Those 10-step skin care routines using store bought skin care products are often too time-consuming for busy moms (not to mention expensive and loaded with toxic chemicals!). Try this 5-minute simple DIY skin care routine instead.
Dark circles under your eyes, droopy eyelids, and eye bags. Oh, but wait—are those tiny wrinkles at the corners of your eyes? And let’s not mention the dull, blotchy, uneven skin tone. This is the thanks you get for being a patience, giving, loving mom?
You spend your mornings dragging gently coaxing sleepy—almost comatose—children from their beds, making award-winning breakfasts that they practically inhale, and finding that well-hidden sock or shoe under the stash of toys. You manage to remember to put on some type of clothing for yourself before rushing out the door (literally filling lunch boxes as you go) to get the kids to school on time.
Then you work through your “To Do” list: cleaning the house, washing clothes, running errands, and getting an early start on dinner. Somewhere along the way, you sneak in an hour of writing for your blog or posting on social media for your home business. Or you may be a full-time working mom and have to spend eight hours being totally awesome at work. Then it’s back to school to pick up the kids and then the start of the evening routine.
So once the kids are finally tucked in bed, you have very little energy left. Skin care routine? What’s that? You dream of making your face smooth and spotless, but the thought of going through a 10-step K-beauty skin care routine now has you ready to pass out.
What you need is a simple DIY skin care routine you can do in five minutes or less. And while you don’t expect to get beautiful skin overnight, you do dream of at least having spotless skin in a week.
And guess what. It. Is. Possible.
So if you’ve been wondering how you can get clear skin naturally—using homemade remedies—and all in 10 minutes or less a day, then keep on reading.
How to get clear skin naturally
Yes, we all want flawless skin overnight. Who wants to wait days or weeks for glowing skin? But what we sometimes forget is that what we see on the surface of our face is a result of what has already happened deep beneath the skin’s surface over time. While you can achieve some quick results, smooth and spotless skin that lasts takes time.
So just how do you get crystal clear skin naturally?
It starts on the inside by eating foods that encourage healthy skin. Also by drinking the recommended amount of water each day to keep the skin plump and hydrated with a dewy glow. You then add in daily facial exercises to firm up that double chin, tighten up those droopy eyelids, and smooth out those frown lines.
But let’s not stop here. Add the icing on the cake with a natural, homemade skin care routine that improves the appearance of uneven skin tone, minimizes the appearance of pores, and gradually fades dark marks and acne scars.
The key to using natural products for your skin is to ensure you’re using the best ingredients. What are the best natural ingredients for my skin, you ask? Well, let me tell you…
Natural skin care ingredients that are good for your face
Dark green leafy vegetables – dark greens are one of the best foods for your skin (learn all 6 foods to eat for bright, clear skin). They are a rich source of vitamin A which improves the tone of our skin, and vitamin C which aids in growing and repairing skin cells. The antioxidants and nutrients leafy greens contain work to even out the complexion, giving the skin a youthful glow.
Star Anise – this spice, native to India and China, has the ability to provide instant relief from acne scars, wrinkles, and damaged skin.
Jojoba oil – most people mispronounce the name of this oil. If you said ho-ho-ba, then you’re right! This oil has anti-inflammatory and healing properties. Most people use it to treat acne, dry, chapped skin, and psoriasis. I love it because it smooths the skin and unclogs hair follicles.
Frankincense essential oil – this powerful astringent helps protect skin cells. It’s know for its anti-aging abilities to reduce acne blemishes and dark marks, while tightening the skin. Hello firmer, tighter skin!
Rosemary essential oil – I was late to using rosemary oil on my skin. I had been using it for years on my hair and loved it, but never even thought of adding it to my skin care products. I soon learned that it increases the skin’s elasticity. This means less droopiness and age spots (oh yea!).
Shea butter – I really resisted using this butter in my natural skin care recipes for a few years because I (mistakenly) thought it would be oily and clogging like real butter. How wrong was I?! Shea butter is an ideal beauty ingredient to soften skin. It also has anti-inflammatory and healing properties.
Simple DIY skin care regimen
If you’ve been wondering how you can make your skin beautiful naturally, here’s your answer. These natural homemade skin care recipes deliver smooth, spotless and flawless skin—seemingly overnight.
No more wondering which natural products are good for your face. Just follow the following steps of this simple, natural skin care routine and make your skin beautiful naturally.
Daytime skin care routine to get clear skin naturally:
Step 1 – DIY Facial Cleanser
Throw out the harsh chemicals. Instead, learn how to make your own face wash with this foaming DIY Facial Cleanser recipe. This homemade face wash uses all-natural ingredients and will leave your face feeling smooth and spotless.
Step 2 – Skin Tightening Toner
Want to know how you can get flawless skin overnight? You can tighten and tone your skin and leave your face glowing with this Star Anise Toner recipe. I’ve found it provides almost instant relief from acne scars, wrinkles, and damaged skin, and is relatively inexpensive to make.
If you have an extra 30 seconds, follow this toner with an all-natural essence. You can get the recipe for my Herb-Infused Essence in this free natural skin care routine eBook.
Step 3 – DIY Facial Serum
If you have to skip any step, don’t skip this one. This Face Firming Chia Seed Serum (found in my natural skin care recipes eBook) improves your skin’s texture while preventing your skin from losing moisture. Hello smooth, radiant skin!
Step 4 – Hydrating Moisturizer
Uncover your best skin yet with this hydrating facial moisturizer. Infused with star anise and paired with softening shea butter, this Star Anise Anti-Aging Facial Moisturizer helps you achieve clear skin naturally.
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Evening Routine for Flawless, Glowing Skin:
Step 1 – Foaming Oil Cleanser with Facial Spin Brush
Step 2 – Homemade Toner
Step 3 – Hydrating Sheet mask
I fell in love with sheet masks when I tried different products for my all-natural Korean skin care routine. And after a few experiments, I created the Star Anise Sheet Mask that really makes my face glow. As a bonus, you can just massage in the excess liquid once you remove the mask to replace the facial serum step.
Step 4 – Hydrating Night Treatment
Your skin will feel amazing after the sheet mask, so it’s a perfect time to seal in all of that hydration. The Triple Treat Oil Moisturizer (recipe below) is just the natural product your skin needs:
Triple Treat Oil Moisturizer
2 oz jojoba oil
10 drops lavender essential oil
10 drops frankincense essential oil
5 drops rosemary essential oil
Fill a small storage bottle with jojoba oil. Add in essential oils and shake gently to mix. You can store the mixture on your counter and apply to your skin as your final moisturizer.
If you’re a busy mom, these simple DIY skin care recipes can help you get flawless, glowing skin naturally—in less than 10 minutes a day. Give it a try and reveal your most radiant and youthful complexion.