Organic Skin Care

Skin Care

For those of us with sensitive skin, finding the right skincare can be a long and difficult process. However, we often forget that skincare products and their benefits are derived from natural ingredients. The benefits include soothing spots, reducing red patches, restoring moisture and many more.

There are many ways in which you can incorporate natural ingredients into your skincare routine. Here are our top five organic skincare tips.

5 Organic Skin Care Tips for Sensitive Skin

1. Soothe irritated skin with an oatmeal & honey facial mask

Honey

Oatmeal contains antioxidants which can help to soothe sore, irritated skin. Here are the directions for the mask:

  • Cook one serving of oatmeal, following the directions on the packet
  • Allow to cool slightly, then add two tablespoons of honey
  • Apply to the face
  • Leave on for 10 minutes
  • Rinse with warm water – use a flannel to help remove the oatmeal
  • Moisturise your face to lock in the moisture

2. Use tea tree extract on spots and blemishes

Tea tree extract has a variety of benefits, but it is best known for its antibacterial properties. It is cheap in comparison to most acne treatments and available at most pharmacies. Simply dip a cotton bud into the extract and apply directly to the spot. Repeat daily until the spot has healed.

3. Aloe vera gel makes the perfect moisturiser

Aloe Vera

An aloe vera plant is not only a bright addition to your home, but the gel inside the leaves also makes the perfect moisturiser. Here’s how to harvest your own moisturiser:

  • Cut off a leaf from your aloe vera plant
  • Wash the leaf thoroughly
  • Run a sharp knife through the length of the leaf to cut it open
  • Carefully remove the clear gel from the leaf
  • Store in a small airtight container and keep in the fridge for up to 10 days

4. Keep rose water in the fridge for a hydrating spray

Rose water is a great alternative to high street toners. It has strong anti-inflammatory properties and a variety of health benefits, such as reducing redness. Simply pour some rose water into a spray bottle and keep it in the fridge for a cooling toner – ideal for warm summer days.

5. Make an exfoliating scrub with olive oil and sugar

During the winter months, you may suffer from dry skin due to the cold weather. To exfoliate your skin and improve its appearance, you can make this DIY olive oil scrub.

  • Mix 1 tablespoon of olive oil with 3 tablespoons of sugar – adjust to your liking.
  • Apply the scrub to your skin and gently rub in circles.
  • Rinse off with warm water.
  • If your skin still feels oily, wash your face with a cleanser.
  • Apply moisturiser to lock in the benefits.

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