Modern technology and treatments can provide a lot of possibilities when it comes to beauty. However, there is also a lot of risk in some options. In the past, women have used toxic substances in their makeup. This practice endangered a lot of lives until more stringent rules were set in place. Unfortunately, even the best efforts of regulatory agencies cannot stop risky beauty procedures and items from happening. If you want to be sure about your safety and beauty, it is time to choose non-toxic and natural options for beauty. Here are some tips on how to make sure it happens:
Know the Ingredients to Avoid
One of the first things you should do is to look at your makeup kit and check the ingredients. It can be surprising what you can find in the substances that you apply to your face. If you want to be sure that you are safe, there are several ingredients you should look out for. One ingredient that should sound like some warning bells is formaldehyde. It is a well-known carcinogen and a popular preservative.
The chemical is usually used for hair treatments. If you like to care for your hair, be aware of this ingredient. For those who go to the salon for their hair treatment, then you should ask for an ingredient list of what they use. Educate yourself about other4 dangerous ingredients with some research.
Evaluate the Side Effects
There is also the decision on risks. Some beauty treatments have side effects that range from some minor discomfort to something worse. You have to decide whether it is worth it. For example, laser hair removal is very safe and pretty natural. No chemicals are involved and there is no invasive procedure. The only risk is some pain and discolored skin. However, something like liposuction would be riskier because of the invasive procedure. Think of what side effects you can live with and decide whether you can accept them.
Look at Your Kitchen
For natural beauty treatments, one of the best options you can take is to go into your kitchen. There are surprisingly many natural beauty methods that can come from various items from your pantry. For example, if you are having problems with a flaky scalp, you usually have to use dandruff shampoos with very harsh chemicals. Avoid that by using honey. Dilute it with some water and massage it into your scalp for a few minutes. Cover it up for three hours then rinse it out. Within a week, your scalp will feel completely different.
Make Your Own
Mixing up your makeup is also a very good move. You will know what goes into the cosmetics you are using. Don’t be intimidated by the task. While modern makeup is created through industrial techniques, makeup has been around for centuries before that. They were handmade before the introduction of mass production and you can do it all in your kitchen. For example, if you want a foundation that you can be sure has no extra chemicals, all you need are some spices that you can get off the shelf.
It will not be easy since you have to match the color but experimentation is worth it. To make it, you’ll need to start with a base of arrowroot powder then mix in nutmeg, cinnamon, and cocoa powder. Depending on the results, you may have to find out what combination is best for your skin.
Use Your Old Knowledge
A lot of modern beauty treatments use too many chemicals. If you want to go natural, it would be good to look into traditional beauty treatments used by various cultures. For example, Ayurveda beauty treatments come from India and they have a long history in the subcontinent. The herbal formulations of the tradition are very effective when it comes to skincare.
It is all based on how Ayurveda classifies skin and how it should be treated. For example, Vata skin is rough and dry. It needs infusions of oil to properly moisturize and eating warm spices to improve the condition of the skin. That is just one culture. Other types of traditional beauty treatments can come from China and other places. Look around for which you think is most effective for you.
It can be surprising how many natural and safe treatment options are out there for those who want to look good. All it takes is a bit of effort and some smart decisions to ensure that you are safe while also staying beautiful. Change your beauty routine today and move towards clean beauty.