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50 Ways To Great Skin :: At Any Age


42. Avoid using temperature extremes of water on your face. Water that’s too hot or too cold can cause broken capillaries, dryness, inflammation, and upsets the natural balance of skin.

43. Not all skincare is created equal so choose wisely. There are varying degrees in the quality of ingredients used in beauty products. Do your homework, read labels and get the background on the companies you’re buying your products from. At stores like Futurenatural you’ll find an onsite glossary, full ingredient disclosure and the wonderful stories behind the brands so you can make an informed decision about your purchases.

44. All the natural scents & essential oils used in organic and natural beauty products have aromatherapeutic value – they don’t just make you smell good, they make you feel good. Avoid using brands that list the smell of their product as ‘fragrance’ and do not disclose what that ‘fragrance’ is. Often this masks some very nasty chemicals. Always opt for products that contain steam-distilled, cold-pressed or otherwise cleanly processed essential oils.

45. Remember that every single purchase you make from a company that uses organic and certified natural ingredients contributes to a healthier planet and a healthier YOU.

46. Be mindful of expiry dates. Everything has a shelf life and particularly with organic & natural cosmetics it’s important to observe these. Preservatives are often kept to a minimum using the mildest forms available. A general rule of thumb is to try and use your skincare and makeup within a year so you can buy a fresh, clean supply.

47. If you live in a warm climate, make sure your organic & natural beauty products are kept in a cool, dry place – ideally below 75 deg to ensure the ingredients are kept fresh.

48. Make sure your tools are kept clean. If you use brushes and sponges, make sure these are washed at least once a week. They become a breeding ground for bacteria, collect oils and grime from your skin, and will not work as well if dirty. Also, most good quality brushes are built to last a long time if you take care of them.

49. Your skin changes with the seasons and so should your beauty routine. It’s important to adapt your regime to suit the ways in which skin alters during the hot and cold months of the year. What you use in Summer is likely to be lighter than what you use in the drier Winter months.

50. Lastly, it’s been said many times but here is the most important thing to remember. Your skin absorbs up to 60% of what you apply to the surface depending on the formulation. Skin is a living, breathing, absorbing mechanism that is constantly bombarded with stresses and is in a constant cycle of renewal and defense. Among other things it’s responsible for regulating body temperature, protection, eliminating toxins and providing water resistance. Taking care of this magnificent part of our bodies by using natural and organic beauty products is not a luxury, it’s critical to our health.

Written by Emma Pezzack

Self-confessed organic glamazon, responsible hedonist, makeup mogul and all round lover of life. Current roles include:

CEO/Founder of Futurenatural :: Proclaimed a new 'Sephora' for the savvy organic & natural beauty set and loved by Nylon Magazine + Teen Vogue, this award-winning store is the modern-cool-stylish boutique for all the best, cutting edge, organic & natural beauty products in the world.

Editor-In-Chief - Organic Beauty Review :: Bringing you the latest in trends, savvy surveillance and stylish brands from the modern side of organic and natural beauty.

Beauty Director - Coco Eco Magazine :: Bi-monthly online glossy bringing you everything that's stylish, good, green and glam.

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