A good skincare routine is an important step in maintaining healthy and glowing skin. But what exactly makes a good skin care routine and how can you create one for yourself? We are firm believers in natural skincare products that are not only better for your skin but are also an eco-friendly alternative to traditional products. There are so many benefits to choosing natural skincare, including the rich sources of vitamins, anti-oxidants, and hydrocolloids that they provide.
In addition, it’s important to understand and know your body. As everyone’s skin is unique, it’s important to consider the type of skin you have and how your body reacts to certain ingredients or potential triggers. For example, people with oily skin will have a different skincare routine than people with dry skin. It’s also important to consider whether you have acne-prone skin, sensitive skin or are dealing with an inflammatory skin condition like eczema or psoriasis.
In this post, we’ll highlight the importance of choosing to shop clean beauty products and provide our top suggestions for natural skin care products to add to your natural skincare routine. Read on for everything you need to know about natural skin care!
What is Clean Beauty?
Clean beauty is a movement that puts an emphasis on natural skincare. It celebrates skin care products that use pure and wholesome ingredients that work in harmony with your skin. That’s because natural beauty products don’t contain any cheap fillers, mystery ingredients, or toxic chemicals. This means that you’ll place fewer toxins and chemicals onto your skin for your body to absorb which would eventually find their way into your bloodstream. Before long, you’ll start to notice you have a healthier complexion and the natural glow of your dreams.
One of the best things about choosing clean beauty is that these natural products are not only better for your skin health, but they are also better for our planet. Fewer toxins and chemicals being used in the production process means that fewer harmful ingredients will find their way back into the ecosystem. Unfortunately, so many skin products out there are carelessly manufactured without considering the negative effects they can have on our earth. The amazing thing about clean beauty is that it holds companies accountable for their product processes, ethical standards, and safety regulations. In addition, clean products are GMO-free and are cruelty free.
Clean beauty values transparency. When you shop for clean skin care, you can rest assured that the products don’t contain any mystery ingredients. You will know exactly how the product was made, the effect it had on the environment, and all the ingredients it contains. All skincare labels are clear and easy to read. When reading labels, we know it can be difficult to know what to look for but our general rule of thumb is that if you can’t pronounce the name of the ingredients, it probably isn’t amazing for your skin.
Fortunately, there has been an overall shift in the right direction as more and more skincare companies are turning towards clean beauty and recognizing its importance. That being said, it’s still important to be a conscious shopper and continue to hold companies accountable for their actions. Sadly, words such as ‘natural’ and ‘organic’ are used very loosely these days and not all products are what they claim to be. For this reason, we encourage you to keep doing your research, asking questions, and holding companies accountable for their products and manufacturing process. We know that it can sometimes feel like your choice doesn’t make any difference, but it does. How you shop matters. Do your skin and our planet a favor by choosing to shop clean beauty products. It’s truly a win-win!
Harmful Ingredients to Avoid
Now that we understand the importance of choosing natural skin care products because of the positive impact they have on our skin and our planet, let’s highlight some of the harmful ingredients you should aim to avoid. These harmful ingredients can negatively affect your skin by igniting a bad reaction such as a rash or flare up. Although everybody’s skin is different, some of the common culprits are ingredients like parabens, phthalates, petrolatum, p-phenylenediamine (PPD) and artificial fragrances. These ingredients are not only damaging to our earth, but they can also have a damaging effect on your skin. For example, they can interfere with hormone function and can even possibly lead to cancer or other diseases. On a less extreme level, these ingredients can be particularly irritating for those who already suffer from sensitive skin or skin conditions like eczema and psoriasis. When sensitive skin comes into contact with irritating ingredients, a flare up or allergic reaction can result. Of course, everybody is different and what has a negative effect on somebody else’s skin may not necessarily cause the same reaction in you. All the same, in order to minimize the risk of a bad reaction, it’s important to read skincare labels. Although it requires a little extra effort on your part, the long term benefits are worth it. Both your skin and our planet will thank you!
Natural Skincare for Eczema, Psoriasis, Acne and More
We believe a natural skincare routine is important for everybody, but it’s particularly important for people who suffer from chronic skin conditions like eczema, psoriasis, and acne. That’s because people with these conditions already have extra sensitive skin that is more susceptible to flare ups and negative reactions, especially when coming into contact with an irritating substance. YoRo Naturals was actually developed by an eczema mom desperate for a natural solution to her son’s severe eczema. That’s how strongly we believe in natural products to heal your skin.
With skin being the body’s largest organ, it’s essential to nourish it with the safe and soothing ingredients it needs to thrive. We carefully select all our ingredients to make sure they are gentle for your whole family and safe for our planet. As believers in clean beauty, our skincare products contain pure and effective ingredients that work in harmony with your skin. We promise that our skincare product will never contain anything over a 1 rating with EWG’s Skin Deep Database. Whether you suffer from a skin condition like eczema, psoriasis, acne, or rosacea, we are committed to soothing and healing your skin. Your amazing self deserves nothing less!
Get your Glow On: Benefits of Honey
What’s so special about honey for the skin? That’s a great question! Humans have actually been using this sweet and sticky substance for thousands of years to soothe a variety of dermal issues. And for good reason: honey offers a multitude of health benefits for the skin. Thanks to its anti-inflammatory properties, it works wonders soothing itchy skin, eczema, psoriasis, and even allergic reactions. In addition, it can help soothe wounds and heal burns. It also helps boost the immune system and can help ward off infection. This is particularly beneficial for people who suffer from itchy skin conditions where persistent scratching may cause the skin to crack or bleed, potentially paving the way for infection. In addition, honey is naturally antibacterial which helps it treat and prevent acne. The fact that honey is very cleansing also helps it open up your pores. Because it is also full of antioxidants, honey is anti-aging. This quality helps your skin look young and fresh by preventing and reducing the appearance of wrinkles. If you’re looking for a complexion boost, don’t hesitate to use honey. It is extremely moisturizing which not only provides much-needed relief to dry and flaky skin, but also gives your skin a natural glow. Win-win!
In particular, we want to highlight the benefits of Manuka honey. This is a special type of honey that’s native to New Zealand. It’s produced by bees who pollinate the Manuka bush. Manuka honey is renowned for its antibacterial properties thanks to a unique compound known as Methylglyoxal. This naturally occurring compound is what sets Manuka honey apart from regular forms of honey and gives it its powerful healing properties. Honey producers use a scale known as the Unique Manuka Factor (UMF) to rate the potency of Manuka honey. In order to be considered therapeutic, honey needs a minimum rating of 10UMF. The higher the concentration of Methylglyoxal, the stronger the antibiotic effect. To illustrate just how powerful Manuka honey is, it contains 1,000x more Methylglyoxal than regular forms of honey. That’s a whole lot of antibacterial power!
Best of all, honey is 100% natural which makes it a gentle and safe solution for all skin types. A natural healing agent, honey is truly a great addition to any natural skincare routine. We have so much to thank the bees for!
The Best Oil-Based Balm for Your Face and Body
Speaking of honey, have you tried our Organic Manuka Skin Soothing Cream yet? This creamy pot of goodness is our best selling product because of how effective it is. It’s made with just 6 ingredients: Organic Olive Oil, Organic Beeswax, Filtered Water, Grape Seed Oil, Organic Active 16+ New Zealand Manuka Honey, and Manuka Oil Extract. All these wholesome ingredients were handpicked by an eczema mother because of their known soothing abilities.
An oil-based balm, it’s super effective at hydrating even the driest of skin. Because there’s absolutely no burning or stinging, it’s the perfect solution for babies and adults alike. In fact, kids love its sweet honey smell. Feel free to try this gentle oil-based product anywhere on the body, including delicate areas like the eyelids and lips.
This product has been dermatologist tested and approved. It’s made with absolutely zero added preservatives or fragrances, plus it is nut-free, gluten-free,and GMO-free. Whether you’re dealing with eczema, psoriasis, diaper rash, sunburn, razor burn, dry skin, chapped skin, or even cuts and scrapes, this is the perfect addition to your daily beauty routine. Try it today and marvel at the difference in your skin!
Adding Coconut Oil to your Skin Care Routine
Coconut is a natural remedy that so many people recommend. And for good reason: this tropical fruit offers so many health benefits to the skin. It’s no surprise that so many people are turning towards this gentle remedy to treat their sensitive and dry skin. So what makes coconut oil such an effective treatment? To start with, it’s an excellent moisturizer. This is because it contains a fat called medium-chain triglycerides. It’s ability to quickly penetrate the skin and provide a much needed boost of moisture makes it highly effective at fighting the drying effects of skin conditions like eczema and psoriasis. In addition, it has powerful anti-inflammatory properties which make it the perfect solution against inflammatory conditions. The fact that it is rich in lauric acid also helps it reduce the risk of infection. This is especially important if relentless scratching causes the skin to crack or bleed.
So how can you incorporate coconut oil into your natural skincare routine? While you can apply the remedy directly to slightly damp skin, we recommend taking a coconut oil bath. A coconut oil bath is a great at-home spa treatment that will help your skin feel smooth and relaxed. To enhance your bathing experience, be sure to use a natural soap. Why not check out our Coconut and Sunflower Oil Bar? With a naturally light and cleansing smell, it’s sure to leave the skin feeling soft and smooth. Plus, because it’s made with all-natural ingredients, it’s perfectly safe to use anywhere on the body, including the face. This cleansing and gentle soap is perfect for adults and babies alike.
When taking a bath, we suggest using lukewarm water instead of hot. Unfortunately, although hot water can feel good in the moment, it has a drying effect on the skin. Water in general has a drying effect on the skin so it’s important to keep that in mind. When you are finished with your bath, be sure to pat dry your skin with a towel to avoid any harsh rubbing or scrubbing.
Benefits of Aloe Vera for the Skin
Aloe vera is another amazing addition to your natural skin care routine. If you’ve ever suffered from a bad sunburn, you probably already know how cooling and soothing the effects of aloe vera can be. Humans have actually been using this powerful plant to heal all sorts of skin ailments over the centuries. It’s a natural healing agent that’s perfect for even the most delicate areas of the body like the face. What makes aloe vera so effective? The power lies in the gel from its leaves. This gel contains over 75 different nutrients, all of which help provide the soothing relief we love aloe for. For people who suffer from inflammatory skin conditions like eczema and psoriasis, the gel extracted from its leaves can help reduce inflammation, lessen pain, and soothe itchiness.
Aloe vera is also incredibly moisturizing. This makes it beneficial for people suffering from dry skin conditions like eczema. Its ability to provide a much-needed boost of moisture helps to relieve itchiness and flakiness. Last but not least, aloe vera also has the power to heal wounds. If scratching causes the skin to crack open or bleed, aloe vera can help heal broken skin and reduce the risk of infection. To add aloe vera to your natural skincare routine, you can simply open an aloe leaf and squeeze out the gel. Alternatively, you can shop for it in many skincare products as it is a popular ingredient in many natural products.
Taking a Colloidal Bath
For a soothing and cleansing bathing experience, consider taking a colloidal oatmeal bath. No, this is not a breakfast cereal! Colloidal oatmeal is a finely ground oatmeal that can easily dissolve in water. Because it’s rich in beta-glucans, it works wonders reducing skin inflammation and alleviating itchiness. That’s why so many people love using colloidal oatmeal to treat their eczema and psoriasis. In addition, colloidal oatmeal helps reduce skin flakiness and improve roughness thanks to its antioxidant properties. We highly recommend drawing up a colloidal oatmeal bath and treating your skin to this natural home remedy. All you need to do is grind 2-3 cups of oatmeal in a coffee grinder or food processor and then pour the colloidal oatmeal into the tub as the water is filling. Then sit back, relax, and enjoy!
What is Wet Wrap Therapy?
Wet wrap therapy is a simple at-home procedure that we always recommend because of how effective it is. It’s super easy to do. Simply start by applying a natural cream, like the Organic Manuka Skin Soothing Soothing Cream, all over your body or in the areas you need it most. Then cover the area with a wet piece of clothing. We recommend trying these hypoallergenic bandages from Remedywear™. They’re especially great for hard to reach areas like the creases of knees and bends of elbows. Once you’re done applying the natural cream and the damp piece of clothing, cover up with a dry layer over top. This helps the cream to better permeate the skin and provide the soothing relief you deserve. We suggest leaving the wet wraps on overnight or for a minimum of two hours. When you remove them, don’t forget to apply another layer of cream.
Embracing Skin Positivity
No matter what your skin looks like, it deserves to be loved, nurtured, and nourished. We believe all skin is beautiful and worthy. There is no such thing as perfect skin. We all have ‘flaws’: wrinkles, acne, red spots, eczema, psoriasis, scarring. But our skin deserves to be loved in its raw and pure form. By choosing to shop clean beauty products and adopting a natural skincare routine, you are loving and celebrating your skin. You are caring for your body and treating it with the kindness that it deserves. That’s what we’re all about.