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Natural raw food cosmetics: Be a raw beauty!

By on April 17, 2013

beautiful_on_raw_foodFeed your skin raw food cosmetics

Skin that is full of acne, blemishes, eczema, sensitivity, redness, dryness, inflammation, wrinkles, puffiness, liver spots? Sounds familiar?

Your skin is the outer reflection of your system. Stress, unbalanced emotions, undernourished cells, toxins from processed foods. Your skin shows it all.

Skin that is constantly breaking out, inflamed or crying out for soothing is a clue – and an alarm bell – that something is compromised within your body.

 

Raw food beauty

Over time, eating raw foods will balance your body from the inside and as a result deal with all the negative skin conditions to uncover your natural glow.

Radiance is a quality that comes from inside and shines through the skin and there is no cream in the world that can fake it.

So why waste money on cosmetic products when you can nourish your beauty from the inside out?

 

Raw food cosmetics

Well, until that happens, you might wish to use some skin care products. And even when your skin is all clear, smooth and glowing, you might still need some soap and shampoo…?

Your skin is your largest (and most visible) organ. The pores in your skin absorb all lotions and potions that you put onto your body.

So what products to choose so they do not undermine – and if possible support – your raw food diet efforts?

 

The conventional skin care product

I think that nothing else needs to be said if I list the top 10 of the many (!) chemicals that conventional cosmetics typically include:

  1. Parabens – the widely used preservatives; very toxic
  2. Dia/Imidazolidinyl Urea — preservatives; can cause dermatitis
  3. Methyl / Propyl / Butyl / Ethyl Paraben — preservatives; toxic, can cause allergic reactions
  4. Petrolatum — mineral oil; can cause sun damage, dry skin
  5. Propylene Glycol — synthetic, toxic; can cause allergic reactions
  6. PVP/VA Copolymer —toxic; particles can cause lungs problems (e.g. hairspray)
  7. Sodium Lauryl/Laureth Sulfate — synthetic; can causes irritations, skin rashes, hair loss, allergic reactions (e.g. in shampoo to create foam)
  8. Stearalkonium Chloride — toxic; can cause allergic reactions (e.g. hair conditioners, creams)
  9. Synthetic Colors — synthetic colors; can cause cancer (colour for cosmetic and hair dyes)
  10. Synthetic Fragrances — not unusual to see 200 ingredients in one fragrance and as the label only says “fragrance” you do not really know what you are putting onto your skin; can cause headaches, dizziness, rash, cough, vomiting, skin irritations etc.

 

The natural skin care product

Skin care products are under-regulated so even products that have words like “natural”, “organic” or “vegan skin care” on their labels can contain hidden preservatives and other toxic additives.

When you finally do come across a truly natural products, the quality or effectiveness (or both) can be lacking.

But of course, there are some good natural products out there.

 

The raw skin care products

There are a couple of people/companies out there selling raw food cosmetic that rawfoodies love. Why? Because the products are made by rawfoodists for rawfoodists.

 

Annmarie Gianni Skin Care

annmarie-gianni-headshotby Annmarie Gianni

You might recognise Annmarie from the awesome and famous raw food diet Renegade show that she runs with her husband Kevin Gianni.

Annmarie only uses the very best natural, organic and wildcrafted ingredients…and loads of love…in her raw skin care line. Fab!

Discover Annmarie’s raw skin care creations

 

Beautiful on Raw

TonyaZavasta-turqoiseby Tonya Zavasta

Tonya is the queen of raw food cosmetics, skin and anti-aging science. And this lady truly is a living example of how the raw food lifestyle can transform your life. What can I say, Brain (PhD in Mathematics) and Beauty (born in 1958…I’d love to look like this in Tonya’s age!).

Enjoy Tonya’s raw skin care miracle potions!

 

RawGaia (based in the UK; do ship to the US but it can take up to 2 weeks) – all natural, wholesome, raw food cosmetics. There is not much more raw lady can wish for.

Raw Essentials by Carol Alt…nothing else needs to be said;)

Natural Organic Edible Cosmetic Naturally delicious, ultra gentle, the food we eat for skin we wear – 100% natural, organic and edible ingredients.

 

Top tip:

Make your point

By supporting companies that produce green, natural, eco-friendly and, in the best case, raw food cosmetics, you make your statement and voice heard. If more and more people take this action, the industry and regulators will have to take notice.

Also, you can help others – who are not as informed as you are – by raising awareness about potentially harmful substances contained in the cosmetic. All effort it takes on your part is to make changes in the beauty products you choose to put on your skin!

 

MYO! raw skin care creations

Make your own natural raw cosmetics! That’s the best way how to truly put together raw skin care products that 100% meet your needs and you have 100% control over their contents. As an added benefit, you literally work with the nature, nourishing your creativity as well as the body. Furthermore, it keeps the costs down, and usually even the most potent MYO raw cosmetic magic potion only takes minutes to prepare!

And if you are like me and love trying new things, you will cherish the opportunity to have a different raw food cosmetics cream on your face every day and don’t have to wait until you run out your current one to be ‘allowed’ to buy a new one!

 

Want to know more? Then you’ll love book ‘Eating for Beauty’ by raw food guru David Wolfe for all its raw beauty cosmetics recipes and recommendations on beautyrawlicious foods,…

The raw food beauty golden nugget of advice: Don’t put on your skin what you would not feel comfortable with putting into your mouth.

In other words, raw food cosmetics rocks! :)

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