Are you looking to infuse some nature into your skin-care routine? With a little bit of knowledge, you can customize products to fit your skin’s needs. Do you know what’s in your current products? If they’re filled with parabens, synthetic fragrances, phthalates, and SLS/SLES, perhaps it’s time to re-evaluate what’s going on your skin.
In fact, shedding light on current practices and lack of regulation in the beauty and skin-care industries may come as quite the shock. Do you use products that cite "fragrance" or "parfum" in the ingredients? It’s common practice, which actually allows manufacturers to legally conceal toxic and harmful components. Plus, popular foaming ingredients SLS and SLES are known irritants and can be included without informing consumers. To make matters worse, a by-product of SLS/SLES manufacturing is 1,4 dioxane—a substance that may affect the CNS, kidneys, and liver. Oh, and it may be carcinogenic.
If you're ready to say yes to healing ingredients that you can pronounce, then look no further. Below are six essential oils and my go-to all-natural recipes that will give you your best skin yet: