Taking care of your skin is important and making sure the products you are using on your skin are safe is equally important. Natural skincare products tend to be safer and better for us. Check out my natural skincare routine for some great, safe products. Because many of my favorite products are from Juice Beauty they’ve been kind enough to sponsor this post.
I was blessed with good genes as far as my skin goes. I never had to do much to keep it looking pretty good. Even as I’ve gotten older it hasn’t been showing many signs of aging.
However, over the last few years, I’ve started taking better care of it instead of just counting on my good genes. I want to hopefully slow down any aging, keep it clear, and also help with my occasionally dry skin.
When it comes to things I put on my body I want to be sure they have good ingredients. It’s amazing what is allowed in skincare products. Because of this, I have gone with natural skincare products.
We spring clean our homes but another thing we should spring clean is our skin care products. It’s a great time to get rid of expired products and give those ingredients a good look to see if we are using the best products.
Why You Should Choose Natural Skincare Products
Skincare products can contain some pretty scary ingredients. Many believe that if it’s being sold it must be safe but sadly that’s not true.
“With the exception of color additives and a few prohibited substances, cosmetics companies may use any ingredient or raw material in their products without government review or approval (FDA 2005). Whereas the European Union has banned more than 1,000 ingredients from use in cosmetics, the FDA has only prohibited the following (FDA 2000a): Bithionol, Chlorofluorocarbon propellants, Chloroform, Halogenated salicylanilides (di-, tri-, metabromsalan and tetrachlorosalicylanilide), Methylene chloride, Vinyl chloride, Zirconium-containing complexes, and Prohibited cattle materials (including material from non-ambulatory cattle, material from cattle not inspected and passed and mechanically separated beef).” – Skin Deep
Just because these products are used on our skin and not ingested doesn’t mean they aren’t ending up in our body and possibly doing harm.
You can be exposed to the ingredients from breathing in sprays and powders and swallowing the ingredients on your hands or lips. Other ingredients can cause harm just by penetrating our skin.
Ingredients like parabens that are often found in skin care products are endocrine disruptors and not something we want in our bodies. And that’s just one of many harmful ingredients found commonly in skin care products.
Looking for natural skincare products that list all of the ingredients and use safer ingredients is key.
My Natural Skincare Routine
I’m often asked to share my skincare routine and I thought that would be a great way to share some of my favorite natural skincare products with you.
Step 1- Remove Makeup
I use Pacifica Coconut Micellar Cleansing Water to remove my makeup. I put a little bit on two cotton pads and wipe it off. You don’t need to rinse it so it’s a really quick and easy step. I really like to remove my makeup before washing my face so that the fash wash is washing my face and not just removing my makeup.
Step 2- Cleanse
I use Juice Beauty Green Apple Gel Cleanser with warm water. I love this cleanser, it works well and smells great.
Step 3- Serums
I use a few things for this step. I use the Juice Beauty Stem Cellular Anti-Wrinkle Booster Serum all over my face, the Juice Beauty Stem Cellular Eye Treatment for around my eyes, and the Juice Beauty Green Apple Brightening Essence. The last one isn’t essential but it’s really great for evening skin tone and texture. I love it and a bottle lasts me awhile so I think it’s worth it.
Step 4- Moisturize
This step is very important for me since my skin can get pretty dry. I use a few different things for this. In the morning I use the Juice Beauty Age Defy Moisturizer before putting on my makeup. If I’m going to be in the sun a lot I will use the Stem Cellular CC Cream for added SPF. I have SPF in my foundation so I only use it if I feel like I need a bit extra.
At night I use the Juice Beauty Brightening Emulsion and then the Juice Beauty Stem Cellular Overnight Cream. This seems like a lot but this combo has been a lifesaver during the dry months. In the summer I just use the overnight cream. I also use the Juice Beauty Stem Cellular Lifting Neck Cream. Who wants a droopy neck?
I have tried most of the Juice Beauty products and love all of them. My husband even uses some of their products. They even have some great sets you can buy to try out different lines or to use for travel.
Save Money on Natural Skincare + Giveaway
Juice Beauty is offering a 20% off coupon to help you make the switch to natural skincare products in honor of Earth Day. Use the coupon code GoGreen18 for 20% at Juice Beauty. The coupon excludes already discounted items like kits and bundles and sale items. The coupon expires April 30th.
To help one of you, even more, Juice Beauty is offering a $100 gift code. This would be perfect for switching out your products to better ones.
Just follow the directions in the widget below to enter. Email me if you have any questions.