A while back, I wrote this article, Natural Beauty Myth’s…Busted! because I felt so many people had the wrong idea about natural or organic beauty. It’s not weak and watery skincare, grainy or earthy makeup or natural fragrances that smell like lawn clippings.
Your harmful, chemical laden skincare routine might produce results but keep in mind the toxins are building up in your system. Microscopic may they be, these teeny particles can do some long-term damage. Remember this: your skin is a carrier, not a barrier.
It doesn’t shield you from the synthetic chemicals and nasty toxins, it helps absorb them into your body… A shocking 60% of what you put on your skin is taken into your system!
60% of what you put on your skin is taken into your system!
I was totally oblivious to the ingredients in skincare, makeup, hair products and various other personal care items. While I may have scanned the ingredients, I never knew what many of them were and I didn’t care. I knew certain brands were more toxic than others but I still used them. I always assumed that companies wouldn’t use toxic ingredients because…well, why poison people? Now I realize companies aren’t trying to poison us exactly- they are trying to sell us products.
Then (and I’ve written about this before) something clicked for me and one weekend, I completely cleaned out all of my products and slowly started replacing them with better, non-toxic choices.
If I was making and drinking green juice, eating dark leafy greens, drinking water and doing yoga, what on earth was I doing using toxic products?
It’s been several months and I’ve been using nothing but non-toxic products!
I haven’t looked back.
As I might have mentioned before, the appeal of advertisements touting new makeup and magazines featuring conventional, toxic products is lost on me nowadays. I no longer shop in the beauty aisles of Target or CVS but spend hours looking online for natural products.
Here’s why I am LOVING my non-toxic, natural, organic products. I hope you consider switching if you haven’t already!