19 June 2017

My all-natural skincare routine

Not to brag or anything, but I'm writing this post with skin that's in the best condition it's ever been in. I'm actually glowing. I thought that such radiance was a myth but it turns out that I just needed to get into my skincare groove. And now that I've found products that really do get the job done, you best believe that I'm sticking with them.

If there's one thing I've learned in the past few years about my skin it's that it reacts extremely well to completely natural products. Obviously that doesn't mean that's the case for everybody, but I'm pretty bloody happy they I've been able to ditch my monthly trips to Boots. As well as being a lot nicer on my wallet in the long run (simply because most of the products I use last absolutely ages), since the majority of my skincare routine is comprised of individual ingredients it's reassuring to know that I'm not contributing to animal cruelty. Yay for 2017, the year of being a more conscious consumer!

So, if you're on a journey away from complicated skincare or a journey towards cruelty-free living, here is my completely natural skincare regime that works like absolute magic for me.


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Morning

I try to keep my morning skincare as simple as possible as I've found that using too many products can iritate my skin. I've completely cut out using a cleanser when I wake up and instead opt for washing my face with a wet conjac sponge. These little beauties gently but effectively exfoliate the skin, disloging dirt and oil and helping to minimise black heads.

I follow that up with Witch Hazel as an extremely gentle toner that is known to fight acne, without drying out the skin, which is one of the major problems I have with drugstore products. To use it I simply put a small amount on a cotton round and rub it all on my face, particularaly focusing on spot-prone areas like my cheeks and nose.

Finally, I use Aloe Vera Gel as my morning moisturiser. Not only does it keep my skin smooth, but it has skin healing properties making it particularaly great in summer or times of high sun exposure. Gotta keep those sun spots at bay, ammirite? Although I don't find it as nourishing as oil based moisturisers, it sinks straight in the skin meaning that I can get on with my day right away.

Evening 

In the evening I use my absolute holy grail Lush product, Ultrabland. It's a super simple formula mainly consiting of almond oil, beeswax and rose water that is gentle but incredible at getting rid of daily dirty and makeup. I've been using it for years and honestly can't see that changing any time soon.

I then tone again with Witch Hazel because why fix something that ain't broken? For my evening moisturiser however I go for something a bit heavier: Avocado Oil. Granted, it doesn't have the best smell but my god does it leave my skin smooth. I sometime switch it out for coconut oil but I find that it takes a lot longer to sink in and so I have to put a towel on my pillow before bed if I do.

Spot Treatments

This one is pretty simple: Tea tree oil on a cotton bud. It is magic.

Bi-weekly Treatments 

Twice a week I also pamper my skin a bit more with a face mask. First off I exfoliate using Ocean Salt by Lush, which is a coarse scrub that buffs away any dry skin that has accumulated. Then I use my new-found love of Aztec Healing clay mixed with apple cider vinegar. This concoction prevents and heals acne, as well as drawing blood flow to the T-Zone and cheeks to invigorate your face.

And there we have it. The skincare regime that is actually more like a masterpiece and has given me the clearest and smoothest face I've ever had. Except maybe when I was fresh out of the womb!


8 comments:

  1. This is amazing Bethany, thanks so much for your tips! I definitely like the idea of a more natural and simple skincare routine! And have been on the hunt for a new good moisturiser so this Aloe Vera one sounds great - especially for these sunny days we seem to be blessed with!

    I'm a big fan of Lush and love all their products, particularly the body bars and the classic Mask of Magnaminty! I also swear by tea tree oil for pretty much anything! My mum makes a lavender and tea tree oil concoction and it's so great for spots as well as any cuts or anything!

    JosieVictoriaa // Fashion, Travel & Lifestyle

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    1. You're so welcome, Josie! I would definitely recommend the aloe vera so please let me know if you give it a try!

      I loooove the sound of tea tree mixed with lavender. I think I'm going to have to take inspiration from your mum with that one! xx

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  2. This sounds amazing, definitely need to get on that witch hazel bandwagon!

    Marbl☾☽Moon

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    1. Honestly, you should join the gang! haha.

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  3. I need to jump on this skincare regime because your skin always looks so flawless so you're doing something right! I love the smell of Aloe Vera so I definitely need to start experimenting with it!
    Jen, Velvet Spring x

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    1. JENNIFER. You're way too good to me! Thank you! Aloe vera is a really great place to start with natural skincare, I think. Such a great all-rounder. x

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  4. Aztec healing clay is my holy grail as well as anything from Lush! I am definitely going to take the jump to witch hazel and I can't wait to try those sponges! Thank youuuuu xX

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  5. the sponges look amazing! deffo need to try some of those.

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