Organic Beauty Embraces Minimalism

For a while now, the minimalistic approach has been trending in the beauty world and many women have started minimizing their skin care arsenal. The main advantage of being a minimalist isn’t having just a few products in your beauty bag – it’s finally finding the perfect product for your skin and sticking to it. That’s why it’s only natural for organic beauty to embrace minimalism and vice versa – if you’re going to use a limited number of products, make sure they’re the best you can find.

High-quality organic cosmetics are safe and effective, since they’re made of fresh, natural ingredients that can only benefit your skin, regardless of its type or condition. So, if you want to make the most of both worlds, this is what you should incorporate into your beauty bag.

Cleansing

The first rule of minimalist beauty club is: go as gentle as possible with cleansers. For extra sensitive skin, beauty experts suggest cleaning your face with nothing but pure, lukewarm water in the morning and using some kind of mild cleanser in the evening. Depending on your skin type, you can choose between cream, foam, gel, or oil cleansers, but the most important thing is to check the ingredients on the label.

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You’ll want the list to be as short as possible and most of the ingredients familiar. For example, women with dry skin should avoid cleansers with alcohol, while fragrances and preservatives are a big no-no for sensitive skin. Keep it organic and you won’t have to worry.

Moisturizing

After cleaning your face in the morning, moisturizing is the logical next step, since this is what will keep your skin dewy and elastic. Minimalists love using natural oils for this purpose, especially jojoba, coconut, and apricot kernel oil. Butters are also good for homemade moisturizers, so keep cocoa and shea butter on hand.

It’s a common misconception that oils are not for oily skin and that’s why women tend to use harsh products that strip away all the natural oils of your skin, resulting in even bigger oil production. However, natural oils are similar to the skin’s natural sebum, so they can trick it into producing less oils, so don’t be afraid to moisturize your skin with them.

Toning

Beauty experts like to call facial toner the unsung hero of every beauty routine, because it replenishes your skin’s natural barriers after cleansing and prepares your skin for makeup application. The most important thing to look for in a facial toner is that it’s fragrance- and alcohol-free. On the other hand, it should be packed with antioxidants in order to do its job.

Berries and seeds are full of antioxidants, so you’ll want a toner with, for example, blueberry or pecan extracts. Antioxidants don’t just prep your skin for the day – they also have anti-inflammatory properties, which are very important if you want your toner to help your fight acne and breakouts as well.

Face masks

Besides regular daily cleansing, minimalists love deep cleansing once or twice a week, which can only be achieved by using a face mask made from natural ingredients. A good face mask can double for exfoliating as well, and there’s nothing better for a minimalist than using multipurpose products. Besides acne, face masks can be used for treating dryness, signs of ageing, and even sensitivity, so make sure you apply them at least once a week. Pamper yourself with store-bought masks with ingredients list you can understand or make your own masks and watch as your skin gets radiant.

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After you’ve done these four steps, all you need is a product with SPF and you’ll be good to go. Put on some minimal makeup and let your skin show its true beauty. Nurture it with healthy, organic skin care and don’t burden it with a lot of products – and your true beauty will show in no time!

-Elise Morgan

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