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4 Simple Steps for a Natural Skincare Routine

Natural skincare routines have become increasingly popular in recent years, as more and more people seek safer and more sustainable alternatives to traditional skincare products. 

Adopting a natural skincare routine presents many benefits such as using products free from harsh chemicals and synthetic ingredients, preserving the environment or avoiding animal cruelty.

Whether you’re dealing with acne, signs of aging, dryness, or sensitivity, this article will help you create the perfect natural skincare routine tailored to your skin specific needs.

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Common Skin Types

Diagnostic your skin specific needs – by Dr. Magovern

By diagnosing your skin’s specific needs, you can choose products and ingredients that will help address your concerns and improve the overall health and appearance of your skin.

  • Acne. Look for products that contain acne-fighting ingredients like hydroxy acids such as salicylic acid and glycolic acid, and benzoyl peroxide. These ingredients can help unclog pores and reduce inflammation.
  • Aging. If you’re concerned about signs of aging, ingredients like retinoids, antioxidants or vitamin C. Retinoids can help increase cell turnover and stimulate collagen production, while vitamin C can help brighten the skin and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
  • Oily. For oily skin, the best ingredients help regulate and remove excess oil. Try  astringents, niacinamide, or salicylic acid. Go for lightweight water-based options.
  • Dry. Ceramides, glycerin, hyaluronic acid, and botanical oils will hydrate and nourish the skin, improve skin barrier function, and prevent moisture loss. Pick oil-based options.
  • Sensitive. Choose products that are gentle and free from irritants. Look for hypoallergenic products and ingredients like aloe and oat to reduce inflammation and soothe the skin.
  • Black. Black and brown skins commonly experience hyperpigmentation or dark spots. Vitamin C can help brighten the skin and reduce the appearance of dark spots, while hydration boosters can help improve overall skin texture and tone.

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Natural skincare routine

Natural Skincare Routine Steps – Morning

By following these steps, you can create a natural skincare routine that will leave your skin looking and feeling healthy and radiant. Remember to choose products that are suited to your skin type and concerns, and always opt for natural, gentle ingredients that will nourish and protect your skin.

Day Routine: Cleanser, Toner & Serum, Moisturizer, Sunscreen.

  1. Face Cleanser | Clean your skin. To remove impurities and oil from the previous night, choose a natural face cleanser free from harsh chemicals, sulfates, and fragrances. Face cleansers can be water or oil-based, you should pick one fitting best your skin needs. Apply the cleanser to your face and massage it gently, then rinse with warm water.
  1. Serums and Toners | Elixirs saturated with active ingredients. Once your face is clean, apply serums or toners. These products are concentrated with powerful ingredients addressing specific skin concerns, such as fine lines, acne, rosacea, or dark spots. Apply the serum or toner to your face and neck, and allow it to absorb fully before moving on to the next step.
  1. Moisturizer | Hydrate and soften the skin. When your serum or toner is dry it’s time to moisturize your skin. Light lotions are best for oily skin and rich creams for dry skin. Apply the moisturizer to your face and neck, using gentle circular motions to massage it in.
  1. Sunscreen | Finally, don’t forget to protect your skin from the sun’s harmful rays. SPF 30 will be enough for most skin types. Apply the sunscreen in the morning and be sure to reapply throughout the day, especially if you are spending time outdoors.

Natural Skincare Routine Steps – Night

Night Routine: Makeup Remover, Cleanser, Toner & Serum, Moisturizer

  1. Makeup Remover | Start by removing makeup you wear during the day. Use a natural makeup remover that is gentle and effective at removing all traces of makeup. Some great options include coconut oil, almond oil, or micellar water. Apply the makeup remover to a cotton pad and gently wipe away any makeup, dirt, or oil from your face.
  1. Face Cleanser | Clean your skin. To remove impurities, pollution or oil, choose a natural face cleanser free from harsh chemicals, sulfates, and fragrances. Face cleansers can be water or oil-based, you should pick one fitting best your skin needs. Apply the cleanser to your face and massage it gently, then rinse with warm water.
  1. Serums and Toners | Elixirs saturated with active ingredients. Once your face is clean, apply serums or toners. These products are concentrated with powerful ingredients addressing specific skin concerns such as fine lines, acne, rosacea, or dark spots. Apply the serum or toner to your face and neck, and allow it to absorb fully before moving on to the next step.
  1. Moisturizer | Hydrate and soften the skin. When your serum or toner is dry it’s time to moisturize your skin. Light lotions are best for oily skin and rich creams for dry skin. Apply the moisturizer to your face and neck, using gentle circular motions to massage it in. Use a specific eye cream if needed.

How long does it take to get results?

If you have identified correctly your skin needs, expect to see some benefits within six to 12 weeks.

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