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The ugly side of beauty

We all want to look and feel beautiful, but there is a hideous side that comes with striving for such beauty. There is also a very simple solution to this problem that will leave you looking and feeling even more beautiful than you could imagine, and it starts with using natural, authentic products.

First, let’s look at how the chemicals in our beauty products are affecting us..

As women, we use an average of 12 products a day. I know it sounds like a lot but think about your daily routine and what you use every morning. They pack cosmetics and personal care items that women use every day with chemicals that health advocates say could be connected to a host of health problems.

“Cancer is on the rise, infertility is on the rise, allergies in children are on the rise, and people can’t figure out why,” said Nneka Leiba, the director of healthy living science at EWG, which has been monitoring chemicals in cosmetics for over a decade. “The increases are not just because of genetics and new diagnostic techniques.”

So what are the increases due to. Well, if you think about using on average 12 products per day each with their own preservatives, PPD’s, SLES and so on its no wondering our bodies are being affected.

The same way it is important to eat healthy food to nourish and fuel your body, we need to nourish and care for our organs. Your skin is the biggest organ you have, and it absorbs everything we put on our bodies. Taking this one step further and you can imagine the wealth of chemicals going into your body from visiting traditional hair and beauty salons.

To turn things around and be the healthiest, most beautiful versions of ourselves we need to look at the products we use and what is really in them. This doesn’t mean you can’t use your night creams or deodorants. It just means you need to pick a product that uses natural ingredients free from free radicals and chemicals. This will not only benefit your body but it also benefits the environment as those chemicals that go into your skin also get washed down into our oceans.

There are an increased amount of brands aware of this issue and they are making a change. Everything from makeup, moisturisers, toothpaste and deodorant are being made with natural ingredients that won’t harm you now or in the long term. These brands are generally sustainably minded and harvest their ingredients ethically, from organic and biodynamic organic farms created to grow the specific ingredients needed.

Some brands I recommend and use are Oway and Kevin Murphy for hair care and for your skin care Eve Taylor, Wildcrafted and Mokosh. I also use Native deodorant sticks. But don’t just take my word for it, do your research and use products that align with your needs and values. You won’t regret it!

If you want to be certain you are using all natural products that actually work, but don’t know where to start, we can help! All the products used and sold at Bare Beauty house are biodynamic/organic, cruelty free and give amazing results!

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