I’m a fan of creating and enjoying organic beauty tips for self-care, so I put together this guide. Learn these healthy beauty recipes.
You might know the adage, “What you wouldn’t eat, don’t put on your skin either.”
Thankfully more people are recognizing the health benefits of organic cosmetics. As a result methods of self-care have been becoming far healthier.
Lots of folks are understanding the dangers of parabens, formaldehyde, petroleum waxes, synthetic fragrances, and other common toxic chemicals found in beauty products – and their negative impact on well-being.
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With this in mind, I created this quick guide of the best ways to enjoy organic beauty tips for self care.
The cosmetic industry is responding to the demand with the rapid growth of industry and brands devoted to organic beauty and self-care products. It’s tapping into the ancient wisdom and knowledge of our ancestors on beauty and self-care routines that have survived and passed the test of time.
A search for ancient beauty tips across continents has revealed five best beauty tips for self-care you can make part of your self-care routine today:
One of the first beauty tips comes from India. Ayurveda, a more than 3,000-year-old holistic healing system, suggests exfoliating your body with sugar. You’re pretty safe to use it as a body scrub, but you may want to avoid exfoliating your face with sugar as it can irritate your skin and cause scratches, redness, and dryness. A regular sugar body scrub should leave you with smooth and less tired and dull-looking skin. But, more importantly, a regular body scrub routine stimulates blood circulation and encourages lymphatic drainage.
You can make a sugar scrub yourself, whether for your use or as a gift to your friends and family, as it’s so effortless to make. All you need is to mash together 1 cup of sugar, ½ cup of softened coconut oil, and optionally add 10-15 drops of essential oil you prefer.
Frankincense or olibanum is an aromatic resin from Boswellia trees found in North and western Africa, Oman, Yemen, and India. It’s often used in perfumes, but you can also reap some of its believed health benefits if you inhale it, steep into tea, absorb through the skin, or take as a supplement. Many have incorporated the sweet, woody scent of frankincense essential oils with lemon notes into their self-care routine, wherein they relax and rejuvenate. Scientists have backed up some claims and approved the use of frankincense because they found how, in some cases, frankincense may help:
Queen Cleopatra was famous for taking whole milk and honey baths to make sure she stays the most beautiful woman of her day and age. Today, you’ll find women across the world returning to this ancient skincare routine as a way to clean, moisturize, tone, and soothe their face skin. Your skin will thank you if you set aside an hour of your time to mix and apply this mask. What you’ll need are:
Once you have all the ingredients, proceed to the stove, heat milk, add honey, and remove from the stove. Mix until they merge well, and then add finely ground oats to the mixture. Mix again, and once cool to the touch, apply the mask to the face or body. Remove the mask with a damp and warm washcloth or hand towel after 10-20 minutes.
Many women, especially those in the Mediterranean, swear by olive oil, its rich nutrients, and qualities to keep the skin moisturized. Actress Sophia Loren is one famous proponent of including olive oil in your diet by having two tablespoons of olive oil daily in your food or drinking it. You can also have small amounts of olive oil rubbing into the skin for moisture and a glossy look a part of your skincare routine.
Aloe vera mask is among the most popular organic beauty tips out there today. It’s touted as a great conditioner, promoting hair growth, preventing scalp itching, and reducing dandruff. You can DIY this mask with:
Mix the ingredients and stir until they blend and form a smooth paste. Once the mask is ready, apply it to your hair with your fingers, starting from mid-shaft and working your way down to ends. When done, use a wide-toothed comb to comb your hair so the mask is spread evenly. Then you’ll want to place a shower cap or plastic wrap over your head and, after that, also wrap a warm towel. Leave-in the mask for 30-60 minutes, and, finally, wash the hair.
Rooibos tea is a gift from traditional South African medicine. Having a teacup is never a bad idea, especially if it can help benefit your skin and hair as much as rooibos tea. You’ll never want to skip a teacup once you know how rooibos has ingredients that help reduce wrinkles and increase healthy skin cell production. These ingredients you can’t typically find in food. Instead, you’ll find them in professional skin treatment peels.
If you care about your well-being you should incorporate as many organic elements to your self-care routine as possible. You want to avoid the toxic chemicals most beauty products are rife with and which can be detrimental to your health. It’s not any less important that by using sustainable organic cosmetics and self-care products, you’re also caring and looking after the health and well-being of the planet.