Natural Fertility Workshop 101: Natural Beauty

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Beauty products now a days are as common as sleeping. We regularly begin to use them in high school and become accustomed to the ‘made up’ face, so  much so that we feel ‘naked’ to go out in public without our favorite products on.

Now before you click away, delete this e-mail, or go on to the next post in your blog reader because you really don’t want someone to tell you that you can’t wear your make-up…..hear me out.

The skin is your body’s largest organ and very porous, so whatever we place on the skin will be absorbed and enter the bloodstream. This includes lotions, creams, soaps, and even makeup. When we absorb the ingredients of our products, we may overload our bodies with chemicals and can cause undue harm to each and every system within the body. In order to keep our bodies able to cleanse toxins naturally, we need to make sure we give it as little as possible that it needs to deal with.

To begin with, it’s important to know the ingredients in our current products. The Environmental Working Group has Cosmetic Database to help us on our search for better alternatives. You can find out what ingredients are in your makeup, lotions, and shampoos as well as find out the risk of each of them and a total score for that specific product. The lower the score, the better it is to place on your body. They also have a cosmetic guide that is helpful to print out and bring with you into a store while you search for better products.

Along with buying more natural products, you could also try making your own at home. The oil cleansing method is a wonderful substitute for face wash, you can make homemade deodorant, and I regularly use coconut oil as moisturizer.

Have you ever taken a look at the ingredients in your products?

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About Donielle

Donielle is an amateur herbalist and natural momma to two littles (with another babe in heaven) after dealing with being less than fertile. She has a passion for nourishing nutrition, natural living, and spreading the word on how food truly affects our health.

Comments

  1. I just started using coconut oil as a moisturizer and I love it! I actually find that it absorbs into my skin and leaves me less greasy feeling than my regular lotion. Plus I love the smell!

  2. I would love to find a natural option that works, but have yet to be successful! :( After just a week or so of using something other than proactive my face breaks out horribly (and painfully!). Then it takes about 2-3 wks to get back to normal after I go back on the proactive. I really wish I could find a natural option that works!

    Sarah Bauer Reply:

    @Becky, You may want to try pushing through the breakout period. What your skin is doing is getting out the dirt, oils and toxins that weren’t cleaned out by the other wash. Unfortunately, this causes more breakouts for a time. I’d try a period of at least 2 weeks if not a whole month before you completely give up on the natural method. It may take that long for your skin to purge itself and you may find that your skin is even better than before! Good luck!

    Andrea Merrigan Reply:

    @Becky, I agree…I would give your face more time to even out with the change in product.

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