We're all busy and often on the go, but choosing the right kind of products and making small changes in our beauty routine can make a big difference. Here are six things I think every woman should know.
It's extremely important to make an effort to keep your skin clean and develop a skincare routine that works for you. When picking products, keep in mind your skin type; are you dry, oily, combination or normal? No matter your skin type, however, everyone needs to cleanse their skin. My Argan Cleansing Oil is a 3-in-1 cleansing oil, makeup remover and moisturizing treatment that makes it completely hassle-free.
- Makeup-wise, for a great look that takes no time, I suggest starting with Argan Oil, then coating your lashes with a few swipes of GOGO Instant Natural Volume Mascara. Then, dab some Argan Color Stick on your cheeks and color lips with Magic Marker Lip Stain for a polished look in two minutes or less. I find that this combination can work for anyone while still allowing you to express your personality via your color choices.
It's very important to avoid certain ingredients. The top three "bad guys" are:
PARABENS: Lots of cosmetics and food brands use parabens as preservatives. They've been implicated in breast cancer, increased skin aging and premature puberty in girls.
PETROCHEMICALS: They are suspected of causing cancer and are often used in lip gloss and nail wipes.
TALC: Talc, which is similar to asbestos, is commonly found in eye shadow and other powder-type cosmetics.
Others to watch out for: Synthetic fragrances, phthalates, sulfates and Formaldehyde-Releasing Ingredients (such as Diazolidinyl Urea & Imidazolidinyl Urea).
Since I started using Argan Oil a few years ago, I haven't had any skin problems, so it's what I always recommend when women tell me they are breaking out!
When shopping for beauty products and planning your beauty routine, use the same guidelines you apply to grocery shopping. Go for pure and simple, like 100% pure, 100% organic; avoid chemical and complex. Make sure whatever you buy is labeled "cruelty-free." And the packaging should be biodegradable, recycled and/or recyclable.
- Do whatever it takes to feel great about yourself. If that means taking five minutes to moisturize your face, do it.