Did you know that your skin is your body’s largest organ? Are you careful about the products you use on your skin? With all the publicity now a days and the markets push toward green, I would venture to say that most everyone has made a change in their routine to include products with natural ingredients. What about you? Have you made the switch to botanically based products that actually nourish your skin and promote health and wellness?
Now let me ask you this… what about your eyes? Do you ever think about beauty in relation to your eyes? Or about the products that you use around this delicate area. Do you get styes, eye infections, or maybe have experienced blood shot eyes and find yourself looking around for answers? One key in finding a solution lies in reviewing the ingredients of your beauty products that you place on your skin and around your eyes.
Take a moment and check your medicine cabinet to see if any of the products you use on your body or near your eyes contain mineral oil (a form of gasoline). Mineral oil is a light weight inexpensive oil that is odorless and tasteless and a common ingredient found in baby lotions, cold creams, ointments and other cosmetics. It is occlusive and can interfere with the skin functioning properly since it blocks healthy ingredients from penetrating your skin.
Like many women I would go to the drug store or supermarket and purchase my makeup not giving a second thought as to the ingredients. I began reading the labels once I became aware of the difference in quality from one brand to another. My eyes have always been a challenge to me since being diagnosed with Amblyopia at the age of six. Combine that with prescription hard contacts and there I was with one issue after another. What I didn’t know growing up was why I kept having these recurring eye infections and unexplained styes. As a result and 15 years of throwing away makeup before it was finished, I just gave up and stopped wearing shadow and mascara all together.
My solution was found after going to an Arbonne spa party and trying some of their skin care products. There I learned the importance of ingredients and began reading labels. I was horrified at some of the ingredients contained in the products that I had been using for years. This new habit of reading labels and understanding what a product contains has served me well. Now my eye challenges are a thing of the past. It is because of a chance encounter with Arbonne that has made a huge difference in the quality of my life. The beauty of Arbonne cosmetics is that they are all-natural light feeling products that contain no mineral oil. Each product blends science and nature based on herbal and botanical principles. What that means to you is that your skin is gently nourished with ingredients that you can trust to be natural and provide the most benefit to your overall health. Try them & you will feel and see the difference on the very first use! Plus these products are hypo allergenic and is great for the most sensitive of skin types. You can use Arbonne with peace of mind because you don’t have to worry about any questionable ingredients.
Now that I use Arbonne exclusively there are no more lens issues. I can wear makeup & my eye lids are not irritated or bloodshot (except when I work too much and I don’t get enough sleep. Can you help me with that? lol). I no longer throw away my makeup before it’s done. Their makeup remover is simply wonderful. It gently removes stubborn eye makeup while conditioning and moisturizing the eyelids and lashes. My bathroom cabinet is filled with eye shadow in many different shades of beige, blue, and green. My favorite is the Triple Action Mascara because it is long wearing and smudge-resistant plus it really brings out my eyes. Arbonne also has a complete makeup collection that utilizes science & beauty to promote gorgeous skin, eyes and lips. I just love it!
As my journey continues, I have learned health and wellness is vital to quality of life. Self care is a must. It’s important to take care of one’s self; nobody else can do this for you. The time has come for everyone to take a hard look at what they are putting on and into their bodies. We don’t really know what tomorrow will bring so enjoy today while you make healthier choices that will enhance the quality of your life. As I say on Twitter, “Kindness is a rare gift of the heart: Believe in yourself, for you are important and you matter!” So treat yourself to cosmetics today! Now is the time to develop good habits, a set routine and a deeper the connection with yourself. So make the commitment to better health inside and out while you create an excellent day ~Bonnie
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