Adding Natural Ingredients to your Beauty Routine

I am going, to be honest with you – if I didn’t have brought Korean skincare routines to my life, I would be struggling with choices in beauty and skincare products.

I am not keen on changing products regularly, but if I had to, I would certainly go for natural ingredients. The truth is that we use soaps, creams, makeup, and beauty products without knowing that we are intoxicating ourselves.

The skin represents the largest organ in our body and, amazingly, 90% of what is placed on it is absorbed in just 26 seconds. Meaning – you need to be careful with what you put in your skin.

You probably heard somewhere that paraben – which are hormone disturbing chemicals (estrogenic) found in shampoos, moisturizers, conditioners, bases, baby lotion, etc. According to specialists, the substance triggers allergies, irritations, and skin problems. The accumulation of paraben in the body, according to studies, can generate diseases such as breast cancer, melanoma and affect fertility.

For this reason, we do need to avoid parabens, betting on natural ingredients as much as possible. Natural beauty is made without synthetic ingredients, but this does not always mean organic; look for natural and organic products if this is important to you.

The use of natural ingredients does not mean that they are either toxic or non-allergenic, even though they are promoted so most of the time. It all depends on your individual skin.

Clean beauty includes products derived from animals such as bee wax, shells, silk, with more and more brands betting on natural ingredients. But if you prefer, it’s also possible to blend them together.

Olive Oil

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It’s already known that applying olive oil to your hair is a technique that has been used for thousands of years. Who uses it, it’s always claiming that olive oil leaves the hair brighter, bulky, smoother, and stronger?

The truth is that benefits olive oil has as a hair moisturiser are numerous. Although there is not much scientific evidence about the specific use of olive oil in the hair, the regular application seems to bring an interesting moisturizing effect, resulting in healthier, stronger, and brighter hair.

In addition, it can act as a moisturizing conditioner or even be used as a finishing product for various types of hairstyles. The main benefits of using olive oil in the hair are described below.

This is partly due to the composition of olive oil, which presents chemical compounds such as oleic acid, palmitic acid, and squalene, which are emollient substances that promote hair security.

Green Tea

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It’s not by chance that green tea is one of the most popular natural ingredients when it comes to skincare.

Full of antioxidants and other nutrients important to the body, it is a great ally in fighting free radicals and producing collagen. Therefore, it can ensure a hydrated and luminous face, in addition to reducing puffiness and dark circles.

You can always opt-in to test a mask concentrated on green tea extract and hyaluronic acid. The result can be amazing!

Avocado

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You probably notice that avocado is one of the most versatile fruits. You can make practically everything with it. But if you want to do a soothing body massage, guess what?

Bet on the avocado! Beat the avocado in the blender with a pinch of honey – so that the cream is slightly softer. But watch out! It should be careful when using it on oily skins. You can use this mix in your body and face.

Honey

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Exfoliation is a great way to stimulate blood circulation in the body and renew the skin of the face. It’s no secret that some of the best ingredients for exfoliating are those in grains such as crystal sugar and crystallised honey.

Honey is one of the most powerful natural ingredients on earth. You can mix both or just use one of them with a small amount of your favourite moisturiser you get a quite effective formula. Apply the mixture by making circular movements and rinsing.

*This is a collaborative post. 

 

Simone Ribeiro
Hi! I'm Simone, a citizen of Britain, where I live for over a decade, and of Brazil, where I was born. Midlands Traveller is where I combine my passion for travelling, business and an Eco-friendly lifestyle.

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