Achieving Healthy, Radiant Skin with Natural Skincare: The Complete Guide
In today's world of pollution, UV radiation and harsh weather, many people are searching for gentle, natural ways to care for their skin and achieve a healthy glow. The growing field of natural skincare offers organic, vegan and cruelty-free products that rely on the power of plant-based ingredients. Let's explore the origins, science and future trends shaping natural skincare.
The History of Natural Skincare
Natural skincare has ancient roots. Our ancestors used olive oil, aloe vera, honey and other botanicals for skincare. Today, we combine ancestral wisdom with modern research to formulate effective skincare products to achieve time-tested results.
While natural skincare is on the rise, it has ancient origins across cultures. Today’s natural skincare revisits these ancestral botanical remedies with modern innovations in quality, safety and performance. The future will likely hold even more plant-based biotechnology advances.
Many of the key skincare ingredients come from plants. Aloe vera is renowned for its soothing and anti-inflammatory properties1. Tea tree oil is antimicrobial2, making it ideal for problem skin. Shea butter provides deep hydration for dry, mature skin. Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant that protects skin from environmental damage3. Hyaluronic acid effectively hydrates skin by holding up to 1000 times its weight in water.
How Does Climate Affect Skincare?
Climate plays a significant role in impacting skin. Dry climates cause dehydration, making hydrating products with ingredients like aloe vera and hyaluronic acid ideal. Cold, dry air calls for rich moisturizers with shea butter and jojoba oil. Humid weather can increase oil production and worsen acne breakouts. Lightweight products with green tea, witch hazel and tea tree oil can help oily skin in humid climates. And remember, diligent sun protection is crucial in hot climates, as is controlling shine with lightweight products. Consistently using sunscreen can go a long way in preserving your skin.
With Thanksgiving coming up, we bet you have some travel plans lined up. Even when you are flying to visit friends and loved ones, or going to an exotic locale, travel can be stressful. The homeostasis of your body might be upset by the changes due to traveling, especially for your skin. A zillion ideas cross your mind as you prepare to depart, from not forgetting anything, gathering your stuff, to packing it so that it all fits. You probably don't think about your skin too much, but you don’t need to.
You shouldn't need to spend a lot of time and effort on your travel skincare routine. Here are some of our top tips and products for keeping your skin intact even while traveling!
Keep Your Favorite Facial Cleanser Close
When you are travelling, serums are not as necessary as a face cleanser. A daily cleanser ensures that your skin is free of pollutants, grime, and dirt at the end of the day. No matter where you are, dirty skin is never acceptable! If you are looking for one of the top facial cleansers that is easy to transport, consider our Antioxidant Facial Cleaner.
Don’t Forget Your Moisturizer!
The overall health of your skin is helped by using a decent moisturizing cream or lotion. It maintains your skin's moisture levels, preventing breakouts and other skin problems brought on by dryness.
Prior to boarding your aircraft, don't forget to moisturize your skin. Most airplane cabins are at about 20 percent humidity and often as low as 10 percent, which is drier than the Sahara Desert. The side effects of dehydration include itchy skin, not to mention headaches and muscle cramps. It can even make people think they are hungry when they are just thirsty.4 Needless to say, the dry air in airplanes can harm your skin. If you are looking for the perfect pocket-sized moisturizer to use before getting on the plane, then you will love our travel size Miracle Aloe Cream.
It also goes without saying that drinking plenty of water just before and during a flight makes good sense, keeping you hydrated from the inside out.
Bring a Good Eye Cream
Always keep a quality under-eye cream such as our Hydrating Eye Cream on hand if you frequently battle puffy eyes or wrinkles. Sometimes travel can even create eye puffiness which makes this even more important. To combat this, you can also wrap crushed ice in a washcloth and gently place it on your eyes. This will instantly feel refreshing to your eyes.
Washing Your Face Twice a Day
Yes, two times a day. To some that may feel excessive, we know. However, this is a standard habit that you should begin as soon as possible. After a long day, it is important to take off all of your makeup to keep your bed clear and free from the dirt and grime that builds up on your skin.
Washing your face at night is a game changer. Even though many people only wash their faces in the morning, those times before bed can give your skin a revitalized look. For gentle cleansing try our Antioxidant Cleanser and use twice daily. Consider investing in an exfoliating cleanser such as the Hydrating Exfoliating Cleanser from Deluvia to use once a week to exfoliate for a clean and refreshed look to your skin.
Use a Gentle Glycolic Cream at Night
Over time, this can really benefit your skin by evening out your skin tone, exfoliate dead skin cells and rehydrate your skin. It can help to diminish the look of fine lines and wrinkles for healthy-looking skin. You should try Deluvia's HydraSkin Turbo Crème to give your skin a boost.
Carry Facial Wipes
In a pinch, pre-moistened face wipes or makeup removal towelettes are your second choice if you don't want to travel with a facial cleanser or want to avoid the one the hotel provides. Bring them along in a zip lock bag. You can use them everywhere, whether you're flying, taking public transportation, driving, relaxing on the beach, or staying in a hotel room.
Best of all, we have what you need in our Travel Kit to easily have everything for your next trip. This makes it easy for you, and your skin is sure to thank you. If your skin has felt the harsh repercussions of traveling in the past, no need to worry on your next trip.
How Can I Choose the Right Skincare Products?
Read labels closely, looking for short ingredient lists without allergens. Seek products that use clean and if possible, organic ingredients, cruelty-free or fair trade. Most importantly, know your skin type and needs. Oily skin wants oil-free, non-comedogenic formulas. Dry, mature skin benefits from rich moisturizers. Find products tailored for you.
Caring for your skin works best as part of an overall wellness routine including nutrition, exercise, sleep and stress relief. A soothing skincare ritual also relieves stress. When done thoughtfully, skincare nurtures body and mind holistically. Natural products use gentle, tried-and-true botanicals to nourish skin holistically. Though results take time, they are longer-lasting without redness or reactions.
Stress exacerbates skin issues like acne, sensitivity and premature aging. Stress management through yoga, meditation and self-care limits cortisol. A relaxing skincare routine also calms the mind-skin connection.
Sensitive skin needs gentle botanical cleansers and moisturizers free of irritants. Soothing natural ingredients like oats, chamomile and aloe prevent redness or discomfort in sensitive skin. Always patch test new products. Sensitive skin thrives with hypoallergenic, fragrance-free options.
And if you are on a budget? With careful selection, skincare doesn't have to be expensive. Many affordable brands use top-notch botanical ingredients. In a pinch, you can also DIY some skincare items using kitchen ingredients like honey, yogurt, avocados and more. Focus on quality, not cost.
Different ethnicities have varied skincare needs. Darker skin tones are prone to hyperpigmentation but less susceptible to sun damage. Look for skincare brands that offer products catering to diverse skin tones and types.
And what about for teens? Hormonal changes make teen skin acne prone. Starting a gentle natural routine with ingredients like tea tree oil and aloe vera can help care for teen skin without harsh chemicals. Our Dead Sea Mud Mask is also a great way to exfoliate and clean pores of oil and dirt.
What Other Factors Affect Your Skin?
Let’s start with what you put in your body. Diet significantly impacts skin health. Eating antioxidant-rich fruits, vegetables, lean proteins and healthy fats supports vibrant skin. Staying hydrated is equally important so drink plenty of water to hydrate from the inside out. Meanwhile, sugary and fatty foods can spur inflammation and skin issues. A healthy diet complements your skincare routine.
Adequate sleep allows our body to regenerate skin cells overnight. Your skin is best able to repair and regenerate itself while you sleep.5 Lack of sleep leads to dullness, dark circles and increased signs of aging over time. Quality sleep is essential for healthy, radiant skin. Make sleep a priority in your wellness routine.
Exercise improves blood flow and nutrient delivery to skin cells while flushing away impurities. An active lifestyle lays the foundation for healthy success.
Another factor that impacts your skin is environmental pollution which can generate free radicals that prematurely age skin. Antioxidant-rich skincare made with ingredients like green tea, Vitamin C and niacinamide helps counteract pollution damage and protect skin long-term.
Make no mistake, your lifestyle habits significantly impact your complexion.
Don’t Forget About Body Care Products
High-quality natural skincare shouldn’t stop at your face. Natural cleansers, lotions and oils keep the rest of your body’s skin healthy too. Focus on frequently dry areas like hands, knees, elbows and feet.
The Future of Skincare
The skincare industry continues to grow and evolve. Consumers can expect more personalized products catered to individual needs. Probiotics and prebiotics will play a bigger role in balancing the skin microbiome. Sustainable packaging and zero-waste production will be emphasized. Plant stem cell technology may enable new anti-aging skincare innovations. Overall, consumers want high-quality, ethically-sourced natural skincare products and future trends will move in this direction.
More and more, the skincare industry is harnessing the power of plants and botanicals. Plants offer countless ingredients that benefit skin. Aloe calms and soothes, rosehip can combat aging, tea tree can calm acne. Discover all the ways fruits, flowers, seeds, and herbs can enhance your natural skincare routine.
Your natural skincare journey should be personalized for your unique skin. Be patient, consistent and attentive to your skin’s needs. With proven botanical ingredients and a holistic lifestyle, your healthiest, most radiant glow can shine through.
(1) Article: Penn Medicine: Aloe Vera: Not Just for Sunburns
(2) Article: Medical News Today: Benefits of Tea Tree Oil.
(3) Article: Oregon State University: Vitamin C and Skin Health
(4) Article: Drier than the Desert.
(5) Article: The Science of Sleep.