A scientific study published in the American Journal of Public health revealed that our skin absorbs 64% of everything we put on our skin.
If you think about all the chemicals in cosmetic products these days, it's pretty scary!
Off course the companies justify themselves by saying that the doses we are exposed to are too small to be harmfull. But do they talk about years and years of exposure to the same chemicals, without a break from them and allowing or body to detoxify?
The rule of thumb is here: don't put anything on your body that you wouldn't eat.
I used to have dry and itchy skin with red spots. So my solution was to cover it up with foundation. Until I stopped to wonder, maybe it is the foundation and other products giving me this skin problems?
I started researching natural beauty products and decided to stop all the chemicals and give nature a try.
It's been three years now I am using all natural products on my face, and my skin never looked better. No more dryness, no more itchiness, and yes I get one pimple once a month just before my period, but that's it. You can't beat the hormones!
My make-up remover is pure olive oil. At night I put some olive oil on my eyelids,, rub it around to remove the mascara and rinse my face with water. It is the best make-up remover I ever had! It takes off everything in a second and it nourrishes my eyelashes!
My toner is a concoction from apple cider vinegar and filtered water. I use it to wipe my face in the morning and in the evening. The apple cidre vinegar closes the pores and gives your face a fresh and dewy look. And I promise, it doesn't smell.
My night cream is pure coconut oil. It conditions, moisturizes and softens my skin.
And guess what, after using this three natural beauty products, I don't need any foundation anymore! So ladies, there's no need to go and buy all those expensive products that promise you eternal youth and beauty because all they do is fill your body up with chemicals!
Try these tips and do your skin (and your wallet!) a big favor!