Ask yourself this: What are you actually putting on your skin? What is in those skincare bottles and in that super thick foundation that makes your skin look great?
A glance at the ingredients may not help you out much if you don’t understand what half the words say.
I used to look at the ingredient lists, see a ton of words I didn’t understand and then think ‘forget it’ and buy it without a second thought.
Once I did some research, I realised what a huge mistake I’d been making all this time. 😱
To give you an idea, something you may have seen is cochineal dye.
That’s crushed beetles to give a red pigment.
Ever seen guanine? Crushed fish scales.
Maybe even tallow? Boiled up animal fat.
Does that mascara you love sound like a good idea anymore?
You may be asking yourself: But why not use these on your face – clearly they are safe to use otherwise they wouldn’t be in there…
Let me show you why saving our fellow friends can also help save your skin.
Improve the quality of your skin with plant based ingredients
Applying something toxic to your face sounds like a terrible idea.
So why do it?
Animal byproducts in makeup and cosmetics are more likely to irritate your skin as they have a higher likelihood of causing an allergic reaction.
Nobody wants to walk around with a rash on their face.
Using natural, plant-based 🌱 ingredients can actually help soothe some skin problems, especially any sensitivity.
You need to realise that your skin is very delicate and can’t withstand certain ‘wear and tear’ so by treating it good, it will love you back.
Slow down the signs of ageing with 100% pure rose water 🌹💧
Plant based products using real ingredients slow down the signs of ageing.
For example, coconut oil promotes collagen production which is the protein in your skin that keeps it elastic and wrinkle free.
Another great anti-ageing secret is rose water.
The antioxidant properties of 100% pure rosewater stimulate the skin tissues to keep regenerating and look fresh.
This in turn keeps your skin looking young and glowing.
Both coconut oil and rose water are my favourites and I know from my own experience that they do great things to your skin, so give them a try!
Know what ingredients are in the products you use
Vegan cosmetics usually have fewer ingredients on the label (and are easier to understand).
Finally walk around knowing what that actually is on your face!
You wouldn’t spend a day with some weird, unknown, gooey substance on your skin if someone told you to.
That clear skin you’ve worked hard for is then filled with all sorts of unknown gunk.
Sound fun? Didn’t think so.
Now let’s say I put some flowers 🌸, grass and aloe vera gel on your face.
Not so bad now, huh?
Reduce the number of chemicals you use
Vegan products have shorter, more plant-based, natural ingredients than the common bottle filled with animal byproducts.
This means that you’re putting fewer toxins onto your skin.
The average woman puts roughly 500 different ingredients on her skin that are toxic.
You want to keep your body clean and pure (inside and out) to have the best skin possible.
I know you may love the makeup you own but imagine how amazing your complexion would be if you switched over to a more natural alternative.
You don’t need to compromise the end result
You don’t need to invest into tons of non-vegan cosmetics that are doing you no good.
But, after realising this, you still don’t want to give it up.
There are so many quality products out there using beneficial, natural ingredients that will help achieve better results without the negative effects.
If I fell in love with plant-based skin care and thousands of others have too, so why wouldn’t you?!
Have you ever tried natural skincare? What did you think? Tell me in the comments below! ❤️