Just like anything in life, the key to maintaining a gorgeous, glowing appearance is consistency. That’s why creating a morning beauty routine is one of the most important things you can do for yourself if you want to look and, more importantly, FEEL amazing.
Think of it this way: Imagine you have a brand new, beautiful car. When you first get it everything is shiny new. It smells amazing and it’s completely untarnished. You can’t wait to take it on the road! But, of course, every time you do take it out, it becomes a little dirtier. The new car smell begins to fade, the upholstery begins to wear out and the tyres even become softer. After even just a month, the car no longer looks new.
Of course, when it comes to our cars we know that in order to maintain them we need to regularly take it them be washed and serviced - that’s a no brainer! But what about when it comes to our own appearance?
Maintaining a beautiful, natural look means regular maintenance, and for me the best way to do that is by creating a fabulous morning routine that leaves me looking and feeling my best so I can tackle the day with confidence. And of course it has to be 100% sustainable too.
Here are my 6 essentials to creating an all-natural morning beauty routine.
I always start my day with a glass of warm water with lemon. It’s important to stay hydrated as it prevents your skin from drying out. However, the secret ingredient here is the lemon. Packed with vitamin C as well as being an antioxidant, lemons are a great natural ingredient for improving your skin’s appearance.
Looking good starts by feeling good, and I believe that the best way to do this is by saying affirmations. I incorporate this into my beauty regimen by looking into the mirror while I’m brushing my teeth and repeating my affirmations in my head. Studies have shown that affirmations can actually rewire the brain, so this is the perfect time of day to squeeze them in and give yourself an extra confidence boost.
3. Cleanse with a secret ingredient
Boost your cleaner’s skincare properties by adding your own blend of essential oils. Start by choosing a cruelty-free, natural cleanser. Then add several drops of your chosen oil directly into the bottle and mix well. The cleaner will act as a carrier oil and help dilute the oils. Try frankincense for its anti-aging properties, lavender for its soothing properties, tea tree for its anti-microbial properties or melaleuca for cleansing.
4. Tone the natural way
Using witch hazel is the perfect alternative to toners that are laced with innumerable chemicals. I like to add a few drops of lavender essential oil to the witch hazel, as lavender is not only soothing but has anti-bacterial as well as anti-inflammatory properties.
5. Moisturise naturally
I always apply a light day cream with all-natural ingredients to start my day. However, a wonderful yet super simple alternative is to use coconut oil as a moisturiser. This may seem counter-productive, especially if you suffer from oily skin. However, an oily complexion is actually a result of the body over compensating for dry skin. Applying natural oils in small amounts will counteract this reaction, resulting in a balanced complexion.
6. Eyelash Serum
Once my face is completely clean and dry it’s time to add my eyelash serum, which helps my natural lashes grow thicker, longer and stronger. Of course, I use EVEDARE Eyelash Serum which is made from all-natural ingredients. Being cruelty-free and paraben-free it’s definitely the most sustainable option when it comes to lash growth serums.
If your beauty regimen harming the environment?
We recently created a free quiz on our website where you can find out how sustainable your current beauty regime is. You’ll be surprised by how the habits you never really paid attention to actually affect your health and the health of the planet. The quiz literally only takes a minute but the results will be incredibly eye opening!
Once I’ve completed my beauty regimen, all that’s left to do is apply my makeup and leave the house with a confident glow! And, most importantly, I can feel and look amazing without harming the environment.
Lots of love
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