Tuesday, July 8, 2014

3 Ways to Give Cosmetic Chemicals the Boot

The fewer chemicals that you have in your products the fewer that will go into your body.  Here are three super simple changes you can make today and give cosmetic chemicals the boot and save money at the same time.
witch hazel
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Facial Toner:
Facial toners can be very pricey and contain ton of ingredients ranging from parabens to formaldehyde donors with top ingredients including alcohol, which is drying and strips the skin.  Kick this cosmetic to the curb and use a good quality Witch Hazel instead.
For less than 7.00 you can get a whopping 16 ounces of pure which hazel with out all the junk and with all the healing properties of this wonderful product.  It will soothe a sunburn, tighten pores and stop the itch of a bug bite instantly. Best of all it will not over strip your skin, leaving it feeling fresh and smooth.  And that is the short list.
coconut with oil bottle
Make Up Remover:
Regardless of what makeup remover you are using, odds are you are paying more than $7.00 for 3 to 4 ounces and it's loaded with chemicals and preservatives that you are using on your face and around the eyes.
For less than 8.00 you find a nice 14 ounce  jar of organic coconut oil.  Smooth a small amount onto the face and wipe away dirt and grime using a cotton round.  Use a  q-tip for removing eyeliner.  Coconut Oil is comedogenic, so if you are acne prone, try jojoba oil or sweet almond oil.
Carrier Oils
Wrinkle Reducer:
Cosmetic Companies are set to hit 114 billion dollars by 2015, the average woman spends $330.00 annually on cosmetics and "anti aging products". Nearly all of them are loaded with things like, Polysorbate 20,  Lead Acetate in Lipstick, Mercury compounds in eye shadow, Triclosan which is over used and found in soaps, lotions, foundations, toothpaste and more.  The FDA is reviewing Triclosan and it's harmful effects.
To reduce fine lines and wrinkles without all the poison try Jojoba Oil.  8 ounces will cost about 13.00 at a natural health food store. It has a shelf life of 5 years.  Jojoba Oil is a natural anti oxidant and will provide a second skin while allowing your skin to breathe. It offers emolliency and also helps with acne or oily prone skin.
For less than 25.00 you can bring home 3 products all of which have more uses than I can list here and you can feel good about using them for yourself or your children with no harmful effects.  Give cosmetic chemicals the boot.  These products will work just as well. I know, I use them everyday.
Stay Beautiful & Healthy