What is an Easy Natural Skincare Routine that Works - Canadian Natural Body Care
Are you ready to switch your skincare to one with only natural and organic ingredients? Is it the beginning of a New Year or the start of a new chapter of your life? Maybe you have come to a place where you just need a healthy change in your life. Regardless, you are here and that is awesome!
I remember when I made the decision to GoNatural. It was daunting. I spent hours doing research and reading labels. My advice is this, don't try and change too many things at once. As the old proverb says, "slow and steady wins the race".
So you have made the decision but where do you start? Here are your first super easy steps to a natural skincare routine that works.
Where do I start?
Get rid of the toxic products that stay on your skin the longest. Your skin is the largest organ of your body and absorbs many of the ingredients you put on it. The average person puts more than 5 products on their body. Count it out: soap, shampoo, conditioner, face serum, face cream, body lotion, toothpaste, deodorant; the list goes on.
Your Non-toxic Personal Care Starter Kit
Why should you use a natural deodorant? The most important reason is you don't want any of the toxic chemicals that can be in mainstream deodorants to leach into you. Many of those chemicals are linked to illnesses. Remember that your underarms are right where your lymph nodes are. And, lymph nodes are the beginning of a highway where the ingredients in your deodorant start their journey into your body.
Finally, there are natural deodorants that help keep odour at bay. One thing though, they won't stop you from perspiring because they don't have the bad ingredients like aluminum. You may have to try a few different natural deodorants to find the one that works for you. Why is that? Everyone's body chemistry is different and different products work for different chemistries.
One of the most effective ingredients to help keep the stink away is baking soda. Some people are sensitive to it. No worries. Other ingredients can help keep you smelling fresh such as arrowroot powder, clay.
Ingredients like aloe, coconut oil and essential oils like tea tree oil are antibacterial and help fight odor. Other essential oils also have antibacterial qualities and fresh scents.
Here are my favourite Canadian Natural Deodorants
Penny Lane Organics Penny Lane deodorants are made with simplest possible ingredients, all of which are 100% natural and are made in small batches so they're always fresh. Penny Lane believes that you should not put anything ON your body that you would not put IN your body. They have also come out with a cream deodorant that my husband says works to keep his stink away.
Clean Kiss Organics Natural Deodorant is made with only natural, 100% clean ingredients. These deodorants contain coconut oil, shea butter and tea tree, for their antibacterial properties. Essential oils are added to invigorate your senses. The ingredients are all natural, and GMO-free. It eliminates bacteria that cause underarm odour and keeps you smelling fresh all day long!
This natural deodorant will help keep you smelling clean and fresh under even extreme circumstances. The essential oils will eliminate the bacteria-causing odour that will invigorate your senses with natural essential oils. Hot yoga & extreme heat-tested and proven to work. Great for men and women, tweens and teens!
I also want to give a shout out to Green Beaver. They are an amazing Canadian company that have created natural products for all your body parts.
Great Canadian Natural Antiaging Face Cream
Your face may only be a small part of your body, but if you are anything like me, it is one part of my body that I do not and should not neglect. Unfortunately, the rest of my body may go to the wayside. Although, I am getting much better now that I have found body creams that I love. I'll get to that later.
All of the Anti-aging Face Moisturizer that are listed here do not contain parabens, synthetic fragrances, endocrine disruptors, carcinogens, GMOs, or any toxic chemical of any kind.
Viva skin Natural Skin Care products have a great price point and awesome natural anti-aging ingredients. There are not a lot of choices to confuse you.
If you want to try a variety of products that you may eventually add to your skincare regime, a great choice for a natural anti-aging face cream is Helena Lane Organic Skin Care. She offers starter kits to get you going on your GoNatural Journey. Helena Lane Organic Skincare products use only unprocessed, unrefined, and certified organic plant-based ingredients that are rich in nutrients for your skin. Choose from a Balancing Skincare Kit, a Calming Skincare Kit or a Nourishing Skincare Kit.
Simple choices that make it easy to stick your toe in the water!
If you want to learn more about anti-aging skin care, learn how facial serums and facial oils are healthy skincare powerhouses!
Awesome Canadian Body Creams for Healthy Skin
Onto the largest organ of our body, our skin. I already told you I tend to neglect this part of me unless it sees the light of day. You know; legs and arms in the summer time. But wait, really?! My skin is dry all year round and has been neglected. I have had dry skin for what seems like forever. Well, I have finally found a few body moisturizers that I love. They don't irritate my skin and leave my skin feeling hydrated and smooth.
Hadaka Oil of Marula is a cold-pressed virgin African Oil. It is deeply hydrating and helps heal, repair and moisturize dry skin, sunburn, eczema and calm redness. It comes Unscented or Citrus Scented. The scented Butterful has a light grapefruity/citrus scent. I keep a small jar of the unscented on the side table in the living room so I can cream up my dry hands while I watch TV. I can use the unscented cream even if my hands are cracked without irritation. Now I actually use my creams. I can also treat any other part of my body that is sticking out while I watch TV. It has really made a difference. If I am feeling particularly generous with myself, I layer Hadaka WONDER Luxe Body Oil Marula and Camellia. It is a special treat to seal in moisture and leave me feeling lightly heavenly scented. We all deserve a little self-love sometimes, don't we?
If I am in the mood for some decadent scents, my go-to is basd body lotions.
basd Body Lotion is organic, plant-based body care that smells good and is good for you. Nothing to hide here. These body lotions are full of organic ingredients that feed your skin. Their organic moisturizers are made with aloe vera juice, sunflower oil, shea butter, coconut oil, cocoa butter. Cocoa butter is for the ultimate hydration. Choose from their five scents: Seductive Sandalwood, Indulgent Crème Brulee, Invigorating Mint and Refreshing Citrus.
It's a Start
I hope you enjoyed this 'Coles Notes' version of a basic Natural Skin care Routine. There is a lot more products and body parts I could throw at you, but this is a start. Armpits, face, and body. It's something easy you can do to nourish your skin, GoNatural and practice Green Beauty. If you found this helpful, share it with your friends! Hope to see you here again soon.