Detox your life – Care routine

Hey there! I’m a big fan of clean beauty, which is all about using products that are good for both our bodies and the environment. It’s about being mindful of what we put in and on our bodies and honouring our natural beauty.

If you’re interested in detoxing your care routine, there are plenty of easy ways to get started. 

Look for paraben-free body lotion, switch to aluminium-free deodorant, choose mineral sunscreen, and opt for sulphate-free shampoo and natural soap bars made from vegetable oil. And instead of using antibacterial gel, try plain soap and water to keep your body healthy and strong.

These small changes can help you feel more confident and connected to your natural beauty. So why not start today? I wish you all the best on your journey towards cleaner, more sustainable beauty habits!

Top Tips:

  • Go for paraben-free body lotion and other products
  • Switch to aluminium-free deodorant as it is a significant cause of breast cancer. You can find aluminium-free labels in your local supermarket or opt for natural deodorants made with coconut oil, starch, and essential oils. Some of them contain wax for texture. 
  • Switch to mineral sunscreen. Regular sunscreen contains oxybenzone, homosalate, and octocrylene. Studies have shown that these ingredients disrupt the endocrine system. I personally use Mádara, a company from Latvia which uses organic natural ingredients. 
  • Look for a sulphate-free shampoo. Most commercial brands like Kerástase and L’Oréal have integrated these labels in supermarkets. 
  • Opt for natural soap bars made from vegetable oil. Many fantastic local brands make soaps and other skincare products that you can find in Wednesday’s Bio Market in Lagos and Organic Shops such as Hortelã Pimenta. I love Raw Care Studio in Ericeira. They have sustainably sourced, organic ingredients and ship in Portugal. 
  • Choose plain soap and water instead of antibacterial. When we use antibacterial gel, we kill all the bad and good bacteria. We still need good bacteria to defend our bodies from pathogens.

Paula is a holistic health coach, hypnobirthing childbirth educator, and cacao & embodiment facilitator.

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