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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.

Do 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.

If you 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. 

It is 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 second.

- Keep your eyebrows groomed. It makes your eyes pop without makeup.

- Use 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 mineral makeup reviews and take note of the ingredients they use.

- Adopt a natural look for your hair, don't fight what you've got.

- Use 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 practices.

- Buy recycled toothbrushes and reusable, not disposable razors.

- Remember to use your reusable shopping bag!

 - Read The Green Beauty Guide.

With a little thinking, you can shave minutes off your beauty routine and do a favor for the
earth too.

 

See also: Natural Skincare Recipes  |  Natural Hair Dye Ingredients  |  The No Shampoo Alternative  |  Organic Bath and Beauty Products  |  Natural Body Care Recipes  |  Processed Food is Bad for Your Skin  |  Natural Skin Care  |  Natural Beauty for Cheap

 

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