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All-Natural Beauty Tips To Help You Transition To A Clean Beauty Routine
There are so many reasons to make the switch to an all-natural beauty routine. Overhauling your beauty products and embracing a toxic-free lifestyle can be a liberating experience. But it can also be completely overwhelming. From decoding labels to knowing which ingredients to avoid, it’s hard to know where to start. So we spoke to Jeannie Bourke, Director of Sydney’s Venustus beauty and body lab, to get her best beauty tips for transitioning to a clean beauty routine.
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Here are Jeannie’s top tips for how to start on your journey to an all-natural beauty routine.
1. Have a consultation with a beauty therapist
Preferably someone who has been working with natural skincare for a few years. This way there are less problems and there is backup when there are breakouts and education in how to prevent/lessen problems with your skin.
2. Be clear on why you want to go natural
This is so I can cater to their decisions. Sometimes it’s because they are vegan and do not wish to use any products which have animal ingredients or tested on animals or comes packaged in leather. Others wish to use Australian owned products and some want everything to be organic. Many people move over to organic ingredients when they are having a baby, concerned about the planet and the environment, have an illness or which to make positive changes in their life
3. Start with serums
Start with an organic facial serum and eye serum as these penetrate deeper than anything, you will see & feel the results immediately. Also, a body serum has the ability to penetrate deeper than a body moisturiser and you can use it in the shower after washing & conditioning your hair.
4. Your all-natural body care routine starts before you apply your products
I like to ask how each person is relaxing, meditating, winding down and where do they hold their stress and/or tension in their body. Is there any muscular pain, how do they feel in the morning and in the evening, are they drinking 2 litres of water a day & how much sleep are you getting?
5. Emergency overnight pimple treatment (in case you break out)
Apply black plan mud on all pimples only, not on the entire area. This will draw them out and clear the area.
6. Go slow
Slowly change over as your skincare runs out, with the advice of a professional. I recommend a consult every quarter because your skin will change. As your products run out and you move over, we need to keep a close eye on your skin changing and improving as we want it to.
7. Find an all-natural fragrance
Venustus private label have organic perfumes and we have just launched 12 horoscope perfumes using all organic essential oils in water. These are great mood enhancers, looking at each sign, what they need right now and adding the right ingredient for them.
8. Switch to a natural body oil
For the body, organic aromatherapy ingredients are always the best. Carrier oils like jojoba are great for people living in australia, and others are coconut oil (although I would not recommend this for the face).
9. Know which ingredients are right for your skin concerns
If you’re concerned about aging:
Rose has a tonic effect on the capillaries and can be used for the treatment of broken capillaries, redness & inflammation of the skin (rose water has the same).
If you’re concerned about dehydration:
Organic apricot oil, which readily absorbs into the skin and contains high levels of Vitamin A, while providing tissue regeneration.
If you’re concerned about dull, tired looking skin:
Carrot seed oil can improve the complexion and has been described as one of the strongest revitalising essential oils.
If you’re concerned about breakouts:
Tea tree oil (antimicrobial, antiseptic, bactericide, immunostimulant ingredient).
Geranium (hormonal balancing ingredient).
Lemon (antiseptic, antimicrobial, astringent, bactericidal ingredient).
Lavender (analgesic, antiseptic, antidepressant ingredient).
To find out more about Jeannie Bourke or to make a booking at Venustus beauty and body lab, click here.
Are you currently making the transition to an all-natural beauty routine? Will you be trying any of Jeannie’s tips?