Best Natural Skin Care Products for Your Skin Type
When it comes to skincare, what do you struggle with most? Everyone wants super smooth, clean skin, free of blemishes and wrinkles. There are so many products out there that promise to cure your skin problems. But at what cost?
Many creams and face washes contain potentially harmful chemicals. In fact, Hello Glow created a list of ingredients to avoid if you can. Most of them contain chemicals that disrupt healthy hormone production and regulation. And some of those harsh chemicals could cause skin irritation or even allergic reactions. It’s best to avoid everything on that list and choose natural, plant-based ingredients instead.
So how do you find something that will work for your skin, but uses natural ingredients?
Let's break it down easily. First, learn the natural ingredients you want to look for, including which ones are the best for your exact skin issues. Then, discover the natural products you need to add to your skincare routine.
4 Common Skin Issues and How to Fight Them Naturally
There are four common skin issues — dry skin, wrinkles, oily skin, and breakouts. How you treat oily skin is different from fighting the signs of aging. Thankfully, there are natural ingredients that will powerfully infuse your skin with new health and life.
Let’s talk about how to naturally fight the four common skin issues, without harmful ingredients.
1. Dry Skin
Whether you have extra-thirsty skin or just want a moisturizer or body wash that will increase softness, look for plant-based oils like olive oil and calendula oil.
There is a scientific reason behind your dry skin. Harvard Health explains it comes from a lack of water in the top layer of skin. Our skin naturally pulls water from our body up to the top layer of skin. But sun damage, dry air, and even dehydration can all cause skin to crack and become red or itchy.
When you look for a moisturizer, choose one with oils that have high omega–3s and will absorb easily into your skin. This simultaneously creates a barrier on your skin to prevent it from drying out.
Let's make it easy. These are the most powerful natural ingredients you want to add to your natural skincare routine for dry skin:
- Rosehip Oil — This fatty acid regulates skin elasticity and restores moisture lost throughout the day.
- Avocado Oil — This is high in vitamin E and healthy fats.
- Coconut Oil — This is easily absorbed into the skin and has both vitamins E and K.
- Argan Oil — This well-loved oil is non-greasy, non-irritating, and has anti-inflammatory properties.
- Shea Butter — This protects skin from free radicals with a natural SPF and high levels of vitamins A, E, and F.
- Essential Oils — The most common essential oil that you'll find in moisturizers is lavender because it is known as a calming oil. According to Health.com, blue tansy oil hydrates and balances your skin.
Will a body scrub help with dry skin? Yes, but be careful. While gently scrubbing dead skin will soften it, you risk over-exfoliation and irritation.
2. Anti-Aging Skincare
Wrinkles, sun-damage, or redness are all signs that our skin is showing its age. But there are some simple things you can use to minimize these effects.
First, use an eye cream with vitamin C and E. According to the National Institute of Health, vitamin C “can be used topically in dermatology to treat and prevent changes associated with photoaging.” This means it will fill in those lines and wrinkles and keep your skin looking smooth and young. Vitamin E is known for calming irritations and increasing the health of your skin.
What is the difference between an eye cream and eye serum? Real Simple asked two New York City dermatologists and they said the biggest difference is the consistency. An eye serum is applied with a dropper and easily soaks into the skin. However, an eye cream's thicker consistency lasts longer on the skin.
Next, take care of your sensitive skin. Breakouts and irritated skin make it look older. This is another reason why choosing products with very few ingredients will be best for your skin. The fewer ingredients there are — and the more natural they are — the less of a chance your skin will react negatively to it.
Always use at least SPF 30 on your face. Sun damage is one of the leading causes of older-looking skin, according to WebMD.
Finally, invest in a high-quality night cream that will work while you sleep. Night creams won't have the SPF benefit and will work all night long to boost collagen, elasticity, and soft skin.
3. Oily Skin
Do you fight with your oily skin? The first step to obtaining soft skin that is perfectly balanced — not too oily and not too dry — is to understand the cause of oily skin and prevent it at the source.
According to Healthline, oily skin can be caused by using the incorrect skin care products and overdoing your skin care routine. Using too heavy of a cream might leave your skin greasy and oily, especially if your skin doesn't need that level of oil-infusion, Healthline says. And over-washing and stripping too much of your natural oils can cause your skin to overproduce more oil.
Now that you understand what causes oily skin, how do you safely and naturally clean it?
Keep your skincare routine as simple as possible so you can understand what your skin needs. If a certain moisturizer is leaving your skin greasy or oily, try something else.
Use only natural ingredients that cleanse oil and dirt off your skin and encourage healing at the cellular level. Pumpkin seed oil and tea tree oil will naturally and safely clean oily skin.
Tea tree oil has antimicrobial and antiseptic properties, according to Healthline. It is a fantastic cleanser for this reason, eliminating the dirt and harmful germs that attack your skin.
Pumpkin seed oil has zinc and fatty acids that control oil and keep skin clear. According to Harper's Bazaar, pumpkin seed oil "has tremendous benefits for the skin in terms of retaining moisture, fighting free radicals and maintaining a youthful appearance."
4. Naturally Heal Breakouts
The last skin issue you want to treat naturally is breakouts. Thankfully, the earth gives us plenty of ingredients for this.
What causes breakouts? According to Cosmopolitan using incorrect skin care products or overcleansing (and stripping out too many natural oils) can contribute to breakouts.
This is why it is so important to keep your routine simple and use only natural ingredients.
Stay away from anything that might clog your pores and cause your body to overproduce natural oils.
The most powerful ingredients for acne are tea tree oil, green tea, and aloe leaf juice.
As stated earlier, tea tree oil is a natural anti-microbial and anti-bacterial agent. But did you know green tea is fantastic for acne too? Allure touted this powerhouse ingredient, saying it "is an amazing anti-inflammatory agent, so it helps treat rosacea and even acne."
Aloe leaf juice has amazing healing properties. Mind Body Green has a list of things it can do, including explaining that it is "two hormones: Auxin and Gibberellins. These two hormones provide wound healing and anti-inflammatory properties that reduce skin inflammation."
So when you look for a skin cleanser, try to look for one — or all — of these ingredients.
3 Natural Skin Care Products You Need in Your Routine
Now that you know which ingredients are best for your exact skin type and needs, here are the must-have products that you need in your routine. Feel has you covered. Our entire line of face products is formulated with natural ingredients that are effective and gentle.
1. Face Oil
Cleaning your skin can strip the natural oils along with the dirt. So you need to find a facial oil that will replenish your skin with oils and protect it from free radicals.
Check out the Feel Bright Facial Oil Blend. It has rosehip and avocado oils that will brighten and firm your skin, while fighting aging.
2. Face Mask
Next, consider adding a face mask to your beauty routine. While it is on your face, it infuses your skin with moisture. When you remove it, the mask pulls away impurities with it. This is especially helpful if you wear makeup or put your skin to the test around contaminants, like grease, at work.
There is a mask made for each of the different skin types. Check out our Feel Restored Self-Warming Clay Mask. If you have clogged pores or oily skin, this will draw out the gunk and leave your skin feeling like new.
But if you are fighting dry, itchy skin, try the Feel Harmony Rose Petal Mask. This will infuse your skin with deep hydration and inject both vitamins C and E into it, fighting free radicals.
3. Facial Cleanser
A cleanser that is gentle and effective will work for all skin types.
Our Feel Renewed Pumpkin Walnut Facial Cleanser is cleansing, moisturizing, and healing. It will remove impurities and leave your face glowing.
Care Just as Much About What Goes on Your Body as What Goes in It
You are a natural beauty. Treat your skin like pure royalty by only using the best and most natural products to cleanse, moisturize, and heal it. Learn about your skin. If something isn't working, try to figure out why. When you learn about your skin and really pamper it, you will discover a more radiant and beautiful you.