BEAUTY PRODUCTS FROM NATURE COMPETENT COMMUNICATOR PROJECT # 9 PERSUADE WITH POWER BY VICKY SIONGCO March 22, 2011
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Many skin care products and cosmetics contain ingredients that are not only harmful to your skin, but also to your long term health. Do you know that the FDA does not regulate the cosmetic industry? Safe cosmetics law is obsolete- passed in 1938 Petroleum based substances are used because they are cheap We expose ourselves to toxic chemicals everyday
MY PERSONAL EXPERIENCE- KNOWLEDGE IS THE KEY READ THE INGREDIENTS– INGREDIENTS ARE LISTED IN DESCENDING ORDER OF THEIR QUANTITY IN THE PRODUCT SYNTHETIC INGREDIENTS ARE BAD PLANT BASED INGREDIENTS ARE GOOD LIKE ESSENTIAL OILS FROM LAVANDER, ROSEMARY, MINT RESEARCH COMPLETE LIST OF INGREDIENTS BEFORE BUYING - SOME PRODUCTS LIST ACTIVE INGREDIENTS ONLY
THE DIRTY DOZEN TOXIC INGREDIENTS 1. Benzoyl Peroxide - This is often included in acne products 2. Diethanolamine (DEA), Triethanolamine (TEA) and Monoethanolamine (MEA) - used as foam booster 3. Dioxin - contained in antibacterial ingredients http://planetgreen.discovery.com/fashion- beauty/care2-toxic-beauty-ingredients.html
THE DIRTY DOZEN TOXIC INGREDIENTS 4. Triclosan - This is an antibacterial substance that is registered by the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) as a pesticide. 5. Polyethylene glycol (PEG) found in sunscreens and baby care products 6. DMDM Hydantoin and Imidazolidinyl (Urea) - These are preservatives that release formaldehyde
THE DIRTY DOZEN TOXIC INGREDIENTS 7. FD&C Colors and pigments are carcinogenic 8. Parabens (Methyl, Butyl, Ethyl, Propyl) – carcinogenic preservatives, disrupt hormones, which can cause a whole host of problems 9. Phthalates- can have effects such as decreased sperm count, early puberty and birth defects
THE DIRTY DOZEN TOXIC INGREDIENTS 10. Propylene Glycol (PG) and Butylene Glycol - can cause brain, liver and kidney problems if too much is absorbed through the skin 11. Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS); Sodium Laureth Sulfate (SLES) - Commonly used in foaming beauty products, as well as engine degreasers and garage floor cleaners. 12. Chemicals used in sun block - watch out for avobenzone, benzphenone, ethoxycinnamate and PABA
WATCH FOR THESE TOXIC INGREDIENTS Mineral oil or Petrolatum- Baby oil is 100% mineral oil. It is made from crude oil. Slows down skin function and cell development, resulting in premature aging. Sodium Fluoride is the main ingredient of Prozac, Sarin nerve gas, rat and roach poison. Why is it in toothpaste? Fragrance http://www.greaterthings.com/Lexicon/F/Fluori de.htm
CONCERNS ABOUT TOXIC COSMETICS Cancer Allergies Reduced immunity Miscarriages, birth defects Irritation of skin, eyes, or lungs
CONCERNS ABOUT TOXIC COSMETICS Neurotoxicity, hormone disruption Bad for the environment Biochemical or cellular level changes Absorbed through the skin and accumulate in body organs like kidneys and liver
HOPE # 1 LEGISLATIVE REFORM WASHINGTON, July 21, 2010 Toxic Chemicals in Cosmetics: New Legislation to Prevent Exposure New Bill in Congress Would Reform Law on Toxics in Personal Care Products For the first time in 70 years http://www.safecosmetics.org BREAKING NEWS! February 1,2011 Congress Gears Up Debate Over 35 Year-Old Chemical Law – Broad Coalition Urges Public Health Approach http://www.saferchemicals.org/newsroom.html
HOPE #2 -KNOWLEDGE IS POWER RESOURCE SKIN DEEP COSMETIC SAFETY DATABASE http://www.ewg.org/skindeep/
HOPE #3- BEAUTY PRODUCTS FROM YOUR KITCHEN AND GARDEN Physical beauty will follow if you have beauty that glows from within Healthy eating, fitness and exercise Physical, spiritual and emotional health
The incredible basics for all ages, genders and skin types Can be used from head to toe (even for cleaning your house) Organic Honey to cleanse skin Plain yogurt to cleanse skin Green tea to remove dirt and dead skin (astringent/toner) Organic extra virgin olive oil (EVOO) to hydrate and moisturize EASY TRANSITION TO BEAUTY PRODUCTS FROM YOUR KITCHEN AND GARDEN
Baking Soda to exfoliate and scrub (use as toothpaste and mouthwash) Sugar to exfoliate Salt to exfoliate Virgin coconut oil to protect from UV rays Pure organic essential oils (natural perfume from flowers and herbs)- optional
EFFECTIVE AND AFFORDABLE BEAUTY REGIMEN As long as you have the basic beauty ingredients YOU ARE ALL SET TO GO! Cleanse Hydrate and moisturize Get sun protection Exfoliate or scrub and even get a regular facial
CAUTION: TEST SKIN FOR ALLERGIC REACTIONS 1. CLEANSE Cleansers/make up remover for all skin types Raw, organic honey Plain yogurt Daily cleanser for morning and evening Use 1 tsp, warm between your hands and then massage gently onto your skin. You can rinse off straight away or leave on for a few minutes as a mini face mask. http://www.suite101.com/content/3-natural- beauty-products-from-your-kitchen-a302103 EFFECTIVE AND AFFORDABLE BEAUTY REGIMEN-DETAILS
1. CLEANSE GREEN TEA ASTRINGENT Remove dirt and dead skin cells Reduce under-eye puffiness Soothe an insect bite Soaking in black tea will help reduce foot odor Brew a strong cup of green tea and use the cooled liquid as a soothing astringent for troubled or acne prone skin http://www.dermadoctor.com/article_Tea-and- Your-Skin_169.html
1. CLEANSE EFFECTIVE AND AFFORDABLE BEAUTY REGIMEN-DETAILS Lemon Juice - used as an astringent Oameal - Add to bathwater to relieve itchy skin. Make into a paste for a gentle face scrub. Baking Soda Foot soak to sooth and neutralize smelly feet. Mix with peppermint oil for extra oomph. Natural toothpaste and mouthwash. Add peroxide for a whitening boost. Milk - Whole milk or buttermilk is best. Add 2 cups to bathwater to soften skin.
EFFECTIVE AND AFFORDABLE BEAUTY REGIMEN-DETAILS 2. HYDRATE/MOISTURIZE AVOCADO high in antioxidants, including vitamin E, B, potassium and lipase, a fat busting enzyme top anti-aging food, so eat avocado regularly ideal remedy for eczema, red skin, aging skin and sensitive skin Hydrate with avocado facial two- three times a week. Wash off after 15-20 minutes. ½ mashed avocado 1 tsp honey http://www.suite101.com/content/3-natural-beauty- products-from-your-kitchen-a302103
EFFECTIVE AND AFFORDABLE BEAUTY REGIMEN-DETAILS 2. HYDRATE /MOISTURIZE/ PROTECT ORGANIC EXTRA VIRGIN OLIVE OIL (EVOO) Moisturize and protect with EVOO- for all skin types Anti-aging Mild protection from the sun Extremely effective protection from skin cancer
2. HYDRATE /MOISTURIZE-MORE INFO EVOO head to toe beauty fluid Use as hot oil hair and scalp conditioner All over face/ body moisturizer, including nails and cuticles Massage oil Hair thickener- works for eyebrows and eyelashes PLAIN YOGURT FACIAL MAYONNAISE- An excellent hair and scalp moisturizer
3. PROTECT WITH SUNSCREEN VIRGIN COCONUT OIL http://www.ehow.com/how_4802626_get-natural-sunscreen.html Organic hand pressed virgin coconut oil has natural SPF and will protect you from sunburns Reapply often for maximum benefits and protection!
4. EXFOLIATE Twice a week Exfoliate face and body with: EVOO with sugar or salt Plain sugar or salt or baking soda and water paste Rinse then moisturize
FACIAL MASK RECIPES All Skin Types Egg White Face Mask 1 egg white 1tbsp plain yogurt Preparation: Separate the egg whites from 1 egg and place in a bowl. Add 1 tablespoon of yogurt). Mix them up and apply to face. Leave on face for a few minutes then rinse face in warm water, followed by a warm washcloth.
FACIAL MASK RECIPES All Skin Types Oatmeal and Yogurt Mask 1 tbsp oatmeal, finely ground 1 tbsp live, organic plain yogurt A few drops of honey Preparation: Add the yogurt to the oatmeal in a small bowl and mix together. Warm a few drop of honey. To do this, warm a spoon under hot water for a minute, then add a few drops of honey to the spoon. Stir the honey into the yogurt and oatmeal mixture. Apply the mask to the face. Leave it on for 10 minutes, then rinse off with several splashes of warm water. Follow with a warm washcloth. Wash with cold water.
FACIAL MASK RECIPES Oily /acne prone skin Banana mask Ingredients: 1 banana, preferably ripe (you can keep ripe bananas in the freezer. Let it thaw before using) 1 tbsp honey An orange or a lemon Preparation: Mix the banana and honey together. Add a few drops of juice from an orange or a lemon. Apply to face for 15 minutes before rinsing with a cool washcloth or a steaming warm washcloth.
FACIAL MASK RECIPES Oily /acne prone skin Aspirin Mask for Healing Pimples, Acne Ingredients: 1-3 aspirin Coffee cup or glass cup Shallow dish Warm honey (runny honey), moisturizer made for the face or natural oil such as almond, olive or coconut Preparation: Depending on the amount of coverage needed, use 1-3 aspirin. Crush the aspirin into small pieces by rolling a coffee cup or glass cup over them. Place aspirin in a shallow dish. Stir in a few drops of water to help the aspirin dissolve into a paste. Add warm honey, moisturizer or a bit of oil (almond, olive or coconut works). Stir well. Apply as a mask or spot treat the pimple or itchy area. Allow to dry. Wash off after 10 minutes.
FACIAL MASK RECIPES Oily /acne prone skin Simple Mask for Oily, Acne-Prone Skin Ingredients: 1 bottle Milk of Magnesia (no flavors, please) Preparation: Apply the Milk of Magnesia to face. Wash with cool washcloth after 10-15 minutes.
FACIAL MASK RECIPES FACIAL MASK RECIPES Siongco s recipe Oily /acne prone skin Simple Mask for Oily, Acne-Prone Skin Ingredients: 1 tsp honey 1 tsp cinnamon powder Preparation: Mix together Wash with cool water after 10-15 minutes.
FACIAL MASK RECIPES Combination Skin Homemade Face Mask for Combination Skin Ingredients: Optional: 6 fresh rose petals 2 tbsps rosewater 1 tbsp natural yogurt, room temperature (not low fat or non-fat) 1 tbsp runny honey (to get honey runny, you can warm it in a microwave for a few seconds). Preparation: Soak rose petals, then crush them in a bowl. Add the rosewater, yogurt and honey. Mix well and apply to the skin. Leave on for 10 minutes. Rinse.
FACIAL MASK RECIPES Dry Skin Milk Mask Ingredients: 1 tsp powdered milk 1 tbsp runny honey 1 tsp aloe vera gel 2 drops essential oil Preparation: This is a classic milk mask for the face. Mix ingredients well, apply to face, let sit for 15 minutes, wash off with warm water. This recipe is enough for two.
SUMMARY Your skin is the largest organ of your body. Your skin is the reflection of your overall health. Thats why you should be concerned about how you take care of it.
SUMMARY- BEAUTY ROUTINE FOR EVERYBODY First, determine your skin type Green your daily beauty routine by using natural ingredients from your kitchen and garden http://www.ehow.com/how_5028_de termine-skin-type.html
SUMMARY- BEAUTY ROUTINE FOR EVERYBODY http://www.greenlivingonline.com/article/what-normal-daily-beauty-routine DAILY C7- Cleanse- get rid of makeup, sweat, oil and dirt before bed. Use honey or plain yogurt. H7- Hydrate or moisturize. Use plant based oils. Enjoy the magic of EVOO Sensitive and mature skin-heavier moisturizer Oily skin- lighter moisturizer P7-Protect- Use virgin coconut oil as natural sunscreen
SUMMARY- BEAUTY ROUTINE FOR EVERYBODY http://www.brighthub.com/environment/green- living/articles/36969.aspx Twice a week E2- Exfoliate face and body with EVOO, sugar or salt or baking soda and water paste Rinse then moisturize Every 4-6 weeks F4-6 - facial mask
LESSONS LEARNED CONSUMERS SHOULD NOT BUY TOXIC COSMETICS BE SUSPICIOUS OF LABELS LIKE NATURAL, HYPOALLERGENIC OR ORGANIC SCRUTINIZE INGREDIENTS-LOOK FOR SAFE ALTERNATIVES http://www.cosmeticsdatabase.com IS A GOOD RESOURCE TO CHECK INGREDIENTS, PRODUCTS AND MANUFACTURERS http://www.cosmeticsdatabase.com DIY NATURAL BEAUTY PRODUCTS REALLY WORK, SAFE AND MOST OF ALL….
… WILL MAKE YOUR SKIN AND BANK ACCOUNT HEALTHY, INDEED!
Informed People Make Informed Decisions YOUR Health... YOUR Decision! http://www.health- report.co.uk/ingredients- directory.htm
TAKE ACTION TO MAKE SURE COSMETICS ARE SAFE BEFORE THEY'RE SOLD ! http://org2.democracyinaction.org/o/5 500/p/dia/action/public/?action_KEY= 3621
LETS WATCH SOME YouTube VIDEOS: The Story Behind Cosmetics http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DjgkN6 IpYr8&feature=related The Story of Cosmetics http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pfq0 00AF1i8&feature=player_embedded#at= 121 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pfq0 00AF1i8&feature=player_embedded#at= 121