Up until now the idea to use natural makeup products was something only for those interested in an alternative lifestyle. However more and more people who care for their health now see that using organic and natural cosmetic products should be an integral part of everyday life. Now for many natural makeup is THE natural choice. It’s no longer part of an alternative lifestyle.
Why Stars Are Choosing Natural Makeup
Who wouldn’t want to look like some of the superstars. It may surprise you to know that now many stars are using and also endorsing natural makeup products. This is something to think about. Why? Think about this… The big companies like L’Oreal, Maybelline and Max Factor have hundreds of thousands of dollars to give to these stars to endorse their products. But they don’t. Instead many are choosing to endorse natural makeup products, not because they are getting paid, but because they realize that it’s connected with their and their families health.
Natural Makeup Products
Here’s a list of natural makeup products that are being endorsed or used by stars. To find out more on each of the companies, you can click on the links which will take you to our shop. There you will be able to find out more on each product.
Weleda Solutions. For over 90 Weleda have been producting a wide range of skin and hair care products. Their products are 100% organic certified. In fact they were the first ones to create one of the worlds first Biodynamic Gardens. So who are using Weleda Products? Film stars including Sophie Infirmary, Brooke Shields, Winona Ryder and also Helena Christiansen.
Dr. Hauschka. One of the best natural and organic skin care companies. Their unique beauty preparations and facial treatment methods are specifically formulated to restore beauty. This is done by working with the skin to support its own natural processes of renewal. So it’s no surpirse that well-known celebrities are using these products. Some of their clients include Mira Sorvino, Uma Therman, Cher, Jennifer Aniston, Jennifer Lopez and Madonna.
Suki Merchandise. Suki Kramer philosophy is to produce products that are 100% pure. This is done by consulting with cosmetic chemists & traditional herbalists. The result is top quality makeup and skin care products that are becoming ever more popular. Suki celebs include stars like Eva Longoria, Courtney Cox-Arquette, Katherine Heigl, Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson.
Nvey. Nvey Eco uses only certified organic ingredients in their makeup products. So not just natural and organic, but certified! Hillary Duff publicly endorsed Nvey Eco products.
Burts Bees. In 2011 they won many awards for their top quality products. Julianne Moore has done much to increase awareness of the toxins in makeup and cosmetics and she has promoted Burt’s Bees products, which are all-natural, organic and don’t contain harmful toxins.
Author: Arina Gibson
In this last blog of the series, we will look at natural cosmetic care for lips and hair. If you’ve been following the other blogs in this series you will already have started to feel the benefits with using natural products for your skin.
If your lips happen to chap, peel or crack, here is an effective remedy.
Take a rose flower and grind the petals to a paste. Mix in a little cream of milk and apply it generously on the lips before going to bed in the night. This will help keep the lips soft and pretty.
Dry, itchy skin around the mouth is a common complaint during winter. Vitamin B tablets will help in this case.
When doing household chores protect your hands from rash and chapping by wearing pair of rubber gloves. Then every night before going to bed take an equal quantity of lime juice, glycerine, rose water and Cologne and apply nicely on the hands and after you finish your household chores rub glycerine and sugar on them for a couple of minutes and then wash off. This will help keep them soft and smooth.
Winter will also play havoc with the hair, making it dry, brittle and dull. In order to restore a healthy shine to your hair, take some warm coconut oil, make partings along the hair and dab it along each parting with your finger-tips. Keep doing this until whole scalp has been oiled, then wrap hot towels over your head. This will keep the scalp as warm as possible. After half an hour when the scalp has absorbed oil, wash the hair with shikakai and water.
For general skincare it’s necessary to use a good moisturizer. Of course you need to choose a natural, and preferably organic skin moisturizer. This will protect your skin from the harsh effects of the cold weather. Touch up your lips with warm, creamy colors. Pale lipsticks will make you look pale and sickly in this weather.
Also follow a healthy diet scheme to enable your body to fight against the many ills of winter and to put an attractive bloom in your cheeks.
So your beauty is in your hands. You will find some great natural makeup solutions by exploring my site and in the shop links from the homepage and menu bar you will be able to shop for high quality products.
In this series of blogs I’m looking at how to care for skin in a natural and organic way. The winter weather can play havoc with our skin and we don’t want to start using any products which contain toxins because this will just make matters worse. In this blog we will be looking at what can be done if you suffer from itching and from dry skin the soles of your feet.
One problem that can affect people during this time is itching. This is usually caused by excessive dryness of the skin. It is also exacerbated by wearing too many woolen garments, having lots of hot baths, not getting enough sun, lack of sweating because of the cold, using too much soap and lack of vitamins in diet. Most commonly affected are the arms and legs. So to minimize itchiness, every day an hour before taking your bath take two tablespoons each of curd and olive oil and mix in a few drops of essence of rose. Mix well and apply on the body an hour before you take your bath.
Try to abstain from wearing woolens next to the body. Reduce hot baths and minimize the use of the soap. Take foods which are rich in vitamin A, like liver, carrots and dark leafy greens. Also try to expose yourself to the sun for at least an hour daily.
If the skin on the soles of your feet becomes hard and cracked, rub the soles at bath time with soapy water and pumice stone. After bathing be sure to dry the feet well especially between the toes to prevent cracking. Massage them well with olive or coconut oil to keep the skin soft and smooth and to help the circulation of blood. After exposure to cold, take a foot bath using warm water and soap. Wipe dry, massage them vigorously for five minutes and then wear woolen socks. This is very important to prevent chilblains.
These measures should help to reduce the effects of the harsh winter weather. Natural solutions for natural problems. Natural makeup can always help to benefit your skin.
In the last blog we looked at natural skincare solutions for beating skin problems associated with the winter weather.
Some of the biggest culprits are the very things that we try to do to make us feel better during this time. Hot baths, more makeup, wrapping up well – all these things can have a negative effect on our skin and cause many problems. So how to do it naturally?
Let’s see what can be done using coconut oil.
Take a dry coconut and hold it with a pair of tongs over a burning flame. When its skin turns completely black and while it is still burning, place it on a tin-plate and cover it immediately with a small vessel. Remove it after a few seconds and you will find a layer of oil on the vessel. Rub this on the affected parts twice daily and within a week you will find definite relief in your condition. Itching too is a common complaint during this weather. Take a tablespoon of sandalwood oil and mix in an equal quantity of coconut oil. Apply on the itching parts of the body a couple of times daily until you get relief. The juice of Basil leaves is also equally effective.
You can try massaging your body well with olive or coconut oil or blended with a few drops of rose water 10 minutes before your bath to make your skin soft and glowing. If dryness has resulted in scaling, take foods rich in vitamin A, because this vitamin is stored in the fat just below the surface of the skin counteracting any tendency towards dryness and roughness.
In the next blog we will look at what can be done to if you have itching brought on by the cold weather. Remember that natural solutions are always the best because it will leave your skin feeling much better.
With winter well and truly here, many of us will be struggling to find the best solution for natural skincare. Don’t fret, you can still look your best if you take a few precautions. All this can be done naturally.
At this time your complexion is in need of extra care and attention. What happens is that oil glands just below the surface of the skin become relatively inactive and produce less moisture than usual. What doesn’t help is that the skin dries out quicker because of the sun, wind and cold and this is responsible for causing the tiny wrinkles and giving rise to various skin ailments like scaling, itching, chapping and eczema.
Over the next few days I will be posting blogs on how to look after various parts of your body so that you can feel great naturally. In this blog we will be looking at general skin care and hair care.
Probably the best way reduce the effects of the winter weather is to stop using soap completely. This is because it has a marked degreasing action on the skin. Instead, clean your face with milk cream or top-of-milk blended with a few drops of lime juice and a pinch of turmeric powder.
We have to remember that excessive use of cosmetics, hair dyes and sprays, too many hot baths and perfumes also make the hair dry. So try to cut down on those. For example for a natural hair dye you could try henna. It will give a great shine to your hair and not strip it of much needed chemicals.
For face skin care try this: every night before going to bed, take one tablespoon of milk cream and mix in a few drops each of glycerine, olive oil and rose water. Mix well and apply over your entire face, neck and hands. Leave overnight; in the morning wipe off gently with a tissue paper, then bathe the skin in warm water until it begins to feel warm and also rinse for the same length of time in cold water. Pat dry with a soft towel.
The next blog we will be looking at how coconut oil can help with dry skin problems and what can be done if you have out breaks of eczema.