Bath + Body for Brown Skin
So what's up with skin?
Skin is your body's largest and fastest-growing organ. Our skin absorbs 60% of what touches it, compared to an absorption rate of 27% of minerals from drinking water for example. What does this mean? You need to be careful of what you put on your skin, because it ends up in your body.
What ingredients should I avoid?
When eating clean you try not eat anything that you can't pronounce. With clean + natural beauty, that is a hard rule to maintain. Some ingredients are plant-based and still have hard to pronounce technical names. But here is a quick list of things to avoid: synthetic fragrance, alcohol, sulfates, BHA, Triclosan and triclocarban, Aminophenol, Diaminobenzene, Phenylenediamine, and Parabens. Want more details? Download our Guide on Ingredients to Avoid for Clean Beauty.
Look through all of the products you use on your skin and take note of the ingredients. Are they nutritive or toxic?
How do I help the process?
Our experts recommend drinking plenty of water, eating clean food rich in fiber, magnesium, vitamins, good carbohydrates like fresh fruits and dark leafy vegetables and physical exercise to help lymphatic system remove waste from the body. All of this is key and incorporating anutritive and non-toxic skin care products into your routine. Do keep in mind it may take up to a month for your skin to completely detoxify from your old skincare.
Our Favorite Nutritive Products
Step 1. CLEANSE
Step 2. HYDRATE + TREAT
Moisturizers are formulated to hydrate skin and applied after cleansing. Moisturizers protect skin from the elements and provide skin with nutrients, ceramides that treat dryness, aging and more. We are huge advocates of butters and creams, and not lotions. Lotions are mostly water and can often be more drying than moisturizing.
Step 3. DETOX + EXFOLIATE
Exfoliates are used to remove dead skin cells, deep cleanse pores, increase blood flow, unclog pores to draw out impurities, brighten complexion, tone, rejuvenate skin and clear up blemishes. A great mask can make skin look and feel amazing. We recommend that you exfoliate after shaving (or after using a hair removal cream like Nair or Veet) and on your underarms during your transition to natural deodorant.
STEP 4. DEODORIZE
Why natural deodorant? Aluminum is the active ingredient antiperspirants rely on to keep our underarms fresh. Unfortunately, aluminum is also a known neurotoxin that has been linked to breast cancer and neurological disorders such as Alzheimer’s disease