A healthy skin routine away from toxic and chemical-laden products is essential for maintaining clear, glowing, and youthful-looking skin. One way to achieve this is by incorporating organic tallow-based products into your daily skincare routine.
Tallow is a type of rendered animal fat that is rich in nutrients and antioxidants that are beneficial for the skin. We use tallow as the foundation of our range and our tallow is not only certified organic but made from grass-fed well-cared for british cattle and is a nourishing and natural alternative to many of the synthetic ingredients found in commercial skin care products.
Here is a step-by-step guide to incorporating ancestral nourishment into your daily skin care routine:
Step 1: Cleansing
The first step in any skin care routine is cleansing. Our tallow soap can be used as a gentle cleansing balm for hands, body and face to remove makeup, dirt, and impurities from the skin.
Step 2: Toning
After cleansing, it is important to use a toner to restore the skin's natural pH balance. Tallow can be used as a toner by mixing it with apple cider vinegar, which is known to have astringent and anti-inflammatory properties. To make the toner, mix equal parts of tallow balm and apple cider vinegar and soothing essential oils like geranium, rose or tea tree and apply it to your skin using a cotton pad or ball. This will help to balance the skin's pH and remove any remaining impurities.
Step 3: Exfoliating
Exfoliating is an important step in any skin care routine, as it helps to remove dead skin cells and promote natural cell renewal. Try adding a pinch of pink salt/ sea salt to our nourish balm and use as a natural gentle exfoliant. To make the exfoliant, mix 1 tsp of Nourish Balm to a pinch of salt and gently massage it into your skin using circular motions. This will help to remove dead skin cells and reveal brighter, smoother skin.
Step 4: Moisturizing
Moisturizing is essential for keeping the skin hydrated and healthy. Our nourish balm and luxe face balm is the ultimate hydrating moisturizer, best enjoyed by applying it directly to the skin after cleansing and toning. It is easily absorbable and will leave your skin feeling soft, hydrated, and nourished. Tallow is also rich in vitamins and minerals, such as vitamin A, D, and E, and essential fatty acids which are beneficial to the skin and is a powerful emollient.
Step 5: Sun protection
Finally, it's important to protect your skin from the sun's harmful UV rays. Tallow-based products can be used as a natural sunscreen. Mixing equal parts of tallow and zinc oxide and applying it to the skin will create a physical barrier on the skin, which will protect it from the sun's harmful rays. Watch this space our Sun Balm is coming soon!
Incorporating tallow-based products into your skin care routine can have many benefits for your skin. Tallow is rich in nutrients and antioxidants that can help to nourish and protect the skin, and it is a natural alternative to many of the synthetic ingredients found in commercial skin care products, By following these steps you can create a routine that will help to keep your skin looking and feeling its best and lower your toxic load.
Remember, consistency is the key to achieving optimal results, so be sure to stick to your routine and give it some time to show the effects and reap the benefits!