While eating clean can help you detoxify your body from inside out, applying organic beauty products can ensure that you’ll get the best results on your journey to achieve a healthier body. This is why it’s essential to know how to detox the beauty products you’re using.
If you think you’re using the right items for your beauty routine, better think twice. Most beauty or skincare products are made from chemicals and substances that may do more harm than good. So, make sure to consider the following steps once you decide to detox your favorite beauty items:
1. Assess What You Have
One of the first steps to detox your beauty products is by assessing what you have already. Unfortunately, some things aren’t as straightforward as you think. For example, the term ‘fragrance’ could mean that it contains various chemicals that create a particular scent.
Please take note that the longer such chemicals stay on your skin, the more likely they can affect your body. For instance, if you’re using shampoos made from several unknown substances, make sure to use a clarifying shampoo containing natural ingredients.
2. Read the Labeling And Ingredients
There are many ingredients that you should avoid, including formaldehyde, mercury, parabens, sulfates, amines, and retinoic acid. To determine how safe or healthy your beauty product is, always read the list of ingredients. If you find the mentioned chemicals, don’t purchase those products.
You must also always look behind the product’s marketing because terms such as ‘natural,’ ‘green,’ ‘pure,’ ‘botanical,’ and ‘hypo-allergenic’ are unregulated. Even if the products include organic ingredients, it might be packaged with some toxic preservatives. Therefore, your best bet to determine what in the product is by studying the ingredient list and being mindful of the ingredients to achieve beautiful and bright skin.
3. Face the Facts
Foundation and moisturizers are widely used beauty products. With this in mind, it’s crucial to ensure the ingredients don’t cause harm to your health and beauty.
If necessary, avoid these things:
- Butoxyethanol: It’s a kind of alcohol that could appear in your moisturizer. It’s a renowned skin irritant, so it’s best to avoid this, especially if your skin is sensitive.
- Siloxanes: Such organic silicones are used to moisten and smooth skincare products, but they’re also suspected of disrupting the endocrine system. Siloxanes can also pose threats to the natural environment.
Do research into the kinds of products you should avoid if you want to maintain your skin and hair’s optimal health.
4. De-Grease and De-Gunk
This applies to makeup brushes, tubes, and bottles to keep them hygienic. Always clean your messy beauty product lids using antibacterial wipes, and consider washing your makeup brushes once a month in warm water with a little bit of shampoo. Don’t just immerse your brush in the water. It’s necessary to rinse it properly and dry flat your brushes.
While it feels great to nourish your skin and body with various beauty products, many of them contain toxins or chemicals, which can compromise your well-being and increase your toxic load. The good news is that there’s a solution to this. All it takes is to keep the above steps in mind and be wiser by choosing harmless, organic, and effective beauty products.