My All Natural Skin Care Routine [Plus a DIY Recipe]

Posted December 13, 2017 by Thirty-Something Angie in Clean Living / 0 Comments

Looking to ditch and switch your beauty products for healthier skin? Today, I’m sharing my all natural skin care routine, and I’m even including a DIY facewash recipe for you!

As ya’ll know, over the last few months, I’ve made detoxifying my home a top priority.  We were already living a pretty natural lifestyle compared to most, but I’ve been on a mission to eliminate those last few toxic products from our home.

Recently, my focus has been on natural skincare.  I’ve always had red acne prone skin, so changing my routine was a really big deal. What if it got worse? {Spoiler alert: it didn’t!}

My New All Natural Skincare Routine

This change has been in the works for several months.  Like many other things, swapping out every product you use can be pricy and overwhelming.  Many of the products I’m using came from Young Living, so I was luckily able to try them with my rewards points. The rest are pretty affordable, or DIYs, so it was a nice balance.

Looking to ditch and switch your beauty products for healthier skin? Today, I'm sharing my all natural skin care routine, and I'm even including a DIY facewash recipe for you!

The products I’m currently using:

  • Young Living’s Art line (facewash, toner, and moisturizer)
  • DIY makeup removing pads
  • DIY oil cleansing facewash (recipe below)
  • DIY charcoal facemask (recipe)
  • Savvy Minerals Makeup
  • Frankincense, Lavender, & Manuka essential oils

Now, I know you weren’t coming for makeup tips, and that’s not what this post is about.  I will tell you, though, that making the switch to a truly clean makeup brand has done wonders for my skin.

Yes, I’m cleaning my face with oils.

I know it sounds crazy to clean the oil off your face with oils, but if you stop and think about it, it makes so much sense. When you use harsh soaps and detergents, you strip your skin of its natural oils.  Then, it gets thirsty and throws your oil production into overdrive.  This causes oily skin, which you combat with even more harsh soaps and detergents, which just continues the cycle.

After several months of testing this out, I can say that my skin is clearer, brighter, and so much healthier.  Ya’ll.  I’ve even been known to go out in public without makeup on, on purpose. It’s been quite awhile since I was comfortable enough to do that!

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My daily all natural skin care routine.

Looking to ditch and switch your beauty products for healthier skin? Today, I'm sharing my all natural skin care routine, and I'm even including a DIY facewash recipe for you!

I listed a lot of product up there, and I don’t want you thinking I’m high maintenance.  I’m actually really low maintenance.  In fact, I have so many products because I use them depending on my mood.

My typical routine goes like this:

In the evenings, I wash my face using my DIY oil cleaner and exfoliator (recipe below).  That’s typically all I need, because it doesn’t dry out my face, so I can go straight to bed after I use that.  On nights that I’m feeling super lazy, I use a DIY makeup remover pad just so I can go to bed without makeup on my face.

In the morning, I use the ART toner and moisturizer before applying my makeup.

This all natural skin care routine gives me the perfect balance and has kept my face amazingly clear for the last several months.  I have to say, the most revolutionary part of this system was to incorporate oil cleansing.  I was so nervous, but it’s been the best choice I could have made.  It’s so easy and cheap, too, so you can try it for a few days without much consequence!

How to Make an Oil Based Facial Cleanser

First things first: Plant Therapy essential oils are my new go-to brand for essential oils. I used to be with Young Living, but just couldn’t deal with the prices and structure of the business anymore. I did a lot of research and talked to a lot of other essential oil lovers, and ended up finding Plant Therapy. Their missions is to have the greatest impact on as many people as possible by offering high quality essential oils along with proper education to their customers. They have on-staff aromatherapists, an extensive Kid Safe line, and product testing available right on their website for everyoneto see. Plus, you don’t have to sign up for a membership to save. If you want to give them a try you can get $5 off your purchase of $50, plus FREE SHIPPING! Just use Code “5OFF” to save.

This is the simplest cleanser, ever.  You only need a few ingredients to get started, and there’s a chance you even have them in your pantry already.

All you need is:

  • 1 part unrefined coconut oil
  • 1 part baking soda
  • Essential Oils- I recommend Frankincense or Lavender to start with
  • 1 glass container

To make this, you simply mix the coconut oil and baking soda and add a few drops of oil to your mixture. Be sure to use a glass container, which you should be doing any time you make or store products with pure essential oils!

Not sure what “part” means? All it means is that you will have equal parts oil to baking soda.  That might only be 1 tablespoon of each as you try out the recipe, and when you want to make a larger batch, it could be 1/4 or even 1/2 cup of each.

Looking to ditch and switch your beauty products for healthier skin? Today, I'm sharing my all natural skin care routine, and I'm even including a DIY facewash recipe for you!

To use your new cleaner:

In the shower or bath, simply apply the cleanser generously to your face and massage like you would with any facewash.  It won’t suds, and it’ll feel pretty oily, but give it a try.  Wipe it off with a wet washcloth and pat dry with a towel.  Once your face is dry, you’ll notice that it feels smooth and clean.  I personally don’t even feel the need to add any moisturizer to my face after using this, but if you do, you can use the ART gentle moisturizer to finish it off!

If you’re looking for a new all natural skin care routine that will leave your face clear, bright, and healthy, I highly recommend that you start cleaning your face with oils. The coconut oil repleneshes moisture, the baking soda gently exfoliates and cleanses, and the essential oils are amazing for skin health!

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