November 18, 2016
How do I make a healthier choice?
Embrace natural beauty! Using products infused with the goodness of Mother Nature is not just trendy, it can have a really huge impact on your health too. If you want to make the switch to more natural products but don’t know where to begin, here’s a Beginner’s Guide to Going Green.
Start Small: It always good to take baby steps. Trying to replace all your products at once may not be the best idea, not to mention an expensive proposition. Start off small and then slowly work towards building your Organic Routine.
Replace only when you need to replenish: When you’re running out of body wash and body lotion, and it’s time for a refill, that’s when you should look for a healthier choice. Washes and lotions are easier products to replace, than say a moisturizer. Next, swap out your shampoo and conditioner then bits and pieces of your makeup, till all your choices are healthier choices.
Sample Smart: Rather than splurging on something you may not end up liking, ask for samples. You may just end up getting them for free, if not, buy a travel size. That ways you can make sure you are only spending on products that you absolutely LOVE.
Simply Beautiful: Simplify your beauty routine. Have you ever tried counting how many body care products (including cosmetics) you use per day? Once you do that, count the number of ingredients in each product and then add them all together. Hundreds of chemicals are being slathered on your body every day, either as hand creams, foot creams, eye creams, face creams, etc. Give your routine a closer look and see what you can eliminate.
Read Reviews: Like you there are other people too looking to make the switch. Just because a product is organic doesn’t mean it will suit you. Look for authentic natural and organic beauty products and then go through the reviews, to see what works or what doesn’t. That being said, just because a product doesn’t suit someone else, doesn’t mean it won’t suit you.
It’s sometimes easier to stay in the comfort zone of using the products that we have been using all along. But knowing that there are healthier alternatives out there, is a good enough reason to jump out of that comfort zone and find the right products that enhance your beauty while enriching you from within.