Cosmetics today are marketed so cleverly and lead us into thinking we need to lather our bodies in harmful chemical concoctions in order to have ‘perfect’ skin. In fact, skincare products can have a terrible affect not only on our skin but our overall health.
Some to watch out for…!
Parabens (have been found in breast cancer tumours), Benzoyl Peroxide (a possible tumour promoter), Sodium Lauryl Sulphate (used in 90% of skincare products, also used in car washes, to clean garage floors; it can cause depression, skin irritations, eye damage and even death) Tridosan a synthetic antibiotic ingredient and is registered as a pesticide.
There are of course many more of these, but you get the idea… So, if you’re looking for an all natural, inexpensive beauty routine, here it is.
I’m going to share with you part of The Skin guide…
(If you have been using synthetic products for a while, there is a chance you may go through some detox symptoms to begin with -this is a good thing- you don’t want that crap staying in your body.)
What you’ll need:
Raw Organic Cold-pressed Coconut oil (you can now get this fairly inexpensively in the UK but do bear in mind it lasts forever!)
Step 1: To wash your face/remove make-up + eye make-up: Use a small amount of coconut oil. This works great on getting eye make-up off! Remove with cotton pad.
Step 2: To exfoliate: Take half a teaspoon of bicarbonate of soda (take precautions if you have sensitive skin) massage into damp skin in circular motions, rinse with warm water.
Step 3: Splash face with very warm water several times (I do it with the highest temperature I can stand) THEN switch to the coldest water and splash (x 10-15 for each temperature)
You can repeat this process – but always finish with cold splashes and pat dry with a clean towel.
Step 4: Apply coconut oil to your face liberally and leave on overnight.
Once a week: Apply lemon juice to your face and leave to dry – it will tingle/sting for a minute- Lemons contain salicylic acid, an ingredient in acne and anti-aging treatments so lets just get it in its natural form! Yes please!
For problem skin this method can be applied daily.
Just Keep it Simple 🙂