1. Revitalize Your Skincare Regime
We may be in the dead of winter, but there’s no better time to spring clean your skincare routine. In our eternal search for flawless skin, we fall prey to purchasing every new product that promises perfection—and often do so without conducting proper research. As a result, our bathroom shelves are crammed with products that wreak havoc on our health.
One by one, inspect the list of ingredients on everything from your moisturizer to your makeup. Does it contain parabens or phthalates? Toss it in the trash—both have been linked to a range of negative side effects, from infertility to birth defects. Does it include petrolatum or paraffin? Out these go as well. Nonrenewable and impossible to metabolize, these impurities have been shown to lead to hormonal imbalances, clogged pores, even cancer.
Products containing sulfates, artificial dyes, or anything else synthetic should be disposed of too, as they can lead to fatigue, dizziness, allergic reactions, and more. Keep in mind that your skin acts as a sponge, so what you apply is directly absorbed into your bloodstream. Safeguard your overall health by investing in just a few quality products that are sourced in nature, devoid of irritants, and brimming with potent antioxidants.