It’s always a good idea to educate yourself on what ingredients your beauty products contain. Much like the food we put in our bodies, it is smart to avoid certain chemicals or processed ingredients. Keep an eye out for parabens and phthalates, which may be toxic when absorbed in high doses. Another additive to watch out for is sodium lauryl sulfate, a common source of skin allergens. These chemicals can wreak havoc on both you and the environment.
Oils are packed with antioxidants which fight free radicals and help reverse the effects of sun damage. Using plant oils on a daily basis is good for your skin and hair. Due to the decrease in the body’s own oil production as we age, fine lines and wrinkles appear, and hair loses its luster and bounce. These oils help replenish what has been lost and since they are not water-based, they don’t need any type of synthetic preservative or added chemicals. This makes them pure, safe, and one of the best sources of hydration and repair.
Be sure to squeeze as much as you can out of your beauty products. A wringer like the one used for toothpaste works exceptionally well at squeezing every last drop out of your MONAT products. After all, you don’t want to throw away product you can easily use!
Did you know every minute the faucet runs, two gallons of water go down the drain? The average eight-minute shower dumps 17 gallons—so making a conscious effort while washing dishes, brushing your teeth, and taking a shower can make a difference.
Learn how reducing, reusing, and recycling can help you, your community, and the environment by saving money, energy, and natural resources, here.
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