Here’s a short story to why and how I’ve started using natural makeup.
A few weeks ago I had a chat with a lady running a company for sanitary products.
During the discussion, she mentioned that the hardest thing with these kinds of products is to persuade customers from other brands to try yours.
Apparently, customers learn the brands from their parents and keep using them for a lifetime.
Then, the penny dropped. I’ve realised that most brands I’ve been using are the same my mother introduced me to.
The same about my food, cosmetics, and almost anything I wear.
So I’ve decided to start putting first not the brands I know, but my choice for a healthier lifestyle.
Nowadays, in the era of social media and connectivity, it is no secret that what we consume has a critical impact on our health and wellbeing.
Just like everybody else, my daily routine involved the use of lotions and makeup that absorb into the skin.
Products I’ve grown up with and yet, on close inspection, these makeup products are stuffed with harmful gunk and impurities that impact my health.
That’s how I’ve decided that it is time for me to stop putting horrible things in and on my body.
Today, I’ll give you five reasons why making a change to natural makeup is the right thing to do.
1. No Harsh Chemicals In Natural Makeup
Most non-organic makeups are made from chemicals that are harmful to the endocrine system.
The top perpetrators are phthalates and parabens, linked to infertility, cancer, and type II diabetes.
Moreover, there are cases when ingredients in makeup are not declared on the label if they are supposed ‘trade secrets’.
But, not knowing what’s in your makeup is even worse than knowing.
Fortunately, most natural makeup brands are paraben-free, without synthetic ingredients, phthalates, talc, or other hazardous ingredients in their products.
If not convinced, here are five simple reasons why you should change to organic and natural makeup as well.
2. Soothe Your Skin
Another reason to use organic and natural makeup comes from their skin ageing benefits.
Face skin becomes sensitive in time.
Caused by sun exposure, loss of elastin, ageing, but also the constant build-up of harmful ingredients from bad makeups.
Your skin will react to harmful products with redness, rashes, or irritation, even at a young age.
On the opposite, natural makeup will soothe your skin as it does not have irritating ingredients like propylene glycol, petrolatum, or sodium lauryl sulfate.
3. Turn Back Time
The Fountain of Youth is yet undiscovered, but natural makeup can help turn back time and make skin look younger.
Chemicals in traditional makeup will damage skin and cause premature ageing and even wrinkles.
There is oxidative damage increase when you layer harsh chemicals, dry out skin, and starve cells of oxygen.
Natural products will have organic and food-grade ingredients to rejuvenate and revitalise.
Some natural ingredients include aloe vera, water, and coconut oil.
Indeed, natural makeup with aloe vera helps with eczema, acne, and psoriasis.
Wouldn’t it be nice to reduce breakouts with your daily makeup routine?
4. Protect From Sunlight
Ageing Sun exposure is the number one ageing factor to date.
Moreover, when combined with cosmetics chock full of toxic elements, ageing accelerates ten folds.
On the other hand, minerals found in organic makeup give your skin natural sun protection.
Organic makeup also contains antioxidants such as vitamin C for further protection and base SPF protection by default.
5. Peace of Mind – Organic Makeup
Animal testing is one of the darker sides of makeup creation.
However, animal testing is not necessary for makeup success.
By using natural products, you are becoming a force for good.
Veganism, cruelty-free movement, sustainability, we all have to take part.
By using natural makeup products, you are kind, not just to your skin but also to animals.
Why Natural Makeup? – Conclusion
Just like me, you might be emotionally connected to the makeup brands you grew up with.
But, as you’ve seen in my article, there are plenty of reasons to go green with makeup products.
Trust me, choosing organic and natural makeup will make you healthier, inside out.
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