We live in a world of constant consumption where we keep getting told that the key to happiness is more of everything, this could be items in our closet, products that we don’t even need, lifestyles that we need to upscale, expensive purchases that rack up our credit card debt and a constant longing for more. I am not saying there is anything wrong with wanting to have it all, there is a line we must draw and take some time to really question our life choices whether that would be the thoughts and people we let live rent free in our minds or useless items we think we need to acquire to somehow prove that we are better than others.
Coming to beauty- its one of the most unregulated industries, I see countless number of brands pop up everyday with their own “luxury” line of beauty products which I find hard to believe. My simple rule of beauty and cosmetics is that I will only apply a product on my skin if I can eat it. You may say thats weird but my reasoning for that is that your skin is the largest organ of your body. Anything you feed is is going to get absorbed and consumed by the outermost layers of your skin and eventually your bloodstream.This is exactly how pain ointments and gels work, they penetrate the skin and are usually atopic. Some of them even contain steroids which are known and proven to cause cancer.
Beware of Ingredients Whipped up in the Chemistry Lab
Next time you go out to purchase any products go over the list of ingredients and if you find anything on there that you cant pronounce or that sounds like something you would whip up in the chemistry lab , put down that product. This is the first and foremost secret the beauty industry never tells. If it says ascorbic acid, thats not the vitamin C you want. You don’t want to put anything that is not naturally found but chemically manufactured.This holds good for all the supplements that are the recent rave in the market.
Buy Sulphates, Parabens Free Shampoos
Remember, a shampoo without sulphate and paraben cleanses just the same. Which means you can avoid chemicals and still have the same, good looking, fine smelling hair.Too much estrogen can trigger an increase in breast cell division and tumour growth, which is why paraben use may be linked to breast cancer and reproductive issues. … While sulfates help remove dirt and dead skin cells from your scalp, they can also strip your hair of its natural oils, making it dry and brittle.
DIY Your Skincare
I know this sounds intimidating but DIY-ing your skincare is not that hard.I will make a more detailed video on this just to get you all started. Trust me its easy to make your own cosmetics, and you do-not need a huge space or garden to grow. florals and edibles.I have seen people growing all their food in 86m^2 of space so no more excuses.
Rice Water Elixir
I cannot stress enough how good rice water is for your skin. It is the secret to porcelain glass like skin. Almost every one in Korea uses rice water. Rice water has minerals, vitamins, and other anti-aging agents which rejuvenate the skin and then tighten it. It also helps to exfoliate your skin and also remove dead cells and impurities.Here is what you gotta do
- Scrub the rice having a cup of water.
- Throw this away water and then soak the rice from the rest of the water for 15-30 minutes.
- Rub the rice along together with your fingers from the drinking water in order for the drinking water works muddy.
- Drain the rice store the water in a airtight jar.
- Following waiting for each day, employ a number with this water into see your face and massage for a few minutes.
- Rinse the rice after 10 minutes.
Turmeric is kitchen witchery at its best
Even the curcumin from turmeric contains anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties which may boost skin’s health insurance and provide it a more pure glow. Turmeric additionally contains wound-healing properties also helps cure scars, scars, along with other areas.
Sugar + Coffee + Coconut Oil to Beat Cellulite
Hands down the best recipe to exfoliate and get rid of cellulite on the budget. Coffee is such a great exfoliant and it adds glow to the skin.Add a few drops of your favourite essential oil to take this scrub to the next level and have a home spa.
Put some Aloe on it
Aloe vera gel has benefits for your own epidermis. It’s antibacterial qualities which aid kill microorganisms which cause anti-fungal properties which support soothe tired skin, along with anti inflammatory properties which help treat scars.
Sweeten the Pot with some Honey
Honey has properties properties which may moisturise the skin layer and also ensure it is supple. Its antibacterial and anti-fungal properties may also aid cure acne scars, burns, eczema, wounds, psoriasis, eczema as well as other skin issues.
Eat Wholesome, Cleanse,Exfoliate and Hydrate
The more low fried and processed foods you eat, the more lesser your skin has to work to keep it oil-free and healthy.Cleanse- Dust, grime, and contamination can depart from the skin looking dull and lifeless. Your skin demands a demanding cleansing regimen using the correct services and products to guarantee that it remains clean and supple. Don’t forget to clean your face once you’re straight home.Hydration is also the trick to well-nourished soft, and glowing skin. Drink enough water a single day. You may even beverage healthy juices and smoothies to continue to keep your skin hydrated.
Take Probiotics for Gut and Skin Health
The environment of your gut is directly connected to your skin.We have natural bacterial flora that help boost our immune systems and help minimise bad bacteria. When we throw off this sensitive balance, inflammatory markers in the colon (and skin) increase, triggering acne, rosacea, and perhaps other inflammatory conditions of the skin.Probiotics can help rebalance the skin and bacteria internally, but it’s important to also adhere to a good topical regimen, and diet, to decrease the disruption of the good bacterial flora and pH as well. Topical probiotics are quite useful for repairing the damaged skin barrier that may have been caused by over-stripping of the natural bacteria and oils from harsh scrubs and overly aggressive cleansers.
Thats all folks, I hope you enjoyed spending time with me, take care of yourself and see you in the next one.