How To Start A Natural Skin Care Routine

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There are endless skin care brands and products to choose from nowadays. Almost every month, a new brand or line seems to be popping up. However, most of these are synthetic and, although they may have benefits for your skin, natural products

What Is A Natural Skin Care Routine

How does natural skin care really differ from skin care found in drugstores and department stores? Natural skin care products are primarily made with natural ingredients. Natural ingredients are those directly produced from nature as opposed to those produced in laboratories. These would be plant products with minimal processing, such as essential oils, carrier oils, aloe vera, and such.

Why You Should Use Natural Skin Care Products

Over the years, a lot of people are choosing natural skin care products. It is because they have become aware of the benefits of natural skin care products

They Are Safer

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Although synthetic skin care products go through numerous tests, there are some instances when the actual effects of certain ingredients do not emerge until later on. Examples of these are parabens, SLS, phthalates which were used in products for specific uses but were later on found to be quite dangerous to the health.

Skin care products that use only products from nature do not have such potential. So, by using natural skin care products, you can avoid such adverse health effects.

They Are Nutrient-Packed

In addition to not being harmful to the health, ingredients used in natural skin care products have been known and proven to contain nutrients that are good for your skin. Most of these ingredients offer multiple benefits for the skin. For examples, lavender essential oils have moisturizing effects, as well as anti-acne and healing properties.

Gentle On The Skin

People with sensitive skin often struggle to find synthetic skin care products that do not irritate their skin. Some people get full-blown allergic reactions due to synthetic skin care products. This is because synthetic ingredients can be harsh on the skin. In contrast, natural skin care products do not have the same effects.

They’re Better For The Environment

Just as some synthetic ingredients are sometimes found to have detrimental effects on human health, there is also a high possibility that these chemicals could have detrimental effects on the earth. These chemicals could seep into the soil when they’re thrown away, affecting the soil and its surroundings. Furthermore, some of the raw ingredients used for synthetic products are extracted through mining, a highly unsustainable practice.

In contrast, natural skin care products that use mostly raw plant products are a far more sustainable option. Of course, there is also a tendency for unsustainable practices but that could be prevented or fixed and avoided through ethical consumption.

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Products To Start A Natural Skin Care Routine

Don’t know where to start building a natural skincare routine? You can build a natural skin care routine with Utama Spice products.

Cleanser

No matter your skin type, you need a cleanser that will wash off dirt, grime, and make-up without stripping your skin of its natural oils. Many synthetic cleansers are too harsh on the skin, stripping it of its natural oils, and therefore causing dryness or premature aging. The Pore Cleansing Facial Wash with Clay, which doubles as a cleanser/facial mask, unclogs the pores of dirt and grime without damaging the skin’s natural protective layer.

Toner

Toner is used to prepare your skin for the skin care products it is supposed to absorb, namely the serums, treatment oils, and moisturizers. Toners clean the face of deep-seated dirt that the cleanser did not pick up, so your skin is cleaner. More than that, toners are also known to calm the skin, reduce pores, and add hydration. Our Witch Hazel astringent does all these and it also helps fight acne.

Topical Treatment

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Serums

Serums are highly concentrated products that usually target a specific skin concern, such as evening out the skin tone, reducing the appearance of dark spots, improving hydration, preventing signs of aging, and so on. Serums that are made in the laboratory can be too potent for some skins, especially sensitive skin. Meanwhile, serums made with natural products accomplish the same goals in a gentler way.

Try our Natural Face Serum, which hydrates and restores the skin’s health so it can be used as an alternative to moisturizers. If you have acne or acne-prone skin, check out the Acne Day Serum and Acne Night Serum.

Moisturizer

Moisturizers are important in any skin care routine. Moisturizers are usually thicker than serums as they mimic the body’s natural oils. These products are used to supplement or replenish hydration in the skin so that it stays soft, radiant, and healthy. Instead of lab-created moisturizers, you can use simple but effective oils as moisturizers, such as Argan oil, Tamanu oil, and virgin coconut oil.

Exfoliator

Exfoliation removes dead skin cells from the surface of the skin. This reveals live skin cells which are softer and smoother, as well as encourage skin regeneration. Choose from a selection of face masks that will gently exfoliate your skin: Temu-Temu Face Mask and Face and Body Clay.

Body Wash

We can’t talk about skin care without talking about the body. Like the skin on your face, the skin on your body can also get dried up from harsh chemicals. You can get a gentle, moisturizing body wash to clean your body with. Choose from Utama Spice’s selection of liquid soap.

Hair Oil Do not forget your hair and scalp! Your hair and scalp are also part of your body that are often exposed to the environment. Moreover, shampoos typically bought from drugstores are extremely drying, which is why natural shampoo and natural conditioner alternatives are better for your hair. If you want healthier, shinier hair, you should also use a hair oil.

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