Natural Makeup

What is so important about natural makeup? It doesn't contain any harsh chemicals or toxins that can be absorbed into your blood stream. Some of these chemicals have been linked to cancer, infertility, and even birth defects. Many of these toxins have been banned in other countries such as Japan and Canada. 

On the top of the list of toxic chemicals is Phtalates- endocrine disruptive chemicals that are often found in nail polish and perfumes. Triclosan-used in deodorants, toothpaste, and antibacterial soaps to limit bacterial growth. It has been linked to disruptions in the body's hormone system. It can cause disruptions in normal breast tissue development, thyroid function, and even metabolism fluctuations. Parabens-which have been identified in some breast cancer biopsy samples. The Breast Cancer Fund has been working to eliminate these toxins from our cosmetics and skin care products.

Natural Makeup: Alternatives to chemicals

There are many options in natural makeup that are plant based and no more expensive than your drug store options. When I began using plant based products, I started with simple things such as rose water, tea tree oil, mineral makeup, and natural moisturizers such as coconut oil and almond oil. I discovered Younique, which is all natural, plant based, mineral makeup and skin care. It has drastically changed the way I think of makeup. 

Mineral makeup is not simply mined, and turned into the pretty purple color of eye shadow that you love. They take naturally occurring substances such as Titanium dioxide and purify it in a lab. Just because it enters a lab, does not mean that it is a bad thing. It simply means that it has been altered, filtered, or purified by humans. Mineral makeup is one type of chemical-free makeup that removes harsh chemicals, and is wonderful for acne prone skin as it doesn't contain any oil. It also contains zinc oxide and titanium dioxide, which are both natural sun blockers for everyday errands and activities. 

There are many different skin types, all of which benefit from natural makeup. I have oily skin that is prone to acne. I also have very sensitive skin that will become one giant allergic reaction if it comes in contact with harsh chemicals. Mineral makeup has helped by not containing any oil, so my skin does not look like I have been standing over a grease pit at the end of the day. 

I also started to notice that I had some wrinkles showing up. At 33!!! What happened to my 20 year old skin? Younique offers a primer that helps my makeup to not settle in my wrinkles throughout the day. It consists of plant based ingredients such as hyaluronic acid that make your skin feel like silk, and protects your pores. Hyaluronic acid also plums up wrinkles and aids in cell repair. Mineral makeup helps my wrinkles appear less noticeable, since it is in powder form.  

Natural Makeup: The impact on your skin

The use of natural, chemical free makeup can not only fix skin issues such as blemishes and red/inflamed skin. It can help your skin to glow. When you treat your skin well, your skin will thank you. I often find myself leaving the house without any makeup on. That is because what I choose to apply on my skin, has improved the health of my skin. In turn, I have applied that to several aspects of my life. I now eat healthier, I sleep better, I turn to more natural remedies for ailments, and I have focused more on my fitness. I certainly think that the confidence that I gained from healthy skin has improved my life. 

Please take a moment to see the products responsible for my natural makeup. Younique products have changed my perspective on makeup and skin care, and becoming a Younique presenter has changed my career path.