Saturday, March 23, 2013

All-Natural Make-Up: An Easy Routine Switch That is Good for Your Health!

It's easier than you think to make the switch to all-natural make-up. For years I had been using conventional makeup that I picked up at a nearby grocery store or mainstream pharmacy chain, all of which contained hundreds of chemicals that are harmful to my skin and overall health! Parabens, fragrances, dyes, etc...all of these things truly are toxic and often it is hard to read or find the ingredients list on a tiny bottle of eyeliner! I've heard about pregnant mothers going all-natural with their make-up choices (or no make-up at all) because of the harmful chemical additives in mainstream make-up products, I figure that it is time for me to make the switch for "me" before I become and "expecting mother".

"Three Muses" by Etsy Shop Artist: Fred Cabrera
Up to 60 percent of whatever we place on our skin goes into our blood stream; however, companies are blatantly adding ingredients to our personal care products. These include parabens, synthetic preservatives suspected to cause problems like weight gain, skin aging and certain types of cancer! Do your research, read labels, and don't always trust the words "natural" and "organic". 

You will want to rid your cosmetic bag of all of these hazardous parabens: Methylparaben, Ethylparaben, Propylparaben, Butylparaben, Benzyl-parahydroxybenzoic acid, Methyl-parahydroxybenzoic acid, Ethyl-parahydroxybenzoic acid, Propyl-parahydroxybenzoic acid, Butyl-parahydroxybenzoic acid, Parahydroxybenzoic acid and Parahydroxybenzoate. Not to mention the hundreds of other harmful chemicals leaching in our cosmetics! Save yourself the stress, and find some all-natural, organic makeup that is safe with a similar look and feel as your trusty old go-to cosmetics!

I went with Willow Tree Minerals! I absolutely LOVE their Natural Liquid Nightfall Eye Liner, Ginger Natural Mineral Blush, and Forever Blonde Natural Mineral Eye Brow Pencil...these organic cosmetics wonderfully and easily replaced everything I was buying at the supermarket and are perfect for my soft sunkissed ivory Irish complexion! I was able to continue to use my tried-and-true makeup application techniques without needing to alter a thing!

Give it a try, your skin will be happy that you made the switch to all-natural makeup! Embrace the beauty of Mother Nature and rediscover the gorgeous, glowing, natural "you" with nature-derived cosmetics! Speaking of "glowing beauty" below I have featured a handmade retro pin up pillow titled "Art Deco Damsel" created by my lovely and creative Aunt Mary Lynn from her Etsy shop "LaOohLaLa Boutique".
This blog article was contributed by the Etsy Recyclers Guild Team Captain Jessica of Eco-Friendly Freckles

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