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PERSONAL CARE PRODUCTS

What is your skin eating?

Our skin is our largest organ - it's also a prime way for your body to let in toxins. It was astonishing to me when I understood how the average woman puts over 500 chemicals on her body a day!  And not only that - our skin may absorb as much as 60%! And that's average - yikes - it certainly caused me to look at my skincare, sunscreen, shampoo, mouth care, deodorant, lip care, hand sanitizer, moisturizer, oh my! Although I'm far from having it all sorted - I would like to share natural products that I've found to love and continue to go back to. 

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BEAUTYCOUNTER

Beautycounter is a clean beauty brand with amazing products!

I love this Countertime Collection which includes Bakuchiol, a safer alternative to skin-refining retinol. This line is a four-step regime that's designed to help skin improve with age by retaining its radiance, firmness, and overall youth.  Great job Beautycounter for looking out for us!

For 20% off use code: CLEANFORALL20

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PRIMAL LIFE ORGANICS

This Company has done an amazing job providing alternatives to not only skin care (which I love) but also dental care!

This package effectively improved the health of my teeth, gums, and mouth tissues.  Use for 21 days and see the difference!

THE AYURVEDA EXPERIENCE

I love this company’s face and body oils!  And I love that this company uses best manufacturing practices to provide the best quality, pure, authentic Ayurvedic herbs free from pesticide or heavy metal toxicity exposure.

I have found this product to not only be moisturizing but extremely hydrating!  The day/night duo oils have been lovely. Absolutely beautiful products!

I've decided to affiliate myself with these companies as I've used their products for quite a while and find them to be  clean product lines and effective!  I also love their mission and standard practices.  I'm giving these guys all 5 stars!   

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Ingredients to look for:

 

Fewer ingredients!

Sunscreen: Zinc oxide, Titanium

Shampoo: Essential oils

Deodorant: Essential oils, witch hazel, mineral salts, baking soda

Lip care: cocoa butter, beeswax

Moisturizer: Shea butter, coconut oil, argan oil, jojoba oil

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Harmful ingredients to look for:

Phthalates

Parabens

Amines

Sulfates

Formaldehyde

Mercury

Retinyl palmitate

Benzene

Toluene

1,4-dioxane

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FOODS THAT FEED THE SKIN!

  •    WATER 

Water supports the functioning of every system in the body, and it benefits the skin in many ways.  For example, staying hydrated protects skin cells from damage, including that caused by environmental factors. Also, hydration makes it easier for skin cells to absorb nutrients and release toxins.  Rule of thumb – drink ½ your body weight in ounces day.

  •    FATTY FISH – SALMON, SARDINES, HERRING- HIGH IN OMEGA-3 FATTY ACIDS

Fatty fish also provide vitamin E, a crucial antioxidant. Vitamin E protects the skin from inflammation and harmful free radicals. For example, staying hydrated protects skin cells from damage, including that caused by environmental factors. Also, hydration makes it easier for skin cells to absorb nutrients and release toxins.  Rule of thumb – drink ½ your body weight in ounces day.

  •    TURMERIC

Soothes inflammation and has been shown to improve your immune system and support proper brain funciton.Consume it with warm water to balance your skin's natural flora and protect your skin cells against free radicals.

  •    GREEN TEA

Some of its many benefits include helping to slow DNA damage, stopping inflammation, and even protecting against sun damage and burns.

  •    WALNUTS – ALMONDS – BRAZIL NUTS - FLAX SEEDS – CHIA SEEDS – SUNFLOWER SEEDS

High in Omega-3's and powerful antioxidants - protects the skin from free radicals.  Also may boost healthy probiotic balance in the gut and show through via the skin.  Very hydrating in keeping the skin plump.

Avocados contain high levels of healthy oils and vitamin E. "Both of which provide the building blocks for healthy skin cell function as well as help improve barrier function and hydration.

The healthy monounsaturated fat is so good for skin health, moisture, and elasticity.  

 

  •    BERRIES

High in antioxidants and packed with nutrients. They are anti-inflammatories that aid the body to heal itself while also protecting against further free-radical damage—amazing for your skin!

 

  •    EGGS

Egg yolk is meant to nourish and soothe the skin while also providing vitamin A for skin repair.