According to my doctor, the thyroid and hormone issues I'm experiencing are becoming incredibly common among women. When she said that my brain immediately went *DING!*
Aaron uses soap and deodorant.
I use soap, deodorant, shampoo, conditioner, mousse, sea salt spray, heat protectant, dry shampoo, hair spray, face wash, face lotion, body lotion, anti aging cream, zit spot treatment, makeup primer, tinted moisturizer, concealer, powder, eyeliner, mascara, nail polish, nail polish remover, sunscreen and that's just off the top of my head.
Is it any wonder that I'm the one who has the health problems?
I've been slowly trying to either ditch or swap out my products for more natural options. I have a long way to go but I have made some significant changes. The first and easiest change I made was my body lotion.
Despite the fact that I drink about a gallon of water a day, my skin still tends to be dry (thank you, desert living). I had tried using coconut oil as lotion before but found that it left me greasy yet, strangely, still feeling dry.
|The coconut oil I've been using. I got it at Costco but it's also available on Amazon.|
1. Take a warm (not hot!) shower. When you get out, DON'T towel off.
2. Take a bit of (organic, unrefined) coconut oil and start slathering. Your pores will still be open from the warmth of the shower and the residual water on your body acts as a conduit for distributing the oil. You'll be surprised by how little oil it takes to moisturize your whole body.
3. Take your towel and gently dab off the remaining water. You'll be left with perfectly moisturized (non-greasy!) skin.
Much of my makeup drawer is running low, which means it's time to start researching some other junk-free options. Does anyone have clean makeup brands they love?