As a woman, you may have been using beauty products for most of your life. After all, most of your fellow women do it. What you may not have known though until now is that for every single day that you’re using your beauty products, you’re putting a whopping 515 chemicals on your body.
As if that isn’t enough, countries under the European Union have banned more than 1,000 chemicals from beauty products last 2013 after having found out that they can cause cancer, genetic and congenital disabilities, and reproductive problems. On the other hand, you might be wondering now how you can make yourself beautiful without using any beauty products. The following key tips should help you with that:
Sometimes, the simplest solution is the most effective. Each of us needs water at a bare minimum to survive. You should thus make sure that not a single day would pass by without you drinking at least eight glasses of water as it flushes out unwanted toxins from your body to keep your skin lively and wrinkle-free.
If plain drinking water isn’t enough for you, you can add lemons, cucumbers, and mint leaves to it to make detox water. You can either drink your detox water hot in the morning or bring it with you while you’re at work or on the go.
Get the right amount of sleep every night.
Another simple yet effective solution to any beauty woes that you have is to get at least six to eight hours of sleep every night. By doing so, your skin produces new collagen which results in a natural and ageless glow.
Exfoliate using ingredients that you can find in your kitchen.
Aside from getting the right amount of sleep every night, you can achieve glowing skin by exfoliating one to two times a week. However, you should get rid of any chemical-based exfoliating products that you have in your beauty kit – or avoid purchasing them altogether as they can irritate your skin. Instead, you can use any of the following natural ingredients that you can either find in your kitchen cupboard or buy at a grocery store nearest you:
Who would’ve thought that the oatmeal that you’ve been eating for breakfast to help you improve your digestion would also be useful for removing dead skin cells from your face?
All you’ll need to do to make an oatmeal exfoliation mask for your face is to mix a tablespoon of finely ground oatmeal with some warm water. You can then start spreading it on your facial skin – though you can also add brown sugar, raw honey, jojoba oil, or lavender for better exfoliating.
Apple cider vinegar and water solution
An apple a day might keep the doctor away, but it can also get turned into apple cider vinegar whose acids can help dissolve your dead skin cells. However, applying apple cider vinegar directly to your skin is a bad idea as it can cause inflammation. Instead, you should mix it with water to temper its acid levels. You can then apply your apple cider vinegar and water solution to your face using a cotton ball.
The “gram” in gram flour doesn’t refer to the unit used to measure weight. Rather, gram flour comes from finely grinding a variety of ground chickpea known as the Bengal gram.
Gram flour can be a bit difficult to obtain though as you can mostly find it in Asian and Middle Eastern specialty stores. But going to an Oriental shop to buy some gram flour is more than worth it as you can use it to exfoliate your skin by mixing it with turmeric, yogurt, and lemon juice.
If you’ve got a coffeemaker, you might have been throwing away the grounds that you’ve used to brew your coffee in it. The next time you brew yourself a cup of coffee, you should set aside its grounds as you can turn it into an exfoliating facial scrub. You can add coconut or olive oil to increase your used coffee grounds’ exfoliating properties.
Eat foods that can make your skin healthy.
Being beautiful on the outside also largely depends on the kind of food that you put inside your body. Now is a good time as always to ditch all the junk food and replace them instead with fruits and vegetables that you can turn into healthy snacks.
You should also include foods rich in omega-3 fatty acids such as chia and flax seeds, as well as walnuts to your daily diet.
Beauty products have been around for as long as there’s a woman who wants to improve or even completely change their appearance. However, most beauty products sold in stores contain several harmful chemicals that can pose a significant risk to your health. To avoid any further health risk that your beauty products can bring you, you should start applying the above-listed key tips on how to make yourself beautiful even without them. You’d be surprised not only at how more effective beautifying yourself naturally is but also at how much money you can save by ditching the use of beauty products. You can then use the money that you’ve saved to get yourself a health fund instead from places like Membersown.
Jessica is a professional health expert who works for some major health industry giants. She currently writes for Membersown and is dedicated to helping people learn more about health related topics along the journey. When she’s not a health advocate, she enjoys some down time traveling or talking with family.