Why Switch to a Natural Skincare Routine

Nourish Mantra

Off-late, natural face care products are a buzz on social media. Many health, beauty, wellness experts and bloggers urge their viewers to shift from regular facial care beauty products to natural ones, and consumers are doing so gladly. In addition, growing concern for the environment is also pushing consumers to aim for planet-friendly lifestyle choices, and the same is reflected in the products they use. 
Here’s why natural face care products are worth the hype:
  • They are safe and gentle on the skin
  • Nature is the greatest healer of all times. So what better products to use on the skin than ones that have been naturally derived, free of harmful chemicals, and gentle? They are also suitable for all skin types and will not cause irritation, damage, redness, or any other skin issues. Natural face care products such as a natural moisturizer for oily skin will take time to show results, but the effects will be long-lasting. 
  • They are free of chemicals
  • Natural products tend to avoid chemicals as much as possible. Harmful chemicals found in most facial care beauty products such as Phthalates, Parabens, Siloxanes, Carbon Black, etc., are known for their notorious effect on the skin. They can quickly go from damaging your skin, leaving it dull and dry, to even causing skin cancer. 
    On the other hand, natural products are free of these toxic substances or contain them in negligible amounts. Hence, they are much safer on the skin as well as the planet with no side effects. 
  • They are planet-friendly
  • It is high time that we realize the impact of our existence on the planet and take corrective measures. Switching to the natural skincare range will be a major contribution on your part to the environment as these are produced using natural, raw ingredients, and sometimes also packaged in planet-friendly packaging. 
  • No toxic odor
  • Being chemical-free has more benefits than one! While it is true that preservatives and chemicals are used to give facial care beauty products a lovely fragrance, all-natural and earthy aromas have a charm of their own. What’s more? Chemical-based, synthetic fragrances can often emit toxic fumes, which, in severe cases, may lead to respiratory complications. 
    Many natural scents like rose, lavender, cinnamon, mint, and more are used in aromatherapy to calm the senses and relax the mind. Nourish Mantra’s Cucumber and Mint Upvan Facial Cleanser is one such product with a pleasant aroma. 
  • Cruelty-free
  • Brands that choose to produce natural products are strictly against animal cruelty as a principle. This means that the products are not used on animals for testing. Instead, they are used on volunteers or using skin cells in a lab. The results are more accurate, and the process is kinder on animals. 
  • Recyclable packaging
  • Natural facial care beauty products are more often than not packed in recyclable material and avoids the use of plastics that take many years to disintegrate. 
    How to Switch to Natural Products:
  • Determine your skin type
  • Ayurveda believes that a person’s skin type depends on the combination of doshas that they possess, and every skin type has certain skin conditions to look out for. Hence, determining your skin type is your first step in deciding what range of products works best on your skin. For example, oily skin type requires light-weight, gel-based products, while a dry skin type calls for moisturizing and hydrating ones. 
  • Consult a certified professional 
  • A certified doctor knows what’s best for your skin and what you must absolutely avoid. So consult a doctor before making your switch to understand your skin’s needs. It's better to avoid unpleasant surprises with your new products. 
  • Read reviews
  • Do your research to find brands that sell natural skincare products and read reviews about the same. What worked for a lot of consumers may work for you as well. This will help you narrow down your options and pick only the best of the lot. 
  • Build a skincare routine that works best for you
  • Once you have selected your products, build a skincare routine based on the factors mentioned above. A regular morning routine usually consists of a cleanser followed by a toner, a serum/an essential oil, a moisturizer, and sunscreen.
    You can include or skip products based on your skin’s requirements. In addition, not all the products need to be from a single brand. 
  • Do a patch test
  • Natural products are normally safe on the skin. However, your skin may be allergic to some natural ingredients like papaya, cucumbers, aloe vera, etc. Therefore, it is always ideal that you do a patch test to check for any reactions before using the product.