Nature knows best…And the growing demand for clean beauty products proves that time and again. It really is quite amazing how everything we need for stronger, suppler, and more radiant skin can come from the earth, and there’s no need to rely on toxic chemicals that often only work temporarily.
Beauty products made from natural ingredients such as lavender, shea butter, lemongrass, and Himalayan salt can all enhance skin quality in a deeper, more nourishing way. But if you really want that inside-out glow, you need to do a little more than just use clean beauty products. You need to embrace clean eating too. After all, what goes on your skin is as important as what goes into your body!
When you remove artificial chemicals and toxins from your diet and your skin routine, it shows in your glow. Clean beauty products and clean eating is the secret to skin that looks AMAZING!
What Is Clean Beauty?
We hear a lot of buzzwords in the beauty world that are pretty names for ugly truths. But “clean beauty” isn’t one of these. The term refers to cosmetic and skin care products that are free from toxic, harmful, or artificial chemicals.
When you use synthetic skin care products, you expose your body to ingredients like parabens, sulfates, phthalates, and synthetic fragrances that can have a negative impact on the surface of your skin and the organs that it protects.
Clean beauty is free of these toxic chemicals. Instead, natural ingredients are used, such as essential oils, herb-infused oils, and natural colorants made from spices like turmeric or clay.
Since the dawn of time, people have been using nature as a resource for creating salves, lotions, and balms that work with the body rather than against it to create nourishment for your body. Today, we can continue that tradition—while keeping our skin naturally healthy and chemical-free.
The Benefits Of Using Clean Beauty Products
There are so many amazing benefits to choosing clean beauty products over toxic ones. Skincare products that contain all the nutrients, vitamins, and minerals of nature are gentler on your skin, produce lasting results, and get to the root of the problem. Let’s explore those benefits further.Reduces the likelihood of irritation
One of the most common causes of skin irritation is coming into contact with harsh, synthetic chemicals in beauty products.
If you have eczema, psoriasis, contact dermatitis, or any kind of skin sensitivity, artificial skincare products are highly likely to cause problems for your skin.
This can result in itchy, red patches, dryness, or even burning in severe cases. But clean beauty products do not contain any synthetic toxins, thus drastically reducing the likelihood of irritation (and in most cases, completely rules it out).
If your skin is prone to flare-ups or sensitivity, using natural products can help soothe and protect it rather than serve as a trigger for swelling and dryness.Supports the skin rather than masking symptoms
Clean beauty gets to the root of the problem. Instead of just masking the symptoms on a surface level, natural ingredients try to find the source of the issue and solve it from the inside out. This makes it a more supportive and sustainable method for dealing with serious skin issues.Skin health is linked to mental health
There are many studies on the link between skin health and mental health. Stress and anxiety play a significant role in the quality and texture of your skin, which is why so many of us experience flare-ups when we’re burned out, grieving, or under a lot of pressure.
Negative emotions impact the immune system by causing changes in response to inflammatory cytokines. This causes the skin to become red and inflamed.
Skin is often the way your body expresses its stress levels. But when you use harsh, synthetic products on your skin, that stress doesn’t go anywhere. It just gets suppressed under the surface while the problem still exists. With clean beauty, you can help your body process that stress in a more effective way.Clean products are often cruelty-free
While you should always check your labels for confirmation, most clean beauty products are certified cruelty-free. There are vastly more cruelty-free clean beauty brands than synthetic beauty brands out there. So, if you’re vegan or this is a cause you care about, going clean is often the greener and kinder option.
Clean Beauty And Clean Eating Go Hand In Hand
The skin is the body’s largest organ. It also happens to be absorbent. The products we apply to our skin get processed by it and can filter into the bloodstream and other important internal systems and organs.
Following a clean diet is a great way to ensure you’re getting all your nutrients, minerals, proteins, and fibers in. But without a clean skin routine, even the healthiest diets can lose their effectiveness.
When you eat a diverse, balanced diet, it helps support your skincare routine from the inside out. In the same way that clean beauty is about replacing harsh chemicals and toxins with natural, nutrient-rich ingredients, clean eating is about replacing processed, artificial foods with organic, fresh produce.
Clean eating is an amazing way to boost the quality and appearance of your skin. Many healthy foods are rich in the vitamins, nutrients, and minerals we need to nourish our skin, such as:
- Oily fish (mackerel, sardines, salmon)
- Nuts and seeds
- Sweet potatoes
- Fresh berries
- Pulses and grains
- Leafy greens
And, of course, you need to drink plenty of water to maximize your hydration and maintain your skin’s elasticity. When you pair a balanced, healthy diet with the use of clean, all-natural beauty products, your skin and digestive system can become the best versions of themselves, helping you cultivate a healthier relationship with yourself.
Inside-Out Beauty The Natural Way
To help your skin become sustainably radiant and clear, you need more than just a great skincare routine. You need a healthy diet, too!
Clean beauty and clean eating go hand-in-hand to support your body and give it everything it needs to promote supple, strong, and glowing skin.
By using clean, chemical-free cosmetics and following a diverse, nutrient-dense diet, your skin will look as good as you feel, all thanks to Mother Nature!
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