My Clean Beauty Regime
During my internet travels last week, I came across the following infographic that I think all women need to see. Too many of us are complacent with what we put on our skin, because we aren’t aware that absorbing toxins through the skin actually does more damage to the body than if we were to ingest them orally. When we eat or drink something toxic, our liver does its job and tries to filter out some of the undesirable content. However, when applied to our skin, the toxins are absorbed straight into the blood stream and into our cells. This is why chemical-laden cosmetics do so much damage! It doesn’t have to be this way though. Check out the infographic, be alarmed, and then scroll down to read my clean, natural and organic beauty regime.
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MY CLEAN REGIME
My first order of beauty business is dry body brushing for five minutes before stepping in the shower. I dry brush to get my lymphatic system moving, but as an added benefit it sloughs off dry skin, and helps to get rid of cellulite.
In the shower I cleanse my face with a tiny amount of Mukti’s gentle foaming cleanser, and wipe off with a bamboo face washer. Every second morning I will wash my hair with Mukti shampoo and conditioner.
Out of the shower, I use a tiny amount of Mukti (can you see a pattern?) balancing facial moisturiser and I’m good to go.
I love Mukti stuff because it’s one of the only beauty brands I’ve found that is totally clean, certified organic, and actually works on my skin. It’s also local to the Sunshine Coast, where I am from.
At night I cleanse my face again with Mukti’s gentle foaming cleanser. Out of the shower, I wipe my face over with 3% hydrogen peroxide to help remove blackheads, and then I moisturise my face with organic coconut oil (mostly around the eyes and forehead).
I don’t wear make-up very often, but if I need to go somewhere that calls for a bit of prettying up I use INIKA mineral powder foundation, bronzer, eyeliner, mascara and eye shadow. I don’t wear anything on my lips besides a bit of Aubrey Organics raspberry lip balm. It’s so yummy, and it’s so clean you could probably eat it.
About once a week I have a bath with two cups of organic apple cider vinegar added to my bath water. This not only detoxifies the body through the skin, but it also leaves you feeling so silky smooth. And the vinegar smell doesn’t stick around long.
Also about once a week I will apply a natural clay facemask, followed by a Mukti facial scrub.
To lighten my hair, every now and then I will spray it with 3% hydrogen peroxide. Because this can dry it out, I will then put coconut oil through my hair as a deep nourishing mask.
I used to feel naked without perfume, but these days I very rarely wear it. If I do, it’s only a bit of essential oil or some organic Pegasus perfume made from essential oils.
Now that we are coming into the cooler months, I may need to moisturise my skin a bit more, so I will just add coconut oil to my body as well as my face.
We also always have aloe vera in the garden, so if I’m out there I will break off a bit and rub it into any dry spots and my cancer scars.
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ANOTHER ORGANIC BRAND I HAVE JUST DISCOVERED …
Y Natural is an Australian skin care company that is certified organic, totally naturally, and divine to use. The company sent me a travel pack of their goodies, and I am really impressed. They have a great range of serums, cleansers, moisturisers, masks and other treatments that smell amazing and feel really lovely on the skin. Click here to check them out.
Do you care about what you put on your skin as much as what you put in your mouth?
Positive affirmation for the day: I surrender to the moment and allow life to flow effortlessly.
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