When I ask this question I don’t mean are you aware of your own beauty, I mean are you conscious of what ingredients are going into your beauty products? Are you aware of any chemicals that are being used? Are you aware if the company you buy from tests on animals? Are you aware if the company is environmentally friendly?
We now live in a world where these questions are crucial. We are more and more aware of clean eating and what we are putting in our bodies so surely we should be more aware of what we are putting on our bodies too. Our skin is the body’s largest organ and absorbs the products we put on it. It’s sensitive, reactive and should be nourished. Since working with aloe vera and bee propolis based products I’ve learned a lot about how effective using natural products can be.
Aloe vera also known as the medicine plant has many properties that help nourish the body and can be used inside the body aswell as on the skin itself. Personally I’ve found that its helped boost my immune system, boosts my energy levels, it helped kickstart my hair growth after suffering post partum hair loss and on my skin it helps to cleanse, nourish and retain moisture.
I guess I’m more concerned about these issues now I’m more mature, responsible and I think becoming a mother has made me more conscious of all of these factors. I have to look at what products I’m using on my toddler to make sure they don’t react with his eczema prone skin. The news that Johnsons use chemicals in their baby products came as a shock. A well known international brand whom parents trust in, use carcinogens in their baby products that have been linked to causing growth in cancer cells. It just goes to show that you can’t trust even well known brands anymore. I know I’m going to be looking at switching to all natural products going forward.
This is the time for alternative natural beauty brands, especially as most of them use raw, organic, natural products that are safe for people & the environment. I’m even going to try making some of my own products to try at home – I’ll keep you posted!
Do you believe in using natural products?