Natural Beauty: How To Get It . . . And How Not To

Just imagine: You crawl out of bed and stumble your way to the bathroom. You flip on the light and notice that some joker has taped a picture of an old lady to it.

We never can get enough of those morning gags. Funny. But then you notice that it’s not a picture at all. It is actually you. You did not notice this before that your skin was dry and that there were circles and bags under your eyes and that your skin is sagging . . .wow!

Your first thought is to run to the pharmacy, or even better, a fancy department store to get some help. But haven’t you used these items for awhile.

Seeing all of those expensive little jars and bottles with 3 syllable words you cannot pronounce can make you get to the point in finding something new. Something wholesome and natural. Maybe with a name you can pronounce for once.

Luckily, everywhere you look it seems like more and more companies are developing natural beauty products. But before you whip out your checkbook, you should be aware that just because a product claims to be “natural,” doesn’t necessarily mean what you think.

Cosmetics come packaged in a language that is not as strict as you think, and they can be somewhat substandard in regards to the actual ingredients used. You should definitely beware as a buyer.

The words “pure”, “organic”, “natural” or any other word that comes to mind when you consider natural beauty products are used carelessly in the cosmetic world.

Any word or phrase that could attract a customer can and will be used . . . and with very little regard for accuracy. Even when fresh, natural ingredients are used, they might be in very small amounts and you have no idea how long they’ve been sitting on a shelf.

What makes this even more disturbing is the fact that when you apply these products on your skin, it’s just like you have eaten them.

On a daily basis the effects of this are minimal, but when you think about the average person who goes through about ten different beauty products a day as they get older, you have long term issues to ponder.

Before you panic, there is a solution to this issue. Have you considered making your own natural cosmetics? You can find hundreds of recipes online, at a book store, or even at the library. You can start using inexpensive ingredients you already have in your cupboard such as, lemon juice, avocado, honey and vinegar.

Additonally, you can customize all the products you choose to use to fit your skin type, which can save you much money in the long run. And more than any of this, you get the results you want.

If you haven’t made your own beauty products from home, it may be different at first, but consider it. All-natural products made from healthy ingredients you can actually eat.

Also, it would only cost you a fraction of what you would pay in the store. Beauty products that actually work. How could you not want to try it?

Natalie MacBride wants to look good as much as you do and is researching the best healthy, natural ways to get there. If you’d like to learn more, please visit her blog Easy Natural Beauty.

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