Why are we far more cautious about what we put in our body than what we put on it? Everything we put on our body is absorbed into our bloodstream, meaning it is important to be vigilant of what we put on our skin. Although many of us prefer using natural products and foods, we are unwilling to compromise when it comes to our make up products, and why should we? We grow accustomed to a particular brand or product and do not take notice of the potential damage they could be doing to our skin in the long run. When was the last time you read the ingredients list on any of your make up products, if ever? Avoid the countless words you cannot pronounce and instead take a look at the many natural options available.
At Evergreen Healthfoods, we stock a number of natural and high quality make up products. We stock all your make-up bag could want and deserve, from foundations to lip sticks to eye shadows and everything in-between. With lots of top quality brands to choose from including Lavera, Trilogy and Dr. Hauschka, natural make-up is no longer a compromise! I have outlined just some of the amazing benefits of switching to natural make-up below:
Gentler Over Time
You might not notice a major difference in your skin straight away, but over time the improvement will be phenomenal. Typical high-street make-up brands dry your skin, making your skin look tired. More make-up is then needed to combat this resulting in an endless cycle. If you notice many re-occurring blemishes and spots and just accept it as your skin type, instead of investigating further, then why not try using natural make-up and see the difference it could make?
Compatible with all Skin Types
The quality of natural make-up has come on in leaps and bounds over the last number of years. Natural make up is now available in as many shades and colours as its more synthetic counterparts, making them compatible with all skin types. Whether you are dark or fair skinned, you will find natural cosmetics like foundation, eye shadow, and lipstick which suit your skin tone perfectly.
Better for your Skin
Natural is better, especially when it comes to make-up. This is because natural make-up works with your skin, instead of against it. The many nasty chemicals present in many high-street make-up brands result in irritated skin, pimples, blocked pores and excessively dry or oily skin. With natural cosmetics, you don’t need to worry about this.
Our skin acts more like a sponge than a barrier, meaning everything we put on it is absorbed into the bloodstream, making it is so important to be conscious of not just what we put in our body, but also what we put on it. Many of us wear make-up every day, so the more natural the products we rub on and the less chemical-rich products the better! Natural make-up contains only natural ingredients which are kind to the skin. Basically, fewer chemicals = fewer skin irritations, simple as that!
Better for the Environment
Natural make-up products are not just better for you and your skin, they are also better for the environment. Typical chemical-heavy make-up products put chemicals in our environment. Whereas the ingredients in natural make-up products break down easier and quicker making them much better for the environment.
Overall, natural make-up works better and is better for you. If you are still nervous about taking the plunge and going ‘all natural’ with your make-up bag, why not just try one new natural make-up product at a time and see the difference it can make, your skin will thank you for it!
You can find information on just some of my favourite natural make-up products below:
Anneco Mineral Foundation
This super light mineral foundation makes you feel like you don’t have any make up on, but still leaves you with amazing coverage. It is available is six shades so you are sure to find one that suit your skin tone perfectly. It also contains a natural SPF 40, which helps protect your delicate skin from UV rays and free radicles, which in turn can help reduce signs of ageing. As with all natural make-up products, Anneco’s mineral foundations contain no nasty chemicals or additives and is super kind to your skin.
Lavera Trend Sensitiv Organic Volume Mascara
When you have sensitive skin it can often be very difficult to find mascara that does not irritate the sensitive skin around your eyes. Lavera’s trend sensitiv organic volume mascara is suitable for even the most sensitive skin as it contains a blend of natural ingredients including jojoba oil and wild rose which leaves your eyes looking beautiful and bright. The brush adds lasting length and definition to your lashes due to its shape adding major volume to your lashes, naturally.
Dr. Hauschka Cover Stick
This cover stick from Dr. Hauschka not only immediately helps to blend away the appearance of blemishes, irregularities and imperfections; it also works in the long run to help to treat spots and impurities. This cover stick contains natural anti-bacterial properties from tea tree and Manuka oil to clarify your skin while also working as a concealer to instantaneously hide unwanted blemishes. So whether you suffer from the occasional blemish or have a more severe acne condition, the Dr. Hauschka cover stick is a must for your make-up bag!