If you’re looking to change up your usual skin care routine, or have a specific concern you want to address, consider adding a natural element into the mix. Skin is a porous surface that absorbs up to 60% of the ingredients applied to it, so keeping them as non-toxic as possible is ideal. Here are some particularly potent ingredients that we like.
For a quick remedy to unsightly zits, add a sulfur based product to your shopping list. The stinky ingredient helps to dry out these blemishes and cause the top layer of skin to peel off. It also counteracts oil production and the antibacterial properties help to prevent more breakouts. Sleep with this drying lotion on overnight for emergency zit relief.
As Rachel’s favorite color, gold had to be on the list. This luxe ingredient imparts the skin with radiance by increasing circulation which in turn smooths fine lines and wrinkles. The Edible Beauty eye cream in the spring Box of Style uses 24 karat gold leaf plus coffee and cucumber extract to reduce puffiness.
For a quick and easy DIY face mask, you can use some high quality non processed honey which is packed with antibacterial properties. liberally apply it to your face and let it sit for 10 minutes to let the healing properties soak in. It may feel a bit sticky and start to run down your neck, so keep a paper towel handy.
This must-have beauty product of the spring isn’t a lotion or serum, it’s the gua sha facial sculpting tool. The rose quartz version from Skin Gym touts all the usual benefits of the tool, amplified by the unparalleled healing properties of rose quartz. Follow our favorite tips and tricks to get maximum impact from this massaging tool.
The same ingredient used in many water filters to draw out impurities, charcoal also helps to absorb the oil trapped in your skin. It deep cleans your pores by attaching to the oil and lifting it away. This charcoal mask does double duty–after leaving on your face for 5 minutes, gently buff it off with warm water and the gritty mask makes for a great exfoliant.