Toxic Cosmetics Killing Malaysian: How to Green Your Beauty Routine
Don’t be fooled by cosmetic advertising: whitening creams, lotions, and potions at the drugstore and cosmetics counter make promises they could never deliver on. All the fancy products in the world will never turn the tide of aging. Eye creams, for instance, rarely vary in formulation from your basic facial moisturizer. Keep it simple; what you need is a basic cleanser, toner, moisturiser, and sunscreen to keep your skin in tip-top shape. Everything else is just dressing.
Make Sure “Natural” Is Really Natural
Toxic synthetic chemicals are the biggest issue in the beauty industry today, so it pays to hone a keen eye when it comes to examining product labels. Skincare products, many whose origins are suspect brought in from China, Thailand and the Philippines, plus many more manufactured locally are packed with harmful substances to meet the growing demand for cosmetics and skincare products, which promise to turn legions of fans into flawless beauties or at least make them a couple of shades lighter.
Say No to Fragrance
Be mindful of the hidden dangers that “fragrance” or “parfum” listed on ingredients labels can pose, and always choose fragrance-free products. Choose Nontoxic, Recyclable Packaging. You can never go wrong with glass because it’s recyclable and has no danger of leaching toxins into the product contained within.
Ask How Company Values Stack Up
A skincare company is more than the sum of its products. What about its philosophy and values? Visiting a website is always enlightening. Does the company test on human or animal, for example Skin Polisher Arang 2 in 1 @akar.co being test by founder (Mdm. Diena Wong) itself before the product will total produce to others. Has it signed the Compact for Safe Cosmetics, a pledge to remove harmful chemicals from ingredients lists and replace them with safer alternatives? How committed is it to reducing its impact on the environment?
Choose Organic Beauty and Grooming Products
The go-green and organic lifestyle has currently turned to a trend where everyone speaks organic and goes vegan, not only when they hit the mall for grocery shopping, but also the colors that they swipe on their cheek bones. Going organic is indeed a wise decision as our skin will absorb everything that we apply on it! That’s an extremely strong reason on why you should never ever purchase tawdry counterfeit cosmetics. Lucky for us, organic makeup line does exist and you can even grab some of them in your nearest drugstore as well as the solid brick-wall store.
Make Your Own Green Skin Care Treatments
The best way to know exactly what goes into your skincare products? Make your own. Not only will you save money and packaging, but you’ll also get the satisfaction that no preservatives or toxic chemicals were used in the process. You can whip up a simple, effective face mask using little more than honey and coconut oil, make a vegetable toner, or create a acne-fighting toner with green tea. And that’s just for starters. Check out more of our DIY skin care treatments to learn more.
Stay Beautiful Inside and Out by Being Healthy
You don’t have to resort to a flurry of potions and lotions, chemical peels, or surgical face-lifts to get fresh, glowing skin. Diet and exercise should play vital roles in your skincare regimen, as well. Besides working up a good sweat to keep nutrient-carrying blood circulating throughout your body, be sure to feed yourself plenty of protein, healthy fats (such as omega-3 fish oils or flaxseed oils), complex carbohydrates, and fruit. Drinking six to eight glasses of water is also a boon for flushing out toxins that might otherwise show up on your skin.