Incorporating plant based products: daily facial care
Healthy skin starts with a healthy skin care routine. The trend toward using natural products and creating a natural skin care routine has become ever more popular in the last decade. Using skin care products that contain plant-based extracts may especially help those with sensitive skin or those that tend to have allergic reactions.
As a starting point, daily facial care should be taken for all skin types: dry skin; oily skin; combination skin; sensitive skin and aging skin.
In this article we will review plant-based skincare, skincare routines, and reasons for using products that contain plant-based extracts. Read on to be in the know and make an informed decision.
Why choose plant-based products for skincare?
There are so many reasons to opt for plant-based extracts in your beauty regime, from what they do to your body to what they do to the environment, plant-based extracts are fast becoming the way of the world.
They’re safe for you
Using plant-based extracts ensures that what you put on your body is good and healthy for your overall health. Plant-based extracts in skincare products may well be less harmful to your body.
They’re safe for the environment
It’s a growing concern, what we as humans have done and are doing to the earth. If we continue the way we have for many hundreds of years, we will continue to see the increasingly detrimental effects of climate change on the earth.
Having a plant-based extract skin care routine means that you are not using chemicals that can harm the environment or animals.
They’re nutrient rich
Plant-based extract skincare products are rich in nutrients such as jojoba oil, apple cider vinegar, aloe vera, as well as Vitamin C, Vitamin D, alpha hydroxy acids and so much more. All of these ingredients work together to help ensure that the body functions at its most optimal level.
They’re gentle on your skin
As opposed to products that contain synthetic ingredients, going plant-based may be gentler on your face and body. No matter your skin type, from normal skin to sensitive skin, being conscious of what you place onto your body is paramount, and a plant-based extract skincare routine may have a positive influence on your outward appearance.
SeraLabs Seratopical Revolution skincare suite is a great option, created using a plant-based formulation, with a Proprietary Triple Peptide (P3P) Delivery System, which may help to boost collagen and elastin, may help to minimize fine lines, and may help in reducing the appearance of wrinkles.
Ingredients in natural products
The key to plant-based extracts skincare is the ingredients which are included in the products. Your body contains natural oils that are good for you, and brands that are plant-based may help to not strip your skin of these natural oils with things like alcohol.
It’s no secret that vitamins are vital in keeping our body healthy. Products that are natural incorporate a large number of vitamins, such as Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Vitamin A and many others.
Vitamin C, E and A, can be found in many fruits and vegetables, and while this is true, it’s often difficult to get enough from eating healthy foods alone.
That’s where products such as Vitamin C serums come into play – offering an added boost for your daily dose.
Essential oils have roots that go back for centuries, and many believe that these oils have many good and lasting effects. Those with aging skin and dry skin in particular may benefit from adding essential oils into their beauty and skincare routine.
While it may seem counter-productive to use this item for those with excess oil or oily skin, good oils may help to remove dirt and grime. An oil-based cleanser, therefore, has its place.
Some such oils include: jojoba oil; tea tree oil; rose oil (containing Vitamin C and E, it may be a good addition to your regular moisturizer).
This plant contains many substances that are biologically active ingredients and may help your skin get that natural glow. Aside from many vitamins, aloe vera contains amino acids, minerals, enzymes to mention just a few!
Antioxidants help protect your outer layer from damage that is caused by free radicals and other environmental problems such as pollution and the sun. Research has shown that says antioxidants may well have strong anti-aging benefits.
It may be a good idea to start your morning by washing your face with a cleanser containing glycolic acid, and an antioxidant serum.
Skincare routine for different types of skin
A good, plant-based skin care routine may rid the skin of dirt and impurities, lock in moisture, and encourage natural elastin production.
Different types of skin require different approaches to skin care. Normal skin is probably the easiest to assess – if you have no oily spots or dry spots, you likely have normal skin. To find out what skin type you have, you should consult with a dermatologist.
Below are the various types of skin and a basic skin care routine for each.
Those with this skin type are typically oily in the T-zone (forehead and chin) while dry on the cheeks. Combination skin can be a tricky skin type to find a good routine, however a plant-based skincare routine can be put together to help reduce shine and improve dry patches.
Typically, those with combination skin should try and find skin care products that service both oily skin and dry skin. You will need to look for a cleanser that both clears impurities from makeup (i.e. remove makeup), and environmental elements such as dirt and pollution. You will also need to ensure you have a moisturizer that effectively hydrates the skin while not leaving a shine.
Setting up a beauty routine for your skin if you have dry skin, may really help.
Dry skin can often appear flaky and using products that may help to remove dead skin cells is also a great inclusion in the beauty regime.
Keeping the skin hydrated is a necessity for those with dry skin. Adding products to your plant-based skincare routine that are rich in nourishing ingredients may help skin retain moisture and assist with your skin tone.
Hyaluronic acid is an ingredient that is naturally present in the skin and can be supplemented by products that contain it. The job of hyaluronic acid is to hold water, and therefore it may assist in plumping up the skin. Hyaluronic acid may also help the skin retain some elasticity.
Skin that is oily means that there is an overproduction of oil from the sebaceous glands. Washing the face with a gentle cleanser is important. The SeraLabs Clarity Foaming Cleanser is a good option for your plant-based skin care routine, leaving skin clean, clear and refreshed.
Those with oily skin should try and avoid harsh soaps, as they tend to strip your skin of natural oils. Some experts suggest double cleansing as a skin care routine for oily skin types. This often consists of a first wash with an oil-based cleanser, followed up with a water-based cleanser.
Moisturizers are also vital for oily skin types, as it may help to balance your skin’s oil supply.
Sensitive skin is often prone to reacting to allergies or irritation of some kind.
Avoiding products that contain harsh ingredients is key as this can further irritate skin. Implementing a plant-based skin care routine may help in rebuilding a healthy protective barrier for the skin, as you aren’t using products that could irritate your skin.
Skin that is aging may have more fine lines and wrinkles. Incorporating products that are anti-aging may have a positive effect on your outward appearance.
A planted-based skincare routine may assist those concerned that their skin is aging prematurely. By incorporating natural products, you could gain the benefits of the nourishing ingredients that may have anti-aging properties in them.
Anti-aging products work to plump up skin and may help to boost collagen that has been lost.
Try SeraLabs Seratopical Revolution skincare suite – an alcohol free, plant-based extract formulation, with a Proprietary Triple Peptide (P3P) that may help in boosting collagen to minimize fine lines or wrinkles. The range consists of:
- Clarity – Foaming Cleanser
- Harmony – Face and Neck Toner
- Freedom – Day and Night Moisturizer
- Adoring – Eye Serum
- Gleaming – Brightener
- Radiant – Face and Neck Serum
Starting a plant-based skin care routine
Beauty routines have a host of benefits, for those looking for smoother, brighter, and healthier looking skin.
The products in plant-based skincare provide a protective barrier, and this may help to ensure you reap the benefits of a daily routine. Every beauty regime should include removing makeup. When you remove makeup, you rid the skin of any surface impurities that could be clogging pores. Follow this up with other methods to complete the routine.
Below are some items you can add to your plant-based skincare routine.
Plant-based skin care begins with a face wash to cleanse the face. There are many different types of cleansers on the market – water based cleansers; oil-based cleansers; foaming cleansers etc., and all have their benefits. Almost all skin types require a gentle cleanser to wash away dirt and impurities.
SeraLabs’ Seratopical Revolution Clarity Foaming Cleanser contains the plant-based extracts your skin needs to feel clean, clear, and refreshed. Packed with powerful antioxidants and peptides, it is a moisturizing cleanser that won’t leave your skin feeling dried out, but maintains the skin’s delicate moisture balance.
Toners can help to remove remaining pollution and impurities from the face that may clog pores. Skin that is oilier will benefit a huge amount from using a toner. Toning the face may help to tighten pores and improve the appearance of the skin.
Some swear by using apple cider vinegar as a toning agent, as it holds antibacterial properties and is a natural antiseptic. When using apple cider vinegar, it is a good idea to dilute it slightly to reduce the strength.
SeraLabs Seratopical Revolution’s Harmony Toner contains Coriander Seed Oil, Coconut Water, and Vanilla Essence– all highly hydrating ingredients that will help to revitalize your skin.
Using masks on your face on a weekly basis could have highly beneficial results for your skin. There are many different types of masks you can use that may help with various skin types. We’ve mentioned two masks to consider for either oily or dry skin.
A clay mask may absorb excess oil from the skin, possibly helping to reduce blackheads, and whiteheads. Be careful not to use these too often as they can dehydrate the skin if used excessively or improperly.
Clay masks are great for combination skin as the clay can be placed on only the oily T-zone, targeting the shine and potentially reducing greasiness.
Remove your clay mask with a warm, wet washcloth before it goes too hard and begins to crack.
Hyaluronic acid is super hydrating and locks the moisture in your skin in. For this reason, a hyaluronic acid sheet mask works well to help improve the skin appearance and may assist in skin plumping, reducing fine lines and providing a healthy glow.
Exfoliating on a regular basis may help to remove dead skin cells and ensure the skin is ready to absorb all the good nutrients included in cleansers, toners and moisturizers. A skin care routine without exfoliation is like missing one important piece of the skin care and anti-aging puzzle.
Many exfoliators contain beta hydroxy acids (BHA) that may help exfoliate the skin effectively.
There are many plant-based ingredients that are incredibly nourishing for the skin and that can be added to your skin care routine.
When choosing a moisturizer, first ensure you know what skin type you have. You can then decide what type of cream or serum may be needed and best for you.
The Freedom Day and Night moisturizer from SeraLabs Seratopical Revolution range offers long lasting hydration. A plant-based moisturizer may help with a boost of collagen from Coriander Seed Oil, Jojoba Seed Oil, and Cranberry Seed Oil, and your skin will thank you.
Your eyes are surrounded by skin that is incredibly delicate, and you should be very gentle when applying product on this area. Plant-based eye creams may have an added benefit that if it does accidentally get into the eye, it does not contain harsh chemicals.
Eye creams offer hydration, and may help to reduce puffiness, and help to brighten the skin in this area.
In order to reap the benefits of using an eye cream, you will need to consistently use a product for at least 4 – 6 weeks.
Serums are used between cleansing and moisturizing, packing a powerful amount of active ingredients onto your skin for maximum impact. Using an antioxidant serum may help to calm skin and reduce the fine lines and wrinkles that develop as we age.
The SeraLabs Seratopical Revolution skincare suite holds two serums:
Adoring Eye Serum is packed with nourishing ingredients such as Hyaluronic Acid, Coriander, Jojoba and Cranberry Seed Oils. The antioxidants and skin soothing ingredients included in this serum help to protect the delicate areas around the eyes.
Our flagship Radiant Face and Neck Serum is a non-greasy, nourishing blend of Marula Oil, Argan Oil, Coriander Oil and Sunflower Seed Oil and perfect for all skin types.
Once you go with the skincare that is packed with plant-based extracts, you won’t turn back. The benefits of nature’s goodness are broad. Remember to keep a consistent beauty regime to reap maximum benefits, and always consult with a skin care expert where you are unsure.