5 Natural Skincare Products
5 Natural Products to Add to Your Skincare Regime
During the colder months, it is particularly important to nourish and protect the skin by maintaining a good skincare routine. Unfortunately, many of the skincare products on the market today are packed full of synthetic and artificial chemicals that can at best, irritate the skin and at worst, lead to long term health issues.
Research carried out by skincare experts continues to suggest that natural and organic products are the best choice for our skin. Here are just a few inexpensive, household items that can be incorporated into your daily skincare routine.
Coconut oil has experienced a huge spike in popularity recently, with many consumers being drawn to its multiple health and beauty benefits. Packed full of healthy fats, antioxidants, and tissue-strengthening properties it is a great product to use on hair and skin for moisturizing and healing. Because of its nutritional value and immunity-boosting benefits, it can also improve your skin from the inside when digested – just like other healthy food products.
Sea salt contains natural minerals absorbed from sea water, such as calcium and sodium, which are also present in the skin cells. This makes it a great product for restoring the skin’s natural balance and clearing up breakouts that are usually caused by some sort of hormonal imbalance. The coarse nature of sea salt makes it ideal to use in a facial scrub which is designed to remove dead cells leaving the skin renewed and revitalized.
Chia seeds are a superfood with a wealth of nutritional benefits. But chia oil – rich in omega-3 fatty acids and antioxidants – is a great, emerging product for healthy skin. Not only is it extremely hydrating but it can strengthen the outer layer of the skin, known as the epidermis, which improves elasticity and makes skin look youthful for longer. It’s also great for tackling acne breakouts.
Another superfood that is growing in popularity, avocado is also useful for soothing and calming the skin. The high vitamin content and healthy fats within this fruit can ease sunburn and inflammation while simultaneously improving collagen production within the skin. Many organic face masks use avocado as a base ingredient for these reasons.
It might usually be found in a mug rather than a mask, but green tea has some amazing skincare benefits. This is mainly down to the high levels of polyphenols in green tea which battle the harmful free radical cells that can lead to the appearance of ageing. Consequently, green tea can reduce fine lines, age spots, wrinkles, and sagging.
Guest written for The Skiny by Jenny Holt, Freelance Writer