Nowadays people spend a little fortune on moisturizers, face creams, masks, and other cosmetic products. But, most skin products have harmful chemicals like phthalates, which usually go unlabeled. Phthalates and other tested chemicals have been included in animal studies with altered pregnancy outcomes, male genital birth defects, and decreased sperm counts. Although there isn’t definitive evidence for the exact effects in people, these facts are certainly a matter of concern.
Sujatha Jahagirdar, an environmental advocate, explains that the concerns that are focused on this particular chemical class have come from studies and a series of tests that have been released recently that point to important potential health concerns.
The executive director of the Children’s health Environmental Coalition, Elizabeth Sword, notes that there are industry trade secrets and formulations that for industry reasons are kept from the customers.
The good news is that it turns out that there are two cheap and common ingredients which get the job done safely and naturally. Let`s see their health benefits first!
Coconut Oil offers a varied range of health benefits, which are not limited to skin care only. Although it is mainly used as a base in many skin products like face creams and soaps, its health benefits go further beyond moisturizing the skin and treating skin-related problems like dermatitis, infections, eczema, acne, and psoriasis. Coconut oils stimulate hair growth, remove dandruff, and improve hair`s quality. Many studies show that coconut oil supports weight loss, boosts immunity and protects against numerous illnesses and diseases, prevents stomach-related problems, improves digestion, relieves stress, provides relief from inflammation caused by candida, and much more.
Baking Soda is an alkaline substance that has a lot to offer when we talk about skin care! It reduces the occurrence of breakouts by regulating skin`s pH level. It has the power to relieve sunburns or blisters thanks to its calming properties that relieve itching. It improves skin`s complexion too, maintaining clear and even skin. This ingredient helps you look incredible from head to toe, and improve your overall health.
• 2 tbsp coconut oil
• 2 tbsp baking soda
Take a bowl and put the baking soda and use a spoon to crush the larger pieces easily. Making it as smooth as possible.
Next, add the coconut oil and mix well to create a paste.
Carefully wash your face using circular motions. Apply the paste and wait for a couple of minutes before washing it off with cold water. Repeat this procedure 3 times a week.
Your skin will become a pimple free, glowing, and soft. Plus, this mixture will remove wrinkles partly or completely, so you will never have to buy expensive and harmful anti-ageing products again.