The Organic Project thinks natural beauty shouldn’t be confined to the ladies’ side of the beauty cupboard. This spring, men can have their very own natural grooming routine with this simple routine and all-natural, all-Australian made products.
Start your day the organic way with some of the best products Australia has to offer. Follow this morning routine for an energized and revitalized day that will have you looking and feeling your best.
Step 1 – Shave/Trim your beard
If you just need to trim your beard, perform this task as usual and take note of step 5 for beard maintenance.
Before you shave ensure you have taken a shower to allow the hot water to open your pores and to prep your skin. If you don’t have time for this, splash your face with warm water several times. After you’ve prepped your skin, pair your preferred razor or beard trimmer with the Raw Essentials Shaving Cream in normal, sensitive or mature skin. This is a gentle moisturizing shaving cream that has been blended with specific ingredients to suit your skin type. Now, unless you want to look like you’ve been on a date with Edward Scissor-hands, applying shaving cream is a MUST, you should never dry shave.
How to use – After putting a small drop of shaving cream into a bowl, wet your shaving brush with cold water and whip it around the bowl in a circular motion to agitate the shaving cream. Continue to add cool water when necessary until the shaving cream turns into a light lather. Next use the shaving brush to work the cream onto your face in a circulation motion, going over your face multiple times. Let the cream soak into your face for 1 – 2 minutes then perform your usual shave as preferred.
Step 2 – Cleanse
By cleansing you are removing the top layer of dead skin cells, oil, pollution and perspiration. By not cleansing you are leaving your oil glands to get blocked with dirt which ultimately result in dry and flakey skin that cause breakouts. Use Surface Skincare’s Neroli & Lavender Cleanser for a gentle cleanse that removes impurities and environmental pollutants that doesn’t dry or irritate the skin. This cleansing cream contains four herbal extracts that help promote clearer, vital and younger looking.
How to use – Gently press the face with a warm cleansing cloth to help open the pores and soften the surface of the skin cells. Apply 2 – 3 pumps of Surface Skincare’s Neroli & Lavender Cleanser to your hand and gently massage into the face as well as the neck. Remove with water.
Step 3 – Tone
Toning is another important step you should always include in your daily routine. It helps close the pores after cleansing so no dirt gets back into your clean skin while also hydrating and preparing the skin to be moisturized. Use Surface Skincare Rose Maroc Purifying toner because it’s naturally stimulating, richly hydrating and improves and tightens the skins pores.
How to Use: Spray directly to your face and neck after cleansing skin and leave on for 15 seconds to allow the skin to soak it up. If you’re in a rush and don’t have time to cleanse after a shave just spray this on your face straight after to reduce redness and hydrate the skin.
Step 4 – Moisturise
One of the main causes of wrinkles is a loss of moisture which is why you should moisturize every morning. Ultimately by moisturizing you are hydrating the skin, leaving it smooth and restoring and strengthening damaged skin.
Use Purity Organic’s Cedarwood Men’s Cream to keep your skin healthy and hydrated all day. It spreads easily and is fast absorbing so it doesn’t leave your skin feeling oily.
How to use – Apply 1 – 2 pumps to the palm of your hand, warming to skin temperature. Next pat and press the product gently on your face and throat.
Step 5 – Beard oil (If you don’t shave)
Beards don’t take care of themselves and if you leave yours and don’t maintain it you soon might find yourself being mistaken for Hagrid…no that’s not a good thing. Every bearded man’s morning routine should include a dose of your favorite beard oil. Use Purity Organic’s beard oil to condition and replenish the hair and to ensure your beard is kept un-damaged and looking its best.
How to use – Pour a small amount of beard oil into the palm of your hand and gently work it into your beard, goatee or mustache. Groom and style it as normal using a comb or bristle brush.
Step 6 – Super-food drink
Now that you have taken care of the outside of your body you can’t neglect the inside. Use Detox in a Box’s Morigna Super food Powder to create a powerful antioxidant smoothie. This Super food Powder is full of amino acids that repair the body’s damage and is perfect after the gym or for an immunity boost.
How to use: Add two tablespoons of this Super food Powder to your favorite drink to crate an antioxidant green smoothie.