When you think about going more natural in your life, normally you think of cleaning supplies, foods, and herbal remedies. What about your skin care products? What about makeup? You can use more natural skin care and beauty aids than you might think. They are much more healthy for your skin.
Read the ingredients in your cosmetics. Can you pronounce any of them? If you knew what they were, you might be horrified that you’re in the same room as them.
Most cosmetics aren’t tested by the Federal Food and Drug Administration. As long as the companies don’t make promises that the product will give you smoother and younger skin, they’re pretty much left alone. That means items such as lead, mercury, or even placenta can be found in your makeup. Do you really want that on your face?
In fact, you shouldn’t keep cosmetics more than a year. After that, there is research showing damage they can do to your skin including cancer. Makes you think a little bit differently about your beauty products.
What choice do you have? Go without makeup? Yes, that is a choice and many women are doing it. But if this doesn’t appeal to you, there are other alternatives for you to consider.
Noticing the need for healthier makeup choices, companies began to redirect their focus to more natural products. Just type in “natural commercial cosmetics” to find many choices such as Afterglow Cosmetics and companies that focus on organic ingredients.
If you really want to do it yourself, you can make your own cosmetics. That’s pretty natural. You can decide what ingredients are used and how it’s prepared. This way you can help improve the health of your skin and your overall body.
Check out the recipes on line for makeup, skin care products, and even hair care. Or you can buy books on the topics such as : The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Making Natural Beauty Products, Natural Body Basics: Making Your Own Cosmetics, or Organic Body Care Recipes
Anytime you make your own products, you are creating a more healthier you. No strange chemicals need be added. You’ll know what’s in the products and that your body will actually benefit from it instead of suffer. Experiment. Make your own products. Shoot, maybe you’ll even start your own business as you gain knowledge. Make your life healthier. Make your own cosmetics.
Article by Rebecca Graf
I am a mother of three and a wife to a wonderful history and English professor. After spending 4 years in college and 20 years practicing accounting, the economy helped me make a few changes in my life. I was faced with for the first time the chance to follow my passions. I love to read, crochet, study, teach, and experience life to its fullest. Come with me on a journey of learning about natural health and how our lives can be experienced to the fullest we ever thought possible.
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