These past several Fridays we’ve covered the ins and outs, ups and downs, goods and bads of beauty, and going natch. You know how to find out what your skin wants and needs, how and where to shop for it, and what to do when you wanna fall off the green beauty wagon.
Now I want to talk one more little thing. Actually it’s not so little. More, simple. And that is how to make all of this work for Y-O-U. That’s right, we are all individuals with different skin, likes, time, and bank accounts. Our beauty routine should reflect that. Yet another area not to try and keep up with the Joneses.
Your level of commitment to nontoxic cosmetics is as personal as the products you choose to use. If you simply cannot find a nontoxic product that you love to replace one of your existing products, keep using what works. Stay on the lookout for healthier options. Don’t worry about it.
Compare it to diet. Is every single food that you consume regularly healthy? Probably not. I maintain a pretty healthy diet with lots of fresh fruits and veg, whole grains, and plenty of water. I also happen to have a pretty big sweet tooth and coffee habit. I have tried replacing sweets with fruits and coffee with tea. No good. At least not for me. I eat less and am happier when I can have some of the real thing. Remember: Happiness keeps you healthy too.
If you choose a cosmetic product that is safe yet does not deliver the results you are looking for, you will not be happy with it. Do what works for YOU.
As always, if you have questions, ask away. I’m here for ya!
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