Your skin is considered your largest organ and it can absorb toxic products we put on it. The average women absorbs more than 200 chemicals a day through their skin. If you start to read the ingredients in your skin care products and think to yourself, If I wouldn’t eat this, why would I put it on my body?
I love using products that are affordable, natural, non-toxic and cruelty free. I will give you a breakdown of what I use when it comes to my daily routine. They are affordable and can either be found online or at your local stores. I have included links directly to where I personally buy these products. I use the app “THINKDIRTY” to scan products to make sure they are free of toxic chemicals. You want to stay at a score of 4 or under.
Body Cream: Shea ButterNow Shea Butter
Face Moisturizer: Sea Buckthorn Oil: great for anti- aging and reducing the look of blemishes. Can make skin a little pinkish so use mainly at night. Sea Buckthorn Oil
Face Toner: Organic Rose Water Organic Rose Water Toner Spray
Shampoo and Conditioner: “Shea Moisture” brand. Or “Love beauty and planet” brand. I use any type i can find. I don’t base the one I use with the hair type. I go based on which smell I like.
Hair Moisture: 100% Moroccan argan oil applied to tips only Organic Moroccan Argan Oil
Body wash: “Shea Moisture” or “Love beauty and planet”
Both brands work pretty well. I choose based on price at times. I also don’t use shaving cream. I apply the same body wash and use that.
Face wash: Himalya Face wash Himalaya Turmeric & Neem Wash
or I use my homemade scrubs as face wash. See previous blog posts for DIY.
Deodorant: Thai Crystal deodorant stone Thai Deodorant Stone Try not to use it after shaving. Your pores are more open and it can be painful.
I also use Sam’s Women’s Natural Deodorant Stick. Sam’s Deodorant Stick
Toothpaste: DoTerra ON GUARD toothpaste or Redmond earth paste. Choose a fluoride free brand.
Toothbrush: any brand with a SOFT bristle can be used.
Mouthwash: Frankincense essential oil 1-2 drops diluted with water and swish around for about 30 seconds. (Helps prevent cavities and mouth infections)
Lip balm: EOS, Dr. Bronners organic lip balm Dr Bronner’s
Perfume: Lavender or Jasmine essential oil rubbed around neck and arm area. I still had some toxic name brand perfumes from before so not to waste them I spray it on my clothes rather than my skin.
Makeup: Kat Von D, DOSE, Colour pop cosmetics. I don’t personally use a lot of make up but when I do I like to use these.
Nail Polish: Color me earth, obsessive compulsive cosmetics, Mila + Ella. Mila + Ella
Nail Polish Removers: pure body naturals organic.Nail Polish Remover
Making the change to less toxic products will help improve skin health and reduce skin allergies. My skin care routine does change but these are the essentials.