Natural Skin Care Tips

I naturally have sensitive skin and I discovered this while being a make up artist. My skin kept having terrible reactions to the make up that I was using and seems to continue to do so, no matter what I use. So a while back, I decided to focus more on natural skin care and less on make up.

I love to use essential oils for my skin. There are all different kinds that contain a variety of properties which are beneficial to your skin.

Lavender essential oil is virtually compatible with any skin type, which is why it is one of my favorites and so commonly used. Lavender is great for a daily skin care routine as it penetrates pores, killing bacteria and preventing future breakouts. It also works as a great skin toner!
Another great option is Tea Tree essential oil. The properties that Tea Tree oil contains help treat acne, tighten skin, and relieve eczema. Tea Tree oil has a variety of uses and can also be used as a natural make up remover.
Cypress essential oil naturally flushes out toxins from the body being that it contains antimicrobial properties, making it useful to efficiently disinfect skin and prevent acne.

*It is recommended that any essential oil be paired with a carrier oil to make its effects more gentle on your skin. Jojoba oil, Avocado oil, Coconut oil and Argan oil are a few options that are great to pair essential oils with for skin application.*

For soap bars and face wash, I love to make face washes out of the abovementioned essential oils or I go with an organic shea butter bar. These are my favorite because they last long and leave your skin moisturized and glowing. Nubian Heritage and Shea Moisture make phenomenal shea butter soap bars (and all different types of natural self care products) that I would, undoubtedly, recommend. African Black Soap works really well also and lasts long but I would recommend purchasing Shea Butter lotion along with it because it does dry out your skin. Apply a tiny amount of Shea Butter lotion after washing your face with African Black Soap goes a long way.

You can find all of these products at any WholeFoods Market or on Amazon! I personally prefer Amazon because of the low prices and convenience of home delivery.

Sensitive skin or not, all of the products listed are a great addition to your quality of living.