Looking to clean up your act and greenify your beauty regimen? The start of the New Year is a great time to assess what’s inside your makeup bag and medicine cabinet, and start the year off fresh. To help you turn over a new, green leaf, here are some tips to help ensure the benefits of the products you’re using go beyond skin deep.
A little knowledge of ingredients commonly used in beauty products goes a long way. Therefore, read up on ones to avoid in green guides like the Environmental Working Group’s Skin Deep database, then take inventory of what’s in your makeup bag, medicine cabinet, and on your shower shelf. For example, think deodorant, hair products, cosmetics, toothpaste, etc., identifying and setting aside products that aren’t in alignment with your green goals.
Look to Nature
Out with the old, and in with the green and clean! Start to swap out your old personal care products with options that embrace carefully chosen natural ingredients and herbal extracts. Further, these products will help refresh, revitalize, and rejuvenate both you and your environmental footprint. One of our favorites? Flora Flor•Essence® Cream (US/CA) helps your skin shine its brightest with a synergistic blend of seven herbs, plus it’s PEG- and paraben-free, and not tested on animals.
Think Outside the Box
As you continue setting the course toward greener beauty pastures, keep an open mind—your future favorite product may be hiding in plain sight. A staple of most kitchens, honey can be a great addition to your beauty routine. Specifically, Manuka Honey (US/CA), a sweet substance that’s long been embraced in the southern hemisphere, contains high levels of beneficial enzymes, nutrients, and antioxidant properties that make it a healthful addition to DIY beauty concoctions and products like Manuka Toothpaste (US/CA). Further, check out this post for more info about the sweet science of manuka.
While beautifying efforts are generally focused on the outside, delving a little deeper will take you to the source. Because health and beauty radiate from the inside out, supplementing with products that boost vitamins and minerals your diet may be lacking can fill your body’s need for some crucial components. Therefore, Flora Vegetal Silica (US)/FloraSil (CA), for example, can help restore natural beauty by providing valuable nutrients for the skin, bones, hair, and nails.* Additionally, introducing natural supplements, free of artificial additives and preservatives, to your routine can be a great compliment to your detox, taking health and beauty to the next level.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.