For most women, skincare regimes are a part of everyday life. Looking after your skin can have positive effects on your health as well as your sense of confidence and wellbeing.
Following a regular skincare routine helps prevent wrinkles and other signs of aging and can also help reduce the damage caused by cosmetic and make-up products. Moreover, repeatedly scrubbing and brushing the face to remove make-up can cause skin blemishes and other irritations so you should always apply some form of moisturizer or other calming skincare products.
While there is a huge range of products available from the larger, more famous beauty product manufacturers, here are a few lesser-known treatments you might not have thought of trying:
Use a Hydrating Toner
Although toner is likely part of your daily make-up routine, using a hydrating toner can make a huge difference to your skin. Previously, toners were predominantly alcohol-based, which has a tremendously drying effect on the skin. However, there are now many equally effective alternatives sourced from more beneficial substances – for example, rosewater.
Rosewater toner will cool your skin, improve hydration and can also help reduce inflammation.
Try Natural Moisturizers
Oil-based moisturizers tend to leave a greasy, shiny film on the skin that can easily rub off onto clothes. More importantly, that shiny look appears completely un-natural anyway. Instead, try using a more environmentally-friendly, natural ingredient like aloe vera.
Aloe vera naturally unclogs pores and has multiple benefits, including softening and refreshing the skin. It can also be used to treat outbreaks of acne, small cuts or abrasions and sunburn.
Experiment with Natural Lip Balms
There are numerous alternatives to the common off-the-shelf lip balms you might find in pharmacies and at make-up counters. Shea butter, beeswax, argan oil, coconut oil and avocado oil all have proven qualities for moisturizing dry or cracked lips.
Indeed, some smaller independent companies have made products combining these substances for the ultimate natural remedy.
Think About Trying Hemp-Based Skincare Products
Unfortunately, hemp and CBD products still carry negative connotations associated with marijuana. However they have a proven track record when it comes to skincare, and should most definitely not be discounted from your routine. In fact, CBD is a naturally occurring substance and the human body already produces its own cannabinoids – very similar to CBD itself.
If you look online, you’ll find extensive information on the benefits of CBD on the skin – including the excellent Herbivore Emerald reviews that explain how the substance works alongside other naturally-occurring ingredients like meadowfoam seed oil, basil leaf extracts and borage seed oil.
Find a Better, More Natural Make-Up Remover
Most make-up removers contain high levels of alcohol which, while extremely effective at removing cosmetics, is most definitely not so good for your skin. Rather than buying standard make-up removal products, try experimenting with more natural, considerably less abrasive substances. For example, coconut, sweet almond, jojoba or olive oil are all effective at removing make-up – as are shea butter and witch hazel.
Even the soap you use can make a considerable difference to your skin. Try using goat milk soap for a gentler, softer clean.
Do you have any skincare secrets? Let us know in the comments below!