The best beauty products are ones that are natural, organic, and made from ingredients you can actually pronounce. These three naturopathic medicine recommendations will make your skin feel great without any of the harsh chemicals found in most store-bought lotions. Best of all, these remedies don’t require a trip to the spa!
You can make them at home (except for the lotion bars; those really do need to be made by a professional).
- Enzyme Exfoliant
What you’ll need: half of an avocado, one tablespoon of honey, and two tablespoons of yogurt. Mash up all ingredients until you get a paste-like consistency. Scrub your face for a minute or two, then rinse off with warm water. You might see little bumps as you rub as that’s totally normal. The enzymes in the honey and avocado dissolve dead skin cells to reveal baby soft, healthy skin beneath!
- Charcoal Mask
What you’ll need: activated charcoal capsules (I found mine at Whole Foods), warm water, and honey. Open the capsules and mix the contents with a bit of honey in your palm. Apply to face for 15 minutes then rinse off with warm water. The activated charcoal kills bacteria that cause acne or other blemishes while also detoxing your skin. Plus, it has the added benefit of drawing out any impurities that might be clogging your skin’s pores!
- Oatmeal and Honey Soap
What you’ll need: one tablespoon of oatmeal, one tablespoon of honey, and a few drops of olive oil. Grate the oatmeal to make it into a fine powder then mix with honey and enough olive oil to make it into a paste. Apply in circular motions then rinse with warm water. The oatmeal cleanses while the honey moisturizes, leaving your skin feeling soft and smooth.
- A facial steam bath
An excellent way to cleanse pores while also stimulating circulation throughout the body. It’s especially good if your skin feels dry or itchy after exposure to harsh chemicals such as those found in laboratories. To make one at home, simply boil water on the stovetop until bubbles form then remove the pot from heat and allow room temperature water to fill a kettle. Add several drops of organic lavender oil and allow steam to “steam up” the mirror in your bathroom. Steam for five minutes or until face turns red then rest for at least two minutes before rinsing off with cool to lukewarm water.
Natural beauty is a hot topic, and not just because of the booming organic industry. From skin care to hair care, natural remedies have been gaining in popularity as people look for more holistic ways to take care of themselves. If you’ve ever considered going naturopathic with your beauty routine but weren’t sure where to start, we’ve got four recommendations that will help get you on the right track. You can call us today!
About the Authors
Society’s Voice advocates for Naturopathic treatments for a variety of physical and mental disabilities. Naturopathic medicine is a distinct system of primary health care that emphasizes prevention and the self-healing process through the use of natural therapies. We know that the efficacy of naturopathic medicine dates back to the 1890s, and are heartened to see naturopathic medicine undergo a rapid increase in public interest in recent years as a result of the growing consumer movement to solve the healthcare puzzle using prevention, wellness and respect for nature’s inherent healing ability.