3 Natural Swaps You Can Use to Replace Your Conventional Skin Care Products


This article is contributed by Militza Maury of Little Green Dot

There’s a dirty secret that conventional skin care manufacturers don’t want you to learn. You can get the same effectiveness of many popular skincare products with ingredients taken straight from your kitchen pantry.

It’s true – all of the benefits and none of the nasties, just pure natural ingredients.

So if you want to break bad skincare habits and learn the secrets to effortless, effective natural skincare, start with these 3 natural swaps for your conventional skincare products.

How Many Products Do You Put on Your Skin Every Day?

As soon as the day begins, we go into the bathroom and apply a collection of skincare products on our faces: first a cleanser, then a toner, serum, moisturizer… and that’s just to get our face ready for dozens of makeup products.

It’s tiring and excessive. The stats on women’s skincare habits are staggering:

  • The average American woman will apply 16 skincare and cosmetic products on their face each day.
  • The average daily “cost” of a woman’s face is $8 per day. To put that in perspective, that’s the same as 1 month of Netflix or 2 tall lattes at Starbucks.

This expensive routine takes a toll on our skin health: by using conventional products, women apply an average of 168 chemicals on their face every day, and some of those are either known carcinogens and endocrine disruptors, or they haven’t even been tested for safety.

It’s no wonder our skin feels dull and tired! We are saturating it with harmful and abrasive products.

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  1. Amber H. says

    I have been meaning to switch out my facial cleanser with honey for a while. Is there a natural exfoliating cleanser you recommend? Just add some raw sugar to the honey twice a week? I read somewhere that Manuka honey is the best for facial cleansing. Any posts on treating a dry scalp is much appreciated. I’ve been doing ACV, coconut milk and aloe Vera juice, very mild natural baby shampoo that got a great score from EWG.

    • Michon Newman says

      Hey Amber!

      If you want to stick with using honey as your cleanser, try mixing a bit of our Ayurvedic Facial Scrub into it a few times a week! It is a lovely, mineral-rich clay & herb mixture that works great for all skin types. You can view that on our site here: https://shop.annmariegianni.com/products/ayurvedic-facial-scrub-50ml

      Thank you for your article recommendation! I will be sure to pass that along to our editorial coordinator 🙂

      xo- Michon
      ASC Customer Happiness Team

  2. Christine says

    For brown spots.. vitamin E oil mixed with lemon juice every day. It will help the look of them fade away. I use a lot of Natural skincare.. pumpkin glycemic acid mask once a month exfoliates well. Almond oil with frankincense and other essential oils are great for moisturizer.

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