This post was originally published on Modern Alternative Mama.
Our skin in our largest organ and it is porous. Chemicals rubbed onto the skin can enter the bloodstream quickly, sometimes faster than if we were to ingest them.
Conventional beauty products often include harsh chemicals, artificial colors and fragrances, paragons designed to prolong shelf life, and other ingredients that you probably don’t want in your body. Between cosmetics, cleansing and skincare products, we might be putting 20 or more products onto our skin each day, with however many chemicals each of them happens to include.
Last year, I decided I wanted detoxify my cleaning and beauty routines. I was already buying products marketed as “natural’, but reading through the list of ingredients didn’t convince me that they were any less chemical-laden than the mainstream stuff.
I had been struggling with both acne and dry patches on my face and the collection of products I had amassed to help deal with those conflicting issues were hard on my wallet and also not effective. It was time for a change.
I wanted my morning regimen to set the tone, not just for my day but my life. It needed to be as natural and simple as possible.…