If you’re feeling like a mid-winter reboot, forget the internet’s current obsession with Keto diets – we’ve got another detox to freshen you up. We’ll show you how to detox your beauty routine, no week-long juice or kale cleanse required!
Detoxing your beauty routine is pretty simple. You take a careful look at all the products you use and see where you can make a non-toxic, organic beauty product choice instead.
Skin is our largest organ, it digests everything product we put, rub, pat and massage into it. When those products are filled with a bunch of weird sounding toxins and chemicals, our skin is absorbing them too.
Why not make your beauty routine a chance to truly nourish your skin with plant-based, non-toxic product choices. A beauty detox can be kinder to the earth too, choosing ethically made products can reduce your environmental impact while making sure no-one gets hurt along the way.
Ditch skin care products loaded with benzoyl peroxide
Benzoyl peroxide is a chemical used in many products to treat mild acne. However, most skin types will find it way too dehydrating. It can actually make the cycle of breakouts worse too; if it dries out skin your sebaceous glands produce more oil to compensate which results in yet more breakouts.
Always read the ingredients list. Generally, the more natural the product the simpler the ingredient listing, particularly for certified organic skin care.
Watch out for foaming cleansers
Sulphates are surfactants which create the ‘foam’ in a range of commercial skin care products, like foaming facial cleansers. The problem is, like benzoyl peroxide, they can really strip the skin of moisture and trigger that breakout cycle again. Products containing sulphates often make your skin feel ‘tight’ after use. If your cleanser is giving you that feeling, bin it.
Why not swap those harsh foaming cleansers for a gentler kind? Kelapa Organics Cream Cleanser is a gentle formulation of coconut oil and aloe vera to keep skin hydrated while removing makeup and impurities.
Do an ethical check on your favourite brands
You may be obsessed with their products, but is your fav brand making ethical choices in sourcing ingredients and manufacturing the product? If a brand is Australian Made or Cruelty-Free, you’ll be able to tell immediately by the logo.
Not sure? Jump online and research the brand or contact their customer support to request more information.
If it happens to be Kelapa Organics products you’re obsessed with (we hope so!) you’ll be happy to know we’re Australian Made, Cruelty-Free and Certified Organic skin care.
Swap your shampoo
Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS) is a common ingredient in a bunch of commercial shampoos. It also happens to be toxic. SLS is used in cleaning agents and industrial strength detergents, like car engine degreasers..seriously.
Is that the kind of ingredient you want to be slathering on your scalp and hair?
Swap toxic SLS filled haircare products for an organic shampoo option like our Coconut Oil shampoo. Enriched with all the goodness of organic coconut oil, it will nourish, hydrate and restore your hair naturally.
Don’t forget fragrances
Ahhhh…the sweet smell of toxins!
While they may contain traces of natural elements, most mainstream perfumes are packed with hormone disruptors and toxic synthetic chemicals.
It’s also difficult to decipher exactly what ingredients mainstream perfumes contain. Brands are allowed to withhold some ingredients from the label to protect their own formula from being copied.
Swap the toxic spray for a 100% natural, organic oil based fragrance. Aussie perfume studio Aromantik has an amazing range of hand blended, organic, perfume oils.
Edit your makeup
Gone are the days when the only option for ethical, toxin-free makeup was face powder that looked a little too much like garden soil. Like certified organic skin care, the toxic free makeup trend has exploded in Australia.
It’s never been easier to swap your chem filled foundation, powder or mascara for a natural, mineral-based option.
Beauty brushes, sponges and bags are part of your beauty routine too. Give your tools a detox by opting for ethically made, sustainable products using materials like bamboo and vegan-friendly fibres. Cotton buds and rounds can also be swapped out for more eco-friendly alternatives.
We hope you’re feeling inspired to give your beauty routine a detox; for your skin and the environment!
What other toxin-free skin care tips can you share?