You may already know this, but itâs worth saying again: What you put ON YOUR body is just as important as what you put IN YOUR body. Every single day, weâre exposed to all sorts of toxins â from the foods we eat and the water we drink to the air we breathe and more â so itâs important to make changes that are within our control, like the beauty products we choose to apply to our bodies. There are so many things we canât control on a daily basis, but usingÂ safer beauty products is one that we can.
Obviously, striving for a more natural and non-toxic way of life is a personal decision, but, for me, itâs a no brainer when it comes to my daily beauty products. Face wash, deodorant, night cream, body lotionâŚ definitely safer choices! Gel manicures, covering my grays via hair dye, and my beloved âmagic hairsprayââŚ well, theyâre not entirely âsafe,â but, hey, Iâm not exposed to them all that often. You gotta pick your battles â and, honestly, cleaning up your beauty products even a little is better than nothing! That said, here are my top 5 safer beauty products that I use everyday!
Primally Pure Charcoal Deodorant â Iâve tried a lot of hippy-dippy deodorants over the years, and I must say that theÂ charcoal deodorantÂ from Primally Pure is by far the best. First off, it really works. I donât get sweaty or smelly when I wear it. It also doesnât stain your clothes, which I experienced using some other deodorants in the past. (Iâm still annoyed.) TheÂ charcoal deodorant is made fromÂ super concentrated and pure ingredients, so a little goes a long way for odor protection. This also means that a single stick will last for a couple of months! The scent is really subtle. Itâs actually kind of minty, but definitely light and fresh. I swear by this deodorant and recommend it to everyone! FYI: You can save 10% off your Primally Pure order with code CARROTSNCAKE!
Countercontrol Clear Pore Cleanser â This cleanser is semi-new to me, but itâs become a top favorite for sure! It deep-cleans without drying or striping the skin of moisture, which is so important for achieving a healthy balance when you have oily or blemish-prone skin. I just love the daily exfoliation. Its tiny jojoba beads gently slough away dead skin cells without irritating your skin. I use this cleanser everyday in the shower on my face as well as my upper body (chest, back, upper arms) to prevent breakouts.
Overnight Resurfacing PeelÂ âÂ Iâve professed my love for theÂ Overnight Resurfacing PeelÂ fromÂ BeautycounterÂ at least a half dozen times now because it just so awesome. Itâs truly made my skin glow and has helped big time with dullness, pigmentation, acne, pore size, and more. Itâs definitely a product that I love and see myself using for a very long time. FYI:Â BeautycounterÂ makes aÂ travel-size Overnight Resurfacing PeelÂ if youâre interested in giving it a try before committing to the full-size product.
Countermatch Recovery Sleeping CreamÂ â I use this sleeping cream over the Overnight Resurfacing Peel every night before bed, and and I love how my skin looks in the morning! It really helps toÂ replenish hydration and revitalize skin while you sleep. Itâs made with Hyaluronic Acid, which is super effective for moisturizing without clogging pores.
Dew SkinÂ â Iâm not fancy when it comes to makeup, but I wear Dew SkinÂ every single day of the year. Iâm honestly obsessed with it. I love its light coverage and how moisturizing it is â most of the time, I donât even wear a moisturizer with it. I just keep buying tubes of it, so I always have some on-hand. Thankfully, itâs 25% off as a consultant! đTheÂ Dew SkinÂ also has SPF 20 in it, so itâs an awesome, all-in-one product! FYI: I wear shade No. 2.
What are some of your favorite safer beauty products?
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