Synthetic ingredients and other chemicals might scare you. It makes you feel guilty sometimes, because you know it’s going to harm you somehow, slowly.
It’s real. Lipstick with leads. With carmine a.k.a crushed beetle. Face powder with asbestos inside. Creams that clog your pores event if they make you glow. Soaps to disturb deep-water-life-cycle. Brushes from furry friends murdered. Food with parabens. And all things creepy to be imagined.
Beauty world can be dark sometimes. Those who jump into the more-natural-and-eco-friendly beauty habits will feel more secure, but not all the time. We still find natural substances that works similarly with some dangerous synthetic ingredients. Oh yes, and we can’t totally move from synthetic stuff. They can be useful sometimes!
But if there’s a will, there’s a way. Don’t you ever think about how our ancient grandmas/grandpas lived without big industry and manufacturers like today? They used to grow everything themselves! They made things at home! No commercial creams, no sausage, no artificial fruit juices. And do you realize? They lived longer, healthier!
Should we shut all the supermarkets down and start to own a garden? Not that extreme. We have to accept world nowadays. We can make little changes here and there. We start with ourselves, our family, our friends, then we may conquer the world—LOL.
We must believe in nature, responsibly. Take only what we need, don’t be greedy! Use natural products wisely. Don’t just buy things with ‘natural’ label. Read the ingredients yourself. Learn a lot. Don’t be lazy! Don’t be eaten with contains natural ingredients thingy.
And you know what? Sometimes we don’t need that much bulky products. We may have only 2 shades of lipstick. One face cream. One face cleanser, or you can just buy a bottle of plant oil (e.g: VCO, sweet almond oil, grapefruit oil, avocado oil, rosehip oil, etc.) as a cleanser and moisturizer! So you just save your money and your space for double bottles/tube.
You can Google about how to live more naturally. I’m not Google, not even a daughter of Google (?). I suddenly write these whole thoughts to motivate you, friends, to respect your body, humanity, and Mother Earth!
Would you please do that?
n.b: Selamat Hari Sumpah Pemuda! Cinta Indonesia.