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What Should My Natural Skincare Routine Be?

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Glowing skin is a result of proper skincare. It means you can wear less makeup and let skin shine through. - Michel Coulombe, Global Makeup Artist

For many across the globe, skincare is a routine that consists of chemically ladened products but India sees beauty from a different perspective. Here taking care of one's skin or hair is inculcated in their lifestyle. From ''use coconut oil on your hair during summers!'' to ''did you switch to using mustard oil for hair during winters?'' are common phrases heard in every household. 

But with time as life has become busy and fast, people have unintentionally started to switch their preferences from household remedies to beauty products available in the markets. As awareness about the harsh effects of chemical products are spreading, a shift in consumer behavior is being noticed across the beauty sector. Indian consumers are drifting back to their roots by buying natural beauty products for skincare and hair care.     

What is a natural skincare regime?

A normal Skincare regime involves exfoliation, cleansing, toning, and moisturizing. While a natural skincare regime involves doing all of the above with beauty products that contain ingredients derived from nature like roots, flowers, essential oils, etc. These products are formed without the use of harmful synthetic chemicals maintaining the integrity of the product.

Difference between natural and chemical beauty products? 

Difference between natural and chemical beauty products?
Difference between natural and chemical beauty products?

Take natural beauty products as the food that you have been consuming since your childhood that makes you strong and healthy while chemical products define as medicines or precautions prescribed by the doctor in grave situations.

While natural implies distinctively for different people, a benefit that it can always boast about is its nature of being free of harmful chemicals that may adversely affect the skin and hair.

Chemical products, on the contrary, may only be clean, devoid of chemicals that are disapproved by the governing authorities for use in beauty and personal care products.    

Why natural beauty products are better?

Imagine touching your skin and getting a feeling of a harsh and discolored surface! Many dread this and look for alternative beauty and personal care products that can smoothen their skin and make their hair stronger.

A study conducted by the Environmental Working Group states that a woman can put an average of 168 chemicals on her skin through their skincare regime each day. This chemical-based makeup and lotions can make your skin dry, dull, and unhealthy in the long run.

With the natural skincare regime, you don't have to think twice before using it, as there are no added chemicals, and using this regime can leave your skin healthy and naturally glowing.

"Our goal is to echo the Be, Care, Love philosophy with everything we do. We want to empower everyone with the choice to take control of their health with safe, natural products, and the knowledge of how to expand the mind, body, and soul."- Petal Fresh India

Integrating natural beauty products in one's lifestyle or beauty regime may be STEP 1 towards getting the desired skin and hair.

They carry their benefits that create a long term impact, slowly and gradually reducing the effects of chemical beauty products.

  • Heals damaged skin and hair
  • Reduced reactions and sensitivity issues
  • May not irritate the skin
  • Free of artificial fragrances that mask the smell of the chemicals
  • Natural ingredients nourish the skin and hair
  • Long term and long-lasting effect

Petal Fresh India and it's suggested beauty regimes

When it's about beauty, ask the experts!

Petal Fresh India is a wellness brand that believes that a holistic lifestyle is key to living the best life. Idealizing the philosophy of what goes on the body is just as important as what goes into it, Petal Fresh India promotes relaxation and self-care through natural and organic products for skin care and hair care.  

Cruelty-free, paraben-free natural beauty product brand. It empowers every person through its carefully crafted product line. After thorough research and study of the Indian climate and skin & hair type, It carved out products best suited for the Indian subcontinent. 

Natural Beauty Regimes for various skin types 

  • Dry Skin

Dry Skin
Dry Skin

Dry skin is harmless until not taken care of. Once it is continued to be neglected, it may in return develop cracking, redness, itching, and inflammation. Hence, the most potent way of dealing with dry skin is to inculcate moisture-based natural products in your daily routine.

Cleansing- Body cleansing is the key to tackling the summer heat, ensure to choose a non-chemical product as normal sulphate based washes or soaps can the skin even more, thus choosing a natural product that has moisture and a cooling effect can be more beneficial for dry skin. 

Exfoliation- Try using a scrub that has Aloe Vera, apricot or coconut, keep in mind to not exfoliate more than twice a week.

Moisturize- For the ones who have a dry skin moisturizing is like providing food to the skin for nourishment. Your moisturizer should be the extra creamy one. Choose shea butter, coconut, or honey-based moisturizers. Avoid petroleum-based moisturizers and give a thumbs up to body butter as they are able to absorb down the skin. 

Toning- Use of toner is a must for the ones with dry skin, toners can restore the moisture of the skin hence, go for an alcohol-free toner with honey or almond extracts. 

Petal Fresh Product for summers
Petal Fresh Product for summers- Mandarin and Mango Body Butter for moisturizing

Recommended Petal Fresh Product for summers-  Mandarin and Mango Body Butter for moisturizing. 

  • Oily Skin

Oily skin's care can be tricky, products with less moisture can dry up your skin while the ones with more can give you acne. Hence, maintaining a balance is a task. If you have oily skin be extra careful about the products you choose for personal care. 

Cleansing- Cleansing is a must-must for the ones with oily skin, pick a cleanser that is moderately mild with less cream and moisture content. You may also use acne clearing facial wash with oatmeal for face and a cleanser with argan oil for the body. 

Exfoliation- Do it but not more than thrice a week, use natural products with rosemary extracts, it generally works wonder for the ones with oily skin.

Moisturizing- Use a moisturizer like a miser! The best is to keep washing your hands, legs and face with cold water and then applying the moisturizer.   

DIY for oily skin People with extremely oily skin can try these DIY's

  1. mix fuller earth and some rose water in a bowl, make a paste out of it, apply it on your face and leave it for 10-15 minutes. It absorbs all the extra oil from your skin, it shrinks the open pores and gives you a clean yet glowing skin
  2. Take a teabag of green tea, half tbsp of lemon juice & few mint leaves. Take some hot water mix all the ingredients in the bowl and stir it for a while. Let it sit and cool down. Put the mix in a silicone ice tray, leave it in the fridge till they become cubes.  Don't apply them directly on your face, put the cubes in a cloth and apply it on your skin as it soothes your skin, close your open pores, helps in anti-aging and naturally hydrates your skin.
Petal Fresh Product for oily skin- Sea Weed and Argan Oil Bath and Shower Gel
Petal Fresh Product for oily skin- Sea Weed and Argan Oil Bath and Shower Gel

Recommended Petal Fresh Product for oily skin- Sea Weed and Argan Oil Bath and Shower Gel

  • Normal Skin

Normal skin is the easiest to handle, it has the power to endure even the most jarring of the beauty products, so generally the ones with normal skin, test and try everything new in the market.

Cleansing- Start your morning, with a room temperature water splash then clean yourself thoroughly, choose a natural cleanser or body shower gel with fruit extracts that boost of Vitamin C. Lavender may also be of benefit to the ones with normal skin.

Exfoliation-A well-exfoliated skin can give you a great and fresh look! Do not exceed exfoliation for more than thrice a week. Choose a natural product that is grainy for removing the dead cells. 

Moisturizing- Again opt for a product full of Vitamin C. Moisturize properly after exfoliation. Papaya based body butters can be a great moisturizer for normal and dry skin as it helps in maintaining a balanced hydration. Using a toner time to time is cherry on the top for the ones with normal skin types.

DIY for Normal Skin

  1. Take a mixing bowl to add 1 tbsp of curd and half a tbsp of honey, mix well and let it rest for some time, Apply it on your face before going for a bath, keep it for 10 mins and wash it off with cold water. You will get glowing skin
natural skincare routine
Petal Fresh Product for Normal Skin- Body butter with Pomegranate and Grapefruit.  

Recommended Petal Fresh Product for Normal Skin- Body butter with Pomegranate and Grapefruit or Hibiscus and Papaya    

More about Natural Beauty Products and Regime 

The natural beauty regime does not demand much time and effort especially because these products are now available online and can be easily brought from the makers to the consumers.

Petal fresh India has a range of products to choose from. Be it skincare or haircare, their products are infused with natural ingredients ensuring that the ones using it get hooked on to them forever.

Priced between INR 545/- to INR 595/-, they can be availed from 

Nykaa: https://bit.ly/2x6BPdt

Amazon: https://amzn.to/2QswOTo

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A natural skincare routine can prove to be the fundamental of healthy and glowing skin. Following cleansing, exfoliation, moisturizing, and toning with some extra efforts of DIY's once in a week can keep one away from skin and hair problems. Just don't forget to add a sun protection layer while going out during summers.   

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