We all want perfect and radiant skin, but it’s not always easy to maintain. Luckily, there are natural habits you can adopt that will keep your skin looking healthy, vibrant and glowing. Here are some tips and tricks on how to keep your skin looking its best:
1. Implement a Skin Care Ritual
Establishing a manageable skin care ritual that you can stick to each day is key to developing healthy habits and taking ownership of your skin. Consider including cleansing, toning, moisturizing and exfoliating as part of your daily ritual.
2. Eat Well
A healthy diet is one of the most important foundations for maintaining healthy skin. Eating plenty of water-rich foods and leafy greens, as well as avoiding inflammatory sugars and processed foods is key.
3. Stay Hydrated
Staying hydrated is important to maintaining healthy skin from the inside out. Make sure to drink plenty of water throughout the day, and consider adding natural electrolyte drinks such as coconut water into your diet.
4. Exercise and De-Stress
Stress and lack of exercise aren’t just bad for our physical fitness, they can also take a toll on our skin. Incorporate mindful practices, such as meditation and yoga, into your life and make sure to get at least 30 minutes of exercise each day.
5. Know Your Ingredients
We recommend using products that contain natural and organic ingredients when possible. Aim to reduce your exposure to potentially harmful chemicals found in many conventional skincare products.
In addition to these tips, remember to always wear SPF when out in the sun to protect your skin from long-term damage.
By implementing these natural habits into your everyday life, you’ll be one step closer to achieving glowing and radiant skin. For more organic beauty tips, head to our blog. Happy skincare!
What are some common ingredients that should be avoided in natural skincare products?
1. Synthetic fragrances and dyes: These contain chemicals and can irritate sensitive skin.
2. Parabens: These are used as preservatives and can disrupt hormone balance.
3. Sodium Lauryl Sulphate (SLS): This common surfactant can be harsh on skin and cause irritation and dryness.
4. Petrolatum: Petroleum derivatives like petroleum jelly are linked with endocrine disruption.
5. Artificial Colors: These contain synthetic-derived colorants and add nothing to the skin-care formula.
6. Phthalates: These are a group of chemicals used in fragrances to extend and stabilize scents, but they are endocrine disruptors and can cause skin irritation.
7. Silicones: These synthetic compounds create a water-resistant barrier but can lead to clogged pores or cause a build-up on the skin’s surface.
8. Formaldehyde: Formaldehyde-releasing preservatives are known to cause allergic reactions.
9. Triclosan: Besides being an irritant, this antimicrobial has been linked to liver toxicity.
What ingredients should be avoided if looking for cruelty free skincare products?
The following ingredients should generally be avoided when looking for cruelty-free skincare products:
* Hyaluronic Acid
* Placenta Extract
* Silk Protein
* Whey Protein
* Animal-derived Gelatin
* Sodium Tallowate
* Stearic Acid
* Butylene Glycol
Additionally, any products that are not listed as “Cruelty-Free” should also be avoided.
What certifications and labels should be looked out for when buying cruelty-free skincare products?
When purchasing cruelty-free skincare products look for certifications such as the Leaping Bunny, the CFI ‘Cruelty Free International’ logo, the PETA logo, or the Choose Cruelty Free logo. All of these guarantee that the products are legitimate and are not tested on animals. Therefore, these labels should be looked out for when buying cruelty-free skincare products.
“Which brands are certified cruelty-free for skincare products?”
1. La Roche-Posay
2. Paul Mitchell
3. Derma E
4. Babe Lip Care
6. Urban Decay
7. The Body Shop
8. Pharmaca (that carries cruelty-free brands)
10. Pixi Beauty
Are all cruelty-free brands vegan?
No, not all cruelty-free brands are vegan. To be considered vegan, a product must not contain any animal-derived ingredients. Cruelty-free simply means that the product or brand was not created using animal testing. A brand can be cruelty-free but still contain animal-derived ingredients. Therefore, it is important to familiarise yourself with the ingredients list to ensure that the product is vegan.
Are all vegan brands cruelty-free?
No, not all vegan brands are cruelty-free. While vegan products are typically not tested on animals, they may contain ingredients that are tested on animals by suppliers. However, many vegan brands are cruelty-free and do not use any ingredient that has been tested on animals. It is important to research the brand and its ingredients to ensure that it is both vegan and cruelty-free.