We’ve all heard the common New Year resolutions time and time again about eating cleaner, getting fitter and being healthier – especially after a festive season abundant in rich food and celebratory drinks! As great as these goals may be, they are often focused on cleansing our internal organs while forgetting the biggest and most absorbent organ of them all… our skin!
During our lives we experiment with so many health and beauty products in an attempt to find what works best for our skin, and also because clever marketing and media always have us wanting the next best thing in our ever growing collection. Now, I’d like to tell you that there’s no harm in trying them all. Unfortunately, though, commercial products are often filled with synthetic ingredients that are absorbed through the skin.
Think about how many beauty products you expose yourself to every day. Soap, shampoo, toothpaste, moisturizer, deodorant, makeup, hair products… Have you looked at their ingredient labels? Do you know what all of those things are? No? Me neither. And I’m not so sure that I want to know!
So, how does this sound for a New Year resolution: In 2016 I want to reduce the amount of chemicals I put on my skin.
Fortunately, it is easier than some would think! There are more and more brands coming out now that offer all natural alternatives to commercial beauty products, including us! You will mostly find them stocked in health food stores and of course, that brilliant place, the World Wide Web. Start with looking for the products you use on large parts of your skin, like body wash and moisturizer. Gradually, you can replace everything in your bathroom with safer alternatives and start living chemical free!
Always do your own research. Start reading articles and blogs about this topic and see what others have to say on the matter. The results of various studies suggest strong cause to avoid the nasties and get back to nature! Also don’t forget to really understand the environmental impacts of the product you chose. Palm oil, for example, is something that is used in many natural products, but its environmental impact is immense.
Luckily, we have most of your skin care needs covered. We were so concerned about what we were putting on our own skin so we have come up with a natural alternative for pretty much all of your skin care needs.
Here are some our favorite products to get your skin cleanse started: