Do you know what you’re putting on your skin?
We’re all familiar with ‘clean-eating’ ‘you are what you eat’ and other phrases we use to talk about how what we eat affects our mood, our weight, our health, our skin. We care a lot about what we put in our bodies, but why don’t we pay nearly as much attention to what we put on our bodies? Our skin is the largest organ of the body and has greater potential to absorb harmful toxins, especially if we’re not mindful about what we’re choosing to put directly on it.
We spoke to 100% toxin-free skincare brand Cocunat to get some super easy ‘Toxin-Free’ skincare tips.
Toxin-Free Skincare Tips
Did you know that there are around 12,000 ingredients used in every day skincare and it’s only known what effects just 20% of those have on us, and 1,200 of them are toxic. Yowza!
Every day, we use on average 17 cosmetic products (creams, soaps, toothpaste, makeup, deodorants, etc.) and these can be loaded with chemicals and unnecessary substances that are, in many cases, the cause or precursor of many of our skin problems.
The body’s natural defence is to push toxins out through sweat and pores, often causing and spots, blackheads and skin conditions can be made a whole lot worse or even caused by these toxins.
We love skin and here at Coconut we offer a 100% toxic-free skincare line that is also cruelty free and made from sustainable ingredients – good for you and the planet. Win, win!
Our ethos is firmly founded upon the belief that cosmetics should be free from toxics and to encourage awareness of the danger these pose to our health.
Here are our tips to get glowing skin without the hidden nasties!
STEP 1: CLEAN
Obvious we know, but the first step is make sure that your face is clean and free from makeup and any other dirt, grime or impurities you’ve collected through the day.
Cleansing your face properly will remove any surface ickiness so that your skin is not soaking in anything harmful and is clear and ready to absorb any products you apply.
Perfect to remove pollution traces and other impurities, Cocunat Micellar Water is a must as it cleans while providing moisture to the skin. It is so gentle that it is appropriate even for the most sensitive skin. Moreover, its Lavender base acts as a skin regenerator providing a fresh glow to the skin.
STEP 2: TONE
A step skipped by so many, but sacred to all those in-the-know, toning tightens pores, keeping moisture in and oil out. It also removes any remaining debris and residue leftover from cleansing.
Cocunat Rose Toner should be used as an essential part of your skincare cleansing routine. With Rosa Damascena and Linden Flower extracts, it refreshes, hydrates, revitalises and balances pH levels. Apply generously to cotton wool pads and sweep around your face, neck and décolletage for skin ready to absorb all the essential nutrients and vitamins in your face cream.
STEP 3: HYDRATE
Now that your skin is squeaky clean, it’s time to treat and nourish with a high quality moisturiser. Face creams are designed to be absorbed deep into your skin so you need to make sure you know exactly what yours contains.
They contain ingredients to soften and moisturise your skin as well as contain any vitamins and active ingredients to treat specific skin concerns, such as dry skin or fine lines. Like your food, always read the label and make sure that you understand what you’re putting into your body. Especially on your face!
The Cocunat Sensitive Skin Cream is packed with nourishing ingredients such as Shea Butter and Soy and Apricot Oils, which actively moisturise and revive dull, lifeless skin. For maximum effect apply the cream in circular motions to your cheeks, then to your forehead and rest of face using light, upward strokes.
STEP 4: RADIATE
Depending on your skin types, conditions and concerns we recommend using an additional booster or treatment to make sure that you’re giving your skin all of the nutrition it needs.
These can come in the form of oils, serums, creams, balms, gels or masks.
To create the ultimate satin-like finish, use dream product Cocunat Divine Balm. This multi-tasking hero balm is intensely moisturising and repairs skin at its deepest layer. Ideal for preparing skin before make-up. For extra glow, gently sweep onto areas the light naturally catches, such as the top of your cheekbones, cupid’s bow, bridge of your nose and your brow bone to fully enhance skin’s natural luminosity.
Easy! 4 simple steps to glowing skin with no toxins in sight! x
What’s your essential skincare tip?
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