Ditch Your Not So Pretty Beauty Products

I’m sure by now you know how crucial it is to be conscious of what you put in your body. Things like “you are what you eat” and “eat healthy or die” have been buzzing around for as long as we can remember. But have you ever been told that what you put on your body is just as important as what you put in it? This could not be more true! Think about it, your skin is your largest organ and over 60% of what we put on our skin is directly absorbed into the body!  

With this in mind, think of all the products that come in contact with your skin just during your morning routine: face wash, toner, moisturizer, sunscreen, makeup, deodorant, soap, lip balm, shampoo, and the list goes on and on. Most beauty care products on the shelves today are loaded with chemicals. Take a look at what’s in your favorite perfume and see for yourself! Sorry guys, you’re not off the hook. Products like shaving cream are also ridden with toxins.

We’re not here to tell you to throw out every single product in your bathroom or makeup drawer, we just want you to be aware of what you are putting on your body. There are lots of simple, natural swaps you can start to make today. One easy switch is to add coconut oil to your daily regime. Use it in place of your regular moisturizer. After you shower pat yourself dry and lather the body with coconut oil. Coconut oil is one of the cleanest beauty products we can use. It’s natural, moisturizing, and inexpensive, plus it smells amazing! Switch out your lip balm and even your deep conditioner with it as well. It will keep your lips and hair hydrated, soft and silky smooth.  

So next time you're shopping for personal care products, be sure to look for natural, organic products free of parabens and sulfates. Like when you are shopping for your food always be sure to read the ingredient list. There could be chemicals lurking in your favorite products that you were not even aware of!  

Stay pretty,
Erika & Jess