I remember the first time I was told that the products I was using on myself and my kids could potentially be harming us. I remember thinking “What, no way! They are regulated in some way…right?” It’s a harsh realization to come to, especially after having gone through IVF with a diagnosis of “Unknown Infertility.” Learning that my hormones were being affected by the topical lotions I was putting on my skin was VERY eye-opening. I couldn’t help but wonder if the shampoos, soaps, makeup and other skincare products I had used my whole life had made me infertile. Sounds dramatic, I know…but it’s a reality we all need to come to.
I spent the next few years s l o w l y finding safer products. Testing them and determining which brands were actually offering cleaner products and not just a green label with a plant on it. It was SO overwhelming and frustrating at times and while I don’t have all of the answers, I can offer a little bit of advice.
Is cleaning up your beauty routine, home, and life a goal or resolution for the New Year? It can be overwhelming to know where to even start, so here are 3 simple switches that I have made personally that will make the biggest impact.
1. clean up your skincare
This is where I would encourage everyone to begin. Did you know one of our skin’s main functions is to absorb a big part of the products we apply? That’s right, your skin is absorbing whatever it is you’re putting on it. That’s proof enough that the ingredients we put on our skin really do matter.
I was worried about switching my skincare because I didn’t want to have breakouts, but the dirty truth is conventional skin care products have a lot of junk in them that cause those breakouts. They contain ingredients like aluminum, parabens, phthalates, fragrance…and more, and these are what can cause so many issues in our bodies.
Still not sure where to start? Deodorant and moisturizer are two simple switches. Let’s be honest, most of us are using these two products and finding a cleaner safer alternative, and starting today can be a simple and really effective way to live healthier.
This is my favorite clean skincare company Why? Because they are a company who “walks the walk.” I also love that they have a money back guarantee, if you don’t like the products, you can return them.This is the skincare line I use. I was a little hesitant because I had never purchased a full line of skincare before and if I’m being honest, the price point seemed high. However, you get what you pay for and I am 6 months in and LOVE these products and so does my skin. The good news is, you can start with just the moisturizer and add on as needed. See the products here