Origin: a Latin derivative
meaning "Gift of the Earth."
Whether you’re young or old, have dry or oily skin, or are worried about fine lines or blemishes, one of the best things you can do for your skin is going natural. Unfortunately, many of the cosmetics and skincare products on the market are known to contain toxins. Anytime you put something on your skin, it’s absorbed through your pores. This means anything you put on your body has the potential to get into your body.
By taking a natural approach, you can banish toxins from your skincare routine, while still enjoying a soft, beautiful-looking complexion. Here are a few ways you can change up your skincare routine.
Read ingredients. So if everything you use on your skin has the potential to be absorbed, it’s a good idea to look at the products you use—specifically the ingredients—on it most often and ask yourself, “How do I feel about this on my body?” Not only can more natural skincare products be beneficial for you overall, but you might find skincare products with natural ingredients are actually gentler on your skin. If you ever experience irritations or issues that come from the harsh ingredients in commercial skincare products, you could seriously benefit from switching to something more natural.
Did you know many essential oils have beneficial properties for the skin? For example, Frankincense essential oil can be soothing to the skin and help reduce the appearance of skin imperfections. Similarly, Lavender essential oil has soothing properties for the skin and can help alleviate occasional skin irritations. And using an essential oil-infused product like Correct-X® can promote healthy-looking skin and help improve your skin’s texture.
Once you start looking through your skincare products, you might think of other areas of your daily routine where you can make more natural choices. For more natural solutions to your everyday care, consider the Cura Collection. Not only does this collection come with essential oils and products that are beneficial for the skin—like Frankincense, Lavender, and Correct-X—but it also contains other natural products that can help support digestion, sleep,* and more.
Give your makeup a makeover. The cosmetic industry is no stranger to toxins. While some of your favorite cosmetic products make you look beautiful, the ingredients in those products can often be questionable. Here’s an exercise you can try. Open your makeup drawer or bag. Look at the products you use most often. With a simple online search, you can most likely find a natural alternative that’s not as filled with toxins.
Regardless of what cosmetic products you’re using, it’s always a good idea to take a close look at your makeup every few months. Dead skin cells and bacteria can sit on makeup brushes, sponges, eyelash curlers, and other items if they aren’t cleaned regularly.
The next time you’re doing a makeup detox, check out this DIY makeup brush cleaner that uses Tea Tree essential oil.
Ditch synthetic perfumes. Though you may have a favorite go-to product, many of the perfumes on the market contain synthetic fragrances and even potentially harmful chemicals. If you want to skip the synthetics but still enjoy a powerful and lovely personal aroma, use essential oils. When you look at what’s inside a perfume bottle, you’ll likely find a few questionable ingredients. When you look at a bottle of pure essential oil, you’ll only see pure ingredients—straight from the plant.
Swap out chemical-ridden perfumes for natural fragrances. Simply place a favorite essential oil in a roller bottle. If you have sensitive skin, you can dilute it with a carrier oil like Fractionated Coconut Oil. Then roll the essential oil over your wrists and neck, just like you would perfume. Not only will you have peace of mind that you’re using a safe, natural alternative, but the lovely aroma from the essential oil will stay with you for hours.
Any essential oil that’s approved for topical use can be used as a personal fragrance. If you want help getting started, see how you can make your own Grapefruit essential oil perfume.
* These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.