We understand that everyone has a different skin type and not all products are created equal; some people might need more moisture and other might need to exfoliate more often. But there are some skin care practices that benefit all skin types, and that we believe should be integrated into your daily routine.
5 Things That EVERYONE Should Do For Their Skin
AVOID EXFOLIATION BEADS + HARSH INGREDIENTS
Harsh ingredients like plastic microbeads, apricot pits, salt, sugar, coffee grounds or other irregular shaped materials should never be used on the face. They can irritate delicate skin and even break the tiny capillaries found underneath. Plus, microbeads can irritate our precious aquatic ecosystems. Fish eat them, they clog coral, and accumulate in our floating garbage patches.
Non-Toxic Alternative: Use our Fruit Acid Toner to exfoliate skin
Learn More: The Dangers of Microbeads
WASH YOUR FACE TWICE A DAY
Our face is a magnet for dirt, grime, and bacteria and there is no reason to let it fester on your skin. When you do, it clogs pores and can cause acne or cause skin to be abnormally oily. Wash your face morning and night with a gentle cleanser to keep skin clean and healthy.
Non-Toxic Alternative: Use our Tamanu Luxury Facial Cleanser
Learn More: How To Wash Your Face
AVOID HAND SANITIZER CONTAINING TRICLOSAN
This ingredient is not good for you or for the environment. It has been linked to hormone disruption and brain damage. It can make its way into breast milk just as easily as it makes it into our waterways, where it converts to chloroform. To top it all off, Triclosan is a completely unnecessary ingredient. According to an advisory panel to the US Food and Drug Administration, Triclosan is no more effective in killing bacteria that plain soap and water.
Non-Toxic Alternative: Use our Foaming Hand Soap
STOP WEARING TRADITIONAL PERFUMES
Perfumes are made with ingredients that are not only unregulated but are not required to be disclosed. When you see “fragrance” on a label, what you don’t see are the 3,000 some chemicals, including phthalates, that it represents. You aren’t given the opportunity to research what damage these ingredients could be doing to your health and that of those around you (though you probably realize a headache is a side effect of your overwhelming scent). And if a perfume is too hard to quit, consider the tiny, still developing babies you might snuggle with or sit closely too.
Non-Toxic Alternative: Try our new Essentially Perfume formulated only with essential oils.
Learn more: The Hidden Dangers of Fragrance
REMOVE SUGAR FROM YOUR DIET
It’s going to be hard, but you’ll be glad you did. Sugar can cause the skin to be inflexible (hello, wrinkles!) and dairy can cause redness and inflammation. We’re not nutritionists and can’t offer much science to why this happens, but we have it on good authority that limiting sugar and dairy will clear up some of the skin issues you have been struggling with.
Learn More: The Not So Sweet Truth About Sugar