Switch to Natural Green Warrior, which is gentle on the skin
Mumbai,Has been updated: Jan 19, 2023 19:52 IST
Women who are always on the run don’t get the proper nourishment needed for skin and hair growth. (Photo: Getty Images)
As a woman in her 20s, I’ve done it all. She put makeup on her face, dyed her hair a ridiculous number of times, ate an inconsistent and unhealthy diet, and cared less about her skin. I had nothing to complain about until my skin started to deteriorate, my hair fell out of my head, and acne became commonplace. Rather, it ignores the fact that our skin is a living respiratory organ that absorbs everything we wear.
My curiosity on the subject stumbled upon some grim facts about the beauty industry that have hitherto been overshadowed by celebrity endorsements and glorious branding. It’s hard, but there is a growing community of women who, like me, are becoming more aware of the way they consume and how it impacts the environment. Here’s a list of my five go-to brands and products.
shield your skin
A must-have for everyone in their beauty bag is ultraviolet (UV) protection. Brands like Kama Ayurveda and Forest Essentials use natural UV protection ingredients like titanium dioxide and zinc oxide in non-nanoparticulate form and are recommended.
Have a face mist
Always carry a rosewater or jasmine water mist for instant hydration to dull, sleepy skin. Made with plant-based ingredients, these sprays are the perfect refresher for a daytime refresher or post-workout glow. Brands such as Ancient Living and Fabindia stock these.
Get plenty of antioxidants
Women who are always on the run don’t get the proper nourishment needed for skin and hair growth. Then we recommend Nutrova’s Collagen + Antioxidant Sachet. This is a glass filled with collagen her peptides and natural antioxidants to repair your skin from the core.
Introducing Lip Scrubs
Just like your face, your lips need to be exfoliated regularly to exfoliate. Use a natural exfoliant made at home from organic brown sugar and honey, you can also try Neem Re Naturals Coffee His Lip His Scrub because it is completely handmade and natural.
Smells good without fuss
I recently came across the concept of “solid perfume”, which is a mixture of various oils and natural ingredients, rubbed in at different pressure points. Lush, a fresh handmade cosmetic brand, sells the best and they are highly effective.
—The writer is the founder of Ruby’s Organics in Mumbai
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