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While on my journey to rid harsh, toxic chemicals from my life, I switched to a more natural skincare routine. It has helped SO much! My skin doesn’t get dry, flaky, or irritated. My skin feels soft and moisturized, and it doesn’t clog my pores. I also don’t have to worry about all the toxic chemicals getting into my body and causing other health issues down the road.
This skincare routine helps me maintain my clear skin. If you want to read about how I cleared my acne for good, click here.
Now I will warn you, my skincare routine does include products with oil in them, however, they are natural, good for your skin kinds of oils. They aren’t processed, super clogging oils and in fact, the oils help break down hardened sebum in my pores and clear them out. I’ve been using this skincare routine for about a year now and my skin has never looked better! Keep reading if you want to know what I do to keep my skin clear and balanced.
Morning Non-Toxic Skincare Routine
To start off my skincare routine, every morning, I wash my face with the Nourish Organic Moisturizing Cream Face Cleanser*. There are literally no chemicals or toxic ingredients in this cleanser. It’s made with aloe which is very soothing and moisturizing, cucumber which is hydrating and soothing, watercress which has lots of antioxidants to protect the skin, and coconut oil which is very soothing and moisturizing. There’s also a bunch of other organic oils in it. It doesn’t clog my pores and my skin feels very moisturized without feeling oily. I highly recommend this cleanser if you have dry or sensitive skin!
The next step in my skincare routine is moisturizing with the Nourish Organic Ultra Hydrating Face Cream, Argan & Pomegranate*. I used to use the 100% Pure Red Wine Resveratrol Nourishing Cream which I really loved and I highly recommend if you can afford it! However, I can not afford to keep spending $46 on a little tube of moisturizer. So I switched to the Nourish Organic cream and haven’t turned back. It moisturizes really well and doesn’t leave my face feeling greasy. It’s USDA Organic and cruelty free. It’s wayyy more affordable at about than the 100% Pure cream. But most importantly, it doesn’t break me out at all! I seriously LOVE this moisturizer!
Evening Non-Toxic Skincare Routine
At night, I like to exfoliate my skin with the Alba Botanica Acnedote, Face & Body Scrub*. Exfoliating is such an important step in my skincare routine! It removes any flakes of dry skin and helps break down any gunk stuck in my pores. I exfoliate every night, but I know it irritates some people’s skin, so do what works for you. There is salicylic acid in it, but it doesn’t bother my skin. It really helps keep it clear and makes my skin feel really fresh and clean. Also, when I do have a breakout occasionally, this scrub helps clear it up within a day or two. The only thing about this scrub is there are a few ingredients I’m not crazy about. But the majority of the ingredients are good and it’s made without parabens, synthetic fragrance, and sodium lauryl sulfate which are ingredients I ALWAYS try to avoid.
Lastly, I moisturize with the Nourish Organic Ultra Hydrating Face Cream, Argan & Pomegranate again. This moisturizer just works really well for me.
Extra Skincare Steps (if needed)
If I have any breakouts, I like to spot treat them after I wash my face at night with a little bit of Tea Tree Oil. I like to use the Desert Essence Tea Tree Oil *. I just dip a q-tip in the bottle and dot a little bit on my pimples. It dries them right up! If you have super sensitive skin, I recommend diluting tea tree oil before applying it because it is VERY potent!
If my skin is feeling dry (which happens sometimes during the fall and winter months,) I like to moisturize before I go to bed with a little bit of Coconut Oil instead of the Nourish Organic cream. I buy the Whole Foods 365 brand of Organic Unrefined Coconut Oil. But any unrefined organic coconut oil* will be good and moisturizing. I just take a little pea sized amount and rub it on the palms of my hands and press it on my face. I also take a little bit around my eye area as an eye cream. Coconut oil is very soothing, moisturizing, and it has antibacterial properties. My skin always feels so soft the morning after I use coconut oil!
I hope you found my skincare routine helpful if you have acne prone skin, sensitive skin, or are just looking for good, affordable, non-toxic skincare products! Leave a comment below and let me know if you’ve tried any of these products, or let me know what your favorite chemical free skincare products are!