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Spring Skincare: 5 Eco-Friendly Regimens to help you bloom

Posted on November 21, 2012 by Bee Glorious | 0 comments

 With almost everyone I know pitching in to help save our earth, I thought of trying eco-friendly products to help me blossom this spring. If Mother Nature is able to nurture the earth quite gloriously, shouldn’t I be spring-cleaned by its natural beauty as well?

But don’t you find typical long list of steps quite tedious? So I came up with these 5 eco-friendly spring skincare tips that will awaken your winter beauty from slumber:

Exfoliating, toning and moisturizing are components of facial care that should always go together and must be followed in order. I don’t feel comfortable enumerating each separately, as if one could do one without the other.   

Our face is the most exposed part of our body and is in constant contact with airborne particles, so, begin with a through cleansing. Use a facial wash with natural exfoliant AHA. It cleanses your skin gently and smoothly. Once your face is clean, go on to the second step, toning. An organic toner removes dirt and chemicals from make-up and excess oil that facial cleansers don’t. Most importantly, it leaves the skin looking fresher and it shrinks pores. Next use a moisturizer to re-hydrate your face to a smooth finish. Moisturizing protects the pores from dirt that cause skin irritation and breakouts. Hydrated skin improves a proper blood circulation.

Hair damage during winter is fairly common. Aside from enduring the harsh winter chill, the hair falls prey to the constant air-drying as wet hair is an open invitation to colds. But don’t grab those commercial products just yet. Soaking your hair in chemical-infused products may just do more harm than good. Try eco-friendly shampoos and conditioners. Our body produces natural oil that nurtures our hair. So the natural ingredients from organic products will work together with our body rather than against it. They say that 60% of what makes our face beautiful is actually our hair. Stay naturally beautiful with naturally-made shampoo and conditioner.

Now that your skin can breathe easy in spring, it needs your help in order for the blood to flow normally, and allow the continuous replacement of dead skin cells with new ones. So, do yourself a favor: and shower with a body wash that soothes your skin, and pamper yourself with a lotion that re-hydrates and revitalizes. Soon, you’ll be stepping out with a fully hydrated body.

Bearing your weight day by day is no small feat. Don’t delay your visit to an eco-friendly spa to get the best care that your feet need. Get a foot massage; one that does not make you cringe but rather that makes you go “Aaah”. Or better yet, experience spa-like comfort in your own home, using a basin, water, foot salt scrub, a towel and foot lotion. You’ll be treading your way to your daily tasks with a renewed lightness. 

We’ve heard so much about eating right that there is really nothing more to be said about it. Although a natural skin regimen does wonders, all your effort will be futile if you’re not eating right. I’m not asking you to go vegan, just encourage anyone to make smart choices in shopping for food. Research organic foods and shift to drinks made from natural juices - just buy those fresh oranges from the market and squeeze your way to a vitamin-rich drink. Sometimes eating properly requires a change in lifestyle, but take things one step at a time. A little bit goes a long way, doesn’t it?

*Autumn Bee

Original posted date: 09/05/2012

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5 Reasons to Go for Natural Cosmetics

Posted on November 21, 2012 by Bee Glorious | 0 comments

 Switching from using regular to natural cosmetics has a visible effect on the skin. People who are prone to breakouts, allergies, and rashes can often eliminate those conditions by using organic products that are ideal for sensitive skins. Besides, allergies are usually triggered by the application of harsh, unnatural substances. However, this situation is just the tip of the iceberg.

1.       Artificial beauty products pose high health risks. According to breastcancerfund.org, synthetic makeup is directly linked to breast cancer, infertility, birth defects on infants and other health-related problems. The accumulation of too many toxins in the blood stream can adversely affect the kidneys, liver, and brain, as well as the adrenal and thyroid glands.

2.       Be beautiful inside and out. Switch from using synthetic to natural cosmetic products. Cosmetics made from organic ingredients do not contain artificial ingredients that will harm your inner body. They do not contain unnatural dyes or artificial color enriching properties and most of the ingredients used are plant-based. So you can rest assured the products are safe to use.

3.       Organic beauty products have healing and nutrition properties. For example, a natural hair shampoo derived from fruits, leaves and roots makes hair look fabulous while providing nutrients that nourish the scalp, which helps to prevent the development of dandruff and other scalp-related problems.

4.       It is advised that only organic products be used for the face. These include cleansers, moisturizers, toners and creams. But, of course, you wish to keep the skin of the rest of your body as healthy as that of your face, right? So opt for lotions, soaps, oils, and sun blockers that contain ingredients that are also organic-based.

5.       Use of natural cosmetics promotes eco-friendly living. Since natural cosmetics are made from natural ingredients, pollution of the environment by synthetic substances is eliminated. By using organic body essentials we are individually contributing to living according to higher ethical values within the larger community, which is fast becoming an integral part of the advocacy towards greener and healthier living. By using natural cosmetics we are living in harmony with nature and can continue enjoying the incredible benefits of doing so many years to come. 



Original posted date: 28/09/2011

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