4 Natural Ingredients Are Guaranteed To Give You Glowing Skin
Go to your bathroom right now and grab all of your products and toss them in the trash! Ok, perhaps not everything. Beauty products are not cheap and they aren’t necessarily healthy either. We spend hours in Target or if your like me and you stay in Florida, Burlington has a killer beauty department; anyways, searching for that perfect body wash that can make our skin glow. The aisles are filled with brands that have labels that read, “made with pure coconuts” or “100% organic.” I hate to break it to you hun, they’re lying to you. Brands do this to pull their customers in. It’s almost like clickbait but we’ll just call it aisle bait for now. Besides, when you look on the back of the label there are all these big long words we have no idea how to pronounce or understand. So what do we do, we smell check it and if it smells like coconuts we’re sold!
Here’s the thing, we have to stop falling for these false advertisements. It’s harming our skin and even killing us from the inside out. The picture that you see is a personal picture I took of my body wash named Raw Sugar. I brought this from Target. I did a smell check and it smelled like sugar and coconuts, so I went with it. Then I started reading the labels while taking a bath and I was curious to know what hydroxypropyltrimonium chloride and cocamidopropyl betaine was. I decided to looked up some words and I found that these ingredients (some) might be plant base but they are synthetic. For example, Sodium Laurel is used to help multiply foaming actions but it can cause damage to skin, eyes, lungs, and other internal organs. Internal organs. I had to write that twice so that way you’ll understand the severeness of this.
What do you do now? Well, I am happy you asked. Here’s a list below of all the natural ingredients you can use to keep your skin safe and you can possible make your own body wash!
Coconuts are your best friend
I am cuckoo for coconuts. I love to drink coconut water, I cook with coconut oil, I even lather it on myself and my one year old son. Here’s why… it is one of the most famous natural skin care worldwide. Coconuts are a disease-fighting antioxidant and it is your skin's favorite moisturizer. The fatty acids found in coconut oil possess antimicrobial properties that protects your skin from acne and harmful bacteria.
Apple Cider is your guider
This stuff is better than your mother's beauty regime, unless she uses this stuff. I don’t even know where to begin to tell you how amazing Apple Cider Vinegar is. I personally use this in my bath water and it leaves my skin soft, glowy, and clean. This gift from heaven has anti-inflammatory properties which helps to exfoliate the skin, unplug blocked pores, and ladies, it helps your pH levels in your vagina also in your skin! Thank me later.
Black soap is here to give you hope
I had a good friend who was from West Africa and her skin was naturally perfect. She never wore makeup and she hardly had to put on lotion. I asked her what her secret was and she told me Black Soap. I had never heard or seen anything like it. In most cases you can’t buy Black Soap at your local beauty store. She did me a favor one day and took me to the flea market and there was a African shop that sold it there. I have been hooked every since. It really is natural as you can read the ingredients label. I use this on every inch of my body. People claim that it is the “holy grail” for your beauty regime. The claims are true. Here is why, it is your solution to hyperpigmentation skin, stretch marks, breakouts and it is moisturizing. I want to mention as well that just because it says “black” soap, it doesn't mean it is only for black people. Anyone can use it. Another thing, if the black soap doesn’t look like the picture above then it is not the natural one. You can find this soap at a African shop or online.
Suga Suga how you get so fly
Believe it or not, you can bathe with sugar! I use this on my skin when I need a deep exfoliation. This stuff works wonders. Brown sugar is the best choice to use for making a body scrub and it is also known to be the gentles especially if you have sensitive skin. This can help with breaking down layers of dead skin and it smoothes the skin’s surface. It rehydrates and keeps the skin conditioned and moisturized.
I am sure there are plenty of other natural ingredients that you can find and use. I wanted to share what I use with you and I am telling you that it has done miracles for my skin.