The beauty industry is a billion dollar
industry. They make billions selling products to
us that are "supposed" to make us look younger,
have better feeling and softer looking skin,
hide our imperfections and flaws, and generally
make us look like a supermodel. But what they
are not telling us is that their products are
full of chemicals that can very well do more
harm to us than good. Who cares if you look a
bit younger if you will eventually get skin
cancer because the beauty products you were
using contained carcinogenic chemicals? Who
cares if you smell good when the aluminum or the
parabens in your deodorant are making you sick?
Many products that
are supposed to improve your skin are anything
but good or healthy for you.
ever get a headache or notice other unpleasant
symptoms when you put on your makeup, shampoo
your hair or wash your face? Have you ever
wondered why? Or do you just shrug it off and
pop a pill to mask the symptoms? Maybe you just
grin and bear it and don’t give any thought to
the fact that there might be a relationship
between the product you’re using and the
symptoms you’re feeling.
you truly care about the health of your body
then you must make a resolve to ditch
conventional products a start switching over to
certified organic skin care products.
also important to consider the impact of your
personal care routines on the planet. Not only
are many conventional products bad for YOU they
are bad for mother earth too. Here are some tips
for green and natural beauty:
Ask yourself if you truly need all the
products you currently use. Simply buying
less to reduce your consumption is an important
first step....and a big one too.
- Try using multi-use products such as color
that can go on eyes, lips and your cheeks.
- Curl your eyelashes and skip the mascara. To
get maximum curl, warm the eyelash curler a bit
by blasting it with a hairdryer for just a
- Keep your eyebrows groomed. It makes your eyes
pop without makeup.
bar style shampoo to avoid plastic
containers. They work just as well.
- Keep your skin healthy from the inside with a
diet high in healthy natural oils, and use
natural moisturizers that won't clog pores, so
you can skip the allover foundation. Most
women only need a little around their nose and
under their eyes anyway.
- Replacing foundation all together read
makeup reviews and take note of the ingredients they use.
- Adopt a natural look for your hair, don't
fight what you've got.
coconut oil as a moisturizer for your
driest spots like lips, heels and elbows.
- Don't skin and hair too much. Daily usage
of soap on your body leads to dry skin,
and most hair care experts say daily washing is
unnecessary and counterproductive to an
attractive style anyway.
- Reject the current trend of disposable facial
cleansing products. A clean washcloth with
a little cleanser on it is more effective,
provides gentle exfoliation and can be used over
and over. Microfiber cloths are especially nice
for cleansing the face.
- Instead of cotton balls and foam makeup
applicators, use a natural sea sponge to apply
makeup or facial toner.
- Try making your own skin care products with
simple ingredients like salt, sugar, oatmeal
and olive oil. There are many wonderful books
with recipes, or search online for them. Making
your own means no packaging to dispose of.
- Buy the beauty products you do use in recycled
containers such glass and be sure to recycle
them after use.
- Support companies with eco friendly business
recycled toothbrushes and reusable, not
- Remember to use your reusable shopping bag!
The Green Beauty Guide.
With a little thinking, you can shave minutes
off your beauty routine and do a favor for the
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