I am a big fan of natural and organic beauty products. The skin is our largest organ and the products you put on your skin go directly into your blood stream and to your organs. These are my top tips for converting to natural products.
Small changes can lead to big things
Making small changes in the products you buy now can lead to big things in the future. Converting to natural products doesn’t have to happen overnight. In fact, I think that this sort of approach can be too overwhelming for most people to achieve. The most important thing is to take it at a pace that you are happy with. I chose to do it in a progressive way and ease myself into it. When one of my products ran out I simply replaced it with a natural or organic version.
Focus on changing the products you use on a daily basis
The products you use on a daily basis are the ones which come into contact with your body the most. Focus on converting your daily facial moisturiser, facial cleanser, body wash, body lotions, deodorant, lip balm, shampoo and conditioner. Some of my favourite everyday natural products to use are Nourish Naturals Crystal Deodorant, Green People Daily Aloe Shampoo & Conditioner and Billie Goat Soap Lip Balm & Moisturiser.
Check the ingredients in the beauty products you purchase
A lot of beauty products claim to be pure, botanical, natural or organic but the only way to be fully informed is to carefully read the ingredients list yourself. If you are buying organic products look for the term Certified Organic. The three main ingredients you should be avoiding in your beauty products are parabens, synthetic mineral oils and sodium lauryl/laureth sulfate.
Natural ingredients have so many skin benefits
Most natural ingredients are packed full of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. Look for skin loving ingredients like aloe vera, beeswax, vitamin E, shea butter, cocoa butter, coconut oil, rosehip oil and calendula. I also look for products that are naturally scented with essential oils such as lavender, rose, vanilla, chamomile and frankincense.
Start using a nourishing organic facial oil
Rosehip oil and jojoba oil are packed with nutrient rich anti-ageing powers and are deeply nourishing on the skin. These facial oils provide a potent dose of wrinkle fighting vitamins and antioxidants while plumping the skin and locking in moisture. I love to apply Lhami Skincare Wild Rosehip Face Oil in the evening and then give myself a little facial massage to improve the skin tone and increase circulation.
Are you interested in converting to natural products or have you already? Let me know your thoughts in the comments below.