Concerened about the toxins and negative endocrine discrupting effects of many beauty items such as skin and hair care?
Anytime is a great time for a new natural beauty routine, especially when that routine may positively impact your hormone balance. This should include using natural ingredients, paying more attention to how you care for your skin and hair, and sticking to the routine on a daily basis. Here are some ideas for starting a brand new natural beauty routine that is more gentle and health-focused for your body:
Exfoliate Your Entire Body
Instead of just exfoliating your face, why not scrub your entire body? This is great to do as a new natural beauty routine, especially during the summer. It will leave all your skin feeling and looking refreshed, as well as being nice and soft.
To start with, you can use a body scrub of natural ingredients. Combine any type of sugar or salt with oil like olive oil or coconut oil, and add some essential oils. This is the easiest way to have a body exfoliator.
You can also start using a dry brush and buff the skin with it. Dry brushing has tons of health benefits.
TIP: Bruth upwards towards the heart!
Rinse Your Hair With Apple Cider Vinegar
For your hair care routine, now is the perfect time to try some new natural products. One great product to use on your hair is apple cider vinegar. This just provides a simple risk that will clean your hair and help to remove buildup or dandruff from your scalp.
It can also add some shine to your hair. Dilute the vinegar with the same amount of water, then add it to your hair, rinsing well in the shower.
If you want a better scent, try some essential oils.
TIP: When using essential oils be sure they are pure and of the highest quality vs. synthetic "knock offs".
Make a Yogurt and Oatmeal Mask
To start a new beauty routine, you don’t want to forget about your face. This is a good time to use a mask about once a week.
You can make your own with just oatmeal and plain yogurt, providing all you need to moisturize your skin. The oatmeal is also going to exfoliate it in a gentle way.
Mix these ingredients together and rub the mask on your face, letting it sit for about 10 minutes. Rinse it off with cool water.
TIP: Use organic natural raw oats and be generous on the coconut oil!