Hi guys – I have a guest post for you today! Zara Lewis has popped along to tell us how we can benefit from adopting an all natural beauty routine. Let me know if you try any of her ideas! – Katie.
Zara Lewis tells us how to create an all natural beauty regime
When you are used to a certain product, and you are satisfied with the results, you feel like there is no need to look further. You feel like this especially if you have sensitive skin or are allergic to certain ingredients which can commonly be found in beauty products. Experimenting with natural beauty products is not only fun, but also useful because you never know if something else will suit you more unless you try it. However, the best beauty products, by far, come from Mother Nature herself.
Best hair masks
It doesn’t matter if your hair is long or short, gray, dyed, or not – everyone wants their hair to be healthy and strong. Keeping hair strong means that it gets plenty of vitamins and oils, and the best natural ‘product’ for this is avocado, since it’s rich with vitamins B and E and moisturizes both the scalp and hair wonderfully. Make your own hair mask using a ripe avocado, 2 tablespoons of honey, and 2 of olive oil. Add a couple of drops of lavender essential oil for smell, apply to damp hair, and leave it on for about an hour. Rinse your hair thoroughly, shampoo and condition as you usually would and notice how soft and silky your hair is.
Store-bought pore cleansers can be expensive, but you can make your own at home using gelatin and milk [note from Katie Cupcake: of course avoid gelatin if you’re vegetarian or vegan]. Be careful when applying it, and especially when taking it off, since it can hurt a lot. If you have sensitive skin, you might want to steer clear of harsh cleansers and scrubs, and stick to soft sponge cloths instead. The Dermalogica sponge cloth* is made for people with delicate and sensitive skin, and you can easily wash it afterwards. If you understand what your skin needs, you will not have to deal with breakouts and clogged pores ever again.
Of course, we cannot make all our beauty products in our kitchen. Using store-bought ones is completely fine if you are sure they are safe, and by safe we mean paraben-free. Parabens are so common in beauty industry that you can hardly find a product that doesn’t contain it. They are everywhere, and you should read the labels carefully: shampoos, makeup, moisturizers, conditioners, and shaving gels all have them. It is understandable, though, since they are preservatives and are used to make the product last longer. However, there is a possibility that your endocrine system may be affected, since parabens mimic your body’s natural hormones.
Coconut oil truly is a miracle product: it’s a natural makeup remover, makes your hair less frizzy, and moisturizes your skin. It can work more slowly than regular creams and moisturizers, but it is much gentler and the effects last longer. Similar thing is with all natural products: they ‘take their time’, and you usually have to use them for a while before you notice the first improvements, but they are much gentler and more effective in the long run. So if at first you think that your old body moisturizer was better than regular coconut oil, have patience and see what your skin feels like after a couple of weeks.
Take good care of your body – you only have one! Don’t waste energy on being upset over small things, get enough sleep, stretch often, eat healthy, and listen to good music. Real beauty comes from within, and if you live a healthy lifestyle, and have a strong connection with nature, it will show and everyone will notice your happiness.
This post was written by the lovely Zara Lewis, a regular contributor at Highstylife.com. Zara is a full-time mom and admirer of beauty in all shapes.
Liked her post? Inspired to try and add some natural beauty into your routine? Let her know on Twitter at @ZaraELewis !Never miss another post from me! Click below to follow me on Bloglovin. If RSS or social media are more your style, check out my sidebar! Follow