After eating Paleo for a few months I started wondering why I cared so much about what I was putting in my body but was just putting what ever the heck I had on my body. I mean your skin is a huge organ – and we absorb all that shit into our bodies.
I decided to change my skin care regime.
I listed to a bunch of podcasts talking about what to avoid and what to use instead – and to be honest I don’t quite understand it, so I won’t explain it to you. I went to trusted authorities on the subject and got product recommendations from them – and that is what I recommend.
I also have a cheat note on my phone with the most important ingredients to avoid after listening to a podcast by Cassy Joy Garcia. If you want to know more about primal skin care there is no one better than Liz Wolfe.
What I use:
- Soap: Saaboon; a local, handmade, vegan company in Ottawa
- Hair: I like to use baking soda and apple cider vinegar, but I also have some organic shampoo, I tend to alternate between both methods. I haven’t found the perfect shampoo yet. I try and wash my hair once every 3-4 days.
- Skin care: I moisturize with sweet almond oil
- Face: I wash my face with the oil cleansing method. I mix together a little castor oil and sweet almond oil and rub it onto my face, then I cover my face with a hot, wet wash cloth and let it steam for about 30 seconds, I usually repeat the wash cloth 2/3 times, and then wipe the oil off my face. This makes my skin feel great and takes makeup right off. If my skin is acting up I add a little tea tree. Then I sometimes (aka when I remember) tone with a mix of apple cider vinegar and water; 1/2 and 1/2.
- Deodorant: I tried many different kinds of natural deodorant before finding the right one. And trust me I went though some rank weeks – I am pretty sure I smelt like the funkiest cheese ever until I found Primally Pure. Literally this is the best natural deodorant there is. I don’t know what I would do without it!!!
- Makeup: I know this is an important one, we don’t want to sacrifice function and quality when switching to a natural makeup. There are two brands I have found and absolutely LOVE.
- W3LL People: I love the price points of this stuff, it means you can afford a variety of eye and cheek colours. They do samples so you can test out colours until you find the right ones. Don’t checkout with getting some of their bio brightener cream.
- Beautycounter: this is the best of the best in the natural makeup world. This stuff is definitely a little more expensive, but it rocks. Especially the mascara. They also have tons of skin care products.
I am not affiliated in anyway with any of these companies, I just have tested and tried these products and LOVE them.