You may have started or popped into your diary day 1 of our 3 day beauty cleanse to get the beautiful skin and the energy you crave! We looked at cleansing from the inside out with the foods you eat.
Today we look at cleansing your body from the outside in by going through the ingredients in your makeup and skin and body care products and offering delicious alternatives.
DAY 2 Toss the Toxins
We open your eyes to what is in the beauty and personal care products you use daily on your skin, your body’s biggest organ because over 60% of the contents in a product applied to your skin are absorbed.
Nowadays there is a bounty of beautiful products to feed your skin – pure, nutrient dense products made from oils and plant active with no added nasties – that work! So there is no excuse to lather on hazardous lotions, potions and makeup such as synthetic fragrance, heavy metal dyes, artificial colours, preservatives, petroleum, plastic fillers and modifiers that are linked to cancer and disrupting hormone production.
You will be amazed at how you look & feel once you begin your beauty product overhaul. Our beauty cleanse can do more than make your eyes sparkle and your skin glow and you will start to feel revitalised on the inside and outside, as well as more peaceful in your mind.
So let’s get to it and cleanse your beauty loot!
What to toss to cleanse your beauty products
Permanently eliminate beauty products from your kit & bathroom cupboard that contain these types of toxifying ingredients:
- Synthetic fragrance
- Dyes and artificial colours
- Foaming Agents
- Emulsifiers, texturizers, fillers, carriers,
- Non plant oils and waxes – petroleum, mineral, synthetic
Buyer beware. Many brands position themselves as natural or organic but mix a cocktail of ‘natural or organic’ actives with traditional ingredients you should avoid.
Read the label. Steer clear of these words / ingredients on the ingredient statement of your skincare, bodycare and makeup including nail polish and hair products. See below for our 10 toxic ingredients in your beauty product slideshow.
SLIDESHOW - 10 TOXIC BEAUTY PRODUCTS INGREDIENTS
Your Natural Beauty Kit
Make a Change: Swap at least one product in your kit for a non toxic alternative and feel the difference, not only on your skin but in your mind knowing you have removed toxins that could have a detrimental effect on your health and wellbeing.
Replace as you go: This will be a costly exercise so we suggest that you just change the products that you expose your skin to most first and then as as each item runs out look for a 100% natural or organic replacement.
What to buy: Here’s a great review and tips on all-natural and toxin-free beauty products that you can buy:
For others beauty products, have a look at what these experts in beauty, health or wellness are saying.
- Free People | Beauty & Wellness
- Beauty Heaven | 10 Best natural skin care products
Beauty Tip: Change your mindset, think…
“Beauty so clean you can eat it”
DIY Beauty Treatments – indulge in our favourite recipes
There is another way to get flawless skin and fabulous hair naturally and the answer may lie in your pantry.
We are not advocating ditching all your products but you could save hundreds of dollars on expensive treatments and spa visits. Some of the most powerful skin glowing ingredients are inexpensive and sitting in your fruit bowl.
We have created and tested simple DIY – do-it-yourself treatments for your greatest areas of concern, your face – such as reducing fine lines and wrinkles and hair recipes that moisturise and create shine and volume.
- Brown Sugar Lip Scrub with avocado and grapefruit
- Deep Conditioning Hair Mask
Go bare faced for a day
Have you thought about going bare faced for a day then incorporate 1 makeup free day each month. Of course you can still wear lip Nourish & a kiss of mascara…but nothing more. 🙂
Beauty tip: Just think…
“Wear confidence like make up”
There is nothing as beautiful as a women who follows her dreams, who wears what she desires, who nourishes her beauty inside and out….she glows as she knows the true meaning of natural beauty.
Featured image courtesy of Sweet Style