Eating well and using the right types of cosmetics and toiletries are essential to good skin care and can greatly enhance your overall health and appearance, according to Discovery Health. A growing number of companies issue U.S. Department of Agriculture-certified organic skin care products, which you can use to help the planet as well as your body. Between facial washings, be sure to eat plenty of fish for those important omega-3 fatty acids, and don’t hesitate to down a little flaxseed oil to help your skin, hair and overall body. Also, regular exercise helps keep the blood flowing and contributes to that “all natural” glow you were probably seeking in the first place.
Choose “Green” Products
The first key toward organic skin care is to choose only natural or USDA-certified organic makeups, cleansers and other personal care items, such as deodorant, according to Discovery Health. If the item you want to buy doesn’t have a USDA-certified organic seal on it, then it’s not up to par with organic gardening and skin care.
Keep an Eye on Nail Care Products
A great deal of nail polish as well as nail polish removers are not good for the planet and are likely also to be bad for your skin, according to “Marie Claire Magazine.” When buying your next bottles of nail polish and nail polish removers, try to find brands, such as Priti, that are 100 percent biodegradable, entirely soy and corn-based and that are also derived from organic American farm crops.
Avoid Certain Types of Oil Ingredients
If you can’t buy everything organic, at least avoid certain types of oil when selecting skin care products, notes Discovery Health. Generally, avoid buying any product with petroleum, mineral oil, or paraffin if you’re looking for a more natural skin care regimen.
Make Your Own Products
Making organic skin care products at home is not as difficult as it might initially sound, according to Discovery Health. For example, you can blend organic yogurt and tomatoes to make a high-quality facial cleanser or take some bananas and powdered oats to make a facial mask.
Check Out the Packaging
Many products, including organic brands, might come in potentially hazardous plastic packaging with dyes that can potentially bleed through to the personal care item, according to “Cosmopolitan Magazine.” To help yourself as well as the planet, consider buying only brands that use eco-friendly packaging.
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