Natural Alternatives to Beauty Products
Replacing your beauty products with natural alternatives is one of the most important things you can do for your health this year. Cosmetics are not closely monitored by the FDA, so many scary ingredients can get into your home when processed.
As with all changes, creating simple outsourcing and new routines is the most effective way to get started. Here are the most important natural beauty exchange offers for 2020.
Mineral powder and primer
Don’t let the name fool you. While mineral powder tends to contain natural ingredients that can help your skin, many of the ingredients are questionable at best.
Talc, for example, is a common ingredient in some mineral powders. While this used to be a basic cosmetic staple, reports of carcinogenic effects have caused many manufacturers to leave it behind. However, some still have talked in their proprietary mix.
You can use cornstarch, cocoa and bentonite clay to make your own mineral powder. There are many benefits of bentonite clay for the skin, making it a fantastic ingredient for mineral powders, foundations and face masks.
Toner is an essential part of a skincare routine. Its main function is to remove excess oil and dirt that remains after washing. However, many brands of toner purchased in the store contain alcohol. This formula can dry out your skin and causes an increased need for a facial lotion to restore.
Instead, make your own natural toner with witch hazel and rose water. Add a drop or two of grapeseed oil for a cleansing effect similar to that of micellar water. This DIY nature swap cleanses the skin without absorbing all of the natural moisture.
The importance of eye health cannot be underestimated when it comes to general health and well-being. Many mascaras contain toxic ingredients, including parabens, thimerosal and a number of synthetic colors.
You can make DIY mascara with activated carbon, bentonite and aloe vera to take care of your eyelashes while giving them length and volume. There are also numerous non-toxic mascaras on the market that you can try; do your care to ensure that they are as clean as they claim.
Deodorant is an important natural beauty exchange for 2020. Because many consumer brands of deodorant have traces of aluminum and the product is used near lymph nodes and breast tissue, this exchange should be a priority.
Look for natural brands that use aluminum-free baking powder or arrowroot powder as the basis for their deodorant. Keep in mind that natural deodorants will not keep you from sweating, but will remove body odor.
Your skin is your largest organ. It absorbs the products you apply to it into your bloodstream. For this reason, it is imperative to ensure that the body lotion you use is natural and non-toxic.
Fortunately, body lotion is easy to prepare from natural ingredients such as shea butter and coconut oil. If you have sensitive skin or body acne, finding the right mix of products may require some trial and error. Aloe vera is an excellent alternative to coconut oil and can be wonderfully mixed with shea butter.
Lipstick and Lip Balm
Lipstick and lip balm are often made with artificial colors and preservatives. If you apply these products to your mouth, you can expect some transmission to your body throughout the day.
Look for natural, cruelty-free lipstick brands that use nourishing, non-toxic ingredients and natural pigments. With DIY lipstick, you can create a custom color using beeswax and pigments from flowers, carrots, cocoa, and beets.
2020 is a year in which self-care and love for the environment will go a long way. Start your year right now with these fundamental natural beauty swaps.