We're all looking to enhance our lives in some way. Skincare might be lower down on the priority list, but the products you use and put on your skin can have a massive impact on your physical and mental health - more so than you realise. Chemicals that are present and common in mainstream products can cause a whole heap of problems for our skin and the long-term health of our internal and external physical bodies. Not only can they can cause skin irritations that may lead to anxiety about our appearance, but these chemicals can have a huge negative impact on our internal systems as well.
Ditching the chemicals and making little adjustments to embrace natural skincare is the best way to accomplish skin bliss and enhance your internal wellbeing too. There are so many ways we can do this, so let's take a peek at just a few.
The most effective way to really take control of the products you use and to have natural skincare products is to make your own. This can sound daunting at first, but there are lots of resources out there to support your journey. For example, the School of Natural Skincare is a brilliant place to start. It has all the help you'll need as you take the giant leap into curating your own skincare products and routine.
If you're not ready to step into making your own skincare products, being decisive about where you buy yours from will make a huge difference. There are plenty of companies that have cottoned on to the fact that consumers are looking for a natural alternative. These companies are also making big strides to be more earth-friendly as well, so you can rest assured that you're helping the planet too!
If you've been here before, then you'll know that a better relationship with food encourages self-love and enhances all areas of your life. It can also improve your skin when you know what to look for. Take avocados for example, they're high in those heart-healthy monounsaturated fats and they also help to keep your skin flexible and moisturised. Nuts and seeds are also great skin boosters! Sunflower seeds for example, are an excellent source of Vitamin E, which is a natural antioxidant for the skin! There are so many examples of how the foods you eat can help improve your skin health. Get in contact with a nutrition professional, health coach or dermatologist to find out more! But essentially, get creative with the recipes you us and see the benefits for yourself!
Plants help to moisturise, heal and combat signs of ageing within our skin. Just like food, all you need to know is the best ones and how to get the best out of them. We all know Aloe Vera is excellent for soothing our skin and helping to moisturise it - After all, I'm sure you've heard it's great for post-sun burn! However, it can be found in so many products alongside those chemical 'nasties'. But you can use the gel found naturally inside the plant to get the same skin soothing results. That's just a drop in the ocean of what can be achieved with plants! Take the time to research all the other benefits and how to introduce them to your routine.
These are just a few options available, and are really small ways you can enhance your skincare to notice a difference within your body. With a little perseverance and an open mind, the world is your oyster. Taking the time to take charge of what you use on your skin and put inside your body is an important step to being kinder to yourself. Self-care is essential physically, emotionally and mentally. Start your self-care journey with a more natural and gentler approach to your skin.