Chemicals. Compounds. Properties. They’re not just buzzwords used in science class. They’re what makes up the beauty products you use on your skin, day in and day out. But how often do you consider what ingredients are in the creams, oils and scrubs you use all over your body? No matter what your skin type or condition, natural ingredients are the safest and surest way to ensure you’re treating your skin in the best way possible. But with so many natural skincare products to choose from, how on earth do you make the transition? Fear not. We’ve put together this handy guide full of beauty tips to ease your transition to natural skincare products in 6 simple steps.
1. Decide what you need to replace
Throwing out your entire beauty cupboard isn’t an option when you make the decision to transition to natural skincare. So, start with the products that run out first and replace them as you go. Look for chemicals and harmful ingredients including parabens, mineral oils and silicones.
2. One natural product at a time
Your skin takes a while to adapt, so it’s best to make try one product at a time. Learn about the best natural ingredients for your skin type.
For example, cocoa seed butter is a great alternative to ensure soft, glowing skin. Look out for it in your moisturiser and scrubs. High in vitamin E, sweet almond oil and cocoa seed butter can be found in our Conditioning Body Scrub. Introduce it to your routine once per week to buff away dead skin cells and reveal the smooth, radiant skin beneath. It’s the sugary treat your skin needs! If you find this exfoliating replacement works for you, stick with it and move onto your next beauty swap.
3. Use samples and DIY recipes
Test out a range of different options and get handy in the kitchen by creating easy DIY recipes. Avocado masks are nourishing and full of vitamin E and fatty oils, which make skin look and feel healthier. It’ll inject the necessary skin-loving nutrients and moisture back into your skin.
Simply mash up one avocado and add a tablespoon of honey. If it works for you, switch to products that include vegan ingredients such as avocado oil for supple, smooth skin. Try our Verdure Nourishing Hand Cream for dry, chapped hands.
4. Embrace oils
Oils are moisture miracle workers. Add a drop of our Verdure Moisturising Oil to a bath and breathe in the refreshing aroma. It will ease muscle pains and aches, and moisturise your skin while you lie back and relax. Experiment with different essential oils to find the perfect bathroom blend for your very own at-home spa experience.
5. Take your time
The key to a successful skincare product swap is patience. Although you can expect some results overnight. Give your skin epidermis some time to renew itself – at least 28 to 30 days to see long-lasting results. It will be worth it, we promise. Happy, healthy skin awaits, inside and out.
6. Your skin type is key
Enjoy optimal results with the right combination of natural active ingredients for your skin. Different ingredients have different effects, so be sure you have a good understanding of your skin type before making the change. Swap out inactive ingredients with the goodness of the earth.
A cheat sheet to get you started
Silicones: Their silky feeling is very tempting. But they actually create a film that stops active ingredients from fully penetrating the skin.
Parabens: Commonly used as a preservative, parabens are inactive ingredients that have been linked to serious health conditions.
Mineral oils: Also known as paraffinum liquidum, this is a by-product of crude oil with no skincare benefits.
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