In terms of using natural body scrubs and masks, again many of us don’t realise the importance of giving our dermis nourishing treatments on a regular basis. By letting gorgeous concoctions of natural, organic and vegan ingredients sit on our skin, we give them a chance to sink in and really get to work, making our skin healthier, softer, and plumper.
But how to go about it? What products to use? And why natural?
A couple of years ago, the British government banned the production of microbeads in products such as masks, scrubs, and body washes. It is now illegal to produce, sell, or buy products containing microbeads in the UK. This is due to the harmful impact they had on the environment. Trillions and trillions of these little plastic beads were ending up in the rivers, oceans, and of course, in the bellies of wildlife causing a huge environmental issue. Since then, many other countries have followed suit including France, Canada, New Zealand, Sweden and Taiwan.
Since microbeads can no longer be used in exfoliators, some people are unsure what are better, safer, and more effective options. We recommend a truly natural approach through the utilisation of organic and eco ingredients such as oats, salt, and clays that are gentle but effective when it comes to cleansing and clearing your skin.
Many mainstream masks and exfoliators also include foaming agents like sodium lauryl sulfate and sodium laureth sulfate that help the product wash off your face. These ingredients are harmful for skin, especially if you are sensitive and they dry out your skin, undoing any of the good work the other ingredients have done.
But don’t panic, there is a whole host of lovely natural products out there that are perfect for your skin whilst ensuring your eco-credentials stay intact. Clays, oils, botanicals, natural exfoliants- in this section we will provide you with a wealth of information to help you choose the best eco-friendly masks and natural body scrubs for your skin.