One Product at a time: Baby Steps
Like learning a new skill, small, incremental changes are the most effective. For me, converting to natural products won’t happen overnight. Unless you can afford to toss everything and start over (congrats to you! Your a rock star!) this approach could be to overwhelming and very costly. I, for one, was and still am overwhelmed by all the Natural, Green products and companies all around the world. Take this progress in baby steps. Rome wasn’t built in a day. Replacing one product at a time with a natural and/or organic option is a great place to start!
Switch out your products that you use on a daily basis
Think of a sponge. When you apply water it absorbs the water, holding it in. Your skin is the largest surface area on your body, acting as a sponge to anything you apply to it. Making the switch to your every day items such as lotions and potions for the face, body wash and lotions, deodorant, lip balm, shampoo and conditioner and even tooth paste is the first step to making a difference. Some of my favourite everyday natural products to use are SeaFlora for skin care and LiveClean for body wash and shampoo and conditioner. I am still in the process of finding the right deodorant and tooth paste for me.
Do your research and check the ingredients in the beauty products you purchase
The word Natural can mean very many things. Simply defined “found in nature” or “substance produced by life“. With that being said, a rock can be natural or organic! Checking and doing your research on what is and isn’t acceptable is as much your responsibility as it is the companies. Only you can deem what you can and wont put onto your skin. Look for “certified organic” when doing your research. David Suzuki has what he calls “The Dirty Dozen” that are found in our beauty items. Some of those main ingredients are parabens, BHA and BHT and PEGs (polyethylene glycols). After reading his findings and what it was going not only to my skin but the environment as well, I started to look at everything a little differently.
Look for key ingredients have great skin benefits, Naturally
There are so many natural ingredients that are found in nature that are great for the skin. Seaweed, vitamin E, shea butter, Jojoba oil and coconut oil are all packed full of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. I love Seaflora for their skin loving ingredients and FitGlow Beauty Vita Foundation is amazing! It not only is packed with vitamins and antioxidants, but is an amazing foundation with many shades! Look for products that are great for your skin, that give you the most for your money, and do more than just cover it up!
Take to social media for help
When I started this year I really did not know where to start. What companies are the best? Where do I get these all natural, green products? And who can you trust to be telling the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth? I turned to Instagram and YouTube. I found some amazing green beauty followers and have and continue to be taught and introduced to new green, natural companies and products daily! I have listed a few of my top favourites below (make sure to tell them I sent you!)
Are you interested in converting to natural products or have you already? Let me know your thoughts in the comments below.
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Disclaimer: All products were purchased by me. These are my own, personal, honest opinions. Not a sponsored review. Talsbeautyopinion is not a makeup artist, beauty or skincare specialist and will not be held liable for any recommendations. Therefore, try at your own risk.