I want to start this post off by saying this is in no way to shame you girlfriends out there. I am not judging you! I am not condemning you. The Mom struggle is hard enough. I am here humbly admitting that ignorance has been my bliss. I for years walked on a journey of beauty-by-any-means-necessary. I have spent more than I care to admit and I did this all while unknowingly poisoning my body.
I mean to only encourage you and I need acccountability partners. I need a tribe to do this NEW journey with, and who better than my girlfriends reading this blog.
Would you believe me if I said you didn't have to spend a ton on toxic chemical ridden make up and thousands on skin care that cause cancer to feel and look amazing. Now don't get wrong, I love the beauty industry, I enjoy a good face beat! In fact I believe in everything in modernation is OKAY, which is why I'm blending beauty techniques with what the masses are doing and what is holistic and natural.
Did you know that our skin is our bodies biggest organ!? Did you also know that women poison themselves daily! Before 9AM most of us have exposed ourselves to approximately 516 synthetic and toxic chemicals I am still one of them that is truthfully still on this journey to bring better and learning more.
As I work on lessening the amount of toxins I'm exposed to I have made a switch with the everyday skin care I use to a essential oil, plant based line by Young Living. Young Living’s ART® Skin Care System safely and effectively cleanses, tones, and moisturizes your face to bring out your natural and inherent beauty. This skin care line replaces (for the most part) a product I was using everyday that included active ingridents such as
- Limonene which has been linked to developmental/reproductive toxicity, Ecotoxicology, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
- Methylparaben that has the ability to cause biochemical or cellular level changes, Endocrine disruption, Allergies/immunotoxicity
- Salicylic Acid, and this gem has additive exposure sources, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs).
So basically my body is doing a happy dance! Not only is the ART Skincare Line FREE of those things BUT it smells amazing, my skin feels amazing! And my body is ridding many toxins (for the most part) You can purchase the Art Skin Care Line right here on my blog! AND it will ship directly from Young Living!
Another one of the things I have learned over the course of my young life is beauty truly does start from the inside out. I can recall my husband taking a sceience lab in college, in which the Professor told him- and the rest of the class that "you are what you eat" is a myth! I was floored, that didn't make logical sense, see our bodies were not designed to handle the amount of toxins we are exposed to on a daily basis. So when it's loaded with things that are foreign it must expell it somehow right?
I want to show you all while I'm living and learning how easy it can be to start switching to safer! Start out with some simple reads like the two books below- Just The Essentials is an easy read which walks you through basic skin care and essential oils. The Essential Oil Pocket Reference is also another gem to have which has helped me combat breakouts and such.
Now to tell you I just threw away everything that was toxic and started fresh would be a lie, and not the premises of my blog OR who I am! So the truth is I am begining to use the last of my icky make up brands and adding in more mineral based make up such as Young Living's Savvy Line, Bare Minerals and Beauty Counter!! Expect another post to follow next week on my make up routine, and how I get a face beat like this.....
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