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3 Powerful Reasons to Switch to Natural Cosmetics

3 Powerful Reasons to Switch to Natural Cosmetics

You exercise to tone your body and strengthen your lungs. You eat right to protect your organs and immune system. What are you doing to take care of your largest organ, your skin? At Afterglow Cosmetics, we believe that how you care for, treat and adorn your skin has a profound influence on your health and happiness.

You absorb a tremendous amount of what you put on your body. Once absorbed through your skin, many commonly used cosmetic ingredients accumulate in your tissues and organs. This is one of the reasons why we formulate with only the highest quality, natural, certified organic ingredients, giving you the option to reduce your exposure to thousands of common toxic cosmetic ingredients found in traditional cosmetics.

Consider making the switch to natural cosmetics for three powerful reasons:

Protect Your Body

Highly porous skin absorbs everything we put onto it, including traditional chemical-laden makeup. Science has proven absorption as common cosmetic ingredients have been found in breast cancer tumors and in cord blood. Toxins and cosmetic ingredient contamination even pass in utero to the fetus. You can’t control most environmental toxins and pollution exposure, but you can control the type of makeup you wear. By using natural and organic makeup, you take a powerful step toward protecting your body, your beauty, your health and your future.

Detox More Efficiently

Your body is an elegant system that knows how to naturally detox and expel toxins found in food and the environment. Much of the process of expelling toxins transacts through your skin’s pores. The last thing you want to do is cover your pores with traditional, petroleum-based makeup that clogs them and prevents our natural body’s cleansing process. Natural cosmetics allow your skin to breathe and ensure unhealthy toxins can easily escape.

Create a Natural Look

All women, including you, are naturally beautiful. Makeup merely enhances your natural beauty, especially when choosing to use natural and organic cosmetics. Truly natural cosmetics don’t include synthetic pigments and dyes like FD&C colors and Lake Dyes. While these dyes provide intense colors, they quite often look unnatural, jarring and unflattering for everyday wear. Our natural pigments create beautiful shades that enhance your natural beauty, maximizing your features and minimizing blemishes.

Are you ready to make the switch to natural cosmetics? We know the process can be overwhelming, so we suggest you start with these three steps.

  1. CHECK: Gather the cosmetics you currently wear and check their safety ratings on the Environmental Working Group’s website, ‘Skin Deep’, and immediately toss items that are code RED.

  2. REPLACE: Replace products with the longest skin contact first, such as moisturizer, foundation, sunscreen, and mascara.

  3. SCAN:  Don’t rely on the labeling claims of “natural” and marketing with the word “organic”. Instead, check the ingredients. Green is fashionable, and for many companies, it’s more about the marketing than the actual ingredients. You don’t have to be a chemist though! We recommend you scan ingredient labels to look for red-flag ingredients. If you see these ingredients in a cosmetic product, you can be sure that making a truly natural product is not the brand’s priority. Look for and avoid: Fragrance, Parabens, Polyethelene Glycol (PEG), Hydroquinone, Oxybenzone, Mineral Oil, Petrolatum, Phthalates, Quaternium, Nylon-6, Butylene Glycol, and Paraffin.

Many of these red-flag ingredients are known as endocrine disruptors.

At Afterglow Cosmetics, we’re proud to offer organic makeup that protects, nourishes, and revitalizes your skin. You’ll see the difference from the first application, guaranteed, and your skin and body will thank you for years to come. Click here view our full line of super natural makeup.

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