Maintaining healthy skin is key to looking your best day after day and year after year. Today’s natural beauty trends exemplify convenience and effectiveness. Today you have a wealth of information at your fingertips allowing you to find the perfect, natural product. From argan oil to shea butter, today’s trends revolve around simple ingredients for radiant, healthy skin.
In the same vein, minimalism is taking over. That means a greater emphasis on purer, simpler products. Just because something is simple doesn’t mean it’s not powerful. Not only are ingredients like pure argan oil great for your skin, but they’re also fantastic multitaskers. Even though we’ll be wearing less makeup this year, argan oil (or any other healthy, skin-safe oil) can cleanse, moisturize, and tone at the same time.
Oils are Celebrated for All Skin Types
Not too long ago, oils in any skin care product were a hard no for anyone with oily or acne-prone skin. Now that’s not the case. Oil cleansing has become a popular trend among everyone from celebrities to beauty bloggers. “Oils” doesn’t only mean coconut oil. There are dozens of different oils for all skin types, ranging from the lightest camellia to the powerful shea butter.
If you haven’t tried oil cleansing, it may be time you gave it a shot. For most people, starting with a mid-range oil like argan is a great start. Oils have served this exact purpose for hundreds of years with amazing results. Your skincare routine doesn’t have to be complicated to give you amazing skin for life.
Essential Oils for Holistic Care
Concentrated plant extracts create essential oils. They help with a variety of ailments. Many of them, like rose and neroli, are used to treat problem skin. Though they’ve been around for several hundreds of years, only recently has their use in skin care become widely accepted. For a long time, people regarded EOs as nothing more than a type of filler ingredient, something added for scent rather than substance. Now that more experts have looked into the compounds that make up each oil, it turns out that there’s a lot more to discover.
Mix and Match Your Perfect Solutions
Spending time to refine your skincare routine is something your body will thank you for down the line. Beyond that, the process should be relaxing. Whether you prefer to pamper your skin in the morning or right before bed, your routine should refresh you. The products you use should work hard for you, too. The best things, as mentioned above, should speak to you on a personal level. Not everything is a one-size-fits-all solution.
Creating your own beauty products doesn’t take a chemistry degree. All you need is a little initiative and a basic plan. First, decide which steps your routine must have. Next, see if can you can replicate any of your favorite natural solutions or products at home. Can any of them be used for more than one purpose? For instance, use argan oil as a makeup remover, daily cleansing oil, or last-step moisturizer. Your personal products formulations and routine might change with the seasons, too.
Minimalist Beauty: Simple, Time-Tested Ingredients
Once again, minimalism reigns supreme. Even big cosmetic companies are taking note of this trend. Natural skincare products have been right all along- you can do just fine with only a few ingredients. By focusing on something as simple as a single oil you cut down on any possible sources of skin irritation. When a moisturizer or scrub has 20 or more ingredients, it’s a lot harder to figure out what’s making your skin flaky.
Additionally, brands are focusing on the simple ingredients. Your skincare routine should be relaxing, not daunting. Three steps (or less) is the magic number for most people. Don’t be afraid to pare back what isn’t working and focus on just your favorite things. Just because someone else says they need to wash their face with half a dozen different products doesn’t mean you have to. You can achieve your best results with as little as a bottle of pure argan oil (or whichever oil works best for you.)
– Sonya Matejko