Spring Cleaning: Cosmetics

It’s that time of year!  Time to clean up things a little bit and it’s always so freeing.  The other night I decided it was time to work on my cosmetic cabinet, since what goes on your skin can play a key role in your health.  Skin is your body’s biggest organ and it is said that it absorbs up to 60% of what you put on it, so think critically about it’s health more so than simply putting on the occasional sunscreen when you go outside.  I have had my share of skin problems, so it is important for me to make sure my skincare is effective, inexpensive, simple and non-toxic.  Here are 3 things that I am excited about this spring:

  • EWG.org/skindeep is a great website to guide you in how toxic or how clean your cosmetics are.  My latest discovery is that they have an app!  I am totally THRILLED about this, because that means I can just scan something when I am at the store.  Before I had a smart phone, I would spend lots of time researching what to buy and where to buy it, but this has been great.  Please check it out!
  • I decided to chuck my whole bin of nail polish that I have not used in years.  Out with the old toxic stuff and in the with new clean colors.  I discovered Keeki Pure and Simple; a company that has fun nail polish, body lotion, and lip balm that won’t be harming your body.

  • The Honest Company is awesome.  I use a lot of their products and I feel so safe using them.  A neat perk is that you can get a bundle and save money when it comes regularly to your door.  You can control how frequently it comes, so I love just ordering as the needs arise.    
I can’t even tell you how long I have had some of the things that I’ve trashed…it was definitely time to “clean” things up.  

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