarmacy Rose & Echinacea Toner allover, which has a lovely cooling effect, not to mention a heavenly smell. I allow that to dry and soak into my pores as I’m brushing my teeth.
- Next, I apply Herbfarmacy’s Rose & Mallow Facial Oil all over, which I allow my dry skin to drink up as I’m getting dressed and making the bed.
- Finally, I liberally apply Herfarmacy’s Replenishing Face Cream, giving it a few minutes to soak in before applying eye makeup (these days I’m skipping face makeup altogether).
- If it’s a sunny day (which, in Northern England, is rare), I’ll apply Raw Elements SPF 30 sunscreen. It’s a completely natural formula with non-nano zinc oxide, and it’s gentle on my skin.
- I keep almond oil in an eyedropper bottle in my bathroom. I place a few drops on my fingertips and rub them into my eyes to dislodge eye makeup. I then wet a reusable facial cloth and wipe away the makeup.
- To wash my face, I splash it with lukewarm water about thirty times, until my skin feels supple and hydrated.
- For night time moisture, I apply PurePotions Skin Salvation (caveat - it comes in a plastic container) in a thick layer allover my face. This balm is incredibly calming and moisturizing and makes my skin look bright, even, and clear by morning.
- Once a week I apply Herbivore Botanicals Pink Clay Exfoliating Floral Mask. I tap a little powder into the lid and mix in just enough water to make a paste. I apply it in a generous layer all over my face and allow it to dry completely.
- To remove the mask, I wet a washcloth with warm water and lay it over my face for about 30 seconds. This helps to loosen up the dried mask and make it easier to gently wipe off. I rinse thoroughly with lukewarm water to finish.
These products may not be right for everyone, but they have done wonders on my dry, damaged, eczema prone skin, and helped it to heal after years of being ravaged by synthetics. What natural skincare products do you swear by? I’d love to know!