Does Safer Skin Care Really Matter?

Hey Friends! I hope you all had a fabulous weekend! We hung out at home on Saturday morning, then I had a girls afternoon of crafting. It reminded me that I do not craft! The company was fun though! Then Sunday we did our church thing and had such wonderful services! Today, I wanted to talk to you about the topic of safer skin care. People, that know I work for Beautycounter often ask me  “Does safer skin care really matter? My answer is always yes! You don’t want pesticides on your food, so you purchase organic and you don’t want lead in your paint on your walls so don’t paint your face with it. Make sense?

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Before we get too far into this let me confess…..that I am not, nor have I ever attempted to present myself as, a safer skin care expert. But I know what I love, and what I think are great, safer brands. I have also RESEARCHED for myself! I have not simply taken a blogger to influencers word as truth and I encourage you to do the same!

Since college, I’ve been intrigued by health and fitness. I have a passion for it, then lend me to the field of healthcare. Skin care was not something I thought of until I was having hormonal imbalances that were making it hard for us to have a baby. This is when I started paying attention to hormone distributors and chemicals in our everyday lives.

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Like any new hippie, I basically ditched every cleanser and moisturizer and replaced it with coconut oil…….because that’s the thing to do right? We use coconut and we are supposed to eat all the kale!  It is the largest organ in the body and what it absorbs goes into our bloodstream (I’ve read on an average of 20 seconds). That is why topical medicines are so powerful.

While researching, researching, and more researching I decided to try out Beautycounter. After using Beautycounter products for months, I became a consultant in January of 2017. And, over time, I’ve truly grown to not only love so many of the products we offer but the company as a whole.

I truly believe that our overall toxic exposure it due to the huge increase of toxic chemicals in our environments. I like the ‘bathroom’ theory best. The author explains you can keep dumping garage into a tub but sooner or later it is going to overflow. This ‘overflow’ is when cancer and autoimmune disease starts. This is not something I want for myself, my family, or you!

Take Action

Today I want to encourage you to just think about the chemicals you are exposed to every day, as well as your family. Whether it be in your lotions, shampoo, make-up, cleaning supply, or laundry detergent. It doesn’t all have to be changed at once. Remember little changes add up to big results.

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Plus my 30-year-old skin is bigger than my 25-year-old skin but that is a post for another day.

Now before I wrap this up I have to show you our little man yesterday morning. I mean I am ‘that’ mom! He was so cute!

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How adorable right?

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He’s the best!

Have a great weekend!

Questions: What does the highlight of your weekend? Do you believe that chemicals in our products really matter? Bow ties Yay or Nay?

XOXO

Bethany

 

9 Comments

  1. Nicole @ Bento Momentos

    November 19, 2017 at 11:08 pm

    You’ve made some excellent points! I see more “organic” products at the stores and I still go to my usual products without a second thought. But you’re right, this stuff seeps into our skin and affects our chemical balance. Very thought-provoking!

    1. Bethany

      November 21, 2017 at 10:23 am

      Crazy thing is a lot of those key turns such as ‘green’, ‘chemical free’, and ‘organic’ are not regulated. It is just trusting the company and their sales team.

  2. Emily @ Pizza and Pull-Ups

    November 20, 2017 at 1:22 am

    OMG, Mason in that bowtie is about the cutest thing ever! I have started thinking more and more about the products we use over the last few years. It can be kind of shocking to find out what is in some common products.

    1. Bethany

      November 21, 2017 at 10:24 am

      Thank you! I was shocked! Especially in our littles’ products. They are so vulnerable!

  3. Maureen @ Maureen Gets Real

    November 20, 2017 at 2:34 am

    Mason in his bowtie and vest is adorable! I know that there are so many chemicals in US skincare and cosmetic products but some of them work so much better than natural products so it’s hard to switch! Currently the only natural product I use in rosehip seed oil as a moisturizer but I’m considering slowly transitioning other items in my beauty routine to natural products.

    1. Bethany

      November 21, 2017 at 10:25 am

      Thank you! I feel ya! Your point is why I love Beautycounter so much! They make safer products that work and feel like (or better) than traditional. I have found a couple more I like but they are a bit pricey. Have a great week!

  4. Erinn

    November 20, 2017 at 3:54 pm

    These are excellent points! Your skin looks amazing btw!
    Mason continues to be the most adorable baby ever 🙂 Love the bowtie!
    The highlights of my weekend were family time and decorating for Christmas! It’s never too early, right?

    1. Bethany

      November 21, 2017 at 10:28 am

      awe…..thank you! It is not too early! We wait and put ours up the day after Thanksgivings but I am honestly jealous of everyone that has decorations up already.

  5. Susie @ Mile High Dreamers

    November 21, 2017 at 8:46 pm

    Thank you for writing this! As someone who hopes to be a momma in the next couple years, I think that this is such an important topic. This is something Ben and I have been making BIG changes with in the past couple years! It’s crazy how we forget that our skin actually absorbs all these toxic chemicals, and there’s so little regulation on what companies are allowed to put into their products! We’ve switched to brands that we recognize the ingredients in, but I’m having a harder time with my make up. I’ll have to check out Beautycounter!

    Susie | http://milehighdreamers.com

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