There are thousands of chemicals in beauty products, many of which can be absorbed in the body. Luckily, there are many high quality and affordable natural beauty and skincare products.
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I recently created a brand new workshop all about detoxing, and presented it at my favorite yoga studio – Avani Yoga Studio.
It was really amazing to give a workshop there as a wellness expert because I’ve always really admired and looked up to the yoga teachers at Avani. It’s where I fell in love with yoga and deepened my practice through yoga teacher training.
Because I believe that living a healthy, happy life is about so much more than food, I included information about detoxing your beauty routine in my workshop.
It reminded me just how far I’ve come with my skincare and beauty regimen. Over the past few years, I’ve transitioned to using (mostly) natural products. I’ve found a few products that I absolutely love and use all the time, but I’m always finding new products.
I love skincare products and makeup, and I love testing out new products. So I thought I would share some of my recent (more affordable) favorites.
Just take a moment to think about all the skincare products and cosmetic products you use on a daily basis. How many do you use?
There are thousands of chemicals in your products, many of which can be absorbed through the skin into your body. The FDA doesn’t require strict regulations for the beauty industry. Many of the ingredients in beauty products are synthetic chemicals that are skin irritants, endocrine disruptors and carcinogenic.
This is why paying attention to the ingredients in your beauty products just like you do with your food is so important! Here are some of my recent favorites…
Pacifica has a whole new line of products including Kale Detox Face Wash, Quinoa Sensitive Face Wash, Coconut Water Cleansing Tonic and Hot Vegan Probiotic Spice Rehab Mask.
I’m pretty sure they are marketing these products to me! Put kale, quinoa, coconut water, vegan and probiotic on your packaging and I’m all in. But seriously, these products are amazing. I love the way my skin feels after putting on the renewal lotion, and it’s helping me heal my dry winter skin.
Night cream and eye cream are two things that can get really expensive. I bought this during a BOGO sale Beautycounter was having, so I got two night creams for $30.
My skin always looks really hydrated and glowing and feels amazing in the morning when I use this night cream.
You can get their Nourishing Night Cream for $47, which is still a great price for a mostly natural skincare product.
I’ve mentioned this deodorant before, but I truly love it. I was using the vanilla scented one for a long time until I found the sport luxe version, which works even better for working out or when it’s hot out.
Most deodorant contains aluminum, which has been linked to neurological issues.
If you’ve never used natural deodorant before, keep in mind that it doesn’t contain antiperspirant. So you sweat. It took me awhile to get used to having sweaty armpits all the time, but now I don’t even notice.
While this doesn’t appear to be affordable (it’s $14 a tube), it does last a really long time. I usually order two at a time, and they last almost a year.
I absolutely love this stuff. When my skin is extra dry, I just put it right on my face. I also put it in my hair and all over my body. Sometimes I’ll mix essential oils with it – lavender at night or frankincense for my face.
It also comes with a dropper, so it’s easy to use without spilling it everywhere.
It’s about $12 for 4 ounces, but it lasts forever!
I started making my own toothpaste awhile ago, but sometimes I get lazy and just want to buy it. I like this toothpaste because it doesn’t contain any artificial colors or ingredients and doesn’t have any carrageenan, which has been linked to digestive issues.
I recently found these at Target, and I was really excited. Cotton often contains pesticides, chlorine or dyes, and tampons can contain rayon or fragrances, so using organic tampons is really important.
I especially love this company because it’s a one-for-one company. They donate feminine products to girls in developing countries every time you make a purchase. There are so many women who don’t have access to feminine care products.
You can get them in regular or super. Plus these come in such beautiful packaging.
They are $6.99 for 30 tampons.
What are some of your favorite natural skincare and/or beauty products? Share in the comments below!
In my one-one-one health coaching program, in addition to helping you ditch dieting for good, heal your relationship with food, and learn to love your body more, I’ll guide you to find what self-care practices work best for you. Self-care is the best way to become more connected to your self, feel less stressed, and feel your absolute best.