Get clear skin with a natural beauty routine

Do you feel like you've tried everything to get rid of those stubborn spots and blackheads? You might be overloading your skin with products or irritating it with harsh chemicals. It's time to go back to basics, and here we show you how to get clear skin with a natural beauty routine.

The routine

Your beauty routine should be simple and consistent - twice a day, morning and night, cleanse, tone and moisturise your skin. Then if needed you can apply topical treatments to spots.

We also recommend exfoliating with a good natural scrub, like salt or apricot based products, twice a week to encourage skin to renew itself.

A weekly deep cleaning face mask can also work wonders on problem skin. Mud or clay masks contain minerals that will purify and detox your skin without leaving it overly dry.

The products

Look for products that contain these natural ingredients:

Witch hazel: Witch hazel is a natural astringent that can reduce the inflammation of pimples. It is found in many over-the-counter products.

Aloe vera: Aloe vera is one of nature's best healers, and as well as treating spots, it's also great for cuts, sunburn and skin irritation. Its healing properties leave skin soothed and restored, and it can dramatically reduce redness in just a few hours.

Tea tree oil: Tea tree oil can be dabbed directly into spots and works to dry them out and clear them up. It has natural anti-baterial properties to blast spot-causing bacteria.

Salicylic acid: Salicylic acid comes from the bark of willow trees and is another of nature's most effective anti-bacterials.

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