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Natural Skin Care Tips for the Whole Family

If you’ve had any sort of skin irritation or sensitivity, you know the importance of using natural products. Anything that we put on our skin is quickly absorbed by our body. Each season has its own skin care challenges, such as winter dryness and summer sun exposure. These natural products and skin care tips can help your whole family live and feel healthier!

Coffee Infused Skin Care

I absolutely love coffee, but I would have never thought to put it in my skin care! Coffee grounds are a natural exfoliate and the caffeine from coffee is a natural anti-inflammatory. I have tried several luxurious products from Java Skin Care. As expected, the deep coffee fragrance combined with the beneficial properties of Java provide rich benefits and smells amazing!

I had the chance to try the Java Skin Care Mint + Coffee Exfoliation Wonderbar made with organic ground coffee. I love this natural soap for a few reasons. First, the Wonderbar is made with ground roasted coffee which scrubs away dead skin cells. The potent mix of coffee serum and mint soothes and smooths the skin.

Also, the Wonderbar is generous in size and will last a long time if stored in a dry place.

Finally, I love the smell of coffee and I appreciate using gentle products all year round. This natural coffee-infused soap bar soothes and cleanses without drying out my skin.

Natural Skin Care Tips – Don’t store your favorite soap in the shower to maximize its use.

Natural Skin Care Tips - Java Skin Care Mint and Coffee Exfoliation Wonderbar

Roll-On Mineral Deodorant

If you struggle with dry skin, you know how tough it can be to use deodorant in the winter. Sometimes my skin gets so dry and irritated, and some deodorants or antiperspirants can make the situation worse. I discovered CRYSTAL mineral deodorants which come in several botanical fragrances. I’ve tried the Unscented and Lavender White Tea mineral blends with good results.

Natural Skin Care Tips - Crystal Roll-on Mineral Deodorant

CRYSTAL mineral deodorants are a gentle deodorizing solution because they don’t contain chemicals, parabens or aluminum. I stopped using deodorant with aluminum years ago. I also discovered it can be challenging to find natural deodorant formulations that effectively minimize odor.

These deodorants are easy to roll on, don’t block the pores and don’t leave behind residue. Instead, they use potassium mineral salt and botanical ingredients such as lotus blossom and orange peel extract to help prevent body odor naturally.

Natural Skin Care Tips – Apply natural deodorant to clean arm pits to maximize the botanical ingredients. Natural deodorants don’t mask and block like aluminum but they’re much healthier.

I typically apply deodorant 1-2 times a day and CRYSTAL mineral deodorants have been pretty effective for me. Since this deodorant doesn’t block pores, I still sweat but the odor is counteracted with the botanical ingredients. If you are looking for a natural deodorant alternative, CRYSTAL mineral deodorants are worth trying out.

The bottles are also the perfect size to tuck in your purse!

Natural Family Skin Care Tips - Crystal Mineral Deodorant

Natural Sunscreen

Families can benefit from sun protection all year round; weather you are headed to the beach or the ski slopes. Earth Mama Organics Mineral Sunscreen Lotion SPF 40 calms and protects with organic colloidal oatmeal and organic shea butter. It’s thoughtfully formulated to be non-irritating and gentle for sensitive skin. Earth Mama Organics thought of everything; it’s also reef-friendly and non-toxic with non-nano zinc that sits on top of the skin and scatters rays, rather than being absorbed.

Earth Mama Organics Kids Uber-Sensitive Mineral Sunscreen Lotion SPF 40

Moisture Rich Lip Color

I am totally a lip product collector. I typically have 4 to 5 lip products in my purse and another 10 in my dresser drawer. This may not seem like a lot for a true collector but I also go through lip products quickly and regularly. I also love trying new products!

I have thoroughly enjoyed using the Babo Botanicals lip tints which contain naturally moisturizing ingredients and provide the perfect amount of shine. These pretty pink hues also offer SPF 15 protection from the sun. Finally, they smell like roses and glide on with pretty color. If you love lip products, you’ll love everything about these lip tints. See our full review!

Natural Skin Care Tips – Lip tints provide great color but they’re not opaque like lip stick. These lip tints are also moisturizing!

Babo Botanicals Natural Lip Tint

What are your favorite natural skin care tips and go-to products?



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