Do you know what’s in your moisturizer? Or, more specifically, what causes it to smell as good as it does.
Beauty manufacturers are currently using over 4,000 mystery chemicals to scent their products. And, thanks to a loophole in regulations, manufacturers don’t have to reveal what those fragrance chemicals are.
But don’t despair. There’s a safer, chemical-free way to keep your skin and hair looking and feeling its best.
Ready to take your beauty routine back to basics but aren’t sure where to start? We’ve got you covered.
Here are a few easy, chemical-free beauty tips, tricks, hacks, and secrets you need to try for yourself.
The Ice Bath
One of the most potent, all-natural beauty products out there is regular, old water. More specifically, frozen water.
Dipping your face in a bowl of ice water for a few seconds can kick-start your skin’s natural regenerative abilities. This means a quick ice bath can wipe away puffiness, clear blemishes, and leave your skin glowing.
If you’re having a rough morning, or don’t have time for the full bath, try rubbing a single ice cube over your entire face for a few moments for similar results.
Coconut Oil Hair Mask
Is your hair feeling a little crunchy and dry?
When it comes to all-natural beauty, coconut oil is a heavyweight champ. You can use coconut oil to make highly effective scrubs, or you can whip it up with a little essential oil to make a super hydrating body lotion.
All that said, one of the best ways to use coconut oil is as a healing and replenishing hair mask.
Melt a tablespoon or two of coconut oil down and mix it with three to four drops of your favorite essential oil, then massage the mixture into your hair.
Wrap your hair up with a scarf or towel and let it sit for a few hours or at least 30 minutes. Then wash the mask out with your regular shampoo and conditioner, and enjoy your soft and silky locks.
When talking about natural beauty staples like coconut oil, chemical free makeup, and ice, you should never forget the humble lemon.
Lemon juice can help with everything from getting rid of stubborn blackheads to dealing with a dry scalp. One of the easiest ways to use lemon in your beauty regimen is by cutting a round slice from a fresh lemon and rubbing it on your face.
Remember never to leave lemon juice on your face for too long, however, as it can dry out or irritate your skin after prolonged exposure.
Workout and De-Stress
As we said before, outer beauty starts from inside. It doesn’t matter what you’re putting on your skin if it isn’t getting the nourishment it needs from within. This is why the ultimate all-natural beauty treatment is only available at your local gym.
Exercise promotes new cell growth and the production of collagen. These are essential to keeping your skin looking full and refreshed.
On top of that, regular exercise can help reduce overall stress. Stress can wreak havoc on your skin over time, and no miracle lotion can help get rid of it.
The good news is, when it comes it exercise, it doesn’t take a lot to see rewards. Walking, biking, or doing yoga for 20 minutes, three times a week is more than enough to start benefiting from it.
Chemical-Free Beauty Hacks You Need to Try
There are plenty of 100% chemical-free ways to reap all the same benefits of high-end beauty products, without any of the harmful side effects.
By trying out a few of these all-natural beauty hacks, you’ll be able to transform your self-care routine into one your skin and the Earth will thank you for.
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