Another Ditch and Switch comin’ at ya! Today we will be talking about skin care. We won’t cover everything in one post so this will be a series on this blog. The highlight of today’s post will be the ART skin care system and why you should ditch your drug store or high end products. Chemical free skin care is extremely important and I will teach you why and what to do about it.
Ditch the chemicals, stop spending a fortune, and have great looking skin… Win. Win. Win. Am I right?!
You may be hearing more and more every day about chemicals, toxins, and scary things in our personal care products…with good reason! There is so little done to protect us from the dangers of these products. So, we need to be our own advocates for ourselves and our families, and learn to protect ourselves. There are SO many wildly alarming facts when it comes to the cosmetic industry. You can find a ton of information about this from the environmental working agency’s website (ewg.com) which is where these facts were pulled from.
Did you know?
The FDA does not require companies to test their cosmetics for safety. You read that right. Organizations actually have to prove that an ingredient is causing harm to have the FDA require that a company remove it from their products. Seem a little backwards to you?
Did you know?
With the exception of 8 prohibited substances and color additives, cosmetic companies can use any raw material they wish in their product. The European Union has banned more than 1,000.
Did you know?
Federal law allows cosmetic companies to leave some ingredients off their labels. The biggest one being fragrances. The term “fragrance” can include multiple ingredients under this one umbrella term and could be any one of 3,100 chemicals. This averages up to 14 hidden compounds that are linked to hormone disruption and sperm damage. This is ridiculous in my opinion and I talked a lot about ‘Fragrance’ in this blog post.
Did you know?
Toxic ingredients in products have been linked to health issues such as cancer, developmental and reproductive toxicity, endocrine disruption, allergies, DNA mutation, autoimmune disease and so much more. I highly encourage you to download the ‘ThinkDirty’ app for your phone and start scanning the items you use everyday.
Are you alarmed by this?! You SHOULD be! There is no reason this should to be the norm for Americans. Here at NamastayOiled we are on a mission to get safer, healthier products in the homes of every single person. You can take charge of your health and decide what ingredients you allow to be in your home and in your skin care products.
Ditch and Switch to…
That brings me to….. Young Living’s chemical free skin care line!! It’s AMAZING!!!! This is what I have switched to since ditching the chemicals in my products. You can spend tons of time researching individual products to see if they have any harmful chemicals OR you can switch to these products below. All of Young Living’s products are chemical free and great for your body. I love them and recommend them without any hesitation. It is a one stop shop and cuts out the time of researching tons of different brands and products. That is what I’m here for!
They use the best ingredients including their own essential oils. Young Living also uses an ingredient that many people pay big bucks for in their high end products. Keep reading if you want to find out what it is. Many of my Young Living favorites are from their ART line. It stands for age refining technology.
Here are some of my favorite products that I use from Young Living-
ART Gentle Cleanser:
This cleanser is good for any skin type. Use twice a day, AM and PM. Those with sensitive skin tend to love this cleanser the best because it is gentle but goes deep into the skin to remove unwanted oils, dirt, and makeup. It has 5 essential oils in its formula to utilize their skin-enhancing benefits. Those oils are Frankincense, Sandalwood, Melissa, Lemon and Lavender. It only takes a little bit of cleanser to clean your face each day. Put a little amount, about a nickel size on your hands, and rub your hands together to lather the formula.
Use this toner after the cleanser. I love this stuff and how clean my skin is because of it. Toner helps remove excess oil, dirt, and make up that you thought was all gone after cleansing. This toner is designed to work with other ART products and I love using them all in order. You can use a cotton ball or cotton round to wipe down face after cleansing. Be sure to pay extra attention to the nose, chin and t zone which is often extra oily. I like to put my toner is a spray bottle to make it last longer. I spray a cotton round and then wipe down my face.
ART Renewal Serum:
It is great for all skin types. Be sure to use it twice a day, AM and PM, for maximum hydration. ART Renewal Serum is formulated with an intricate blend of exotic botanicals that soothe and protect the face. It also has 6 essential oils which work to fight blemishes and leave your skin feeling soft, hydrated, and smooth! ART Renewal Serum is the perfect primer for your Savvy Minerals Makeup. Apply your renewal serum to your face lightly, immediately follow it with your moisturizer (preferably the ART light moisturizer to lock in that hydration from your serum), let it sit for about 2 minutes, and apply your Savvy minerals makeup.
ART Light Moisturizer:
It is a great moisturizer for any skin type but amazing for sensitive skin. It should be used twice a day, AM and PM. The ART light moisturizer is formulated to feel light on the skin while it hydrates and reduces fine lines. It doesn’t clog the pores and works in tandem with your skin’s natural properties. I love it because if I use anything too rich then I break out. But it has enough moisture that if you have dry skin, it will still do its job.
This serum contains 6 essential oils along with 4 base oils, vitamin E and wolfberry seed oil. These powerhouses together create the perfect serum for dry skin. Use it twice a day, AM and PM, by adding 3-5 drops to your moisturizer and then applying. You can also spot treat directly onto the desired area, which is what I do after I put on my ART Light Moisturizer.
Why Young Living?
One of the ingredients that us Young Living fanatics love because of it’s AMAZING hydrating benefits is Hyaluronic Acid or Sodium hyaluronate.
“First off, don’t let the word “acid” fool you. Hyaluronic acid isn’t harsh or skin-stripping at all. In fact, it’s the exact opposite – a powerful humectant (aka moisture-binding ingredient) that keeps skin plump and hydrated and, yes, young-looking.” Read all about it here!
Wondering which Young Living products contain this magic youth fountain gem?
-ART Renewal Serum
-ART Creme Masque
-ART Intensive Moisturizer
-Boswellia Wrinkle Cream
-Sandalwood Moisture Cream
-Satin Mint Facial Scrub
-Wolfberry Eye Cream
This awesome ingredient, paired with the best essential oils in the world, are what make some of our best products. If you want to ditch the chemicals in your face products but don’t want to sacrifice quality or loose out on anti-aging properities, then you need these products. If you aren’t sure if you need to switch, download the ThinkDirty app and look up your products. I also use the ewg.com website to look up products and show people what they’re putting on their bodies.
The chemicals that companies are putting in our face products and other care products are causing us harm, and the FDA isn’t protecting you. I decided I wanted to be my own best advocate. You can too. Your skin is your largest organ and it absorbs what you put on it. You can change to a chemical free skin care routine too.
I hope this helped you learn how easy it can be to switch to chemical free products and that you don’t have to spend a fortune to get amazing younger looking skin. You can search ditch and switch in this blog to see all the posts in our ditch and switch series.
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