Many people are slowly turning their diet to healthier choices, while others have jumped in with both feet and are now vegan, slow food, and organic all the way. Sometimes it takes a while after the move to better food to make the move to better skin and body care but it is all part of the same desire to live a healthier life.
If you’ve begun to eat better but are still using the same old toothpaste and drugstore shampoo you may feel overwhelmed at having to make another set of changes. But take heart! The changes are based on the same principles so you do not need to learn an elaborate new set of rules. Here are some simple guidelines to make the transition easy:
- If you can’t pronounce it, don’t put it on your face, hair, or body.
- If it doesn’t say “certified organic,” “certified vegan,” or “certified cruelty-free,” it isn’t!
- If it has a list of ingredients a mile long, put it down unless you know what they are.
Those are simple rules that are easy to follow and won’t complicate your life too much.
The reason that it is as important to change how we bathe, shampoo, and wash our face and hands is that our skin (the largest organ in our body!) absorbs what we pour on it. That’s right, if you use a lotion with an ingredient you’ve read negative things about, your body is absorbing that potentially harmful chemical. If you are getting your hair clean with a shampoo that relies on Sodium Lauryth Sulfate to reduce oiliness, your skin is absorbing this ingredient that is also used as an industrial degreaser. No wonder your skin is dry and you feel fatigued.
Trust companies that go through the extra processes necessary to earn certifications rather than the same drugstore brand now advertising, “with natural ________________” because that means almost nothing. There is no FDA definition of “natural” and many products claim they are natural because they have a small percentage of added almond oil, honey, aloe or some other food that we have come to trust. The trendy one right now is coconut oil. We’ve used it forever, but some companies are now adding it to their formulas and jumping on the bandwagon. Be choosier than that. Remember, your body is counting on you!
Trust your body to Beach Organics products!