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Get Glowing, Radiant Skin in 4 Steps with This Natural Skincare Routine

Victoria Rosania
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There is nothing worse than waking up in the morning and not seeing your usual reflection staring back at you in the mirror. Instead, you face the brightest, largest pimple you’ve seen in months (we’ve all been there). When you find yourself in this situation, you probably hightail it to the nearest drugstore and buy the toughest acne fighting products you can find.
 
You sigh with relief as you try your new skincare products, but within hours or days, one pimple turns to three – and then a full-blown breakout is moving across your usually smooth skin. Perhaps it is just the body releasing toxins or you ate something that threw your pH balance off . . . or maybe it’s that new brand of makeup you tried.
 
Either way, your skin has left you with a problem – and since your skin is your largest organ – it is time to revisit how you treat your skin. Enter all natural skincare to the rescue!
 

Why You Should Use a Natural Skincare Routine

Your biggest problem starts not with diagnosis, but with treatment. Chemical-heavy acne treatments boast pleasant fragrances and quick-healing times – exactly what everyone thinks they need.
 
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Instead, many of these treatments are composed of nasty chemicals, ranging from rubbing alcohol to behentrimonium chloride, a potential carcinogen. Face washes, toners, treatments, and even makeup removers have lengthy lists of unnecessary and potentially harmful ingredients.
 

An All Natural Skincare Approach

In terms of skincare, simplicity is your best approach. Natural skincare shouldn’t have more than a handful of products – and you should use the same few steps in your skincare routine each day.
 

Keep it simple for skin that glows: cleanse, tone, treat, and moisturize.

 
This 4 step natural skincare routine can be altered, of course. As everyone is different, you should tailor your routine for your skin.
 

Try this 4 Step Natural Skincare Routine for Healthy, Radiant Skin:

These are the 4 basic steps towards a successful and natural skincare routine. Give this routine a try and find yourself glowing from the inside out!
 
 

1. Cleanse

This is arguably the most important step in any skincare routine. This is the foundation of your skincare – the cleanser you use is your best weapon against the dirt and grime of the day. And if you use the right cleanser, you’ll know because your skin will thank you for it.
 
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Cleansing for Dry or Normal Skin

For some, it is crucial to cleanse morning and night. If you have dry skin, try rinsing with plain water in the morning and cleansing with your choice of natural soap in the evening instead. Over-washing dry skin may lead to more breakouts, unwelcome rashes, or hard-to-treat acne. Black soap, recommended below, is a safe, effective cleanser for dry or normal skin too.
 

Cleansing for Acne-Prone Skin

Black soap, usually made from palm ash, is gentle enough to use every day, but also powerful enough to treat acne breakouts. Black soaps contain antibacterial properties that fight breakouts. It also helps treat small, hormonal breakouts, as well as deep cystic acne. Cleanse with black soap twice a day, and you’ll see the acne go away.
 
 

2. Tone

This step is often skipped, but once it’s added, the difference is shocking. Toning usually comes after cleansing, as the target of toners is to tighten the pores after they have been opened during cleansing. The type of toner you use depends on your skin. These one-ingredient, all natural toners can be found at any grocery store.
 

Toning for Normal Skin

For relatively clear skin, cucumber water revitalizes and tones. You can make fresh cucumber water by storing sliced cucumbers in a jar with water in the fridge (re-make this magical water fresh each week).
 

Toning for Dry Skin

Pure rosewater is great for dry skin. It will restore the pH balance of your skin and gently moisturize. You’ll be as pretty as a rose and smell like one too.
 

Toning for Oily Skin

Apple cider vinegar is the toughest, all-natural toner sold in markets. Whether you put it into a spray bottle or pour it onto a cotton pad first, when apple cider vinegar is used on the face, its bacteria-killing properties will treat acne and remove any possible remaining oil, dirt, and even dead skin cells.
 
 

3. Treat

Treating your skin as a separate step is important for those who suffer from acne or other skin ailments. While it is important that your cleanser and toner is geared towards helping your specific skin problems, sometimes you may need a little extra love to get your skin to where it needs to be.
 
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Aloe Treatment for All Skin Types

Ah, aloe . . . the miracle plant for skin. The gel-like inside of the plant is where the nutrients are found that soothe and restore skin. Simply apply to the face with clean hands and you can treat acne, scarring, and rosacea.
 
A small amount of the gel can be put on the skin and left overnight, or it can be used as a 10-minute mask. You can purchase aloe vera gel or simply take fresh gel from your own aloe plant.
 
 

4. Moisturize

Finally, you have made it to the final step in your skincare routine! After this, you can continue with your day or get ready to enjoy a full night’s sleep. Again, tailor this step based on your skin type.
 

Dry or Normal Skin

If you suffer from severely dry skin – or from sun or chemical damage – try a small dollop of coconut oil or shea butter to moisturize and nourish your skin.
 

Oily Skin

If you have oily skin, some of the best moisturizers come from food. Crushed avocado with honey makes a perfect 10-minute mask. Buttermilk and even olive oil are great options for everyday use.
 

Keep it Simple

It is easy to forget that our skin is an organ, and what we put on our bodies is just as important as what we put in them.
 
 
Chemical-heavy treatments may help our problems go away for a little while (or not at all), but they often leave us with long-term skin problems. But complex problems often have simple solutions: when your products are pure and your approach systematic, your skin will glow naturally.

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Victoria Rosania

Victoria is a recent graduate that is passionate about writing and better living, and finds fulfillment in her organic, natural lifestyle. She is often caught drinking warm chai behind a book, as she believes there is nothing a good cup of tea can’t fix.

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