Natural Skin Care Accessibility
I was in college when I first started my natural skin care journey, and I was making it up as I went along. I didn’t know about natural brands because there weren’t any in Walmart. In the early 2000s, when all you know are the big box stores, you just work with what they have. Heck, there are small towns that still deal with this. Many big box stores are carrying healthier skin care options. Luckily, the internet and social media are completely revolutionizing the natural skin care market. I’m so happy now that natural skin care is more well-known, and specialty brands like Vardo exist. It’s so easy to just go online (while wearing pajamas and being totally unkempt and comfortable), read all of the info and the amazing ingredients, putting it in the “cart,” and checking out! If that’s not easily accessible, I don’t know what is!
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The Vardo motto is simple: “chemicals are bad, natural is good.” I agree! What the earth provides really can be enough when it comes to proper skin care (and lots of other areas in our lives) for many people. The products are simple, but powerful, because of the quality of the ingredients used to create them. Essential oils that enhance the beautiful scents and help to reduce aches and pains, natural butters and oils that feed your skin with healthy fatty oils, and powerful spices balance your complexion, and more.
Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by Vardo. All opinions are my own.
Banya (Baths) – Beltane
A bath enhancer that adds elements to not only enhance your bath, but to also soothe your body.
Trupos (Lotions/Body Oils) – Ghawazi
This scrumptious smelling oil makes you think of food, and it reminds me of how all things natural are good on the inside and out. It combines butters and oils with cinnamon, allspice, and vanilla. It really smells so divine!
Muj (Face) – The Chariot
A light floral face wash that is great for dry, sensitive, and aging skin.
Muj (Face) – The Devil
A feisty face wash for oily skin. Ingredients like ACV (apple cider vinegar) and turmeric truly awaken your skin while cleansing it!
Paanii (Camping/Travel) – Beltane
This light fruity scented spray is for linen, and also works wonders in my car!
Natural Skin Care Tips
Topical Ingredients Matter!
When you use a toxic sunscreen to protect your skin from the sun, you’re actually causing yourself more issues. The toxic ingredients can damage you in other ways. In some cases, chemicals and synthetic ingredients seem unavoidable. I understand that. However, I say do more research to try to discover an all-natural way to meet your skin care needs. Read the ingredients for the products that you use. If they are high in number and too difficult to announce, find something with less and with more ingredients that you can recognize. Look up the ingredients to see the side effects just to be safe. Know the ingredients that you are placing on your body.
Drink Enough Water
No matter what product you use or how much you apply, if you’re not taking care of yourself on the inside by drinking enough water everyday, you won’t get very far. Humans are made up of nearly 70% water, after all, so staying hydrated and feeding your body that water it needs helps internal organs and organs on the outside. Skin is your biggest organ, and proper water intake helps your skin GLOW! Water intake recommendations differ based on age, gender, and what you do. A good reference to go by, as most recently published by the Institute of Medicine, is 72 ounce (9 cups) for women and 104 ounces (13 cups) for men.
Wash Your Skin
Wash your face after you come home from a long day’s work or being outside all day. Remove your make up before you go to bed. Don’t let all of that sit on your skin over night.
* A bonus tip – use a reusable cotton pad or towel instead of disposable cotton balls and rounds in order for your skin care routine to be less damaging to the environment!
What’s your favorite natural ingredient to implement into your skin care routine? I’ll bet you can find it, or something similar, in a Vardo beauty product. Keep your beauty and skin care products simple, everyone. Your skin will thank you for it!
xoxo dolls & dudes,