We rub, slather, wash, mask and use a multitude of skincare products every day. But interestingly many people who are very careful about what they put in their bodies are not thinking about what they put on their bodies. Basically what you put on your skin is directly absorbed into your body and so just as important as the food choices we make.
Many skincare products are loaded with chemicals and preservatives. The FDA maintains these chemicals are safe in small doses, but we really don’t know the effects of daily use of multiple products loaded with chemicals over time.
Here are some tips for a healthier beauty routine:
Beware of pie in the sky advertising claims and keep it simple. All you need is a basic cleanser, toner, moisturizer, and broad-spectrum sunscreen to keep your skin in tip-top shape.
Natural is not always Natural
The words natural and all natural are not regulated. See what’s really in your skincare and how toxic it is. One excellent resource is the Environmental Working Group’s Skin Deep Cosmetics Database site, which rates popular cosmetics and personal-care products with hazard scores on a scale of 0 to 10, depending on their toxicity.
Go Fragrance Free
Fragrance mixtures can contain dozens of toxic chemicals. Artificial fragrances, which frequently contain phthalates, can also trigger allergic reactions and other health problems.
Choose Organic Beauty and Skincare Products
Organic ingredients are those grown without synthetic fertilizers or pesticides, which is healthier for the planet and healthier for our bodies. Go one better, use botanicals grown using biodynamic farming methods, which go beyond organic by emphasizing an even more holistic relationship with the environment.
Healthy skin comes from the inside out. Here are some healthy foods that promote a glowing complexion; berries, fish (particularly salmon) olive oil, tomatoes, brown rice and green tea are some excellent choices to enhance your skincare routine.
Stop by Tunie’s and talk to our Associates about the many natural health and beauty products we have available and what’s best for you.