Beauty Secrets - A Gentle Natural Fem Wash
Taking care of our skin and body extends to all parts of ourselves – not just that which is visible, such as the face. This means that a safe and gentle natural Fem Wash is an overlooked yet incredibly valuable skin care product to own! It is important to look after this sensitive area using premium natural products, to ensure we treat it gently.
The benefits of a natural Fem Wash for women are huge. These include:
- Promoting a clean intimate area
- Supporting vaginal health, assisting protection from infections, inflammations and odours
- Calms and soothes skin before and after waxing
- Maintains pH balance using natural ingredients
Made in New Zealand, our premium natural Fem Wash is formulated for sensitive skin, can be used during menstruation, pregnancy, while breast-feeding and ticks all the boxes. This natural formulation is soap free and formulated to a natural healthy PH balance to support the skin’s defences.
Designed to be used daily, this mild, antifungal soap-free natural Fem Wash is carefully crafted with some of nature’s finest ingredients to gently cleanse and protect, providing long lasting freshness. Along with calendula (a natural antiseptic), aloe vera, cranberry and rosehip, these natural ingredients work together to assist in soothing and calming irritated skin.
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Benefits of a Plant-Based Natural Night Cream
We’ve said it before, and will say it again – a good night time natural skincare routine is so important. Cleansing effectively using a natural cleanser to rid your face of all the make-up and dirt accumulated during the day, and then using a natural toner to make sure no cleanser is left are both very important steps. However, arguably the most important step of all is finding and using the right natural night cream suited to your skin type.
Using a natural night cream that not only agrees with your skin type (as a rule of thumb, the more oil in your skin, the less you want in a moisturiser and vice versa) but actually works to improve it can make the most significant difference to your overall skin health.
At night, our body starts doing all the things it couldn’t do when active during the day, including replacing lost moisture. This is the most optimum time to supply it with the right tools to treat skin issues effectively. If you’re applying a good natural night cream before you go to bed, your body doesn’t need to waste any time on replacing lost moisture, so it can instead focus on repairing wrinkle/blemish/pigmentation causing damage and keeping your skin happy.
Therefore, it’s absolutely essential that you not only find a good night cream but also that you apply it every night and help your body give you the best skin it can. Well moisturised skin is healthy, glowy, dewy and blemish-free, and who wouldn’t want skin like that?
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Rosehip Ultra Brightening Serum - Ideal For All Skin Types
Ever wondered what the difference is between a natural moisturiser and a natural facial serum? While both moisturise, the main difference is that a natural hydrating moisturiser hydrates the skin and puts a protective barrier between it and the environment. Meanwhile, a natural facial serum usually contains higher concentrations of skin benefiting ingredients and is specially formulated to penetrate deep within the skin’s layers. A serum is absorbed deeper into the skin.
In short, a natural facial serum offers a super charged boost to your normal beauty routine. Think of it as helping to provide the infrastructure for beautiful skin. For best results, adopt a serum as part of your skincare routine, using our natural Rosehip Ultra Brightening Serum twice a day under your moisturiser. You will be amazed at the difference!
Rich in anti-ageing botanical extracts and oils, including the potent New Zealand blackcurrant seed oil (which is exceptionally rich in essential fatty acids) our Savar Rosehip Ultra Brightening Serum brightens, rejuvenates and protects facial skin.
This serum is also ideal for sensitive skin and full of super anti-ageing ingredients – you can expect beautifully soft, glowing, healthy skin in no time.
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Dry skin or oily skin - Identifying your skin type
With many different natural beauty products aimed at different skin types, it is essential to know what products are best for your skin.
Dry Skin –when your skin begins to feel dry (whether due to stress, climate, allergies among other things), this is actually your skin showing signs of dehydration. Your skin is not effectively producing enough oil to keep it supple and smooth. If you have dry skin your skin may be sensitive and you may notice flaky skin when examined closely. Skin can feel tight and rough, and look dull. This is because your skin produces less sebum than normal, therefore doesn’t retain moisture or build protective shields as effectively as normal skin.
Dry skin is a long-term skin issue that needs to be addressed with a suitable natural skincare routine and premium quality skincare products, as well as extra pampering treatments, such as a moisture boosting mask and plenty of nightly moisturiser.
Oily skin – when your skin produces too much sebum/oil. If you have oily skin you may notice that it has a glossy shine, and invisible pores. Oily skin can be caused by a number of things, including genetics, hormonal imbalances, medication or stress.
Important to remember that even oily skin needs regular moisturising. However, you should seek out a moisturiser that is specifically formulated for oily skin. It is recommended that you use a light toner or natural face wash instead of a heavier cream cleanser, to ensure no residue is left to block your pores. You should also avoid anything harsh that completely strips oil from your skin – as your skin will overcompensate by producing more! The key is to follow a regular routine including a thorough cleanse, a balancing and residue removing toner and calming natural moisturiser.
Combination skin – this is when your skin is a combination of skin types. You may be oily in the T-zone, and dry or normal on your cheeks.
Remember that there is no one universal answer – everybody’s skin type is slightly different. It is critical that you identify your skin type and treat it accordingly!
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Beauty Tips and Tricks to get the most use of your Natural Skincare Toner
We absolutely love our Natural Instant Boost Multi Toner, and couldn’t imagine life without it. We want to share with you the different ways it can be used, to ensure you get just as much enjoyment from it as we do. Here are the ways we love to use our Savar Natural Skincare Toner:
- Immediately after cleansing: it makes sure that every trace of make-up and cleanser has been removed so there’s no remaining film. It also effectively prepares our skin for the next essential step of our skincare routine, which is moisturising.
- To cool down: sometimes a cold drink just isn’t enough to help us stay cool, so rather than mess around trying to splash our faces with water, we use a quick spritz of toner to calm, cool and sooth our flustered faces.
- Setting make-up: we at Savar love everything natural and that philosophy extends to our feelings about make-up. We love to look fresh-faced and naturally beautiful, so after we’ve applied our make-up, we gently mist our faces with natural toner which allows a gentle glow to come through and stops the heavy make-up look.
- Correcting make-up mistakes: sometimes, when we’re in a hurry, we can make silly mistakes like applying too much blusher or overdoing the concealer. Rather than wiping it all off and starting again, we use a clean make-up brush spritzed with natural skincare toner to softly blend in the mistake.
- Mask removal: whether you have dry or oily skin, you should ideally be using a natural mask treatment on a weekly basis to give your skin the boosting care it needs. Some masks can be tricky to remove. Once your mask has been on the recommended time, rather than attempting to rub or scrub it off, mist it all over with your toner which will melt it down, making it a lot easier to remove, then just wipe it off.
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Hands, necks and the skin around the eyes are the three areas that show the earliest signs of ageing, which is why it’s essential we look after these three areas with the best ingredients we can get our hands on! It’s so easy to focus on facial skin and neglect these other areas. Therefore, it’s worth investing a bit of time and effort into maintaining the skin using a natural eye cream. As we’ve mentioned before, the key to healthy and radiant skin is a regular skincare regime using natural skincare (coupled of course with a healthy diet and regular sleep). Here are some suggestions on how to keep the skin around your eyes healthy and nourished:
- Use a good natural eye cream that leaves your skin feeling plump and moisturised. Our Savar Natural Wonder Lift Eye Cream is ultra nourishing, enriched with premium anti-aging extracts and oils to help firm the skin, and assist with the dark circles around your eyes. This eye cream is ideal for sensitive skin types, as is fragrance free!
- When you do your weekly facial, consider applying a thick layer of natural eye cream on the skin around the eyes during the mask phase which should give the skin a good moisture boost.
- Wear sunglasses! Not just because they protect from sun damage from UVA and UVB rays, but also because you’re prone to squinting in bright light which wrinkles the skin around your eyes.
- Be gentle when you apply your natural eye cream, as the skin around the eye is incredibly delicate. Gently pat it in rather than rub it and never pull at or drag the skin.
These are just a few of the very easy ways you can keep the skin around your eyes happy and youthful looking for as long as possible.
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Knowing the best natural skincare beauty tips and tricks is a great way to keep your skin healthy and radiant! The key is a combination of a great natural skincare routine and eating and drinking the right kinds of healthy foods, to keep your skin looking smoother and younger for longer. Plant based skincare and diets are becoming more and more popular.
One of our favourite tricks is to use a plant based moisture mask at least two or three times a week, as well as the daily beauty routine of cleansing, toning and moisturising. Whether you have dry skin or oily skin, you should ideally be using a moisture mask treatment to give your skin the boosting care it needs.
A moisture mask, such as our Natural Hydrating Antioxidant Moisture Mask, will smooth out the fine lines by hydrating, nourishing and restoring moisture levels in your face. Fabulous for sensitive, dry and mature skin, this gentle and incredibly nourishing natural skin care moisture treatment helps restore and strengthen the skin’s protective barrier function to reduce pollution penetration – not to mention leaving your skin feel soft, supple and glowing!
To use any moisture mask, simply apply an even layer to the skin with finger tips (avoiding eye area). Leave on this antioxidant packed goodness for 15 to 25 minutes or better still over night, then remove with a damp cloth or massage excess cream into your facial skin.
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Natural facial cleanser versus soap – what’s the difference?
Natural facial cleaners are specially formulated for the delicate skin on your face. They usually have a low pH, are therefore more acidic and will not upset your skin's unique acid coating. Soaps, on the other hand, have a high pH and are more alkaline. High alkaline products are more likely to irritate your skin.
If you have dry sensitive skin it is even more important that you use a natural facial cleanser cream instead of soap to remove your cosmetics. A cream is especially good for dry skin because it is formulated to help restore a natural moisture balance. Best of all is to ensure that your facial cleanser cream is natural and plant-based - to avoid using something that may react with your skin.
Most facial cleansing creams are mild but still have the cleaning action needed to remove facial oil from oily skin. But, unlike soap, their superior cleaning properties will not dry out sensitive or aging skin. They really are the perfect cleaning tool for any skin type and far superior to soap.
Why use facial cleanser creams instead of soap?
- They are formulated especially for your face.
- They are made for all skin types.
- They not only clean but nourish your skin.
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Five Uses for Our Natural Hydrating Antioxidant Moisture Mask
Natural moisture masks are one of the most versatile beauty products you can have in your beauty cupboard as they can be used for so many different things. Here are five of our favourite ways to use our Hydrating Antioxidant Moisture Mask:
First, a natural mask is the ideal thirst-quenching moisture boost for any skin type that’s in need of a bit of TLC. This can be used as a leave-on or wash-off mask depending on how dry or dehydrated your skin is, so it’s especially handy for those who have very changeable skin
If you’ve run out of your usual day or night cream, our natural plant-based mask can be used as temporary replacement. Just use a small amount and work it into skin until fully absorbed.
Our natural mask can be used for any areas in need of a rich nourishment, such as hands or feet. Apply liberally to hands or feet, then put one some cotton-rich gloves or socks and leave for as long as you can – ideally overnight – for a huge difference to your dry skin.
Flyaway hair is a tricky problem to solve, but use a tiny bit of our plant-based mask to tame it. Just work a small amount over your hands, then run your hands over hair to tame flyaways and frizz – this is an especially useful tip in humidity, when hair can go a bit crazy!
Extremely dry or chapped lips can be fixed with a layer of this used like a mask. Just apply, leave for a few minutes and wipe away. This is also a great thing to do just before lipstick application as it will smooth and plump your lips, making them a perfect canvas for lipstick.
Don’t forget you can decant a bit of our natural hydrating antioxidant moisture mask into a travel-friendly container and take it away with you so you can use it for all the above purposes without taking lots of heavy products!
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Dry Sensitive Skin
Dry sensitive skin is often prone to spots and dry patches, meaning it is difficult to treat and find the right cleansers and moisturisers. If this is your skin type, it is essential that you avoid chemical products as much as possible, as dry sensitive skin is very reactive – ensure you treat your skin carefully and gently.
It important to look for very gentle, mild natural skincare products that are specially formulated to nourish and protect your skin. Try to avoid heavily fragranced soap products and switch to soap free body washes and cleansers as they have a lower ph than soaps with less potential to irritate dry sensitive skin. We recommend our Essential Cleansing Lotion which is a very gentle cream cleanser for dry sensitive skin as it is nourishes as well as cleanses.
If your skin naturally becomes more sensitive at some times than at others, during such sensitive periods try and strip your products right back to the bare minimum – ideally a gentle natural cleanser and natural moisturiser. A natural cream cleanser will minimise aggravation, as compared to a wash-off one.
If you do suffer from dry sensitive skin it is best to look for very gentle natural skincare products that work for you - always check that the products you are purchasing are able to be returned if they are not suitable for your skin. Here at Savar we offer a 30 day money back guarantee on the rare chance that someone may react to our safe and gentle New Zealand made natural products.
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