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Rethink Your Skin Care Routine

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Rethink Your Skin Care Routine

Your skin absorbs up to 64 percent of what you put on it. Put your skin on a diet of natural skin care treatments to avoid taking toxins in through the skin.

Just like your body and the foods you put in it, your skin absorbs up to 64 percent of what you put on it. Putting your largest organ on a nutritious, organic, and natural skin care diet helps to prevent the absorption of toxins through your skin.

Smell as Sweet

Fragrance often dictates your choice of skin cleansers, soaps, and shower gels. But botanical and organic ingredients are just as important as scent. Choose gentle cleansers containing organic essential oils that are free of synthetic fragrances and drying emulsifiers. Avoid sodium laureth sulphate, a drying detergent that adds a foaming effect, and little else, to cleansers. Weleda’s aroma-therapeutic Wild Rose Cleansing Lotion gets its sweet scent from its organic rose ingredients.

Dos and Don’ts

There are definite dos to obtaining a dewy youthful complexion with serums and moisturizers. Washing can dry your skin and strip it of its natural oils. To combat this, rehydrate skin with petroleum-free oils. Steer clear of mineral oils, a cheap petroleum byproduct. Instead, try John Masters Organics Pomegranate Facial Nourishing Oil, which has a blend of 12 certified organic plant and essential oils. Although products containing certified organic ingredients are marginally pricier, paying your dues today will result in healthier, hydrated skin well beyond tomorrow.

From Outer Layer to Ozone Layer

Choose an ethical skincare line that is cruelty-free, environmentally safe, and biodegradable. Vegan-friendly brand Earth Science offers Apricot Gentle Facial Scrub that delicately removes impurities with a paraben-free, biodegradable formula that makes earth-friendly skincare a breeze.

Lip and Social Service

PeaceKeeper Cause-Metics’ Eco-Sensual Balm is made of certified organic ingredients such as skin-smoothing jojoba oil and virgin olive oil. PeaceKeeper donates its after-tax distributable profits to women’s health advocacy and human rights issues.

Eco Lips’ Eco Tints line offers three natural shades of lip moisturizer with a base of organic beeswax and aloe vera. A corporate do-gooder, Eco Lips donates one percent of its profits to nonprofit environmental initiatives.

Follow a natural, organic skincare routine to notice a change in your skin within 28 days–the time it takes skin to renew itself.

Pangea Organics Japanese Matcha Tea with Acai & Goji Berry Facial Mask
Refines and soothes pores

Suki Velvet Facial Creme
Controls excess oil while moisturizing dry areas

Aubrey Organics Rosa Mosqueta Rose Hip Seed Oil
Rehydrates and retains texture and tone

Burt’s Bees Peach & Willowbark Deep Pore Scrub
Clears pores and evens tone

Lavera Sun Block SPF 30 Neutral
Nurtures and cools while SPF creme protects

Avalon Organics CoQ10 Wrinkle Defense Serum
Smooths and tightens mature skin

Kiss My Face Break Out Botanical Acne Gel
Controls breakouts and inflammation

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