I’m a simple girl. I’m also very natural. I don’t really like make up, nor lotions and potions. I find it too much hassle and I much prefer my good-life skin glow to artificial radiance.
As much as I’d love to hide my deepening wrinkles, and I scrutinize them probably a little too much, I take comforted by the stories of laughter and wisdom they show. (Secret spill – I do sometimes use the air brush function on the picmonkey photo editing software, lol).
Makeup never made my suitcase.
It’s only been the past two years that I wore makeup almost every day. Why? Because I felt so beaten down with life that I needed a little sprucing up.
My mission with this road trip around Australia, was to ditch the makeup and return to the glow that comes from living a life you truly love.
I packed a little make up, but have only worn it a handful of times. It now feels strange to reach for the foundation and mascara, where not that long ago it was a daily, unconscious habit. (I do love to wear BB Cream)
I’m getting so used to purity, the thought of putting it on makes me a little ill.
Traveling gives you a little liberating space to say, “This is who I am and I’m happy so screw you if you’re not happy with it.”
My travel skin care regime
Now to my skin care regime. Again, it was something I never was good at following. I love warm, humid, nourishing environments so cleansing my face with soapy, cold face washes repels me from any kind of skin routine.
My skin was suffering: lacklustre, wrinkly, dry, and prone to pimples.
Vanity was sending me into depression. I had to do something fast. I turned to my guru, Sarah Wilson for a nourishing, natural beauty approach.
Oils. Get them on your face, she cried.
My chemical laden lotions and creams were all tossed out and replaced with 3 small bottles of oil. I now don’t put anything on my skin I can’t eat.
I have a regular skin care routine that is simple, cheap, easy and warming to my soul. I am now seriously in love with oils.
Natural beauty products for your skin care
I try to get organic skin care products when I can. Some of the links below maybe affiliate links, which means I get a small commission (at no extra cost to you)if you choose to purchase through the links on my site.
Three oils to get your face radiating
1. Jojoba Oil
Every evening, I smear jojoba oil on my face (only need a few drops), jump in the warm shower, and let the steam do its job by helping to draw out the gunk. I then wash it off with a face cloth. It’s super easy, relaxing and warming. It may seem counter-intuitive, but oil sticks to oil.
2. Rosewater and chamomile toner
I spray a little rosewater and chamomile toner on my face – still not sure what toner does, but it feels refreshing and nourishing.
3. Rosehip Oil
OMG my skin slurps up this angel elixir. Rosehip Oil will shave off the years and give your spark back.
These bottles take up minimal space in your luggage. They’ll last for a long time, and are far cheaper than any of the chemical beauty products. For example, these three oils cost me around $60 in total. I’ve had them for three months and still have 3/4 of the bottle left.
Make sure you read the label so you get the pure organic stuff and the oils need to be cold-pressed.
4. Mud Mask – Rhassoul Clay
I’ve recently fallen in love with Mira’s Hand. I use her mask on my face and hair. Rhassoul Clay has been used for over 1,400 years by the Ancient Romans and Egyptians as a natural beauty treatment for skin and hair.
Natural products for your body skin care
5. Olive oil or goat’s milk soap
I love to pick up olive oil or goat’s milk soap from local markets. It’s soft and gentle for your skin, giving you lots of healthy moisture.
6. Savon Noir Black soap
Again, Jamil’s Hand, is rocking my world with her Savon Noir, black soap.
It smells a little funky (I swear my Mum used soap like this when I was young), but it gives your skin a good exfoliation. I have an exfoliating hand glove as well. I use it once a week in the shower. It’s a great way to boost your lymphatic system and get rid of those dead skin cells.
7. Coconut Oil
It’s rare I cook a meal without my coconut oil. It adds a Shazam of flavour to your meal. I scoop a spoonful out and use it as a body moisturizer – natural, simple and va va voom. I do have to restrain myself from eating my own body parts, it smells so good.
If you want more natural beauty tips check out Econest. I’ve gotten heaps of good tips from here.
Want to smell nice on your travels? Check out these natural and very portable perfume sticks that are meant to “roam” the world with you without the threat of spills or leaks in your luggage, purse or pocket.
My next project is to to go a la natural with my hair care