Many women are so used to wearing makeup every day that putting it on in the morning has become habit. It gets washed off at night (usually) and then reapplied in the morning before breakfast.
They grab a new shade of eye shadow while wandering through Target. A tube of lip gloss might nestle its way into the shopping cart between the bread and eggs. It’s become so routine that muscle memory takes over the buying and applying.
But have you ever stopped and looked at the ingredients on the package? Have you considered the chemicals that are added to foundation to make it buttery smooth or the harsh ingredients added to eye shadow to make it sparkle? Probably not.
If you slow down in the makeup aisle or do a quick search online, you’ll find that more and more companies are making all-natural makeup. These products are very safe for the skin, cruelty-free and environmentally conscious.
Want to ditch the chemicals and find an alternative? Consider these four reasons to go all-natural.
Commercial makeup is made with all sorts of chemicals and preservatives that your skin isn’t usually exposed to. These chemicals -- that stay on your face all day long -- can do some serious damage.
For example, silicone clogs your pores, trapping dirt and sweat. Sulfates dehydrate your skin and hair. As chemicals take their toll, you’ll notice the need to use more and more products over time.
Makeup made from all-natural ingredients do not contain anything made in a lab. The companies that make them are focused on making quality products that are organic, high in antioxidants and filled with essential oils. They want to ensure their makeup has a positive impact on your body.
All-natural makeup won’t harm your skin. In fact, they can help retain elasticity and moisture and keep your skin clean… all while enhancing your natural beauty.
Do you like making your own skincare? You could try your hand at making your own makeup. If you’re really concerned about what’s going in to your products, you won’t have to wonder when you’re the one making them.
Makeup can be made from common household items such as cocoa powder, cornstarch, arrowroot powder and coconut oil. You can make a wide variety of products with a few simple recipes without the need for any harsh chemicals, silicones, sulfates and more.
If you’re not up to the task of building your own makeup kit, don’t worry. It’s not for everyone. The DIYers of the world spend hours concocting makeup alternatives. And even then, they might not work with your skin or be what you want. But if you like a good challenge, try making some makeup at home.
Before big brands release makeup to the world, they have to make sure it’s safe and effective for nearly anyone to use. However, testing is often done on animals. This fact is so far removed from the dazzling palettes of color, that it’s hard to remember.
The Humane Society’s Fact Sheet details skin and eye irritation tests that involve rubbing chemicals on bare skin and into the eyes of animals.
All-natural makeup comes from naturally occurring ingredients, such as clay, that do not require extensive testing and torture on animals. Buying this makeup and supporting the companies that make it will do more than just enhance your natural beauty. Switching to cruelty-free products will help save animals now and in the future as it lessens the demand for makeup tested on animals.
Since beauty products are made with a never-ending list of chemicals, what are those chemicals doing to the environment? It’s a whole lot of damage, that’s what.
For a while, companies were using microbeads for extra exfoliation in liquid and gel-based products. These tiny plastic particles can’t decompose once they’re washed down the drain. Research showed how microbeads could harm the environment. The United States banned their use, but products with microbeads can still be purchased from online retailers such as Amazon.
Microbeads aren’t the only offender. In fact, numerous harmful and destructive chemicals can be lurking in the beauty aisle: Titanium dioxide has been shown to harm marine wildlife. Diethanolamine can form into carcinogens over time. Some products can even cause breast cancer.
Instead of risking environmental and personal harm by using everyday beauty products and makeup, consider switching to all-natural products. Most companies that make all-natural makeup use earthen ingredients that won’t cause long-term damage.
Once you start looking for reasons to switch to all-natural makeup, the list will be endless. Many people are looking for better ways to enhance their natural beauty without harming their skin, animals or the environment.
Makeup made with natural ingredients is all about transparency and sustainability. If you’re looking for an alternative to what’s currently in your makeup bag, all-natural ingredients would be a smart choice.
Perky skin used to be effortless, remember? Back when you were 18, the fear of sagging skin didn’t come within a mile of your list of aesthetic concerns.
Unfortunately, the internal structure of skin changes for the worse as we get older. Collagen, elastin, and muscle tone lose their momentum and slowly surrender to gravity and time. This leaves you with a droopy face and sagging self-esteem.
But don’t schedule your facelift yet! Let’s dig into the real root causes of aging skin and sagging facial muscles. Once you understand the deep internal functions controlling your appearance, you can choose the best products, treatments, and supplements to restore a healthy, firm, lifted face.
If you believe you can heal a bone, you should believe you can heal your teeth. If your teeth are sensitive and your gums are bleeding... you are on your way to internal diseases like heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure, irritable bowel syndrome, malabsorptions syndrom and more...
How can cavities and gum disease lead to long-term dependence on medications? If the dental products you use do not support a healthy environment inside your mouth that allows your saliva to protect you, remineralize your teeth, start the process of digestion and repair gum tissue.. you are on the road to gum disease and dental decay and the ONLY place that road ends is internal inflammation that results in heart disease, obesity, digestive problems (leaky gut, malabsorption syndrome), low birth weight (immunocompromised) babies, obesity, neurological issues and a whole lot more. That road leads to health issues that are mainly treated with medications.
As your Natural Health and Beauty Nurse, I am not here to sell you a way to make you sick… I am here to show you how to support the healing processes you were born with.
Your mouth can heal. That is the function of your saliva. To protect your teeth and gums from inflammation, bacteria, disease, and demineralization. Learn how right now!
The last thing you want to ruin your winter wonderland is itchy, breakout-prone skin that keeps flaking and patching.
Luckily, it’s easy to trick your skin and protect it from bitter cold winds and plummeting temperatures. Simply add exfoliation into your normal routine to revitalize damaged skin and nourish it into total bliss.
Exfoliating is a skincare technique meant to remove dead skin cells from the surface of your skin. This process is supposed to occur naturally, but it needs a boost to deliver results efficiently and consistently. So exactly how often should you exfoliate, and where can you find the best exfoliating scrub for your skin? We have all the answers you need.